BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Florent Sinama-Pongolle scored in the first minute of stoppage time to help Chicago beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Friday night to end the Fire's eight-game winless streak.
Sinama-Pongolle headed home Grant Ward's cross and immediately ran over to the Chicago bench to hug Logan Pause, who is retiring after a 12-year career with the Fire.
Houston (11-17-6) opened the scoring in the 18th minute when Omar Cummings headed in Brad Davis' corner kick.
Chicago's Jeff Larentowicz...
The Seattle Sounders have been promoting Obafemi Martins as a league MVP candidate, and they are rewarding him accordingly.
Martins has signed a contract that would place him in the top 10 on Major League Soccer's list of highest-paid players, according to multiple sources.
Martins will have a two-year deal (with a one-year option) worth more than $3 million annually, nearly double his current yearly salary of $1.62 million.
The 29-year-old has scored 17 goals going into Saturday's final game of...
In my previous Eastern Conference feature, I looked at some of the players who might not be as well known as some of their teammates, but who could be set to make a mark in the playoffs. Today I look at the West, with the help of fan reps and bloggers for each of the teams still in contention for a playoff spot, going into the final weekend.
Last weekend's game showcased a Sounders player following a blueprint the opposition could appreciate. As Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey...