4:09 PM EST, Fri February 27, 2015
Oregonian 15 mins ago

Portland Timbers winger Rodney Wallace talks about the club's goals for Saturday's preseason game: Video

Portland Timbers winger Rodney Wallace talks about the club's goals for Saturday's final preseason game against Norwegian club Stabaek and the importance of seeing some more offensive output in the final game of preseason.
Oregonian 20 mins ago

Portland Timbers' Will Johnson participates in CBA negotiations, says there's still considerable work ahead

Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson flew to New York this week to participate in the collective bargaining meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday and said that, while both the MLS players and the league are committed to trying to reach an agreement, neither side has been willing to budge on their fundamental principals.
Oregonian 24 mins ago

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter talks about his strategy for Saturday's final preseason game: Video

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter talks about how he is planning to approach Saturday's final preseason game against Norwegian club Stabaek as he continues to prepare his club for their home opener against Real Salt Lake on March 7.
San Jose Mercury News 32 mins ago

Avaya Stadium: Breaking down Earthquakes' new digs

San Jose Earthquakes' new home, Avaya Stadium, opens to the public Saturday.
San Jose Mercury News 36 mins ago

San Jose Earthquakes vs. L.A. Galaxy

Final MLS exhibition will mark opening of Avaya Stadium
San Jose Mercury News 50 mins ago

San Jose Earthquakes hope to rise along with new stadium

Avaya Stadium gives Quakes the pro level home they've never had; can team's upward trajectory follow?
Sounders down to one practice game before the real thing

Sounders down to one practice game before the real thing

The Sounders went through their final training in Tucson this morning. Now they’re down to a concluding Desert Diamond Cup match at 4 p.m. PT Saturday against Sporting Kansas City. Then it’s back to the Northwest on Sunday and game-week preparations for the scheduled season opener March 8 against the New England Revolution. Here’s some of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say about tomorrow’s rematch match. “If we would have won the New England game we would have been playing in the finals against Salt Lake, and that would have been good to play somebody that we haven’t played … ...

RSL owner fined for CBA comments

The expected fine dropped today on RSL’s Dell Loy Hansen for his comments this week that the MLS players union’s quest for free is a waste of time. I tried to get a player’s perspective/update from Sounders’ union rep Brad Evans today, but he declined. Here’s the release from the league: Major League Soccer (MLS) Commissioner Don Garber announced today that Real Salt Lake investor-operator Dell Loy Hansen has been fined an undisclosed amount for comments made during a radio interview and that were subsequently published earlier this week. “The comments made by Mr. Hansen are not...
Oregonian 1 hour ago

MLS fines Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen for comments regarding labor negotiations

Major League Soccer has fined Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen an undisclosed amount for comments he made earlier this week during a radio interview about the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations.

Russian soccer stadiums a throwback to 1980s England

Animosity between local police and traveling fans from the visiting team occasionally boils over into running battles in the stands or infringements of fans' rights, such as in August, when police in the World Cup host city of Kazan forced visiting female fans of Spartak Moscow to strip naked for searches conducted in the presence of male officers. With the World Cup in mind, the Russian Football Union and its Premier League have backed a scheme to replace police gradually with trained stewards, often drawn from the ranks of the home team's fans.
Oregonian 3 hours ago

Tiffeny Milbrett, Shannon MacMillan, Cindy Parlow, Kasey Keller among 13 players on soccer hall of fame ballot

Milbrett and MacMillan were teammates at University of Portland and on the U.S. Women's National Team.
Denver Post 4 hours ago

Is Earthquakes' new stadium best soccer venue in America?

Avaya Stadium already has soccer fans giddy and has yet to open; soft launch set for Saturday.
Washington Post 5 hours ago

Think the 2026 World Cup will be in the United States? Not so fast.

Earlier this month, FIFA did a strange thing: It announced that it was awarding the U.S. television rights to the 2026 World Cup to Fox even though it had not opened up the bidding to other networks, a process that almost certainly would have driven up the cost to televise the event. The decision wasn’t odd because of the utter FIFA-ness of the announcement. After all, world soccer’s governing body does lots of arbitrarily weird things, like handing the 2022 World Cup to a desert nation with zero soccer tradition, a place so inhospitable to outdoor activity that the mere act of playing...
Washington Post 5 hours ago

Soccer Insider: Soccer Outsider’s take on D.C. United’s defeat in Costa Rica

I had to write about this match because I love the CONCACAF Champions League. I love it so much that I hate to see it relegated to Fox Sports 2, in between Caper Toss and the Uno World Cup. I love it because it is MLS’s best chance to gauge itself against other leagues. And to be honest, we’ve been coming up short: The last MLS team to win was the L.A. Galaxy in 2000. That’s half a Back To The Future time leap since our last win. I need to believe MLS is improving; I need to believe that all the money that has brought half the U.S. national team and the world’s greatest Over-35 squad...

Soccer Outsider’s take on D.C. United’s defeat in Costa Rica

I had to write about this match because I love the CONCACAF Champions League. I love it so much that I hate to see it relegated to Fox Sports 2, in between Caper Toss and the Uno World Cup. I love it because it is MLS’s best chance to gauge itself against other leagues. And […]

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