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Monday 26 March 2012

MLS Weekend Review – Round 2 – Watch this Space

    Sadly, having spent much of that weekend riding the bus between Toronto and Montreal I have not been able to find the adequate time to catch up and put together a suitable review.

    This may happen from time to time, but I promise to not let it be a regular occurrence.

    I would have taken the opportunity to discuss David Estrada’s hat-trick – with obligatory Chips reference; something like “Estrada chips in” – and Robbie Keane getting the goal-less monkey off his back with a brace against DC.

    I would have looked at a few road warriors – Houston taking the first two of their seven road matches before they open their new stadium, Vancouver getting their first-ever MLS road win, and Portland fighting back away from home.

    The Piotr Nowak-Danny Califf situation is particularly interesting, especially given his non-inclusion in this weekend’s travelling squad; we’ll see how that one works out I due time.

    Then I would have discussed the contrast between two refereeing decisions: The red card handed out to New England’s Stephen McCarthy for his tangle with Kansas City’s CJ Sapong and the non-call when Colorado’s Drew Moor brought down his man in Philadelphia. One should have been a red, the other shouldn’t have.

    Perhaps at a later date I’ll be able to come back and address this hole in the continuity. Back to work on Round 3’s incarnation.

    Thanks for understanding; apologies again.

Montreal v Chicago 1-1; San Jose v Houston 0-1; Dallas v Portland 1-1; Kansas City v New England 3-0; Salt Lake v New York 2-0; Seattle v Toronto 3-1; Chivas v Vancouver 0-1; Philadelphia v Colorado 1-2; Los Angeles v DC 3-1.

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