The show that was supposed to be Lionel Messi’s became a showcase for one of Major League Soccer’s other hottest teams.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Alan Velasco scored in the 36th minute, Maarten Paes made two key saves and FC Dallas tied the Philadelphia Union 1-1 on Wednesday night. Dallas (10-10-10), coming off a 1-1 draw against Columbus on Saturday, avoided defeat after trailing in a game for the ninth time this season. Philadelphia (14-8-8) has drawn three straight regular-season home matches after winning 18 of its previous 21 at Subaru Park. Quinn Sullivan scored his second goal of the season in the 25th minute f
The 45-year-old had not beaten the Spaniard in 13 previous attempts.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lionel Messi couldn't play, and the Houston Dynamo took full advantage to win a trophy on his home field. Griffin Dorsey and Amine Bassi scored first-half goals and Houston — with NBA star James Harden, part of the team's ownership group, looking on from the stands — topped Messi-less Inter Miami 2-1 on Wednesday night to win the U.S. Open Cup. Josef Martinez scored in second-half stoppage time for Inter Miami, but it wasn't enough as Messi could only look on from th