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MLS Week 8: Highlights From The Weekend

MLS Week 8: Highlights from the Weekend

MLS Week 8 Highlights
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It was an exciting weekend for soccer this weekend, and MLS had plenty of action. These matches only get more intense as the season progresses, and the claws are beginning to come out. Here are the top five stories from Week 8.

5. D.C. United Take Down FC Dallas

D.C. United Beat FC Dallas Week 8 MLS
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5. D.C. United Take Down FC Dallas

D.C. United Beat FC Dallas Week 8 MLS
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D.C. United shook up their lineup in preseason in hopes of a better year, but so far the move has been unsuccessful. However, they had some luck against FC Dallas this weekend. DC defeated Dallas with a score of 4-1. Fabian Espindola really earned the win by scoring two of the four goals for DC.

4. San Jose Earthquakes Earn First Win

Chris Wondolowski San Jose Win Week 8 MLS
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4. San Jose Earthquakes Earn First Win

Chris Wondolowski San Jose Win Week 8 MLS
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The San Jose Earthquakes may have some of the best players in MLS, but like D.C. United, they have suffered so far this season. This weekend marked their first win as they played against Chivas USA. Yannick Djaló was the lone goal scorer of the match, but one goal was all San Jose needed to win.

3. Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins Rock Colorado Rapids

Clint Dempsey Obafemi Martins Week 8 MLS
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3. Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins Rock Colorado Rapids

Clint Dempsey Obafemi Martins Week 8 MLS
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The Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins partnership is bordering on scary. The Seattle Sounders are slowly working their way up the table, and I think they may be the club to take it all. If you missed their match against the Colorado Rapids, you truly missed out.

2. Sebastian Fernandez Scores A Magnificent Goal

Sebastian Fernandez Goal Week 8 MLS
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2. Sebastian Fernandez Scores A Magnificent Goal

Sebastian Fernandez Goal Week 8 MLS
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The Vancouver Whitecaps earned their draw against Real Salt Lake, and they should be proud. I think the spotlight of the match for the Vancouver Whitecaps should be on Sebastian Fernandez's goal. It was a beauty.

1. Bradley Wright-Phillips Scored a Hat Trick

Bradley Wright-Phillips Hat Trick Week 8 MLS
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1. Bradley Wright-Phillips Scored a Hat Trick

Bradley Wright-Phillips Hat Trick Week 8 MLS

Although I think the New York Red Bulls leave much to be desired this season, this week's match against the Houston Dynamo was really different. The Red Bulls won by a 4-0 margin, and Bradley Wright-Phillips scored an amazing hat trick.