All thoughts in Major League Soccer shifted after Sunday morning's announcement that Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso had passed away. The Major League Soccer Players Union released the following statement: "Kirk was just beginning his career as an MLS professional and his loss is felt across the entire MLS community. On behalf of all MLS Players, we mourn his loss and extend our thoughts and prayers to his family in their time of need."
On Friday, Houston shutout New York 2-0 in front of 22,039 at BMO Field. Jermaine Taylor opened the scoring two minutes in with Calen Carr getting a goal in the 28th minute. Tally Hall needed two saves for the shutout. Saturday, and DC United beat Columbus 1-0 on a 49th minute Chris Pontius goal. At Gillette Stadium, Kansas City shutout New England 1-0. Teal Bunbury scored the 20th-minute winner.
Montreal shutout Philadelphia 2-0 at Saputo Stadium. Andrew Wenger opened the scoring in the 44th. Both teams would finish a man down after Montreal's Nelson Rivas and Philadelphia's Jack McInerney were sent off for fighting. At Toyota Park, Chicago beat a ten-man Toronto 2-1. Toronto's Ryan Johnson opened the scoring in the 16th minute with Chicago's Marco Pappa equalizing in the 64th. Toronto's Logan Emory was send off for a second yellow card in the 79th minute, and the Fire's Austin Berry scored in the 84th. Colorado shutout Real Salt Lake 1-0 on a 38th minute Joseph Nane goal.
Both of Sunday's games included a moment of silence in remembrance of Kirk Urso. In Portland, the Timbers drew 1-1 with Dallas. Scott Sealy opened the scoring in the 51st minute, but Dallas was down a man when Zach Loyd was sent off for a second yellow card a minute later. Jack Jewsbury equalized for the Timbers in the 79th minute. Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman finished with six saves. In the final game of the weekend, Eddie Johnson put Seattle up six minutes into their game with the Los Angeles Galaxy en route to a 4-0 shutout. Fredy Montero scored their second goal in the 52nd minute with Alex Caskey adding a third in the 61st. Andy Rose finished off the scoring in the 88th minute in front of over 60,000 at CenturyLink Field.