10:36 PM EDT, Sun October 22, 2017
Massive Report 38 mins ago
Playoffs set: Columbus Crew SC travel to Atlanta United for knockout round

Playoffs set: Columbus Crew SC travel to Atlanta United for knockout round

The Black & Gold Columbus Crew SC knew the situation coming into Decision Day. A win, along with some help from other teams, and second place in the Eastern Conference, and free passage beyond the knockout round of the MLS Cup playoffs was there for the taking. The Black & Gold got the help the team needed — the Houston Dynamo beat the Chicago Fire 3-0 and Toronto FC grabbed a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Atlanta United — but Crew SC couldn’t find the third goal that would do the trick in a 2-2 draw with New York City FC. So where does that leave things for the MLS Cup playoffs? ...
Sounder At Heart 1 hour ago
Five quick numbers that explain the Sounders’ 3-0 win over Rapids

Five quick numbers that explain the Sounders’ 3-0 win over Rapids

From Roldan’s passing to Leerdam’s creativity, here are a few numbers that flesh out Seattle’s big win The Seattle Sounders dominated the Western Conference bottom feeders on Sunday (okay, okay, they’re in 10th) in an epic 3-0 win that was full of controversy. As usual, the scoreline is the most important number in soccer—but here are a few other numbers that help paint the picture of this match. 59.8% This Sounders dominated the individual battles against the Rapids, as shown by their nearly 60% duels won percentage. In raw numbers, Seattle won 64 duels to the Rapids’ 43. Brian...
Walking the Red 1 hour ago
Assessing Toronto FC’s Eastern Conference semi-final possibilities

Assessing Toronto FC’s Eastern Conference semi-final possibilities

Who’s up first? That was an entertaining game, and we could have another on our hands before long. Atlanta United will have to navigate a knockout-round tie as the MLS playoffs begin, while Toronto FC have a week off and a place in the Eastern Conference semi-finals in the bag. Atlanta know they will host the Columbus Crew - apparently on Thursday night - while the Chicago Fire are at home to the New York Red Bulls. TFC and New York City FC, though, will have to wait to find out their next opponents having secured the top two seeds in the conference. So, who are TFC most likely to face? ...
Pffffffffft: Houston Dynamo 3, Chicago Fire 0, MLS game recap

Pffffffffft: Houston Dynamo 3, Chicago Fire 0, MLS game recap

Men in Red stagger hard as playoffs loom, but hey, Niko got his Golden Boot Houston Dynamo 3 (Leonardo 2’, Quioto 68’, Manotas 75’) Chicago Fire 0 The hope is that, if the Chicago Fire have stockpiled a bit of Whatevering and Coming-Out-Flat and Playing-Like-You-Just-Ate-Thanksgiving-Dinner, today’s 3-0 face-plant in Houston will have used up most of that stock. Maybe the boxes were getting soft from sitting in the garage, and it’s the last day of the season, so we gotta get through this stuff at some point … Which is to put a hopeful spin on what was a extremely disheartening...
The Daily Wiz 3 hours ago
Deja Vu: Decision Day Downer

Deja Vu: Decision Day Downer

A very familiar feeling as Sporting KC fall 2-1 on Saturday, once again limping into an away game in the Knockout Round of the MLS Playoffs. Decision Day was one to forget for Sporting KC fans as Peter Vermes and his men dropped yet another chance to secure a home playoff game, falling 2-1 at Real Salt Lake. A lackluster performance on the field combined with unfortunate results around the league mean KC will again be in a hostile environment for the 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round. It didn’t take long for the day’s hopes to fade. Albert Rusnak made a terrible mess of a shot in the...
Massive Report 3 hours ago
Columbus Crew SC draw with New York City FC to end regular season

Columbus Crew SC draw with New York City FC to end regular season

The Black & Gold finish the MLS season and head into the playoffs. On Decision Day 2017, Columbus Crew SC came into the final match of the regular season with everything to play for. And play of it the team did. A wide open, back and forth affair with New York City FC saw the Black & Gold manage a 2-2 draw at Citi field, taking the early lead, falling behind and then leveling the match. Crew SC got off to a great start when forward Ola Kamara and playmaker Federico Higuain combined to give Columbus a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute. Higuain received a pass out on the wing and sent a lofted...
Hot Time in Old Town 3 hours ago
Nemanja Nikolic Wins The 2017 MLS Golden Boot Award

Nemanja Nikolic Wins The 2017 MLS Golden Boot Award

One good thing to come out of an otherwise crappy Decision Day The Chicago Fire closed out the 2017 MLS regular season with an embarrassing 3-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo. And with the team replete with injuries and questions lingering over the goalkeeper position, it’s safe to say a number of Fire fans aren’t feeling too great heading into our Knockout Round playoff against the New York Red Bulls this week. But at least one good thing came out of the wreckage today. The man just scores goals.Our own @niko_nemanja is the 2017 @MLS Golden Boot winner in his inaugural year in the...
Hot Time in Old Town 3 hours ago
Fire To Face NYRB In The 2017 MLS Playoffs

Fire To Face NYRB In The 2017 MLS Playoffs

Their first postseason campaign in five years kicks off on Wednesday or Thursday The 2017 MLS Regular Season is over. And with their shambolic 3-0 loss to Houston today and the rest of Decision Day in the books, the Chicago Fire’s path to the MLS Cup Final is coming into focus. The journey begins on either Wednesday or Thursday at Toyota Park against the New York Red Bulls. The Fire have had a strong record overall at home (12W 2L 3D), so maintaining home field advantage for this Knockout Round tie will be a huge boost for the Men In Red. But our record against NYRB this season hasn’t...
Walking the Red 4 hours ago
Rate the Reds: Atlanta United 2-2 Toronto FC

Rate the Reds: Atlanta United 2-2 Toronto FC

That’s a wrap on the regular season. What a game that was. It might shred a few nerves in each fanbase, but Toronto FC and Atlanta United would make for one hell of a playoff matchup. Toronto played well and kept fighting even after falling behind twice on Sunday to earn a 2-2 draw and break the MLS regular-season points record. After Jozy Altidore had cancelled out a controversial Yamil Asad penalty, Sebastian Giovinco produced another magical free-kick to ensure Josef Martinez’s late strike was not the winner. What did you think of Toronto’s players on the day? Upvote the...
Sounder At Heart 4 hours ago
Sounders clinch first round bye with 3-0 win over Rapids

Sounders clinch first round bye with 3-0 win over Rapids

Nicolas Lodeiro scores two, after Clint Dempsey is shown an early red card. SEATTLE -- Decision Day didn’t exactly play out perfectly for the Seattle Sounders, but all things considered it wasn’t too bad. Most importantly, they beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 to secure a first-round by in the MLS Cup playoffs. They’ll next face either the Vancouver Whitecaps or the winner of the Houston Dynamo-Sporting KC match on Oct. 31 before hosting the return leg on Nov. 2. An opening goal from Will Bruin and two more from Nicolas Lodeiro provided more than enough scoring for the Sounders....
Hot Time in Old Town 4 hours ago
Houston Dynamo 3, Chicago Fire 0: Man of the Match

Houston Dynamo 3, Chicago Fire 0: Man of the Match

Not that anyone DESERVES the award today... Good thing we already had a playoff spot locked up because WOW we were awful today. A 3-0 loss on the last day of what was otherwise a pretty strong season. Feels bad, man. We’re gonna go with Dax for our MOTM. This is mostly for his contributions to the team over the course of the season than anything that happened today. But given how crucial his leadership has proven all year, I have the sense that today could’ve been much, much worse without him. Now let us know how you saw it. Vote for your choice for MOTM in the poll below. The poll...
Black And Red United 4 hours ago
So long RFK: D.C. United fall 2-1 to the New York Red Bulls

So long RFK: D.C. United fall 2-1 to the New York Red Bulls

Arriola started a party in the first half, but United couldn’t keep it going in the second It has been a wonderful 22 years of memories for D.C. United at RFK Stadium, but on Sunday afternoon, the team could not send out the only home it has known in glory, falling 2-1 to the New York Red Bulls. Sunday marked the last time that United would grace the field at RFK, before they move to their new home, Audi Field, sometime during the middle of the season, next June. A win, in a season that has been a big let down, would have been fitting, but a second half comeback from the Red Bulls,...
Walking the Red 4 hours ago
Atlanta United 2-2 Toronto FC: Beer-fuelled Sebastian Giovinco secures MLS points record

Atlanta United 2-2 Toronto FC: Beer-fuelled Sebastian Giovinco secures MLS points record

A quick refreshment saw the Italian score his best free-kick of the season. Toronto FC set a new MLS record for regular-season points by claiming a 2-2 draw at Atlanta United on Decision Day. Sebastian Giovinco’s stunning free-kick saw the Reds come from behind twice to collect a well-earned point at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Toronto’s 69 points in 2017 tops the 1998 LA Galaxy, who the Reds had already tied by reaching 68. Greg Vanney made the surprising decision to switch to a 4-4-2 diamond on Decision Day, with Jonathan Osorio coming into the team for Eriq Zavaleta and Steven Beitashour...
LAG confidential 4 hours ago
LA Galaxy blown out by FC Dallas 5-1

