New FC Cincinnati Bench Boss to be Youngest in Charge in MLS History: Week 11 MLS News & Notes
May 8, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) News Release
When Yoann Damet takes the reins of FC Cincinnati this weekend, he will be the youngest head coach in MLS history. Damet will be aged 29 years, 53 days when FCC take on the Montréal Impact on Saturday afternoon at Nippert Stadium.
The previous youngest, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, was Roy Wegerle, who led the Colorado Rapids on an interim basis as a player/manager for the final game of the inaugural MLS season in 1996. When Wegerle took command - only for a 3-1 loss to D.C. United at RFK Stadium - he was 32 years, 186 days old; he still continued his playing career for two more seasons with the Rapids, D.C. United and Tampa Bay Mutiny.
The youngest to be named as a head coach full-time in MLS is current D.C. United boss Ben Olsen. He coached his first league match on an interim basis on Aug. 7, 2010, at age 33 years, 96 days. Olsen was then named head coach on a permanent basis on Nov. 29 of that year.
YOUNGEST HEAD COACHES, MLS HISTORY
TM 1st GAME AGE
Roy Wegerle COL 9/21/1996 32 years, 186 days
Ben Olsen DC 8/7/2010 33 years, 96 days
Jason Kreis RSL 5/5/2007 34 years, 127 days
Jim Curtin PHI 6/28/2014 35 years, 5 days
Ryan Nelsen TOR 3/2/2013 35 years, 135 days
Credit: Elias Sports Bureau
TIMBERS' DIEGO VALERI GAINS RARE MEMBERSHIP IN 70-70 CLUB
Diego Valeri of the Portland Timbers moved even higher into rarefied air in MLS history last week, netting his second goal of the season in his club's 2-1 win against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Along with his six assists for the season, Valeri now has 70 goals and 71 assists in his seven-year MLS career - the ninth player in league history to reach that plateau. Just two players have scored as many as 80 goals and 80 assists - the only two players to reach the century mark in both goals and assists: Landon Donovan (145 goals, 136 assists) and Jaime Moreno (133 goals, 102 assists).
70 GOALS, 70 ASSISTS IN MLS CAREER (REGULAR SEASON ONLY)
Landon Donovan 145 136
Jeff Cunningham 134 70
Jaime Moreno 133 102
Jason Kreis 108 74
Dwayne De Rosario 104 77
Preki 79 112
Steve Ralston 76 135
Cobi Jones 70 91
Diego Valeri 70 71
KEI KAMARA MOVING UP ALL-TIME ROLL OF MULTI-GOAL SCORERS
With his two-goal game last weekend - both converted penalty kicks - Kei Kamara of the Colorado Rapids solidified his hold on seventh place for most multiple-goal games in MLS history.
It was the first multiple-goal game of the season for Kamara, who now has 119 goals for his MLS league career, fifth-most all-time. Fourth place on the all-time goalscoring leaderboard is held by Jaime Moreno, with 133 career league goals.
MULTIPLE-GOAL GAMES LEADERS (MLS HISTORY)
PLAYER GP GAMES
Landon Donovan 340 32
Jeff Cunningham 365 22
Ante Razov 262 22
Bradley Wright-Phillips 177 21
Robbie Keane 125 20
Chris Wondolowski 336 20
Kei Kamara 324 19
Jaime Moreno 340 17
Carlos Ruiz 183 17
David Villa 117 17
FC CINCINNATI DROUGHT REACHES HISTORIC PROPORTIONS
FC Cincinnati have also moved into additional historical territory, following a fifth shutout in a row in their 1-0 defeat by the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium last weekend.
FCC has now not scored a goal in its past 521 minutes of play heading into this weekend's match vs. Montréal, the seventh-longest scoreless streak in MLS history. It's the third-longest goalless streak by an expansion team in MLS history; the all-time record of 824 consecutive minutes without a goal was set by Toronto FC in their inaugural MLS campaign of 2007.
LONGEST SCORELESS STREAK (LEAGUE PLAY ONLY)
MIN START STOP
Toronto FC 824 7/7/2007 9/22/2007
Chivas USA 601 9/8/2012 10/7/2012
Chivas USA 597 7/20/2014 9/3/2014
Real Salt Lake 557 5/18/2005 6/22/2005
D.C. United 536 7/13/2002 8/17/2002
Los Angeles Galaxy 525 4/29/2006 6/3/2006
FC Cincinnati 521 4/7/2019 current
Orlando City SC 507 9/8/2018 10/17/2018
Colorado Rapids 499 9/18/1999 end of season
Houston Dynamo 480 5/17/2014 7/4/2014
UNION MAKE HISTORY WITH BENCH PRODUCTION
For just the second time in MLS history, a team's three substitutes all came off the bench to score goals when the Philadelphia Union did it last weekend in their 6-1 win against the New England Revolution.
