Matchday six saw a lot of positional changes across both conferences as there were plenty of important results during the weekend. The Eastern Conference has another new leader, while their Western Conference counterpart endured their first loss, well, really ever. Here is a recap of some of Major League Soccer’s action across matchday six.
Vancouver on Cruise Control
Vancouver would get their first win of the season by beating Montreal 5-0 with 29 shots the entire game. Montreal’s Rudy Camacho would be sent off in the 23rd minute, and when the first goal came from Brian White in the 38th minute, the other four would follow up within the next 21 minutes of play. Simon Becher scored a brace, with Julian Gressel and Ali Ahmed also grabbing goals of their own. It has been tough for Montreal following the departure of Wilfred Nancy and some notable players, as the Canadian side sits in last place in the Eastern Conference with a goal difference of -9.
— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) April 2, 2023
The Loons Fly Over Saint Louis
Minnesota United beat Saint Louis 1-0 to not only keep their own unbeaten record intact but also end Saint Louis’s five-game win streak. The goal came from a penalty in the 78th minute from forward Luis Amarilla after he was tackled in the box by Saint Louis center-back Kyle Hiebert. Minnesota now moves into fourth place in the Western Conference with a game in hand, with this win also bringing Saint Louis into touching distance for the rest of the conference.
The goal from Luis Amarilla that earned Minnesota United 3 points! ?
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 2, 2023
Columbus Keep Scoring
The Crew would beat Real Salt Lake at home 4-0, which puts Columbus tied with Saint Louis on most goals scored so far this season with 15. Aidan Morris scored a brace, Lucas Zelarayán converted his penalty, and Yaw Yeboah would put the cherry on top with a goal in the 93rd minute. This result moved Columbus into fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
— The Crew (@ColumbusCrew) April 2, 2023
Cincinnati Goes Top of the East
While previous Eastern Conference first-place holders New England Revolution would play to a 1-1 draw with NYCFC, unbeaten Fc Cincinnati would get a 1-0 victory over Inter Miami to send them into first place in the east, courtesy of a Yerson Mosquera goal in the 5th minute of added in time the first half. Cincinnati now has a 4-0-2 record across Major League Soccer with 14 points total, but with their game in week seven against a Philadelphia Union side desperate to make up some points, it is entirely possible the Eastern Conference standings shift again.
— FC Cincinnati (@fccincinnati) April 2, 2023