3:08 AM EST, Sun February 14, 2016
Washington Post 5 hours ago

Luciano Acosta makes D.C. United debut in 1-0 preseason victory over Rowdies

D.C. United has yet to formally announce the acquisition of Luciano Acosta, a midfielder from Boca Juniors who arrived in Washington on Wednesday. Nonetheless, the little Argentine attacker made his debut in Saturday’s preseason match against the Tampa Bay Rowdies, exhibiting sweet technical qualities during a 45-minute effort at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, […]
Columbus Dispatch 6 hours ago

Soccer | Crew: Majority of roster has played for a senior national team

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Crew SC midfielder Ethan Finlay entered preseason training camp last week a changed man, and it had nothing to do with a breakout season that earned him a spot on the Major League Soccer postseason Best XI in December and a contract extension in January. Instead, it was Finlay’s donning of a brilliant-blue United States national-team jersey that raised his professional profile and raised the stakes on his still-young career.
Columbus Dispatch 7 hours ago

Sports | The Mailbox: Crew commits fashion felony with new uniform

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Mr. Stein: Alternate jerseys are a newer trend in the sports world — one that tends to be divisive. Need I remind you of the controversy surrounding the Buckeyes' all-black uniforms last fall?
Seattle Times 12 hours ago
Report: Multiple Chinese Super League teams interested in Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins

Report: Multiple Chinese Super League teams interested in Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins

Multiple Chinese Super League teams are interested in Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins and the situation is "fluid," according to an ESPN FC report.
Oregonian 13 hours ago

Portland tattoo artist Igor Mortis inks Timbers' legacy on fans and players alike

Over the last six years, Igor Mortis has become the go-to tattoo artist for both Timbers fans and players. He estimates that he has tattooed more than 80 members of the Timbers Army and about 20 different Timbers players.
Denver Post Feb 12, 2016

Former FIFA secretary general banned 12 years

GENEVA — Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's longtime right-hand man, was banned from all soccer- related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as the FIFA secretary
Columbus Dispatch Feb 12, 2016

Soccer | Crew players read mean tweets about their new uniforms

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};As you may have heard, the Crew unveiled a new alternate uniform on Thursday. As you may have also heard, the reaction to said uniform was not altogether positive. Well, the Crew certainly noticed the reaction, and has chosen to laugh along with the rest of social media.
CSN Washington Feb 12, 2016

MLS to face English giant Arsenal in 2016 All-Star Game

MLS announced their opponent for the 2016 AT&T All-Star Game in San Jose.

FIFA presidential candidates make presentations to CONCACAF

MIAMI (AP) — Four of the five candidates for FIFA president made presentations to CONCACAF officials Friday. On the final day of a two-day meeting of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, favorites Gianni Infantino of Switzerland and Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa of Bahrain, pitched their candidacies Friday along with France's Jerome Champagne and Jordan's Ali Bin Al-Hussein. FIFA's 209 members vote Feb. 26 on a successor to Sepp Blatter, who headed soccer's governing body since 1998 and announced his resignation less than a week after he...
Seattle Times Feb 12, 2016
Weekend Watch: Featuring Alan Hinton on Leicester City, Derby County and underdog English title challengers

Weekend Watch: Featuring Alan Hinton on Leicester City, Derby County and underdog English title challengers

Sounders ambassador and former Derby County Ram Alan Hinton stops by a very special edition of the Weekend Watch to discuss whether Leicester City reminds him of his own shock English champions of the 1970s.
Denver Post Feb 12, 2016
Rapids hope new assistant, new players will add up to more goals in 2016

Rapids hope new assistant, new players will add up to more goals in 2016

COMMERCE CITY — Soccer gets a bad rap for its lack of scoring. And the sad fact is the 2015 Rapids did little to win over those who bemoan low-scoring games.
Oregonian Feb 12, 2016
Portland Timbers, Thorns in process of completing major signings

Portland Timbers, Thorns in process of completing major signings

The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns are each in the process of completing a major signing, according to a tweet from owner Merritt Paulson.
Oregonian Feb 12, 2016

10 things we learned at Portland Timbers training camp in Arizona

The Timbers returned to Portland Friday after playing four games during a two-week training camp in Tucson, Arizona. The Oregonian/OregonLive was in Tucson with the team. Here is what we took away from training camp in Arizona.
Oregonian Feb 12, 2016

Soccer Made in Portland podcast: The Timbers' performance in preseason

Soccer Made in Portland is a weekly Portland Timbers podcast hosted by The Oregonian's Jamie Goldberg and Stumptown Footy's Chris Rifer. This week Jamie and Chris talk about Chris Klute's health and who will start at left back on opening day, Jack McInerney's showing in preseason and Rhian Wilkinson leaving the Portland Thorns.

FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

The ethics chamber says Valcke was found guilty of misconduct related to the use of private jets for personal use, destroyed evidence and the sale of World Cup television rights. Valcke's ban is four years longer than the eight-year sanctions handed down to FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini in December.

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  • 1 Obafemi Martins

    Obafemi Martins

    Report: Multiple Chinese Super League teams interested in Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins

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    Ethan Finlay

    Soccer | Crew: Majority of roster has played for a senior national team

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