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
In need of something that's equal parts soccer-related, extremely awesome and slightly mindblowing to pass the next four-and-a-half minutes of your life?Read More
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
Colorado Rapids suffer injury epidemic amid busy stretch; three starters likely to miss Chivas USA tilt
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The injuries are quickly piling up for the suddenly struggling Colorado Rapids.Read More
New England Revolution harness frustration from record losing skid: "This anger is going to help us"
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – By any account, a seven-game losing streak is enough to sink a team to the point of no return. But the New England Revolution are still living life above the playoff line in the Eastern Conference – albeit holding on for dear life.
But the Revs know they must halt their downward progression in order to maintain that status, something that will require a more complete performance on the field.Read More
TORONTO – For Brad Friedel, Tottenham Hotspur’s North American tour is a chance to experience a familiar shade of soccer all grown up.
Friedel played for the Columbus Crew during Major League Soccer's first two seasons but left for Europe in late 1997. He, like many US national team players, left the league to become a pioneer in European football, but Friedel says that he sees the change from its inception to today.Read More
The results are in! Congratulations to the winners of the Dream Team Contest presented by Oi for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with five lucky FIFA.com Club members picking up prizes.
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