It's the middle of the week, hopefully by now you have been able to cool off from the draw with the Dynamol on Saturday.
Although it's good MLS admitted the mistake on the missed handball and penalty kick, it doesn't change the outcome. Let's just hope we aren't two points shy of the Supporters' Shield at the end of the season.
The Seattle Sounders added Austrian midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz to bolster slumping attack for stretch run and yes that is his real last name. The Portland Timbers tried to have a bit of fun with the Sounders on twitter.
Not bad banter, but the real winner is right here:
Two teams with a combined 2 points and 2 goals from their last 8 matches are making poop jokes at eachother. Slow tuesday.— Chad. From KC. (@TheChad_KC) August 4, 2015
Also in case you missed it yesterday, the Cauldron is helping out the JC Harmon Soccer Program and their GoFundMe campaign to fight budget cuts.
The Cauldron has stepped up w/ $500 to #HelpTheHawks boys & girls soccer teams. They start Aug 17 and they need you. http://t.co/bEV6WyrrOt— The Cauldron (@KCCauldron) August 4, 2015
The Galaxy announced their new shiny new toy yesterday and LA Galaxy fans turn out in droves as Giovani Dos Santos arrives. I knew it was going to be big, but this is pretty crazy!
. @OficialGio is here in Los Angeles. #BienveniDosSantos https://t.co/JevoauBcBh— Adam Serrano (@LAGalaxyInsider) August 2, 2015
Giovanni will be wearing number 10 in LA and had this to say about it:
"Landon Donovan is a great player but I'm Giovani dos Santos. ... I came here to write my own history." - Gio
While other teams bring in huge names and multi million dollar DP's, Larin and Feilhaber show it’s not all about the ex-EPL designated players. That is a pretty good read from World Soccer Talk. Drew Farmer writes that MLS sides need to keep these domestic stars here if the league is really going to keep growing.
Last winter Sporting had to trade Aurelien Collin and C.J. Sapong to make cap room, leaving avoid in the team that has been filled so far. However, with their third DP slot still open and the new the Target Allocation Money mechanism at their disposal, Sporting may well be able to keep all their important pieces for 2016.
Jose Mourinho sees Europe stars speeding MLS evolution. The Chelsea boss had several good things to say about the league.
"The evolution is clear. You are getting superstars, people like Drogba, Gerrard, Frank Lampard," Mourinho said. "I can see the difference. I can feel the difference."
Vancouver Whitecaps defender Pa-Madou Kah won player of the week after his first MLS brace. He was pretty excited about it.
ICYMI: @PMKAH won Player of the Week: http://t.co/rM0VPnw4SQ pic.twitter.com/cXTwJQNRAi— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 5, 2015
The voting for Player of the Month of July is open now. Candidates are Ethan Finlay, Sebastian Giovinco, Matt Hedges, Robbie Keane, and David Villa.
MLSSoccer.com took a look at the remaining strength of schedules for all MLS sides. Things are not going to be easy by any means for Sporting KC with the 6th hardest schedule. Chicago has the most difficult run to finish the season and Toronto has by far the easiest.
Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore has had a rough couple months capped off most recently by a red card for kicking a player on the ground. The ESPNFC crew discussed Jozy's suspension and how important it is that he gets things turned around there in Toronto. TFC play tonight so Jozy will be available for the weekend.
Toronto FC are sitting in 5th place in the Eastern Conference. But with all their star power, they should probably be in a better spot. It is now being rumored Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in talks to coach Toronto FC.
There are 3 MLS matches for your viewing pleasure tonight. The Redbulls are at Montreal, Orlando plays Toronto at BMO Field, and Vancouver takes on Seattle in CCL group stage play.
I will leave you with Dom and Sydney and their happy family.