After drawing a foul outside the box, Xherdan Shaqiri steps up to take the free kick and scores his second goal of the match to give Stoke City a 2-0 lead over Hull City.
Pep Guardiola faces his first serious bout of adversity as head of Manchester City as they host Southampton at the Etihad live at 8:30am E.T. on NBCSN, or live online at NBCSports.com. The hosts will look to buck a streak of four winless matches across all competitions, two in the Premier League and two in the Champions League. Who does the storied Spaniard turn back to? The man he benched the last two times out, Sergio Aguero. With rumors suddenly swirling that the Argentinian ace isn’t part of the long-term future of the club – rumors which Guardiola shrugged off – Aguero is suddenly the man Guardiola needs the most. Also in the lineup is Vincent Kompany, making his first Premier League start
Final scores LA Galaxy 0-0 FC Dallas Colorado Rapids 1-1 Houston Dynamo Seattle Sounders 2-1 Real Salt Lake Sporting Kansas City 2-0 San Jose Earthquakes Vancouver Whitecaps 4-1 Portland Timbers Final standings 1. FC Dallas 2. Colorado Rapids 3. LA Galaxy 4. Seattle Sounders 5. Sporting Kansas City 6. Real Salt Lake The moments that mattered 4:24 p.m. ET — Fernandez puts SEA up 1-0, into 4th — Fewer than three minutes on the clock, and the Sounders scored this beauty. Sensual soccer. 4:25 p.m. ET — Mulholland pulls RSL back to 1-1, back into 4th — 90 seconds later, RSL’s equalizer was’t nearly as pretty. 4:34 p.m. ET — Barnes puts VAN 1-0 up on POR — POR defenders standing around, and Giles Barnes