FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas took advantage of some quality international competition to work a number of players back into match fitness, and despite a 2-0 loss to the English Premier League's Aston Villa, the fact a good number of players got quality time means the team can consider the game a success.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sporting Kansas City's defending MLS Cup champions hung in with Manchester City for nearly all of the first half. After that, Wednesday night's “Champions Shield” friendly belonged to the Premiership titlists.
City pulled away from a 1-1 deadlock with a goal in the dying minutes of the first half and two more – one of those from the penalty spot – after the break, cruising to a 4-1 victory at Sporting Park in the opening match of their North American summer tour.Read More
TORONTO – Rarely is a friendly actually a friendly, but on a cool night at BMO Field, Jermain Defoe welcomed plenty of familiar faces from his former side, Tottenham Hotspur, in an entertaining 3-2 match that had plenty of goals and moments of excitement, including a second-half comeback from Toronto FC.Read More
His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani met this evening with FIFA President Blatter, who is visiting Qatar at the invitation of HH the Emir and the two discussed a wide range of topics surrounding the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
English powerhouse Arsenal have released their full roster for Saturday's friendly against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena (5 pm ET, ESPN2), and a potential future US international is among the Gunners coming to America.
Seventeen-year-old midfielder Gedion Zelalem, the subject of considerable speculation over his international future, is among the 20 players available for the game. Zelalem, who made his competitive first team debut for Arsenal last year in the FA Cup, will be looking to make an impression on head coach Arsene Wenger ahead of the upcoming season.Read More
Sporting Kansas City owners Sporting Club announced on Wednesday the development plan of a US Soccer national training center complex in Kansas City, Kan.
The announcement was made along with Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and local government and business authorities. The complex is projected to house the National Training and Coaching Development Center, an elite athlete training and performance analytics campus and national youth soccer development programs.Read More
New York City FC are set to announce a major player signing on Thursday, but the likelihood is that it won't be Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez.
News out of Spain is that the veteran midfielder will be showing up for Barcelona training on Thursday and plans to stay at the club at least until the winter transfer window in January 2015, or even until next summer.Read More
All-Star: The Flaming Lips, Cold War Kids headline festivities in Portland ahead of 2014 All-Star Game
Major League Soccer announced on Wednesday the slate of events for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star week in Portland, Ore., including headlining musical acts The Flaming Lips and Cold War Kids.
The six-day celebration in downtown Portland will kick off on Friday, August 1, with fan events extending through the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday, August 6 (9:30 pm ET, ESPN2, UniMas, TSN and RDS).Read More
(July 23, 2014) – Boston Breakers forward Lianne Sanderson and Washington Spirit forward Jodie Taylor have been named to the England Women’s National Team roster for an international match against Sweden on August 3 at Victoria Park in Hartlepool, England.
The call-up comes on the heels of a breakout season for Taylor, who has played in 19 games for the Spirit and is tied for third in the league with 10 goals. In her second season with the Breakers, Sanderson continues to be a key player and has appeared in 15 matches, tallying four goals and two assists.
The call-up will be the first ever for Taylor, while Sanderson has recorded 37 caps in her international career.
Sanderson and Taylor are part of the 23-player roster that was called in for the match. The complete roster can be seen below.
England WNT Roster
Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Rachel Brown-Finnis (Everton), Siobhan Chamberlain (Arsenal).
Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Lucy Bronze (Liverpool), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (University of South Florida).
Laura Bassett (Chelsea), Jade Moore (Birmingham City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Liverpool).
Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Jess Clarke (Notts County), Natasha Dowie (Liverpool), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Fran Kirby (Reading), Lianne Sanderson (Boston Breakers), Dunia Susi (Notts County), Jodie Taylor (Washington Spirit).
We're just past the midway point of the MLS regular season, which means now is a good time to take stock of what we've been looking at over the last couple of months – and try to figure out the shape of the year to come.
Here, in the words of Andrew Wiebe (watch the video above), is some premature silverware:Read More
Interest in AC Milan striker Robinho has intensified in recent days, but that hasn't driven Orlando City away from the negotiating table. Far from it, in fact.
The 2015 MLS expansion side hasn't been shy about its interest in the Brazilian forward in recent weeks, with the prospect of adding a second Designated Player following the capture of countryman Kaká an enticing proposition.
The transfer market tells us crazy things sometimes. This week, it suggests that while the Montreal Impact are the only team benefiting from a double-game week in Round 20, most MLS Fantasy owners are directing their focus toward Round 21.Read More
AMSTERDAM – Bob Bradley's Stabæk won for the first time since May on Wednesday, sailing on to the NM Cupen quarterfinals with a 2-0 road win over Bodø/Glimt.
Michael Stephens worked all but stoppage time for the Blue Ones, drawing a good save in the area just past intermission. Meanwhile, the home side remained without the injured Zarek Valentin.Read More
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – You don't want to leave a Vancouver Whitecaps game early this season. While trying to miss traffic, you're likely to miss some goals in the process.
Thanks to some thrilling finishes, one-third of the goals in Whitecaps matches this year have been scored in the final 15 minutes of games. Vancouver have had some key point-securing strikes of their own among them, but they have also conceded a league-worst 11 goals in those closing moments, the latest of which cost them taking all three points in a 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake on Saturday.Read More
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Of the five exhibitions being played Wednesday night between MLS and English Premier League clubs (full schedule), a few stand out: LA Galaxy-Manchester United for history and the iconic venue, Toronto FC-Tottenham Hotspur for the Jermain Defoe subplot.
But neither of those can claim two defending champions.Read More
- New York Red Bulls will use Arsenal friendly to test World Cup veteran Roy Miller's match fitness
- New York City FC sign EPL, World Cup veteran Frank Lampard to Designated Player deal
- German model? Sporting KC's Robb Heineman believes new training center can transform USMNT
- American Exports: US U-20 gem Rubio Rubin suffers concussion, broken nose on FC Utrecht duty
- Columbus Crew take value from Crystal Palace draw despite annoyance with defensive letdowns