Winners and Losers from MLS Week 10: Multi-Goal Scorers, Davis, Warner and More
Welcome to our weekly look at the winners and losers from the latest week of play in Major League Soccer.
This week, a pair of managers once again find their way on to the list for their actions, while a slew of players are recognized for their skillful play.
While a ton of praise was handed out to many players and teams in Week 10, there were some big losers, including a few players that made troublesome defensive lapses.
Continue reading for the complete list of winners and losers from Week 10 in MLS.
Winner: 5-Goal Outbursts
New England, Chicago and Real Salt Lake all struck the back of the net on five occasions this weekend.
The most surprising outburst of the three came from Chicago, who struck gold at Red Bull Arena in the form of an attack led by Harry Shipp.
We all knew New England's attack was capable of a performance like the one they had against Seattle, but no one was sure when it would happen.
As for Real Salt Lake, you have to expect a tremendous performance every time Joao Plata, Alvaro Saborio and Javier Morales step on the same pitch together.
Losers: Jamison Olave and Kosuke Kimura
New York's defensive pair of Jamison Olave and Kosuke Kimura showed us all how not to hold possession in the defensive third of the pitch on Chicago's fourth goal.
Both players were easily pickpocketed by Mike Magee and Harry Shipp in the build-up to Shipp's third goal of the match.
Since both players were busy wondering what just happened to them on the right side of the pitch, Shipp was able to cruise in and beat Luis Robles.
Winner: Double Saves
Not only did the matches in Week 10 exhibit some stellar offensive play, but they gave us some strong goalkeeping performances to talk about as well.
In two of the 10 games this weekend, Bill Hamid and Jon Busch saved their team's bacon with a double save.
Hamid denied Andrew Wenger and Conor Casey in the 64th minute of D.C.'s 1-0 win at PPL Park over the Union, while Busch made an incredible save on the line on a shot from Blas Perez seconds after making a save on a Victor Ulloa shot.
Loser: LA's Penalty Shouts
During the frenetic finish at Providence Park, that saw both LA and Portland score in stoppage time, the Galaxy had a very legitimate penalty shout.
Juninho ended up breaking free on a counter attack, and he looked ready to score the game-winner, until he was pulled down by Darlington Nagbe.
Referee Armando Villarreal had nothing of the penalty shouts from the visitors, and because of his decision, the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
After the game, LA manager Bruce Arena said that Villarreal blew the call, per LA Galaxy insider Adam Serrano.
Loser: Pablo Mastroeni's Decision-Making
Colorado manager Pablo Mastroeni made not one, but two big blunders this week.
On Thursday, he shipped Marvin Chavez off to Chivas USA four days before the two sides met up at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
In the match, the Rapids fell 3-1, thanks to two goals from Chavez, and a weakened Colorado back four that was without the services of Drew Moor and Chris Klute, who were on the bench due to a coaching decision made by Mastroeni.
Winner: Sporting's Passing Sequence
Sporting Kansas City dominated Montreal for the second time this season in the club's 3-0 victory at Stade Saputo.
During the second half of the match, Sporting completed 52 consecutive passes over a span of two minutes and 15 seconds.
MLSSoccer.com's Ben Jata tweeted out a graphic of the movement during the passing sequence that saw Oriol Rosell make the most passes with 10.
One of the few positives FC Dallas took out of its two-game trip to Seattle and San Jose in Week 10 was the play of Michel at left-back.
In the loss to San Jose on Saturday, Michel unleashed a free-kick that rapidly flew into the back of the net.
The Brazilian, who usually plays in the defensive midfield, scored the only two goals of the week for a side that is struggling at the moment.
Loser: Collen Warner
Collen Warner's sending off in the 17th minute on Saturday can only be filed under the "you can't do that" category.
The Montreal midfielder blatantly handled the ball on the line to prevent it from rolling into the back of the net.
Thanks to the stupidity of Warner, Montreal played most of the match down a man and never gave Sporting a legitimate challenge at Stade Saputo.
Winner/Loser: Brad Davis
Brad Davis is the recipient of the hybrid winner/loser honor this week thanks to another strong individual showing and a deflating overall team performance.
In the 22nd minute of the loss to RSL, Davis delivered a cross that Mark Sherrod finished off for his first MLS goal.
The assist extended his streak of games with at least one goal or assist to six games.
However, Davis and the Dynamo were on the losing end of a 5-2 defeat that will only be remembered for RSL's offensive dominance.
Winner: Multi-Goal Performances
Seven different players found the back of the net on two or more occasions in Week 10.
Harry Shipp, Bradley Wright-Phillips and Javier Morales all recorded hat-tricks, while Dom Dwyer, Marvin Chavez, Diego Fagundez and Mark Sherrod all netted a brace.
Wright-Phillips' hat-trick was his second of the season, while Shipp and Sherrod both opened their MLS scoring accounts.
Dwyer's brace against Montreal was his second two-goal showing against the Impact this season, while Morales, Chavez and Fagundez all scored their first goals of the 2014 campaign.
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