MLS Weekend Highlights: Week 18

MLS Weekend Highlights: Week 18

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 2, 2010
  • 2010 Week 18, Highlights

Boy this past weekend was an interesting one. A couple upsets, some come backs, a few draws but overall plenty of action. In case you missed any of it we have you covered.

(Note: I’ll try to have the Chicago-LA highlights up as soon as I can)

Philadelphia Union 1 – 1 New England Revolution

Colorado Rapids 1 – 1 FC Dallas

Houston Dynamo 2 – 2 New York Red Bulls

Kansas City Wizards 1 – 0 Toronto FC

Real Salt Lake 3 – 0 D.C. United

Chivas USA 3 – 1 Columbus Crew

Seattle Sounders FC 1 – 0 San Jose Earthquakes

  • Kazmirumir

    Don't bother posting the highlights of the Chicago-Galaxy match, unless of course you are a Fire fan and want to see three goals within a 10 min span, or if you are an upcoming soccer official that is interested in seeing how a match is poorly officiated…
    Not to take anything away from the Chicago Fire, they came in and played. The Galaxy just looked awful. Their 1st touch was deplorable. Passing wasn't good, spacing was horrible (seemed like there were always two Galaxy players joined at the hip near the ball), finishing was horrible. It seems like the lads were afraid to take shots, or wanted to take that extra dribble, Stephens especially. Arena needs to inform him that if the shot is there – TAKE IT! But what irritated me the most being at this match (as a season ticket holder) was the officiating! Once again the lame ass US Soccer Federation and their poor excuse for officials in this league made the game painful to watch. Chicago's 1st goal was blatant offsides (two players in fact). Where was the linesman? Oh, about 15 yards behind the play. The 2nd goal could also be considered an offsides and the third? Well that was the Galaxy defense not anticipating a rebound and a poor clearance by Rickets. The 2nd half was not much better by the officials – especially when the keeper should have been sent off by a 2nd card for handling the ball outside the box, which is an automatic yellow card. But obviously the US Soccer officials have no clue about the rules or the ability to conceivably do their job. Once again, US Soccer is a joke in this department. I can go find better officials (parents no less) in the ranks of the AYSO. Thanks US Soccer. Maybe it is time that MLS looks into possibly hiring their own officiating crews.