Proper Football's Week 3 MLS Rewind

raul ruidiaz mobile
Abbie Parr / Getty Contributor

If there were two young stars to make note of after Major League Soccer’s third week of play, it’s pretty clear that they would be Cade Cowell and Caden Clark. 

While their respective sides earned victories over the weekend, it was their individual play that continues to have people talking and those conversations will certainly continue throughout 2021.

Meanwhile, the Seattle Sounders showed the LA Galaxy who the dominant Western Conference side really is after a convincing 3-0 win at Lumen Field. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez’s run of five goals in the first two games of the season was halted, and Brian Schmetzer’s Sounders proved their still the best in the west.

Speaking of teams that should be in contention out west, Minnesota United lost its third straight match and it’s growing to be a worrisome trend for Adrian Heath and Co. considering the money that has been spent on the Loons’ roster. After making the Western Conference final a season ago many expected Minnesota to make a further leap forward in 2021 with Ramon Abila coming in from Boca Juniors.

Let’s rewind it back to the weekend that was Week 3 around MLS.


GAME OF THE WEEK - New England Revolution vs. Atlanta United

WEEKEND MVP - Raul Ruidiaz


While Montreal deserves a ton of credit for the way they’ve started this season, the Crew haven’t looked like themselves through two MLS matches. 

While Caleb Porter’s side is battling in the Concacaf Champions League as well, Columbus’ showings in MLS have been less than stellar given the quality they possess throughout the squad.

Drawing their first two matches isn’t really a cause for concern because they’re picking up points, but no goals scored is a bit troublesome when considering the fact that the Crew didn’t have a single shot on target against Montreal.


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.

CADE COWELL vs. D.C. United

LUIS NANI vs. FC Cincinnati

CADEN CLARK vs. Chicago Fire

Did you like this article?
Thumbs Up
Thumbs Down