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MLS Week 15 News & Notes: Orlando City SC Bench Boss Óscar Pareja Moving Up the Charts

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ORLANDO CITY SC BENCH BOSS ÓSCAR PAREJA MOVING UP THE CHARTS
 
Orlando City SC coach Oscar Pareja is on the verge of moving up the all-time coaching ladder in Major League Soccer, as his team puts its eight-game undefeated streak on the line Saturday afternoon when it faces the New York Red Bulls at Exploria Stadium (4:30 p.m. ET, FOX / FOX Deportes / FOX Sports App).
 
Pareja has coached 110 victories in his eight MLS seasons, now 10th-most all-time. He is currently just three wins away from the next two coaches ahead of him – long-time New England Revolution boss Steve Nicol (112), and current D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen (113).
 
ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS
 
W
L
T
PCT
Sigi Schmid
240
183
125
.552
Bruce Arena
215
127
103
.599
Dominic Kinnear
169
137
135
.536
Bob Bradley
166
113
75
.575
Peter Vermes
149
120
92
.540
Frank Yallop
130
133
108
.496
Jason Kreis
121
117
78
.506
Ben Olsen
113
135
84
.467
Steve Nicol
112
108
81
.507
Oscar Pareja
110
81
61
.558
 
 
Pareja has reached the 10-win mark in each of his seven seasons at the helm. Orlando City SC has seven wins thus far in the 2020 season, tied for third-most in the league this season.
 
MOST 10-WIN SEASONS (COACHES)
Sigi Schmid
13
Bruce Arena
12
Bob Bradley
11
Dominic Kinnear
10
Peter Vermes
10
Jason Kreis
8
Steve Nicol
7
Oscar Pareja
7
 
 
Among coaches with at least 100 games coached, Pareja has the sixth-highest winning percentage overall, the fourth-best among active coaches. The best mark is held by Seattle Sounders FC head coach Brian Schmetzer, with a .609 winning percentage.
 
HIGHEST WINNING PERCENTAGE (COACHES)
 
W
L
T
PCT
Brian Schmetzer
63
35
31
.609
Bruce Arena
215
127
103
.599
Octavio Zambrano
80
55
8
.587
Bob Bradley
166
113
75
.575
Jesse Marsch
70
51
31
.563
Oscar Pareja
110
81
61
.558
 
Minimum: 100 games coached
 
 
QUAKES’ LATE HEROICS BRINGING BACK THOUGHTS OF GOONIES
 
Do the Goonies live again? The San Jose Earthquakes once again showed their penchant for late-game heroics, getting a stoppage-time game-winner from Jackson Yueill for a dramatic 2-1 win against Los Angeles Football Club last Sunday evening at Banc of California Stadium.
 
It was the 12th time over the last five seasons (since 2016) the Earthquakes have gained a result in second-half stoppage time, scoring either the game-tying or game-winning goal after the 90th minute. From those 12 games, the Quakes have gained 20 points (either one point from a game-tying goal, or two points from a game-winning goal), the most in MLS over that span.
 
The Quakes have done it three times already this season – the most of any team in MLS – coming back for a 2-2 draw in added time Feb. 29 vs. Toronto FC, then gaining stoppage-time victories July 15 vs. Vancouver during the MLS is Back Tournament, and vs. LAFC last weekend.
 
GAME-DECIDING GOALS IN STOPPAGE TIME (SINCE 2016)
 
GOALS
POINTS
GAINED
San Jose Earthquakes
12
20
Orlando City SC
12
16
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
11
15
D.C. United
10
12
Seattle Sounders FC
10
16
 
Shea Salinas started the Quakes’ comeback when he netted the game-tying goal in the 80th minute, after coming into the game as a substitute 17 minutes earlier. For Salinas, it was his ninth goal scored as a substitute from 21 total career league goals – the second-highest percentage of any player in MLS history with at least 20 goals scored.
 