First-half substitute Ilsinho started it off with a goal shortly after the second-half restart, then Sergio Santos and David Accam each scored within five minutes of coming onto the field, Santos also adding a second goal along the way.
The first occasion came on May 21, 2016, when substitutes Alex Muyl, Gonzalo Veron and Gideon Baah all scored for the New York Red Bulls in their 7-0 victory against cross-river rivals New York City FC at Yankee Stadium.
GOALS SCORED BY THREE SUBSTITUTES IN SAME GAME (MLS HISTORY)
5/21/2016 NYC 0, NYR 7 Muyl (56) Veron (83) Baah (89)
5/4/2019 PHI 6, NE 1 Ilsinho (47) Santos (69,74) Accam (88)
Credit: Elias Sports Bureau
MLS WEEK 11 - LOOK AHEAD (MIDWEEK)
ATLANTA UNITED vs. TORONTO FC
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #121)
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.
7 p.m. ET (TSN; FS-South)
REFEREE: Chris Penso. AR1 (bench): Jeffrey Greeson; AR2 (opposite): Chris Elliott; 4th: Fotis Bazakos; VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero; AVAR: Jozef Batko
MLS Career: 151 games; FC/gm: 23.8; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 44; pens: 54
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: ATLUTD 0 wins, 7 goals ... Toronto FC 1 win, 10 goals ... Ties 3
AT ATLANTA: ATLUTD 0 wins, 4 goals ... Toronto FC 0 wins, 4 goals ... Ties 2
Atlanta United won for a second consecutive match, defeating Sporting Kansas City 3-0 at Children's Mercy Park on Sunday evening. Josef Martínez scored a pair of goals, his first multiple-goal game on the season, now with four goals this year.
Toronto FC rebounded for a 2-0 win against Orlando City SC at Orlando City Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Jonathan Osorio scored for a second consecutive game, now with two goals and an assist over his past three appearances.
Toronto FC won the final meeting between the teams last season, a 4-1 win at BMO Field on Decision Day (Oct. 28), the first win by either team in the all-time series.
The teams reached 2-2 draws in each of their first three meetings. Two of those came at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, including last Aug. 4 in the other meeting between the teams.
ATLUTD: Ezequiel Barco scored his fourth goal of the season in his eighth appearance, matching his goal total from last year, his first in MLS (in 26 appearances). ... Barco also added an assist, his first of the season, the first time in MLS he's had a goal and an assist in the same game. ... Brad Guzan was credited with three saves in recording a second consecutive shutout. Guzan has recorded three shutouts in the last four games, the club's shutout streak now at 186 minutes.
TFC: Alejandro Pozuelo recorded his sixth assist of the season, tied for the MLS league lead (with Nicolas Lodeiro, SEA; Diego Valeri, POR). Pozuelo has a goal and/or an assist in five of his six appearances this season, with four goals, having played a part in 10 of TFC's 15 goals while he's been in the team. ... Jay Chapman scored his second goal of the season, his first coming March 29. ... Michael Bradley collected his second assist of the season, his first on March 17. ... Quentin Westberg was credited with two saves in recording the first shutout of his MLS career, in his third appearance.
COLUMBUS CREW SC vs. LA GALAXY
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #122)
Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
7:30 p.m. ET (FS-Ohio; Spec SN)
REFEREE: Rubiel Vazquez. AR1 (bench): Andrew Bigelow; AR2 (opposite): Gjovalin Bori; 4th: Jon Freemon; VAR: Daniel Radford; AVAR: Eric Weisbrod
MLS Career: 14 games; FC/gm: 20.6; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 5; pens: 5
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Crew SC 17 wins (3 shootout), 58 goals ... Galaxy 16 wins (0 shootout), 56 goals ... Ties 10
AT COLUMBUS: Crew SC 10 wins (1 shootout), 33 goals ... Galaxy 4 wins (0 shootout), 21 goals ... Ties 6
Crew SC suffered a fifth consecutive defeat, falling 3-1 to D.C. United at Audi Field on Saturday evening. The five-game losing slide is one game shy of the club record set on three previous occasions, last over the end of the 1998 season and the start of 1999.
The Galaxy saw their seven-game undefeated streak put to an end, falling 3-2 to the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on Saturday afternoon. Zlatan Ibrahimovi? and Uriel Antuna each scored for a second consecutive game.
