If you’re looking to send a message in MLS Week 12, you better put your money where your mouth is. Lord knows the New York Red Bulls and Los Angeles Galaxy have.
The mid-week action subsided in Week 12, but it did not disappear altogether.
A second-half surge from the Galaxy led to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union Wednesday night. Union head coach Jack Hackworth was looking for respect ahead of LA's visit. His team will have to keep looking for it after conceding three goals in the final 20 minutes at home.
Both teams—along with 16 others—will return to action this weekend.
So, what warrants your attention in Week 12?