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MLS Week 6: Match Night Commentary

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A loaded slate of eight matches fills up the Major League Soccer schedule today, with two top match-ups serving as the headliners of the day.

Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake square off in a battle of conference leaders. Boasting a combined 10-1 record, Sporting KC and RSL have been the class of the league this season and should provide an entertaining and high-quality match.

In New Jersey, the high-flying New York Red Bulls take on the fast-starting San Jose Earthquakes in another quality showdown. One that features the league's three leading goal scorers. Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper will try to break down a tough San Jose defense, while Chris Wondolowski looks to torch a short-handed Red Bulls defense.

Here is my Fox Soccer preview of this weekend's MLS action, including a look at the Sporting KC-RSL clash.

Here is a rundown of today's MLS matches:

  • 3:30pm– Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew
  • 4pm– Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids
  • 4pm– New England Revolution vs. D.C. United
  • 4:30pm– Toronto FC vs. Chivas USA
  • 7pm– New York Red Bulls vs. San Jose Earthquakes
  • 8:30pm– Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake
  • 8:30pm– FC Dallas vs. Montreal
  • 10:30pm– LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers

SBI will be providing commentary on all of today's matches right here, so please feel free to follow along with all the action right here. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Live Commentary is after the jump):


  1. Agree 100%. Not only did Marquez wrap and drag down Salinas, it’s obvious that he looked at him and aimed before kicking him. Low class stuff from a supposedly high class player. Red Bulls need to rethink their options here.

  2. The mls officiating really needs an overhaul. I watch the game all over the world and mls refs blow more offsides calls, soft pk’s , no consistency

  3. I was JUST going to say that I hadn’t seen Donovan make a play in ages, but he scores. Great play by Keane to set the table for him. Some high dollar goals in the first half from the DP’s.

  4. Great game KC. Not very often that RSL gets dominated in possession like that. It just seemed that RSL was a step slower to the ball all game. Enjoy Sapong this season, because I can’t imagine him being in MLS too long. Holy Crap!! He was impressive and if I ever see Ching or some other stiff ahead of him on the national team, I will scream. Strength, speed, height, and an ability to go get the ball that I don’t think any of our other forwards can match.

  5. I still agree. His form is down, but he showed his class on the go-ahead goal, not many guys in the league have both the touch and strength to pull that off.

  6. Funny goal by Perez to equalize for Dallas, John put a header off the bar, Perez heads the rebound home. Hope Dallas get to play with Perez, a healthy Ferrara, and a rested Shea.

  7. Uh oh. Kei Kamara passed the ball quickly and laid down clutching his knee under ZERO pressure. Hope he’s okay, for better and worst he’s been in the middle of what KC’s done. Nevermind, back on.

  8. Soft, soft penalty in Dallas, Davy Arnaud gets his feet tangled with Zach Loyd as he goes for a header in the box, and they call it a foul.

    Glad to see KC get a goal, maybe RSL will start to put together some kind of attack.

  9. Tony Beltran continuing his strong play for RSL. This game really needs a goal, KC look more likely, except Espindola could be running in on goal at any time.

  10. Gaffe of the year is right. What a killing mistake. Refs get evaluated, right? That decision dramatically affected the first half of SKC vs. RSL…


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