4:44 AM EST, Tue December 10, 2013
MLS Rumors & News
Seattle Times 5 hours ago
Fan favorites Michael Gspurning, Steve Zakuani and Mauro Rosales may have played their last games for Sounders FC.
Real Salt Lake Blog | Salt Lake Tribune 5 hours ago
One by one, members of Real Salt Lake shuffled into the downtown office Monday night preparing to put an official end to the 2013 Major League Soccer season. Players walked in and out for their end-of-year physicals marking the final act of this particular group, one that turned heads, finished with 56 regular-season points, a Western Conference title, and ultimately, lost in a whirlwind of a finale in Saturday’s MLS Cup final at Sporting Park. The marathon penalty-kick shootout which reached ...
Blogging the Dynamo | Houston Chronicle 6 hours ago
Brace yourself for some disappointing news, male soccer fans. Alex Morgan, a forward for the U.S. Women’s National Team has announced her engagement to Dynamo midfielder Servando Carrasco. Carrasco, 25, and Morgan, 24, have dated since their college days at Cal-Berkley. Couldn’t be happier. #lifeisgood pic.twitter.com/CQmDiGkvXm — Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) December 10, 2013
Seattle Times 6 hours ago
Here it is: @Q13Fox and @JOEtvSeattle is now the home of the @SoundersFC, starting March next year! 21 games on our air!! — Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) December 10, 2013 Here is a tweet from Aaron Levine of Q13 Fox. No other news is available at this time, but I suspect we might hear something
Soccer Insider | Washington Post 8 hours ago
Finishing with the fewest points in MLS does have its benefits. Such as picking first in all drafts and sitting atop the allocation order and other acquisition mechanisms. First up for three-win D.C. United: the re-entry draft. The first stage is Thursday, the second next Wednesday. Both will begin at 3 p.m. ET. In the […]
Washington Post 8 hours ago
Finishing with the fewest points in MLS does have its benefits. Such as picking first in all drafts and sitting atop the allocation order and other acquisition mechanisms. First up for three-win D.C. United: the re-entry draft. Read full article >>
Oregonian 9 hours ago
The Portland Timbers started the process of determining their 2014 MLS roster by announcing several player moves to add to the 12 players that were already signed for 2014. While nine players will return after their options were picked up, four were not retained while the Timbers continue negotiations with six others to potentially add them to the roster.
Toronto Sun 9 hours ago
Toronto FC’s first off-season piece fell into place on Monday when the Reds announced a deal with FC Dallas to bring Brazilian midfielder Jackson to BMO Field.
Oregonian 9 hours ago
The Portland Timbers exercised 2014 contract options on nine players Monday, while declining their options on two players and waiving two players.
Sounders FC Blog | Seattle Times 9 hours ago
MLS has released the list of players available in the upcoming Re-Entry Draft, and it included some notable Sounders. The five players from Seattle who will be involved are Steve Zakuani, Mauro Rosales, Marc Burch, Josh Ford and Blair Gavin. Zakuani was out of contract, as his rookie deal had expired without an extension, and the team declined the options on the other four. The first stage of the draft is Thursday, when teams have to pay the option price or make a bona fide offer. Typically, there is little action here. The second stage is Dec. 18, when teams can freely negotiate new deals,...
The Goalkeeper | philly.com 10 hours ago
This year's pool of eligible players has quite a bit of talent in it.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10 hours ago
(AP) — The Seattle Sounders have declined the 2014 contract option on goalkeeper Michael Gspurning, leaving the position as a major question going into next season. The Sounders used backup Marcus Hahnemann as their starter for a few games late in the year as Gspurning struggled with consistency.
Salt Lake Tribune 10 hours ago
Let the off-season begin. Two days after losing in a penalty shootout in the MLS Cup final to Sporting Kansas City, Real Salt Lake said Monday it has declined options on midfielder Yordany Alvarez, defender Brandon McDonald, goalkeeper Josh Saunders and midfielder Khari Stephenson. All four players will be made eligible for Thursday’s MLS Re-Entry Draft. The first stage of the Re-Entry Draft, in which RSL will select 18th out of the 19 MLS teams, is scheduled for Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. MDT, as clubs ...
Sounders FC Blog | Seattle Times 10 hours ago
The first casualty of the Sounders FC offseason is a big one, and not just because it involves someone 6 foot 5. Seattle announced through a team spokesman Monday that it will not pick up the contract option on Michael Gspurning, meaning the Sounders are moving on without the well-liked goalkeeper. The move comes as a shock but perhaps not a huge surprise. Gspurning made $285,000 in guaranteed compensation last season and wasn't the clear-cut starter at the end. Backup Marcus Hahnemann, who has indicated he'll be back in 2014, started three of the final six games of the year (two by coach's...
Sounders Insider | Tacoma News-Tribune 10 hours ago
Looks like the Sounders may be in the market for a new goalkeeper. The Sounders announced Monday they have declined the contract option on Michael Gspurning. Gspurning, 32, was the team’s primary keeper the last two seasons. In 2012, he was first in the MLS with 0.73 goals against average, the third-best GAA in league history. He became first goalkeeper from outside the CONCACAF region to lead MLS in GAA, and finished third in MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS Newcomer of the Year. In 2013, his GAA ballooned to 1.27 and was replaced in the lineup after giving … Read more »
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