The Galaxy won the lone meeting between the teams last year, a 4-0 victory July 7 in Carson, Calif. The win extended the Galaxy's home undefeated streak in the series to seven games, dating back to 2007, with five wins and two draws in that time.
The Galaxy have not won in Columbus since 2011, though the teams have played to draws in two of the last four meetings there. Crew SC won the last meeting at Mapfre Stadium, a 3-0 win on Aug. 23, 2017.
CREW SC: The lone Crew goal came through an own goal; a Crew SC player has not scored in the last 291 minutes.
GALAXY: Zlatan Ibrahimovi? collected an assist, his second of the season; it's the sixth time in his MLS career he's had a goal and an assist in the same game (second time this season). ...Diego Polenta recorded assists on both goals, the first multiple-assist game of his MLS career. ... Chris Pontius recorded his second assist of the year, a second consecutive game with an assist.
NEW YORK RED BULLS vs. MONTREAL IMPACT
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #123)
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.
8 p.m. ET (TVA Sports; MSG)
REFEREE: Alex Chilowicz. AR1 (bench): Brian Dunn; AR2 (opposite): Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho; 4th: Robert Sibiga; VAR: Alejandro Mariscal; AVAR: Tom Felice
MLS Career: 9 games; FC/gm: 24.9; Y/gm: 2.9; R: 2; pens: 3
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Red Bulls 10 wins, 34 goals ... Impact 5 wins, 23 goals ... Ties 2
AT RED BULLS: Red Bulls 9 wins, 28 goals ... Impact 0 wins, 8 goals ... Ties 0
The Red Bulls won consecutive games for the first time this season, coming back to defeat the LA Galaxy 3-2 at Red Bull Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Impact had their two-game winning streak put to an end, suffering a 2-0 loss to New York City FC at Stade Saputo on Saturday afternoon.
The teams split their two meetings a season ago, each winning on their home ground. The Red Bulls took a 3-1 win on April 14 at Red Bull Arena. Then the Impact came away with a 3-0 win on Sept. 1 at Stade Saputo.
The Red Bulls have won all nine regular season meetings at Red Bull Arena, though the Impact did win there in the 2016 Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Impact have won three times in the past 13 league meetings (with two draws), dating back to 2013, winning the last three league meetings in Montréal.
RED BULLS: Three players all netted their first goals of the season for the Red Bulls: Amro Tarek, Marc Rzatkowski and Derrick Etienne. ... Daniel Royer collected his third assist of the season, a second game in a row with an assist. ... Connor Lade recorded his first assist of the season; he has a goal and an assist in the last two games. ... Omir Fernandez collected his first career assist in MLS.
IMPACT: The Impact have kept clean sheets in three of their last four away matches, after recording that many shutouts over their previous 32 away games.
CHICAGO FIRE vs. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #124)
SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview, Ill.
7 p.m. CT (ESPN+; NBCS-Bos)
REFEREE: Timothy Ford. AR1 (bench): Adam Garner; AR2 (opposite): Cory Richardson; 4th: Ted Unkel; VAR: Edvin Jurisevic; AVAR: Peter Manikowski
MLS Career: 5 games; FC/gm: 24.4; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 1; pens: 1
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Fire 26 wins, 85 goals ... Revolution 21 wins, 80 goals ... Ties 13
AT FIRE: Fire 16 wins, 55 goals ... Revolution 5 wins, 36 goals ... Ties 9
The Fire came away with a first point on their three-game road swing, reaching a goalless draw with the Los Angeles Football Club at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday evening. The Fire did not score a goal on the trip, now 280 minutes since their last goal.
The Revolution went down to a 6-1 defeat by the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday evening, equaling the second-most goals ever allowed by the club in a single game.
The teams reached a pair of draws in their two meetings a year ago, a 1-1 draw on June 9 in Bridgeview, Ill., and a 2-2 draw Sept. 22 at Gillette Stadium.
The Fire now have a six-game undefeated streak alive in the series, with four wins and two draws over that time. The Revolution's last win vs. the Fire came July 23, 2016, a 1-0 win in Foxborough.
The Fire now have an eight-game undefeated streak alive in the series in Bridgeview, though a four-game winning streak there was ended last year. The Fire have come away with points on their last two trips to Foxborough, following a four-game Revolution winning streak in league play between the teams at Gillette Stadium.
FIRE: David Ousted was credited with four saves in recording his second shutout of the season, his first coming March 30.
REVOLUTION: Juan Caicedo scored the Revolution's goal, now with three goals over the last two matches.
MLS WEEK 11 - LOOK AHEAD (WEEKEND)
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs. PORTLAND TIMBERS
Friday, May 10, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #125)
BC Place, Vancouver, B.C.
7 p.m. PT (TSN; KPDX)
REFEREE: Allen Chapman. AR1 (bench): Logan Brown; AR2 (opposite): Mike Kampmeinert; 4th: Elvis Osmanovic; VAR: Silviu Petrescu; AVAR: Joshua Patlak
MLS Career: 143 games; FC/gm: 22.4; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 32; pens: 64
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Whitecaps FC 6 wins, 30 goals ... Timbers 10 wins, 37 goals ... Ties 6
AT VANCOUVER: Whitecaps FC 4 wins, 15 goals ... Timbers 4 wins, 15 goals ... Ties 2
Whitecaps FC won on the road for the first time this season, defeating the Colorado Rapids 3-2 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Friday evening. Fredy Montero netted his second goal of the season, and also added his first assist of the year.
The Timbers won their third consecutive match following a five-game losing slide, defeating Real Salt Lake 2-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday evening. Diego Valeri scored his second goal of the season; he had a goal and three assists over the three-game winning run.
The teams met twice a season ago, and Whitecaps FC won both, each by a 2-1 scoreline, first on Aug. 11 at Providence Park, then on Decision Day (Oct. 28) at BC Place. Whitecaps FC have won six times in 24 all-time MLS meetings between the teams, all coming in the past 16 meetings.
The win in the first meeting last year was the first for Whitecaps FC in Portland since June 1, 2014, a 4-3 victory, ending a six-game winless streak there. The Timbers last won in Vancouver on July 23, 2017, ending a three-game Whitecaps FC winning streak at BC Place, their first three league wins at home against the Timbers.
The teams first met on May 16, 1975, in the old North American Soccer League, with the Timbers winning 2-0 at Empire Stadium in Vancouver. The teams have met 92 times in all, across a number of competitions - the Whitecaps hold a 39-35-18 advantage in the all-time record between the clubs. The teams met twice in the NASL playoffs, in 1978 and 1980, with each team advancing on one occasion.
WHITECAPS FC: Andy Rose scored his first goal of the season, his first since coming to Whitecaps FC, his first in an MLS league match since Sept. 12, 2014 (a span of 33 appearances). ... Lucas Venuto scored his first career goal in MLS. ... Doneil Henry collected his first assist of the season, his first in an MLS game since Aug. 30, 2013, while with Toronto FC. ... Lass Bangoura recorded his first MLS assist.
TIMBERS: Sebastian Blanco scored his second goal of the season, now with a goal or an assist in four consecutive games, with one goal and four assists in that span. ... The Timbers winning streak is the club's longest since winning six in a row last April 14-May 26.
FC CINCINNATI vs. MONTREAL IMPACT
Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #126)
Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
1 p.m. ET (TSN / TVA Sports; WSTR - Star 64)
REFEREE: Joseph Dickerson. AR1 (bench): Apolinar Mariscal; AR2 (opposite): Claudiu Badea; 4th: Victor Rivas; VAR: Sorin Stoica; AVAR: Cory Richardson
MLS Career: 15 games; FC/gm: 26.4; Y/gm: 3.9; R: 3; pens: 5
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: First meeting
FC Cincinnati suffered a fifth consecutive loss, their winless run now at seven games overall, following a 1-0 defeat by the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium on Saturday evening. FCC now has not scored in its last 521 minutes, the seventh-longest goalless stretch in MLS history.
The game will be the first in charge for Yoann Damet, named as interim head coach following the dismissal of Alan Koch. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Damet will be the youngest head coach in MLS history, at age 29 years, 53 days on matchday.
The teams are meeting for the first time in their histories, the first of two meetings this season. Their return match is set for Sept. 14 at Stade Saputo.
FCC: FC Cincinnati's seven-game winless streak is tied for the eighth-longest by an expansion team in the first season of play.
IMPACT: Play New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena at midweek.
FC DALLAS vs. NEW YORK RED BULLS
Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #127)
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
1 p.m. CT (Univision)
REFEREE: Drew Fischer. AR1 (bench): Philippe Briere; AR2 (opposite): Gianni Facchini; 4th: Timothy Ford; VAR: Timothy Ford; AVAR: David Gantar
MLS Career: 107 games; FC/gm: 25.6; Y/gm: 3.1; R: 16; pens: 28
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: FC Dallas 17 wins (0 shootout), 63 goals ... Red Bulls 22 wins (1 shootout), 66 goals ... Ties 6
AT RED BULLS: FC Dallas 9 wins (0 shootout), 33 goals ... Red Bulls 9 wins (0 shootout), 29 goals ... Ties 4
FC Dallas had their three-game undefeated streak put to an end, falling 2-1 to the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday evening. Dominique Badji scored his first goal of the season for FCD.
