MLS Weekend Recap: Week 15

MLS Weekend Recap: Week 15

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 12, 2010
  • 2010 Week 15, MLS Weekend Recaps

David Ferreira helped guide FC Dallas to a draw against Seattle. (Getty Images)

For some reason YouTube isn’t playing nicely today so there may not be any video highlights of this weekend’s games. If it starts to play nicer with me later today we’ll see. Anyways, time to take a quick look back at this weekend’s action.

Now that the World Cup is over its time for Major League Soccer to take center stage here for American soccer fans. I do expect to see a slight bump in interest from the casual fans as we move forward this season. We know some folks will continue to ignore the game here until 2014 when the World Cup goes to Brazil but there will be some new fans that will welcome the game with open arms this time around.

We’ll see those new fans this week when the silly season as some call it starts. Yes I am referring to the start of the summer transfer window. The New York Red Bulls have already opened up the interest for the league in that department with their pending deal with French star Thierry Henry. No to mention they’ll also likely bring in another star could help raise even more interest.

I have a feeling though we’ll see other clubs bring in some stars this summer. Even some smaller market clubs will do so in an attempt to either save their season or try to get a boost at the gate.

No doubt this season is about to change in a way too because of that. Will New York actually become a “SuperClub” of some sort? If these two new DPs work out its possible.

Other Notes From This Weekend

Possibly Time For A Change In KC

The more I watch the Kansas City Wizards the more I think Peter Vermes has to go. Hell, I’ve already added him to the coaching hot seat list on this site. With all the changes he made this winter to improve the roster it did pretty much no good except for about two weeks of the start of the season. We all went from being dead wrong about the Wizards to being just spot on about them in a matter of weeks.

I feel bad for a couple guys there like Jimmy Conrad or Davy Arnaud. Both deserve better than what they’re getting there if you ask me. If they don’t make any splashes now in the transfer market then you’ll likely see them battle it out with Chivas, Philadelphia and D.C. for that wooden spoon award.

LA Breaks Down In Loss

Second loss of the season and the first game that the Galaxy have allowed more than a single goal in their 2-0 loss to the New England Revolution of all teams. I know I predicted the Galaxy to easy through that one but really this was the least shocking result to me from week 15. Why? Simple they were bound to lose a road game for starters and even good teams like this have to hit a bump every now and then. Its just natural with the way MLS is set up.

Bruce Arena will probably still be blaming the US Open Cup loss from this past week but his team will bounce back and still be as dominate as they’ve been this season. Plus their next game will have Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez, two guys that sat out Saturday’s loss to the Revs.

Dallas Flying High

It may have been another late draw by FC Dallas but this team continues to shine. David Ferreira is the biggest reason behind their recent success. His play doubled with the fact that their defense has improved greatly this season is the reason why FCD is in the thick of things right now.

The game between Dallas and Seattle may have been the more entertaining game of the weekend in the league too. After a bunch of 0-0 snoozes Saturday, this one offered plenty of offense and exciting play.