WRIGHT-PHILLIPS BREAKS RED BULLS

MLS football player Bradley Wright-Phillips provided two important goals that ensured New York Red Bulls moved past Montreal Impact 3-1 on Saturday night.


The victory ensured Red Bulls are two points behind neighbours New York City at the top of the Eastern conference of the Major League Soccer.
Montreal started the goal scoring in the 21st minute when Luciano Piatti got his 13th of the season. Red Bulls didn’t allow their opponents savour the moment when they equalized through Wright-Phillips barely a minute later. Just before the first half break, Wright-Philips added another in the 41st minute. Sean Davis provided two assist for Wright-Phillips but he scored his own in the 46th minute, sealing the fate of Impact. Davis was later given a hard tackle by Impact defender Ambroise Oyongo, earning him a red card.

After the game, Wright-Phillips score of his achievement. “It’s definitely a proud moment, you know, the name associated with that record before, I shouldn’t even be in that category. Somehow by the grace of God I’m in it and I’m going to see how many I can get and I just have to thank my team-mates and everyone that’s helped me to get this record. I can only be thankful,” the player said. Red Bulls coach Denis Hamlett spoke happily about the feat, adding that “Brad’s a great guy.”
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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