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The Good, The Bad, The Coyote Ugly

THE GOOD
*Toronto wins its second in a row for the first time in almost a year and does it in front of another large, energized crowd.

*When Kenny Cooper scores, Dallas is 15-0-3. He scored. They won, despite no Toja, Rhine or Richetti.

*Jozy Altidore shows off his acceleration, balance and touch on a 45-yard run before blistering a powerful shot into the roof of the net.

*Ronnie O'Brien scores San Jose's first goal of the season after 223 minutes.

*Ned Grabavoy delivers a sweet through ball to set up the Quakes' second goal.

*Steve Cronin's touch save to push Brad Davis's free kick over the crossbar.

*David Beckham's service. (We will repeat this line every week.)

*Abe Thompson's terrific counterattack goal to seal Dallas's road victory.

*Two more goals in the first 10 minutes: Cooper and Jack Jewsbury.

*K.C. wins in Chicago for only the second time in 16 tries.

*Another two-goal weekend for Landon Donovan.

*Chris Klein's pass that led Beckham into the box and initiated Donovan's second goal.

*Attendance at L.A. (23,000) and Chicago (17,000).

THE BAD
*Jon "Nowhere Man" Busch on Jewsbury's goal. Said Busch: "[The ball] just sticks as soon as it bounces and I'm in no-man's-land and I'm screwed. Everybody is thinking, what the [heck] is he doing? It's give-and-take. It's my fault, I take the responsibility and you know, on another day, when the field's wet, the ball slips through and I catch it cleanly and we're off playing."

*Donovan barks at Patrick Ianni after his first goal, though Houston's physical play probably warranted the reaction.

*New York drawing 12,000 on Saturday, Chivas USA drawing 10,000 on Sunday.

*Free kicks sneak past leaky walls built by RSL and New York.

*Dema Kovalenko shanks a one-timer from 12 yards.

*Red Bulls, with a man advantage for a half, relinquish a 1-0 lead.

*ESPN.com promotes online chats with Jaime Moreno and Bryan Namoff.....and fails to deliver either one.

THE COYOTE UGLY
*A prone Mauricio Castro kicks up at Kevin Goldthwaite's groin to earn a well-deserved red card just after intermission, New England's second in two weeks. On MSG, Shep Messing calls it, brilliantly, a "numbskull play."

*The 2007 MLS Cup finalists (Houston and N.E.) and regular season conference winners (D.C. and Chivas) have a combined 4-8-5 record.

*In the West, only Dallas (2-0-2) is above .500.

*Rapids Coach Fernando Clavijo: "It was a total letdown as a team. ... We never got possession of the ball. We started poorly. We were missing passes, not connecting enough. On the 50-50 balls we lost pretty much every single battle. Playing like that you're not going to get many results."

So what did I miss?

By Steve Goff  |  April 21, 2008; 2:34 AM ET
Categories:  MLS  
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