PERCENTAGE OF GOALS SCORED AS SUBSTITUTE
 
TOTAL
GOALS
GOALS
AS SUB
PCT.
Pete Marino
25
12
48%
Shea Salinas
21
9
43%
Alan Gordon
59
25
42%
Hristo Stoichkov
22
9
41%
A.J. Wood
24
9
38%
Jacob Peterson
25
9
36%
 
Minimum: 20 career goals
 
 
Since 2016, Salinas has scored the game-deciding goal in stoppage time – either the game-tying goal, or the game-winning goal – on three occasions, tied for most in MLS over that time. He netted this one this year, scoring the game-winning goal in the eighth minute of added time for the Quakes’ 4-3 win vs. Vancouver on July 15. All three of those goals have come after coming off the substitutes’ bench.
GAME-DECIDING GOALS IN STOPPAGE TIME (SINCE 2016)
Kevin Molino
3
Scott Sutter
3
Shea Salinas
3
 
 
MLS WEEK 15 – LOOK AHEAD
 
ORLANDO CITY SC vs. NEW YORK RED BULLS
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 (Week 15, MLS Game #182)
Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Fla.
4:30 p.m. ET (FOX / FOX Deportes)
 
REFEREE: Fotis Bazakos. AR1 (bench): Eric Weisbrod; AR2 (opposite): Cory Richardson; 4th: Elvis Osmanovic; VAR: Ismail Elfath; AVAR: Kyle Longville
MLS Career: 98 games; FC/gm: 25.7; Y/gm: 3.7; R: 19; pens: 36
 
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Orlando City 4 wins, 15 goals … Red Bulls 6 wins, 18 goals … Ties 1
AT ORLANDO: Orlando City 2 wins, 6 goals … Red Bulls 2 wins, 7 goals … Ties 1
  • Orlando City SC extended their MLS club-record undefeated streak to eight matches, reaching a scoreless draw with FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium on Sunday evening.
  • The Red Bulls hit for a season-high four goals for a second consecutive game, defeating the Montréal Impact 4-1 at Red Bull Arena on Sunday evening. Tom Barlow scored a pair of goals, the first two-goal game of his MLS career.
  • Danny Royer scored a goal, his fourth of the season, and also added a pair of assists, now with three for the year. It was the first multiple-assist game of his MLS career (in 105 league appearances), the first time he was involved in three goals in a single game. It was the seventh time in his MLS career he’s had at least one goal and one assist in the same game.
  • The teams met twice a season ago, each winning by the game’s lone goal on the road. Sacha Kljestan netted the game’s lone goal against his former club as Orlando City took the win March 23 at Red Bull Arena, then Brian White netted the Red Bulls goal in a win July 21 at Exploria Stadium.
  • The wins were the first for the visiting team in the series since 2015 – Orlando City’s first year in MLS – when each team won at the other’s ground. The Red Bulls had won four consecutive meetings at Red Bull Arena; Orlando City had won two home meetings in a row.
 
OCSC: Pedro Gallese was credited with four saves in recording his second shutout of the season, his first coming in his MLS and Orlando City debut in the 2020 season opener, a scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake on Feb. 29.
 
RED BULLS: Kaku scored his second goal of the season, his first since the season opener on March 1, and also added an assist, his fourth of the year. It was the third time he’s had at least one goal and one assist in the same game, the first two coming in back-to-back games April 28-May 5, 2018. … Mandela Egbo recorded an assist; he has a goal and an assist in the last two games, both his first in MLS. … Cristian Casseras Jr. collected an assist for a second consecutive game.
 
 
D.C. UNITED vs. ATLANTA UNITED
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 (Week 15, MLS Game #183)
Audi Field, Washington, D.C.
7 p.m. ET (WJLA 24/7 News; FS-SW)
 
REFEREE: Joseph Dickerson. AR1 (bench): Corey Parker; AR2 (opposite): Matthew Nelson; 4th: Matthew Franz; VAR: Jorge Gonzalez; AVAR: Jeff Muschik
MLS Career: 33 games; FC/gm: 26.3; Y/gm: 4.2; R: 6; pens: 11
 
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: D.C. United 5 wins, 13 goals … ATLUTD 3 wins, 11 goals … Ties 0
AT D.C.: D.C. United 4 wins, 8 goals … ATLUTD 0 wins, 2 goals … Ties 0
  • D.C. United saw their winless run extended, dropping a 2-0 decision to the New England Revolution at Audi Field on Sunday evening.
  • Atlanta United weren’t able to build upon a first victory in seven matches, falling 2-0 to Chicago Fire FC at Soldier Field on Sunday evening.
  • The teams met twice a season ago, each winning 2-0 on their home ground. Paul Arriola and Luciano Acosta netted goals as D.C. United took the win in the season opener for both clubs, March 3 at Audi Field, then Pity Martínez and Josef Martínez each scored in Atlanta United’s win July 21 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
  • Home form also ruled in the 2018 series between the clubs, each winning by 3-1 scorelines on their own ground. Atlanta United won twice at Mercedes-Benz Stadium – on March 11 and July 21 – and D.C. United won Sept. 2 at Audi Field. D.C. United took all three meetings in ATLUTD’s expansion season, winning 3-1 at Bobby Dodd Stadium on April 30 before taking the next two at RFK Stadium.
D.C. UNITED: Homegrown Player Moses Nyeman made his first career MLS start, at 16 years, 327 days of age.
 
