• The Good News: Dallas is still alive. The Bad News: So is Colorado
    Let me deal first with the Columbus-Colorado game -- if only because I wish to get the least interesting part out of the way quickly. Very little good soccer to be seen here -- though, inevitably, the game got pretty exciting toward the end as both teams sought the vital winning goal. As neither team managed to get it, we instead were transported into the mystic realms of the shootout tiebreaker, and the whole two-game series -- all 210-plus minutes of it, was reduced to just one player.