Around MLS Player of the Week for Matchweek 8: Johnny Russell

A hat-trick, penalty earned, and getting two players sent off is usually enough to earn PotW honors.

Matchweek 8 Recaps

Recap: Portland Timbers end NYCFC's unbeaten start to 2018

NYCFC started the season with five wins and two draws, but match eight saw them lose to Portland by a scoreline of 3-0.

Five Stripes Neutralize Zlatan's boys as Atlanta Defeats LA

Except for a week 1 hiccup, Atlanta has dominated all comers, including the LA Galaxy and their new rockstar signing.

Recap: LAFC produce another wild 90 minutes in win over Impact

Yet again, LAFC are involved in one of the most exciting matches of the weekend as they top the Impact 5-3.

Recap: Johnny Russel Show in Sporting KC rout over Whitecaps

Johnny Russell scores a hat-trick to help his SKC side past the Whitecaps in Kansas City.

Recap: Memo to the Rapids, You can’t use your hands in football

Tim Howard was sent off for using his hands outside of the goal box. Then Tommy Smith drew a PK for another hand ball, and RSL capitalized to end up the victors, 3-0 .

Recap: Blake’s eight saves not enough to save Philadelphia

FC Dallas remain unbeaten as they take down the Philadelphia Union by a scoreline of 2-0.

Recap: Orlando extend winning run as Dom reaches a ton

Dom Dwyer plays big role in Orlando's 3-2 win over the Quakes including his 100th career professional goal.

Recap: Columbus and New England share the points

Two Eastern Conference teams sitting in the middle of the playoff pack split the points in Columbus.

Recap: Chicago leave Red Bull Arena with all three points

The Chicago Fire haven't had the best start to the season but three points at RBA is something to build on.

Recap: Dynamo win big over weak Toronto FC lineup

With Toronto looking forward to the CCL final they started a weak lineup, and they paid for it.

Matchweek 8 Previews

Preview: 2 Inconsistent clubs go head to head in Montreal vs LAFC

Laurent Ciman will make his return to Montreal after leaving the Canadian club frustrated and angry in the winter.

Preview: Defending champs make biennial visit to the Space City

Houston will host a Toronto FC side who will likely play a weakend XI as they look ahead to the CONCACAF Champions League game midweek.

Preview: Chicago looking to improve after weak start to 2018

The Chicago Fire head to Red Bull Arena in hopes of gaining at least a point.

Preview: Crew hoping to bounce back vs Revs

After a hot start to the season, Columbus has lost three on the bounce. They'll hope to right the ship vs. the Revs.

Preview: Can Orlando City remain in their purple patch?

Orlando City are on a roll after a poor start. San Jose on the other hand? Not so much.

Preview: FC Dallas look to continue unbeaten start to season

FC Dallas will look to be one of two unbeaten clubs remaining after matchweek 8 alongside NYCFC.

Preview: Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids renew rivalry

Is this the year Colorado gets their first win at Rio Tinto Stadium, or can RSL take the first leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup?

Preview: Zlatan and LA Galaxy host Atlanta United

Atlanta United will head into LA hoping they can leave LA with all three points as they chase the Supporters' Shield early in the season.

Preview: New York City FC travel to Portland

Unbeaten NYCFC head to Providence Park to play a Timbers side who have gotten off to a slow start.

Preview: Sporting KC look to take advantage of weakened Whitecaps

Sporting KC will host Canadian opposition at Children's Mercy on Friday to open matchweek 8 of MLS play.

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Around MLS Player of the Week for Matchweek 8: Johnny Russell

A hat-trick, penalty earned, and getting two players sent off is usually enough to earn PotW honors.

MLS Fantasy Week 8 Tips

Around MLS writer, Chuck Booth, give his tips for matchweek 8 of Fantasy MLS.

Exclusive Interview with Rapids Head Coach Anthony Hudson

The coach is committed to an offensively-minded approach as part of the all-new Rapids Way. It's still most definitely a work in progress.

Holding the High Line Podcast: Rapids Summer Camp

Episode 13: Looking back at the win vs TFC. Training notes and a BIG rumor. And the rabbi interviews Shkelzen Gashi!

Mickey's Mailbag: Zardes Revival Tour?

Once again, Mickey Kennedy tackles fan's questions including one regarding Gyasi Zardes' early season form.

Backpass: Business as Usual

Why did AH sub off Kip Colvey at just the 38th minute? Is Badji on pace for a big season? All that and more as the rabbi breaks down the Rapids in detail.

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