Jun 29, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT
Two MLS clubs secured ugly but important points on the road against tough opponents Saturday night.
Colorado became the first visiting club this season to score four goals at Saputo Stadium, with Tony Cascio scoring the winner six minutes into stoppage time with literally nothing left on the clock. It’s the first time Montreal have been beaten at home, and just the second time all season they’ve dropped points at their fortress.
The Rapids came back from a one-goal deficit twice to equalize before Cascio’s deflected shot found the back of the net for the win.
Montreal will rue allowing Colorado back in. They only have themselves to blame, with a complete failure to mark properly on Chris Klute’s cross as the Rapids made it 3-3. Then, the choke was complete as Klute made a successful tackle in his own half and brought the ball all the way up to the box. His cross to Deshorn Brown was well defended but not cleared, and both defenders covering Cascio couldn’t keep the shot off net.
Montreal have a semi-comfortable four-point lead atop the Eastern Conference, but the potential win would have put them far and away in the conference drivers seat. The three points go to Colorado instead, who jump Seattle for sixth and are just a point back of the Galaxy in the final playoff spot. It’s a bit early to table-watch, but the Rapids have appeared to put themselves in a good spot going forward.
For FC Dallas, they will take the draw but can no doubt be furious with the assistant referee for possibly denying them all three points. The Red Stripes thought they found an equalizer late in stoppage time as Blas Perez beat the Philadelphia keeper Zac MacMath with a trickling volley, but Sheanon Williams cleared the ball off the line…or did he?
The referee said no goal, and the replays appeared to contradict the decision, but it didn’t matter as Perez moments later latched onto the end of a pinballing free kick in the box as MacMath went down and the match was tied.
All this came after Dallas found themselves a man down in the 68th minute when Je-Vaughn Watson was sent off for a clear dive that resulted in his second yellow.
The Union will be kicking themselves, as they were handed a chance to gain ground on the Impact. Instead, Dallas will bring home a cherished road point that gets them (temporarily) clear of Portland for sole possession of second place in the West and just two behind Real Salt Lake, who won earlier in the day.
Oct 31, 2014, 7:47 AM EDT
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Oct 31, 2014, 12:13 AM EDT
After FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls defeated their opponents in the first two games of the MLS playoffs, the postseason picture exists in its beginning stages.
Oct 30, 2014, 11:37 PM EDT
Robbie Keane stands ready to play for his international side right after the LA Galaxy’s playoff contests vs. Real Salt Lake.
Oct 30, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT
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Oct 30, 2014, 9:38 PM EDT
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Oct 30, 2014, 8:36 PM EDT
Fernando Torres, expanding on his decision to leave Chelsea on loan, says he wanted to “feel important.”
Oct 30, 2014, 7:21 PM EDT
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is happy for the recent triumphs of criticized Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.
Oct 30, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney will be available in the upcoming Manchester derby following his three-match suspension.
Oct 30, 2014, 5:56 PM EDT
Action taken against alleged racist actions in the Scottish Premiership.
Oct 30, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT
Sturridge on injury woes: “Maybe it’s my body type, maybe it’s hereditary.”
Oct 30, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT
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Oct 30, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT
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Oct 30, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT
In what will be called “Los Angeles Football Club” as it goes through its branding, MLS has announced that L.A. has officially been awarded another team.
Oct 30, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT
So who do you have tonight: the Red Bulls or the champs?
Oct 30, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT
Mike Prindiville and Joe Prince-Wright join Jenna Corrado to discuss the Manchester Derby between Manchester United and Manchester City.
Oct 30, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT
Like Steve McQueen in “Papillon,” only nattily-attired, the Newcastle United manager just seems to be constantly yelling out, “Hey… I’m still here.”
Oct 30, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT
He’s being linked with Swansea City, though club chairman Huw Jenkins said while the club is entertaining investors, any specific names would be “pure speculation.”
Oct 30, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT
The proposed moves would leave only 10 days prep time before the World Cup began, and would also alter the UEFA Champions League schedule.
Oct 30, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT
What do you think? Mean-spirited to the public or just a decent Candid Camera-style prank?
Oct 30, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT
“I’ve got 30 and 34-year-olds in my locker room in tears because we feel it’s been unfairly taken away from us,” said coach Carl Robinson.
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