The Real Salt Lake team that won the 2009 MLS Cup and put together a run of some of the most attractive soccer in league history has been dismantled, but the efforts of several members of that team provided a reminder of just how good that RSL team was.
Four current and former members of the 2009 MLS Cup-winning RSL team made SBI MLS Team of the Week for Week 12.
New England Revolution right back Andrew Farrell has had a solid start to his professional career, and he continued it was a 90 minute effort against the Houston Dynamo last Saturday, in a 2-0 victory at BBVA Compass Stadium.
With the FIFA international dates coming closer, and national teams in the CONCACAF region preparing for either Hexagonal play, friendly matches, or both, numerous Major League Soccer players have been chosen to take part.
Jamaica has called up Portland Timbers duo Donovan Ricketts and Ryan Johnson along with Vancouver Whitecaps forward Darren Mattocks to a 12-day training camp, where the Jamaican side will play Tottenham Hotspurs in a friendly match on Wednesday and then The Bahamas on May 31, before three World Cup qualifiers in June.
The New England Revolution shocked the Houston Dynamo 2-0 in Houston last night. Diego Fagundez put the Revs in front early in the second half before an own-goal from Ricardo Clark in the 84th minute sealed the home team's fate.
The result gives Houston (6-4-2)back-to-back home losses for the first time since losing three in a row in 2010 and leaves them on 20 points while New England (3-4-4)now have 13 on the season.
A day after hearing that defender Matt Besler and midfielder Graham Zusi would be joining the U.S. Men's National Team, Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes found out he'd be without two additional players for a three week stretch in the middle of the season.
Weanswer last minute Facebook and Twitter comments and discuss Houston's first loss at BBVA Compass Stadium. Steven Stoehr forgets he had to record his segment and we suggest ELAC should comment on Chivas USA games himself. Correspondents include: New England, Montreal, Columbus, Houston, Chicago, Vancouver, Portland, Seattle, Chivas.
Major League Soccer and Topps have announced a six year deal between the entities to make Topps the official trading card partner of MLS. Per the Sports Business Journal, "the company plans to produce special cards of MLS stars such as Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls and Robbie Keane of the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The New England Revolution and the New York Red Bulls drew 1-1 tonight in front of 16,440 rain-soaked fans at Gillette, Diego Fagundez with the Revs goal and Lloyd Sam with the Red Bulls goal. The draw leaves New England with a record of 2-4-4 for 10 points and New York at 6-4-2 for 21 points.
After Wednesday's disappointing home lose to Real Salt Lake, Revs coach made a couple of changes bringing in Cisse and Imbongo in their familiar 4-1-4-1 formation.
For all the success Sporting Kansas City have had over the past two years, the Houston Dynamo have been the one riddle the club can't solve.
After being ousted come playoff time by Houston two seasons in a row, Kansas City will travel to BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday and attempt to get a result against a Dynamo side that, in addition to riding a 36-game home unbeaten streak, just wrapped a 2-0 road trip.
The New England Revolution could not hold onto a 1-0 lead and coughed up two late goals in losing to Real Salt Lake 2-1 at Gillette in front of 8,040 fans. The Revs got a phantom penalty call in the 90th minute, but Saer Sene missed with what is one of the worst penalties you will ever see.
For long periods of the game, New England controlled the game.
The Los Angeles Galaxy looked poised for a long run atop the SBI MLS Power Rankings, but the Houston Dynamo stepped up to remind us that we can never take results for granted. Especially when we are talking about returning MLS Cup finalists.
The Dynamo recorded their first road win since last summer, and their first road win vs.
Lee Nguyen (left) nearly netted his second goal of the season on a 37th minute free kick against Houston on Saturday. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduama.com)
The Revs beat Houston 2-0 last night, adding a critical three points to their total. Considering both teams' respective positions in the standings, the win was more important to the Revs than the loss was to the Dynamo.
Dynamo center back Jermaine Taylor, one of the team's most important players over the last two years, suffered a left shoulder injury in the eighth minute Saturday night against the New England Revolution.
Taylor suffered the injury after colliding with New England forward Dimitry Imbongo on a clean 50-50 challenge.
Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen, seen here taking on Dynamo forward Calen Carr last season, will need point the attack in the right direction in Houston on Saturday. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)
It's often said that in life, timing is everything.
A guy catches the elevator just before it closes, meets his future wife on the way up to the fifth floor.
Revolution midfielder Diego Fagundez scored his team-leading third goal of the season in Saturday's shock 2-0 win over the Dynamo. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)
A week after the Houston Dynamo's historic, 36-gamehome unbeaten streak came to an end, the New England Revolution sent them toa second straight losswith a2-0 victory at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday.
Ryan Guy's performance against New York was one of the bright spots for the Revolution on Saturday. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduama.com)
If Saturday's game between the Revolution and Red Bulls reminded us of anything, it's this: You gotta fight for your right to party.
In the 68 seconds that followed Diego Fagundez's 54th minute goal, Revolution playershugged, celebrated, smiled, shook hands, got back into their respective positions, then watched as Andre Akpan and Lloyd Samconspired to spoiltheir party like the lady next door who always calls the cops when someone so much as laughs too loudly out on your front yard.
For the second time in just under a year, Juan Agudelo is packing his bags and moving from one coast to another.
Agudelo has been traded from Chivas USA to the New England Revolution in exchange for allocation money. The deal was initially announced on Tuesday evening via a tweet from Agudelo's agent, Ron Waxman, but both clubs confirmed the deal shortly thereafter.
Ryan Guy celebrates his goal. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Ryan Guy gave the New England Revolution a second half lead, but Real Salt Lake stormed back with goals from Devon Sandoval and Olmes Garcia to steal a 2-1 victory from Gillette Stadium in front of 8,040 on Wednesday night.
The veteran Real Salt Lake goalkeeper saved yet another penalty kick, his MLS career-leading 19th penalty kick save, to protect a lead in the final minutes of a 2-1 RSL comeback victory at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday night.
The new England kit has been revealed through the medium of a slightly strange tweet from Arsenal's Jack Wilshere. The midfielder posted a photo of the new kit on his Twitter account with the message: "Like this kid, my England dream began here, so he was first in #theshirt – England's new kit from @NikeFootball.
Foxboro. It's a place that can strike fear in the heart of any Red Bulls/Metrostars fan. And not just because it's in the god-forsaken middle of nowhere. No, it's more about the New York MLS soccer franchise's remarkable ability to throw points away on the fake turf of Gillette Stadium - a place where they have not won a game since (gasp) 2002!
It is easy to see why a young player looking to further his development would be frustrated with finding out he is being traded for the second time in less than a year, but that isnot the case with Juan Agudelo.
Two days after being shipped from Chivas USA to the New England Revolution via a shock trade, Agudelo took part in his first training session with his new club on Thursday.
The Philadelphia Union are hoping to resolve some problems that they faced when the New England Revolution were able to not only double their goals on the season, but also hold the visiting team to a whole bunch of nothing offensively.
This weekend, the Seattle Sounders come to Chester, PA.