MLS Weekend: Elite teams take it on chin again

MLS's top teams took it on the chin again this weekend. Last week, the top four teams in the race for the Supporters' Shield all lost. This week, the top three teams in the Supporters' Shield race all fell.

In the race for playoff berths, Orlando City, New York City FC, San Jose and Houston all picked up must-wins but the teams above them in sixth place in their respective conferences, Montreal and Portland, both won on the road.

Streaking ...
UNBEATEN STREAK
Montreal, 6 games (WTTWWW)
Seattle, 5 games (WWTWT)
New York City
, 3 games (WWW)

WINLESS STREAK
Chicago, 6 games (TLLLLL)
D.C. United, 6 games (LLLTLL)
Colorado, 4 games (LTLL)

Supporters Shield, PPG Leaders:
1. NY Red Bulls (L 2-5 vs. Orlando City), 1.66
2. FC Dallas (L 2-3 at LA Galaxy), 1.62
3. LA Galaxy (W 3-2 vs. FC Dallas), 1.61
4. Vancouver (L 1-2 vs. New York City), 1.60
5. Crew SC (L 1-2 vs. Portland), 1.52
5. New England
(T 1-1 vs. Philadelphia) 1.52

MLS Results, Week 30:
Sunday, September 27
Sporting KC 1 Seattle 1.
SEA: Obafemi Martins (Gonzalo Pineda 2) 32  
SKC: Dom Dwyer (Amadou Dia 1, Jacob Peterson 2) 79
Att.: 19,496.



San Jose 1 Real Salt Lake 0.
SJ: Matias Perez Garcia (Quincy Amarikwa, Victor Bernardez) 87
Red Card:
SJ: Matias Perez Garcia 88.
Att.: 18,000.



LA Galaxy 3 FC Dallas 2.
LA: Giovani dos Santos (Robbie Keane, Gyasi Zardes) 11
LA: Robbie Keane (Giovani dos Santos) 14
FCD: Michael Barrios (Mauro Diaz) 35
LA: Steven Gerrard 57
FCD: Atiba Harris (Matt Hedges, Ryan Hollingshead)  86
Att.: 27,000.

Friday, September 25
NY Red Bulls 2 Orlando City 5.

ORL: Cyle Larin (Kaka) 24
NY: Dax McCarty (Sacha Kljestan, Matt Miazga) 29
ORL:  Cyle Larin Kaka, Carlos Rivas) 43
ORL: own goal 46
NY: Lloyd Sam (Gonzalo Veron) 58
ORL:  Cyle Larin (Carlos Rivas) 61
ORL:  Bryan Rochez (Kaka) 90+3
Att.: 20,695



Saturday, September 26
Toronto FC 3 Chicago 2.

CHI: Gilberto (Patrick Nyarko) 1
TOR: Jonathan Osorio (Sebastian Giovinco, Damien Perquis) 29
CHI:  Gilberto (Mike Magee, Patrick Nyarko) 52
TOR: Michael Bradley (Sebastian Giovinco) 59
TOR: Jozy Altidore (Sebastian Giovinco) 79.
Att.: 22,513.



Columbus 1 Portland 2.
POR: Fanendo Adi (Darlington Nagbe) 28
CLB: Kei Kamara (Federico Higuain) 43
POR: Fanendo Adi (Rodney Wallace, Diego Valeri) 50
Att.: 22,719.



Houston 3 Colorado 2.
HOU:
Leonel Miranda (Giles Barnes, Will Bruin) 3
COL: Vicente Sanchez 8
HOU: Giles Barnes (Will Bruin) 24
COL: Vicente Sanchez (Dillon Powers) 44
HOU: Brad Davis 47
Att.: 20,343.



Vancouver 1 New York City 2.
NYC:
Frank Lampard (Angelino, Andrea Pirlo) 29
VAN: Pedro Morales pen. 88
NYC: David Villa pen. 90+5
Att.: 21,000



New England 1 Philadelphia 1.
NE:
Lee Nguyen pen. 36
PHI: Fernando Aristeguieta (Warren Creavalle) 65
Att.: 25,885.



D.C. United 0 Montreal 2.
MTL: Didier Drogba 4
MTL: Didier Drogba 11
Att.: 20,801.




