Sporting KC didn't allow New York to get a shot on goal, the 3rd time this season that Kansas City
has kept a team from getting a shot on goal, but KC still couldn't get all 3 points as an own goal
allowed New York to escape with a 1-1 draw in the first of 3 match ups between the two teams.
KC came out strong and in the 4th minute grabbed an early lead.
Thanks to the crazy schedule that MLS has this year, Sporting KC and the New York Red Bulls have
not met in a game yet this year. The two teams will now meet 3 times over the next 9 weeks as both
teams close in on the end of their season. And with only 2 points currently separating the two
teams as they sit first and second in the Eastern Conference each one of those 3 games are going to
be absolutely huge in the grand scheme of things.
Riding a three-game winning streak, Sporting Kansas City has climbed back to the top of the
Eastern Conference -- a spot the New York Red Bulls are keeping a close eye on from a short
That first place slot will be on the line Sunday when Kansas City hosts New York in a nationally
televised clash at Livestrong Sporting Park in the first of three matches between these two clubs
in the next two months.
Back to the Cathedral!Good morning! The Portland Timbers come to the Cathedral of Football
for the first visit since they foolishly decided to trade one Kenny Fuckin' Cooper to the Red
Bulls. We all know what has happened since: 13 goals for New York, the firing of John Spencer and a
comfortable spot at the bottom of the West for Portland.
Few would disagree that last year's New York Red Bulls were a tremendous disappointment. The
acquisition of French legend Thierry Henry, joining a cast of international players including Rafa
Marquez, Tim Ream, Juan Agudelo, and Joel Lindpere (and briefly Dwayne De Rosario), was supposed to
make the Red Bulls the LA Galaxy of the Eastern Conference.
Cahill: CreatorSecond half goals from Markus Holgersson and Jan Gunnar Solli, both involving
new boy Tim Cahill, enabled the New York Red Bulls to exact revenge for last Friday's ignominious
loss in Houston and defeat the Dynamo 2-0 on Friday night in Harrison.
The victory launched the Red Bulls - however temporarily - back to the top of the Eastern
Conference standings and helped preserve their unblemished 2012 home record.
Both RSL and Vancouver need points this weekend. (Getty Images)
So how about that US Open Cup final last night? Tons of drama and excitement as Sporting Kansas
City claim the crown for their first trophy since 2004. They knocked off the Seattle Sounders in
penalty kicks ending Seattle's impressive run in the USOC since joining MLS back in 2009.
There is a bittersweet feeling in the air at Red Bull Arena.Â Though today's press conference
to officially announce the signing of Tim Cahill will surely nab headlines, a disappointing loss in
Montreal will undoubtedly bubble beneath the surface.
Good afternoon! It's matchday again, and our glorious Red Bulls have travelled to
French-speaking Canada for a massive fixture against the Montreal Impact (7:30pm ET, MSG, match
notes here). The Red Bulls have won their previous two meetings, against Montreal, this season and
will look to complete the sweep.
Sebastian Le Toux is a Red Bull. We've had some time for that nightmare of a thought sink in and
had the opportunity to witness the horror for ourselves. With hundreds of Union Le Toux shirts
still floating around our park, where does this turn of events put you in the name on the
front/name on the back of the shirt debate?
Tim Cahill (left) is set to go to MLS with New York. (Getty Images)
It certainly is MLS Cup or bust for the New York Red Bulls.
EPL side Everton has announced that midfielder Tim Cahill is going to be transferred to the Red
Bulls, pending a physical and paperwork. Cahill will likely become New York's third Designated
Player should somehow he is not then New York got one hell of a steal.
David Banner... uh... Kenny Cooper Leads RBNY to VictoryOn a beautiful mid-summer afternoon
at the Cathedral of Football, the New York Red Bulls got goals on either side of halftime from
Kenny Cooper and defeated their closest geographical rivals - Philadelphia Union - by a 2-0
scoreline. The final wasn't really indicative of the number of chances created in what was a pretty
thrilling, high-tempo match that featured opportunities for both sides and lots of good attacking
It's matchday again @The Cathedral of Football, Red Bull Arena (built by Makita)! This time, our
glorious club takes on its I-95 rival Philadelphia Union (2:30pm ET, ESPN, match notes here). Let's
look at how both teams come into this one.
The Union are in the midst of a resurgence, as it has won the three MLS games played in the
month of July.
Playing in torrid conditions, at an unusual time during a weekday and on short rest, Thierry
Henry still found a way to snap his scoring drought.
Henry chested down a cross-field pass from Sebastien Le Toux and volleyed a left-footed blast
from a tight angle off the far post and in at the 71st-minute mark for the only goal in the New
York Red Bulls' 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire at Red Bull Arena Wednesday afternoon.
HARRISON, N.J. -- Thierry Henry's goal drought had been approaching three
months, with a combination of injuries and ineffective finishing accounting for 11 Red Bulls
matches without a goal from the star Frenchman.
Henry ended that drought in spectacular fashion on Wednesday, delivering a game-winning goal in
A bizarre mid-week day game was probably not something the Chicago Fire were too thrilled with
when initially looking at the 2012 MLS Schedule. Still, with twenty minutes to go, it looked as if
the Fire would be able to hang on and steal a point on the road against the New York Red Bulls.
KYW's Greg Orlandini and PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch and Adam Cann discuss the Union's three-game
winning streak and Saturday's game against Sebastien Le Toux and New York Red Bulls. Also,
officiating in MLS.
Every week the New England Soccer Today crew will look beyond the standings to rank each of
the 19 Major League Soccer (MLS) teams. This week Sean Donahue and Julian Cardillo contributed
rankings. Comments are followed by the ranker's name and the rank they gave that team.
Coming off a solid 1-0 win against Vancouver, the Men In Red travel east to battle the New York
Red Bulls Wednesday afternoon (?!) in a vital Eastern Conference matchup. The Red Bulls also were
in action this past weekend playing to a 2-2 draw at home against Seattle. With New York one point
ahead of the Fire in the standings and even on games played, Chicago has the opportunity to move
into third place in the East.
Players on the Move: Recapping Friday's Transactions
Unless you have been unplugged all weekend AND missed the Sounders' match against the New York
Red Bulls, you know that Sebastian Le Toux was traded for Dane Richards and allocation money. In Le
Toux, New York got a flexible attacker that has scored 29 goals in the last three years.
New York Red Bulls 2 2 Sounders FC Le Toux 24Â´Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â FERNÃNDEZ 16
Lindpere 61Â´Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â MONTERO 67Â´ Los Sounders FC terminaron su serie de cinco
visitas a la Conferencia Este de la MLS con un empate a dos goles ante el Red Bull de Nueva York en
la Red Bull Arena.
The difference in the Seattle Sounders play with Adam Johansson at right back is significant.
While it is most clear in his two assists, his defense in the closing moments is also notable. The
energy from Seattle was clear and the ability of Johansson to overlap a more defensive than usual
right mid (Brad Evans) helped create many opportunities for the Swede to feed the ball into the
In the second major trade on Friday in Major League Soccer, Sebastien Le Toux is now a member of
the New York Red Bulls joining the club from Seattle. Going the other way is Dane Richards.
"Sebastien is one of the premier attacking players in the League and someone who we have admired
for a long time," New York GM Erik Soler said in a press statement.
Vancouver Whitecaps Trade Sebastien Le Toux to Red Bulls for Dane Richards - Eighty Six Forever
Here's the good ol' reaction from 86 Forever, who seems to think the trade makes sense. From a
Sounders perspective, it's nice that Le Toux is no longer playing for a rival, but it's a tad
stinky that this was done just in time for our game against the Red Bulls on Sunday.
A lot has happened since the last time I wrote one of these (vacations and such), but let's just
focus on two key things.
Firstly, FC Dallas has gone on a winning streak that is starting to look like a serious run at
the playoffs. I know -- who would have thought? But suddenly the breaks are starting to go their
way, and the quality many of us thought they had at the beginning of the season is finally starting
Darren Mattocks was selected by the Vancouver Whitecaps with the 2nd pick in the 2012 MLS
SuperDraft. The Jamaican born forward attended the University of Akron for two seasons before
jumping to MLS. He only played one minute between March 10th and May 5th but has been featuring
regularly since he debuted on May 12th against the New England Revolution.
It's that time again, and I am here to serve up a hearty helping of 3 questions exchange. Not to
mention a couple of bonus questions to boot. I visited again with Scott Kessler over at Brotherly
Game ahead of Sunday's game. I'll keep this short, you all know the drill. First question is below,
the rest is after the break.
By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (July 19, 2012) US Soccer Players -- No one disputes that Sebastien
Le Toux is a very good soccer player. Tireless, intuitive, and skilled, Le Toux has a collection of
abilities that make him a highly valued asset on any team with which he plays. That collection of
abilities made Le Toux a regular MVP candidate and fan favorite in Philadelphia, where he quickly
became the face of a.
Every once in a while, the performance of one player can define an entire game, and mark an
entire season. Yesterday afternoon, in Harrison, Adam Johansson showed everyone what Seattle has
been missing for two months, with a pair of assists and a crucial goal-line clearance. They were
his first appearances on the score sheet for the Rave Green.
New Dynamo DP is having an easier than expected transition from the Honduran League to MLS. He
has already help set up a goal and has played "well on both sides of the ball" in three 90 minute
shifts. (MLS Soccer)
Jonathon and Eddie discuss the upcoming home stand, players returning from injury, and DC