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Quick and Payneless – 2 losses in 2 for Canadian MLS teams

Posted on 08 September 2013 by Scott Ferguson

Two of the three Canadian MLS teams were in action away from home on Saturday, but neither could take anything from their respective road trips. Vancouver’s playoff hopes are looking like a distant memory after a 3-1 collapse in Dallas, while Toronto fell 2-0 at Portland Timbers in the first game of the post-Kevin Payne era.

In Dallas, Vancouver took an early lead through Daigo Kobayashi, who was excelling in an attacking midfield role that had finally been tailored for him. Dallas came back through Jevaugh Watson’s long-range strike before half-time, and late in the game Mauro Diaz’s volley looked to have sealed it after some work from Eric Hassli in the build-up. While each of Dallas’ were highlight-reel goals, some fans might be questioning goalkeeper David Ousted on all three.

The goal of the night was to come, though, when Jair Benítez scored a 50-yard wonder strike that hit the top corner. Take a look for yourself:

Jair Benítez golazo

Both Vancouver and Portland are part of seven or eight teams in the Western Conference with a realistic shot at the five playoff places, which meant Toronto could do their Canadian cousins a favour with a point or three at Jeld-Wen Field later on.

The Timbers started stronger, though, and Khalif Alhassan took advantage of a short clearance after a Timbers set-piece to make it 1-0 before half-time. Toronto skipper Steven Caldwell as all over the defensive third as usual, and not for the first time this season he was dangerously close to conceding a penalty after blocking a shot with his hand.

If Caldwell is a model of experience for the Reds, it’s much-needed, as it was miscontrol from defensive partner Gale Agbossoumonde that led to Portland’s second goal. Rodney Wallace was able to run clear and finish past ex-teammate Joe Bendik – the goalkeeper was traded for his opposing number tonight, Miloš Koci?, in the off-season.

The next scorer was born in Toronto, but it wasn’t a good thing for the Reds. It was Portland captain Will Johnson who smashed home to make it 3-0.

Diego Valeri finished it off with a tap-in in stoppage time to make it four and pad the team’s goal differential as they climb into the playoff spots.

One man who was conspicuously absent for Toronto was new signing Maximiliano Urruti – with nothing left to play for this season, there has to be a reason for not bedding in the new man for 2014, whether he’s completely match-fit or not. Head coach Ryan Nelsen has been assured that he won’t be part of the culls at BMO Field in 2013, but Urruti may be the key to closing out the season with some respectability – and impressing Nelsen’s new bosses, whoever they might end up being.

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FC Dallas 1 – Revolution 0

Posted on 05 June 2011 by Matty Jollie

The road woes continued for the New England Revolution (3-6-4, 13pts) on Saturday night in Frisco, Texas as they were upended by the hottest team in MLS, FC Dallas (7-3-4, 25pts) 1-0 through a 69th minute goal from Marvin Chavez.  The loss was New England’s sixth of the season, and left the Revs still searching for their first victory on the road in 2011.

New England saw several changes to their lineup, losing Benny Feilhaber through injury, however Saturday night saw the return of both Didier Domi and Ousmane Dabo to the lineup.  While both Dabo and Domi were big additions to the lineup, perhaps the biggest lineup twist was the change of heart from captain Shalrie Joseph, who decided to decline the invitation from his native Grenada to play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The match began under heavy Texas heat and humidity, and right from the beginning it was clearly evident that the biggest problem on the night for New England was going to be containing the speed of the FC Dallas attack.  The match saw its first true chance in the 21st minute when an artistically crafted cross from Brek Shea found Chavez in space, who settled it nicely and fired a close range volley that tested a well positioned Matt Reis, who was able to make the save.

FC Dallas continued the pressure with chances in the 32nd and 34th minutes through Eric Alexander and Fabian Castillo but the Hoops simply couldn’t put the ball on target to test the Revs’ keeper. It was purely evident throughout the first half that FC Dallas’ speed was too much for the back line of New England to handle, and the hosts exploited their advantage again in the 38th minute when Shea found more space down the left side and fired a long range effort that Reis had to stretch to handle.

In spite of the huge advantage in possession and chances, New England was able to head to the locker room scoreless at the half to give them a chance to regroup  and decipher the potent FC Dallas attack.