ATLUTD: All three of ATLUTD’s wins in the series with D.C. United have come at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
 
 
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION vs. NASHVILLE SC
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 (Week 15, MLS Game #184)
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
7:30 p.m. ET (NBCS-Bos; MyTV 30)
 
REFEREE: David Gantar. AR1 (bench): Kathryn Nesbitt; AR2 (opposite): Kyle Atkins; 4th: Thomas Snyder; VAR: Drew Fischer; AVAR: Claudiu Badea
MLS Career: 90 games; FC/gm: 24.0; Y/gm: 2.9; R: 36; pens: 20
 
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: First meeting.
  • The Revolution won their second game in a row, defeating D.C. United 2-0 at Audi Field on Sunday evening. Gustavo Bou scored a goal, a second game in a row with a goal, and added an assist, the second time in his MLS career he’s had a goal and an assist in the same game (also: Sept. 19, 2019 vs. NYCFC).
  • Nashville SC extended their home undefeated streak to five games, reaching a 1-1 draw with Houston Dynamo at Nissan Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Daniel Rios scored for a second consecutive game, his first two goals in MLS.
  • The teams are meeting for the first time in their histories.
REVOLUTION: Cristian Penilla recorded a pair of assists, now with four assists on the season. It was his second career multiple-assist game in MLS, the first coming July 17, 2019 vs. Vancouver. … Matt Turner was credited with three saves in recording his fifth shutout of the season, equaling his MLS single-season career-high set each of the last two years. … Adam Buksa netted his third goal of the season, his last coming during the MLS is Back Tournament on July 17 vs. D.C. United.
 
NASHVILLE SC: Derrick Jones recorded his first career assist in MLS, coming in his 34th appearance over four seasons in the league.
 
 
MONTREAL IMPACT vs. CHICAGO FIRE FC
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 (Week 15, MLS Game #185)
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.
7:30 p.m. ET (TVA Sports; ESPN+ / WGN-TV)
 
REFEREE: Guido Gonzales Jr. AR1 (bench): Adam Garner; AR2 (opposite): Adam Wienckowski; 4th: Kevin Broadley; VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero; AVAR: TBD
MLS Career: 12 games; FC/gm: 26.6; Y/gm: 4.3; R: 5; pens: 4
 
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Impact 8 wins, 27 goals … Fire 7 wins, 28 goals … Ties 5
MONTRÉAL HOME GAME: Impact 7 wins, 17 goals … Fire 2 wins, 11 goals … Ties 2
  • The Impact had their losing slide extended, dropping a 4-1 decision to the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on Sunday evening. Bojan Krkić netted his first goal of the season.
  • Fire FC won a second consecutive game, defeating Atlanta United 2-0 at Soldier Field on Sunday evening. Robert Berić scored for a fourth consecutive match, one game away from the Fire club record, now with six goals for the season.
  • The teams met twice a season ago, each winning on their home ground. Omar Browne netted the game’s only goal on his MLS debut, giving the Impact the victory April 28 at Stade Saputo, then the Fire took a 3-2 win Aug. 10, 2019 in Bridgeview.
  • The home team has won each of the last four meetings, each club winning twice at home over the last two seasons. The teams have evenly split their season series each of the last four years.
IMPACT: Victor Wanyama recorded his second assist of the season, both coming in the last four games.
 
FIRE FC: Fabian Herbers scored his fourth goal of the season, a second consecutive game with a goal and his third in the last five games, all four goals coming since the continuation of play following the MLS is Back Tournament. … Djordje Mihailovic collected his third assist of the season, his first two coming in the opening two games of the season March 1-7. … Bobby Shuttleworth was credited with five saves in recording his second shutout in as many games, his fourth of the season, all coming since Aug. 25.
 
