Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 40-man provisional roster for Copa America. There's still Jorge Villafana for some bizarre reason, but hey, at least Eric Lichaj is listed. G - David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (
It appears the injury bug is making its way around MLS camps this week, and Orlando Citymight have receivedthe most venomous bite.
Orlando City is looking to build on its big 4-1 win over the Portland Timbers with a Friday visit against the Philadelphia Union, but will have to make due without injured forward Cyle Larin (hamstring) and defender Tommy Redding (head).
While the 2015 Supporters' Shield winners looked like their former selves in Week 9, many other teams earned impressive road ties. Here's a look at all 10 match stories and follow-up features from over the weekend on SBI:
The New York Red Bulls pulled off a creative and lethal free kick to score the game's first goal en route to defeating FC Dallas, 4-0, on Friday.
New York Red Bulls nailed a wonderfully elaborate free-kick routine during their Friday night MLS clash with FC Dallas, with Lloyd Sam, formerly of Leeds United, ultimately putting the ball in the back of the net.
The goal came last in the first half, with four Red Bulls' players crowding around the ball outside the Dallas box.
HARRISON, N.J. When FC Dallas loses, it loses badly. Very badly.
FC Dallas suffered its latest ugly defeat of the season on Friday night, falling, 4-0, on the road to the New York Red Bulls. The lopsided result worsened the league's best record by moving FC Dallas to 5-3-2, but what was just as bad was the fact that the Western Conference club still cannot avoid getting blown out in games that it fails to pick up points in.
Toronto FC finish their eight game road trip in Portland, NYRB try to avoid going double digit negative goal differential and more. Three Big Storylines, TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View are here in your Week 9 MLS Gamethread
(Author's note: The Weekend Gamethread is back after taking a week off.
Both Real Salt Lake and the Montreal Impact have emerged as contenders in their respective conferences, but the two sides will face stiff tests this weekend.
RSL, the league's last remaining unbeaten, travels to StubHub Center to take on the LA Galaxy, while the Impact host Canadian rivals Toronto FC in a match-up that should pit superstars Didier Drogba andSebastian Giovinco against one another.
Following Week 7 action in MLS, the team at the top of the standings has reportedly received some bad news.
FC Dallas could be without centerback Matt Hedges for five-to-six weeks due to a torn meniscus. A report claims Hedges started feeling the problem after playing on the Portland Timbers' artificial surface at Providence Park, and the defender then missed FCD's home win against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday.
After some extended absences to start the season, two of the most recognizable stars in MLS will take the field this weekend, while a pair of Western Conference contenders meet up in an early season collision.
Two of the league's elite collide in Sunday's headliner as FC Dallas takes on Sporting Kansas City.
The Sounders face a tough opponent in Houston. No identity, but a lot of goals.
Houston is a curious side this year. They have no one that makes you go, "Oh, sh...what the hell did he just do?" like Piatti was capable of last week. Under Owen Coyle they have struggled to find results and an identity.
Sporting Kansas City gets the chance to quickly get over the performance on Wednesday night against Colorado with a game tomorrow against FC Dallas. That's assuming the game takes place as it looks like Dallas will be dealing with some severe weather tomorrow evening that will start around the same time the game is scheduled to start.
The Portland Timbers were completely unable to deal with FC Dallas's high pressure tonight and it cost them as the team went down 3-0 in the first half at Providence Park before picking their heads up and pulling a single goal back in the second half.
Giving up the first goal of the match for the fourth time this season, the Timbers found themselves down 1-0 in just the fourth minute.
The Portland Timbers are up for their second match of the week today as they take on FC Dallas. With one of the most fearsome teams in MLS coming to town, the Timbers will need to be on top of their collective game as they navigate three games in just seven days.
Match Preview: "Of course, the Timbers could potentially switch things up and move back to the 4-3-3 in which they started the season.
Just three days after their 1-1 draw against the LA Galaxy, the Portland Timbers are back in action tomorrow as they host FC Dallas in league play. With both teams playing games in quick succession -- Dallas played the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 draw on Saturday -- this match will be a true test of the depth and fitness of both sides.
FC Dallas just gave the rest of MLS a tutorial on how to disrupt United's already troubled attack.
Worry. That's the feeling I had after D.C. United were undone by FC Dallas Saturday, and I know I wasn't alone. I saw it in the faces in the stands, and I heard it in the gallows humor and rueful laughter walking alongside fans in the concourse and in Lot 8.
D.C. United was facing an FC Dallas team Saturday that was missing most of its defense yet still retained its offense. In an attempt to jumpstart the productivity of some starters there was some minor juggling, but the resulting 3-0 loss left a lot of salt to go with some sour.
We look back at the match with animated internet files.
Saturday afternoon's 3-0 loss to FC Dallas was not pretty, but for D.C. United seeing them in the disrepair as they were was, in a humorous topical phrase, not great Bob. But more specifically, Bobby Boswell, as we're about to illustrate.
Following their 3-0 loss to FC Dallas, D.C. United announced on their website (at 8am on an Easter Sunday morning) the signing of forward Andrea Mancini to their roster. The 23-year old forward and former member of the Manchester City youth system is the son of Roberto Mancini, coach of Inter Milan, the Serie A team in Italy owned by Erick Thohir, who is also the Managing Partner of D.
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.
Sporting KC came out and played much better on the road tonight in Dallas than they had at home on Wednesday against the Colorado Rapids, but it wasn't enough as Sporting fell for the third time in four matches. KC scored first but couldn't make the lead hold up and couldn't find an equalizer late with a flurry of chances to fall 2-1.
We take a look back at what went right and what went wrong for the Philadelphia Union in the month of March
Nobody saw this start coming. When the schedule was first announced, Philadelphia Union fans thought it might not be until April that the Union would get their first win, with games against powerhouse FC Dallas, the Eastern Conference defending champions Columbus Crew SC, and I-95 rival New England Revolution.