The New England Revolution and New York City FC drew 0-0 on Saturday at Gillette Stadium, helping the Montreal Impact in its playoff race.
This result, which gives points to everyone, especially prevents two direct opponents of Thierry Henry's men from escaping the classification of the Eastern Association. With 16 points, the Impact is indeed surrounded by the NYCFC (17 points) and the “Revs” (15 points). The two clubs, however, played one more match.
Sean Johnson was solid for the New Yorkers, repelling seven shots. His opposite Matt Turner, meanwhile, faced four shots on target.
The NYCFC is doing very well despite everything, with seven of its players listed in the referee's notebook for yellow cards, against none for the Revolution.
Third in a row for FC Dallas
In Kansas City, Franco Jara scored a first brace in Major League Soccer and FC Dallas went on to an important 3-2 victory over Sporting.
This is a third consecutive victory for Dallas, which is one point behind Sporting and second in the Western Conference standings.
This very busy game started off quietly, but picked up a lot around half-time. Jara scored his first in the 42nd and came back strong from the break, beating Tim Melia three minutes after returning to the pitch.
Johnny Russell tied the game in the 83rd minute by also scoring twice. Three minutes later, however, Ryan Hollingshead gave the victory to the Texans by taking advantage of a terrible mistake by a Sporting defender.
Moments later, Bryan Acosta received his second yellow card of the game and Dallas had to defend himself with one man missing during the endless eight minutes of stoppage in play.