MLS Regular Season
HOUSTON – Forgive Houston Dynamo players if they’re simply not in a great mood right now. A four-game winless streak at a critical time of the season, after all, can do that to a team.
Two days after dropping a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Fire, the Dynamo went through an intense training session where the squad's tolerance of poor play was at a minimum. The message sent during the session was simple: recent form has not been good enough.
Nadie dijo que iba a ser fácil para Óscar Pareja en su primera temporada como entrenador en la MLS.
El DT novato vive días complicados con Colorado Rapids, colistas de la Conferencia Oeste (26 puntos) que suman sólo dos triunfos en los últimos tres meses - y apenas nueve goles en los últimos 11 partidos.
Six days away from home, nearly 9,000 miles of travel, flight delays, computer failures and 100-degree temperatures: Those were just some of the things the Seattle Sounders dealt with on their recently concluded road trip.
They still managed to come away with a win against Trinidadian side Caledonia that kept them atop Group 4 in CONCACAF Champions League play, and a tie against FC Dallas which moved them into third place in the Western Conference.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The scoreline in Columbus a few weeks ago suggested that the New England Revolution didn't cope with the Crew's potent attack all that well.
But ahead of the third and final meeting of the season between these two teams on Wednesday (8 pm ET, watch LIVE online), Revs head coach Jay Heaps begs to differ.
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO – No fue tomado en consideración en las últimas dos convocatorias de la Selección de México debido a una lesión. Tampoco ha tenido mucha acción con su equipo, el New York Red Bulls, en los últimos dos meses. No obstante, el astro mexicano Rafael Márquez mantiene vivas las esperanzas de jugar un mundial de fútbol más, el de Brasil 2014, y sumar así su cuarto torneo de este tipo.
FC Dallas manager Schellas Hyndman has often criticized Jackson for his finishing.
What's ironic is that the Brazilian's finishing against the Seattle Sounders earned him a No. 1 ranking in the Castrol Index Top 20 and may have also cost FC Dallas their ticket to the playoffs at the very same time.
WATCH: Jackson's goal vs. Seattle
For a variety of reasons, Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie made five changes to his lineup for Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to the LA Galaxy in Carson, Calif.
The Scotsman rested his fullbacks Lee Young-Pyo and Alain Rochat, who have registered a lot of miles this season, and brought in Matt Watson and Martin Bonjour for the injured pair of Andy O’Brien and Gershon Koffie.