As the second half kick off with no changes for either side, the home side picked up right where they left off creating chances through the speedy Chavez, and finally broke through in the 69th minute when Chavez’ speed tore through the Revs’ defense and after beating recently substituted Darrius Barnes and A.J. Soares, beat Matt Reis short side from an extremely acute angle to give the home side the lead.

Coach Steve Nicol opted to bring in Sainey Nyassi in the 70th minute to try to spark the New England attack, but as the match began to wind down, it was clearly evident for nearly the fifth straight match, the Revs were lacking not only creative flair, but overall quality in the final third.

FC Dallas almost added a second goal late on in the 88th minute when Chavez found himself with space and fired a scorching, curling shot to the corner of the Revs’ goal that forced Reis into an amazing outstretched save, keeping the deficit at only one. The final whistle blew and it was FC Dallas earning all three points, sending the Revs back to New England empty-handed, still looking for an away win for their campaign.

New England travels to heated rival New York Red Bulls later this week for a Friday night fixture to be featured on Fox Soccer Channel’s “Soccer Night in America”, while FC Dallas will remain home and entertain Sporting Kansas City on Sunday night.

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New England Revolution at FC Dallas

June 4, 2011 – Pizza Hut Park (Frisco, Texas)

FC Dallas 1, New England Revolution 0

Scoring Summary:

FCD – Marvin Chavez (Fabian Castillo) 69

New England Revolution: Matt Reis, Didier Domi (Darrius Barnes 59), A.J. Soares, Ryan Cochrane, Kevin Alston, Chris Tierney, Ousmane Dabo (Pat Phelan 53), Shalrie Joseph ©, Stephen McCarthy (Sainey Nyassi 70), Zak Boggs, Rajko Lekic

Substitutes Not Used: Bobby Shuttleworth, Franco Coria, Kenny Mansally, Zack Schilawski

STATS*: Shots: 3; Shots on Goal: 2; Saves: 6; Corner Kicks: 3; Offside: 1; Fouls Committed: 12

FC Dallas: Kevin Hartman, Jair Benitez, George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Zach Loyd, Brek Shea, Daniel Hernandez, Andrew Jacobson, Eric Alexander (Milton Rodriguez 67), Marvin Chavez (Eric Avila 92+), Fabian Castillo (Bobby Warshaw 79)

Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Bruno Guarda, Moises Hernandez, Ruben Luna

STATS*: Shots: 16; Shots on Goal: 7; Saves: 2; Corner Kicks: 6; Offside: 4; Fouls Committed: 6

* Note that all statistics are unofficial

Misconduct Summary:

NE – Stephen McCarthy (caution) 23

NE – Ryan Cochrane (caution) 45

FCD – Zach Loyd (caution) 58

NE – Pat Phelan (caution) 89

Team Records:

New England Revolution – 3-6-4, 13 pts.

FC Dallas – 7-3-4, 25 pts.

Referee: Mark Kadlecik

Assistant Referees: Sean Hurd, Colin Arblaster

Fourth Official: Edvin Jurisevic
Weather: Clear and 97 degrees

Attendance: 10,363

NOTES

  • With the loss, the Revs fell to 22-11-3 all-time against Dallas, and 11-6-2 all-time in away matches in Dallas
  • The loss also extended the Revs’ winless streak to four games against Dallas, dating back to Sept. 30, 2009, when New England suffered a 1-0 loss to FCD at the Cotton Bowl … the teams played to a pair of draws in 2010
  • The night’s match was the Revs’ 10th match – in 13 overall games – that they faced Western Conference opponents … the Revs’ last six opponents all hailed from the Western side of the league, dating back to the Chivas USA match on April 30
  • The Revs made two changes to the lineup from last week’s starting 11, snapping a three-game streak of unchanged lineups … Ousmane Dabo stepped into the midfield for the injured Benny Feilhaber, while Didier Domi came back in at left back for Darrius Barnes
  • Stephen McCarthy picked up his team-leading fourth caution of the season in the 23rd minute … in the next game, he will start a three-game good behavior watch that could reduce his season total down to three cautions if he goes card-less in all three matches
  • The teams entered halftime scoreless in a 0-0 deadlock, marking the fifth straight regular-season game in which the Revs and their opponents have entered the intermission scoreless
  • When Sainey Nyassi checked into the game in the 70th minute for Stephen McCarthy, he went in at left midfield and Chris Tierney moved into the central midfield
  • Matt Reis tied his season-high in saves with six … he had twice previously made six saves in a match: at Houston on April 17 and last weekend on May 28 against LA
  • Tonight’s match marked the second match in a row that the game’s lone goal – scored by the Revs’ opponent – was tallied in the 69th minute
  • After playing caution-free soccer in each of the last two matches, the Revs picked up three cautions this evening

