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May 25, 2017
THROWBACK THURSDAY
Beckham makes his MLS debut

With David Beckham appearing on the National Soccer Hall of Fame Ballot released on Wednesday, we thought a story on his MLS debut 10 years ago would be an appropriate way to kick off our Throwback Thursday feature. This story originally appeared on LA Soccer News the day of the game--August 9, 2007


February 3, 2017
MLS INFORMER
“Bailing out” Detroit

MLS has been very vocal about wanting its teams to have stadia in downtown locales to appeal to its “hip," “urban” and “millennial” fans. The bid by a hopeful Detroit expansion group headed by Pistons’ owner Tom Gores and his Cleveland counterpart Dan Gilbert meets that criterion – with a different flavor to it.


January 31, 2017
MOVING TOWARD 28
MLS receives expansion bids from 12 cities

NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer announced 12 ownership groups and markets have submitted applications for the league’s next round of expansion. MLS will add four teams, increasing to 28 teams.


January 31, 2017
BIG STAGE
MLS sets All-Star game at Chicago's Soldier Field

The MLS All-Star Game will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 2, the league announced as commissioner Don Garber was joined at the stadium Tuesday by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Fire owner and chairman Andrew Hauptman.


January 27, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Laying out a red carpet for the competition?

With the NFL’s Chargers move to Los Angeles and the LA Galaxy’s StubHub Center, the resulting vacancy at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium is apparently opening an opportunity for MLS, or prospective MLS club owners.


January 20, 2017
MLS INFORMER
Major League Soccer's second generation

Should the Washington Post report come to pass that MAC Hermann Trophy winner Ian Harkes has agreed to terms with D.C. United and is expected to sign so he can start training camp next week, he would become the fifth son of a former MLS player to join the league and second in less than two years.


January 17, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
Third and Fourth round selctions

The Colorado Rapids selected Pfeiffer University forward Jaime Siaj with the first pick of the third round of the MLS SuperDraft Tuesday.


January 13, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
College-by-college selections



January 13, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
Team-by-team selections



January 13, 2017
MLS SUPERDRAFT
First and Second round selections



January 13, 2017
RIGHT TO BE NO. 1
Minnesota United selects UCLA forward Abu Danladi

LOS ANGELES -- Minnesota United FC selected UCLA forward Abu Danladi with the No. 1 pick in the MLS SuperDraft Friday.


January 13, 2017
MLS INFORMER
Coming full circle

When MLS started in 1996, all 10 teams played in stadia where either NFL or college football teams were the primary tenant (if not the building owners). Oversized seating capacity, narrow fields, obtrusive line markings, uneven surfaces and schedule changes necessitated by NFL games – not to mention the exorbitant rents in some cases, restrictions on advertising and the loss of other revenue streams – were among the many reasons MLS teams strived to distance themselves from their American football brethren.


January 12, 2017
THE BIGGEST SEASON
MLS schedule includes two rivalry weeks, most games, new teams, new stadiums



NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer Thursday unveiled the regular season schedule for its 22 clubs, including broadcast coverage across the five national broadcast partners in the U.S. and Canada.


January 6, 2017
MLS INFORMER
Vegas wants back into MLS expansion race

Las Vegas’ hopes of getting an MLS team were put on hold nearly two years ago when Commissioner Don Garber said Sin City wouldn’t be considered “until after 2018." Two years until the start of 2019, Las Vegas is moving to re-enter the race.


December 23, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Changing the whole guard

Curt Onalfo apparently won’t have to worry about hurting anybody’s feelings to make room for his own assistants at the LA Galaxy. According to one report (albeit on Twitter), Bruce Arena is taking his entire LA Galaxy staff (not counting Onalfo) with him to the U.S. national team.


December 16, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Two tracks

It was the most foreign of teams. It was the most American of teams.The patterns Atlanta and Minnesota have been going about stocking their rosters read like a Charles Dickens novel (OK, that’s a stretch for an analogy).


December 15, 2016
EXPANSION PLAN SET
MLS to grow to 28 teams; fee $150M for next 2 clubs

Major League Soccer seemingly has an insatiable appetite for growth. Following a board of governors meeting on Thursday, the league announced a timetable to grow to 28 teams, after announcing a year ago that was where the league was heading.


December 13, 2016
MLS EXPANSION PICKS
Minnesota, Atlanta select five each

Atlanta United and Minnesota United FC conducted the 2016 MLS Expansion Draft Tuesday, with each team selecting five players.


