MLS Match Week 10: Your Running Commentary

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It is a landmark day for Major League Soccer, with some history-making matches set to be played, and the two best teams in the league preparing to square off.

BBVA Compass Stadium is set to open today as the Houston Dynamo unveil their new $95 million stadium by taking on East rival D.C. United. Dynamo fans have sold out the stadium for what should be a memorable day for soccer fans in Houston.

In Montreal, the Impact are ready to play in front of 60,000 fans as David Beckham makes his first trip to Montreal with the struggling LA Galaxy.

The match of the day will take place in Seattle, where the red-hot Sounders take on Real Salt Lake with first place in the Western Conference on the line.

Here is a rundown of today's MLS Schedule:

4 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Montreal Impact vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

4:30 p.m. - NBC Sports Network - Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United

7:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - New England Revolution vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

7:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Columbus Crew vs. FC Dallas

8:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Chicago Fire vs. Sporting Kansas City

10 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake

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

Enjoy the action.

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62 Responses to MLS Match Week 10: Your Running Commentary

  1. panda says:

    No live commentary for the opening game of BBVA stadium. That makes me a sad panda.

  2. Tony in Quakeland says:

    Impact early goal on a simple long ball up the middle. I think LA needs to give Omar Gonzales the retroactive MVP award for last year. Their defense sucks without him

  3. Citronomics says:

    Great day for MLS and the Dynamo. BBVA stadium looks glorious Now here’s to a DCU victory.

  4. panda says:

    Not on this day.

  5. Jamie says:

    Dynamo Stadium looks half empty. This is why MLS teams shouldn’t have stadiums out in the middle of nowhere. Put them in the urban core. Get rid of that plastic pitch while you’re at it, just an injury waiting to happen. Football lines? Really?

  6. Starla says:

    Impact – LA ref is built like a 7v7 rec league ref. Butterbean

  7. byrdman says:

    I live in the Dominican Republic now. And I have always been impressed with the national pride of other national teams as they sing their national anthems prior to the games. Kind of sad to me that more of our guys don’t manifest more national pride in this manner. Obviously there are other ways to prove you love your country, but I always appreciate it when I see folks embracing their flag and anthem. Props to Brian Ching as he sang along with the anthem. Its a small thing, but as a transplanted American I respect it, and appreciate it!

  8. don says:

    what is a transplanted American? Brian Ching?

  9. Tony in Quakeland says:

    No, brydman said HE was a transplanted American, not Ching

  10. Citronomics says:

    Dang. Tough for DCU that Kitchen is coming out (hope he is ok) given how calm his control and passing have been. He’s also been up to the physical battles. Thinking this opens up chances for the Dynamo.

  11. ec says:

    GOLAZO Beckham free kick. 1-1, 62nd

  12. ec says:

    LA suddenly tearing MTL to shreds. Except neither Donovan or Keane can finish today, they both have looks but fire right at Rickets. Seems like another goal is inevitable though…

    Best atmosphere I’ve seen for MTL, maybe it’s all in my head it but seems like they’re doing a better job of getting fans closer to the action behind the goal. Wenger about to come on.

  13. ec says:

    I was thinking on the goal how susceptible LA are to speed… except Davy Arnaud got the goal and he’s hardly considered a sprinter, even by MLS standards.

  14. ec says:

    LA’s period of dominance appears to be waning, and they never got the 2nd goal, still 1-1 77th. They might regret that later.

  15. fischy says:

    The same thing happened to Cruz in preseason against Charleston. He was very fortunate he didn’t have his ankle broken then. THe trainers thought he did.

  16. Snare says:

    I just turned on the Houston game, but it looks pretty empty…

  17. bryan says:

    Huh? Their stadium is in downtown Houston and has a grass field. Football lines?

  18. bryan says:

    it’s definitely not empty. it is halftime, so people are not in their seats at the moment.

  19. atd says:

    The way things are going, maybe he should get the MVP award for this year.

  20. KevDC says:

    What game are you watching? The stadium is in the city with a grass field and is sold out.

    What else do you take issue with?

  21. vik says:

    Man, did someone pay Ching not to score today?

  22. Jamie says:

    Sarcasm. Internet.

  23. bballbeachbum says:

    haha…he was awful too. I love MLS, total supporter, but the officiating certainly brings it all down at least a notch

  24. Will says:

    Memo to DC United. Don’t wear your all blacks in Houston…

  25. Turgid Jacobian says:

    Yeah, he was playing well. Hope he isn’t badly injured.

  26. VADCUfan says:

    Or stop losing key players to injury while playing Houston. The losses of Dudar and Kitchen swung both games heavily in Houston’s favor.

  27. don says:

    Has Beckham scored a free kick goal in MLS? I’m sure he has, I just can’t think of one.

  28. hogatroge says:

    Make all the excuses you want.

    DC had 0 shots (period, not just on goal) before Kitchen came out.

    The ref was crap and the boys in orange did a fantastic job not taking the bait with DC’s hacking and chopping. The ref was garbage (both ways) and we didn’t need our stadium opener marred by a bs red.

  29. Rowsdower says:

    Just got back from the dynamo game. Awesome! Having spent years at the rob, this place is amazing. Oh sweet goal by davis!

