Sporting Kansas City is currently in a difficult situation in league play after failing to win for the ninth time in their last 10 games on Friday night against DC United. The failings of the current roster has led to plenty of speculation as to who Kansas City could bring in this summer as reinforcements to help the team turn their season around.
Tomorrow night in Houston two teams that are winless in a combined 11 straight games will square off a BBVA Compass Stadium when Sporting KC and the Houston Dynamo face off. While Kansas City is winless in their last five games since a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls, the Dynamo are winless in six since a 5-0 win over FC Dallas.
Was referee Fotis Bazakos right to point to the spot?
One week after burying a penalty against FC Dallas, Lee Nguyen was once again called upon to face down an opposing keeper. The silver-haired Nguyen made no mistake of the opportunity, putting the New England Revolution back on level terms with the Seattle Sounders.
FC Dallas playmaker Fabian Castillo took advantage of a mistake by New England Revolution center back Sambinha who was making his first MLS start to score the go-ahead 70th-minute goal andhelp the visitors come backa 4-2 win in front of 23,472 at Gillette Stadium.
The Revs host FC Dallas with just two games remaining until the midseason break for the Copa America. Can they keep up their winning ways?
The New England Revolution face FC Dallas at home tonight as they look to extend their momentum after last week's win versus the Chicago Fire. Newly acquired Designated Player Kei Kamara got Revolution fans excited after managing six total shots over 90 minutes.
Whether it's Fabian Castillo or Michael Barrios, Dallas has speed to burn all over the field.
When FC Dallas visits the New England Revolution on Saturday, it won't just be an ordinary MLS side coming to town. Instead, it'll be one that boasts a 5-0-2 record at home, 23 points through 13 games and a youthful core with speed to burn.
The MLS schedule was heavy on midweek games, but league action returns over the weekend with a schedule of nine additional matches.
Headlining the proceedings is a rivalry clash that pits D.C. United against the New York Red Bulls. The meetingof Eastern Conference foes isn't the only rivalry matchon the docket, as Toronto FC hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Canadian clash.
The Colorado Rapids continued their shocking run atop MLS, while the Montreal Impact and Columbus Crew combined to provide one of the season's most action-packed matches. Here's a closer look at all of this past weekend's MLS action:
Orlando City played the New York Red Bulls to a 1-1 draw in a match with a combined eight yellows and on red card.
Toronto FC open the remodel on one of the showcase stadiums in MLS and a Cascadia clash. Three Big Storylines, TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View are here in your Week 10 MLS Gamethread
Three Big Storylines:
After starting the season with a lackluster slate of games on Viernes de Fútbol, UniMas has a good game this Friday.
Seattle's road woes continue against an opportunistic Dallas team.
WHOMP. That's the sound of the wind being knocked out of the Seattle Sounders, who took a gut punch from Dallas with another dreadful start to a road match. Losing by a score line of 0-2 against FC Dallas was rough, but what's worse is the doubts that have plagued this team all season were back in full force following the loss.
Surprise, the Seattle Sounders still have problems. Saturday's 2-0 loss to FC Dallas highlighted issues on both sides of the ball and while the Sounders played well at times and crafted spells of good possession, their attack is still disjointed and their midfield still lacks a continuous identity.
Last year FC Dallas punished Seattle Sounders FC in the playoffs, ending the Oba-Dempsey era with penalty kicks on the road. Saturday night at 6 PM (Q13) Sigi Schmid can target revenge. FCD is still younger and faster than Seattle. But the Sounders added youth at left back, center forward and are giving Kovar more playing time in 2016.
Seattle Sounders return to the road where they are 0-2-1 -3. Their trip to Frisco, Texas against FC Dallas (6-4-2 -2 overall) kicks off a stretch of four road matches in five to play. Due to their slow start the Sounders will need to find a way to pick up road points now, as several players are about to leave for Copa America prep matches.
For the second time this year, the Portland Timbers lost to their Western Conference foe, FC Dallas, on Wednesday night. Over the past couple years, the two teams have emerged as some of the best in the MLS, capping with an exciting tie last year in the playoffs. The Timbers have not had nearly as much luck against FC Dallas this year, with the Texans winning both matches, and frankly, doing so pretty easily.
The Portland Timbers are on the road again today, facing off against the wounded but dangerous FC Dallas. Coming up against an FCD side that has lost three on the trot, the Timbers should be ready to pounce, but need to remain wary of their opponents, who are back on their home turf where they are still undefeated in 2016.
The Portland Timbers are still on the road following Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps and this time they are headed southeast, getting set to take on FC Dallas this evening in a midweek match. To get a good look at the Timbers' opposition, we talked to Drew Epperley of Big D Soccer and he answered a few of our questions coming into tonight's match.
It's very difficult to come back and beat a good team on the road after giving up a 3rd-minute PK goal. We'll never know what this match would have looked like if Herculez Gomez had capitalized on his great run behind the FC Dallas defense right after the first whistle, of course, but man, wouldn't that have been nice?
Sounders fall behind on a 2' penalty and lose 2-0.
The Seattle Sounders hoped to gallop out of Texas with three more points on Saturday, but the home side continued their excellent home form and held the Sounders off 2-0. In a match that could have truly gone either way, FC Dallas managed to squeak out the win through Mauro Diaz's early penalty and then added a late insurance goal from a Michael Barrios breakaway.
Defenders are not usually talked about, except for when they make mistakes and goals are conceded. I delve back into the discussion about Union's left backs, and get to the bottom of whose name should be listed in the starting XI.
The day was Sunday, March 6th 2016. The location was Frisco, Texas.
The Houston Dynamo failed to hold onto a 1-0 lead which led to a 2-0 victory for home side Real Salt Lake.
1) The Dynamo are winless since their 5-0 win over FC Dallas and are 1-5-2 overall which gives them a league worst 5 points. Against RSL the Dynamo once again failed to hold onto a lead as they allowed momentum to shift to their opponents.