A look back at MLS: Highlighting Matchday 8 of 2023

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The conclusion of Matchday 8 in MLS means we’re almost through a quarter of the season already and while the way the table is starting to shape up might not be what was expected coming into the 2023 campaign, It’s hard to ignore some newer teams rising to the top and drawing eyes from around the league. But Matchday 8 was always going to be co-headlined by two of MLS’ strongest Regional derbies with Portland Timbers hosting last year’s CCL winners, Seattle Sounders on Saturday night, and LA Galaxy hosting last year’s Supporters Shield and MLS Cup Winners, LAFC on Sunday.

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MLS Matchday 8 Highlights

Union scored 2 second-half goals in a matter of minutes to earn a hard-fought draw on the road in Chicago, Montreal’s struggles continue with a 1-0 loss at home to Wayne Rooney’s D.C. United, And LA Galaxy’s 3-2 loss at home to their crosstown rivals surely places LAFC as the top dog in the city of Angels. Oh yeah, and SKC still didn’t score. Take a look back at all the action from Matchday 8 below

Chicago Fire 2 – 2 Philadelphia Union

Charlotte FC 2 – 2 Colorado Rapids

Columbus Crew 1 – 1 New England Revolution

CF Montreal 0 – 1 D.C. United

NYCFC 2 – 1 Nashville SC

Toronto FC 2 – 2 Atlanta United

New York Red Bulls 1 – 1 Houston Dynamo

Austin FC 0 – 0 Vancouver Whitecaps

FC Dallas 2 – 1 Real Salt Lake

Minnesota United 1 – 2 Orlando City SC

Portland Timbers 4 – 1 Seattle Sounders

San Jose Earthquakes 3 – 0 Sporting Kansas City

St. Louis CITY SC 5 – 1 FC Cincinatti

LA Galaxy 2 – 3 LAFC

A look ahead at Matchday 9

Matchday 9 marks the second week in a row with an MLS game being played on Sunday afternoon, which is excellent news for those that have been watching significantly less MLS this season with the new schedule layout, especially for the fans that attend matches.


  • Philadelphia Union VS Toronto FC | 7:30 pm ET
  • Charlotte FC VS Columbus Crew | 7:30 pm ET
  • FC Cincinnati VS Portland Timbers | 7:30 pm ET
  • CF Montreal VS New York Red Bulls | 7:30 pm ET
  • New England Revolution VS Sporting Kansas City | 7:30 pm ET
  • NYCFC VS FC Dallas | 7:30 pm ET
  • Orlando City SC VS D.C. United | 7:30 pm ET
  • Houston Dynamo VS Inter Miami CF | 8:30 pm ET
  • Nashville SC VS LAFC | 8:30 pm ET
  • Colorado Rapids VS St Louis CITY SC | 9:30 pm ET
  • Real Salt Lake VS San Jose Earthquakes | 9:30 pm ET
  • LA Galaxy VS Austin FC | 9:30 pm ET
  • Seattle Sounders VS Minnesota United | 10:30 pm ET


  • Atlanta United VS Chicago Fire | 4:30 pm ET
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Matchday 9 should be another exciting one with a few questions to be answered – Will LAFC or Philadelphia rotate with their CCL clash taking place the following mid-week? Can Galay or SKC find their first win? How will Pat Noonan and FC Cincinnati bounce back after their humbling 5-1 loss to St Louis? Be sure to catch all Matchday 9 action on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV this weekend.

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