This is the Group 2 preview as we approach the kickoff to the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League on August 5th. For comprehensive CONCACAF Champions League coverage, bookmark this page.
Sporting Kansas City | HOW QUALIFIED: 2013 MLS Cup Champions | PREVIOUS BEST: Quarterfinal (Most Recent: 2013)
Saprissa | HOW QUALIFIED: 2014 Verano Champion | PREVIOUS BEST: Semifinal (Most Recent: 2010)Read More
New Côte d'Ivoire coach Herve Renard said he would build a new team without resorting to a revolution, after taking over an Elephants side that failed to advance from the 2014 FIFA World Cup group stages.
This is the first group preview as we approach the kickoff to the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League on August 5th. For comprehensive CONCACAF Champions League coverage, bookmark this page.
Pachuca | HOW QUALIFIED: 2014 Clausura Runner-up | PREVIOUS BEST: Winners (2010)
Municipal | HOW QUALIFIED: Runner-up with best aggregate record in in 2013-14 season | PREVIOUS BEST: Group Stage (Most Recent: 2012)Read More
PORTLAND, Oregon – The fact that the inaugural 2014 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game even took place — the MLS version of a "Futures Game" — was in itself a clear sign of the upward trajectory of soccer development in the US and Canada.
But you can make the argument that the bigger statement made on Monday night was the fact that the Homegrown team of MLS professional players were at times outplayed by the Portland Timbers Under-23s — a team of Timbers academy products and college players, some who only joined the PDL side last week.
One lucky Club member has claimed an actual match ball used during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final.
Philadelphia Union technical director Chris Albright shows his front-office chops with Carlos Valdes deal
CHESTER, Pa. – As recently as last October, Chris Albright was still an MLS player.
Less than a year later, Albright successfully navigated the murky South American soccer waters from his new front-office position with the Philadelphia Union to secure the return of Colombian center back Carlos Valdes.Read More
MONTREAL – For many MLS teams, the CONCACAF Champions League can be a distraction from the task at hand. For the Montreal Impact, it's a rare chance to find positives in this season.
Wins have been rare in the Impact’s MLS campaign (3-13-5, 14 pts), with he playoffs seemingly out of reach. But well-timed results against Edmonton and Toronto in the 2014 Amway Canadian Championship brought them to the CONCACAF Champions League.
Another month, another Etihad Airways Player of the Month nod for the defending MLS Cup champions.
After leading Sporting Kansas City to a 4-0-1 mark for the month with two goals, an assist and miles of sterling work in the center of the park, midfielder Benny Feilhaber has won the award for July, as voted by fans on MLSsoccer.com.Read More
PORTLAND, Ore. – Highlighting the growth of MLS, US and Canadian player development is one of the most widely-discussed topics in North American soccer today.
As the league grows and the US national team continues to become a player on the international stage, club academies and youth national teams have become of the focal point of that bottom-to-top approach. And MLS director of player programs Alfonso Mondelo said there’s no reason why the Chipotle Homegrown Game can’t be a part of that development – even if it is a fun part.Read More
PORTLAND, Ore. – With not a goal to be found in the inaugural Chipotle Homegrown Game, it was a night for the goalkeepers to shine.
And MLS Homegrown ‘keeper Jon Kempin, who came on in the second half Monday night at Providence Park, shined the brightest. The Sporting Kansas City product came up with two diving saves to preserve the scoreless draw against the Portland Timbers U-23s and received the game's MVP award for his efforts.Read More
Either FC Dallas or the Philadelphia Union will host the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup final, per the results of a coin flip conducted by US Soccer President Sunil Gulati in Portland.
The draw was made during a live edition of the Men in Blazers podcast during MLS All-Star week festivities, and means that Dallas could get a chance to win the trophy named after their legendary founder in their home stadium.Read More
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