December 10, 2016
THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM
Outplayed Sounders win MLS Cup over Toronto FC in pks

TORONTO -- The third time was the charm for Seattle Sounders FC Saturday night. Despite being outplayed for most of the match, the Sounders won their first Division 1 pro soccer title, outlasting Toronto FC in penalty kicks, 5-4, after playing 120 minutes of scoreless soccer to capture MLS Cup at before a capacity crowd of 36,045 at BMO Field.


December 10, 2016
SMALL IN STATURE, BIG IN IMPACT
Players like the Atomic Ant and El Topolino cast a giant shadow despite their height

TORONTO -- In soccer, bigger isn't always better. Sometimes that adage is spot on -- as big things do come from small packages and can cause some big headaches for opposing players.


December 10, 2016
CANCER FREE
MLS boss Garber says he is in great shape

TORONTO -- Don Garber says he feels great.

Two years after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, the Major League Soccer commissioner says he is cancer free.

"My health is great," Garber said at his state of the league address at the Intercontinental Hotel Friday afternoon. "I am a year cancer free.


December 9, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Safe to return?

With Jurgen Klinsmann no longer making player selections for the U.S. national team, maybe Brad Guzan feels it’s safe to return to Major League Soccer. One report quoting anonymous sources said the backup U.S. national team goalkeeper is “exploring a potential return.”


December 6, 2016
TOP OF THE HEAP
New York City FC's David Villa named MLS MVP

NEW YORK -- New York City FC striker David Villa was named MVP of Major League Soccer for the 2016 season Tuesday morning.


December 6, 2016
THEY WANT IN
Tampa Bay, Carolina to seek MLS franchises

While the North American Soccer League teeters on the brink of extinction, the Tampa Bay Rowdies and the newly re-branded North Carolina Football Club hope to join Major League Soccer in the future.


December 5, 2016
MLS BEST XI
Toronto FC's Giovinco leads way

Forward Sebastian Giovinco of MLS Cup finalist Toronto FC heads the Best XI team, the league announced Monday.


December 3, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Buying local

While expansion club Atlanta felt it needed to go all the way to Argentina for its coach, the MLS original LA Galaxy seems to think staying closer to home is a better bet.


November 30, 2016
MLS PLAYOFF ROUNDUP
Toronto wins East in extra time, will host MLS Cup

TORONTO--Toronto FC scored on three of their four corner kicks in regulation, but needed overtime goals by Benoit Cheyrou and Tosaint Ricketts to pull away from the Montreal Impact and win Wednesday's second-leg Eastern Conference Final at packed and rainswept BMO Field.


November 27, 2016
MLS PLAYOFF ROUNDUP
Morris powers Seattle to Western Conference crown

COMMERCE CITY, Colo.-- MLS Rookie of the Year Jordan Morris scored the only goal Seattle Sounders FC needed to defeat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 Sunday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and sail through to the MLS Cup Final by a 3-1 aggregate score.


November 25, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Life of the playoff party

Not that it will be a major surprise to the suits on Fifth Avenue or other close followers of the league, but if Major League Soccer really wants to make sure its playoff attendance numbers remain high, it needs to assure Seattle and Montreal are invited to the party.


November 24, 2016
GONE FOR GOOD
Ex-Galaxy star Gerrard retires from soccer

Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard, who left the LA Galaxy last week, is now leaving the game. On Thursday he announced his retirement from soccer.


November 22, 2016
MLS PLAYOFF ROUNDUP
Impact, Sounders seize advantage in Conference Finals

MONTREAL--Just when it looked like the Montreal Impact were going to run away with the first league of the Eastern Conference championship, Toronto FC came up with a pair of late road goals and trim the Impact's lead to 3-2 Tuesday night at sold-out Stade Olympique.


November 19, 2016
MLS INFORMER
LA Supernova

First Nigel de Jong left. Then Steven Gerrard. Then Robbie Keane. Add eight-year associate head coach Dave Sarachan. And if speculation is right, Bruce Arena could soon follow to replace the as yet-to-be fired Juergen Klinsmann at the U.S. national team.


November 17, 2016
HE'S KEANE TO LEAVE
Robbie departs after leading Galaxy to three MLS Cup titles

Forward Robbie Keane will depart the LA Galaxy after helping the team win three MLS Cup titles, the team announced Thursday.


November 15, 2016
LEAVING LA
Galaxy announce Gerrard departure

CARSON, Calif. -- Midfielder Steven Gerrard will not return to the LA Galaxy, the team announced Tuesday.


