The Sounders return to training today, but they won't play again until Tuesday, when they meet San Francisco of Panama in their CONCACAF Champions League preliminary match.
There are, however, six league matches scheduled today. Unfortunately, none are on easily available TV. (Although the Man U friendly at Chicago is on ESPN2 at 2 p.m., DC-Everton is on Fox Soccer at 4:30 p.m. and the Timbers game is tape-delayed after Mariners on Root.)
Here's a quick report from the league on each:
New York Red Bulls vs. FC Dallas, 3 p.m. (Galavision)· The Red Bulls return home after another road trip in the midweek visit to Colorado. Coming into the FC Dallas match, six of New York’s previous eight games will have been on the road; they had four draws and a loss in the first five.· The trip to Red Bull Arena is the second road game in the week for FC Dallas, the trip starting in Toronto. FCD leads the league with seven home wins coming into Week 19.· The Red Bulls have won the last four meetings with FC Dallas at home, including a 2-1 win last year in their first encounter at Red Bull Arena.
Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers, 5 p.m. (On Root at 7:30 p.m.)· Jack Jewsbury set a career-high with his fifth goal of the season, converting a penalty kick for the 1-0 win at Chicago. Jewsbury’s previous single-season best was four goals for Kansas City in 2005.· The Timbers meet West Bromwich Albion of the English Premier League on Wednesday at Jeld-Wen Field. WBA began their tour with a 2-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes.· After being dealt to Toronto FC the day before the match, Andy Iro and Leandre Griffit watched the Columbus-San Jose game from the Nordecke supporters section, wearing Crew jerseys. Tony Tchani, who came from TFC in the deal, was out with an ankle injury.· Eric Brunner scored against his former club to lead the Timbers to a 1-0 win against Columbus on May 21 at Jeld-Wen Field in the first meeting between the clubs.
Colorado Rapids vs. New England Revolution, 6 p.m.· The Rapids had Conor Casey and Omar Cummings in the starting lineup together for just the fourth time this season in Seattle, but Casey had to leave before halftime with an Achilles tendon injury.· The trip to Colorado is the second of a three-game road swing for the Revolution that started with a midweek trip to D.C. and ends with a July 30 visit to Sporting Kansas City.· The teams played to a scoreless draw on May 7 at Gillette Stadium in their first meeting this season.
All results will be updated on MLSsoccer.com as the day moves along.