It feels so good to be back! The 2013 Major League Soccer season got underway on Saturday, beginning the 18th season in league history. Each round we’ll be taking you through the results, interesting stats, and attendance figures of the week that was in MLS.
RESULTS AND STATISTICS (Home Clubs on Left)
Philadelphia Union 1-3 Sporting Kansas City
Sporting’s 247th win all-time and 213th in regular-season play.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-0 Toronto FC
Toronto FC’s 100th all-time loss. Reds have a club W-D-L record of 67-69-100 through 236 matches in all competitions.
Houston Dynamo 2-0 D.C. United
United remains just two victories from 300 in all competitions. D.C. is 298-119-244 through 661 matches.
FC Dallas 1-0 Colorado Rapids
Hoops are now just two goals from an even goal differential in MLS regular-season play. (776 for, 778 against).
Seattle Sounders FC 0-1 Montreal Impact
Montreal’s 13th all-time MLS victory. Just Seattle’s 33rd MLS loss in 129 league matches.
Chivas USA 0-3 Columbus Crew
Chivas USA’s all-competition goal differential (-83) ties Toronto FC for third worst among active clubs.
Los Angeles Galaxy 4-0 Chicago Fire
LA’s 250th MLS regular-season win. Galaxy is 250-96-181 in 527 league matches.
Portland Timbers 3-3 New York Red Bulls
Portland’s 20th draw in its 69th league match. Red Bulls now at 863 goals in all competitions (598 total matches).
San Jose Earthquakes 0-2 Real Salt Lake
RSL’s 90th MLS regular-season win. RSL joins eight other clubs with a positive MLS regular-season goal differential (+2 in 253 matches).
Total goals scored (Week One): 24
Average goals per match (Week One): 2.67
Total goals scored (Season): 24
Average goals per match (Season): 2.67
Attendance figures picked up right where they left off from the 2012 season, hitting a strong mark of 174,696 total fans through the nine matches for an average of 19,411 per match. There were four sellouts in the first week of play.
Vancouver recorded the first sellout of the 2013 season, hosting 21,000 fans at BC Place for a 1-0 win over Toronto FC. Seattle then earned the next packed house of the season, as 38,998 were on hand to see the Sounders end up on the wrong side of a 1-0 score line with the Montreal Impact. Portland then picked up its 35th straight MLS sellout, hosting 20,674 fans Sunday night for a thrilling 3-3 draw with the visiting New York Red Bulls. San Jose accounted for the final sellout of the week, as 10,525 fans were present at Buck Shaw Stadium on Sunday night.