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Before the international break, Chivas USA made headlines more times in two weeks than they probably had in a couple of seasons. It started with their 1-0 defeat of cross-town rivals LA Galaxy. The Goats had not beaten the Galaxy in 14 matchups. I’m not sure that many people would even acknowledge it as a rivalry due to its lopsided nature. However, Chivas USA showed a lot of promise in this season leading up to the matchup, while the Galaxy was sputtering. The Goats were able to convert a PK in the second half and go away with a 1-0 win at home. This type of matchup does wonders for confidence, and helped the team get an important away point at New York Red Bulls just 4 days later, and another point against the Seattle Sounders just after that. I won’t get into the details of their continued tendency to give up goals so soon after taking a lead, as I would just be beating on a dead horse.
Portland and Seattle added one Soccer Ally each over the last few days, and today and tomorrow we reach the top of the heap: the two teams with the most allies on the list before we start recruiting as part of this May push.
The first of the two is the Philadelphia Union.
Chronologically, new trade Mike Lahoud became considered an ally last year when he did a NOH8 Campaign photo shoot. Amobi Okugo was the first to sign on via twitter in January, with Gabe Farfan and Zac MacMath joining in February, and Carlos Valdes and Krystian Witkowski joining in March. Thank you all!
But Philadelphia has a very deep Twitter roster and lots of opportunity to add even more. Who will be next? Will one of the teams like Philadelphia with the most allies continue in that spot when all is said and done? Ask the players below to be a #soccerally as we wrap up MLS recruitment this week.