It was a good showing for the stars of the league’s expansion teams Wednesday night in Commerce City, CO., as Orlando City’s Kaka and NYCFC’s David Villa put in a goal apiece as the MLS All-Stars defeated Tottenham Hotspurs, 2-1.
Author: Andrew Harvey
For the third time in as many matches, the Seattle Sounders conceded a goal in the final 10 minutes to lose 1-0, this time on the road to the Montreal Impact. Laurent Ciman was the home-team hero, heading in the game-winner in the 88th minute. Seattle (10-10-2) is in a free fall in both in the Western Conference standings and MLS power rankings with six losses in seven contests. Montreal (7-3-8) had lost two matches at home all season, despite languishing in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference table.
Losers of five of the past six, the Sounders can use some help. The transfer window is open for a splashy international acquisition, but that probably means buying down the DP deal of Ozzie Alonso.
Sounders midfielder Marco Pappa likely will miss Saturday’s game in Montreal after his arrest for DUI and speeding early Sunday morning in Seattle.
A week after losing to worst in the East Chicago, the shorthanded Sounders clank one to the worst in the West, Colorado, for a fifth defeat in the past six.
One of the world’s most popular sports teams, Manchester United, spent a few days in Seattle, where the twin lusts to celebrate the legend and hype the brand came into full view.
Rookie Cristian Roldan, a former Washington Husky, and Sweden’s Erik Friberg, a Sounder in 2011, are among those being counted on to to stop a Sounders skid that includes four losses in five games.
With a left-footed strike in stoppage time, Chicago’s Jason Johnson delivered the decisive blow in a match filled with close calls to give the Fire its first franchise victory over the Sounders, 1-0, Saturday night. Chicago (5-9-3) entered the contest at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, while Seattle (10-8-2) stood tied with Vancouver
Backup keeper Troy Perkins is the pre-game man of the match as he replaces injured Stefan Frei in goal for the short-handed Sounders against Chicago.
A three-game losing streak ended, barely, when Tyrone Mears scored in the 88th minute to provide the difference against D.C. United, MLS’s top team, Friday night at the Clink.