How did Week 2 treat you? Whether your team is up or down, there’s a whole lot of season ahead of us. You know we’re looking forward to it!
Week 2 was another rollercoaster ride with weather delays, VAR madness, and Austin having a total goal-fest (Seriously, we need someone to cover the Austin FC beat… let us know if that’s you).
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We hope you have a great Week 3, and may VAR be ever in your favor – unless you’re playing one of our teams. In that case, we hope it finds your players have committed a handball in the penalty area.
Week Two Scores
Notable Matches: Week Two
|A Late Upset|
San José v Columbus: 3-3
Columbus has hit the ground running, and SJE didn’t do much to get in the way of that momentum for a good 80 minutes. But leave it to Alymeda to unlock new centerback Francisco Calvo’s offensive potential. His two late goals spared S.J. their blushes against a hot Lucas Zelarayán and Company.
A Tough Draw
Chicago v Orlando: 0 – 0
Well, at least Chicago is done with Florida teams for a couple of weeks? Perhaps they can trade their five yellow cards for a goal in D.C. this weekend. Orlando was bit by the VAR bug early and couldn’t finish their onside chances, but a draw was a fair ending.
Impromptu Dance Party
Minnesota v Nashville: 1-1
When Minnesota United F.C.’s home opener on Saturday evening was delayed due to lightning in the vicinity of St Paul’s Allianz Field, many fans saw a reason to go home, but others found spontaneous joy.
Austin v Miami: 5-1
Austin pulled out all the stops again to score FIVE goals against Inter Miami. Austin is now on top of the Western Conference after ending the 2021 season close to the bottom of the table. Can they pull an upset?
Everything But the Kitchen Sink
Cincinnati v D.C.: 0-1
What was anticipated to be an easy match for D.C. was anything but. Cincinnati threw everything but the kitchen sink at D.C., playing their hearts out in their home opener. Even down to ten men, D.C. found a penalty kick in the dying moments to claim all three points.
Important News You May Have Missed
Major League Soccer launched a nationwide partnership with the National Black Bank Foundation
Can I Kick It FC’s annual roundtable featuing Black supporter groups.
Check out their website: 2centsfc.com/category/can-i…
Matches to Watch: Week Three
Saturday, March 12
Portland v Austin: 10 pm EST
Sunday, March 13
Atlanta v Charlotte: 4:30 pm EST
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