MLS Match Night: Your Running Commentary

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The San Jose Earthquakes and Los Angeles Galaxy always bring plenty of tension and animosity to their 'California Clasico' rivalry, but the latest installment of their derby will bring an extra level of intensity because of just how much is on the line when they face off tonight.

The Earthquakes have moved into first place in the West, and need a victory tonight to ensure holding on to that spot. The LA Galaxy are riding a three-match winning streak and can climb even further up the standings with a victory tonight.

LA-San Jose is just one of the quality match-ups on tap today. In Columbus, the Crew will look to push Real Salt Lake's losing streak to three games, while Philadelphia looks to keep their recent momentum going in Houston when they take on a struggling Dynamo side.

Here is tonight's full MLS schedule:

7pm– Galavision - Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls

7:30pm– MLS Live/Direct Kick – D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact

7:30pm– MLS Live/Direct Kick - New England Revolution vs. Seattle Sounders

8pm- MLS Live/Direct Kick – Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt Lake

8:30pm- MLS Live/Direct Kick - Houston Dynamo vs. Philadelphia Union

9pm- MLS Live/Direct Kick - Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers

10pm– ESPN2/ - San Jose Earthquakes vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

If you will be watch tonight's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.

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42 Responses to MLS Match Night: Your Running Commentary

  1. 20 says:

    It would be something for Zakuani to make his return tonight. I will be at the game and I would love to see him back. Big game for the Revs to stay in the playoff picture

  2. ben in el cajon says:

    Um, 7 minutes in, Toronto 1-Red Bulls 1. Maybe they should have brought their goalkeepers.

  3. SilverRey says:

    Crew v RSL postponed for an hour due to power outage:
    link to

  4. divers suck says:

    Wow! Is Eddie Johnson under some dillusion of getting on the Klinsman radar? 2 nice headers to put Seattle up on NE after giving up an early off side goal, all at 36 minutes!

  5. drew11 says:

    Another goal for Pontius. Deuce 2.0?

  6. ben in el cajon says:

    I saw that: quite the move! I’m not sure the defense was really awake, but I predict a ‘must see’ video from Ives.

  7. Northzax says:

    Cut back and far post is his move, he’s done it a couple times this season.

  8. PD says:

    Union missed a golden chance, knocking on the door again…

  9. PD says:

    Perlaza not impressing

  10. Scott says:

    Revs do it again!

  11. A says:

    Would love to hear the official’s explanation for why Eddie Gaven didn’t deserve a booking for a cynical scissor tackle from behind while pulling the player down by collar.

  12. A says:

    Julio Jones steps into and puts two hands into Espindola’s chest and tackles him as Espindola blows by him on the edge of the box.

    Referee having a shocker.

  13. A says:

    Edit: No call.

  14. Travis says:

    Seattle just cant get it right in league play right now, although Eddie Johnson looks like he may finally be coming on.

  15. acj says:

    Granted NE could have scored two more that they put over the bar, but Sene was easily a meter offside on the first goal.

  16. Greg Sage says:

    Not to mention a subtraction on the offside no call

  17. cajun says:

    Seattle got robbed! Anyone that doesn’t think so doesn’t know soccer!….BTW I’m a neutral who could care less about either team….

  18. PD says:

    hopefully he’ll get the post game works…

  19. PD says:

    seriously, what is it with these MLS refs?

  20. A says:

    Juninhno throws an elbow into San Jose player’s throat and somehow only sees yellow.

  21. A says:

    I’m going to just stop complaining about MLS officials and applaud only good decisions.

    If you never hear from me again, that is why.

  22. A says:

    That was a huge middle finger to England’s Olympic coach from Beckham.

  23. A says:

    Okay forget what I just said about not complaining… but that’s horses&$ to card Lenhart for not hearing the whistle from 60 yards behind him with the crowd screaming and him on a fast break.


  24. WFRW says:

    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a half of soccer quite like this one anywhere.

    Don’t really know what else one could ask for.

  25. A says:

    And ANOTHER huge blown call. Lenhart is in on goal again and called offside when he’s a yard onside easy.

    This is so freaking sad.

  26. Jack says:

    That was a string of god-awful calls against San Jose. Can we please …. please get better officials… pleasseeee

  27. SilverRey says:

    I came in at halftime after the Crew game ended – what happened to Busch?

  28. SilverRey says:

    Wow, this is a crazy game!!!

  29. WFRW says:

    There was a huge collision on a cross. 4-5 guys. I don’t remember if it was an arm or foot that got him, but he had a nice shiner and his eye was starting to swell shut throughout the first half.

  30. WFRW says:

    A little make-up call there on the potential handball in the box.

  31. WFRW says:

    Ridiculous finish from Wondo there.

  32. A says:

    This game is insane lol, people are scoring goals from everywhere using everything.

  33. A says:

    What is going on!?!?!?!?! Hahaha this is insane

  34. A says:

    Wow David Beckham is a HUGE POS.

    Goodbye Beckham. Freaking joke. Get that moron out of the league.

  35. Jack says:

    Wow all of his goodwill gone. Huge idiot. Multigame suspension at least. Wtf was that

  36. WFRW says:

    If he doesn’t get a pretty decent suspension, the league has lost all credibility.

  37. test says:


  38. curious says:

    I posted this earlier and my comment got deleted. what’s going on? some kind of LD conspiracy???

    All I’m trying to figure out is what Landon’s comment was from a couple years ago that the commentator’s referenced just before halftime about hinting at retiring from international play.

  39. curious says:

    And by “a couple years ago” I meant “a week or two ago”…not sure how years came out in my typing.

  40. Becks says:

    You would be pretty frustrated too if you just got overlooked for the very competition that you brought to your home country! Come on it was a harmless kick of the ball, at most a game or two suspension. Don’t over react just bc it is becks.

  41. Andy says:

    Couldn’t agree more. Classless punk.

  42. Big Chil says:

    Was Portland even playing?