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MLS Week 18: Your Running Commentary



Two of the biggest surprise stories in Major League Soccer will square off in a nationally televised match Saturday afternoon at PPL Park.

The Philadelphia Union, led by Gold Cup-bound forward Jack McInerney, are coming off of back-to-back 3-0 wins. On Saturday, they take on a FC Dallas squad that has cooled off after racing out to a hot start in the Western Conference.

Another top matchup tonight will be the California Classico between San Jose and Los Angeles at Stanford Stadium. Both sides will be missing players in the days ahead with Gold Cup duties, so look for these rivals to go all out for a win with their full-strength squads.

Here’s a rundown of today’s MLS schedule:

1pm – MLS Direct Kick – Toronto vs Real Salt Lake

5:30pm – NBC Sports Network – Philadelphia Union vs Dallas

7pm – MLS Direct Kick – Montreal Impact vs Colorado Rapids

7pm – MLS Direct Kick – DC United vs Vancouver Whitecaps

8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Sporting KC vs Columbus Crew

10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – SJ Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy

10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Chivas USA vs New England Revolution

If you will be watching tonight’s MLS action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.


  1. The Ben Olsen press conference is going into my bookmarks under “greatest referee rant.”

    Seriously. If you missed that–find video. I expect a 3 game suspension at the minimum for Olsen. What a tirade.

  2. I know DC is terrible, but they were totally robbed tonight. No Way that was a penalty. He clearly got the ball first. Talk about kicking a team when it’s down.

  3. That was the second crazy finish in a row. Not having a rooting interest in either, they were as entertaining as hell.

  4. Hey Tab Ramos–Walker Zimmerman has 2 goals in MLS as a CB in the last week but can’t get on your squad over a 5 start college freshman.


    • I had no idea goals is what you look for from a CB. How is the defense performing with him in the lineup? Three goals against at home against Portland and two goals against on the road to Philly? Was he part of that play when Nagbe torched the entire Dallas defense? I know he gave up a stinker of a back pass to gift Portland a goal.

  5. What’s with the Philly fans singing the anthem in “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” fashion. Sounded terrible. The PA guy said this is their tradition. Don’t they know to wait for the music?

    • Silva, I believe, kicked out at Tony Beltran, who turned and shoved him down. Henry shoves Beltran hard from behind. Both Beltran and Henry sent off, Findley gets a yellow for involving himself. Really a dumb retaliation from Beltran, but at least he took someone with him.

    • Thanks.

      Was following it on the Fox Match Tracker and it suddenly popped up that there were two reds with no explanation. Sounds like it was quite chippy…


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