Sporting Kansas City at New York City FC, 7:30 p.m. ET
- NYCFC extended their undefeated streak to four matches, though their three-game winning streak came to an end in a 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on Aug. 25. The four-game undefeated streak is one game shy of the club record, set twice previously, including May 31-June 29 this season.
- Sporting return to action after their match vs. the Houston Dynamo, scheduled for Aug. 26 at BBVA Compass Stadium, was postponed to Oct. 11 because of the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
- Sporting KC put an end to a brief two-game winless run in their last action, defeating FC Dallas 2-0 at Children’s Mercy Park on Aug. 19. Sporting have now gone 22 consecutive home games without a loss, equaling the fifth-longest home undefeated streak in MLS history.
- The teams have met twice ever, and Sporting KC have won both. Sporting took a 1-0 win March 28, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the first meeting between the clubs; last year, SKC claimed a 3-1 win July 10 at Children’s Mercy Park.
Saturday, Sept. 9
New York Red Bulls at Chicago Fire, 4 p.m. ET (UniMás)
- The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Kemar Lawrence scored the game-winner in the 71st minute, after goals from New York’s Bradley Wright-Phillips and Chicago’s Nemanja Nikolic put the game in a 1-1 deadlock, giving the Red Bulls the 2-1 win April 29 at Red Bull Arena.
- The Red Bulls have a five-game undefeated streak alive in the series, winning four of those. The Red Bulls have won the past three meetings at Red Bull Arena.
- The Fire ended their four-game losing streak, defeating the Montréal Impact 1-0 at Stade Saputo. The losing slide was one game shy of the club-record five-game losing streak set on three occasions
- Bastian Schweinsteiger scored his third MLS goal, his first since April 15. Schweinsteiger has a goal and an assist in the past two games.
- The Red Bulls reached a second consecutive draw, playing to a 2-2 deadlock with FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium. Sacha Kljestan scored his second goal of the season, and also collected his 13th assist of the season, now tied for third in the MLS assist standings.
San Jose Earthquakes at Toronto FC, 5 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Toronto FC extended their winning streak to four matches, rolling to a 3-1 win against the Montréal Impact at Stade Saputo on Aug. 27. The victory extended TFC’s undefeated streak to nine games (6-0-3), the club record in their 11 seasons in MLS.
- Sebastian Giovinco scored a pair of goals vs. Montréal, with four goals over the past three games, now with 15 goals for the season. It was the 14th multiple-goal game of Giovinco’s MLS career. Giovinco scored directly from a free kick for a second consecutive game, his fifth directly from a free kick this season – equaling the most in a single MLS season (record since 2003).
- The Quakes put an end to their three-game winless run, defeating the LA Galaxy 3-0 on Aug. 27. The Quakes put an end to their road losing streak after six matches, dating back to June 2, the fourth-longest road losing streak in club history, also putting an end to their away goalless drought after 317 minutes.
- Chris Wondolowski scored his 11th goal of the season, his third goal over the past five matches. It was the 64th away goals of Wondolowski’s MLS career, now the all-time league leader (surpassing Landon Donovan, 63). Wondolowski now has 132 career MLS goals, one behind Jaime Moreno for third on the all-time list, and two behind Jeff Cunningham for second.
Portland Timbers at New York City FC, 5:30 p.m. ET
- The Timbers extended their undefeated streak to three games, following a pair of victories, reaching a 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 27.
- Diego Valeri converted a penalty kick for his 16th goal of the season, now in a tie for second place in the MLS Golden Boot standings. Valeri scored a goal for a sixth consecutive game, one shy of the all-time MLS record held by three different players.
- David Villa recorded his ninth assist of the season in the Red Bulls match, a single-season high in his three MLS seasons, in the Red Bulls' match on Aug. 25. It was a fourth consecutive game with a goal and/or an assist, with five goals and two assists in that span. Villa has been involved in seven of NYCFC’s last eight goals over the past four games; he has played a role in 81 of NYCFC’s 159 goals in their history (51 percent; 60 goals, 21 assists).