 

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PREVIEW: Revs @ FC Dallas

Posted on 02 June 2011 by Hank Alexandre

With Boston and Foxboro buzzing about the US Men’s National Team international friendly against Spain, the Revs are on the road this weekend to face FC Dallas.  Some will remember the 2007 US Open Cup final against FC Dallas in the same venue, Pizza Hut Park; but, this is not the same New England squad that nearly took the domestic double, and this Dallas squad hasn’t lost a game since April.  Dallas is currently in 2nd place in the west, and has scored 6 goals in its last 5 games. The Revs have only scored 2 goals in their last 5, and one of them was a penalty kick.  And while both teams have suffered injuries, Dallas has been able to rise to the challenge, while New England is struggling to find their way.   If the Revs hope to get on the right path, they’ll need to find some help from some unlikely sources.

Here’s the match up:

GOALKEEPERS: Matt Reis and Kevin Hartman have a long history, dating all the way back to their college days at UCLA, where Reis was Hartman’s backup.  Hartman, who at 37 years old, has seemingly resurrected his career in Dallas, where he’s had 6 shutouts this season in 13 starts.  Reis, who has had some injury issues over the last few years, has bounced back well this season, and despite his club record (only two clean sheets), Reis has made 35 saves in 9 starts, whereas Hartman has only made 32 with 4 more starts to his credit.  ADVANTAGE: Push. When it comes down to it, both keepers are veteran top notch keepers in this league, and there is not much to separate the two on paper or on the pitch.

DEFENDERS: New England’s rotation on the back line has taken another turn for the worse with Ryan Cochrane picking up a concussion in last week’s game against Los Angeles, so look for Franco Coria to get the nod alongside rookie AJ Soares.  Franco got the majority of the starts in the beginning of the season, but has since slid down the pecking order.  The Revs will likely have the services of Didier Domi once again, as he is currently off the injured list, and Kevin Alston will resume his position at right back.  Dallas however will be without the services of Jackson, as well as George John.  ADVANTAGE: Push. Dallas has more clean sheets, but with their both halves of their preferred central pairing out of commission, New England may have more of an edge.

MIDFIELDERS:  Thanks to injury, New England’s all star midfield line up of Perovic, Feilhaber, Dabo and Joseph, is now just Joseph.  Aside from Stephen McCarthy, the Revolution’s midfield corp has hardly seen regular playing time.  Chris Tierney however has worked himself into the starting 11 in Perovic’s absence, and with Feilhaber injured, Nicol will probably revert to partnering McCarthy with Pat Phelan, and push Joseph forward.  Dallas will have the luxury of starting the same four midfielders they started last weekend against Houston,  featuring team goal leader Brek Shea and former Revolution midfielder Daniel Hernandez. ADVANTAGE: Dallas – Consistency in the midfield is the one thing the Revolution lack, and Dallas has plenty of it.

FORWARDS: It’s the same old story when it comes to forwards. Dallas has them, New England doesn’t.  Nicol will likely play the 4-5-1, with Rajko Lekic alone in a striker role.  If he decides to go with two strikers, look for Zack Schilawski or Kheli Dube to make an appearance. Dallas will also likely start with a similar formation, with Fabian Castillo in front.  While Castillo hasn’t exactly been lighting the league on fire, he will have better service for the most part when compared to Lekic.  Advantage: Dallas.

COACHES: Schellas Hyndman has been hot over the last few seasons, bringing his team to the MLS Cup Final in 2o1o, and managing a 6 game unbeaten streak.  Meanwhile, Coach Steve Nicol has been struggling to find the missing ingredient to making his team the winning powerhouse it used to be. Advantage: Dallas – Hyndman has horses. Nicol doesn’t.

PREDICTION: Considering both of the teams’ current run of form, you have to give the advantage to Dallas. Revs will lose this Dos a Cero. 2-0.

