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Key to repeating as MLS champs? Sounders need to win on road

Key to repeating as MLS champs? Sounders need to win on road

The Sounders open the Western Conference finals on Tuesday against the Houston Dynamo, who has lost at home just once this season.
SBI Soccer Nov 20, 2017
MLS Ticker: David Villa in no rush to retire, LAFC reportedly adds Egyptian international, and more

MLS Ticker: David Villa in no rush to retire, LAFC reportedly adds Egyptian international, and more

Major League Soccer news continued on Monday as David Villa stated he will continue to fight to keep his career alive. Also, LAFC signed an Egyptian international, while Joao Meira has decided to leave the (...)
SBI Soccer Nov 20, 2017
Orlando City heads into offseason with plenty of room for improvement

Orlando City heads into offseason with plenty of room for improvement

Orlando City has plenty to do heading into what should be a busy offseason.
Seattle Times Nov 18, 2017
Sounders’ Gustav Svensson, fresh off Sweden’s huge upset of Italy, will now help Seattle try to reach MLS Cup

Sounders’ Gustav Svensson, fresh off Sweden’s huge upset of Italy, will now help Seattle try to reach MLS Cup

When Svensson needed to leave the Sounders early in late August to spend extra time training with Sweden before some World Cup qualifiers, the Sounders readily agreed. And Svensson impressed the team enough to be invited back for the series against the favored Italians.
SBI Soccer Nov 17, 2017
A look at the biggest needs for the eliminated MLS playoff teams

A look at the biggest needs for the eliminated MLS playoff teams

A look at the biggest needs for each team that has been eliminated from the MLS playoffs.
Seattle Times Nov 15, 2017
Clint Dempsey wins MLS Comeback Player of the Year, will play for Sounders again in 2018

Clint Dempsey wins MLS Comeback Player of the Year, will play for Sounders again in 2018

Sounders forward Clint Dempsey on Wednesday was named MLS Comeback Player of the Year after scoring a team-high 12 goals a season after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat condition that could have ended his career.
SBI Soccer Nov 14, 2017
MLS announces 2017 key offseason dates, expansion report

MLS announces 2017 key offseason dates, expansion report

Major League Soccer announced their 2017 offseason schedule on Tuesday afternoon, as well as what cities will be involved in the upcoming expansion process.
SBI Soccer Nov 14, 2017
Brad Friedel feels excited, prepared for first professional coaching job with Revs

Brad Friedel feels excited, prepared for first professional coaching job with Revs

Brad Friedel feels more than ready to lead the New England Revolution.
Seattle Times Nov 12, 2017
Fans can be stars of Sounders show — jersey quest is an example

Fans can be stars of Sounders show — jersey quest is an example

Unlike other North American sports franchises, the Sounders are unique in giving season-ticket holders a voice in how the team actually runs its business. They even allow them to vote to keep or fire the general manager every four years.
Now a Sounder, veteran Will Bruin isn’t taking his latest title shot for granted

Now a Sounder, veteran Will Bruin isn’t taking his latest title shot for granted

Former Houston Dynamo scoring machine lost in the finals his first two seasons, but he hasn’t had another trophy sniff since.
Hope Solo, former UW Husky and Reign star, says former FIFA president sexually assaulted her

Hope Solo, former UW Husky and Reign star, says former FIFA president sexually assaulted her

In an interview published Friday in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter grabbed her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the annual soccer awards event.
SBI Soccer Nov 10, 2017
MLS Ticker: Chris Rolfe, Justin Mapp retire; Galaxy appoint Kurt Schmid and more

MLS Ticker: Chris Rolfe, Justin Mapp retire; Galaxy appoint Kurt Schmid and more

Two longtime MLS stars retired on Thursday.
SBI Soccer Nov 9, 2017
Revolution announce hiring of Brad Friedel as head coach

Revolution announce hiring of Brad Friedel as head coach

The former USMNT goalkeeper will take charge of the New England Revolution in 2018.
SBI Soccer Nov 8, 2017
Impact appoint Remi Garde as new head coach

Impact appoint Remi Garde as new head coach

The former Lyon and Aston Villa boss has penned a deal with the Impact.

UN labor agency backs Qatar reforms on migrant worker rights

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations labor agency has ended a potential investigation of Qatar after the 2022 World Cup host pledged to protect the rights of migrant workers. The International Labor Organization says it closed a formal complaint procedure "concerning non-observance by Qatar of the Forced Labor Convention." Qatari labor minister Issa bin Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi told the ILO Governing Body meeting that his government is "mindful to protect all migrant workers, including domestic workers." The complaint process, opened in 2014, put pressure on Qatar to reform and end the "kafala"...

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