- The teams have met twice ever, and the visiting team has won each match. The Timbers won 1-0 in the first meeting between the teams, April 19, 2015 at Yankee Stadium; NYCFC returned the favor with a 2-1 win in the lone meeting last season, May 15 at Providence Park.
Orlando City SC at D.C. United, 7 p.m. ET
- The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Cyle Larin and Giles Barnes scored second-half goals as Orlando City took the 2-0 win May 31 at Orlando City Stadium.
- D.C. United won their third consecutive game, all by a 1-0 scoreline, defeating the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium on Aug. 26. The three-game winning streak is the longest of the season for United, and their longest since winning four in a row last Sept. 24-Oct. 16.
- It was a third consecutive shutout for United, the first time since Aug. 5-18, 2007 that they have recorded shutouts in three consecutive games. United have now not allowed a goal in 296 minutes, the sixth-longest shutout streak in club history.
- Orlando City SC suffered a second consecutive defeat, falling 4-0 to the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. The defeat extended Orlando City’s winless run to eight games, with six losses in that span, a club record during Orlando City’s three MLS seasons,
Montreal Impact at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m. ET (TVAS)
- The Revolution won the last two meetings last season, one at each ground, snapping a five-game undefeated streak for the Impact in the all-time series and also ending a three-game Montréal winning run. The Revolution’s 3-0 win at Gillette Stadium in the regular-season finale last year on Oct. 23 was their first in the series in Foxborough since Sept. 13, 2014.
- The Revolution put an end to their two-game losing slide, defeating Orlando City SC 4-0 at Gillette Stadium. It was a fourth consecutive win in Foxborough for the Revolution.
- Kei Kamara scored a hat trick, the first of his career, in his 279th MLS league appearance. Kamara now has 97 league goals in his MLS career; he had the most goals scored of any player in league history without hitting for a hat trick.
- Lee Nguyen recorded assists on all four Revolution goals, matching the MLS all-time record set four times previously (Carlos Valderrama, TB, 1997; Chris Henderson, KC, 1999; Dwayne De Rosario, HOU, 2006; Landon Donovan, LA, 2012).
- The Impact suffered a second consecutive defeat following a four-game winning streak, falling 1-0 to the Chicago Fire at Stade Saputo on Saturday evening.
Philadelphia Union at Minnesota United FC, 8 p.m. ET
- Minnesota United FC put an end to a two-game losing slide, defeating the Chicago Fire 2-1 at Toyota Park on Aug. 26. The win was the first on the road in Minnesota United’s MLS history, after eight losses and two draws on their travels. Two teams still remain winless on the road this season in MLS (NE, COL).
- Abu Danladi scored a pair of goals, now with five goals in 18 appearances (10 starts) in his first MLS season, leading all rookies in the league. Danladi has scored three goals in the last four games.
- The Union saw their winless streak extended to four matches with a second loss in that time, ending in a 2-2 draw with Atlanta United on Aug. 26 at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
- Roland Alberg scored a goal, his sixth of the season and his second in the past three matches. Alberg also added an assist, his first of the season – it was the third time in his two MLS seasons he scored a goal and added an assist in the same game.
Colorado Rapids at Houston Dynamo, 8:30 p.m. ET
- The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Marlon Hairston scored a pair of goals and Kevin Doyle scored one goal and added a pair of assists as the Rapids took a 3-1 win on July 1 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
- The Dynamo return to action after their match vs. Sporting Kansas City, scheduled for Aug. 26 at BBVA Compass Stadium, was postponed to Oct. 11 because of the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
- The Dynamo came back for a fourth result in their last five away matches last time out, reaching a 3-3 draw with FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium on Aug. 23.
- Erick Torres scored a pair of goals, now with 14 goals for the season, sitting in a three-way tie for fourth place in the MLS Golden Boot standings. The 14 goals are a single-season club record for the Dynamo in their 12 MLS seasons, surpassing Brian Ching’s total of 13 set in 2008.
- The Rapids suffered a fourth consecutive defeat, falling 3-0 to the LA Galaxy at StubHub Center. The loss extended the Rapids’ winless streak to nine games overall, equaling the third-longest in club history; the Rapids also saw their road winless streak extended to 14 games overall, the second-longest stretch without a win on the road in club history.
