Proper Football's Week 2 MLS Rewind

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The LA Galaxy are shining through two games courtesy of their star striker, while Minnesota United is going through a rough patch in the attacking end over its first pair of matches.

Through two games under new manager Greg Vanney, the Galaxy look like a completely different team than with previous coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto. In fact, LA is the only team in MLS to win its opening two matches.

Meanwhile, Week 2 saw a number of surprise results including Austin FC earning its first win in MLS during a come-from-behind match against Colorado and Inter Miami earning a massive 2-1 win against the defending Supporters’ Shield winners Philadelphia Union.

We had drama in the Real Salt Lake-Minnesota match, which saw the Utah-based club come out on top. U.S. youth international David Ochoa found himself in hot water after punting the game ball into the crowd after the final whistle and Minnesota didn’t take too kindly to it.

Let’s rewind it back to the weekend that was Week 2 around MLS.


GAME OF THE WEEK - LA Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls

WEEKEND MVP - Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez

Do we really have to say more than three goals? Chicharito has already surpassed his goal total of a season ago in just two games. 

It always felt like the El Tri star would be able to summon some of his old goalscoring form in 2021, but nobody could’ve anticipated this kind of pace through two matches.

Since his run at Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga five years ago, Hernandez hasn’t bagged double-digit goals anywhere he’s played since. He’s halfway to 10 in the first two weeks and it appears he’ll be scoring a lot more than that as he makes a very early MVP case for himself.



Each week, we’ll close out the rewind by showcasing the three best goals from the weekend that was in MLS, and the opening weekend did not disappoint in this department at all.

GONZALO HIGUAIN vs. Philadelphia Union

EZEQUIEL BARCO vs. Chicago Fire

ANDERSON JULIO vs. Minnesota United

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