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Game #9 Preview: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas

Posted on 14 May 2011 by stoma

After a midweek match against the Los Angeles Galaxy at PPL Park that was simultaneously thrilling, frustrating and a dogged display from the Union, Philadelphia heads back onto the road to face a hot FC Dallas squad that is unbeaten in its last four matches, winning three and drawing one.  The 1-1 Union draw kept them unbeaten at home this season, but they are just 1-2-0 away from home thus far.  Worse, they have tallied only 1 goal on the road, and Danny Mwanga’s 84th minute equalizer against Los Angeles did not exactly give followers of the club a confidence boost in the firepower of the offense. Can the attack have the breakthrough it has been looking for against a Dallas squad that has conceded just 4 goals in 5 home games?

Philadelphia Union (4-2-2) at FC Dallas (4-2-1)
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 8:30PM EST, TCN
Pizza Hut Park, Dallas, TX

FC Dallas Probable Starting XI

_____________________Hartman_____________________

Jackson_________John______________Ihemelu_________Loyd

_____________________Hernandez______________________

Chavez___________Alexander_________Jacobson_________Shea

______________________Castillo_________________________

OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira

(R ankle); DF Jair Benitez (L knee); FW Maykel Galindo (L plantar fascia

strain); FW Milton Rodriguez (IT band syndrome); PROBABLE: MF Bruno

Guarda (R hip flexor strain)

 

Philadelphia Union Probable Starting XI

_____________________Mondragon________________________

Williams___________Califf___________Valdes____________Harvey

_______G. Farfan_______Carroll___________________Nakazawa

_____________________Mwanga___________________________

______________Le Toux_______________Ruiz_________________

OUT: GK Thorne

Holder (concussion); DOUBTFUL: MF Stefani Miglioranzi (R groin strain);

PROBABLE: MF Gabe Farfan (L hamstring strain)

Game Notes:

Following a slow start to the season, bad seemingly went to worse when FC Dallas lost 2010 MLS MVP David Ferreira to a broken ankle.   Instead, the team rallied, winning three and drawing once in the 4 games since the injury, the final 3 without Ferreira entirely.  They enter this match with 14 points, equal to those earned by the Union, although in 1 more game played.  This places Dallas in a tie for 3rd place in the Western Conference.

The Union have a significant injury question of their own after goalkeeper and early-season MVP Faryd Mondragon strained his groin late in the match against Los Angeles and gutted it out to stay on the pitch.  The team has made no announcement regarding Mondragon’s availability and he does not appear on the injury report, but do not be surprised if it turns out that the 39 year-old cannot go a mere 3 days after such an injury.  If he cannot, Zac MacMath will make his professional debut.

The Union will be faced with 2 of their former players, Andrew Jacobson and Chris Seitz, now members of FC Dallas.  Jacobson has been playing well, earning himself 6 consecutive starts and registering 1 assist, while Seitz backs up the stalwart Kevin Hartman in goal.

The Union have yet to play a regular season match in 2011 in which either side has scored more than 1 goal.  Philadelphia has won 1-0 four times, lost 1-0 twice and drawn 1-1 twice.

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Andrew Jacobson to join Seitz in Dallas, Union get draft pick

Posted on 18 February 2011 by Breton Bonnette

The Hoops are quickly snapping up Union players and this is one, as a Union fan, that’s tough to swallow. Jacobson featured in 25 games for the Union after being picked up in the 2009 Expansion Draft and is yet another victim of a crowded midfield. From time to time, he also appeared occasionally on the wings but with Okugo apparently having a great preseason, the acquisition of Brian Carroll, and a possible signing or two in the wings, it looks like Jacobson wasn’t in Nowak’s cards. The former Cal midfielder will join Chris Seitz and a Dallas squad that made its’ first MLS Cup appearance last season, losing to the Colorado Rapids in extra time.  In the trade, the Union have received Dallas’ 2nd round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

Quite the roster turnover as Jacobson becomes the Union’s ninth player to be offloaded this offseason. He was also an original Union member (those taken in the 2009 Expansion Draft) as that list dwindles to four remaining – Zimmerman, Miglioranzi, Harvey, and Seb Le Toux.

Our verdict on the move? He fit the bill or at least was making progress in meeting Nowak’s expectations. A second round pick for 2013 isn’t enough for Jacobson unless you have someone waiting in the wings to be signed or are absolutely confident in those you have that the depth of the squad won’t be compromised. Jacobson seemed to be getting better as the year went on last season so, in ASN Philly’s eyes, Dallas got the best end of the deal in this one. Only time will tell however if we’re right.

