Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin of the Sounders are among a group of eight players from the U.S. World Cup team who have been voted into the MLS All-Star Game.
Lightning struck outside a soccer stadium before an MLS game, sending an off-duty firefighter who went into cardiac arrest to the hospital and forcing the postponement of the Columbus Crew’s game against FC Dallas.
Pa Modou Kah scored in stoppage time, and the Timbers rallied for a 2-2 draw with FC Dallas on Wednesday night in the last scheduled game before MLS takes a World Cup break.
Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi broke a tie in the 45th minute and the San Jose Earthquakes beat FC Dallas 2-1 on Saturday night for its first road victory of the season.
FC Dallas midfielders Mauro Diaz and Hendry Thomas are expected to miss at least six weeks after Diaz had surgery on his ailing right knee and Thomas tore a leg muscle in a game at San Jose.
Less than two minutes after coming onto the field, Kenny Cooper converted a pass, and the Sounders came from behind to beat FC Dallas 2-1 and win their fifth straight game.
The Red Bulls played most of the game with a one-man advantage after Dallas’ Je-Vaughn Watson was given a red card in the 10th minute.
Perez entered in the 70th minute for David Texeira and scored his third goal of the season when the ball fell to his feet 3 yards from the goal line following a long ball in.
The English Premier League club will face FC Dallas on July 23 in Frisco, Texas, then play at the Houston Dynamo three days later.
FC Dallas has signed defender Matt Hedges to a multiyear contract extension. Hedges was a first-round draft pick in 2012 and had career and team highs with 33 games and 32 starts last season. He scored three goals in both 2012 and 2013.
Major League Soccer is prepared to start its season this weekend even if there isn’t a labor deal with its referees and other on-field officials.
FC Dallas has acquired Colombian forward Andres Ramiro Escobar on loan from Ukrainian power Dynamo Kiev.