CHICAGO FIRE RECORD SURPRISING WIN IN MLS

Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire recorded a stunning victory over San Jose Earthquakes when both sides met on Friday night.


The match ended with a 1-0 win scored in the 58th minute by John Goossens. The victory becomes the third of the season. Chicago Fire still remains at the bottom of the League in the Eastern conference, with two points away from 9th place Columbus Crew.

Elsewhere in the league, DC United pick up a point late in the game against Real Salt Lake courtesy of a 90th minute equalizer from Jared Jeffrey. Juan Manuel Martinez had set Real Salt Lake ahead 12 minutes after the break. They were set to claim all three points until the late equalizer from the Washington-based team.

Montreal Impact will take up New England Revolution on Saturday while Toronto FC will trade tackles with Seattle Sounders. Houston Dynamo is also set to play hosts to Philadelphia Union. New York City FC will meet with New York Red Bulls as they try to win their first Hudson River derby on Sunday. Both teams have played four times now since New York City’s introduction to the league in the last campaign. The Red Bulls have won every of the encounter. The last one was one very humiliating defeat as they were humbled 7-0 at Yankee Stadium.
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DROGBA INJURY TIME WINNER SENDS MONTREAL IMPACT TO THE TOP

Former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba scored an injury-time winner over the weekend as Montreal Impact defeat Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2.


The keenly-contested match which was played on Saturday saw the Ivorian’s goal in the fourth minute of injury time when LA Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe made a mistake by allowing the striker’s long range hit slip through this hands. The victory ensured Impact maintained their top spot in the MLS’ Eastern Conference standings.

Giovani Dos Santos had fired Los Angeles into the lead just eight minutes into the much awaited encounter upon capitalizing on a slip from Maxim Tissot. The Mexican international did a simple tap in that sent the fans into jubilation before Impact hit back. Impact hit back after 26 minutes though a counter attack as Dominic Oduro moved the ball almost the entire field before releasing a well timed pass to Ignacio Piatti who sent the ball to the back of the net.

Impact then took the lead through a solo effort from Lucas Ontivero but LA Galaxy responded within two minutes when Mike Magee scored after receiving a cross from former Liverpool Skipper, Steven Gerrard. The equalizer made the game set for a share of the points until Rowe’s late gaffe through which Drogba gave Impact the victory. Continue Reading

FALCAO RULES OUT MLS FOOTBALL

Colombian centre forward, Radamel Falcao says he will not be playing in the MLS next season – he remains keen on proving himself in European football, even after two recent unsuccessful spells in the Premier League. The former Atletico Madrid striker who turned 30 in February this year says he is determined to revive his career in Europe amid talk linking him with a move to Major League Soccer.

The player who was renowned for his goal scoring aptitude in Europe now has a profile that has waned in England following two unproductive seasons with Manchester United and Chelsea. However, the 30-year-old believes he can still compete at the highest level.Continue Reading

Oscar Pareja claimed that his FC Dallas team running at Worst Times

Oscar Pareja claimed that his FC Dallas team did not have any answers to the opposition in their latest 4-0 loss against New York Red Bulls.


This was the second consecutive heavy defeat suffered by the team. Dallas were defeated 3-0 by Vancouver Whitecaps only a week earlier. The result now threatens to dislodge Dallas from the top of the table. They have played two more games than Colorado Rapids, who are just one point behind. Questions will be asked about manager Pareja, who claimed that he did not have the answers following this crushing defeat.

It is also noteworthy that Dallas have been on a poor run of form from the start of the campaign, but only on the road. They have suffered defeat against Houston Dynamo, Vancouver Whitecaps, and New York Red Bulls all away from home. Pareja claimed that the team did not come into the game with the intention of parking the bus and defending with everything they had. He claimed that New York Red Bulls were so impressive in every area of the pitch that his team simply could not cope for much longer. Dallas conceded just one goal in the first half with the remaining three coming in the second half pointing out to a collapse.Continue Reading

Mikel Arteta has tried to infuse some confidence into the team

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has tried to infuse some confidence into the team by claiming that the club are still capable of winning the Premier League title despite falling eight points behind table leaders Leicester City.

Even though Leicester are not fancied win the title, the points difference seems a significant amount considering that there are only nine matches left in the season. Apart from having to Leicester drop points, Arsenal will also need Tottenham to encounter a similar poor run of form in order to get to the top of the table.

Arteta has been unable to feature much for Arsenal this season, as he has been hit by numerous injury issues. He has been able to make only 12 appearances in all competitions while managing to score more goals or creating none. Arsenal currently have a lengthy injury list, which is preventing manager Arsene Wenger from naming a strong starting line-up to take care of all three competitions. However, fans have been criticising the Frenchman for not willing to make sufficient investments in January to strengthen the squad. Arsenal had a quiet January transfer window and they have failed to recover from the poor form that hit them during this period.Continue Reading