Jesus Ferreira makes his case amid Folarin Balogun mania! MLS winners and losers as USMNT striker goes off again for FC Dallas
While American soccer's focus was fixated on an American, born English-raised superstar setting the world on fire in France, there were games played stateside on Wednesday night. And the biggest statement in those games was made by a U.S. men's national team forward, Jesus Ferreira, who showed that he still has plenty to say in a striker race that has been dramatically changed by Folarin Balogun's arrival.
Ferreira wasn't the only superstar on the scoresheet on Wednesday, the first midweek session of the MLS season. Several contenders ran absolutely rampant, with their superstars leading the way. That includes Thiago Almada, Atlanta United's World Cup winner, who continues to find new ways to dazzle as his time in MLS ticks down.
Still, it wasn't all good news, as several struggling teams continued to struggle. A midweek match wasn't a cure for their ailments, and now all involved face a short turnaround before another busy rivalry weekend.
GOAL takes a look at the big winners and losers from Wednesday night's MLS action:
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