 
TORONTO FC vs. PHILADELPHIA UNION
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 (Week 15, MLS Game #186)
Rentschler Field, Hartford, Conn.
7:30 p.m. ET (TSN; PHL 17)
 
REFEREE: Victor Rivas. AR1 (bench): Ian McKay; AR2 (opposite): Gjovalin Bori; 4th: Luis Arroyo; VAR: Sorin Stoica; AVAR: Brooke Mayo
MLS Career: 11 games; FC/gm: 27.7; Y/gm: 4.6; R: 3; pens: 7
 
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Toronto FC 10 wins, 34 goals … Union 7 wins, 29 goals … Ties 6
TORONTO HOME GAME: Toronto FC 6 wins, 20 goals … Union 3 wins, 16 goals … Ties 3
  • Toronto FC won a second consecutive game and extended their undefeated streak to four matches, defeating Columbus Crew SC 3-1 at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Conn. on Sunday evening. Alejandro Pozuelo scored for a third consecutive game, now with six goals on the season, and added his league-leading ninth assist of the season.
  • The Union stretched their undefeated streak to five matches with a fourth win in that time, knocking off Inter Miami CF 3-0 at Subaru Park on Sunday evening. Homegrown Players Anthony Fontana and Brenden Aaronson each scored their fourth goals of the season, Fontana scoring for the fourth time in the last four games, Aaronson the third in the last seven.
  • The teams met twice a season ago, each winning away from home. Michael Bradley netted the first two-goal game in his MLS career, as Toronto FC took a 3-1 win on March 2 in Chester in the season opener for both clubs; the Union returned the favor with a 2-1 win May 11 at BMO Field.
  • The Union win in the last meeting ended a five-year long TFC undefeated streak in the league series, also snapping a four-game Toronto FC winning streak. The last Union victory vs. Toronto FC had come on Sept. 6, 2014, a 2-0 win at BMO Field. TFC won eight of the 10 matches in between, with two draws. The Union’s goal in the first meeting last year also ended a 360-minute goalless streak vs. Toronto FC.
TFC: Richie Laryea scored a goal and added a pair of assists, involved in all three goals. It was the first multiple-assist game of his MLS career, the first time involved in multiple goals in a game. It was his fourth goal of the season, the fifth of his MLS career. … Jozy Altidore scored his second goal of the season, both coming in the last four games. … Marky Delgado collected his first assist of the season, now eight consecutive MLS seasons with at least one assist.
 
UNION: Kacper Przybylko recorded a pair of assists, now with three for the season, the second two-assist game of his MLS career (the first coming last Aug. 24 vs. D.C. United). … Jamiro Monteiro recorded his second assist in the last three games, now with three for the season. … Andre Blake was credited with three saves in recording his sixth shutout of the season, tied for second-most in MLS this season (one behind Eloy Room of Columbus).
 
 
INTER MIAMI CF vs. NEW YORK CITY FC
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 (Week 15, MLS Game #186)
Inter Miami CF Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
8 p.m. ET (CBS 4 (WFOR) / UniMas 69; YES)
 
REFEREE: Jair Marrufo. AR1 (bench): Nick Uranga; AR2 (opposite): Brian Poeschel; 4th: Rubiel Vazquez; VAR: Daniel Radford; AVAR: Jozef Batko
MLS Career: 268 games; FC/gm: 22.9; Y/gm: 2.8; R: 43; pens: 86
 
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: NYCFC 1 win, 1 goal … Inter Miami 0 wins, 0 goals … Ties 0
AT INTER MIAMI: First meeting.
  • Inter Miami suffered a 3-0 loss in their last match, to the Philadelphia Union at Subaru Park on Sunday evening.
  • New York City FC won for a fourth time in five matches in home games at Red Bull Arena, defeating FC Cincinnati 4-0 on Saturday evening. Alejandru Mitrita scored a pair of goals, his first of the season, the opener coming after 30 seconds, the earliest goal in a game in the club’s history.
  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season and in their histories. Ismael Tajouri-Shradi netted the game’s only goal in the 64th minute to give NYCFC the win during group play at the MLS is Back Tournament on July 20.
 
IMCF: Gonzalo Higuaín made his Inter Miami and MLS debut, playing the full 90 minutes.
 
