The good times keep on rolling in Columbus.

The Crew battered DC United 3-1 with Ricardo Clark netting the winner in the 40th minute, and Federico Higuain earning his 50th assist in Major League Soccer. After initial derision from this correspondent over the way the club was conducting themselves, he’s been surprised by how potent their attack has been and the way they’ve not let their heads drop in matches. Unbeaten in four and sitting top of the Eastern Conference, not bad.

Staying on the East Coast, Ismael Tajouri saved New York FC’s blushes, tucking away two goals in the second half to ensure a 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution.

Wayward attempts:

  • The woes continue in Cascadia. Lawrence Olum saw red for a deliberate handball and Liam Ridgewell was dropped from matchday squad for the Portland Timbers.
  • Minnesota United. Their up and down season continued with a 3-0 thumping from New York Red Bulls, courtesy of Bradley Wright-Philips

Sweetly struck:

    • Bradley Wright-Philips: who would’ve thought he would become the more famous Wright-Philips brother at the start of their careers. Two goals on the weekend and MLS.com describing him as having “an overflowing resume.” Cue thinkpieces on Bradley as MLS’ best ever player.

  • A full page ad announcing the signing of Zlatan Imbrahimovic, by the big man himself, is a welcome bonus for LA Galaxy fans who have completely and utterly been deprived of marquee signings. Here’s hoping Zlatan works out better than Stevie G.