Snubbed stars shine: The MLS weekend in photos

Jermain Defoe and Eddie Johnson scored this weekend after missing out on the World Cup, showing their international managers they may have made the wrong decision.
D.C. United and Toronto FC were likely planning on a spell without Eddie Johnson and Jermain Defoe this month. Both teams are now happy to be making other plans, and it especially showed this weekend. Johnson and Defoe scored against Montreal and New York respectively, providing a rebuke to U.S. boss Jurgen Klinsmann and England manager Roy Hodgson. Although Obafemi Martins wasn't shocked to miss out on Nigeria's squad, his wonder goal showed he could've helped the Super Eagles in Brazil as well.

Check out some of the best images from across the league this weekend...

Diego Fagundez and Teal Bunbury celebrate another goal in the Revolution's 5-3 win over the Union

  Defoe goes airborne, and later scored the game's only goal in TFC's win over New York.

Johnson scored his first D.C. United goal to equalize late against the Impact

Fabian Castillo celebrates a late equalizer against Chivas USA, ending FC Dallas' four-game losing run

Mark Sherrod assisted Giles Barnes' goal in Houston's 1-0 win over the Galaxy

Javier Morales and RSL stayed red hot in a Rocky Mountain Cup win over the Rapids

Martins (center) scored a wonder goal in Seattle's 1-0 win over San Jose

Darlington Nagbe attempts a shot in Portland's wild 3-3 draw with Columbus

Mike Magee scores one of his two penalty kicks in the Fire's 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City

Erik Palmer-Brown, 17, conceded a penalty kick and was sent off in a MLS debut to forget