Real Salt Lake's attack has gone cold at the worst possible time.
For the third straight match, RSL was held scoreless as the Western Conference contender settled for a 0-0 draw with league-leaders FC Dallas at Rio Tinto Stadium. With the draw, FC Dallas maintains a five-point cushion atop the conference while RSL sits eight points back in fourth place.
The Portland Timbers have returned home after last weekend's loss to the league leaders, FC Dallas, and are set to play host to another one of the top teams in the West as Real Salt Lake come to town. In two meetings this year the Timbers and RSL have tied twice, both ending 2-2, but shared points will not do for the Timbers this time as they need to set the pace in the run in to the playoffs.
Victor Ulloa was a difference maker for FC Dallas against the Portland Timbers when they met last weekend, as the guys from the Rose City Soccer Show talked about in this week's episode. Hopefully the Timbers can rebound this weekend...
Several teams are still jockeying for playoff positioning, and a few of those sides will face each other during a pivotal Week 30 in MLS.
The headliner pits the LA Galaxy against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday afternoon. The Galaxy have not lost in their last six matches, while the Sounders, who are five points adrift of the playoffs, have earnedpoints in seven of their last eight games.
New York (AFP) Former Chelsea and England star Frank Lampard limped out of New York City FC's 2-2 MLS draw with FC Dallas with an apparent left calf injury.
With the playoffs four weeks away it could be a serious blow for City and Lampard, who missed the first 12 matches of the season with an injury to the same leg but has become an increasingly influential force for a club challenging Toronto FC for the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
Just days after winning the U.S. Open Cup, FC Dallas has added a veteran forward with quite the MLS reputation.
FC Dallas announced on Thursday that the club has signed Guatemalan international Carlos Ruiz. The 37-year-old forward played three seasons for FC Dallas after joining the club in 2005, amassing 31 regular season goals in 68 appearances to go withfive goals in six playoff games.
The MLS Power Rankings don't stop for international duty!
While most of the world were on break for the FIFA international fixture window, MLS said that the window would be a great place to put Week 27 of the 2016 season. 12 teams saw action while 8 were given the week off. And though many teams were shorthanded with their stars playing for their national teams, we saw some surprising results over the course of the weekend.
Rowe could make history tonight and two more things to know.
The New England Revolution have the opportunity to hoist their first U.S. Open Cup trophy since 2007 on Tuesday when they travel to FC Dallas. Here are three things you need to know ahead of the 10 PM kickoff.
1. Tuesday's game might bring on a case of déj vu.
The Portland Timbers did not do themselves any favors in Saturday's 3-1 loss to FC Dallas, failing to bring home a road point for the 14th time this season and losing control of their playoff destiny. Of course, a road loss to the best team in the league comes as no surprise, and looking at the remainder of the Timbers' schedule, reaching the playoffs still looks like a very attainable goal.
A Canada vs. America showdown headlines this week's CONCACAF Champions League action
Sporting Kansas City travels north of the border to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in an all-MLS group C match-up. Elsewhere, FC Dallas will travel down to Nicaragua to face Group H cellar-dwellers Real Esteli.
Facing the start of their long trip around North America and the Caribbean, Sporting Kansas City got a 2-2 draw on the road against an FC Dallas team that had dropped only six points out of a possible 36 home points heading into the game tonight. In the first half both teams had some chances, but it was FC Dallas putting Kansas City goalkeeper Alec Kann to the test more.
The New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas are both teams in the thick of the MLS Supporters' Shield race, but they each have another task in focus this week: securing a place in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.
The Red Bulls need just a draw against Salvadoran side Alianza on the road on Tuesday night to secure their place in the knockout rounds, and to extend an MLS-best 16-match unbeaten streak in all competitions.
On the surface, the cities of Kingstown and Frisco have little in common. The former, the capital of St. Vincent & The Grenadines, is known much more for its tourism than its soccer, its beaches rather than the cricket pitch that the local national team calls home.
Through the first 78 minutes of Saturday's match, FC Dallas looked like a team that was having little issue with a post-U.S. Open Cup hangover. However, after a mostly dominant performance, a late goal saw the Western Conference contender drop two road points against New York City FC.
Another young American has made the move to Germany to kickstart his pro career.
FC Schalke announced on Tuesday that U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team midfielder Weston McKinnie has joined the club's Under-19 team. The FC Dallas product was named Player of the Tournament as the U.S. U-19s claimed April'sSlovakia Cup with a win over Russia.