Gary Smith’s Colorado Rapids won 2-1 on their visit to New England Revolution. American international midfielder Pablo Mastroeni scored an excellent 30 yard strike in the second half to win the game for the Rapids. Colorado are 2nd in the Western Conference; Gary Smith post match interview is here.
Mastroeni (no. 25) goal 3:42
Young Boys came back from a bad run of two losses in a row to beat Neuchâtel Xamax 4-1. Scott Sutter was still out with his abductor injury. As Basel lost 4-0 at Grasshoppers, Young Boys go back to the top of the Swiss Super League with a three point lead.
Kris Thackray made his first start on the season lining up in defence as Ancona lost 1-0 to Sassuolo even though Sassuolo had a man sent off. Ancona are 11th in Serie B after going four games without a win.
Interblock slipped into deeper relegation problems as they lost 2-0 to bottom placed Drava. Jamie Sheldon didn’t make the squad. Interblock stay in 9th in Prva Liga and the relegation playoff place looks like the best they can hope for this season.
MyPa drew 1-1 against AC Oulu in the second game of the Finnish season, Ben Webster wasn’t involved.
Real Zaragoza almost got a point even though they were a man down but ended up losing 2-1 to Real Madrid. Jermaine Pennant wasn’t even named of the bench. Zaragoza fall to 17th in La Liga, only two points off the relegation zone.
Columbus Crew won 1-0 against visiting Real Salt Lake. Andy Iro started at centre back again as it seems he is tying down a first team spot after being in and out of the side last season. Columbus are still unbeaten in MLS and are 3rd in the Eastern Conference having only played three games so far this season.
Andy Iro (no. 6) header 1:27
Matt Jones played in goal for Santa Clara who were unlucky to lose 5-2 to Trofense as score was 2-2 with 12 minutes to go. Trofense got their third goal from the penalty spot after Jones had fouled a striker from a contested ball Matt was second to. If they had drawn they would now be in 2nd and if they had won they would be top. However, with the loss they are one point off the promotion places as they sit 4th in Liga de Honra.
Matt Jones (GK – no. 12) Penalty foul 3:07
GAIS conceded a goal in injury time to only end up with a 2-2 draw against Kalmar. Kyle Patterson came on late in second half for GAIS, Calum Angus was unused sub. GAIS are 9th in the Allsvenskan table after eight games.
Ryan Smith started for Kansas City Wizards as they played out a goalless draw with LA Galaxy. Craig Rocastle was on the bench for the Wizards but didn’t come on. Kansas City are 2nd in the Eastern Conference and Los Angeles are still unbeaten as they sit top of the Western Conference.
Hibernians will be kicking themselves for losing 5-4 to Birkirkara after being 4-1 up themselves after 34 minutes. Mark Miller’s side slip down to 6th in the Maltese Premier League Championship Group following a poor run of form.