The Week that Was: MLS Week Two


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We hear you, Montreal Impact. No club has made a larger…impa…no, I can’t…impression on the 2013 Major League Soccer season than Canada’s newest addition to the league. The boys in blue were a large part of a splendid week for the Great White North, one which saw the three Canadian MLS clubs combine for a perfect 3-0-0 mark.

Without further ado, let’s go through the results, interesting stats, and attendance figures of the week that was in MLS.

CONCACAF Champions League
Houston Dynamo 1-0 Santos Laguna
Houston’s 10th win in CONCACAF Champions League play (27th match). Major League Soccer’s 99th all-time win in CCL play.

Tigres 1-0 Seattle Sounders FC
Seattle’s 10th loss in CONCACAF Champions League play (23rd match). Sounders remain +2 in goal differential in the competition, 35-33.

Herediano 0-0 Los Angeles Galaxy
LA’s 29th CCL match, second most among MLS clubs (D.C. United has played 40).

Major League Soccer
Toronto FC 2-1 Sporting Kansas City
TFC’s 46th victory in its 190th MLS regular-season match. Reds have brought their MLS regular-season goal differential down to double digits (-99).

D.C. United 1-0 Real Salt Lake
United’s 299th win across all competitions, making the club one victory away from becoming the second club (can you guess the other?) to record 300 victories.

Chicago Fire 0-1 New England Revolution
New England’s 195th MLS regular-season victory and 730th MLS regular-season goal.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-1 Columbus Crew
Through 70 MLS regular-season matches, Vancouver and Portland perfectly mirror one another with W-D-L records of 19-20-31. Bizarre.

Portland Timbers 1-2 Montreal Impact
Montreal now just two goals away from 50 in all competitions since joining MLS (38 matches). Impact holds the best MLS regular-season winning percentage (38.9 percent) of all Canadian clubs. Next closest is Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 27.1 percent.

Colorado Rapids 1-2 Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia earns its 30th MLS regular-season win in its 100th MLS regular-season match. Sunday’s match was Colorado’s 599th across all competitions.

Chivas USA 3-1 FC Dallas
Goats are now just five goals away from 300 in MLS regular-season matches. (295 for, 359 against).

San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 New York Red Bulls
MLS regular-season win No. 190 for the ‘Quakes (466th match). New York’s 599th match in all competitions.

Total goals scored (Week Two): 21
Average goals per match (Week Two): 2.63
Total goals scored (Season): 45
Average goals per match (Season): 2.65

Care to check our data? Please do. MLS regular-season database and MLS all-competition database.


Another pretty solid week of attendance is in the books after Week Two of the 2013 season. Toronto FC hosted the largest crowd of the week (25,991 at the Rogers Centre) while Portland and San Jose picked up their second straight sellouts of the season. The numbers at Chivas USA are still looking pretty poor, but at least the quality of play on the field is looking better. Perhaps that will move the turnstiles a bit in the future…

week two totals

Eight league matches during the week and 127,505 total fans attended them for an average of 15,938 per match. The season total is now at 302,201 through 17 matches, bringing the average to 17,777 per contest. Not too shabby!

week two teams

There have been six sellouts in 17 matches, all of which have come from Western Conference clubs.

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