November 13, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Don't blame Trump for THIS anti-Americanism

The anti-Americanism in soccer is rarely uttered in public. The difficulty of U.S. players and coaches getting any respect – just because they're American – is palpable if not quotable. In the past two weeks, it's become far more glaring.


November 6, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Canadian teams KO New Yorkers; Rapids, Sounders advance

FC Dallas went all out in attack in producing a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders at Toyota Stadium Sunday night. But FC Dallas, attempting to rally from a three-goal first-leg deficit, fell short, falling, 4-2 on aggregate, despite headers from Tesho Akindele in the 25th minute and Maxi Urruti in the 56th minute. The Sounders, who will meet the Colorado Rapids in the Western Conference finals, weathered a first-half storm.


October 30, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Underdogs rule in conference semis

MONTREAL--The Montreal Impact seized the early advantage in their Eastern Conference semifinal series with a 1-0 win over the top-seeded New York Red Bulls Sunday at Stade Saputo.


October 27, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Impact, Sounders round out semifinal field

WASHINGTON, DC--If the Montreal Impact missed disgruntled star forward Didier Drogba during Thursday's Eastern Conference knockout round match against DC United at RFK Stadium, they didn't show it. Laurent Ciman scored in the fourth minute and the Impact ran up a 4-0 lead on their way to a 4-2 win that set them up for a two-game semifinal against top seeds the New York Red Bulls starting Sunday at Stade Saputo.


October 27, 2016
GOODBYE, COLUMBUS
MLS veteran Conor Casey retires from pro soccer

Columbus Crew SC forward and 10-year Major League Soccer veteran Conor Casey Thursday announced his retirement from professional soccer.


October 26, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Reds, Galaxy advance to semifinals

TORONTO--Toronto FC hosted a playoff game for the first time ever on Wednesday, and made it count with a 3-1 knockout round win over the Philadelphia Union at BMO Field.


October 23, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
FC Dallas takes the Shield, Red Bulls top the East

BRONX, N.Y. -- New York City FC avoided playing a mid-week knockout-round game in the Major League Soccer playoffs by recording a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Crew in the season finale for both teams Sunday at Yankee Stadium.


October 22, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Disassembling the Erector Set?

With word that the last of the original MLS stadia – RFK Stadium – officially has its days numbered, i.e. the 2017 season, now rumblings are being heard that the first of the new generation of buildings also may be on the way out.


October 16, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
The playoff picture starts to come into focus

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The New England Revolution's playoff hopes were all but extinguished with Sunday's 2-1 loss to the last-place Chicago Fire at Toyota Park.


October 13, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
End of the line for Columbus, Quakes

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire aren't going to the playoffs this season, but they made sure that Columbus Crew SC would join them in the "wait 'til next year" club by playing their conference rivals to a 2-2 draw Thursday night at Toyota Park.


October 12, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Scoreless in Seattle

SEATTLE--The last-place Houston Dynamo gave playoff-hungry Seattle Sounders FC all they could handle on the way to a scoreless draw Wednesday night at CenturyLink Stadium.


October 8, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Rapids edge Dynamo

HOUSTON--The Colorado Rapids closed to within two points of first place in the MLS West with Saturday's 3-2 win over the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.


October 2, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Lions, 'Caps eliminated from the playoff chase

ORLANDO--The Montreal Impact put only one shot on goal Sunday at Camping World Stadium, but it was a big one. Dominic Oduro scored in the 56th minute to not only give the Impact a 1-0 win over Orlando City SC, but also knock the Lions out of the hunt for a playoff spot in the MLS East.


October 1, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Dallas extends Supporter's Shield lead; Red Bulls pull level with NYC at top of the East

HARRISON, NJ--The New York Red Bulls (14-9-9, 51 pts) moved into a tie with Hudson River rivals New York City FC at the top of the MLS East with Saturday's 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena.


September 30, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Villa lifts NYC to top spot in the East

HOUSTON--David Villa scored two second-half goals as New York City FC blanked the Houston Dynamo 2-0 Friday at BBVA Compass Stadium.


September 30, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Champions League check

With one round of games remaining in the CONCACAF Champions League, MLS still has a chance to match last year's performance – when for the first time four teams reached the quarterfinals. But it's far from a sure thing.


September 28, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Toronto take over 1st place in the East; Fire out of the playoff chase

TORONTO--Orlando City SC lost valuable ground in their hunt for an MLS playoff berth with Wednesday's scoreless draw against Toronto FC at BMO Field.