Real Salt Lake at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 10 p.m. (TSN1/4)
- The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Albert Rusnák scored the opening goal then set up the next two as Real took a 3-0 win on April 8 at Rio Tinto Stadium. The ‘Caps have won the past four meetings at BC Place, including a 2-0 win last July 13 in the last encounter between the clubs.
- Whitecaps FC extended their undefeated streak to three games with a second win in that time, defeating Orlando City SC 2-1 at Orlando City Stadium on Aug. 26. It was a third win in the past five away matches for Whitecaps FC, dating back to July 19, having come away with a result in four (3-1-1).
- Real won their second game on the trot, defeating the Colorado Rapids 4-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium on Aug. 26. The win extended RSL’s home undefeated streak to five games, the two wins following three consecutive draws.
- RSL scored four or more goals in back-to-back games for a second time this season, scoring 10 goals in consecutive wins July 4 (6-2 at LA) and July 19 (4-1 at POR). Real’s four games with four or more goals is tied for the most in MLS this season (with Atlanta and Chicago).
- Luis Silva scored a pair of goals, the third multiple-goal game in his MLS career. Silva has scored goals in four consecutive games, one game shy of the Real Salt Lake club record, set on two occasions by Jason Kreis (2000 and 2002).
Sunday, Sept. 10
Sporting Kansas City at Columbus Crew SC, 1 p.m. ET (ESPN)
- Columbus won its second game in a row, defeating FC Dallas 2-1 at Mapfre Stadium on Aug. 26. The win extended Crew SC’s undefeated streak to four games, with three wins and a draw; it also extended Crew SC’s home winning run to four games, the club’s longest since a seven-game home winning streak Aug. 16, 2014-March 14, 2015.
- Ola Kamara scored his 14th goal of the season, his second goal in as many games, now in a four-way tie for sixth place in the MLS Golden Boot standings.
- In the 2-0 win vs. FC Dallas, Graham Zusi recorded a pair of assists, now with five assists for the season. It was the sixth two-assist game of Zusi’s MLS career; he had one in each of six of the past seven seasons (missing only 2016).
- Sporting won the lone meeting between the teams last season, a 3-2 victory July 3 at Children’s Mercy Park. They have won the past four meetings in Kansas City; the last Columbus victory in Kansas City came July 28, 2012.
- Crew SC won the only meeting between the teams in 2015, a 3-2 victory on Aug. 22 in Columbus, snapping a five-game Sporting winning streak (and six-game undefeated streak) in the all-time series.
- Atlanta United saw their winless run extended to four games with a third draw in that time, coming back for a 2-2 draw with Philadelphia Union at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Aug. 26.
- The result extended Atlanta United’s home undefeated streak, finishing their run at Bobby Dodd Stadium with seven games without loss, a five-game home winning run then followed by back-to-back draws.
- FC Dallas saw their winless streak extended to seven games, coming back for a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls at Toyota Stadium. The seven-game winless run (0-4-3) is the sixth-longest winless run in FCD club history, the longest since an eight-game span without victory in 2014 (record: 13 games, April 21-July 7, 2012).
LA Galaxy at Seattle Sounders FC, 9 p.m. ET (FS1)
- The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Clint Dempsey had a goal and an assist and Jordan Morris also found the back of the net as Sounders FC took a 3-0 win on April 23 at StubHub Center; the teams then played to a scoreless draw July 29 at StubHub Center.
- The Galaxy have come away with points on their past three trips to CenturyLink Field over the past two seasons. Sounders FC last defeated the Galaxy at home in league play Oct. 25, 2014, a 2-0 victory. Sounders FC have come away with points on their last three trips to StubHub Center.
- Sounders FC reached a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 27, extending their undefeated streak to 11 games (6-0-5), the club record in its nine-year MLS history, surpassing the previous record of nine games set May 28-July 16, 2011.
- Sounders FC also stretched their home undefeated streak to nine games, the club’s third-longest home undefeated run in its MLS history.