I’ll have a more in-depth look at the first week of games in the near future. But here’s a quick roundup of the action around the league (home team listed first):
Seattle Sounders FC 2-0 Philadelphia Union
Chivas USA 0-1 Colorado Rapids
Columbus Crew 2-0 Toronto FC
FC Dallas 1-1 Houston Dynamo
New York Red Bulls 1-0 Chicago Fire
Kansas City Wizards 4-0 DC United
San Jose Earthquakes 0-3 Real Salt Lake
Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 New England
Here are some links:
- Jeff Parke opened up and talked about his situation at length to BigAppleSoccer.com.
- The MLS Insider had some video from the home opener. And Sounders FC broadcaster Arlo White had his match in review.
- Here are some notes on the team’s recent alliance council meeting.
- Some interviews to pass along: here’s a local one with Michael Fucito, The N.Y. Times talked to Red Bulls coach Hans Backe, Mr. Dell’Apa had a chat with New England’s Taylor Twellman and, finally, Columbus owner Clark Hunt talked about his Crew.
- Is Thierry Henry closer to a move to New York?
- Did you see this scuffle between EPL managers over the weekend?
- The Kitsap Pumas were in the international press. Also, more work is being done on a Seattle’s supporters group site.
Lastly, some videos. Which of these was worse?
1. Police pepper-spraying some petulant players in Brazil
2. This failure of a goal celebration in Israel.