MLS Regular Season
The Professional Referee Organization has announced the referee assignments for Week 18 of the 2015 MLS season:
FRIDAY, JULY 3
Houston Dynamo vs. Chicago Fire
BBVA Compass Stadium (9 pm EDT, UDN, UnivisionDeportes.com in US, MLS LIVE in Canada)
REF: FOTIS BAZAKOS
AR1: Frank Anderson
AR2: Andrew Bigelow
4TH: Armando Villarreal
Real Salt Lake head coach Jeff Cassar made a small change in attack Saturday night against the visiting Columbus Crew SC. He opted to play Designated Player Sebastián Jaime as the central forward, instead of out wide. Although Ethan Finlay's equalizer spoiled the night for Real Salt Lake, that move may pay longer-term dividends.
Patrice Bernier did what a captain does: He owned up to his mistake.
His team, the Montreal Impact, played at the Philadelphia Union last Saturday, and until the second half of that game, Bernier could be pleased with his performance. For a while he maintained possession, dictating the tempo for his team and completing 39 of his 40 passes while also chipping in with some timely recoveries.
Another month is in the books, and now we're halfway throught the 2015 season.
In that time, we have seen a 5-foot-4 player take the league by storm, and Sebastian Giovinco has taken the No. 1 spot in the MVP Ladder. Surprisingly, the player who follows him closely in second is a goalkeeper, D.C. United's Bill Hamid.