Open Cup: Philadelphia native Jim Curtin feels "bigger burden" to lift trophy in front of "hungry" Union fans
CHESTER, Pa. – Jim Curtin has played in three US Open Cup finals, winning two while playing for the Chicago Fire.
But for the Philadelphia Union interim manager, tonight’s Open Cup final pitting his team against the Seattle Sounders at PPL Park (7:30 pm ET, GolTV) is different.
This one is for his hometown.Read More
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In recent weeks, New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen has burnished his MVP credentials, and Week 27 was no exception, at least according to the Castrol Index.
With a performance that included the game winner in the Revs' 2-1 victory over the Montreal Impact, Nguyen takes top honors in the Castrol Index Weekly Rankings.Read More
THE WORD is MLSsoccer.com's regular long-form series focusing on the biggest topics and most intriguing personalities in North American soccer. This week, contributor Dave Zeitlin examines the few remaining relics of the famed Bethlehem Steel, a once-dominant American soccer team still honored today by the Philadelphia Union.Read More
CHICAGO (Sept. 15, 2014) –The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that four players were selected off of the NWSL Waiver Wire, including midfielder Rafaelle Souza by FC Kansas City, forward Danesha Adams by Portland Thorns FC, and midfielder Joanna Lohman and goalkeeper Lydia Williams by the Washington Spirit.
Souza, Adams, Lohman and Williams were the only players chosen from the 12 available.
Souza, 23, made 16 appearances and six starts for the Houston Dash. In 507 minutes of play, she registered one assist for the expansion club. The Salvador, Brazil native’s lone assist came in the Dash’s first win in club history, a 3-2 victory over the Boston Breakers on April 20.
Adams, 28, made nine starts in 13 appearances for the Washington Spirit in 2014. The West Covina, Calif. native registered one goal and one assist in 802 minutes played on the season.
Lohman, 32, made 14 starts in 17 appearances for the Boston Breakers. In 1,231 minutes of play, the Silver Spring, Md. native registered one goal for the Breakers.
Williams, 26, started 14 games in goal for the Western New York Flash. The Katanning, West Australia native recorded two shutouts in 2014 prior to tearing her ACL while participating in the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup with the Australian Women’s National Team, an injury that ended her NWSL season.
The following players were not selected off of waivers (with previous team in parentheses): Emily Van Egmond (Chicago Red Stars), Nina Burger (Houston Dash), Kika Toulouse (Houston Dash), Angie Kerr (Portland Thorns FC), Madeleine Thompson (Sky Blue FC), Teigen Allen (Western New York Flash), DiDi Haracic (Western New York Flash) and Courtney Wetzel (Western New York Flash).
Waterhouse FC vs. D.C. United
2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League
September 16 | 8 pm ET | National Stadium
TV: Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Sports 2, UDN
PORTLAND, Ore. – Had the Portland Timbers been in a different situation, perhaps they could be approaching Tuesday’s CONCACAF Champions League game against Olimpia at Providence Park (10 pm ET; Fox Sports 1) with a bit more aggression.Read More
Portland Timbers vs. Olimpia
2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League
September 16 | 10 pm ET | Providence Park
TV: Fox Sports 1, UDN
Coming off their fourth consecutive MLS victory, the Western Conference and Supporters’ Shield-leading Seattle Sounders would like to keep the good times rolling.
Bagging a US Open Cup championship on the road in Tuesday night’s final against the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park (7:30 pm ET, GolTV), for a fourth title in six years, would allow them to do precisely that.Read More
Don't try and tell us there's not quality soccer being played — and stunning goals being scored — in the college game.Read More
Team of the Week (Wk 27): FC Dallas lead the way in pursuit of top-three finish in Western Conference
It took one of the more unlikely golazos of the season, but FC Dallas took an iron grip on fourth place in the Western Conference with a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, and three Dallas players looked so good in the process that they were among the league's Team of the Week.
The result gives Dallas an eight-point lead over Vancouver with six games remaining, and now FCD can turn their focus to avoiding the Knockout Round, as they trail Real Salt Lake by just one point for third place.Read More
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