NYCFC: Anton Tinnerholm scored his third goal of the season and added his second assist, the second time in his MLS career he’s had a goal and an assist in the same game (the first coming Aug. 29 this season vs. Chicago). … Jesús Medina scored his second goal of the season, directly from a free kick, his first in his MLS career. … James Sands recorded his first career assist in MLS, making his 36th appearance over four seasons. … Ismael Tajouri-Shradi collected his first assist of the season. … Sean Johnson was credited with four saves in recording his sixth shutout of the season, all coming over the last 10 games; the six shutouts are one off the MLS lead (held by Eloy Room of Columbus).
 
 
MINNESOTA UNITED FC vs. FC CINCINNATI
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 (Week 15, MLS Game #188)
Allianz Field, St. Paul, Minn.
7 p.m. CT (FS-North+; WSTR – Star 64)
 
REFEREE: Marcos de Oliveira. AR1 (bench): Corey Rockwell; AR2 (opposite): Jeff Hosking; 4th: Ismir Pekmic; VAR: Alan Kelly; AVAR: Peter Balciunas
MLS Career: 37 games; FC/gm: 24.6; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 4; pens: 10
 
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: MNUFC 1 wins, 7 goals … FCC 0 wins, 1 goal … Ties 0
AT MINNESOTA: MNUFC 1 wins, 7 goals … FCC 0 wins, 1 goal … Ties 0
  • MNUFC reached a result for a fourth time in six matches, playing to a goalless draw with Real Salt Lake at Allianz Field on Sunday evening.
  • FC Cincinnati saw their two-game undefeated run put to an end, falling 4-0 to New York City FC at Red Bull Arena on Saturday evening.
  • The teams met once during FC Cincinnati’s inaugural season. Ike Opara scored a pair of goals, while Jan Gregus collected three assists, one shy of the MLS all-time single-game record, as Minnesota United FC became the then-seventh team in MLS history to score seven goals or more in an MLS league game in a 7-1 win June 29 at Allianz Field
MNUFC: Dayne St. Clair was credited with four saves in recording his second shutout of the season and his MLS career, the first coming in his league debut Sept. 6 – also vs. Real Salt Lake.
 
FCC: The Alejandru Mitrita goal for NYCFC marked the earliest goal scored against FC Cincinnati in the club’s history, in the first minute. Fabian Herbers scored in the second minute for Chicago Fire FC earlier this season.
 
 
HOUSTON DYNAMO vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 (Week 15, MLS Game #189)
BBVA Stadium, Houston, Texas
7 p.m. CT (QuestTEXAS Ch. 55; FS-KC)
 
REFEREE: Kevin Stott. AR1 (bench): Logan Brown; AR2 (opposite): Matthew Osterhouse; 4th: Rosendo Mendoza; VAR: Jon Freemon; AVAR: Jonathan Johnson
MLS Career: 356 games; FC/gm: 24.5; Y/gm: 3.1; R: 83; pens: 96
 
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Dynamo 12 wins, 48 goals … Sporting 9 wins, 44 goals … Ties 13
AT HOUSTON: Dynamo 7 wins, 24 goals … Sporting 4 wins, 18 goals … Ties 6
  • The Dynamo gained a result for the eighth time in the last 10 matches, playing to a 1-1 draw with Nashville SC at Nissan Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Maynor Figueroa scored for a second time in the last three games.
  • Sporting KC saw their scheduled match with Colorado on Sunday postponed. Last time out, Sporting fell to a second consecutive reversal, dropping a 2-1 decision to Orlando City SC at Children’s Mercy Park. Johnny Russell scored his sixth goal of the season, a third consecutive game with a goal.
  • The teams are meeting for the fourth time this season. The Dynamo have won the last two, first when Darwin Quintero scored a pair of goals and set up two others as the Dynamo rolled to a 5-2 win Aug. 24 at Children’s Mercy Park, then as Alberth Elis and Mauro Manotas scored in a Dynamo come-from-behind 2-1 win Sept. 5 at BBVA Stadium. Before that, Alan Pulido, Gadi Kinda and Khiry Shelton each scored a goal and added an assist as Sporting rolled to a 4-0 win March 7 at Children’s Mercy Park, the largest margin of victory in the all-time series.
  • The Dynamo wins in the last two meetings ended Sporting’s undefeated streak in the series to six games, with four wins and two draws. The Dynamo’s last win had come in 2017 in Houston.
DYNAMO: Darwin Quintero recorded his seventh assist of the season, the first time he had a single assist in a game this year (the previous six all came in three games, two assists each on July 13, Aug. 25, Sept. 5). The seven assists are tied for second-most in MLS this season, two behind league leader Alejandro Pozuelo of Toronto FC.
 
