MLS Week 5 Scoreboard: TFC ties NYCFC, Austin FC visits Galaxy, and more

MLS Week 5 Scoreboard: TFC ties NYCFC, Austin FC visits Galaxy, and more

The Eastern Conference and Western Conference standings will come into more focus this week as the MLS Week Five schedule is made up almost exclusive of intra-conference affairs, with several enticing matchups on tap on Saturday.

New York City FC kicked off Saturday’s proceedings at Yankee Stadium against a revamped Toronto FC side. A first-half Jesus Medina finish gave NYCFC the lead, but a Jacob Shaffelburg equalizer helped the Canadian side leave the Bronx with a point.

The New York Red Bulls take their two-match winning streak to Subaru Park against a Philadelphia Union side still searching for its first home win of the season.

In the Western Conference, Austin FC visits the LA Galaxy hoping to continue an impressive start to its inaugural MLS season. The Houston Dynamo visit the Colorado Rapids in a battle of teams off to good starts.

SBI’s editorial staff will be providing scoring updates on all of Saturday’s action throughout the day, as well as post-game breakdowns so be sure to follow the action here.

Enjoy the action:

(All Times Eastern)


NYCFC 1, Toronto FC 1 (Second Half)

(Jesus Medina 56′) – (Jacob Shaffelburg 74′)

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Man of the Match: Jesus Medina bounced back from a disappointing performance last week in Orlando with a strong outing Saturday afternoon. The midfielder was active in the final third, pouncing on a spilled ball to score his fourth goal of the season.
Moment of the Match: NYCFC appeared to double their lead late into the second half when an attempted clearance from Alex Bono struck the head of Jesus Medina and trickled into the back of the net. Referee David Gantar blew his whistle to check on Medina, denying the hosts what would’ve been the game-winning goal.
Match to Forget: Alex Bono’s run as Toronto’s first choice between the sticks may be in jeopardy after a shaky performance. The 28 year-old goalkeeper eventually payed the price for spilling routine saves, gifting Jesus Medina with the opening goal.

LA Galaxy 0. Austin FC 0 (1st Half)


 


Atlanta United vs. CF Montreal, 7 p.m.


 


Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.


 


Minnesota United vs. FC Dallas, 8 p.m.


 


Colorado Rapids vs. Houston Dynamo, 9 p.m.


 


Real Salt Lake vs. Nashville SC. 9:30 p.m.


 


San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers, 10 p.m.