MLS Regular Season
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – If the New England Revolution are going to snap out of their current four-game losing funk against Chicago on Saturday (7:30 pm ET, MLS Live), then they know they must return to a defense-first mentality, something that may have slipped a bit during their current skid.
In conceding in their last four matches, an effort to push the attack early has allowed their opponents to exploit the defense with the first score of the game, which at times came early, pushing the Revs onto their heels.
TORONTO FC vs HOUSTON DYNAMO
BMO FIELD, Toronto, Ont.
July 12, 2014 (WEEK 18, MLS Game #161)
7 p.m. ET (SNet 360; CSN-Hou+)
HOUSTON – The World Cup did not bring rave reviews for Michael Bradley. He was cast out of position and questioned for his inability to carry the attack for the US national team, prompting some analysts to question his performances.
The Houston Dynamo are not buying it.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – After seeing Erick Torres score 12 goals in 17 games, including one against his team back on March 16, Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson knows where to look for danger when Chivas USA come to town on Saturday (10 pm ET, TSN2 in Canada, MLS LIVE in US).
NEW YORK RED BULLS vs COLUMBUS CREW
RED BULL ARENA, Harrison, N.J.
July 12, 2014 (WEEK 18, MLS Game #162)
7 pm ET (MSG+, TWCS-OH, MLS Live)
One week after coming up short in the AT&T MLS Goal of the Week voting, Chivas USA striker Erick "Cubo" Torres decided to up the acrobatics. And the drama.
Torres reacted to a deflected shot with an improvised, laid-out side volley just inside the right post against the Montreal Impact on Saturday, earning a third consecutive 1-0 win for his team and his first career AT&T MLS Goal of the Week award.
The Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers will renew their heated rivalry on Sunday evening at CenturyLink Field (10 pm ET, ESPN2). Here is why you DO NOT want to miss this game.
Impose your will from kickoff, Pablo Mastroeni urges Colorado Rapids ahead of Philadelphia Union trip
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – For Pablo Mastroeni, the key to winning on the road comes down to how you start.
More specifically for the Colorado Rapids head coach, it’s the opening 15 minutes that will usually make or break a road game. It's an area in which his team has not excelled in their last four road contests, with three losses and a draw in that span.
HANOVER, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls’ search for their next Designated Player continues, and so too do the conversations with one currently on their books.
The Red Bulls have long been looking for a potential third DP to bolster their roster, but the club does not appear any closer to signing one, even with the World Cup soon coming to a close.
MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends New England Revolution's Lee Nguyen for stomp on Real Salt Lake player
New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen has never received a red card in his MLS career, but the Disciplinary Committee thought he should have last weekend.