The San Jose Earthquakes are in a close fight for a Western Conference playoff spot. On Saturday they took a step in the right direction with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo who now sit below the red line. Jackson Yueill went the full 90 for San Jose and controlled the center of the field on both sides of the ball. The rookie completed 67 of 75 passes and came away with 10 recoveries and three interceptions.
— Matthew Doyle (@MattDoyle76) September 17, 2017
This week was one to forget for the New England Revolution. In two games the Revs saw three players ejected during the first half. The opening game of the week was a 7-0 loss to Atlanta United. By halftime Cody Cropper had faced two penalties and had only 8 players in front of him. The keeper was on the bench for the weekend game because of an injury.
Teal Bunbury entered the Atlanta game in the 64th minute. The scoreline was already 4-0 and despite his resurgence nothing was going to turn the result. On Saturday Bunbury started against Sporting Kansas City. In the 4th minute a very lucky deflection gave the forward his seventh goal of the season. However, a red card seven minutes later put the Revs down to ten players. Kansas City responded with three unanswered goals.
— NewEnglandRevolution (@NERevolution) September 17, 2017
The Colorado Rapids came away with a 1-1 draw against New York City FC. Eric Miller went the distance at right back. The defender continues to be the most consistent and constant performer in the Rapids’ back line. Miller has started all but three games so far this season.
Tyler David started in St. Louis FC’s 2-0 win over Orlando City B. With the striker experiment hopefully concluded, David put in 69 minutes as a defensive midfielder. The St. Louis University alum tallied four recoveries and a pair of interceptions and clearances. The win puts STLFC two points out of the playoffs with four games to go.
It is looking like Mukwelle Akale will be competing with Villarreal C again this season. The forward played 64 minutes in a 1-0 loss to CD Eldense.
A left quad strain kept Calum Mallace from playing this weekend for the Seattle Sounders or its USL side.
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