MLS Week 19: Your Sunday Running Commentary

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By IVES GALARCEP

Eastern Conference rivals Chicago Fire and Sporting Kansas City renew acquaintances today at Toyota Park in the headlining match of a busy Sunday in MLS.

The Fire enter their match riding high on a six-match unbeaten streak, and can close even more ground on the current teams in the playoff hunt in the East, including Sporting KC, which sit six points ahead of Chicago heading into today’s match.

The day’s final MLS match is another headliner, with the Los Angeles Galaxy facing FC Dallas in a clash of Western Conference playoff contenders. The Galaxy have won two of three, but can close within a point of FC Dallas with a victory today.

Here is today’s slate of MLS matches:

3pm- ESPN- Chicago vs. Sporting Kansas City

5pm- MLS Direct Kick- Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers

7pm- MLS Direct Kick- Montreal Impact vs. Chivas USA

9:30pm- MLS Direct Kick- Colorado Rapids vs. D.C. United

10:30pm- MLS Direct Kick- Los Angeles Galaxy vs. FC Dallas

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If you will be watching today’s 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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21 Responses to MLS Week 19: Your Sunday Running Commentary

  1. MLSsnob says:

    Cheese and rice the fire not off to a good start. Would Sean Johnson have gotten to any of those?

  2. MLSsnob says:

    I guess Chicago doesn’t realize they’re down two goals and are content with passing laterally and back and forth.

  3. MLSsnob says:

    F this I’m switching to the cubs game.

  4. wfrw07 says:

    Pretty crazy ending to the Ghana-Chile U-20 QF. Ghana with the seeing eye header goal at the death to win.

  5. MLSsnob says:

    No sense of urgency from the fire.

  6. Alex C says:

    Ghana U-20 just beat Chile in extra time to make it to the semifinals. Exiting game. We should be feeling a little better about ( or at least have more understanding of) our U-20 exit at the group stage. France U-20 is in the semifinals as well.

  7. SanFran415 says:

    This Sherjill guy is getting DP money? That kind of decision making explains a lot about the Fire this year.

  8. Jon says:

    Higuain’s awful penalty saves Portland from even more trouble.
    Still, down a goal and a man. Awful start.

  9. tom says:

    Oduro sells a yellow card on Kah. Kah deserves the 2nd yellow for kicking Higuaín in the head in the box for a spot kick, which he misses.

    • Brian says:

      That was a straight red and completely deserved. I’m sure Higuain would have sold a 2nd yellow without the boot to the head.

  10. Brian says:

    MLS to feature FC Dallas and Columbus at All Star Halftime in first ever dive-off. Dives will be judged on creativity and believability.

  11. tom says:

    Brian wins the soccerwebs today!

  12. tom says:

    No argument about the red. I didn’t see him show the card. Missing the kick let the timbers off the hook, though.

    • The Big O says:

      Should’ve been his first yellow though. The first call was absolutely terrible. This official is trying to oust Salazar as the worst official on the continent.

  13. Psv says:

    Martinique looking more dangerous than Canada.

  14. Jon says:

    Oh my, Canada.

  15. Brian says:

    Sweet, I was hoping Martinique would make some noise in that group. Looks like Canada will finish with three losses.

  16. Fredo says:

    I hope it rains Galaxy goals tonight on Dallas… to wash this slime off of me.

  17. Elcapitano says:

    Panama just straight handling their business vs Mexico right now. Should be 4-1 if they could finish their chances. They look so much more athletic and confident.