The Opening Day of MSL
Weekend saw most MLS groups cover up their preseason, with 18 teams in activity across 11 activities. The day saw two groups declare preseason glasses, as well as a lot of golazos. The Chicago, Illinois Flame finished an amazing unbeaten preseason with a big win over protecting Southern Meeting Winners Greater FC.
Patrick Nyarko got U.S began in the Fourteenth moment when divided into two Partnership defenders on the remaining part of the box before compressing a try previous Andre Blake. Luciano Acosta then set up Jared Jeffrey for a simple divert seven moments later, and U.S discovered themselves up three before the 30 moments indicate following a laser device from range.
The 2017 preseason wrapped up with a host of games on Saturday. Included in the bunch: Chicago stayed perfect for the preseason by routing Toronto FC, Columbus edged MLS Cup champs Seattle to claim the Carolina Challenge Cup and also-undefeated Houston blanked Colorado to win the Desert Diamond Cup.
Also on Saturday, Orlando City enjoyed a 3-0 victory over St. Louis FC in the soft opening of their new stadium. Early reviews from the squad indicate that they expect to make themselves feel at home in the new digs rather quickly.
A big trade went down on Saturday, with Orlando City shipping US international Brek Shea out in a trade that netted them Giles Barnes from Vancouver. Shea was a key acquisition for Orlando’s inaugural MLS season; Barnes now joins his third team in six months.
The season hasn’t even begun and the injuries are already piling up for the LA Galaxy. Already missing Robbie Rogers and Gyasi Zardes for undetermined spells, a calf sprain has now put Ashley Cole on the shelf for a month.