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The League's Lowdown: September 11th - September 17th

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We take a look at all the Major League news and action that has occured in the past week. This includes MLS Games, and all the big news of the week!

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A week that started out with a moment of silence, ended in a moment of silence as the Dynamo dropped 2 points at home. A week full of action and news that makes this week a very busy one.

MLS Games of the Week:

Chivas USA vs. Sporting Kansas City (0-4 KC)

After looking like a team that was going to fall, nothing heals a losing streak like playing Chivas. Sporting dominated the entire game and seemed to regain their goal scoring touch. Goals for Sporting came from Dominic Dwyer 39', Benny Feilhaber 47', Graham Zusi 52', and Claudio Bieler 87'.

Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake (3-2 Seattle)

This was my game of the week, it had action and some major talking points including the straight red card to RSL Nat Borchers. In the end the man advantage was too much for RSL. Goals for Seattle came from Lamar Neagle 38', Obafemi Martins 43', and Andy Rose 94', while RSL goals came from Javier Morales 30', and Joao Plata 50'

Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls (2-2)

A very even game from two sides who look to make a late playoff push, these two helped the Dynamo by tying but still look to be our enemy this late push. Goals for NY came from Peguy Luyindula 37' and Thierry Henry 40', while Union goals came from Pedro Ribeiro 41' and Sebastien Le Toux 92'.

New England Revolution vs. Montreal Impact (2-1 NE)

Montreal looks like they are the team trying to fight Chivas for bottom of the League. A second yellow to Krzystof Krol led to an easy victory for New England. Goals for NE from Kelyn Rowe 23' and Lee Nguyen 25', while Montreal got an early goal in the 13' from Calum Mallace.

Houston Dynamo vs. Columbus Crew (2-2)

If you are looking for a good overview of this game in full:

http://www.dynamotheory.com/2014/9/13/6146251/dynamo-unable-to-keep-2-0-lead-draw-columbus-crew-at-home

Chicago Fire vs. Toronto FC (1-1)

Two teams who look to be dropping points left and right were both continuing their streak of failure tonight and managed a 1-1 tie. Goals for Toronto by Dwayne De Rosario 89' and Chicago Fire goal from Lovel Palmer 11'.

FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (2-1 Dallas)

What a game from Blas Perez who scored the goal of the week and maybe of year in my opinion. Too bad he probably didn't intend for his goal to be a shot. FC Dallas goals from Blas Perez 20' & 78'. Whitecaps goal from Erik Hurtado 67'.

Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers (2-2)

The Timbers dropped points but almost assuredly had their minds on the Champions League match rather than the MLS. Let's just hope it doesn't hurt their playoff chances. Goals for Timbers by Diego Valeri 43', and Gaston Fernandez 76'. Rapids goals from Dillon Powers 48' and Deshorn Brown 66'.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy (1-1)

Well it goes to show, next year unless the Galaxy do something big, without Landon Donovan the Galaxy are nothing. The Galaxy and Earthquakes also managed a record tying 9 yellow cards with 0 red cards being handed out. Also Robbie Keane missed another penalty. Goals came from Omar Gonzalez 28' and Chris Wondolowski 66'.

Other MLS News:

MLS in CONCACAF Champions League

Portland Timbers and DC United both won their matches in the Champions League opening stages and both seem like they have a possibility to make a push in the league this year. Should be an interesting thing to watch.

Goodbye CSN

After a few years of good coverage by CSN, the company of CSN Houston has officially gone bankrupt and will be deciding after court preceding, on how Houston Sports will be divided up.

Seattle Wins Late US Open Cup

After battling it out for 120 minutes Seattle came on top once again to win their 4th Lamar Hunt US Open Cup title against the Philadelphia Union.