Weekend Recap

Weekend Recap

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 30, 2007

Plenty of action around the MLS over the weekend, despite the fact that there were only three league games to even mention. The league also faired pretty well in SuperLiga action as well; currently all MLS clubs are in contention of moving on to the semi-final stage of the tournament with Mexico’s finest clubs.

First off I wanted to give everyone an update on the Freddy Adu situation. Most probably know this already but it is worth mentioning once more, his club Real Salt Lake and the MLS gave Adu permission to travel to Portugal over the weekend and discuss contracts and transfer fees with the Portuguese giant’s Benfica. Real even released a statement talking briefly about the transfer that is bound to happen in the next hours or so.

In other transfer news, it looks like FC Dallas may not be getting Brazilian Denilson after all. Reports are saying that two sides are still talking but a deal is very unlikely to happen at this point. Dallas, like the rest of the clubs in the world, only have two weeks left to sign anyone before the summer transfer window is closed on the 15th of August. Two weeks is a very tough time-frame for anyone to get a deal done on a big time signing.

As stated early, the MLS clubs are fairing well in SuperLiga. DC gained three points over the weekend with their win over Club America, the United now sit with four points after two matches. Houston as well is tied with the United in their group with four points after the Dynamo drew 1-1 with Monarcas Morelia.

In the other group, LA still sits with three points and a second place standing in the group despite losing to Chivas 2-1. FC Dallas came close to three points yet again but were unable to put the final touches against Pachuca as they drew 1-1.

The MLS clubs will now face off against one another in the final group match. The two Texan clubs will play host as DC travels to Houston and LA will head to Frisco to face the Hoops.

In MLS action this weekend the New England Revolution made easy work of Real Salt Lake in Salt Lake City by a score of 2-1. Jeff Larentowicz netted the game winner in the 82nd minute, just a few minutes after Real tied the game on a Carey Talley penalty kick.

Sunday’s action proved to be a little more exciting. Chivas and KC went down to the wire as the Wizards snuck away a 3-2 win thanks to a late goal from Yura Movsisyan, his fifth of the season. Chivas returned to its old unlucky self on the road and was unable to reach second place in the west thanks to the loss. They still sit three points back of Dallas but with a game on hand they won’t be able to catch up anytime soon seeing how their next game isn’t for another two weeks.

Chicago lite up the sky by the lake in Toronto. The Fire down the Reds 3-0 thanks to goals from Ivan Guerrero, Calen Carr, and Floyd Franks…all house-hold names I know. Toronto never seemed to find a rhythm in the match and just looked like what most expansion teams look like, awful. No Jeff Cunningham may be the reason as the offense never got going with only five shots.

Toronto next will host the touring LA Galaxy and David Beckham while the Fire will tangle with the Crew in the Windy City.

More to come later today…power rankings and such should be up later tonight or early tomorrow morning.