MLS Regular Season
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs REAL SALT LAKE
BC PLACE, Vancouver, B.C.
August 11, 2012 (WEEK 23, MLS Game #215)
7 pm ET / 4 pm PT (SNET Pac; KTVX-ABC4)
*Reminder #1: The cut off time to make roster changes is 15 minutes prior to the scheduled kick off of the first match of the week. This week, that deadline is 7:45 pm ET on Friday, August 10.
*Reminder #2: The Portland Timbers, Columbus Crew and Toronto FC aren't active in Fantasy Round 24. The Columbus vs. TFC match originally scheduled for Saturday has been rescheduled for August 22.
Top Player in Round 23: Jermaine Taylor – 14 points
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – C.J. Sapong still isn’t 100 percent recovered from the hip flexor strain that has sidelined him for Sporting Kansas City’s last three MLS matches.
But as manager Peter Vermes looks at his roster and considers the aftereffects of Wednesday’s grueling US Open Cup final victory, he could call on the center forward to play a significant role in Saturday’s home meeting with D.C. United (8:30 pm ET, watch LIVE online).
El segundo encuentro entre los New York Red Bulls y el Houston Dynamo en el espacio de tan solo una semana promete ser de ataque, es por hecho que lo hemos denominado como El Partidazo de FutbolMLS.com esta semana.
Y no es para menos, ya que se trata de una batalla por el primer lugar de la Conferencia del Este en lo que será un juego donde los Red Bulls llegan con una herida reciente. Fue apenas el viernes pasado cuando el equipo naranja le quitó el liderato a los taurinos con un convincente triunfo de 2-0. Para New York, esto es revancha.
Kevin Hartman's nickname is El Gato for a reason.
Danny Mwanga found that out the hard way last weekend. After the ball pinged around in the box, it fell to the Timbers' forward for what appeared to be a game-tying volley. That was until Hartman planted and changed directions in a flash, reaching out to palm the ball off the post. Of course, Portland eventually managed to tie the game, but that fact didn't prevent Hartman from earning his first Save of the Week award of 2012 by a wide margin with 55 percent of the vote.
MONTREAL – Marco Di Vaio can now focus on Major League Soccer with a clear mind.
Di Vaio was cleared of all charges against him in the Italian Calcioscommesse match-fixing scandal early Friday morning, thus avoiding a potential 12-month ban from soccer. The Montreal Impact forward had been accused of failing to disclose knowledge of an attempted sporting fraud by former Bologna teammate Daniele Portanova in May 2011.
Portanova, for his part, has been banned from soccer for six months, while Bologna have been fined 30,000 euros.
Felipe already has a few spectacular goals in his brief MLS career, but he may have scored his pièce de résistance last weekend against the Union.
The Brazilian went sideways and busted out the scissors, burying his acrobatic shot in the bottom corner and inspiring the fans to vote his strike AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 22.
VEA LO MEJOR DE VAN-RSL
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES vs SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC
BUCK SHAW STADIUM, Santa Clara, Calif.
August 11, 2012 (WEEK 23, MLS Game #219)
7:30 p.m. PT (CSN-CA; KONG)