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 was not on Inter Miami's roster for the U.S. Open Cup final against Houston on Wednesday night, marking the fourth match for club and country that he's missed in recent weeks while dealing with some sort of leg issue. And it's unclear if Messi will continue to be sidelined with Inter Miami resumes its push to make Major League Soccer's playoffs this weekend. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was subbed out of a match against Toronto on Sept. 20 in the fi