The Red Bulls have a six-game undefeated streak in the series, the last FC Dallas victory coming March 11, 2012. The Red Bulls have won four of the six encounters since, with two draws, including a 3-0 win last June 23 at Red Bull Arena.
FC Dallas has not scored a goal in five of the last six meetings between the teams. Their first goal scored in the 2-2 draw on Sept. 2, 2017, the last meeting at Toyota Stadium, ended a 443-minute goalless drought vs. the Red Bulls.
The Red Bulls have won on three of their past six visits to Frisco, Texas, with two draws, in both league and MLS Cup play. FC Dallas haven't won at the Red Bulls since 2006, when they took a 2-1 victory at Giants Stadium. FCD has never won at Red Bull Arena (0-3-2).
FCD: Michael Barrios collected his fifth assist of the season; he has assisted on each of FCD's last three goals, over the last three games. ... Santiago Mosquera recorded his first assist of the season, his first since July 21 of last season.
RED BULLS: Play Montréal Impact at Red Bull Arena at midweek.
TORONTO FC vs. PHILADELPHIA UNION
Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #128)
BMO Field, Toronto, Ont.
3 p.m. ET (CTV / TSN; PHL 17)
REFEREE: Ramy Touchan. AR1 (bench): Jeremy Kieso; AR2 (opposite): TJ Zablocki; 4th: Pierre-Luc Lauziere; VAR: Edvin Jurisevic; AVAR: Robert Schaap
MLS Career: 7 games; FC/gm: 24.3; Y/gm: 2.7; R: 0; pens: 2
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Toronto FC 9 wins, 33 goals ... Union 6 wins, 27 goals ... Ties 6
AT TORONTO: Toronto FC 6 wins, 19 goals ... Union 2 wins, 14 goals ... Ties 3
The Union extended their undefeated streak to four games with a third win in that time, equaling the club record with a 6-1 win against the New England Revolution at Talen Energy Stadium. Kacper Przybylko scored in a third consecutive start, while the Union got four goals from their three substitutes, the third time in club history they've scored six goals in a game.
The teams are playing for the second time this season. Michael Bradley netted the first two-goal game in his MLS career, as Toronto FC got off to the best start possible with a 3-1 win on March 2 at Talen Energy Stadium in the season opener for both clubs.
Toronto FC now have a four-game winning streak alive in the series. The Union's goal in the first meeting ended a 360-minute goalless streak vs. Toronto FC.
TFC's undefeated streak in the series is even longer - now five years long. The last Union victory vs. Toronto FC came on Sept. 6, 2014, a 2-0 win at BMO Field. TFC has won eight of the 10 matches since, with two draws.
TFC: Play Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at midweek.
UNION: Sergio Santos came off the substitutes' bench and scored the first two goals of his MLS career. ... David Accam, who was traded to Columbus Crew SC this week before the Primary Transfer Window, came off the substitutes' bench and netted his fourth goal of the season, his first since March 30. ... Ilsinho came on as a substitute and scored his second goal, also adding his third assist. It was the second time in MLS history a team's three substitutes all scored in the same game (the first: New York Red Bulls, 7-0 vs. NYCFC, 5/21/2016). ... Jack Elliott scored his first goal of the season; he last scored in an MLS game Aug. 11, 2018, when he scored twice vs. New England. ... Haris Medunjanin collected a pair of assists, the fourth multiple-assist game of his MLS career.
LA GALAXY vs. NEW YORK CITY FC
Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #129)
Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, Calif.
1 p.m. PT (ESPN / ESPN Deportes)
REFEREE: Ted Unkel. AR1 (bench): Brian Poeschel; AR2 (opposite): Felisha Mariscal; 4th: Ismir Pekmic; VAR: Ricardo Salazar; AVAR: Cameron Blanchard
MLS Career: 85 games; FC/gm: 24.3; Y/gm: 4.0; R: 31; pens: 49
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Galaxy 1 win, 6 goals ... NYCFC 3 wins, 6 goals ... Ties 0
AT GALAXY: Galaxy 1 win, 5 goals ... NYCFC 1 win, 3 goals ... Ties 0
NYCFC extended their undefeated streak to six games with a third victory in that span, defeating the Montréal Impact 2-0 at Stade Saputo on Saturday afternoon. Maximiliano Moralez scored his first goal of the season and set up the second, his fourth assist on the campaign.