SPORTING: Gerso Fernandes collected his third assist of the season, his second in the last five matches.
 
 
FC DALLAS vs. COLUMBUS CREW SC
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 (Week 15, MLS Game #190)
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
7:30 p.m. CT (FS-SW / FCDTV; STOhio)
 
REFEREE: Ted Unkel. AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Jeremy Kieso; 4th: Elton Garcia; VAR: Chris Penso; AVAR: Kevin Terry Jr.
MLS Career: 103 games; FC/gm: 23.6; Y/gm: 3.9; R: 33; pens: 53
 
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: FC Dallas 17 wins (1 shootout), 63 goals … Crew SC 20 wins (1 shootout), 64 goals … Ties 11
AT DALLAS: FC Dallas 12 wins (1 shootout), 37 goals … Crew SC 6 wins (1 shootout), 25 goals … Ties 4
  • FC Dallas took points for a fourth match out of their last five, playing to a scoreless draw with Orlando City SC at Toyota Stadium on Sunday evening.
  • Crew SC saw their six-game undefeated run put to an end, falling 3-1 to Toronto FC at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Conn. on Sunday evening.
  • The teams met once a season ago. Gaston Sauro scored the game’s only goal as Crew SC took the win March 16 at Mapfre Stadium.
  • The teams reached a goalless draw in their last meeting at Toyota Stadium, Sept. 15, 2017. The two matchups in Frisco have ended in draws. Crew SC have won the last two meetings, their first home wins vs. FC Dallas since 2012.
FCD: Jimmy Maurer was credited with three saves in recording his third shutout of the season, the first two coming in back-to-back games Aug. 16-21.
 
CREW SC: The three goals conceded marked the first time Crew SC had allowed three goals in a game since May 25, 2019, a 3-2 loss at Colorado, a span of 33 league matches.
 
 
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC vs. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 (Week 15, MLS Game #191)
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.
7 p.m. PT (TSN; JOEtv / Prime Video)
 
REFEREE: Timothy Ford. AR1 (bench): Cameron Blanchard; AR2 (opposite): Brian Dunn; 4th: Farhad Dadkho; VAR: Armando Villarreal; AVAR: Fabio Tovar
MLS Career: 20 games; FC/gm: 23.4; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 2; pens: 2
 
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Sounders FC 12 wins, 37 goals … Whitecaps FC 7 wins, 27 goals … Ties 6
AT SEATTLE: Sounders FC 6 wins, 16 goals … Whitecaps FC 4 wins, 14 goals … Ties 1
  • Sounders FC won their third match in the last four, defeating the LA Galaxy 3-1 at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday evening. Cristian Roldan scored a pair of goals, while Jordan Morris added a goal and an assist; Morris now sits in a tie for fourth place in the MLS Golden Boot standings.
  • Whitecaps FC suffered a 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Sunday evening in a Whitecaps home game.
  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Nicolás Lodeiro and Jordan Morris each had a goal an an assist, as Sounders FC took a 3-0 win during group play at the MLS is Back Tournament on July 19.
  • Sounders FC have a seven-game undefeated streak alive in the series, since the last Whitecaps FC win April 14, 2017, a 2-1 victory at BC Place. Seattle has won five of the seven league games in between, with two draws; Sounders FC also advanced in the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2017 with a goalless draw and a 2-0 win at home.
  • The teams have met the most times of any rivalry in soccer history in the USA and Canada. Since the clubs first met at Empire Stadium on June 9, 1974, in the old North American Soccer League, they have played 141 times over all competitions. The Sounders have won 68, the Whitecaps 50, and there have been 23 draws.
SOUNDERS FC: Nicolás Lodeiro recorded his fifth assist of the season, all coming over the last nine matches (since July 19). … João Paulo collected his fourth assist in MLS, his second in the last three games. … Nouhou Tolo recorded his first assist of the season, his first since Oct. 8, 2018. Nouhou has one assist in three of his four MLS seasons.
 
WHITECAPS FC: The match was the first of six home matches at Providence Park for Whitecaps FC. … In the days following the match, the ‘Caps acquired goalkeeper Evan Bush from the Montréal Impact, where he had spent his entire nine-year career in MLS.
 
