GALLERY: Shots of the Week in Major League Soccer, Week 14 | THE SIDELINE
This week's submissions to "Shots of the Week":
The looks on Toronto FC goalkeeper Joe Bendik and his defenders' faces say, "We probably just blew our chance to win only our second game in the last 26." The assassin, once again, was Jack McInerney, who delivered the heartbreaker in Saturday's 1-1 draw.
If the Whitecaps make the playoffs, they'll point to Saturday's come-from-behind 2-1 victory as the turning point following an eighth-place start after 11 games.
It's not the prettiest contribution he'll ever hope to make, but rookie Crew defender Chad Barson won the penalty on Saturday night that gave Columbus a point and keep the fifth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot within reach.
Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch wasn't able to keep out many of the Real Salt Lake shots he saw on Saturday — San Jose lost 3-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium — but he laid it all on the line to punch this cross of the head of teammate Jason Hernandez.
Rapids vs. FC Dallas saw zero goals in the first 45, then a 10-minute scoring spree kick off with each side scoring a pair shortly after the halftime restart. That's how it ended, 2-2, with the match backdropped by a gorgeous Colorado sky.
Sporting Kansas City made every effort to contain the Impact on Saturday night, but two goals in four minutes just after halftime was an insurmountable lead for Peter Vermes' now reeling side.
Obafemi Martins is finally healthy for the Sounders. Even better, he's scoring goals. Now if only he could keep from picking up red cards, he could easily be a 15-goal per season scorer.
Nothing sent shock waves across the league this weekend like the New England Revolution putting five past the defending champion LA Galaxy. The Revs are now tied for the final East playoff spot.
Mike Magee is back home with the Chicago Fire, and look at that, they picked up three points on Saturday thanks to a guy who's now got seven goals on the season.