The first Cascadia Cup showdown of the season on Saturday will be without a star forward due to a suspension from a Week 7 incident.
Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi was handed a one-game ban and an undisclosed fine by the MLS Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday for violent conduct in the 26th minute of the loss to Sporting Kansas City.
It took the presence of the club's fiercest rival to get the New York Red Bulls back on track.
Previously on a four game winless run, the Red Bulls bounced back in a big way on Saturday via a 2-0 win over rivals D.C. United. The win is just the Red Bulls' third of the season, while the loss sees D.
The Columbus Crew recorded their first win of the MLS season, beating D.C. United 2-0 on Saturday at RFK Stadium.
The scoring began when Columbus was awarded a penalty following Steve Birnbaum's foul on Ola Kamara in the 38th minute. Federico Higuain stepped up to take the penalty, and though Bill Hamid dove the right way, the Argentine still managed to score his first goal of the season.
The New York Red Bulls needed a replacement for Dax McCarty in the captain position, and it has been filled by one of his former midfield running mates.Sacha Kljestan was given the armband for the 2017 season on Wednesday.
Kljestan helped guide the Red Bulls to the Eastern Conference finals for the second consecutive season in 2016.
Herculez Gomez just won an MLS Cup crown, and he is riding off into the sunset withit.
ESPN announced on Tuesday afternoon that Gomez has joined its team as a soccer analyst and has retired from professional soccer. The 34-year-old forward's decision to hang up his cleats in order to be in the studio for English and Spanish-language programscomes after he helped the Seattle Sounders win their first MLS Cup last month.
One of college soccer's most talented players wasn't selected in Friday's MLS Draft as his signing with the league remained uncertain. However, it now appears that D.C. United is set to snap up one of the top rookies available ahead of the 2017 season.
Ian Harkes, understandably, only remembers bits and pieces. He remembers a match against Tottenham, several with the Columbus Crew. He's seen highlights, read stories and certainly heard countless tales, but Harkeswas just a bit too young to fully grasp what he was watching as his father forged his legacy as a captain for both club and country.
The Montreal Impact cruised past D.C. United at RFK Stadium on Thursday, winning, 4-1, to seal a spot in the conference semifinals. The win sees the Impact book a date with the New York Red Bulls, who will visit Stade Saputo on Sunday.
D.C. United is looking like MLS' most dangerous team.
A trio of first half goal saw D.C. cruise past NYCFC, 3-1, at RFK Stadium. The win seals a playoff berth for D.C. via their fourth-straight win while NYCFC's push towards the top of the East takes a major dent with the loss.
After going down a goal on a Jozy Altidore finish, D.C. United battled back to score two straight in a 2-1 win over Toronto FC on Saturday night. The win moves D.C. United into fourth place following the Philadelphia Union's loss to the Red Bulls.
With just several minutes remaining in what had been a sleepwalk of a performance, New York City FC was en route to a disappointing home loss. Then, in a span of moments, the club's Designated Players turned the game on its head.
Four goals poured in after the 79th minute, with David Villa and Frank Lampard accounting for three of them as NYCFC erased a 2-0 deficit to earn a 3-2 win over D.
Up 2-0 in the 64th minute, the New York Red Bulls appeared to be cruising to a rivalry win over D.C. United. However, a three-minute breakdownsaw the Red Bulls shut off defensively as two precious points slipped away at RFK Stadium.
Goals from Marcelo Sarvas and Patrick Mullins saw the hosts erase a two-goal deficit between the 70th and 73rd minutes, earning D.
D.C. United's first half of the 2016 MLS season hasn't been ideal, but, all things considered, Ben Olson's group is in a relatively good position.
Just one point outside of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, D.C. United has been active this summer in the transfer market, and it is that activity that could give them something to look forward to down the home stretch of matches.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Spector is set to join Orlando City if his current club, Birmingham City, signs off on an early release. Spector is reportedly in Orlando on Tuesday and could prove an answer at both fullback and centerback for a Lions team that struggled in defense throughout 2016.