New York Red Bulls hitman Bradley Wright-Phillips' record-breaking season: All down to his strike partner?
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
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 29Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
LA Galaxy face potentially defining week in Shield chase, with "really good" DC United side up first
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.Read More
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.
American Exports: Former Chivas USA coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola returns to lead Michael Orozco, Puebla
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.Read More
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