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RSL set numerous records in convincing 2-0 victory over Dallas

Posted on 17 October 2010 by Patrick McShane

Saturday night was a battle between two seemingly unmovable forces, when Real Salt Lake overpowered FC Dallas 2-0 to remain the Supporters’ Shield race and to join the 2005 San Jose Earthquakes as the only two teams in MLS history to go undefeated at home during the regular season. Though the early minutes of the match seemed to be a defensive grudge match, RSL were able to step up the tempo in the second half and pull away from Dallas in front of a record-setting home crowd of 20,236.

“It’s the first time this year that someone’s been that aggressive on our field in the first 15-20 minutes of the match,” noted RSL coach Jason Kreis. “I walk away from this game and probably feel the most proud about shutting out what’s a very, very good and dangerous attacking team.”

Veteran midfielder Ned Grabavoy earned his third goal of the season as he broke the deadlock in the 59th minute with a looping header over the top of Dallas keeper Dario Sala. While RSL created a number of offensive opportunities in the second half, one would be hard-pressed to have guessed that it would be Grabavoy who would score the game winner. Said Grabavoy: “I think I was just in a better spot. It was one of those balls where he is kind of backpedaling and I am seeing it the whole time. So I was kind of in the right spot at the right time.“

Dallas continued to press throughout the second half, but seemed to run out of gas while RSL’s midfield began to get a lock on the run of play and maintained the pressure on the Dallas back line. Things started to look worse for Dallas in the 83rd minute when physical defender Ugo Ihemelu was subbed out for young attacker Ruben Luna. Seeing that Ihemelu was largely responsible for neutralizing the RSL attack up to that point, one had to know that another goal was in the cards.

It took just six minutes for RSL to exploit the substitution when Andy Williams found substitute Robbie Findley open on the left wing for a free run on goal. Rather than try to force a shot from a tough angle, Findley wisely passed the ball to Javier Morales who casually knocked the ball past an onrushing Sala. With the goal, Morales now stands in second place on RSL’s scoring chart for the season with seven goals and he continues to press for MLS MVP consideration.

With only one road match remaining, RSL find themselves on the precipice of setting a number team and MLS records by seasons end. Having only given up 18 goals on the season, RSL needs to simply avoid a catastrophic letdown against their Rocky Mountain rivals next Saturday to set the MLS record for fewest goals allowed in a season. Additionally, if the team holds to form and secures a shutout next week, they will also set the MLS record for fewest road goals allowed in a season.

Even though the Colorado Rapids secured a playoff berth with a stunning 3-1 victory over the LA Galaxy, they will still have pride and the Rocky Mountain Cup on the line when they meet RSL, meaning both teams will hold nothing back despite their postseason futures already decided. “Every game has been a big game lately and we just keep on going and going and going,” noted Grabavoy. “We still have the Supporters Shield in our reach and that’s obviously a goal of ours, and as long as it is still there we are going to go for it.”

REAL SALT LAKE (15-4-10, 55 pts.) v. FC DALLAS (12-3-14, 50 pts.)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010 – RIO TINTO STADIUM – SANDY, UTAH

Scoring Summary:
RSL–Grabavoy 3 (Russell 5, Morales 9) 59
RSL–Morales 7 (Findley 4, Williams 7) 89

Misconduct Summary:
RSL — Fabian Espíndola (caution; Reckless Foul) 75
RSL — Andy Williams (caution; Reckless Foul) 80
DAL — Heath Pearce (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 88

FC DALLAS–Dario Sala, Heath Pearce, Jair Benitez, George John, Ugo Ihemelu
(Ruben Luna 83), Jackson Goncalves, David Ferreira, Marvin Chavez, Dax McCarty
(Atiba Harris 71), Daniel Hernandez, Milton Rodriguez (Jeff Cunningham 46).

TOTAL SHOTS: 5 (Cunningham 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied with 1); FOULS: 7
(Hernandez 4); OFFSIDE: 5; CORNER KICKS: 7;SAVES: Sala 1; CAUTIONS: Pearce
88; EJECTIONS: None.

