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MLS Week Five: SBI Live Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

It is rivalry week in Major League Soccer this week, as many of the league’s most intense match-ups are on the schedule, led by the Seattle Sounders’ visit to take on the Portland Timbers.

The Timbers are still searching for their first win of the 2014 season as they take on the same Seattle side they eliminated from the MLS playoffs last year.

In Texas, Western Conference-leading FC Dallas take on the Houston Dynamo in a clash of teams off to solid starts in 2014. The Dynamo suffered a tough road loss in Vancouver last week, but return home to BBVA Compass Stadium, where they will look to hand FC Dallas their first win of the season.

Sporting Kansas City plays host to Real Salt Lake in a rematch of the 2013 MLS Cup Final. Both teams have multiple players coming off international duty with the U.S. Men’s National Team, and both teams head into the match unbeaten.

SBI will be providing live commentary

79 comments
  • Jack Del

    Freddy Adu plays better defense than Yedlin.

    Jesus, this kid is horribly defensively.

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  • Ralph

    Is Deandre Yedlin EVER in position? This kid is getting burned left and right by everybody.

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    • JayAre

      Blame Kenny Cooper!!!! It’s 2 on 1 or 3 on 1 most of the time, no one is coming back to support on defense

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  • Liken

    So… Yedlin has been learning defense from Omar Gonzalez apparently.

    He’s like Dani Alves but… he can’t defend.

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  • Liken

    Not to continue on the Yedlin train but he was 30 yards out of position there and then got nutmegged.

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  • Bac

    Wait.. What? I thought everyone was saying Yedlin was going to Brazil after the Mexico game…
    ( CR 7 hatrick by now?)

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  • Jack Del

    Portland has so much speed in their attack.

    Seth Vertelney ‏@svertgoalcom 2m
    Yedlin’s having a bit of a shocker defensively so far #MLS

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    • Big Red

      I wouldn’t exactly say it was a shocker if you have actually been watching MLS this year.

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  • Jack Del

    I would love to hear the Sounders whine a bit more about fouling skilled players since they are just mauling Chara and Nagbe left and right.

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    • Increase0

      I don’t have much stake in the MLS but both these teams are mauling each other/themselves. Valeri managed to hurt himself on Alonso. It’s just manic.

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      • reignman

        +1. Both teams are guilty of being wild in this one. Kah went in extremely wildly at one point. Pineda has done it multiple times for Seattle.

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      • Jack Del

        Yeah, they’re hacking away pretty good. That gash on Valeri’s leg reminded me of a smaller version of what happened to Disco Stu’s leg.

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  • Jack Del

    Yedlin a good 30 yards out of position again, way up field, and counter attack just walks into his side of the box as right center back is marking two guys. Misses by inches.

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  • Gerard D.

    Anibaba screaming at Yedlin after Yedlin refuses to play ball out for huge gash in Valeri’s knee. Dempsey screaming at Yedlin after ward for not being close to where he should be.

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  • reignman

    How is that not a penalty for Seattle? The Portland defender is all over Marshall, if he isn’t holding him it’s a clear goal for Seattle.

    Really open game though, tie game so far is probably fair. Issue to watch for Seattle is their midfielders already picking up lots of yellows.

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  • Jack Del

    Okay, hilarious.

    Yedlin’s fiance is freaking out at Twellman on Twitter because he ripped him.

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  • reignman

    Everyone here hating on Yedlin needs to watch this game a bit closer. Admittedly he has been out of position multiple times but he is getting no help at all from those in front of him. Numerous times he has been left 2 v 1 with little options. Not his best performance but it is far from all his fault.

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    • James

      No point in trying to talk sensibly. Somewhere along the line, Yedlin must have kicked their dog, and they are forever bitter.

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      • Shawn

        +1 these people love to bash blindly. Same people who thinks wondo can make it to premier league

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      • John

        haha so in a comment calling out people for bashing a player, you find a way to bash a player

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    • JayAre

      I said the same thing in a comment earlier. People aren’t watching the whole build up, Kenny Cooper just doesn’t believe in defense or passing back to keep possession or anything tactical for that matter

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  • JayAre

    Attack as one and defend as one I don’t think Seattle’s ever heard of it, Dempsey Martins and Cooper are playing their own game. They are so focused on attacking I think they are forgetting how good Portland is. Blame this game on Anibaba and Cooper mostly not Yedlin

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  • reignman

    The defending in this game from both sides (especially Seattle) is shockingly bad. This game should really have 10+ goals by now. Evidently Seattle has never heard of closing down players in midfield or not cheaply losing possession.

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  • Amru

    Sigi is a pretty poor tactician IMO, their attack seems to rely more on individual brilliance as opposed to a cohesive team effort

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    • JayAre

      And without Cooper on the field Yedlin looks like a better defender. If Sigi knows anything about tactics he will never start Cooper again

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    • reignman

      Don’t know honestly. If Seattle is going to go 4-3-3 Neagle needs to start. He tracks back a lot better than Cooper

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      • Maykol

        Yep, he has great chemistry with clint, and hes also a UNLV Rebel!

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  • JayAre

    Neagle for the national team. Cooper should be traded for a decent centerback

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      • Griff

        perhaps but he still should have finished that excellent pass from Dempsey

        oh well, heck of a match

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  • JayAre

    The most entertaining MLS game I have watched since New York red Bulls versus Galaxy during Beckhamania

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    • Chris

      Perhaps the most entertaining MLS game ever played!! I remember that late Angel equalizer (I hope that’s what it was…lol)

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  • reignman

    Both teams could have easily scored 6 in that. Really entertaining game for MLS, good to have on national TV. Some shocking from both teams so they are going to have to look at that but overall a really entertaining game. Tie was probably fair, both teams had a ton of chances.

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  • Cairo

    YES! Can we just stop talking about Clint being done? He was money–so many quality touches, good finishes, and helped out on defense. I wish I could be in tne PTFC locker room right now…

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  • MikeG

    Seattle-Portland. Both teams attacking the penalty area and getting players inside the box. Both teams getting goals as a result. As a coach, fan, and student of the game, this is the kind of play I want MLS teams to be doing regardless of MLS team doing it. Outstanding.

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  • Bac

    Great game to watch
    What a difference once Cooper subbed off, with an already suspect midfield, you gotta wonder if Sigi has a grasp on this team’s strength and weaknesses

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  • WildDrawFour

    Did Congress outlaw defense this week? USMNT coughs up 2 goals in the second half of a friendly, and MLS stands at 14 goals from 3 games so far today. Good way to help build the fanbase

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  • Chris

    Dempsey hat trick.

    Bradley great goal.

    Looks like the haters will have nothing to whine about.

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  • Kodi

    Terrible call by Salazar to given Horst a straight red. Completely changed the game. Pitiful.

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