The fifth week of MLS action saw plenty of goals across the country, with goals in all-but-two of the 14 games.
The first to kick off and last to finish were both goalless, but in the middle was a veritable feast of action.
In Washington, Wayne Rooney’s DC United lost to a late New England Revolution winner, and it wasn’t much better for his counterpart Phil Neville, whose Inter Miami fought back from 2-0 down only to lose 3-2 in stoppage time.
Atlanta United missed Thiago Almada in their 6-1 defeat to the Columbus Crew, while new boys St Louis City made it five wins from five with a 4-0 thrashing of Real Salt Lake.
Here, DailyMail.com takes you through all the other results in our MLS roundup…
St Louis City are the standout story of the MLS season so far, winning each of their first five
Sporting Kansas City 1-4 Seattle Sounders
Jordan Morris tallied four times to put him atop Major League Soccer’s goal-scoring race as the visiting Seattle Sounders overcame an early deficit and defeated 10-man Sporting Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night.
Leo Chu had three assists and goalkeeper Stefan Frei made two saves for the Sounders (3-1-1, 10 points), who snapped a 10-match road winless streak (0-9-1), the longest in franchise history.
William Agada scored and John Pulskamp made three saves for Sporting K.C. (0-3-2, 2 points).
Kansas City, which scored only once in its first four matches of the season, took the lead in the fifth minute.
Daniel Salloi charged down the left wing and deked two defenders to get to the top corner of the 18-yard box, and then he unleashed a low shot toward the near post that forced Frei to make a diving save.
Seattle tied it in the 23rd minute. Chu took a pass from Nicolas Lodeiro and drove down the left wing. Chu curled a low cross between two defenders and found Morris, who went into a slide to reach the ball and redirected it into the center of the net past a sprawling Pulskamp.
Seattle took the lead in the 54th minute after Joao Paulo intercepted a Kansas City clearing attempt. He passed to Chu near the top left of the 18-yard box, and Chu quickly fed Morris, whose 12-yard shot went off the arm of a charging Pulskamp and into the net.
Kansas City defender Ben Sweat received his second yellow card in the 63rd minute and was ejected, leaving his team short-handed the rest of the way.
Jordan Morris broke records by becoming the first Seattle Sounder to score four in a game
Morris puts the ball past John Pulskamp of Sporting Kansas City in the Sounders’ big win
Seattle took advantage, as Morris capped his hat trick in the 69th minute on a back-post volley from 5 yards out after taking a cross from Lodeiro on the left wing.
Morris scored again on a header from the top of the 6-yard box in the 77th minute off Chu’s cross from the left wing. It was Morris’ seventh goal of the season, three more than Atlanta’s Thiago Almada.
Philadelphia Union 1-2 Orlando City
Martin Ojeda had a goal and an assist and Orlando City snapped Philadelphia’s 13-match winning streak at home with a 2-1 victory on Saturday.
Philadelphia’s home winning streak, which included playoff games, was the longest in MLS since San Jose won a record 14 straight from 2001-02.
The Union were unbeaten at Subaru Park in 24 regular-season matches. Their last loss at home was on Sept. 3, 2021.
Orlando (2-1-2) downed the Red Bulls in the season opener but hadn’t won since.
The Lions went up 2-0 early on Ojeda’s goal in the second minute and Ivan Angulo’s goal in the ninth. It was the first time a team had scored two or more goals at Philadelphia since May, 2021.
The Union (2-3-0) cut the lead in half with Andres Perea’s goal in the 17th minute.
Heavy rain fell at times in the second half and the match got chippy late. Philadelphia’s Kai Wagner and Joaquin Torres were handed yellow cards in the 88th minute.
Ivan Angulo celebrates scoring the second of Orlando City’s two goals against Philadelphia
Los Angeles FC 2-1 FC Dallas
Denis Bouanga scored from a tight angle in the 84th minute to give LAFC a 2-1 victory against visiting, 10-man FC Dallas on Saturday night.
Bouanga’s third goal of the season came 11 minutes after defender Nkosi Tafari had improbably leveled the game for the visitors and came only two days after he started for Gabon in a 1-0 home win over Sudan in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Thursday.
He had been officially listed as out for Saturday’s game on the club’s availability reports, but returned in time to dress for the game and entered in the 65th minute.
His goal, on a speculative shot from the left side of the penalty angle that snuck past defender Sebastien Ibeagha’s attempted clearance and then through the legs of goalkeeper Maarten Paes, keeps LAFC (3-0-1, 10 points) perfect three games into their home slate.
Timothy Tillman added his second goal of the season early for the defending MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield champions. Carlos Vela had a chance to double his early-season tally, but saw his 79th-minute penalty kick slam the crossbar.
LAFC players celebrate after Denis Bouanga’s winning goal in the second half at BMO Stadium
Charlotte FC 1-1 New York Red Bulls
An own-goal by New York’s Andres Reyes late in the second half helped Charlotte FC earn a 1-1 draw with the Red Bulls on Saturday night.
Elias Manoel scored in the 43rd minute to give the Red Bulls (1-1-3) a 1-0 lead at halftime. Manoel, who failed to score in his first 10 career appearances, has now scored three goals in his last two matches against Charlotte (1-3-1).
Charlotte pulled even in the 74th minute on an own-goal by Reyes.
New York outshot Charlotte 9-6 with a 6-1 advantage in shots on goal.
George Marks finished with five saves for Charlotte. Carlos Coronel saved one shot for the Red Bulls, who have faced just seven shots on target through five matches.