Wednesday, September 23
Montreal 2 Chicago 1.
MTL: Didier Drogba (Nigel Reo-Coker) 39
CHI: David Accam 50
MTL: Andres Romero (Patrice Bernier) 76
Red Card:
MTL: Laurent Ciman 90+1
Att.: 17,832.

Houston 1 Sporting KC 0.
HOU: Will Bruin (DaMarcus Beasley, Brad Davis) 67
Red Card:
HOU: Boniek Garcia 70.
Att.: 18,037.



MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE

PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T GF/GA

48 (29) *NY Red Bulls 14-9-6 51/37
47 (31) New England 13-10-8 44/42
47 (31) Crew SC 13-10-8 50/51
45 (31) D.C. United 13-12-6 37/39
43 (30) Toronto FC 13-13-4 52/52
42 (29) Montreal 12-11-6 42/39
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38 (31) Orlando City 10-13-8 42/53
37 (31) New York City 9-15-7 46/51
34 (31) Philadelphia 9-15-7 39/48
27 (31) Chicago 7-18-6 39/51
*Clinched playoff berth.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
50 (31) LA Galaxy 14-9-8 52/38
48 (30) Vancouver 15-12-3 41/33
47 (29) FC Dallas 14-10-5 43/37
46 (31) Seattle 14-13-4 39/33
45 (30) Sporting KC 12-9-9 45/41
44 (30) Portland 12-10-8 31/35
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43 (31) San Jose 11-13-7 38/36
41 (31) Houston 11-12-8 40/41
38 (30) Real Salt Lake 10-12-8 35/42
34 (30) Colorado 8-12-10 29/36

Leading MLS Scorers:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
22+1 Kei Kamara (Crew SC)
20+1 Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC)
17+1 David Villa (New York City)
16+1 Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)
15 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)
14+3 Cyle Larin (Orlando City)
14 Bradley Wright-Phillips (NY Red Bulls)
14+1 Obafemi Martins (Seattle)
12+2 Fanendo Adi (Portland)
11+1 Will Bruin (Houston)
11+1 Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC)
11+1 Dom Dwyer (Sporting KC)

MLS Schedule, Week 31:
Friday, October 2
D.C. United vs. New York City, 7 pm UniMas
Saturday, October 3
Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia, 5 pm
NY Red Bulls vs. Columbus, 7 pm
Orlando City vs. Montreal, 7:30 pm
Chicago vs. New England, 8:30 pm
Portland vs. Sporting KC, 10:30 pm
San Jose vs. Vancouver, 10:30 pm
Sunday, October 4
FC Dallas vs. Houston, 5 pm ESPN2
Colorado vs. Real Salt Lake, 7 pm Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes
Seattle vs. LA Galaxy, 9:30 pm Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes
All times ET.

MLS Schedule, Week 32:
Wednesday, October 7
NY Red Bulls vs. Montreal, 7:30 pm
Vancouver vs. FC Dallas, 10 pm
Saturday, October 10
Colorado vs. Montreal, 9 pm
All times ET.

MLS Schedule, Week 33:
Wednesday, October 14
Toronto FC vs. NY Red Bulls, 7 pm
FC Dallas vs. Vancouver 9 pm
Real Salt Lake vs. Portland, 9:30 pm
Friday, October 16
Orlando City vs. New York City, 7 pm
San Jose vs. Sporting KC, 11 pm
Saturday, October 17
Toronto FC vs. Columbus, 2 pm
New England vs. Montreal, 7:30 pm
Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas, 9:30 pm
Sunday, October 18
NY Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia, TBD
D.C. United vs. Chicago, TBD
Houston vs. Seattle, TBD
LA Galaxy vs. Portland, TBD
All times ET.

MLS Schedule, Week 34:
Wednesday, October 21
Colorado vs. Sporting KC, 8:30 pm
Sunday, October 25

Columbus vs. D.C. United, 5 pm
Montreal vs. Toronto FC, 5 pm
New York City vs. New England, 5 pm
Philadelphia vs. Orlando, 5 pm
Chicago vs. NY Red Bulls, 5 pm
FC Dallas vs. San Jose, 7 pm
Portland vs. Colorado, 7 pm
Sporting KC vs. LA Galaxy, 7 pm
Seattle vs. Real Salt Lake, 7 pm
Vancouver vs. Houston, 7 pm
All times ET.
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