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
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