Zlatan Ibrahimovi? scored his ninth goal of the season in his 10th game of the season in the Galaxy's 3-2 loss to the New York Red Bulls. Ibrahimovi? sits in second place in the MLS Golden Boot standings after Week 10, two goals behind Carlos Vela of LAFC.
NYCFC have won each of the last three meetings between the teams, including a 2-1 win last March 11 at Yankee Stadium in the lone encounter between the clubs.
NYCFC won on their last visit to Carson, a 2-0 win on Aug. 12, 2017. The Galaxy had won the first meeting ever between the teams, a 5-1 home victory Aug. 23, 2015. NYCFC have won both meetings in the Bronx.
GALAXY: Play Columbus Crew SC at Mapfre Stadium at midweek.
NYCFC: Maximiliano Moralez had at least one goal and one assist in the same game for the seventh time for the seventh time in his MLS career. ... Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored his third goal of the season, his first since netting two April 13 vs. Minnesota United. ... Sean Johnsonwas not called upon to make a save in recording his fifth shutout, his fourth in the last six games. Johnson is tied for the MLS lead (with Bill Hamid, DC; Evan Bush, MTL).
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION vs. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #130)
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
7:30 p.m. ET (NBCS-Bos; NBCS-CA)
REFEREE: Chris Penso. AR1 (bench): Kathryn Nesbitt; AR2 (opposite): Kyle Longville; 4th: Michael Radchuk; VAR: Yusri Rudolf; AVAR: Thomas Supple
MLS Career: 151 games; FC/gm: 23.8; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 44; pens: 54
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Revolution 14 wins (2 shootout), 52 goals ... Earthquakes 20 wins (0 shootout), 70 goals ... Ties 8
AT NEW ENGLAND: Revolution 8 wins (0 shootout), 25 goals ... Earthquakes 10 wins (0 shootout), 30 goals ... Ties 3
The Quakes ran their undefeated streak to four games with a second victory in that time, defeating FC Cincinnati by the game's only goal at Avaya Stadium on Saturday evening.Nick Lima scored his first goal of the season for the lone tally.
The teams have reached in each of their last three meetings, including a 2-2 result last June 13 at Avaya Stadium in the lone matchup between the teams. They had played to scoreless draws in each of their last two meetings.
The Revolution have a six-game undefeated streak alive in the series, winning three consecutive matchups before the draws over the past three seasons. The Quakes last won in the series March 10, 2012, a 1-0 win at Buck Shaw Stadium.
REVOLUTION: Play Chicago Fire at SeatGeek Stadium at midweek.
QUAKES: Cristian Espinoza collected his third assist, his second over the last three games. ...Daniel Vega was credited with three saves in recording his third shutout of the season, his second in as many games. The Quakes shutout streak is now at 203 minutes.
COLUMBUS CREW SC vs. LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB
Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #131)
Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
7:30 p.m. ET (FS-Ohio; YouTube TV / KVMD)
REFEREE: Nima Saghafi. AR1 (bench): Adam Garner; AR2 (opposite): Jeff Hosking; 4th: Rosendo Mendoza; VAR: Jorge Gonzalez; AVAR: Jeff Muschik
MLS Career: 44 games; FC/gm: 26.8; Y/gm: 4.0; R: 6; pens: 16
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Crew SC 0 wins, 0 goals ... LAFC 1 win, 2 goals ... Ties 0
AT COLUMBUS: First meeting
The Los Angeles Football Club saw their perfect home record for 2019 put to an end, but still remained undefeated at home following a goalless draw with the Chicago Fire at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday evening. LAFC have not lost now in 12 consecutive home matches in league play, dating back to last August.
Crew SC suffered a fourth consecutive road defeat in their 3-1 loss at D.C. United last weekend, three road losses shy of the club record, set in 2013.
LAFC won the lone meeting between the teams in their inaugural MLS campaign, a 2-0 victory June 23 at Banc of California Stadium.
CREW SC: Play the LA Galaxy at midweek at Mapfre Stadium.
LAFC: Tyler Miller was called upon to make one save in recording his fourth shutout of the season, his first since clean sheets in three consecutive games March 30-April 13. ... LAFC were held without a goal at the attacking end for the second time in 11 games this season.
CHICAGO FIRE vs. MINNESOTA UNITED FC
Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #132)
SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview, Ill.
