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March 25, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Firing blanks (Sunday links)

MLS Logo.jpgIt was a pretty sad scoring day in MLS on Saturday. Only five of the 12 teams in action got a goal, and the eight total provided for a 1.3 goals-per-game average. I guess that’s nothing new in the Eastern Conference.

Heck, David Estrada himself has outscored all but one team in the East.

Anyways, after the latest round of games, only three teams remain perfect in the 2012 league season: Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City and Colorado, all at 2-0. Be sure to check out highlights of the weekend’s action on the league website if you haven’t already.

Later today, New York hosts the Rapids (1 p.m.) and Kansas City hosts FC Dallas (4 p.m.).

Let’s get to some links:

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— Here’s my story on the unfortunate Colin Clark incident early in Friday night’s game. I also contributed to a KING-5 report on the matter.

— Sounders FC forward Babayele Sodade was injured early in Saturday’s CONCACAF Olympic qualifier, but his Canada side upset the U.S. 2-0 in what was a very tough result for the hosts. Sodade started but had to leave early with a knee injury (he said it will be OK on Twitter). The U.S. has to beat El Salvador on Monday and could face Mexico in the semifinals with a berth to the Summer Games on the line. And forward Juan Agudelo will be out with a torn meniscus.

— The ECS had a message for MLS the other night.

— Around the league, here’s a good story on New York coach Hans Backe, Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei will be out for a while with a broken leg, a D.C. United rookie also got some bad injury news and forward Aaron Schoenfeld signed with Columbus.

— That guy Herculez Gomez scored again, that’s four league games in a row with a goal.

— Did you see the goal Peter Crouch scored against Manchester City? Yowza.

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