Friday, June 25, 2010

MLS Kicks Back Into Action and PPL Park Opens Sunday

After a nearly 3 week break for the World Cup group stages the league kicks back in with a full slate of games this weekend.

And Sunday sees the grand opening of PPL Park in Philadelphia!!!


Matches & Scores:
-Fri Jun 25
Real Salt Lake v San Jose Earthquakes - 8:00 PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium - Sandy UT
-Sat Jun 26
Columbus Crew v DC United - 6:30 PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Crew Stadium - Columbus OH
Toronto FC v Los Angeles Galaxy - 6:30 PM Central on FSC
Venue: BMO Field - Toronto ON
Kansas City Wizards v New York Red Bulls - 7:30 PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: CommunityAmerica Ballpark - Kansas City KS
Houston Dynamo v Colorado Rapids - 7:30 PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Robertson Stadium - Houston TX
Chivas USA v FC Dallas - 9:30 PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Home Depot Center - Carson CA
-Sun Jun 27
Philadelphia Union v Seattle Sounders FC - 4:00 PM Central on ESPN2
Venue: PPL Park - Chester PA
New England Revolution v Chicago Fire - 6:00 PM Central on Direct Kick
Venue: Gillette Stadium - Foxborough MA


Salt Lake's most recent 5 games: WTWWW
San Jose's most recent 5 games: TLWTW


The Salt Lake Tribune with an article on RSL keeper Nick Rimando who goes for win #100 tonight.

The Tribune also reports that RSL has not lost in the past 20 home games.
-Captain Kyle Beckerman is hoping to return from a torn tendon in his foot.

And the Tribune with an article on RSL's links to and impact in the greater Salt Lake community.

James Edward of the Deseret News with an article on RSL midfielder Ned Grabavoy who could be a key player for the team this season.

Edward also previews tonight's game, noting that RSL has struggled after long breaks in the past.

Elliot Almond of the San Jose Mercury News on the Earthquakes purchase of midfielder Sam Cronin from Toronto. He looks to be an instant fill in for Andre Luiz who suffered a knee injury that required surgery and will knock him out for the rest of the season.

The Mercury News talks to Cronin about the move.

And Almond talks to Bobby Convey who after dropping out of USA national team contention has focused on his club, and it is paying off.


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