  30. bryan says:

    The comment was clearly regarding the fact that DC United has never won in Houston. Each time they have worn their all blacks.

  31. b says:

    Except it was a sellout, over 22,000…

  32. hogatroge says:

    It was awesome… I was a little disappointed with the energy before the goal, but the place went crazy and stayed at an elevated level the rest of the match.

    Already pumped for Tuesday night.

  33. VADCUfan says:

    Not meant to be a bitter comment. Just pointing out that there were obvious differences. Yes we had no shots, but you guys looked like crap for the first 30 minutes largely thanks to Kitchen’s work in the center (Davis probably does not score that type of goal with Kitchen marking him). The same was true for the game at RFK, but thankfully it was not decisive. As for hacking, well I’m afraid neither of us can make unbiased statements about that subject so I have no response on that.

  34. VADCUfan says:

    I’m not superstitious about things like that.

  35. timmytwoshoezzz says:

    Lee Nguyen with the brace for the Revs. Sure wish I could see it on tv, or any game for that matter, but this tv deal MLS has worked out is beyond lousy.

  36. NE Matt says:

    Lee Nguuyen-ing

  37. timmytwoshoezzz says:

    I know he scored two goals, but how did he look. Can’t see it on tv down here in Atlanta

  38. Dr.Science says:

    That second was brilliant.
    “Cut this, bitches!!!”

  39. malkin says:

    Eddie Johnson could have scored there but for the pathetic dive

  40. Tony in Quakeland says:

    It wasn’t so much a dive as it was he decided to gently lay down and ask for a call

  41. DG says:

    Actually, I’m not sure he could score. Ever. Period.

  42. divers suck says:

    RSL/Seattle game is entertaining and skillful for a nil draw at halftime. Higher quality from both sides than any of the other matches thus far…Just lacking that final finish. Can certainly tell they’re the elite of MLS.

  43. Mike says:

    Wonder if Vancouver still feels that Lee Nguyen is not good enough to play on their team. “Football reasons” my butt.

    Love seeing teams shaft good players and then get burned by them.

  44. Modibo says:

    Glad Chicago won.

    Maybe Thomas Floyd will discuss what they’re bringing to the game against Portland next week.

    He should to that instead of just dreaming about what Timbers players may or may not see playing time, like he did with SKC as they prepared to take their medicine at Toyota Park.

  45. divers suck says:

    Wow, Seattle/RSL is going to turn into a park the bus 1 nil RSL borefest…

  46. Jamie says:

    Indeed. Fire playing quite well without Rolfe. Robayo has looked great in all his time this year. Friederich injury not good.

  47. Matt says:

    Second goal was a volley from ~25 yards out. Very nice.

  48. Nick C. says:

    Agreed. Not one blurb about Chicago in the preview. Maybe this Thomas Floyd will actually pay attention for once.

  49. marco says:

    Great win for RSL. Will Johnson blocked a half dozen crosses from Rosales. RSL cleared a lot of crosses down the middle but Seattle seldom had a player come on to them. Sounders were more balanced when Fernandez came on the left side for Estrada. I don’t know why Sigi thinks he can beat RSL with high ball into the box. Neither EJ or Montero could get to any those crosses.

  50. CA says:

    I thought Sounders were the better team. RSL scored on a defensive blunder.

    But oh well, that’s the way it goes. Gotta give credit to RLS for getting 3 points in front of 39k Seattle fans.

    We’ll see you in the playoffs RLS!!!

  51. Shaggy says:

    Seattle looked the better team for 35 minutes of the first half. RSL looked the better team in the 2nd half.

  52. JRP says:

    And it will go the same way the playoffs went for Seattle last year, I hope. Seattle is the more polished team thus far this year but…it’s only just begun. RSLTID.

  53. bandeeto says:

    I’m an RSL fan and. gotta disagree. RSL did more defending than attacking in the secone half, though our defending was impressive.

  54. Neruda says:

    Gutty win by RSL. Seattle controlled most of the game but it doesn’t matter because RSL back line is rock solid. RSL bunkered down in second half to get the win. Smart subs by Kreis and the three points keeps RSL on top of the west.

    This is the most important win for RSL so far this season.

  55. KokoTheGorillaWill-F-U-Up says:

    DeRo took it easy on Hou out of respect for their stadium opener. Not the mention DeLahoya shared some coke w/him before the game, so DeRo wasnt quiet himself

  56. KokoTheGorillaWill-F-U-Up says:

    byrddude,
    i was looking at videos of teams in argentina, and man are those fans cacacacacacrazy. its such an intense environment. only portland comes close to that in mls, probably cause their stadium amplifies the sound

  57. Andrew says:

    Seattle the better team? What are you talking about? Seattle didnt have a single shot on goal.

  58. solles says:

    If the Houston game was a sellout, why so many empty seats? Embarrasing.

  59. so did SBI miss something???
    5/13 12:30PM EDT
    MLS Regular Season
    ESPN Deportes
    ESPN2
    Philadelphia New York PPL Park

  60. malkin says:

    This post is from yesterday. I’m sure they’ll have a commentary for today shortly

  61. NE Matt says:

    He looked great. Composed on the ball, setting up one goal and finishing nicely on one goal from inside the box and spectacularly from his second on an unsavable volley from 27 yds