Seattle hasn't had much success against the L.A. Galaxy over the years, but Sunday's comeback from two goals down enabled the Sounders to take control of the Supporter's Shield race and grab the top spot in this week's ESPN Power Rankings.
1. Seattle Sounders (+2)
The Galaxy has been Seattle's dragon over the years, seemingly winning every game between the two that mattered. But the tide may be turning after the Sounders delivered a stirring fightback from two goals down to leave the StubHub Center...
HARRISON, N.J. -- Aaron Schoenfeld scored twice and the Columbus Crew beat the New York Red Bulls 3-1 on Sunday to move into a third-place tie in the Eastern Conference.
The Crew (13-10-10) moved two points ahead of the Red Bulls (12-10-11) and into a tie with Sporting Kansas City. The No. 3 seed gets a first-round bye in the playoffs, and all three teams remain in contention with one game left.
Next Sunday, the Red Bulls visit Sporting KC, and Columbus hosts the Philadelphia Union. ...
With just two weekends remaining in the regular season, here are three imminent storylines to watch in Major League Soccer:
The league's best two teams go head-to-head
This is it. The LA Galaxy versus the Seattle Sounders. THE BIGGEST MATCH OF THE YEAR! Well, at least until the two teams meet again the following weekend. And then in the playoffs where they very well could play twice more.
That said, Sunday's match (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and WatchESPN) carries with it a rare bit of Supporters' Shield...