Magyars in Major League Soccer (MLS) – Week 1

It’s Still Cold Here

Major League Soccer started its new season this weekend. 2 out of 4 Magyars saw action this weekend in what is always the coldest weekend to start. While Europe is digging out from the Beast from the East, the US East Coast was recovering from its Noreaster. So, let’s take a look at what happened on the weekend.

Chicago Fire

All we can hope is that Nemanja Nikolics was in his pijama watching all his competitors on week 1. The Chicago Fire were the only team who did not play this weekend. Chicago’s season opener will be on March 10th against Daniel Salloi and Sporting Kansas City coached by Hungarian-American Peter Vermes.

So, next weeks report should be interesting.

New England Revolution

New England has a new Manager this year. Many will remember the name Brad Friedel from his time in the EPL at Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur. He is now testing his UEFA licenses as Manager of the New England Revolution. So far, the Manager had a challenging start to his new coaching career. The Revolution did not have a good day. 2 red cards and 2 goals conceded made for a disappointing start against the Philadelphia Union.

Krisztian Nemeth’s contribution was sitting on the bench for the whole game. Hey Brad….play Nemeth. He knows how to score goals.Daniel Salloi of Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting hosted NYFC at home in a good game. Sporting has seen an almost complete roster overhaul.

Sporting went down 2-0. Daniel Salloi started the game on the bench. He came on in the 2nd half and almost sparked a comeback. He drew a penalty but the video review referee said it was a clean tackle. Salloi looked good in the time he spent on the field.

Salloi and Vermes face Nemanja Nikolics and the Chicago Fire next week.

DC United

Zoltan Stieber started and lasted 60 minutes for DC United in a 1-1 draw against Orlando City in Mickey Mouse land. A good start for DC United on the road.