The Sporting Kansas City played extensively to defeat New York City with a win of 3-1 on 10th July at Children’s Mercy Park.
It was indeed a busy opening to the game as the scoring was opened by Benny Feilhaber within 8 minutes of its start. Thereafter, Frank Lampard lost his goal 6 minutes later. It was indeed the 3rd goal in 3 games for the former England and Chelsea midfielder. However, the scores that were at the same level lasted only for a short while as Sporting Kansas hit back within a few minutes later.
Feilhaber has been playing for Sporting KC as a midfielder and he has always performed brilliantly in majority of the matches as a midfielder. His contribution towards the match led to the victory and he earned the Team of the Week honors on Monday. In addition, there was another standout performer of the match who successful scored his first goal. Jimmy Medranda, the midfielder was the first one to restore his 1st goal in MLS as he rifled from a distance with other hosts. Ike Opara had to wrap up his scoring due to Frederic Brilliant. The other game that was held on the same day was indeed yet another interesting match. The Portland Timbers and the New York Red Bulls played out a draw that was goalless at Red Bull Arena.
Montreal Impact has recently gone through a period of time when they were unable to secure a single victory.
The Canadian football team Montreal Impact claimed a 2-1 triumph over Chicago Fire on April 16 but their next victory didn’t arrive until May 29 when Impact defeat LA Galaxy. This period of time saw Montreal Impact not being able to win a game in 6 matches.
The recent victory against LA Galaxy was a particularly special one for Didier Drogba as the Ivorian striker scored a goal which helped his team in securing the victory and gathering all 3 points. Drogba scored the last goal of the match as he found the back of the net at the 94th minute and he tore off his shirt in celebration.
This injury time winning goal from Drogba was the 5th one from the veteran attacker from the season. The 38 year old forward is one of the top goal-scorers of Montreal Impact as he continues to prove his worth even at such an elevated age.
Another reason of why this triumph was important for Didier Drogba is due to the fact that it was his return game after being injured. Drogba was unable to play against Orlando City on May 21st and resulted with Montreal Impact losing. Read more
The Seattle Sounders are all set to achieve victory with their road league of the year, which is being held on 10th April at BBVA stadium.
The team is playing against the Houston Dynamo. Since 2013, the Sounders have not lost to the Houston Dynamo. They have held the edge of 5-3-3 which is the all time series. The Sounders starting with 0-3 for the first time in the history of MLS posted their first victory of this season in the match held on Saturday against the Montreal Impact. The first goal of the Major League Season was scored by Clint Dempsey and he has won the third place in all six games with the win.
There are mixed predictions about the match as the Houston Dynamo has played against the New England Revolution team on the opening day and 5-0 wins over FC Dallas. As the team has lost twice it has allowed five goals to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and New York Red bulls. As far as the Seattle Sounders are concerned, they earned their shutout against the Montreal Impact. The Sounders have allowed goals of 5 in 4 games in this season. Read more
Kevin De Bruyne return to first-team action in the best possible manner after scoring on his return.
The Belgian international was a mega money signing for Manchester City in the summer. His presence was a major factor in the club getting enough victories to sustain a title challenge in the first half. His injury in January proved a decisive factor, as City have since dropped out of the title race at an alarming pace.The club is also now in danger of missing out on a top four place. Despite having done well in the Champions League and qualifying for the quarter-finals of the competition, Manuel Pellegrini will be despised for his inability to get the club into the top four.
The Chilean welcomed the De Bruyne at this crucial stage and the former Chelsea winger repaid his faith by scoring one of the goals in the 4-0 win over Bournemouth. City were three up inside 20 minutes after goals from Fernando and Sergio Aguero to go along withDe Bruyne’s effort. Defender Aleksandar Kolarov scored in the closing moments of the game to provide even more advantage for City in the race for the top four. The club now have a substantial advantage in the goal difference over United, who are just one point behind.
“Kevin was a very important player for our team before and I think he returned today in a very good shape.I did not want him to play more than 55 minutes, but I hope that from now until the end of the season he will continue with the same performances we are used to.It was a good victory for the Premier League. The Premier League will be very tight at the end of the season, I think it will be very important to try and get a spot in the Champions League,” said Pellegrini.
There has not been much of a winter break for the Spanish clubs – especially Barcelona due to their involvement in the Club World Cup – but this does not seem to affect Luis Enrique and his men.
The manager was recently named as the coach of the year at the FIFA Ballon d’Or awards. Despite many being sceptical about his appointment, Enrique managed to match the achievements of great managers like Pep Guardiola by winning a whole host of trophies in one campaign. Repeating the feat will be a major task, but Barcelona appear to be in a strong position as far as defending the league is concerned.
The club are up against Granada just a few days after the 4-1 win over arch rivals Espanyol. Enrique has called for focus from his players and also not to underestimate the opponents. Three points will be a major necessity for the club after having recently conceded the top spot in the la Liga to Atletico Madrid. The latter have been able to go two points clear by virtue of playing one game more than the Catalan club. Barcelona have recently been strengthened by the arrivals of several young players and Arda Turan. The club have been unable to complete the signing of the former Atletico Madrid star due to the transfer ban, which has now been lifted.