5 Things You Need to Know From MLS Week 21

MLS Week 21

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It was a busy week leading up to the All-Star match for MLS. There were many things happening on and off the pitch – some more important than others. These are the five things you need to know about week 21.

5. Houston Dynamo Finally Win One

Houston Dynamo Win MLS Week 21
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5. Houston Dynamo Finally Win One

Houston Dynamo Win MLS Week 21
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Although Houston Dynamo started out strong this season, they soon began to fall down the table. Prior to a 1-0 win over D.C. United, the Dynamo hadn’t won for eight matches.

4. LA Galaxy Win Again

LA Galaxy MLS Week 21
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4. LA Galaxy Win Again

LA Galaxy MLS Week 21
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The Los Angeles Galaxy are on a hot streak, which every club should fear. This past weekend they took down the Portland Timbers 3-1 and crushed the Seattle Sounders last Monday. The San Jose Earthquakes need to bring their A-game in order to stand a chance.

3. Dom Dwyer Will Play in the MLS All-Star Match

Dom Dwyer MLS All-Star Week 21
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3. Dom Dwyer Will Play in the MLS All-Star Match

Dom Dwyer MLS All-Star Week 21
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Dom Dwyer’s exclusion from the MLS All-Star XI was one of the most questionable decisions. Jermain Defoe had to pull out of the match because of injury, which meant Dwyer was now free to join the team which will face Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

2. Jermaine Jones Rejects Chicago Fire Offer

Jermaine Jones Chicago Fire MLS Week 21
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2. Jermaine Jones Rejects Chicago Fire Offer

Jermaine Jones Chicago Fire MLS Week 21
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There have been plenty of transfer rumors for MLS this summer, and Jermaine Jones was one of the big names being tossed around. He was most closely connected with Chicago Fire, but apparently he has rejected the offer, which included a Designated Player signing.

1. Charlie Davies Scores First Goal in Nearly Three Years

Charlie Davies Goal MLS Week 21
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1. Charlie Davies Scores First Goal in Nearly Three Years

Charlie Davies Goal MLS Week 21
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28-year-old Charlie Davies only recently made his return to MLS with the New England Revolution. The forward has only played six matches for the Revs, but he scored his first goal in nearly three years in the most recent match.

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