MLS Regular Season
HOUSTON – Ricardo Clark helped pump life into the Houston Dynamo’s playoff chances Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium, scoring in his first game back from a hamstring injury to push the club to a 2-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, who were reduced to nine men.
COMMERCE CITY, Co. – There may have been 10 points separating the Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City in the West standings ahead of their meeting on Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, but you would never have known it from the 2-1 Rapids win.
FRISCO, Texas – One team capitalized on its penalty kick opportunity, and the other did not.
That was essentially the difference in the game between FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at Toyota Stadium, where Dallas were able to snap a three-game slide and win 2-0.
Let this sink in: 20-year-old Diego Fagundez has been with the New England Revolution for five years.
And the Homegrown Player has not let that time go to waste as he continues to set club and MLS benchmarks, doing so once again on Saturday night by scoring his 25th career goal at the ripe old age of 20 years and 195 days – making him the youngest to reach that total in MLS history.
CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union will continue to have nightmares about Diego Fagundez.
In a game rife with playoff implications, the New England Revolution (10-9-7, 37pts) rode a second-half Fagundez goal to earn a 1-0 road win over the Union on Saturday night at PPL Park, remaining unbeaten in their last five while comfortably staying above the red line in the Eastern Conference.
In the not-so-distant past, Columbus Crew SC struggled mightily to earn even a point from their road matches. They only mustered four points from the 27 available following their first nine trips away from MAPFRE Stadium this year.
Montreal Impact alarmed to see games in hand trickle away as "bad run" lengthens | Heineken Rivalry Week
Saturday's loss to Toronto FC was yet another case of what-could-have-been for the Montreal Impact.
Last Wednesday in Vancouver, a red card to Victor Cabrera in the 30th minute prompted Impact head coach Frank Klopas to comment that their 2-0 loss in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship final had actually been “two different games” – with the sending-off as the turning point.