The two top teams played to a 1-1 draw amid swirling rumors about FC Dallas forward Fabian Castillo's imminent departure, so the real movement in this week's MLS Power Rankings comes further down the ladder thanks to a couple of statement wins.
1. Colorado Rapids (no change)
Marlon Hairston's emergence in Colorado is good news for a team that probably won't make many additions in the transfer market after spending big on several designated players.
2. FC Dallas (no change)
It took an 82nd-minute
A review of Week 20 in Major League Soccer, where things went from bad to worse for the Seattle Sounders, while the New York Red Bulls exacted revenge ...
Seattle's struggles continue
The Seattle Sounders were pathetic in Sunday's 3-0 defeat at Sporting Kansas City. Sigi Schmid's team looked distressingly absent in both mind and body, and by the time Dom Dwyer capped off the afternoon with Sporting's third goal following a criminal turnover at the back, there was no fight left in the boys from...
New York City FC coach Patrick Vieira, whose team lost 4-1 to the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, was unhappy with counterpart Jesse Marsch's influence on the referee during the heated derby.
The Red Bulls stormed to a three-goal lead through goals from Bradley Wright-Phillips, Ronald Zubar and a penalty from Sacha Kljestan, before Thomas McNamara pulled one back two minutes before the break. Wright-Phillips added a fourth on 70 minutes while City's Norris Ethan White was sent off in the 89th minute.