11:21 PM EST, Thu November 20, 2014
Tacoma News-Tribune 1 hour ago

Four Sounders among MLS awards finalists

Seattle forward Obafemi Martins is among the three remaining for MVP; Chad Marshall, Stefan Frei and Sigi Schmid in other categories.

Contest: Show your Sounders support

Sounders FC has the most vocal, passionate soccer fans, and here’s your chance to show how much you love the Rave Green, give them good karma in the playoffs and win cool prizes. Write a song or chant, create a tifo (large or small), design a scarf, shoot a video or picture, or reveal your crazy gameday ritual that guarantees #goodplayoffkarma. The quirkier the better. The Seattle Times will award three Sounders supporters who show the most spirit the following prizes: First-place prize: One pair of tickets (300 level) for the Nov. 30 match against the L.A. Galaxy, on-field experience...
Toronto Sun 4 hours ago
Toronto FC establishes USL PRO affiliate

Toronto FC establishes USL PRO affiliate

Toronto FC 2.0 is set to kick up next spring.
Oregonian 5 hours ago

Is Alvas Powell the Portland Timbers' brightest young star? You be the Portland Timbers GM

Portland Timbers right back Alvas Powell made a career-high 15 appearances in 2014 and developed immensely during the season. If you were the Portland Timbers GM, would you bring him back?
Oregonian 7 hours ago
Portland Timbers to help plant approximately 135 trees on Saturday

Portland Timbers to help plant approximately 135 trees on Saturday

The Portland Timbers set a club single-season goal record by scoring 61 goals in MLS play and a total of 83 goals across all competitions in 2014. Now, those goals will go to planting trees.
Oregonian 9 hours ago
Portland Timbers to host holiday ugly sweater party Saturday

Portland Timbers to host holiday ugly sweater party Saturday

The Portland Timbers are kicking off the holiday season with their very own ugly sweater.

FIFA to review World Cup corruption report

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question. FIFA says American prosecutor Michael Garcia and ethics judge Joachim Eckert want Domenico Scala, the independent chairman of its financial monitoring panel, to study Garcia's 430-page report.
Oregonian 9 hours ago
Three Portland Timbers players are finalists for MLS awards

Three Portland Timbers players are finalists for MLS awards

Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara, forward Darlington Nagbe and midfielder Rodney Wallace have been named as finalists for Major League Soccer awards.
Houston Chronicle 10 hours ago

Dynamo coaching search to extend beyond Thanksgiving

The Dynamo coaching search appears likely to extend beyond the Thanksgiving holiday as the front office sets up interviews between a handful of candidates and the team's ownership group. Since submitting a list of nine candidates to the ownership group over the weekend, Dynamo president Chris Canetti and general manager Matt Jordan were asked to set up interviews between a handful of candidates and the owners. "I would think between now and Thanksgiving we're trying to get the finalists in front of ownership one way or another, whether it's a video or conference call," Canetti said. "That's...
Coaches agree few secrets between LA-Sounders

Coaches agree few secrets between LA-Sounders

Galaxy coach Bruce Arena and Sounders coach Sigi Schmid took part in separate conference calls today, previewing the 2 p.m. Sunday first leg of their Western Conference final series. The closest thing to news were a couple of health updates — although neither of those was definitive. Schmid said that midfielder Osvaldo Alonso is progressing well and wants to play, but stopped short of saying he will start the opener. Similarly, Arena didn’t rule out the availability of defender Leonardo, but said the club has good options there. The first question for each coach was the same: What have...

Four Sounders named 2014 MLS award finalists

Sounders forward Obafemi Martins has been named one of three finalists for MLS MVP and coach Sigi Schmid is still in the running for coach of the year, the league announced Thursday in a release. Chad Marshall is a finalist for defender of the year and Stefan Frei for comeback player of the year. The full release from the league is below: NEW YORK (Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014) – Major League Soccer has announced the finalists for its 2014 awards. The winners of each award will be revealed in the coming weeks. The finalists for each award, listed in alphabetical order below, earned the most...

Four Sounders among finalists for MLS awards

Four Sounders are among the finalist for Major League Soccer’s 2014 awards: Obafemi Martins for MVP, Chad Marshall for defensive player of the year, Stefan Frei for comeback player, and Sigi Schmid for coach of the year. Here’s the news from the league: Major League Soccer has announced the finalists for its 2014 awards. The winners of each award will be revealed in the coming weeks. The finalists for each award, listed in alphabetical order below, earned the most votes in polling of three voting groups: · Current MLS players · MLS Clubs (Coaches, Technical Directors, Chief Business...
The Crew 14 hours ago
Meram earns third cap as Iraq bows out of 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations

Meram earns third cap as Iraq bows out of 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations

Winger Justin Meram earned his third start and third internaitional cap for Iraq on Thursday as the Lions of Mesopotamia fell to the United Arab Emirates by a 2-0 scoreline. With the defeat, Iraq was eliminated from the 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations. In his first action with Iraq, Meram started all three matches of the tournament as the Iraqi National Team earned a draw against Oman and fell to Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Next up, Iraq will shift its focus to the 2015 AFC Asian Cup taking place in Australia in January. Read More
The Crew 16 hours ago
Black & Gold Bullets: November 20

Black & Gold Bullets: November 20

Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, goalkeeper Steve Clark and defender Michael Parkurst are all nominated for individual 2014 MLS Awards. Berhalter is up for Coach of the Year, Clark is contending for Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year and Michael Parkhurst is a candidate for the Xbox Individual Fair Play Award. Head over to MLSsoccer.com for the complete list of award finalists. Read More
The Crew 17 hours ago
2014 Crew Goal of the Year: First Round, Match-Up D

2014 Crew Goal of the Year: First Round, Match-Up D

2014 Crew Goal of the Year voting continues today in First Round Match-Up D as a pair of equalizers are up for polling. Hector Jimenezs stoppage-time leveler against D.C. United is up against Ethan Finlays chip to draw Real Salt Lake. Fans have until midnight on Thursday, November 20 to vote between the two goals. The Semifinal Round will be unveiled on Friday, November 21. April 19: Jimenez equalizer vs. D.C. United Read More

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