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MLS Matchday 12: Your Running Commentary


The U.S. men's national team's match against Honduras tonight will take up most of the attention of American soccer fans today, but there are still MLS matches taking place and still key battles to be waged across the country.

Chivas USA plays host to Seattle tonight in the best match of the day while the Columbus Crew looks to keep climbing up the East standings with a win against Kansas City.

Here is this weekend's MLS schedule:


  • Los Angeles Galaxy at Toronto FC (4pm, Direct Kick)

  • Columbus Crew at Kansas City Wizards (8:30pm, Direct Kick)

  • Colorado Rapids at Real Salt Lake (10pm, Fox Soccer Channel)

  • Seattle Sounders at Chivas USA (10:30pm, Direct Kick)


  • San Jose Earthquakes at FC Dallas (3pm, Telefutura)

  • New York Red Bulls at New England Revolution (6pm, MSG)

Here are the Best XI match-ups of the weekend to watch:

Best XI Match-ups to watch

  • Claudio Lopez vs. Eddie Gaven
  • Jack Jewsbury vs. Emmanuel Ekpo

  • Chad Marshall vs. Josh Wolff

  • Guillermo Barros Schelotto vs. Jimmy Conrad

  • Colin Clark vs. Clint Mathis

  • Cory Gibbs vs. Robbie Findley

  • Omar Cummings vs. Jamison Olave

  • Paulo Nagamura vs. Freddie Ljungberg

  • Dave Van Den Bergh vs. Arturo Alvarez

  • Taylor Twellman vs. Kevin Goldthwaite

  • Shalrie Joseph vs. Albert Celades

Yes, as you can see, the pickings are slim here between the earlier games and national team call-ups. That doesn't mean there aren't still some good match-ups worth checking out.

What match-ups will you be looking forward to this weekend? What game is the most intriguing to you?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. LOL at columbus fans justifying Chad Marshall (his wiki says he is a male) kneeing another man in the balls. He should be suspended for multiple games, that can cause much more damage with less force than a punch. Honestly, what man racks another man? Gaven hit that ball to the other side of the field with this touch, questionable PK at best but wizards didnt score so no matter… But honestly Crew fans, Chad Marshall is a punk, you just dont do that.

  2. Columbus didn’t bunker in after going a man down. They kept attacking, and while the PK was pretty dubious, it was a bit of a make-up call for the consistent manhandling of The Crew players in KCs box on any dead ball. Still, they kept fighting and scored a 2-0 man-down win on the road against a conference opponent. Here comes the Canaries!


  3. Marshall just got a straight red card in the CLB-KC game. Certainly deserved the straight red, but would he have ever been in that position if the refs had been calling the rugby tackles on him all season long? People have been wrestling Marshall like they were herding steers all year and the refs haven’t called squat. He was wrong, but his frustration is completely understandable.

  4. Sounders are on a race to the bottom. Sigi has lost control of team. Montero sulks, and Ljungberg educates MLS officials. The only thing that can stop this sprint is San Jose.

  5. are there any broadcast teams that are NOT homers in the league? I don’t know what everyone’s opinion is, but I prefer less hommer not more.

  6. How bad are you when you make Allan Gordon look like an all-star, and you lose to the Galaxy WITHOUT Landycakes AND you’re at home? Horrible performance from TFC. I fully admit I was drinking the TFC kool-aid at the beginning of the season, but it’s obvious they couldn’t beat a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest. Pathetic.

  7. Alot of talk all season about Keller’s play but in my book Ricketts is the 1st option and Zach Thorton is the 2nd.

  8. as much crap i always give Alan Gordon

    he shut me up today! Gordo if u play like that every game i will get a an Alan Gordon Jersey!

    Ricketts has to be the goalkeeper of the year!

    shout out to dunivant on the left back he did great, Delagarza on the right did good!

  9. YESSSSSSSSSSSSS 3 points!

    Dichio’s goal was offside and Lewis should have had a penalty….but its ok we got 3 points….thats what Im talking aboooot!

  10. Seattle definitely won’t be at full strength without Marshall and probably Alonso. And the first time the played Sacha was useless anyways. It’ll be a tough one.

  11. Marshall is sitting out a redcard. I believe Alonso is still listed as questionable, but I would be shocked if he played tonight.


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