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.
Orlando City SC and New York City FC fans will find out who is on their clubs squad on Wednesday when the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft takes place. Some of the big names available are Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC), Rais Mbolhi (Philadelphia Union) and Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls).
FC Dallas avoided their fifth-straight loss, as a late Fabian Castillo equalizer was just enough to earn a 1-1 draw with visiting Chivas USA.
Entering Saturday's matchup, FC Dallas had lost four straight by a combined 9-3 scoreline. They looked to be well on their way to yet another defeat when Marco Delgado scored the game's opening goal in the 60th minute.
Going into this season, most analysts and supporters knew it was going to take time to attain team cohesion. This was the first time in their six seasons that the Sounders roster had to be overhauled. Gone were club originals Steve Zakuani and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, along with fan favorite Mauro Rosales.
Will it be the Eastern or Western Conference of MLS that will take the honors during the 2014 season? There's no doubt there's plenty of talent among the teams in the Western Conference, but there are plenty of question marks too.
Here's our preview of the 2014 MLS Western Conference (see below) as well asour preview of MLS's Eastern Conference.
Change has been abundant in Seattle this year. With a number of prominent first team members shipped out of Seattle Sounders, it facilitated the arrival of a number of new faces. The home of the Super Bowl champions, the city's soccer team is yet to feature in the show piece occasion of MLS. Regardless, they still had one of the biggest talking points last season when they acquired Clint Dempsey from Tottenham Hotspur.
It is mid-February, which means every Major League Soccer team is in the middle of their preseason camps. Several are in Arizona while most are in Florida.
Teams are making moves left and right these days but just who is doing a good job about it all remains the big question. So here is a short list of who I think is winning this preseason so far and who still has work left to do.
Sounders got back to business in Seattle against the Vancouver Whitecaps after all the hoopla of the US Men's National Team and their win in Jamaica on Brad Evans stoppage time goal. There were several USMNT luminaries in attendance in advance of Tuesday's match in Seattle versus Panama to see the Cascadia Derby played out in front of 53,679 fans in attendance.
Carlos Valdes on his current status. Union will return to preseason Disney Classic. Several players with local connections invited to MLS Combine. Paul Riley wants former Independence players in Portland. More news.
Which player most contributed to the attack in 2015?
Previous winners are not just forwards as the award is eligible to any player that scores goals or collects assists. This year's cutoff will be for any player with seven or more goals or assists. Previous winners were Fredy Montero (09, 10, 12), Mauro Rosales (11), Eddie Johnson (13) and Obafemi Martins (14).
Taylor Graham gave some strong hints that some significant change could be in the offing.
The last time the Seattle Sounders went out of the playoffs this early was 2013. Granted that was in far more spectacular fashion -- losing a pair of games and being thoroughly outclassed by their biggest rivals -- but it precluded the most dramatic rebuilding in the club's history.
The Portland Timbers were hoping to rebound from the disheartening draw against Real Salt Lake in their last match, although their task was a bit more difficult in having to play one of their key rivals, the Seattle Sounders, on the road. While they dominated the first half of play, they struggled under increased pressure in the second half and the addition of Mauro Rosales to the match.
SEATTLE All eyes were on Clint Dempsey. But anyone who has watched Eddie Johnson since he joined the Seattle Sounders knew to keep tracking that lone golden dome as it zipped around the pitch Sunday night.
Seattle Sounders FC 1 0 Portland Timbers JOHNSON '60 Los Sounders de Seattle obtuvieron esta noche una de sus victorias mas dificiles de la temporada al vencer 1-0 a sus vecinos, los Portland Timbers, con gol de cabeza de Eddie JOHNSON al minuto 60. Mauro ROSALES ejecutÃ³ de tiro libre por la izquierda un [.
El Seattle Sounders sufre por cada triunfo fuera de casa. Hoy en Toronto apenas obtuvo su cuarto juego ganado de 11 jugados fuera del CenturyLink Field. Sus Ãºltimas dos salidas ante Real Salt Lake y San Jose Earthquakes terminaron en derrotas sin goles a favor. Los Ãºltimos tres puntos de visita fueron el 1 de [.
SEATTLE Seattle Sounders fans might be missing their Demolition Man, but Obafemi Martins and Lamar Neagle are doing their best to ease the pain.
With Eddie Johnson starting for the United States Men's National Team earlier in the day, a Neagle goal and a pair of Martins assists helped lift the Sounders to a 2-1 comeback victory over struggling Chivas USA on Sunday night.
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Seattle Sounders FC 2 1 Chicago Fire Magee 25Â´ NEAGLE 40Â´ SEGARES 88Â´(Autogol) Los Sounders siguen sin conocer la derrota en casa y en sus Ãºltimos cuatro partidos gracias a un autogol de Gonzalo SEGARES en el penÃºltimo minuto de tiempo regular que les dio una victoria de 2-1 sobre el Chicago Fire.
Seattle Sounders FC 3 2 Vancouver Whitecaps ROSE 9Â´ Camilo 10Â´, 26Â´ CARRASCO 70Â´(p) NEAGLE 81Â´ En uno de los mejores partidos del ClÃ¡sico Cascadia, Lamar NEAGLE rescatÃ³ al Seattle Sounders de un pÃ¡lido empate ante sus vecinos y rival Vancouver Whitecaps con su quinto gol de la temporada al minuto 81.
Before we get to the Fantasy Focus this week, here's a reminder to join the BR&U league(s). To join, click here for our traditional league, and over here for our head-to-head league. Or you can go to "Leagues," "Join a League," select "Private League," click "next," and enter league number 38-11 for the traditional league, and 38-459 for the head-to-head league.
OTF's Stephen Mangat is fired up, even if it's for a pretty underwhelming group...
Whether it's surviving a relegation battle on the final day of the season, or stumbling across an oasis after days wandering the Sahara, the joy associated with relief is often stronger than when it's connected to triumph.
Game recap tonight, hopefully, but I want to get these up so my wife can send out the link to her family. These are from the coin-flip I got to do at the Rapids last home game. Showing the coin That yellow spot above my head is the coin we're all looking at How did it land? Seattle's choice Post-flip picture #1 (L-R: AR Corey Parker, 4th Official Baldomero Toledo, Sounders Captain Mauro Rosales, Jake Nuechterlein, Me, Rapids Captain Drew Moor, CR David Gantar, AR Phil Briere) Post flip picture #2