Veteran Brian McBride has already made an immediate impact for the Fire in his return to MLS, writes Andrea Canales.
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The impact of Cuauhtemoc Blanco goes far beyond what he did for the Fire on the playing field, writes Andrea Canales.
Much-traveled Portuguese defender Abel Xavier will bring a wealth of experience to the Galaxy, says Andrea Canales.
The arrival of Cuauhtemoc Blanco might be the addition that pushes the Fire over the top, writes Andrea Canales.
With a playing career that has spanned three World Cups for the U.S., the Galaxy's Cobi Jones remains an iconic veteran, but it might be time for the 36-year-old to consider calling it a day, writes Andrea Canales.
With the Houston-Chivas USA series still finely balanced heading into Game 2, the Dynamo will be attempting to avoid a playoff letdown for consecutive years, writes Andrea Canales.
The youthful Fire have a lot of potential on offense but need to develop a sturdier backbone, writes Andrea Canales.