September 25, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Kamara bags two in Columbus win over NE

CARSON, Calif.--Jordan Morris and Seattle Sounders FC delayed the LA Galaxy's march to the MLS Cup playoffs for at least a few more days, rallying to defeat their Southern California rivals 4-2 Sunday at the StubHub Center.


September 24, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Three teams through in the East; Manotas nets three for Houston

TORONTO--Justin Morrrow scored in the 70th minute to lift Toronto FC into a 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union Saturday at BMO Field.


September 23, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Villa leads NYC past Fire, 4-1

BRONX, NY--A brace from David Villa and strikes from Jefferson Mena and Steven Mendoza powered New York City FC to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire Friday night at Yankee Stadium.


September 18, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Galaxy, Reds rally to draws

KANSAS CITY, Kan.--Showing no signs of rust from his recently-ended retirement, Landon Donovan came off the bench to lift the LA Galaxy into a 2-2 tie with Sporting Kansas City Sunday at Children's Mercy Park.


September 17, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Braces for New England's Rowe, Crew SC's Kamara

SEATTLE--Jordan Morris scored in the 81st minute to give Seattle Sounders FC a 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC Saturday at CenturyLink Field.


September 16, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
DC tie Fire in stoppage time

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--Bobby Boswell headed home a rebound in the second minute of stoppage time to lift DC United into a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Fire Friday night at Toyota Park.


September 15, 2016
GONE FISHING
FC Dallas signs Carlos (El Pescadito) Ruiz

FC Dallas signed Guatemalan forward Carlos Ruiz through the end of the Major League Soccer season, pending receipt of his ITC, the club announced Thursday.


September 13, 2016
EXPANSION DRAFT DETAILS
Atlanta, Minnesota will pick 5 players apiece

Major League Soccer Tuesday announced the details for the expansion draft as Atlanta United and Minnesota United FC prepare for their inaugural seasons in the league next year.


September 11, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
DC rallies against Red Bulls; Dos Santos paces Galaxy

HARRISON, NJ--DC United trailed by two in the 88th minute, but rallied to a dramatic 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena.


September 10, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Rapids hand FCD a rare home loss; Toronto moves to the top of the East

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Vancouver Whitecaps FC shook off a 90-minute pregame weather delay and an early goal by Ola Kamara, going on to defeat Columbus Crew SC 3-1 Saturday night at MAPFRE Stadium.


September 10, 2016
MLS INFORMER
City of roses, not of soccer

Someone at the Portland Oregonian can't read a map. At least that's one way to explain how the newspaper rated arch-rival city Seattle as the No. 1 soccer town in the United States.


September 9, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Dynamo rally against SKC

KANSAS CITY, Kan.--Raul Rodriguez scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to lift the Houston Dynamo into a 3-3 tie with Sporting Kansas City Friday night at Children's Mercy Park.


September 8, 2016
A NEW GALAXY QUEST
Report: Donovan un-retires, to return to LA

Landon Donovan is coming back -- to the LA Galaxy. The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the former U.S. international midfielder-forward is returning to the Major League Soccer team. Sportswriter Kevin Baxter cited two sources that the 34-year-old would be returning to the club.


September 7, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Rivas leads Lions; Plata powers RSL comeback

MONTREAL--Kaka scored twice and Carlos Rivas had a goal and two assists as Orlando City SC steamrolled the Montreal Impact 4-1 Wednesday at Stade Saputo.


September 6, 2016
PRIME TIME VIEWING
Playoffs, MLS Cup dates set

NEW YORK -- The MLS Cup final will be shown in a Saturday night prime time network television slot for the first time, the league announced Tuesday.


September 3, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
BWP lifts Red Bulls; Dallas pads lead in the West

VANCOUVER--Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the only goal the New York Red Bulls needed to edge Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-0 Saturday at BC Place.


September 1, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Lampard steals the show as NYC nips DC United in stoppage time

BRONX, NY---Frank Lampard entered Thursday night's game at Yankee Stadium with 300 goals. He left with 302, including the stoppage-time clincher to give New York City FC a 3-2 win over DC United.


August 28, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Wright-Phillips makes it a 3-way race for the Golden Boot

HARRISON, NJ-- Bradley Wright-Phillips' lightning 55th-minute volley gave the New York Red Bulls a 1-0 victory over the punchless New England Revolution Sunday at Red Bull Arena.


