MLS Rewind: Rapids beat Galaxy, Union down Revs, and more

More fireworks from Emanuel Reynoso, a Union win over a conference rival and a hotly contested Texas rivalry between FC Dallas and Austin FC capped an action-packed Saturday in Major League Soccer .

Reynoso stole the show for Minnesota United, scoring twice in a 2-0 home win over DC United. The Argentina midfielder has found the back of the net in every half for Adrian Heath’s side, handing the Loons their fourth win in their last five matches.

The mid-season woes for the Sounders continued, as the CCL champions fell to the Chicago Fire, 1-0, on the road. The Sounders’ offense shows just how much injured forward Raul Ruidiaz is missing as the Fire pushed hard for their second straight win.

CF Montreal celebrated a 1-0 home win over rivals Toronto FC, using a second-half Lukas MacNaughton own goal to claim all three points. James Pantemis made four saves to preserve CF Montreal’s shutout while Djordje Mihailovic made his first club appearance since May 28 through injury.

Here’s a look at Saturday’s MLS results:


Union 2, Revolution 1

(Mikael Uhre 75′, Daniel Gazdag 79′ pk’) – (Gustavo Bou 61′)

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Man of the match: Daniel Gazdag continued his impressive scoring streak, scoring his ninth league goal of 2022 to help Union secure a second-half comeback at home.

Game time: Gazdag’s penalty capped a pair of early goals for Jim Curtin’s attack, helping to complete the comeback.

Associate to forget: Henry Kessler’s error in the box allowed the Union penalty attempt. Kessler’s wasteful push on Gazdag gave Union a 2-1 lead they would not relinquish.


CF Montreal 1, Toronto FC 0

(Lukas MacNaughton OG’ 69′)

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Man of the match: James Pantemis made four saves for CF Montreal in the win, providing a man of the match performance for Wilfried Nancy’s side.

Game time: Ifunanyachi Achara’s stoppage-time header was denied by James Pantemis, helping CF Montreal to a 1-0 victory at home.

Associate to forget: Ayo Akinola was basically invisible on the pitch, failing to register a shot on goal and completing just six passes and totaling 14 touches on the ball.


Fire 1, sirens 0

(Rafael Czichos 23′)

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Man of the match: Rafael Czichos played the Chicago Fire hero, scoring the only goal of the game and also winning four of his five duels defensively. Czichos was all over the pitch for the Fire, helping the hosts to a decisive victory over the Sounders.

Game time: Jordan Morris came the closest to the tie for the Sounders, but his 88th-minute shot was denied by Gabriel Slonina.

Associate to forget: Will Bruin got the go-ahead on offense for the Sounders, but it was a night the veteran forward won’t want to remember. Bruin lost a match-high eight duels and missed his only shot on goal before being substituted before the hour mark.


Minnesota United 2, DC United 0

(Emmanuel Reynoso 13′, 50′)

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Man of the match: Emanuel Reynoso continued to be an MVP candidate for Minnesota United this season and the Argentine added to those hopes on Saturday with two goals in a much-needed home win over DC United.

Game time: Reynoso’s second-half goal helped the Loons extend their lead and really sucked the sails away for the DC United side at Allianz Field.

Associate to forget: DC United struggled to get things going offensively but Michael Estrada failed to help the visitors provoke during his 87 minutes on the pitch. Estrada recorded just 14 touches in the game and recorded no shots on goal for the Eastern Conference visitors.


InterMiami 3, Charlotte FC 2

(Robert Taylor 59′, Gonzalo Higuain 72′, Emerson Rodriguez 90+3′) – (Yordy Reyna 1′, 42′)

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Man of the match: Robert Taylor led Inter Miami’s comeback with a great individual goal to get things started. He had five shots in total.

Game time: Emerson Rodriguez completed Inter Miami’s comeback with a goal in the third minute of stoppage time.

Associate to forget: Christian Fuchs failed to stop Robert Taylor from working on Miami’s right side. He apparently gave up the game in which Taylor scored a solo goal in the 59th minute.


FC Dallas 1, Austin FC 1

(Paul Arriola 42′) – (Diego Fagundez 79′)

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Man of the match: Diego Fagundez led the charge for Austin FC, with four assists and the decisive equalizer. Fagundez managed to make his mark on an overall tough night for the Austin FC offense.

Game time: Diego Fagundez’s 79th-minute goal earned Austin a point on the road. Fagundez found the ball

Associate to forget: FC Dallas midfielder Edwin Cerrillo sprinted past, leaving him out of position when possession turned around early in the game which led to Fagundez’s equaliser. Cerrillo, who came on as a substitute, made a mistake as Dallas looked to defend the lead.


Rapids 2, Galaxy 0

(Diego Rubio 20′, Gyasi Zardes 75′)

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Man of the match: Jonathan Lewis provided assists on both goals, finding Diego Rubio in midfield for the opener and clearing Gyasi Zardes with a backheel.

Game time: Diego Rubio found a breakthrough in the 20th minute by scoring just outside the penalty area.

Associate to forget: Galaxy right-back Chase Gaspar had a tough night. He was beaten by Zardes early in the game, saved only by a goal-line clearance from Nick DePuy. He was also passed by Lewis for the second goal.


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