MLS Friday: Your Running Commentary

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The 2011 Eastern Conference finalists clash at Livestrong Sporting Park with plenty to play for in 2012, as Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo meet with an eye on improving their respective standing as the playoffs approach. Sporting KC is still very much in the mix for the Supporters' Shield, while the Dynamo have fallen a bit out of form (1-2-2 in their last five games), tumbling to fourth in the tightly contested East.  

Out West, the Colorado Rapids' faint hopes at making the playoffs are on the line at the Home Depot Center, where the last two MLS Cup winners go head-to-head. The Galaxy have distanced themselves a bit from fifth-place Vancouver and are eyeing a top-three berth in the West, which would keep them out of the wild card round.

Here is the viewing schedule for the night's matches:

8:30 p.m. – NBC Sports Network – Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo

11 p.m. – MLS Live/Univision Deportes – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids

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

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37 Responses to MLS Friday: Your Running Commentary

  1. Adrian says:

    CJ Sapong is awful. How did this guy score so many goals last year? Jesus.

  2. Tim F. says:

    Sarkodie was fouled from behind; how can that not be called?

  3. Adrian says:

    Can someone point me to the last time Kandji did something other than shove people around and act tough while shanking a cross or shot or pass?

  4. Adrian says:

    Tally Hall going Matrix on a powerful header.

  5. Adrian says:

    Battle of the keepers lol

    Does Nielson have super glue on his gloves? He just snagged that point blank.

  6. Heft says:

    It’s been a while.

  7. Great G says:

    He is still a dangerous kid…That header that was saved by Hall was Powerful

  8. Magee is Jesus says:

    Dynamo needs to slow things down. They are playing SKC’s game of helter-skelter football. That is not their game. They will loses if things stay the same.

  9. Adrian says:

    Pretty clear penalty not given.

    Corey Ashe holding himself up off ground with his arm and cross goes right off his hand. Kamara thinks about breaking Ashe in half but is restrained.

  10. beachbum says:

    Davis doesn’t suck, what a nice strike lower far 90. Garcia fun as usual

    Sapong header cleared off the line by Kandji, saved a goal right there 62′

  11. Adrian says:

    Also, Zusi is floundering in this second half. He’s squandered two really nice opportunities to play a teammate in on goal. SKC can’t have him messing up like this and expect to tie this up or even win.

  12. atd says:

    Underrated player, Nielsen.

  13. beachbum says:

    Zusi serves it up on a platter off the millionth free kick KC has had but Myers heads it down but straight at the keeper, about 80′. KC with chances but no finish

    until Zusi serves it far post for sapong header…what a goal in extra time

  14. beachbum says:

    excuse me, stoppage time

  15. Adrian says:

    The two guys that choked the most this game come together to snag the equalized in the final seconds of stoppage time.

    Talk about redemption.


    how is it that the Galaxy can afford all these amazing players when the salary cap is under 3 million?

  17. Ismael says:

    Friday Night with beautiful NBC Sports production….thank you MLS

  18. John F says:

    New math

  19. John F says:

    Talking of the Gals’ amazing players, Donovan to Keane for the early lead.

  20. Arkie says:

    Could’ve used a healthy Donovan a week ago…

  21. John F says:

    …and Wihelmsson starts to earn his paycheck too.

  22. fischy says:

    I bet you feel stupid now, huh?

  23. Darthspud says:

    Is Univision showing the game? don’t see it on the tube.

  24. ed says:

    Univision Sports is a different channel

  25. ed says:

    The contrast in play vs the SKC is interesting. There is much more emphasis on possession in this one. Colorado is doing well to keep this game 2-0 at LA.

  26. Syd says:

    He still isn’t match fit

  27. Bill Clinton says:

    They work to get get under it….arithmetic

  28. Samson says:

    Slide in Beckham and who beats LA? NY better get their act together…

  29. Darthspud says:

    Roger. Thanks.

  30. beachbum says:

    hahaha! come on man


  31. Lou says:

    Why did Seattle dump Ty Marshall?

  32. Jj says:

    Cause he got beat a lot and gave away penalties. He was losing a step. Not good qualities for a cb. Great guy though.

  33. Gnarls says:

    MLS bends the rules for the Galaxy, and 9/11 was an inside job.

  34. louis z says:

    it was on channel 56 if you have DirecTv.

  35. shake says:

    Allocation money, DP’s, and they pay most of their team really low salaries. Aside from the new guy, not many players on LA make much more than 100K at best (not counting DP’s)

  36. Gnarls says:

    I know, I was being a tad sarcastic. The 9/11 remark was the hint.