August 27, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Hat trick for DC's Mullins, brace for Barrios as Dallas beats Houston

WASHINGTON, DC---Patrick Mullins scored three goals as DC United trounced the Chicago Fire 6-2 at R.F.K. Stadium Saturday night.


August 26, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
RSL edge Rapids to take Rocky Mountain Cup

SANDY, Utah--Yura Movsisyan scored on both sides of halftime to lift Real salt Lake into a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids Friday at Rio Tinto Stadium.


August 24, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Impact rally in stoppage time, Reds move to the top in MLS East

MONTREAL--The Montreal Impact conceded an early penalty kick, but rallied to tie DC United 1-1 Wednesday night at Stade Saputo.


August 24, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Trying to overcome goal barriers

Being a defender, Keegan Rosenberry has a steeper hill to climb when making his case for the MLS rookie of the year award.


August 21, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
DCU rallies in the rain; Sounders win third straight

WASHINGTON, DC--DC United rallied to a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls Sunday at rain-drenched RFK Stadium. The match was interrupted by lightning in the ninth minute and delayed for 73 minutes.


August 20, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Fire post historic road win; Villa and Giovinco both score to stay on top of Golden Boot race

CARSON, Calif.--David Villa scored in the sixth minute and New York City FC guaranteed themselves sole possession of first place in the MLS East for another week with a 1-0 win over the LA Galaxy Saturday at the StubHub Center.


August 19, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Horst goal lifts Dynamo over San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif.--The Houston Dynamo edged the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 Friday night at Avaya Stadium.


August 19, 2016
READY FOR 2017
Minnesota United FC will begin play next year

SAINT PAUL, Minn. --Despite not having a stadium ready, Minnesota United FC will begin play in Major League Soccer in 2017. The team is planning a new privately financed stadium in St. Paul, but will begin play at TCF Bank Stadium while their new facility is built.


August 19, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Short time can be a career in New York

When the Red Bull Arena stadium announcer declared Bradley Wright-Phillips had broken Juan Pablo Angel's club record for MLS goals with his 58th and 59th in Sunday's 3-1 victory over Montreal, the crowd of 23,459 roared its approval – as much for his perseverance if nothing else.


August 14, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Dynamo salvage shorthanded draw

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire blew an early lead, but rallied to a 2-2 draw with Orlando City SC Sunday at Toyota Park.


August 14, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Dynamo salvage shorthanded draw

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire blew an early lead, but rallied to a 2-2 draw with Orlando City SC Sunday at Toyota Park.


August 12, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Quakes edge Caps

VANCOUVER--Simon Dawkins' 60th-minute goal gave the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC Friday at BC Place.


August 11, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Trophies, Tennessee and transfers

Victories by New England and Dallas over Chicago and Los Angeles, respectively, in the Lamar Hunt/ U.S. Open Cup semifinals this week give both teams another chance to fill two of the barest trophy cases in all of MLS, even including all the expansion teams since the original 10 and the folded teams.


August 7, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Epic day for Dempsey, epic rally for LAG

PORTLAND, Ore.--The Portland Timbers scored three second-half goals to pull away from Sporting Kansas City 3-0 Sunday at Providence Park.


August 6, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
3 more for Gio; Rimando notches record win

WASHINGTON, DC--Steve Birnbaum scored in stoppage time to lift DC United into a 2-2 comeback draw with the Philadelphia Union Saturday night at RFK Stadium.


August 5, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Scoreless in San Jose

SAN JOSE--New York City FC goalkeeper Josh Saunders earned his keep and then some in a scoreless draw with the San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium Friday night.


August 4, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Lies, damn lies – better known as statistics

Don't mistake Peter Vermes for Sigi Schmid, but in the same week the latter was fired, the former put himself in the same sentence with MLS' winningest coach.


August 3, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Reds top RSL

TORONTO--Tosaint Ricketts opened his MLS scoring account with the 68th-minute game-winner as Toronto FC edged Real Salt Lake 1-0 Wednesday night at BMO Field.


July 31, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Dallas tightens grip on top spot; Giovinco powers Toronto - again

KANSAS CITY, Kan.--Jacob Peterson's 50th-minute goal lifted Sporting Kansas City (10-10-4, 34 pts) over the Portland Timbers 1-0 Sunday at rainswept Children's Mercy Park.


July 30, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
NYC routs Rapids

BRONX, NY--Frank Lampard netted the first hat trick in New York City FC history as the Eastern Conference leaders hammered the shorthanded Colorado Rapids 5-1 Saturday at Yankee Stadium.