REAL SALT LAKE–Nick Rimando, Robbie Russell, Tony Beltran, Jamison Olave, Nat
Borchers, Ned Grabavoy (Andy Williams 71), Javier Morales, Kyle Beckerman,
Will Johnson, Alvaro Saborío (Jean Alexandre 90), Fabian Espíndola (Robbie
Findley 78).

TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Johnson 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied with 1); FOULS: 9 (Espindola 3); OFFSIDE: 5; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: Rimando 3; CAUTIONS: Espindola 75, Williams 80; EJECTIONS: None.

Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee’s Assistants: Bill Dittmar; Greg Barkey
4th Official: Ramon Hernandez
Attendance: 20,236 (Rio Tinto Stadium record)
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-71-degrees

?All Statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

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Weekend MLS roundup: Fire upset Galaxy in Ljungberg debut

Posted on 01 August 2010 by jtobin

A three goal first half by the Chicago Fire sparked the visiting team to a 3-2 victory over the struggling LA Galaxy on Sunday night. It was the highest number of goals the Fire have scored all season. Recent designated player signing Freddie Ljungberg replaced Marco Pappa in the 57th minute, but didn’t make much of an impact as the Fire decided to absorb the Galaxy’s pressure and relied on the counter-attack.

Since returning from the World Cup break, the Galaxy have hit a wall of sorts. Los Angeles is 2-2-2 in its last six MLS matches and has been bounced out of the US Open Cup and is in danger of sealing a similar fate in the CONCACAF Champions League Tournament. Los Angeles, which had only allowed four goals in its first 15 games, has conceded nine goals in its last three matches. “It’s a concern,” Galaxy defender Gregg Berhalter told ASN’s Ivan Yeo. “We have to take a look at it and get back to the basics.”

Jeff Tobin has the happier recap from Chicago.

Ljungberg’s old team, the Seattle Sounders, also had a successful weekend, defeating the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday 1-0 in a game greatly disappointing Quakes fans. It was the kind of poor showing that had Yallop publicly criticizing his team and Quakes fans talking about wishing they had not come. Eric Pederson reports from San Jose, Calif.

The New England Revolution and the Philadelphia Union fought to a 1-1 draw Saturday afternoo. Sebastien Le Toux continued his MVP form with a wonderfully-taken goal in the first half but the Revs hit back through the red-hot Marko Perovic, his fourth league goal this season.

The Revs picked up a much-needed road point to continue their league resurgence. Steven Stoehr provides the New England reaction. But the Union feel hard-done by the result, as Breton Bonnette reports from Philadelphia.

Despite holding the lead twice, being up a man for the final 47 minutes of the game, not to mention having Thierry Henry at their disposal, the New York Red Bulls only managed a meager point away to the Houston Dynamo. Daniel Karell has the RBNY reaction.

FC Dallas went up a Mile High and came down with a point. The boys from north Texas remained unbeaten for the eighth straight game, leaving Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO with a 1-1 draw versus the Colorado Rapids Saturday afternoon. Philip Woodruff recaps the match from an FC Dallas viewpoint.

Speaking of excursions to altitude, in Utah Real Salt Lake dismantled DC United 3-1. Patrick McShane has the blow-by-blow of that match, while from the nation’s capital, Steve Long writes that DC United are still poised to exceed the mediocre record they have established for themselves. Though the playoffs still won’t happen.

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ASN’s MLS Best XI, Week Fifteen

Posted on 20 July 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Week 15’s Best XI has several new inclusions as we hit the halfway point of what has proven to be a very interesting season. Kansas City, however, looking lost for the past several weeks, rode the quality play of their shotstopper to a much-needed week of results. The Union found more late game dramatics to secure three points at PPL Park, led by a fan favorite who just celebrated an impressive milestone. The battle for Player of the Week in the end went against the grain and to someone that has kept his squad in a match more times than any of us could count. Read on here.

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ASN’s MLS Best XI, Week Thirteen

Posted on 08 July 2010 by Breton Bonnette

A whirlwind start to post-World Cup 2010 life produced goals galore for some and continued heartbreak for many. Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles continue to show that their the cream of the crop while D.C. United and New England – once virtual locks for the top of the Eastern Conference – fall to the bottom of the league table. Week Thirteen’s player of the week is a maestro that has followed up a down 2009 season with a 2010 season that warrants all of the MVP talk surrounding him.

ASN Philly’s got the goods so check ’em out!

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Friday audio update

Posted on 28 May 2010 by ASN Staff

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