Now that the weekend is out of the way, its time to tip our hats off to a special player named Jeff Cunningham. Cunningham has quietly walked his way up the record books and is about to become the number one goal scorer in Major League Soccer (MLS) history. This past Saturday night he scored his 134th goal of his MLS career to tie DC United's Jamie Moreno. He has one more goal to score and he will be the man. (Cunningham is Jamaican-born American soccer player who currently plays for FC Dallas.)
I personally have watched Cunningham for years and I have to say he is a special player. He knows how to score no matter what people say. There are many critics of Cunningham and most recently Toronto FC would be part of the ney say group. Toronto traded Cunningham to FC Dallas not to long ago in a trade that will go down as one of the most recent trade blunders. Look at what Cunningham has done since he stepped on the field in FC Dallas. Goal after goal and now FC Dallas is a true playoff contender after being able to add some solid players around Cunningham's goal scoring ability. Scoring goals is a specialty and Cunningham proves to be in a class by himself.
If you get a chance to watch the FC Dallas game this weekend it will be worth the time as Cunningham deserves his special goal!
MLS ROUND UP: Seattle Sounders continued on its mission to seal a playoff spot by playing cat and mouse with Toronto FC beating them 3-2 with Nukufo scoring his fifth goal in recent games as Nukufo is on a major roll. Watch out for Nukufo to be a major threat going into this years playoffs as he knows how to score and score big. He is a clutch player with a golden touch.
LA Galaxy got the job done against Chivas USA winning 2-1 in a lackluster match that at one time used to be a rivalry that had some teeth to it.. Lets hope that this rivalry picks up next year as a good local derby is always fun to watch..
NY Red Bulls played a tough match against KC and came out on top with a 1-0 victory with Dayne Richards scoring off a defensive miscue from KC defender Jimmy Conrad. Good teams win and NY Red Bulls did just that.
Real Salt Lake also continued to plow as goals by Álvaro Saborío's and Nat Bourchers kept Salt Lake in top contention as they beat New England 2-1. RSL will be tough to beat this year especially at home where they just don't lose. Saborio is clicking at a feverous pitch in terms of his consistent scoring punch as teams need to mark very tight if they are going to keep him off the score board.
This weeks game of the week is going to be NY versus RSL as it is without a question two of MLS's best teams just prior to playoff time. Enjoy!
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