MLS Pre-season: The final weekend

MLS Pre-season: The final weekend

Major League Soccer

MLS Pre-season: The final weekend


With the 2009 MLS season set to begin on March 19th, this past weekend was the last chance for all 15 MLS teams to take part in pre-season matches. These final tune-ups should go a long way toward helping teams finalizing starting lineups and work out kinks.

The final batch of games included four matches between MLS teams, six between MLS and USL teams, and one match-up against a South American opponent.

Here is a rundown of each MLS team's final pre-season match:

Real Salt Lake, Toronto FC 1.

Houston Dynamo 2, Chivas USA 2.

Chicago Fire 1, Los Angeles Galaxy 1.

Colorado Rapids 1, Seattle Sounders 0.

D.C. United 2, Charleston Battery 0.

Kansas City Wizards 4, Minnesota Thunder 0.

Carolina Railhawks 1, New England Revolution 0.

New York Red Bulls 2, Crystal Palace USA 0.

San Jose Earthquakes 1, Portland Timbers 0.

FC Dallas 1, Atletico Paranaense 0.

Austin Aztecs 1, Columbus Crew 0.

What did you think of these results? Think your team is ready for the new season? Still worried about your squad?

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below (and be sure to check into SBI this week as we bring you plenty of posts previewing the upcoming MLS season.)

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