It is crazy to think that Major League Soccer’s regular season is already a third of the way completed, and it still isn’t warm out in Chicago. Besides that, matchday ten saw a matchup between the top two teams in the East, Portland get another big win, Nashville go full gas against Atlanta, and Charlotte continue to struggle. Here is a recap of some of the action from matchday ten!
Little to Separate New England and FCC
In a game between the New England Revolution and FC Cincinnati which would have seen the match’s victor rise to first place in the Eastern Conference, the clubs would hold each other to a draw. Yerson Mosquera opened the scoring in the 31st minute for Cincinnati, but Emmanuel Boateng equalized in the third minute of extra time for the first half. With this result, both teams now hold a record of 6-3-1 in league play.
The Revs answer in stoppage time! All tied up before half.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 30, 2023
Portland Win Big in Saint Louis
Saint Louis hosted the Portland Timbers on matchday ten and saw themselves dealt their third loss of the season after going five games unbeaten to start their first season in MLS. Evander would score a penalty in the 63rd minute, and Saint Louis’ Célio Pompeu would bring the score to 1-1 in the 79th minute. Yimi Chara had other plans for the Timbers, though, scoring in the 82nd minute to see the game through with a scoreline of 2-1. St. Louis CITY remain in second place in the West, while the Timbers have climbed into eighth place.
Santi's run 💨
Yimmi's finish 💥
— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) April 30, 2023
Nashville Earn Three Points against Atlanta
Despite being outshot, outpossessed, and outpassed, Nashville beat Atlanta 3-1 with goals in the 36th minute from Fafà Picault, 56th minute from Teal Bunbury, and 91st minute from Jacob Shaffelburg for Nashville. Atlanta’s lone goal came from Thiago Almada as he converted a penalty in the 72nd minute. Atlanta sit in third place in the Eastern Conference, while Nashville find themselves in fourth.
WHAT. A. RUN. 😳
— Nashville SC (@NashvilleSC) April 29, 2023
D.C. Dominate Charlotte
D.C. United beat Charlotte FC 3-0 thanks to a penalty scored by Taxi Fountas, a bicycle kick from Christian Benteke, and Jacob Greene’s first goal in MLS. Wayne Rooney’s side has been showing encouraging signs of improvement as of late, and this victory puts D.C. into seventh place in the East with a 4-2-4 record. On the other half of this result, Charlotte fell to 13th place in the East with a 2-3-5 overall record, marking a tough start to the 2023 season for last year’s expansion side.
Ladies and gentlemen, Christian Benteke 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Qo2hh6PdVb
— D.C. United (@dcunited) April 30, 2023