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New-Look M.L.S. Considers a Season Without Chivas USA

NYT Goal blog - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:27pm
Commissioner Don Garber said Thursday that Chivas USA may not play during the 2015 season, even if Major League Soccer finds a new owner for the club.






Maximiliano Urruti keeps producing for Portland Timbers, whether as starter or reserve

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:24pm

PORTLAND, Ore. – Maximiliano Urruti sure isn’t making life easy for Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter – in a good way.

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Reinforcements on the way for DC United in form of Eddie Johnson, Chris Korb

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:03pm

WASHINGTON – There will be some welcome help for D.C. United aboard their flight Friday morning to Chicago ahead of Saturday’s encounter with the Fire (8:30 pm ET; MLS Live): Eddie Johnson and Chris Korb.

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Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani visits FIFA President in Zurich

FIFA - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:03pm

His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, today visited FIFA President Blatter at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. 

Real Salt Lake not counting on favorable schedule in final six games: "We have to focus on us"

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:25pm

SANDY, Utah – When Real Salt Lake takes the field Friday against visiting Colorado (10 pm ET; NBCSN, live stream at NBCSports.com), they'll still be fighting off the after effects of a tough 3-2 loss to Seattle on Saturday that came on a 94th-minute goal.

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Robbie Keane not dwelling on penalty-kick struggles despite cost to LA Galaxy's Supporters' Shield chase

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:13pm

CARSON, Calif. – Robbie Keane's third penalty-kick miss of the season was costly for the LA Galaxy in Sunday's draw at San Jose, and his failures at the spot this year have been worth five points – enough to vault them atop the Western Conference and Supporters' Shield standings.

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Why now? MLS commissioner Don Garber explains timing for league's brand overhaul

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:55pm

NEW YORK – The time was right.

According to MLS commissioner Don Garber, the league was primed for a brand overhaul that better aligned with its current identity as well as its vision for the future. That fresh look was unveiled on Thursday at an official presentation in a trendy downtown Manhattan establishment.

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DASH RE-SIGN STEPHANIE OCHS AND BIANCA HENNINGER

NWSL soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:40pm

HOUSTON (Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014)—The Houston Dash have re-signed defender Stephanie Ochs and goalkeeper Bianca Henninger, the club announced today. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Ochs, 23, appeared in 24 games (19 starts) and tallied two assists for the Dash in the 2014 while making the transition from forward to defender. The University of San Diego product will join Canberra United of the Westfield W-League on loan until Dec. 22. Ochs also spent last fall on loan with the Australian club. She will return to the Dash for the start of the 2015 NWSL season.

Henninger, 23, made five appearances (all starts) in the 2014 NWSL season. The former Santa Clara Bronco was acquired by the Dash in a trade with FC Kansas City in January.

Philadelphia Union's Jim Curtin says Vincent Nogueira's outing in USOC final one of best he's seen

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:37pm

CHESTER, Pa. – Jim Curtin has played in a few finals and has watched even more.

But the Philadelphia Union interim manager has never seen anything quite like the performance Vincent Nogueira put in Tuesday in Philly’s 3-1 extra time loss to the Seattle Sounders in the US Open Cup title game.

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Montreal Impact forward Marco Di Vaio's mind isn't made up, but he's leaning towards returning to Italy

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:19pm

MONTREAL – Marco Di Vaio didn’t take an oath, but his words on his future were certainly strong.

The decision is difficult, Di Vaio acknowledged. But asked – again – about the possibilities that he’ll still wear a Montreal Impact uniform next season, Di Vaio said on Thursday that he “thinks” 2014 is his final year in North America.

“It's tough for me to say, but I think I'm going back to Italy [next year],” Di Vaio told reporters.

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American Exports: Tim Howard matches Europa League record 12 saves in stellar Everton outing

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:08pm

AMSTERDAM – Everton netminder Tim Howard celebrated his first taste of Europa League action in over four years by putting on a star show to lead the home side past Wolfsburg 4-1 in Thursday's group stage opener.

The Toffees veteran rang up a Europa League record-tying dozen saves and claimed three crosses to thrill the Goodison Park faithful, only losing his shutout on a last-gasp consolation free kick gem by Ricardo Rodriguez. The Wolves fired 27 shots at the Everton goal, with Howard especially dominant after the break.

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Houston Dynamo's DaMarcus Beasley regrets subpar performance, knows he can improve

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:47pm

HOUSTON – Playing in some of the world’s best leagues can create a high standard. Last week, DaMarcus Beasley feels he fell short.  

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The Portland tifo that served as an inspiration for the design of the new MLS logo

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:19pm

NEW YORK — MLS has a new logo and Portland fans, unbeknownst to them, had a big hand in it.

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New York City FC star forward David Villa: Seattle Sounders a class above the rest in MLS

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:55am

New York City FC Designated Player David Villa is settling into life in New York City.

He’s taking English classes and watching plenty of MLS games to prepare for NYCFC’s inaugural season. And even though he said it’s been a bit more of a difficult transition for his kids, he said he’s “lucky to be moving to one of the best cities in the world.”

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SKY BLUE FC RE-SIGNS KATY FREELS

NWSL soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:49am

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (September 18, 2014) - Sky Blue FC announced today that the club has re-signed midfielder Katy Freels for the 2015 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not released.

"I'm so excited to be back with Sky Blue FC for the 2015 NWSL season," Freels said. "I've grown so much as a player and person these last two years and I'm extremely thankful to be a part of this organization going forward."

Freels, 24, played a crucial role as a center midfielder during the 2014 campaign, scoring five goals and tallying four assists in 23 starts. She ranked eighth in the NWSL in minutes played with 2,021.

"I thought we showed a lot of character over the course of last season and finished in really good form," Freels added. "If we can start this upcoming season with that same belief and confidence, it'll be an exciting season for our club and fans."

The Homewood, Alabama, native was a first-round pick by Sky Blue FC in the 2013 NWSL Supplemental Draft. In her first season with the New Jersey club, she led the team in assists with six and also converted one goal.

Prior to her NWSL career, Freels was a member of the 2012 WPSL Elite Western New York Flash and won the league championship that season.

Freels, an Auburn University alum, was drafted 10th overall by the Atlanta Beat in 2012 before the WPS folded.

LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas | MLS Match Preview

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:12am

LA GALAXY vs FC DALLAS
STUBHUB CENTER, Carson, Calif.
Sept. 20, 2014 (WEEK 28, MLS Game #272)
7:30 p.m. PT (TWCSN-LA/TWCD; KTXA-CBS)
MLSsoccer.com FREE Stream of the Week

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Global Soccer: In Champions League, Boateng Brothers Torment English Clubs

NYT Goal blog - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:47am
Kevin-Prince Boateng of Schalke and Jérôme Boateng of Bayern Munich both played key roles for their clubs as they opened up Champions League play.






Colorado Rapids' Pablo Mastroeni ecstatic about USL PRO partnership with Charlotte Independence

MLS Soccer - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:52am

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – For any MLS team, an affiliate with a USL Pro team will become increasingly important with the looming departure of the Reserve League. But for the young, still-developing Colorado Rapids, that relationship is extra-critical.

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