Six MLS teams continued to prepare for the upcoming MLS campaign with preseason matches on Friday, Feb. 2. Here is how they fared:
San Jose Earthquakes 1, Real Salt Lake 1
There was no separating these two Western Conference foes.
The San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake finished in a 1-1 stalemate in their clash in Tucson, Arizona. Real Salt Lake got on the scoreboard in the 16th minute through a Victor Bernardez own goal, but Chris Wondolowski (pictured above, right) came to the rescue for the Earthquakes when he finished off a feed from Shea Salinas in the 32nd.
New England Revolution 2, New York Red Bulls 0
The New England Revolution got the upper hand on the New York Red Bulls in Case Grande, Arizona, winning via a 2-0 scoreline. The showdown at Grande Sports World was decided by a Kei Kamara goal in the 25th minute, but the Revolution got a late insurance goal from 2017 MLS SuperDraft pick Brian Wright (pictured above, left).
Minnesota United 1, NK Istra 1
Former US national team attacker and current Minnesota United trialist Eugene Starikov helped his cause of landing a deal with the expansion club, netting the equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Croatian side NK Istra 1961.
Montreal Impact 2, University of South Florida 0
Talk about finishing things off on a good note.
The Montreal Impact wrapped up the first phase of their 2017 preseason in Orlando, Florida, by beating the University of South Florida, 2-0. First-round MLS SuperDraft pick Nick DePuy was the man of the hour in this one, as he bagged the brace that gave the Impact the shutout victory.