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New York Red Bulls hitman Bradley Wright-Phillips' record-breaking season: All down to his strike partner?

MLS Soccer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:55am

Bradley Wright-Phillips arrived in New York without much fanfare last July. The Englishman was coming off a season in which he played with two different teams (Charlton Athletic, Brentford) in two different leagues (England’s Championship, League One). Over the course of 36 games in 2012-13 he scored just six goals. Read More

Professional Referee Organization releases referee assignments for MLS Week 25 matches

MLS Soccer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:28am

The latest refereeing assignments have been announced for the upcoming week of Major League Soccer action.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

LA Galaxy vs. D.C. United
StubHub Center (10:30 pm ET)
REFEREE: KEVIN STOTT
AR1: Sean Hurd
AR2: Mike Rottersman
4TH: Daniel Radford

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

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Jermaine Jones: USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann encouraged MLS move

MLS Soccer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:58am

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After they initially announced their interest in US national team standout Jermaine Jones earlier this summer, the New England Revolution lay back like a deft angler, calmly and quietly waiting for a nibble.

On Tuesday, the club finally introduced their big catch, just two days after earning the rights to sign him following a blind draw between the Revs and the Chicago Fire to determine Jones' destination.

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Montreal Impact eager to secure permanent transfer of dramatically improved loanee Andrés Romero

MLS Soccer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:50am

MONTREAL – “Easily our best player this year, with Justin [Mapp].”

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MLS LIVE Fall Price Break

MLS Soccer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:40am

WATCH FOR LESS THAN 50 CENTS PER MATCH

Get MLS LIVE for the hottest part of the season for the cool price of just $26. MLS LIVE is now just $25.99 - that's 49 cents per game.

MLS IN YOUR POCKET, AT THE OFFICE, OR ON YOUR COUCH

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Sporting Kansas City's Jacob Peterson to miss more time with hamstring injury

MLS Soccer - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:14am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Forward Jacob Peterson, sidelined for Sporting Kansas City's last two league matches with a hamstring injury, is expected to miss at least another two weeks in a longer-than-expected recovery process.

“I don't even want to say it's a strain,” manager Peter Vermes told MLSsoccer.com after Tuesday's training session. “He's got a little contusion here that's bothering him, and I think it's going to be another couple of weeks.”

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Emelec, Cerro Porteno progress

FIFA - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:13pm
Ecuadorian giants Emelec booked a place in the Copa Sudamericana's second stage with a 2-1 home win over Colombia's Aguilas Doradas, while Paraguayan giants Cerro Porteno progressed despite a 1-0 home defeat to Rentistas of Uruguay.

A Tipping Point for Too Much Talent

NY Times Wellness > Physical Ed - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:01pm
What happens when you pack a sports team with top players at every position?

Sports Briefing | Soccer: United Routed After Signing di María

NYT Goal blog - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:58pm
Manchester United’s miserable start under Manager Louis van Gaal took another turn for the worse with a humiliating 4-0 loss at the third-tier club MK Dons in the League Cup.






Sports Briefing | Soccer: Celtic Out of Champions League

NYT Goal blog - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:56pm
Celtic was beaten, 1-0, at home by Maribor of Slovenia and was eliminated on aggregate from the Champions League. Celtic owed its appearance in the playoffs to an administrative error by its previous opponent.






Aspirants target Europa group stage

FIFA - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:40pm
Passage to the UEFA Europa League group stage is up for grabs this week with Tottenham Hotspur's new manager Mauricio Pochettino among those ambitious for continental success.

New York Red Bulls 2, FAS 0 | CONCACAF Champions League Match Recap

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:10pm

HARRISON, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls did not exactly have their shooting cleats on in their CONCACAF Champions League opener, but it didn't matter in the end.

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Landon Donovan to Reunite With the U.S. Team for His Farewell

NYT Goal blog - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:31pm
Donovan will be called up for one final appearance with the United States national team when it plays Ecuador on Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Conn.






Vancouver Whitecaps' Carl Robinson admits "we're not there yet" after LA Galaxy loss

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:18pm

VANCOUVER, B.C. – If there’s one match this season that can act as a measuring stick for Vancouver Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson, Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at the LA Galaxy would likely do it.

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Canadian Exports: National teamers stay hot, with Nik Ledgerwood and Marcus Haber scoring goals

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:31pm

With Canada hoping to end their long, miserable winless streak in a friendly against Jamaica in two weeks’ time, it’s good news for head coach Benito Floro that some of his key veterans are settling in nicely with their foreign clubs.

Nik Ledgerwood (above) scored his first goal of the season for Energie Cottbus in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Wehen Wiesbaden in 2.Bundesliga, three days after a full-90 performance in a 1-0 victory over Holstein Kiel.

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LA Galaxy face potentially defining week in Shield chase, with "really good" DC United side up first

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:16pm

CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy believe they’re streaking again after a brief road meltdown, and they know that a really fine week – wins Wednesday night over D.C. United and in Sunday’s SuperClasico against Chivas USA, coupled with a few upsets elsewhere – could position them atop the Supporters’ Shield standings heading into the final eight weeks of the MLS season.

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BECKY SAUERBRUNN NAMED 2014 NWSL DEFENDER OF THE YEAR

NWSL soccer - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:13pm

CHICAGO (August 26, 2014) – FC Kansas City defender Becky Sauerbrunn was named the NWSL Defender of the Year for the 2014 season. She becomes the first repeat winner of an NWSL season-end award after also claiming the honor in 2013.

Washington Spirit defender Ali Krieger and Chicago Red Stars defender Julie Johnston tied for second in the voting.

Sauerbrunn, 29, played 1,935 minutes in 22 games during the 2014 season – including every minute of FC Kansas City’s league-best eight shutouts – and helped lead the Blues to the third-ranked goals against average (1.33) in the league.

The St. Louis native, along with fellow defenders Leigh Ann Robinson, Kassey Kallman and Nikki Phillips, allowed just one goal during FC Kansas City’s NWSL record-tying seven-game win streak May 25-July 6.

The Virginia product also scored the first goal of her NWSL career this season in a 2-1 victory July 30 over the Washington Spirit at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md.

FC Kansas City will return to action against Seattle Reign FC in the 2014 NWSL Championship Game on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. ET. at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash. Tickets will be made available for purchase by the general public beginning at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, August 26 online at www.ReignFC.com or by phone at 1 (855) REIGN-FC.

The NWSL awards are voted on by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis, team officials and NWSL players.

Toronto FC's Ryan Nelsen says injured defenders Steven Caldwell, Justin Morrow out for coming weeks

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:12pm

TORONTO – Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen has had to deal with injuries to some of his key players all year long, and that injury bug reared its ugly, unwanted head once again with both captain Steven Caldwell and left fullback Justin Morrow out of commission for the weeks ahead.

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American Exports: Former Chivas USA coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola returns to lead Michael Orozco, Puebla

MLS Soccer - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:58pm

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – José Luis Sánchez Solá – better known as “El Chelís” – is back in the coaching world.

The former Chivas USA coach has returned to Liga MX club Puebla, where he first made his name and where current US international Michael Orozco plies his trade.

Chelís vowed that his players would give everything for the Puebla shirt in a press conference on Tuesday, and added that they wouldn’t be found wanting for effort in the club’s battle against relegation.

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