Eight weeks into the MLS season, we got a real taste of extremes. There was, for example, the extremely good: In a battle of unbeatens, FC Dallas continued its outstanding form with a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City. 1 1FC Dallas last week: 1 record: 4-0-2 FC Dallas is on such a good run, even guys that aren’t regular scorers are stepping up to get the team points.
For the third consecutive year, Brazilian attacker Kaka is MLS’s highest-paid player, according to guaranteed-compensation data provided by the league to the MLS Players’ Union. Four teams placed no one in the top 50: D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, Minnesota United and Montreal Impact. Five of the top eight players come from two clubs: Toronto FC and New York City FC. Twelve players are current or former members of the U.S. national team and 19 are from other CONCACAF or CONMEBOL countries, including eight Argentines. About 36 percent of the 600-plus players in the league earns less than $100,000. An updated list will come out late in the season and include pay raises and new signings, such as
A new week, a new number 1 in the FPI as previous title holder Columbus Crew fell on the road to NYRB. Biggest winners this week are NYRB and Seattle Sounders both jumping 6 spots following solid performances. The biggest loser is Chicago, dropping 6 spots following a 3-1 loss at Toronto. What goes into the FPI? PPG Score: Combines a teams total PPG and their PPG over their last 5 matches, with last 5 given more weight. This is the largest component of the FPI. Goal Difference Per Game: Teams total goal difference divided by games played. Home/Away Bonus: Bonus points are awarded for earning results on the road (W/D) while they are subtracted for dropping results at home (D/L). Accrues over the