-Matt Acconciamessa | US Soccer Daily

A day late, here’s a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from MLS Week 3:

The Good

The Champs: Colorado seems to be using the Real Salt Lake blueprint of 2009-10, following their surprise MLS Cup triumph up with a season of more consistent, strong play. Both offensively and defensively, their 3-0-0 start has been impressive, albeit against some of MLS’ weaker teams at this point.

Tally Hall: Once again, Houston needed a monster performance from Hall to earn a point on the road, with highlight reel stops limiting Henry and company to a single goal on their numerous opportunities.  Check out a couple of his nicest stops here and here.

Teal Bunbury: The Sporting KC striker predictably was the target of a lot of booing at Empire Field, but he managed to silence the Vancouver faithful on two occasions with a pair of gorgeous goals. His performance has been a source of excitement for KC and USMNT fans, but it wasn’t enough to take all three points on the road thanks to…

The Caps’ Fighting Spirit: We’re only three weeks into the season, but I’d feel confident in saying that we probably won’t see a better comeback this season than what Vancouver pulled off on Saturday. I feel sorry for the unlucky soul that decided to head to the parking lot in the 90th minute with the Caps down 3-1 just to beat the rush, only to miss out on a crazy finish for the ages.

The Bad

The Runners-up: The two participants of MLS Cup 2010 are headed in opposite directions. While Colorado hasn’t gotten out of the gates quickly, FC Dallas has sputtered, scoring just one goal in three matches. The Hoops seem to be missing what Dax McCarty brought to the table.

Boring, Boring Union: Last year, Philly played some attractive attacking soccer. This year, it’s been the complete opposite. Despite having a man advantage against LA for almost the entire second half, they couldn’t manage to get a single shot on target. The midfield trio of Stefani Miglioranzi, Brian Carroll, and Kyle Nakazawa lacks creativity going forward, which Piotr Nowak will have to address if the Union are to generate a more consistent attack in the coming weeks.

The Ugly

The DeRo Saga: The abrupt trade on April Fools’ Day was a fitting ending to the rocky Dwayne DeRosario-Toronto FC marriage that seemed doomed for some time now.

7,114: If an MLS game is played in New England and no one’s there to see it, does it actually happen? With all due respect to the loyal fans that were in attendance, that is an ugly, ugly number.

Maicon Santos: Good news, Dominic Oduro, you’re Week 1 miss has some company thanks to this effort from Maicon Santos against Chivas USA:

As always, feel free to add anything I missed.  Enjoy the Champions League action this evening.
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