MLS WRAP Week 3: Galaxy and Crew win as Whitecaps produce huge comeback

MLS Week 3 has concluded, again with some brilliant performances, namely Vancouver Whitecaps’ comeback to draw after being three goals down.

On Sunday at Empire Field, the expansion franchise scored three times in the final 17 minutes to deny Sporting Kansas City victory in one of the best comebacks in MLS history – the match finishing 3-3 with five goals coming in the second half.

Teal Bunbury continued his good early-season form for Sporting with a double either side of half-time which put the visitors 2-0 ahead before Kei Kamara added a third just after the hour-mark but the Whitecaps rallied when Atiba Harris made it 3-1 with just under 20 minutes left before Brazilian striker Camilo Sanvezzo scored twice in injury time to complete the fightback.

Rewind to Friday and it was Columbus Crew who got the points with a 2-0 home win over FC Dallas who had Jackson Goncalves sent off for two bookable offences. The 2010 MLS Cup runners-up find themselves at the bottom of the Western Conference with one point from three matches.

In other MLS games, Toronto FC managed to get a 1-1 draw at home against Chivas USA after falling behind in the 2nd minute, Portland Timbers got a 1-1 draw at New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls were held to the same scoreline by Houston Dynamo at Red Bull Arena, LA Galaxy edged Philadelphia Union 1-0 at home, Chris Wondolowski again scored as San Jose Earthquakes drew 2-2 with Seattle Sounders and reigning champions Colorado Rapids were far too good for DC United, winning 4-1 with help from a Caleb Folan double.

2011 MLS season – Week 3 scores

Columbus Crew: 2 (Andres Mendoza 54’, Eddie Gaven 90+1’)
FC Dallas: 0 (red card – Jackson Goncalves 33’)
Crew Stadium, Columbus – 14,549

Toronto FC: 1 (Alan Gordon 36’)
Chivas USA: 1 (Alejandro Moreno 2’)
BMO Field, Toronto – 18,968

Vancouver Whitecaps: 3 (Atiba Harris 73’, Camilo Sanvezzo 90+2’/90+3’)
Sporting Kansas City: 3 (Teal Bunbury 46’/58’, Kei Kamara 62’)
Empire Field, Vancouver – 20,518

New England Revolution: 1 (Stephen McCarthy 22’)
Portland Timbers: 1 (Jack Jewsbury 38’)
Gillette Stadium, Massachusetts – 7,114

New York Red Bulls: 1 (Dane Richards 47’)
Houston Dynamo: 1 (Cam Weaver 50’)
Red Bull Arena, New Jersey – 13,664

San Jose Earthquakes: 2 (Simon Dawkins 32’, Khari Stephenson 52’)
Seattle Sounders: 2 (Brad Evans 17’, O’Brian White 42’)
Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara – 10,276

LA Galaxy: 1 (Leonardo Ribeiro 33’)
Philadelphia Union: 0
The Home Depot Center, Carson – 24,998

Colorado Rapids: 4 (Caleb Folan 38’/81’, Jamie Smith 71’, Omar Cummings 90+2’)
DC United: 1 (Santino Quaranta 70’)
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City – 9,857

 
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