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Race to the Supporters’ Shield: Whitecaps jump into first, FC Dallas on the rise and more

MLS: FC Dallas at Columbus Crew SC

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While the Vancouver Whitecaps started Week 28 off with a big win, one battle in Ohio shook up the race last weekend, setting up a mad dash to the 2015 Supporters’ Shield.

FC Dallas went into MAPFRE Stadium Sunday and dominated the Columbus Crew, 3-0, increasing its chances at lifting the Shield trophy by season’s end. The dominant performance helped solidify FC Dallas’ position in the running, putting them just two points behind the second place LA Galaxy and four behind the Whitecaps.

Meanwhile, Week 28 started Wednesday, and both matches had Shield implications.

The Vancouver Whitecaps earned an important 2-0 win against the Colorado Rapids, while Sporting KC went on the road to Providence Park and forced a 0-0 draw with a disgruntled Portland Timbers side as well.

Here are the current MLS Supporters’ Shield standings, and the upcoming matches that will have the biggest impact on that race:





Vancouver 2, Colorado 0.

Portland 0, Sporting KC 0.


New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago.


LA Galaxy vs. Montreal.

FC Dallas vs. NYCFC.


Vancouver Whitecaps logo

vs. Colorado Rapids (9/9), vs. Seattle Sounders (9/19), vs. New York City FC (9/26), at San Jose Earthquakes (10/3), vs. FC Dallas (10/7), at FC Dallas (10/14), vs. Houston Dynamo (10/25)

LA Galaxy Logo

vs. Montreal (9/12), at Real Salt Lake (9/19), vs. FC Dallas (9/26), at Seattle (10/4), vs . Portland (10/18), at Sporting Kansas City (10/25).

FC Dallas

vs. New York City FC (9/12), at Sporting KC (9/18), at LA Galaxy (9/26), vs. Houston Dynamo (10/4), at Vancouver Whitecaps (10/7), vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (10/14) at Real Salt Lake (10/17), vs. San Jose Earthquakes (10/25)

D.C. United Logo

at Colorado Rapids (9/12), vs. Columbus Crew SC (9/19), At Montreal Impact (9/26), vs. New York City FC (10/2), vs. Chicago Fire (10/18), at Columbus Crew SC (10/25)

New York Red Bulls Logo

vs. Chicago Fire (9/11), at New England Revolution (9/16), at Portland Timbers (9/20), vs. Orlando City SC (9/25), vs. Columbus Crew SC (10/3), vs. Montreal Impact (10/7), at Toronto FC (10/14), vs. Philadelphia Union (10/18), at Chicago Fire (10/25)

Seattle Sounders FC Logo

at San Jose Earthquakes (9/12), at Vancouver Whitecaps (9/19), at Sporting KC (9/27), vs. LA Galaxy (10/4), at Houston Dynamo (10/18), vs. Real Salt Lake (10/25)

Sporting Kansas City Logo

at Orlando City SC (9/13), vs. FC Dallas (9/18), at Houston Dynamo (9/23), vs. FC Dallas (9/27),  at Portland Timbers (10/3), at San Jose Earthquakes (10/16), vs. Colorado Rapids (10/21), vs. LA Galaxy (10/25)


at Philadelphia Union (9/12), at D.C. United (9/19), vs. Portland Timbers (9/26), at New York Red Bulls (10/3), at Toronto FC (10/17), vs. D.C. United (10/25)

Portland Timbers crest

vs. Sporting KC (9/9), vs. New York Red Bulls (9/20), at Columbus Crew SC (9/26), vs. Sporting KC (10/3), at Real Salt Lake (10/14), at LA Galaxy (10/18), vs. Colorado Rapids (10/25)


Who do you see winning the Supporters’ Shield? What match are you most looking forward to this week?

Share your thoughts below.


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  3. 4 points out of first with two games in hand…playing galaxy again and the ‘caps two more times before the season is done…Dallas is in position to pull out the SS by a nose. All starts with this weekend against NYC…if we can get a point or three then we’re still in great shape.

    • Dallas has lost every game that they SHOULD have won. A last place Colorado (0-4 home) …a struggling Chicago…(2-0 away). I’m cautiously optimistic.

      • Won a game last week that we by all standards of measurement shouldn’t have…I said they’re in a good position, not that it was going to happen. I’ll hope all day long for it to happen, but I won’t feel cheated or robbed if it doesn’t.

        On a somewhat related note, how good is Dallas going to be once they can drop their perennial losing streak?

  4. Revs have 40 pt.s and a game in hand on each of those teams that have 41 points.

    I don’t think they have a legit chance at a Shield but I do think it’s worth noting.

  5. How does the Galaxy lose a game? I mean Rickets is past his prime, but with the shear offensive fire power they should never lose.

    • I don’t rate the Galaxy that high that they SHOULD win every game.

      Their mid is mediocre. GK is weak. Ricketts hung on a little too long.

      So now they play Montreal ( CCL finalists ) with Drogba looking like he did last weekend. They and Dallas have too much speed for LA. Seattle in Seattle, that might be a full 65,000ish crowd game. Portland and KC are tough.

  6. The west will be between galaxy, whitecaps and fc Dallas. Dark horse is skc
    The east which is a mess, will be between red bull soda, revolution and crew. Dark horse is Toronto
    MLS cup should be galaxy vs red bull but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s Dallas vs revolution.
    But for sure, no east team is wining MLS cup.


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