 
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES vs. LA GALAXY
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 (Week 15, MLS Game #192)
Earthquakes Stadium, San Jose, Calif.
7:30 p.m. PT (NBCS-CA; SpecSN)
 
REFEREE: Robert Sibiga. AR1 (bench): Andrew Bigelow; AR2 (opposite): Jose da Silva; 4th: Michael Radchuk; VAR: Ricardo Salazar; AVAR: Jason White
MLS Career: 109 games; FC/gm: 21.9; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 24; pens: 30
 
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Earthquakes 24 wins (1 shootout), 102 goals … Galaxy 32 wins (4 shootout), 113 goals … Ties 16
AT SAN JOSE: Earthquakes 17 wins (1 shootout), 58 goals … Galaxy 11 wins (2 shootout), 49 goals … Ties 10
  • The Quakes put an end to an eight-game winless slide, getting a stoppage-time goal from Jackson Yueill for a 2-1 win against Los Angeles Football Club at Banc of California Stadium on Sunday evening. Shea Salinas started the comeback with an 80th-minute equalizer; Cristian Espinoza set up both San Jose goals.
  • The Galaxy had their skid extended, dropping a 3-1 decision to Seattle Sounders FC at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday evening. Sebastian Lletget scored his fifth goal of the year.
  • The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Cristian Pavón and Sebastian Lletget each scored goals late in the second half to lead the Galaxy to a 3-2 win Aug. 29 at Dignity Health Sports Park; they reached a goalless draw Sept. 13 at Earthquakes Stadium.
  • The Quakes won both meetings a season ago, including a 3-0 win June 29 at Stanford Stadium. The Galaxy won 4-2 on May 27, 2017 at Earthquakes Stadium in the last match there – just their second victory in the last 19 regular season games in northern California, across four stadiums. The win in Carson last year was just the second there for the Quakes since 2012.
  • Known as the California Clásico, the Galaxy and Earthquakes have met 88 times in all competitions. In regular season play, the Galaxy have won 32 times and the Quakes 24, with 16 draws, since their first meeting April 28, 1996.
QUAKES: Cristian Espinoza recorded two assists in a game for the second time in his MLS career, the first coming May 26, 2019 at Toronto FC.
 
GALAXY: Cristian Pavón collected his fifth assist of the season; with six goals and five assists, he’s been involved in 11 of the Galaxy’s 17 goals scored on the year. … The Galaxy put an end to their scoreless streak after 365 minutes, the fourth-longest such streak in the club’s history.
 
 
REAL SALT LAKE vs. LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 (Week 15, MLS Game #194)
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
7:30 p.m. MT (KMYU-12; YouTube TV / Estrella TV)
 
REFEREE: Nima Saghafi. AR1 (bench): Chris Elliott; AR2 (opposite): Art Arustamyan; 4th: Elijio Arreguin; VAR: Allen Chapman; AVAR: TBD
MLS Career: 67 games; FC/gm: 26.8; Y/gm: 3.9; R: 9; pens: 23
 
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Real 1 win, 5 goals … LAFC 4 wins, 11 goals … Ties 0
AT RIO TINTO STADIUM: Real 1 win, 4 goals … LAFC 2 wins, 7 goals … Ties 0
  • Real Salt Lake gained a second consecutive result with a second consecutive shutout, playing to a goalless draw with Minnesota United FC at Allianz Field on Sunday evening.
  • LAFC had their three-game home winning streak put to an end in dramatic fashion, the San Jose Earthquakes scoring two late goals, including a stoppage-time winner, for a 2-1 win at Banc of California Stadium.
  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Damir Kreilach, Justin Meram and Albert Rusnák all scored as Real took a 3-0 win at Rio Tinto Stadium on Sept. 9. The Real win was their first in five meetings all-time in league play.
  • The teams also met in the Knockout Round of the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2018, with Real pulling off an upset with a 3-2 win at Banc of California Stadium. The teams met in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup a year ago, LAFC taking a 3-2 win in Sandy.
REAL: Andrew Putna was credited with seven saves in recording a second consecutive shutout, now 186 minutes since his last goal allowed. It was his third shutout of the season, a single-season career-high (surpassing his two from a year ago).
 
LAFC: Mark-Anthony Kaye scored his third goal of the season; he has two goals and three assists over the last six games. … Bradley Wright-Phillips recorded his third assist of the season; he has three goals and two assists over the last four games.

 

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