7 p.m. CT (ESPN+; FS-North)
REFEREE: Marcos de Oliveira. AR1 (bench): Jeffrey Greeson; AR2 (opposite): Jose da Silva; 4th: Greg Dopka; VAR: Daniel Radford; AVAR: Peter Balciunas
MLS Career: 20 games; FC/gm: 25.6; Y/gm: 3.9; R: 6; pens: 7
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Fire 0 wins, 2 goals ... MNUFC 2 wins, 4 goals ... Ties 0
AT CHICAGO: Fire 0 wins, 1 goal ... MNUFC 1 win, 2 goals ... Ties 0
Minnesota United FC extended their undefeated run to three games with a second draw in that time, reaching a 1-1 result with Seattle Sounders FC at Allianz Field on Saturday evening. Ike Opara scored the MNUFC goal, his first since coming to the club over the offseason.
Minnesota United FC have won both meetings between the teams all-time, both by 2-1 scorelines, once at each home ground. They won in 2017 in Bridgeview, Ill., before winning last year at TCF Bank Stadium.
FIRE: Play New England Revolution at SeatGeek Stadium at midweek.
MNUFC: Minnesota United conceded a goal for the first time in 233 minutes, dating back to April 19, the longest shutout streak in the club's MLS history. ... Jan Gregus collected his third assist of the season, all coming over the last five matches.
COLORADO RAPIDS vs. REAL SALT LAKE
Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #133)
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo.
7 p.m. MT (Altitude; KMYU-12)
REFEREE: Robert Sibiga. AR1 (bench): Jeremy Hanson; AR2 (opposite): Jason White; 4th: Baldomero Toledo; VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.; AVAR: Craig Lowry
MLS Career: 82 games; FC/gm: 22.4; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 20; pens: 23
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Rapids 13 wins, 40 goals ... Real 19 wins, 60 goals ... Ties 11
AT COLORADO: Rapids 10 wins, 25 goals ... Real 6 wins, 24 goals ... Ties 5
The Rapids remained winless on the season, suffering a 3-2 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Friday evening in the head coaching debut of Conor Casey. Now 0-8-2 on the season, the Rapids are one game shy of the longest winless run to open a season in MLS history (set by Real Salt Lake, 0-5-6 to start in 2007).
RSL suffered a second consecutive loss following a two-game winning run, falling 2-1 to the Portland Timbers at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday evening.
The teams met three times a season ago, and Real won twice, with the third match ending in a draw. RSL won once at each ground, a 3-0 victory on April 21 at Rio Tinto Stadium, and a 6-0 win on Aug. 25 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park - the heaviest victory in the history of the series. The teams also reached a 2-2 draw July 21 in Commerce City.
Real Salt Lake have come away with points on six of their last nine trips to Commerce City (four wins, two draws, dating back to 2013).
Real have a 16-game home undefeated streak alive vs. Colorado. Since the Rapids' last win in Utah, a 2-0 victory on April 30, 2007, at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Real have won 12 games with four draws. Colorado has never won at Rio Tinto Stadium (0-10-4 all-time in league play).
The rivals play for the Rocky Mountain Cup, a trophy awarded by the supporters' groups of both teams.
RAPIDS: Kei Kamara converted a pair of penalty kicks for the Rapids goals, now with seven goals for the season. It was his first two-goal game this season, the 19th multiple-goal game of his MLS career, seventh-most in MLS history. ... Kamara has scored each of the Rapids' last four goals, over the last four games. ... The Rapids' seven-game losing slide is tied for the second-longest in club history, after an eight-game skid last year from April 21-June 9.
REAL: Sam Johnson scored his third goal, all coming over the last four games. ... Corey Bairdcollected his second assist, his first since the season opener. ... Nick Besler recorded the first assist of his MLS career, in his 28th league appearance.
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC vs. HOUSTON DYNAMO
Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #134)
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.
7 p.m. PT (JOEtv / YouTube TV [SEA]; KUBE 57)
REFEREE: Alex Chilowicz. AR1 (bench): Eduardo Mariscal; AR2 (opposite): Chris Elliott; 4th: Elvis Osmanovic; VAR: Alejandro Mariscal; AVAR: Joshua Patlak
MLS Career: 9 games; FC/gm: 24.9; Y/gm: 2.9; R: 2; pens: 3
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: Sounders FC 8 wins, 26 goals ... Dynamo 4 wins, 19 goals ... Ties 6
AT SEATTLE: Sounders FC 7 wins, 15 goals ... Dynamo 0 wins, 3 goals ... Ties 2
Sounders FC reached a third consecutive draw, playing to a 1-1 result with Minnesota United FC at Allianz Field on Saturday evening.
The Dynamo won for a second match in a row and a sixth time in the last seven games, defeating FC Dallas 2-1 at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday evening.
