Supporters’ Shield

Major League Soccer

The Western Conference is charging forward: Can the Dynamo keep up?

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The Western Conference promises to be much better than it was in 2017. In a changing league, Houston have to keep up.

Last year, MLS's Western Conference had a rough go of things. The top five clubs out east all would have finished first in the west, a dramatic turn from years of western dominance.

Simon Dawkins returns to Earthquakes as DP

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After going back to his native England for three years,Simon Dawkins has returned to the San Jose Earthquakes as a Designated Player.

Dawkins was a part oftheEarthquakes team that won the 2012 Supporters' Shield, scoring 14 goals over his two-year tenure with the club. His spell inMLS has been the most successful time in his career.

The Rest

Three draws that defined the league; the rest of the week that was

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Home teams went 4-4-3 +3 in week 9.

On the road the Portland Timbers twice held the lead, but couldn't scrape out a win. The 2-2 result by two Supporters' Shield favorites leaves both somewhat satisfied. FC Dallas fans say it showed resolve. The rest of the league just sees it as an opportunity to catch the favorites.