July 28, 2016
NO-STAR GAME
Young Gunners defeat MLS All-Stars, 2-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Arsenal FC went with a no-star lineup in the second half, and the Gunners were good enough to edge the MLS All-Stars, 2-1, at Avaya Stadium Thursday night.


July 28, 2016
MLS INFORMER
MLS' all-star record can be measured differently

Since switching the format of the MLS all-star game from an intra-league affair to essentially a club friendly in 2003, the results have been somewhat mixed – depending on how you view the game.


July 26, 2016
TIME FOR CHANGE
Schmid, Sounders 'part ways' after eight years

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Seattle Sounders and coach Sigi Schmid have “agreed to mutually part ways,” the team announced Tuesday.


July 24, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Red Bulls win Hudson River Derby; KC rout Sounders

HARRISON, N.J. -- Bradley Wright-Phillips led the way with two goal as the New York Red Bulls thrashed New York City FC 4-1 in Sunday's Hudson River Derby match at steamy Red Bull Arena.


July 23, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Star power shines in Toronto, Montreal

PORTLAND, Ore.---The Los Angeles Galaxy got early goals from Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes on the way to a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers Saturday at Providence Park.


July 22, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
RSL pull out draw with San Jose

SANDY, Utah--Luke Mulholland's 64th-minute goal lifted Real Salt Lake into a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.


July 20, 2016
INSTANT REPLAY
Human, not tech, issues may be biggest hurdle for video



July 17, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Timbers' streak at 9; NYC tightens hold on MLS East

PORTLAND, Ore.--Diego Valeri scored two goals and Lucas Melano had two assists as the Portland Timbers defeated Seattle Sounders FC 3-1 Sunday at Providence Park.


July 16, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
FCD take Brimstone Cup; 9-man Quakes rock TFC

COLUMBUS, Ohio--- Second half substitute Fabian Espindola scored in the 88th minute to give DC United a 1-1 draw against man-down Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium Saturday night.


July 16, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Portland comes into the weekend unbeaten in eight games, but has only one win its last five and one goal in its last three matches.


July 15, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Galaxy edge Dynamo

CARSON, Calif.--They didn't get many points for style, but the LA Galaxy did what they needed to do to eke out a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo Friday night at the StubHub Center.


July 15, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Columbus is winless in its last six, and D.C., although it has a win, has only three goals in its last half dozen matches (and that includes a goalless penalty kick loss to the NASL's Fort Lauderdale in the U.S. Open Cup).


July 15, 2016
MLS ALL-STAR ROSTER
Will be revealed at NYC FC-Montreal halftime

The Major League Soccer all-star game-day roster – as chosen by all-star head coach Dominic Kinnear – will be unveiled Sunday during ESPN’s halftime coverage of Montreal Impact vs. New York City FC.


July 14, 2016
MLS FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

For the second time this season the Galaxy will be without Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong for an extended period because of what might charitably be termed an ill-advised tackle.


July 13, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Sounders blitz FCD, de Leeuw opens his account for Fire

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Columbus Crew SC and Toronto FC exchanged second-half goals on their way to a 1-1 tie Wednesday night at MAPFRE Stadium.


July 13, 2016
MLS INFORMER
The Americas' League

MLS has long touted its efforts to lure home U.S. national team regulars from Europe. It may start adding their Canadian counterparts to that mission.


July 12, 2016
MLS WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Columbus Crew SC come home after three straight losses on the road – including a U.S. Open Cup elimination defeat at Chicago.


July 10, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
No goals at RBA; Sporting end NYC's run

HARRISON, NJ-- The New York Red Bulls played to a 0-0 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls are undefeated in their last six home games, with five shutouts in that stretch.


July 9, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch's confidence in rookie Alex Muyl will be on display as the 20-year-old forward will in all likelihood assume the right side slot vacated by Lloyd Sam's trade to D.C. earlier this week.


July 9, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Revs, Union romp; Rapids pull out dramatic draw

SEATTLE--The LA Galaxy got an early goal from Robbie Keane and a couple of lucky breaks down the stretch to hold on for an unconvincing 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC Saturday at CenturyLink Field.


July 9, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The two most experienced coaches in MLS face off for the first of two times in 11 days when Bruce Arena's LA Galaxy clashes with Sigi Schmid's Seattle Sounders.


July 8, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Dynamo escape West cellar; Urruti's dazzler lifts FCD

ORLANDO--The Houston Dynamo posted their second straight shutout with Friday night's weather-delayed scoreless draw with Orlando City SC at Camping World Stadium.


