03.10-03.16: Week IN GAMES

Here's a general round-up of Major League Soccer stuff I failed to note or comment on over the past week:

MLS-on-MLS Action
Chivas USA 2 - 2 Red Bull New York
I've got nothing to pass on here except a link to the release. Well, that and the myriad posts of photos showing over on Sideline Views (an example, just scroll down for more and up for what looks like some video).

MLS-on-Minnow Action
Los Angeles Galaxy
At some point early this week, the Galaxy beat up on the Fresno Fuego, and god-awful headlines ensued. The win took the Galaxy's preseason record to 6-1-1 (guess who caused that middle one?) - and since when is John Thorrington playing for LA?

Chicago Fire
Um, wow. Good as UCLA's soccer program may be, even preseason is an insufficient excuse for the Chicago Fire to lose to them. And giving up two goals....just shocking. This takes Chicago's preseason total to 4-4-1.

Colorado Rapids
Dan Gargan scored and NKOTB Nico Colaluca provided the assist in the Rapids 1 - 0 win over Barnet of the, whoa, English third division side Barnet. Believe me, this one read a lot more impressively when I read it knowing nothing of Barnet, not least that they're currently holding down 17th in their division.

Toronto FC
It seems minnow-bashing is all the rage this preseason. Toronto FC got in on the act by beating Notre Dame by a respectable margin. This takes the new franchise to 8-1-1 in preseason play, which is kinda, sorta impressive...I guess. Could be worse....could be Chicago...

Well, that's that. I posted on the New England Revolution's preseason efforts (LINK and LINK) elsewhere.

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