Great weekend for the Seattle Sounders. They fought through fatigue, heat, humidity and a goal deficit to end Sporting Kansas City's 14 game unbeaten streak in MLS. The 2-1 victory marks the second time the Sounders have come from behind in overtime to defeat the Sporks. To be fair, the Sporks outplayed the Sounders for the majority of the match even after designated player Omar Bravo was sent of for a reckless challenge. We'll take it anyway.
Arlo White has your match recap with highlights while Matt Gaschk has the post-game interviews with some very happy Sounders. You can also see photos from the San Francisco match last Wednesday here and here.
Congratulations to Kitsap! The Kitsap Pumas have won the first ever PDL trophy for the club and the state of Washington. Robby Christner scored the first and only goal of the match in the 11th minute. The rest of the game would involve a solid team defensive effort as the Laredo Heat pushed for an equalizer. David Falk has highlights from the nationally televised match as well as few photos from the match.
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LA Downs Dallas: The LA Galaxy showed once again this weekend why they are the dominant team in the league. FC Dallas took an early lead in the game off a Marvin Chavez goal. After that it was a game marked by defensive dominance by LA and one too many set-piece chances given by the normally stout FC Dallas defense. Eventually, the Galaxy would score three goals to win 3-1. It's going to be an uphill challenge for any of the other teams in the league to catch the Galaxy at this point.
NYRB Continue to Slide: The New York Red Bulls continued their summer slide down the Eastern Conference leader board this weekend with a 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake. Some amazingly poor play in the first half allowed RSL to secure 2 goals. Newly minted DP Frank Rost and Dax McCarty were replaced at half-time due to injuries and poor performance, respectively. Well, on the positive side, they already did win a trophy this summer!
De Rosario Gets Revenge: Meanwhile, former Red Bull and Toronto FC player, Dwayne De Rosario scored a hat-trick against one of his many former teams. The 3-3 tie was one that Toronto FC really should have won and perhaps would have if they had given De Rosario the check he wanted. Toronto FC benefited from a 7th minute send-off off DC United goalkeeper Bill Hamid (a great way to impress coach Jurgen Klinnsman by the way) as well as some poor decisions by referee Jasen Anno.
Montreal's New Logo: The Montreal Impact have released their new logo. It's a sleek new design that does a good job of highlighting the history of Quebec. The blue, black and white colors will look nice on the jerseys. Ultimately though, there's nothing terribly innovative about the new crest.