July 7, 2016
MLS FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Orlando comes into the match four days after its worst loss of the season, 4-0 to Dallas, and two days after the dismissal of coach Adrian Heath, who had been with the club for five years starting with its USL birth.


July 7, 2016
MLS ALL-STAR ANNOUNCEMENT
Fan XI selection will be announced during halftime of Sounders-Galaxy game Saturday

The 2016 All-Star Fan XI selections for the Major League Soccer All-Star Game will be unveiled Saturday during ESPN’s halftime coverage of the Seattle Sounders FC-LA Galaxy game.


July 6, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Winning the battle, losing the war – or vice versa

It's one of those moments when victory not only feels like a loss, it is a loss – a big, painful one. Vancouver seemed set to win a second straight Canadian Championship title last week, yet seized defeat from the steel jaws of victory.


July 6, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
NYC widens lead in the East

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--Frank Lampard scored his third goal of the season to give New York City FC a 1-0 win over the New England Revolution and a four-point hold on first place in the MLS East Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium.


July 5, 2016
MLS WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Three straight victories – the last two by shutout – after a five-game winless streak, which included elimination from the U.S. Open Cup by the NASL's New York Cosmos -- has moved NYC to the top of the Eastern Conference.


July 4, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
FC Dallas romp to the top of MLS West; Keane helps Galaxy snap skid

FRISCO, Texas---FC Dallas got the July 4 fireworks started early on Monday night, cruising to a 4-0 win over Orlando City SC before a sellout crowd of 16,195 at Toyota Stadium.


July 3, 2016
MLS MONDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Since going on a five-game unbeaten streak – not counting U.S. Open Cup games -- Portland has climbed four spots in the Western Conference. Diego Valeri has scored five goals during the run, three on penalties.


July 3, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
NYC takes revenge on Red Bulls; Sporting outlast Columbus

BRONX, NY--New York City FC took over first place in the MLS East with Sunday's 2-0 Hudson River derby win over the New York Red Bulls Sunday at Yankee Stadium.


July 2, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Red Bulls have won all four meetings since NYCFC came into the league last year, and the last on May 21 was the most lopsided of all: a 7-0 rout that equaled the biggest margin of victory in MLS history.


July 2, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Impact rally past Revs, Maidana lifts Houston in stoppage time

MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact rallied from two goals down to edge the New England Revolution 3-2 Saturday at Stade Saputo.


July 1, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Despite a 2-0 loss to D.C. a week ago, New England has won three of its last five in MLS and four of its last five overall counting U.S. Open Cup victories over Carolina and the New York Cosmos.


June 30, 2016
MLS FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Chris Wondolowski has been away with the U.S. national team since May 22 and San Jose has scored three goals in the subsequent five games. Now that he's back, the Earthquakes will look to end a six-game winless streak against a team whose only two wins in their last five have come in the U.S. Open Cup.


June 29, 2016
MLS INFORMER
No good deed goes unpunished

Tim Howard's long-anticipated arrival in Colorado, more than three months after his transfer from Everton was announced, has been feted with everything but a brass band. The Rapids are happy to have him. Colorado welcomes him. But what about Zac MacMath?


June 26, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Timbers top Houston

PORTLAND, Ore.--The Portland Timbers reeled off three goals in the last 26 minutes to rally past the Houston Dynamo 3-2 Sunday at Providence Park.


June 25, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Portland returns home after a 2-2 draw at Salt Lake, which will be welcome since it has a 5-2-1 record in Providence Park, and not a single win away from it this season.


June 25, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Controversial start, dramatic finish for busy Saturday

SEATTLE--Frank Lampard scored early and Ronald Matarrita added a late insurance goal as New York City FC blanked Seattle Sounders FC 2-0 Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field.


June 24, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

After losing two of three on the road , Seattle returns to CenturyLink Field, where it has won five of its last six since the beginning of April.


June 22, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Red Bulls falter late, Union hang on

SANDY, Utah -- Jordan Allen's deflected goal in the 88th minute capped a comeback for Real Salt Lake, giving them a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls at Rio Tinto Stadium Wednesday night.


June 22, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Not-so-memorable milestone

It wasn't a game Sigi Schmid wants to – or will – remember. Despite coaching in his 500th MLS game – the first and only one to reach the milestone, the Seattle Sounders coach admits Sunday's 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls was one he'd rather forget.


June 21, 2016
MLS WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Union is hoping that Talen Energy Stadium, where it hasn't lost since September of last year – a stretch of eight games in MLS -- will help it recover from its 3-2 loss at New York City on Saturday.