The teams met twice a season ago and Sounders FC won both, once at each ground, the wins coming over a 2-week span. Sounders FC cruised to a 4-1 win on Oct. 8 at CenturyLink Field, then took a 3-2 win on Oct. 21 at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Sounders FC have never lost to the Dynamo in Seattle. In nine league meetings all-time, Seattle has won seven, with two draws, outscoring Houston 15-3. Sounders FC also won a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match at home vs. Houston; the teams played to a scoreless draw in Seattle in the 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs.
The Sounders FC win in the second meeting was their first ever in Houston in league play. In the first eight meetings there, the Dynamo won four, with four draws.
SOUNDERS FC: Cristian Roldan scored the lone goal for Sounders FC, his second of the season.
DYNAMO: Mauro Manotas scored both Dynamo goals, now with five goals on the season, scoring three times in the last two games. ... Alberth Elis collected an assist, his fifth of the season; he now has a goal and/or an assist in six consecutive games, dating back to March 16, with four goals and five assists over that span. He has played a part in nine of the Dynamo's last 14 goals.
ATLANTA UNITED vs. ORLANDO CITY SC
Sunday, May 12, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #135)
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.
2 p.m. ET (FOX / FOX Deportes)
REFEREE: Rubiel Vazquez. AR1 (bench): Corey Rockwell; AR2 (opposite): Eric Boria; 4th: Guido Gonzales Jr.; VAR: Kevin Stott; AVAR: Logan Brown
MLS Career: 14 games; FC/gm: 20.6; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 5; pens: 5
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: ATLUTD 4 wins, 13 goals ... Orlando City 0 wins, 6 goals ... Ties 2
AT ATLANTA: ATLUTD 1 win, 8 goals ... Orlando City 0 wins, 4 goals ... Ties 2
Orlando City SC saw their two-game home winning streak come to an end, falling 2-0 to Toronto FC at Orlando City Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Two of the newest clubs in the league have already set the South on fire with their rivalry - and it's been one completely owned by Atlanta United. In six meetings all-time, Atlanta has not lost to its neighbor to the south - including a sweep of all three meetings last season. ATLUTD won both matches by 2-1 scorelines at Orlando City Stadium, on May 13 and Aug. 24, and took a dominant 4-0 victory at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on June 30.
Atlanta claimed victory in the first meeting between the teams, July 21, 2017, at Orlando City Stadium, before the teams then played to two draws.
ATLUTD: Play Toronto FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at midweek.
OCSC: Nani saw his four-game goalscoring streak also put to an end, netting five times over the span. Nani has scored each of Orlando City's last four goals.
D.C. UNITED vs. SPORTING KANSAS CITY
Sunday, May 12, 2019 (Week 11, MLS Game #136)
Audi Field, Washington, D.C.
7 p.m. ET (FS1 / FOX Deportes)
REFEREE: Alan Kelly. AR1 (bench): Matthew Nelson; AR2 (opposite): Nick Uranga; 4th: Fotis Bazakos; VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero; AVAR: Eric Weisbrod
MLS Career: 110 games; FC/gm: 24.4; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 17; pens: 40
LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD: D.C. United 21 wins (1 shootout), 68 goals ... Sporting 21 wins (0 shootout), 75 goals ... Ties 13
AT D.C.: D.C. United 13 wins (0 shootout), 36 goals ... Sporting 6 wins (0 shootout), 27 goals ... Ties 8
D.C. United alternated wins and losses for a fifth consecutive game, defeating Columbus Crew SC 3-1 at Audi Field on Saturday evening. Wayne Rooney netted his sixth goal of the year, converting a penalty kick
Sporting KC had their winless streak extended to five games with a second defeat in that time, falling 3-0 to Atlanta United at Children's Mercy Park on Sunday evening.
Sporting KC won the lone meeting between the teams a year ago, scoring the game's lone goal for the win March 31 at Children's Mercy Park. The win ended a six-game undefeated streak for D.C. United in the series, dating back to May 31, 2014. Sporting scored one goal over the six-game streak.
This is the first meeting between the teams at Audi Field; Sporting ended their history at RFK Stadium not having won there since 2012. United won one of the five home games vs. KC after, with four draws. United had won the last two meetings at Children's Mercy Park before SKC's win last year.
UNITED: Luciano Acosta scored his third goal of the season, his first since April 13. ... Paul Arriola netted his second goal of the season, his first coming with the opening goal of the season in the season opener. ... Leonardo Jara recorded his second assist, his first coming March 16.
SPORTING: SKC were shut out at the attacking end for the first time in 2019. ... Sporting had their winless slide extended to five matches, the club's longest since a six-game skid over the end of 2017 and start of 2018.
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