New York, which opened with seven straight wins on the road last season, has gone 4-7-5 since.
The Red Bulls travel to play Atlanta United on Saturday. Charlotte hits the road to play Toronto FC on Saturday.
Elias Manoel scored for New York Red Bulls but it was cancelled out by a second-half own goal
Nashville SC 0-1 FC Cincinnati
Brandon Vazquez scored in the opening minutes of the second half, and FC Cincinnati held on to extend the longest active regular-season road unbeaten streak in MLS to nine games with Saturday night’s 1-0 victory against Nashville SC.
Nashville (2-2-1, 7 points) possessed the ball 54 percent of the time and outshot FCC 15-3 through the first half. However, it was Cincinnati (3-0-2, 11 points) that managed the game’s only goal, with that coming in the early portion of the second half.
After Nashville goalkeeper Joe Willis made a diving hand save on Alvaro Barreal’s strike, Vazquez was there to pounce on the ball and rather easily convert in the 48th minute. The FCC defense did the rest, and keeper Roman Celentano needed to make just three saves, as they improved to 3-0-6 away from home during the regular season since a 2-0 loss at Columbus on July 18.
Off to the franchise’s best start, Cincinnati also recorded its first win in five career tries against Nashville, which has now dropped two in a row — conceding a goal in each match — after outscoring its first three opponents 4-0. Meanwhile, Nashville star and reigning MLS MVP Hany Mukhtar remains scoreless on the young season after recording 23 in 2022.
Brandon Vazquez celebrates after scoring for Cincinnati – and it was the only goal of the game
Minnesota United 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps
Simon Becher scored unassisted in his first match of the season and it came in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage time, rallying the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 1-1 draw with Minnesota United on Saturday night.
Becher subbed in and played 20 minutes before delivering the equalizer. His only other goal came last season when he subbed in for an 8-minute stint and scored in the Whitecaps’ 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo.
Minnesota United (2-0-2) was the only team to beat Vancouver (0-2-3) twice last season. Minnesota United, off to the best start in club history, and St. Louis City entered the day as the only two teams with a pair of road wins.
Yohei Takaoka finished with two saves for Vancouver. Clint Irwin stopped four shots for Minnesota United.
The Whitecaps had a 23-8 advantage in shots and a 5-2 edge in shots on goal.
Vancouver returns home to host CF Montreal on Saturday. Minnesota United travels to play St. Louis City on Saturday.
Simon Becher celebrates his last-minute equalizer for Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday
Houston Dynamo 1-0 New York City FC
Amine Bassi’s penalty kick in the 55th minute lifted the host Houston Dynamo to a 1-0 victory over the New York City Football Club on Saturday.
Bassi drove the ball into the lower-left corner, just past a diving Luis Barraza, after VAR awarded the Dynamo a penalty shot that wasn’t called on the field. Bassi also scored from the penalty spot in last week’s 2-0 win over visiting Austin FC.
Goalie Steve Clark needed to make just one save for his second straight shutout for the Dynamo (2-2-0, 6 points), who have won two straight matches. It was Clark’s 52nd shutout of this 10-season MLS career.
NYCFC (2-2-1, 7 points) ended its two-game winning streak with its worst offensive performance of the young season, as just one of their five shots were on target. NYCFC had possession for 54.9 percent of the game and completed 87.2 percent of their 515 passes. Barraza made one save.
Amine Bassi’s penalty was the only goal of the game as Houston downed New York City FC 1-0
Austin FC 1-1 Colorado Rapids
Kevin Cabral scored in the 85th minute to help the Colorado Rapids earn a 1-1 draw with Austin FC on Saturday night.
Cabral’s goal was just the second this season for the Rapids (0-3-2), who went 319 minutes without a goal until Cole Bassett scored last week. It was the sixth longest wait in league history and the longest since Colorado went 362 minutes before scoring in 2015.
The Rapids, who equaled the worst start in club history, ended a two-match skid and still haven’t lost three straight under Robin Fraser. Colorado lost eight straight matches in 2019 before Fraser’s arrival.
Jon Gallagher scored five minutes into the match to give Austin (2-2-1) the lead. The home side has won just once in six all-time meetings – a 3-0 win by the Rapids in 2021. Austin has just six wins in its last 17 home matches, including the playoffs.
Sebastián Driussi and Jhojan Valencia had assists on Gallagher’s goal. Driussi, who didn’t have a hand in Austin’s lone goal last week in a 1-0 victory over CF Montreal, has only gone two straight matches without a goal or an assist once in his career. That came against the Seattle Sounders and Minnesota United early last season.
Austin FC and Colorado Rapids couldn’t be split in their match at Q2 Stadium in Texas
San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 Toronto FC
Sean Johnson made an impressive save in extra time to preserve Toronto FC’s 0-0 draw with the host San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.
Two minutes into extra time, Jackson Yueill blasted a shot from outside the box that Johnson knocked aside with a diving stop. Tommy Thompson was in the area for a possible rebound chance but lost his footing, allowing Johnson to gather the loose ball.
Despite the late missed chance, the Earthquakes are still unbeaten (2-0-1) at home this season.
Since their season-opening loss to D.C. United, Toronto FC has an undefeated 1-0-3 record.
Due to injuries and international absences, both Toronto (1-1-3, 6 points) and San Jose (2-2-1, 7 points) were missing several regulars from their starting lineups. The result was a general lack of offensive cohesion, and a lack of finish for both teams. Each club had only two shots on target in the game, despite 15 total shots from Toronto FC and 14 shots from the Earthquakes.