June 18, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Both FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City come in off Wednesday U.S. Open Cup wins: KC 2-1 in extra time over MLS wannabe Minnesota United, Dallas dragged into penalties before prevailing over USL side OKC Energy.


June 18, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Quakes pull out dramatic draw with Orlando City; Rapids extend Chicago's record winless streak

BRONX, NY--Frank Lampard, David Villa and Andrea Pirlo each scored and New York City FC defeated the Philadelphia Union, 3-2, Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.


June 17, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

New York has lost three of its last four in Yankee Stadium and won only once in 10 home games this season – including Wednesday's 1-0 defeat to the Cosmos in the U.S. Open Cup.


June 9, 2016
MLS INFORMER
DisCo doings

MLS may have suspended its schedule for the Copa America. That doesn't mean everything with the league stops


June 2, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
RSL holds on against NYC; FCD and Houston play to waterlogged 1-1 tie

BRONX, NY--A deflected goal by Juan Manuel Martinez and an own goal by defender Frederic Brillant lifted Real Salt Lake over New York City FC 3-2 Thursday at Yankee Stadium.


June 1, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Union edge Columbus, DCU's home woes continue

CHESTER, Pa. – Chris Pontius, Vincent Nogueira and Fabian Herbers each scored one goal and the Philadelphia Union overcame an early deficit to post a 3-2 victory over Columbus Crew SC Wednesday night at Talen Energy Stadium.


June 1, 2016
MLS THURSDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Both Real Salt Lake and New York City FC have sunk in the last month from shares of the lead of their respective conferences to fourth place.


June 1, 2016
MLS INFORMER
CCL breakdown

The CONCACAF Champions League draw once again gave hope, or cause to groan, to MLS clubs with regard to the league's international aspirations.


May 31, 2016
MLS WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

A 1-1 draw at Colorado on Saturday may be an indication of Philly's tangible chances.


May 29, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Lions rally from two goals down to tie NYC FC 2-2

BRONX, NY--Kevin Molino's gutsy header on the last play of the game lifted Orlando City SC into an unlikely 2-2 tie with New York City FC Sunday before 25,039 at Yankee Stadium.


May 28, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming game

New York City FC will look to recover from its record-tying loss to cross-Hudson rivals the Red Bulls a week ago. The 7-0 loss equaled the biggest margin of victory in MLS history and was last reached 15 years ago.


May 28, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Another record performance by Red Bulls; Conference leaders in 1-1 draw

VANCOUVER--Octavio Rivero's 52nd-minute goal lifted Vancouver Whitecaps FC into a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo Saturday at BC Place.


May 27, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

With manager Owen Coyle resigning on Wednesday, Houston will be run by a committee of assistants: Wade Barrett, Paul Caffrey and Paul Roger. They will need to figure out how to rectify the Dynamo's woes on the road, where they have lost all six games and scored only two goals in their last five road matches.


May 27, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Newcomer Kamara takes less than a minute to lift DC United over Sporting KC

KANSAS CITY, Kansas--Alhaji Kamara scored less than a minute into his MLS debut to lift the DC United to a 1-0 road victory over Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park on Friday night.


May 26, 2016
MLS FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Both teams come into Friday's featured match on steep downward trends. D.C. hasn't won away from home all year and has scored only three goals in the five games. But that's little compared to KC.


May 26, 2016
MLS INFORMER
It's not the dollars - it's what you do with them

Former MLSer/U.S. national teamer and now TV analyst Brian Dunseth last week tweeted out that Thursday – the day that the MLS Players' Union issued its semi-annual release of player salary data – was the day calls were made to agents with screams the equivalent of “That guy is making that?!”


May 25, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Union, Orlando City play to draw

ORLANDO--A missed first-half penalty kick came back to bite Orlando City SC on Wednesday night. The Lions scored two goals in a three-minute span of the second half but had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Eastern Conference leaders the Philadelphia Union at Camping World Stadium.


May 24, 2016
MLS WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Orlando City, which felt short-changed from the teams' first meeting of the season in Philadelphia after PRO said the Union's 90th-minute winning goal on a free kick by Tranquillo Barnetta should have been disallowed because of Philly's wall, gets a shot at the Eastern Conference leaders in Florida.


April 22, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Timbers stand tall against Caps, Quakes rally to draw Galaxy

PORTLAND, Ore.--Portland Timbers FC used two penalty kicks and a set piece to roar past Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Providence Park.


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