Ben Haim joins Toronto
Queens Park Rangers defender Tal Ben Haim has joined MLS team Toronto on loan until the end of June. The Israel international, 31, was signed by the QPR boss Harry Redknapp in the January transfer window, and made just six appearances for the club. Ben Haim also played for Maccabi Tel Aviv, Bolton, Chelsea, Manchester City, Sunderland, Portsmouth and West Ham. He has made 71 appearances for Israel.
San Jose 3.5.13
Lenhart suspended for two games
San Jose forward Steven Lenhart was suspended two games by the MLS disciplinary committee for his violent play in last weekend's game against Chivas USA. Lenhart, whose foot hit Mario de Luna in the face in the 68th minute during a scramble for the ball, also was fined an undisclosed sum. Lenhart, 26, will join fellow striker Alan Gordon on the sideline. Gordon is suspended for two more matches for making an anti-gay remark during a game at Portland on April 14.
|1||New York||21||4||6-3-4 (13)|
|7||New Eng.||10||-3||2-4-4 (10)|
|10||D.C. Utd.||4||-14||1-1-8 (10)|
|3||LA Galaxy||17||8||5-2-3 (10)|
|6||San Jose||14||-6||3-5-4 (12)|
|16.5||Philadel. - LA Galaxy||1:4|
|13.5||Houston - Kansas||0:1|
|12.5||Columbus - Colorado||0:2|
|12.5||New Eng. - New York||1:1|
|12.5||Dallas - D.C. Utd.||2:1|
|12.5||Vancouv. - LA Galaxy||3:1|...
|home wins||47 %|
|away wins||27 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : MLS 2013
MLS awards the regular season winners with the Supporters' Shield and a direct berth in the CONCACAF Champions League, the continental tournament. Meanwhile, the MLS post-season tournament involve 10 clubs. The top five teams in points from each conference at the end of the regular season will qualify for the playoffs, in which the two brackets are entirely separate. The No. 4 team in each conference will host the No. 5 team in its conference in a single-elimination game for the right to face its respective conference’s top seed in the Conference Semifinals.
The four Conference Semifinals will be decided by two-game aggregate series, with the lower-seeded team hosts the first game. The winners of those four series advance to the home-and-away, total-goals Conference Championships that will determine the MLS Cup finalists. In this round the lower-seeded team also hosts the first game. The MLS Cup is a single championship match hosted at the home venue of the participating team with a higher regular-season point total.