Crew Soccer Academy alum Wil Trapp started off a Columbus Crew rally with his first Major League Soccer goal to lead his side to a 2-2 road draw against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium. Following the weekend, the Crew sits at the fifth MLS Playoff spot with 37 points and a 9-9-10 record.
The second-year midfielder Trapp, formerly of the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team and the 2013 U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year, cut Houston’s lead to 2-1 in the 48th minute with a 25-yard strike off of a throw-in. Trapp’s shot, which is up for MLS Goal of the Week, snuck just inside the inside of the right post, and Columbus maintained its momentum with an Ethan Finlay header six minutes later.
Yedlin Assists Twice for Sounders: Seattle Sounders FC Academy alum and 2014 FIFA World Cup member DeAndre Yedlin assisted two goals, including Andy Rose’s stoppage-time game-winner, to lead Seattle to a 3-2 win against Real Salt Lake on Friday. Yedlin’s other assist was on Lamar Neagle’s 38th-minute tally. Yedlin recorded multiple assists in a game for the first time in his young career.
Zardes Scores No. 15 for Galaxy: LA Galaxy Academy product Gyasi Zardes added to his banner season with his 15th goal of the season during the LA Galaxy’s 2-2 draw against the Montreal Impact last Wednesday. Zardes’ 59th-minute score cut Montreal’s lead to 2-1 before Alan Gordon notched the equalizer in the 64th minute. Zardes recently set the record for most goals by an MLS homegrown player, breaking the previous mark of 13 held by New England Revolution Academy alum Diego Fagundez.
Rowe Rallies Revs: Former Crossfire Premier midfielder Kelyn Rowe helped rally the New England Revolution to a 2-1 win against the Montreal Impact on Saturday in Foxborough. Just 10 minutes after Montreal gained a 1-0 lead, Rowe responded with a long-range strike past Troy Perkins for the equalizer, followed by Lee Nguyen’s winner. Rowe has been in top form with two goals and three assists over his past five matches.
Elsewhere, former Andromeda Academy midfielder Dillon Powers scored his fifth goal of the season during the Colorado Rapids’ 2-2 road draw against the Portland Timbers on Sunday, and Concorde Fire product Chris Duvall earned his first MLS assist, setting up a Thierry Henry goal during the New York Red Bulls’ 2-2 draw against the Philadelphia Union.