Eight. That's what the New England Revolution's losing streak is now at, the longest such streak for the club since the MLS shootout era ended in 1999. In fact, one more loss will tie the club's record nine game losing streak reached twice, in both 1997 and 1998 (notably the team had two regulation draws in each of those streaks that they went on to lose in the shootout).
There really wasn't a shocker in the Fan XI for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game. Eight of the players announced were in Brazil for the World Cup this past month. These players and several more to follow will take on Bayern Munich in the annual MLS versus the World match.
U.S. men's national team captain Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC) features alongside World Cup teammates Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy) and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
CARSON, Calif. If Saturday was a preview of what to expect in the second half of the Major League Soccer season, the fall looks promising for the LA Galaxy. Perennial Western Conference powers Real Salt Lake and the Galaxy squared off under the full moon at the Stub Hub Center on Saturday night, with the Galaxy eking out a 1-0 victorybefore a raucous crowd of 19,882.
Real Salt Lake's General Manager/Senior Vice President of Soccer Operations Garth Lagerwey checks in to talk about the World Cup and RSL. In the second segment, NBCSN soccer analyst Kyle Martino breaks down everything happening in MLS.
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D.C. United's soccer weekend isn't over, with the affiliate Richmond Kickers taking on RSL's reserves.
After a road trip that netted a game called due to lightning and a 1-1 draw against the Wilmington Hammerheads, the Richmond Kickers return to their home stadium to welcome the reserves of Real Salt Lake.
It was never going to be easy for Real Salt Lake to return from the World Cup break without a batch of key starters. Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando are in Brazil as the U.S. advances to the knockout round. Tony Beltran is suspended. Ned Grabavoy is injured.
As the sport of soccer grows in the United States, the domestic league and national team continue to make strides. But sadly the US Open Cup, which was showing signs of improvement and greater respect from the US soccer institutions, just went backwards two steps back. Namely, why on earth did MLS and US Soccer decide to play the fourth round of the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup during the World Cup when MLS teams enter the tournament?
For five seasons, the Seattle Sounders seemed short a star striker, seemed lacking the depth to overcome international duties, suspensions, and myriadinjuries.
But everything seems to come up Emerald City in 2014. So far, anyway.
On the road against the Chicago Fire on Saturday night, the Sounders raced out to a 2-0 first-half lead and held on for the 3-2 win in a wild, card-filled affair in front of 16,416 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.
The second-year midfielder came on for the Columbus Crew in the second half with his team down a goal and answered his coach's call, scoring an 88th minute goal to save a point for the Crew in a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake at Crew Stadium.
SEATTLE No Clint Dempsey. No DeAndre Yedlin. No problem.
In a battle of shorthanded teams sporting the best records in MLS, Seattle got all the scoring it needed on a controversial 42nd-minute Gonzalo Pineda penalty kick, then poured in second-half goals to top Real Salt Lake 4-0 in front of 39,245 at CenturyLink Field.
Real Salt Lake is putting their 12-match unbeaten streak on the line today when they travel to Seattle to take on the Sounders.
RSL are the remaining unbeaten team in MLS, but they will have a tough time keeping that run going against a very tough Seattle side, especially without the likes of Kyle Beckerman, Nick Rimando and Alvaro Saborio.
Per the team, D.C. United has sent away their spot in the allocation order (# 3 overall) to the Los Angeles Galaxy to acquire defender Kofi Opare and L.A.'s second round pick in the 2015 draft, along with L.A.'s spot in allocation (# 11). The 23-year old was selected by L.
This was not a very high-scoring week, butQ.C. United led with 89 points. Javier Morales (RSL, $11.1) led with an armband-aided 16 points over two games. Behind him were Chicago's Harry Shipp ($6.4) who scored 2 goals and 13 points, as well as Colorado's Drew Moor ($7.
The New England Revolution lost their fourth straight MLS match, falling 2-1 at Real Salt Lake on Independence Day at Rio Tinto Stadium. New England conceded two penalty kicks, which Javier Morales and Joao Plata converted, sandwiching a goal from Darrius Barnes.
The Revolution (7-7-2, 23 points) remain in third place in the East, while Salt Lake (7-3-7, 28 points) jumped to second in the West, ending their five game winless skid.
We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers impressive 3 to 1 win over Real Salt Lake back on June 7 in Utah. Included are ratings for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the match, the officials, the Timbers coaches and a complete rating for the entire club.
The Portland Timbers were hoping to extend their unbeaten streak on the road, but to do that, they would need to defeat Real Salt Lake, a team that they hadn't beaten but once over 3 seasons of meetings. They fell behind in the first half, but stormed back to score two goals in the first half - both by Fanendo Adi - then converted a penalty at the 73rd minute to secure a 3 to 1 win in Utah.
There's been plenty of emotion on display after the Portland Timbers last match against Vancouver that ended in frustration for the home side, but the challenge for them now is to keep even keeled going into a venue they've struggled in against a side that has a great track record against them - Rio Tinto Stadium, the home of Real Salt Lake.
TUKWILA, Wash. Major League Soccer's fiercest rivals met on a sultry midsummer night in the quarterfinals of the nation's oldest soccer tournament, and the match provided just about everything anyone could have expected.
In a game that they should have won, the Richmond Kickers manage only a point against the Real Salt Lake reserves.
The Richmond Kickers drew the Real Salt Lake reserves 0-0 tonight at City Stadium, in a game that featured plenty of chances but no goals. The Kickers will be frustrated by this result, as they held the better of the play throughout the game, dominating possession and shots.
In the triumphant return of our MLS Power Rankings, we see that not much has changed at the top of the league.
After a few weeks gone, your MLS Power Rankings are back yet again to evaluate the league. And while not much has changed at the top of the league, there has been plenty of movement further down the table.
Seattle Sounders FC 4 0 Real Salt Lake PINEDA 42´ (p), PAPPA 55´, BARRET, 62´, MARTINS, 90´ Se dirá que no son los mismos equipos sin sus jugadores principales, ausentes por lesiones o por el Mundial, pero Sounders y Real Salt Lake, separados solo por dos puntos en la conferencia Oeste y la tabla [.