MLS Week Five: SBI Match Night Commentary



With the international fixture window in the rearview mirror, MLS teams will look to try and get back to full strength ahead of a loaded schedule of matches this Saturday.

The New York Red Bulls will be looking for their first win of the 2013 season when they play host to a Philadelphia Union side that has never won at Red Bull Arena before. Thierry Henry is a question mark to play, but he will make every effort to get on the field and help the Red Bulls break their winless skid.

The Montreal Impact put their unbeaten record on the line when they visit Sporting Park to take on Sporting Kansas City. Matt Besler and Graham Zusi return from USMNT duty and will look to help Sporting KC break out of their slow start to the season.

Here is today’s MLS schedule:

2pm- MLS Direct Kick- Toronto FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

330pm- NBC Sports- New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

4pm- MLS Direct Kick- New England Revolution vs. FC Dallas

6pm- Univision Deportes- Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers

8:30pm- MLS Direct Kick- Sporting Kansas City vs. Montreal Impact

8:30pm- MLS Direct Kick- Houston Dynamo vs. San Jose Earthquakes

9pm- MLS Direct Kick- Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders

10:30pm- MLS Direct Kick- Chivas USA vs. Vancouver Whitecaps


SBI will be providing live commentary on today’s action so please feel free to follow along here. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today’s SBI Live Commentary is after the jump):


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39 Responses to MLS Week Five: SBI Match Night Commentary

  1. MemRook says:

    WTF Cudicini? Why oh why? You’ve got like two defenders in front of it still.

    Oh and McGee for president!

  2. atd says:

    Dude — Luis Silva.

  3. Dimidri says:

    Watching the Galaxy game on Timewarner via firstrow, wow, their mics pick up a lot….John Bostock has a dirty, dirty mouth.

  4. atd says:

    Duuuuude — Villarreal!!!

  5. ChiTown says:

    I can only imagine what someone like Juninho thinks when he watches a teammate try to pass a clearance back into the box and skies it off the pitch 20 yards or Steele being in on the edge of the box right there and instead of just hitting the shot makes an awful decision and crosses it to nobody and blows the build up.

  6. ChiTown says:

    Juninhno might be the best player in the league at 38.

  7. BigBlueAL says:

    How did LD look?? Saw he came on in the 61st minute.

  8. ChiTown says:

    Juninho might be a better ball striker and passer than Beckham.

  9. ChiTown says:


    • Ramsizzler says:

      Try using the same name and email for every one of your posts, and it won’t be moderated every time. It’s a pretty simple concept…

  10. ChiTown says:

    This game should have been over 30 minutes ago if Johnny Steele could hit the broad side of a barn.

  11. ChiTown says:

    Ah the difference between Henry and some scrub named Johnny Steele.

    The Brazilian to the French duo is going to be deadly.

  12. K says:

    i get the impression from MLS soccer fans that the MLS season is kind of like the NBA season. It doesn’t mean a whole lot other than getting your club prepared for the post season.

  13. ChiTown says:

    Wow Conor Casey completely loses his cool and just wrecks Robles.

  14. ChiTown says:

    Also, really Philly fans?

    REALLY? Robles gets undercut and falls on his head and you chant the name of the player that took his legs out in the air?

    Real classy bunch. Got a snow ball for Santa Clause or some vomit for a little kid?

  15. ed - houston says:

    Philly was brought back down to earth. Dallas still flying high, look out western conference.

  16. ed - houston says:

    Yeah yeah come on Colorado. Beat the wanabe Sounders. Did i see that correctly on the Comcast guide, Mexican League Soccer, Cruz Azul v Atlas @ 6 on ESPN2 ? It’s the first time i see that.

  17. petedx says:

    Wow, a penalty for the Timbers. A bit soft, but given the Rapids penalty earlier probably fair. But the Timbers got a penalty, finally.

  18. chris_thebassplayer says:

    SJ getting physically blown off the pitch in Houston. midfield overrun…Corrales tip toeing around and Salinas with 8 boneheaded plays for ever good cross. Hopefully Yallop chews some a$$ at halftime… granted starters are out but the effort is too soft…

  19. Nate says:

    Yeah yeah come on RSL. Beat the wannabe Timbers.

  20. atd says:

    Luis Gil is a special player.

  21. Chupacabra says:

    Nice to see that Oldmanfeeble Martins’ first touch hasn’t improved since when he helped Newcastle get relegated.

    • Travis says:

      If you think he is the reason Newcastle got relegated you know little about football. That team had a ton of issues.

  22. Chupacabra says:

    Sir Alex fears for Gspurning’s life.

  23. Travis says:

    That was so bad from the sounders words cannot describe. They are incredibly lucky that it was Plata and Sandoval up top for most of the game since evidently both of them do not know how to finish. If Saborio had played would have been 4 or 5

  24. Jason says:

    Joe Cannon, you forget your shorts?

  25. G. Bean says:

    Houston Dynamo are playing some good football this season. The team is deep.

    Barnes and Driver ave turned out to be very nice finds.

  26. Neruda says:

    Horrible call on Javier morales at end of RSL game. Geiger penalized him for diving and this would be good time for instant replay (I know it’s not going to happen anytime soon) He was clipped from behind but ref couldn’t tell from the behind. Still to call that a dive was just bad after he had the defender beat.

  27. scott47a says:

    Chivas USA!