Non-Orange Things: Burning Down the House

A firey good time a Crew Stadium. - USA TODAY Sports

This weekend was pretty much Goal-A-Palozza and a firey good time.

Here is the latest news happening around the wonderfully wacky world of Major League Soccer - no orange included.

Chicago Fire

Emigdio Gamboa one of the Fires' longest employees is no longer working for the club. The Fire seems to be experiencing a lot of internal staff turnover which may be effecting things on the field with the surprisingly disappointing start the Fire have had.

Once again this week the Fire fall. This time in Canada to Montreal right before heading into a bye week so they will have a nice long time to stew on the loss. Which is always a fun time.

Chivas USA

Carlos Slim might buy both Chivas USA and Chivas Guadalajara. Just take a moment and imagine Chelis with unlimited funds within the MLS' stupid cap. How entertaining would that be?

Columbus Crew

Burning down the house
My house is out of the ordinary
That's right, don't want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
Burning down the house
No visible means of support and you have not seen nothin' yet
Everything's stuck together
I don't know what you expect staring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire

In case you somehow managed to totally miss it Saturday, before the game, the scoreboard at Crew Stadium caught fire. No one was injured and the game was able to proceed as planned.

The only thing that would have made it more entertaining is if they had been playing the Chicago Fire.

D.C. United

Is anyone else worried about Benny's job? I'm starting to worry a bit. I don't want to see him shit canned I want the player turned coach experiment to last longer but I am starting to wonder how long will the FO and fans let it go on for.

LA Galaxy

Without four of their starters the golden team of the MLS was still able to take down Real Salt Lake in a 2-0 victory over the weekend.

Jack McBean suffered a clavicle fracture in the win. At the moment no timetable has been announced for his return.

Montreal Impact

Daniel Paponi signed with the Impact on a one year loan from Bologna that runs until December 31. Paponi's arrival helps to add depth to the forward position for Montreal.

New England Revolution

The Revs notched a 2-0 win over the Union.

Matt Reis spoke with media this week about his father-in-law and the Boston marathon bombing in more detail. His father-in-law is making improvements and has been downgraded to serious condition. Reis talked about contributing to first aid efforts immediately after the bombing. The audio of his interview can be found on the Revs website.

New York Red Bulls

Tim Cahill finally got his first goal of the season which has led many people to exclaiming 'Finally!' while others are wonder if this means the dam has just been opened.

Dax McCarty is out for the next couple of games due to a tear in his right calf. This looks to be a huge blow for the Red Bulls as McCarty has become the quiet leader of the team making a huge impact up and down the field for them.

Portland Timbers

Finally got their first road win against Sporting Kansas City this week winning 3-2 over the argyle clad team.

#porterball real or imagined?

Seattle Sounders

With a bye week, they ponder 'What is a Sounder' over at Sounder at Heart.

Sporting Kansas City

So KC's third kit. I don't know how I feel about it. I love that they are trying something new. Patterns in soccer usually consist of stripes. Vertical instead of horizontal if the designers are feeling a bit crazy. I think as a fan they look awesome to wear around but I don't know about running around on the soccer field. Either way kudos to them for going with something different.

Toronto FC

So the Kevin Davis deal went down the drain so no more wondering about how you get mini-donkeys from England to Toronto.

Matias Laba signed as a DP for Toronto FC. He is a central midfielder from Argentina. It will be interesting to see if he can live up to the DP tag while at Toronto.

Fell 2-1 to the Red Bulls over the weekend.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Big props to the Whitecaps fans this week for their 'No Diving' signs and their score cards while playing against Frisco this week. Were it not for a burning scoreboard it would have been the heading photo this week.

The 'Caps out played Dallas but sadly came away with a 2-2 draw.

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