10:05 PM EST, Mon March 02, 2015
Oregonian 39 mins ago

Portland Timbers midfielder Ben Zemanski undergoes surgery to repair a ruptured ACL

Portland Timbers midfielder Ben Zemanski has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee. He is expected to miss at least five months.
Columbus Dispatch 45 mins ago

Crew to announce new name for its stadium

The first soccer-specific stadium in the United States is set for a new name. Crew SC will announce Tuesday its first stadium-naming rights partner, putting a new name on Crew Stadium. Team officials declined to identify the partner, but just one name has been spotted in mock-ups plastered around the stadium: Mapfre Insurance, a Spanish company that has expanded into the U.S. in recent years. On Oct. 27, several banners welcoming fans to “Mapfre Stadium” were spotted hanging at the south end of the stadium. Through a spokesman that day, the Crew issued a statement — “We remain active...
Oregonian 1 hour ago

Portland Timbers 1, Chicago Fire 1: Three things from Portland's draw (video)

The Portland Timbers drew 1-1 with the Chicago Fire in their second 2015 Simple Invitational match at Providence Park in front of a crowd of 10,417.
Oregonian 2 hours ago

Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers heads to Washington, D.C. for continued CBA negotiations

Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers is in Washington, D.C. representing the Timbers at the continued collective bargaining agreement negotiations. The MLS Players Union and the league will meet on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday as they try to reach an agreement before the start of the season on Friday.
Oregonian 2 hours ago

Portland Timbers will unveil new primary jersey during Tuesday night event

The Portland Timbers will unveil their new primary jersey during a private event at the Exchange Ballroom on Tuesday evening.

Root Sports to air 22 Dynamo games this season

Twenty-two Dynamo games will air this season on Root Sports Southwest, the network and team said Monday. The agreement is for one year and includes every Dynamo game that is not carried by a national television partner, the team said. Games aired last season on Comcast SportsNet Houston, which was purchased out of bankruptcy court […]
Toronto Star 3 hours ago
TFC's first employee living on the wrong side of the British soccer divide: Young

TFC's first employee living on the wrong side of the British soccer divide: Young

"You hear about promotion and relegation, but to live it ..." says Paul Beirne, Brighton's Canadian VP.
Washington Post 4 hours ago

Soccer Insider: Bill Hamid expected to return for D.C. United’s Champions League match

D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid practiced Monday without any problems and, barring an additional setback, should return to the lineup for the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals Wednesday at RFK Stadium.Read full article >>
USL announces leadership changes

USL announces leadership changes

Here’s the report from the league: The United Soccer League today announced a set of senior leadership changes. Tim Holt has elected to resign as USL President to pursue other professional opportunities. Jake Edwards will succeed Holt as USL President. “It is with profound sadness that the USL accepts Tim’s resignation,” CEO Alec Papadakis said. “Tim’s career with the USL has spanned more than 16 years. Most recently, he has been one of the key architects in the USL’s six-year-long transformation into the strong and stable organization that it is today. Tim’s unquestionable...
Washington Post 6 hours ago

Soccer Insider: MLS labor talks enter late stage

As sides in the MLS labor impasse remained locked in negotiations Monday, D.C. United union representative Bobby Boswell said the players have made concessions on key issues.“Our question now is, are they going to make any back toward us?” Boswell said. “The jury is still out on that one.”Read full article >>

Egypt names Cuper from Argentina to lead its soccer team

Cuper takes over a squad that won the African Nations' Cup a record seven times but failed to qualify for the last three editions of the biannual tournament. Egyptian soccer suffered a massive setback when more than 70 soccer fans were killed in post-match violence in 2012.
Columbus Dispatch 10 hours ago

Soccer | Crew: Three draft picks sign

Crew SC has signed draft picks Sergio Campbell, Sagi Lev-Ari and Kalen Ryden in advance of today’s Major League Soccer roster deadline. The signings put the Crew at 28 players under contract with Congo midfielder Cedrick Mabwati set to join the team this summer as the 29th. Rosters were capped at 30 players last year.
Oregonian 10 hours ago

11 questions facing the Portland Timbers as they head into the 2015 season

The Portland Timbers will open their 2015 MLS season on March 7 against Real Salt Lake at Providence Park. Here are 11 questions facing the Timbers as they head into the season.
The Crew 10 hours ago
Black & Gold Bullets: March 2, 2015

Black & Gold Bullets: March 2, 2015

Tuesday will mark a historic day in Columbus Crew SC’s existence, as the home of the Black & Gold will have a new name. The announcement of naming rights will take place at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning. Live coverage of the press conference will be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and streamed online at ColumbusCrewSC.com. Read More
The Crew 10 hours ago
Berhalter bolsters roster with SuperDraft signings ahead of 2015 opener

Berhalter bolsters roster with SuperDraft signings ahead of 2015 opener

Just a few days before it opens the 2015 Major League Soccer campaign in Houston versus the Dynamo, Crew SC added depth to its roster on Monday with the signings of SuperDraft selections Sergio Campbell, Sagi Lev-Ari and Kalen Ryden. Defenders by trade, Campbell and Ryden, as well as a forward in Lev-Ari, bring needed depth to the Black & Gold roster. Each player earned their spot on the Crew SC roster after a grueling two-month preseason, and Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter looks forward to his players development.  Read More

MLS Player News

  • 1 Nat Borchers

    Nat Borchers

    Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers heads to Washington, D.C. for continued CBA negotiations

  • 1 Gregg Berhalter

    Gregg Berhalter

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  • 1 Bobby Boswell

    Bobby Boswell

    Bobby Boswell on MLS's CBA talks as clock winds down starting the 2015 season on time

  • 1 Bill Hamid

    Bill Hamid

    Soccer Insider: Bill Hamid expected to return for D.C. United’s Champions League match

  • 1 Ben Zemanski

    Ben Zemanski

    Portland Timbers midfielder Ben Zemanski undergoes surgery to repair a ruptured ACL

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