LA Galaxy blown out by FC Dallas 5-1

Galaxy’s disastrous 2017 MLS season ends with a rout A miserable 2017 campaign for the Galaxy ended in failure Sunday, as a hungry FC Dallas fighting for a playoff spot decimated LA 5-1 at Toyota Stadium. Titulares #LAGalaxy: Diop; Diallo, Romney, Ciani, Cole; Alessandrini, Jonathan, Jones©, Boateng; Jamieson IV, Giovani. #DALvLA pic.twitter.com/0Ed8gzpFBW— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy_Es) October 22, 2017 The Galaxy couldn’t have gotten off to a better start when Romain Alessandrini curved a corner kick into the area and Michael Ciani got free centrally to put away a header two minutes...
Big D Soccer 4 hours ago
FC Dallas dominates LA in a 5-1 blow out to close out 2017

FC Dallas dominates LA in a 5-1 blow out to close out 2017

FC Dallas picks up a massive win on Decision Day. Decision Day came with a wild finish as FC Dallas picked up a 5-1 win over the LA Galaxy. Unfortunately for Dallas they won’t make it into the playoffs as the San Jose Earthquakes picked up a stoppage time goal to help secure their spot in the post season. FC Dallas got two goals from Roland Lamah, one from Matt Hedges and Michael Barrios. Mauro Diaz chipped in a goal and two assists in the season finale win. FC Dallas began the match slow as LA got on the board two minutes into the game on a corner kick from Romain Alessandrini. The LA...
Hot Time in Old Town 4 hours ago
Houston Dynamo 3, Chicago Fire 0: First Thoughts

Houston Dynamo 3, Chicago Fire 0: First Thoughts

Tyler Deric wore a baseball cap... Prematch thought: Richard Sanchez gets the nod in goal today. I know that the Fire already have this one tied up, but there is still a lot to play for here. During his midweek press conference, Nelson Rodriguez said that the club was behind Lampson. It’s interesting to me that they drop him to the bench tonight. Let’s see if Sanchez can live up to the hype he created for himself after his last start. 1- And we’re off! 1- Polster down early. Got tangled up on a tackle. He’s back on his feet now, though. 2- Goal - Houston Dynamo - Leonardo touches...
Walking the Red 4 hours ago
Sebastian Giovinco drinks beer thrown by fan at Atlanta United match

Sebastian Giovinco drinks beer thrown by fan at Atlanta United match

Hydration is key, folks. The next time you have a beer a little too close to your men’s league soccer game, don’t feel guilty, the pros do it too! After Jozy Altidore scored an equalizer today against Atlanta United, a disgruntled fan threw a beer at the Toronto striker. Sebastian Giovinco, feeling a bit thirsty perhaps, decided to have a quick drink. Who knows what was in the cup, but the Italian didn’t hesistate, providing easily the best goal celebration of the season from Toronto FC. Fan throws a beer at Jozy, Seba has a drink. #TFClive pic.twitter.com/XIHFRORIOn— Mitchell...
Walking the Red 4 hours ago
Sebastian Giovinco drinks beer thrown by fan during Atlanta United match

Sebastian Giovinco drinks beer thrown by fan during Atlanta United match

Hydration is key, folks. The next time you have a beer a little too close to your men’s league soccer game, don’t feel guilty, the pros do it too! After Jozy Altidore scored an equalizer today against Atlanta United, a disgruntled fan threw a beer at the Toronto striker. Sebastian Giovinco, feeling a bit thirsty perhaps, decided to have a quick drink. Who knows what was in the cup, but the Italian didn’t hesistate, providing easily the best goal celebration of the season from Toronto FC. Fan throws a beer at Jozy, Seba has a drink. #TFClive pic.twitter.com/XIHFRORIOn— Mitchell...
Once A Metro 5 hours ago
U.S. Women's National Team Soars to 6-0 Victory Over Korea Republic

U.S. Women's National Team Soars to 6-0 Victory Over Korea Republic

Press, Ertz, Williams and Long each score once while Mewis earns first career brace in USWNT sixth consecutive win The U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) ran away with a 6-0 win against Korea Republic on Sunday afternoon at Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Five different players contributed to the scoring frenzy as the USA earned its seventh shutout of the year. The USWNT opened up scoring on a corner kick once again, but this time, the tally would come in the third minute of action. Defender Abby Dahlkemper took the corner kick from the left side of the...
Sounder At Heart 5 hours ago
Sounders fans unveil epic Decision Day tifo

Sounders fans unveil epic Decision Day tifo

Sounder at Heart’s very own MLS Watercolorist designed this beauty On day of massive importance for the Seattle Sounders’ playoff run, the home fans delivered possibly their best tifo of the season. Designed by our own MLS Watercolorist, the huge display included watercolor-esque illustrations of various Sounders players above the line “our love for you only the gods can understand.”

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