4:26 PM EST, Wed December 17, 2014
San Jose Mercury News 56 mins ago

Earthquakes sign forward Steven Lenhart to new contract

San Jose Earthquakes re-sign target forward Steven Lenhart, now hope he stays injury free after playing only 11 games in 2014
Washington Post 1 hour ago

Normalized relations between Cuba and United States could have ‘drastic’ impact on MLB

The normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba will resonate through baseball in a thousand different ways. More dazzling talent will flow into the game. More infrastructure will spring up. More rules and regulations will be drawn up. Most critical, the shady means and dangerous back channels of transporting players from Cuba will cease.Read full article >>
Oregonian 2 hours ago

Portland Timbers to host Simple Invitational on Feb. 22-28

The Simple Invitational will feature the Portland Timbers, Norwegian Tippeligaen club Stabæk, which is coached by former U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Chicago Fire.

District Council approves plan for new D.C. United stadium

It's announcement that has been years in the making, one that many times looked unlikely to ever come: D.C. United is getting its own soccer-specific stadium in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Act of 2014 was approved unanimously on Wednesday for the development of a new, 20,000-25,000-seat stadium for DCU in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest Washington near Nationals Park. The target opening date is set for 2017, and it is hoped that this will be the first of many such announcements up and down the Eastern Seaboard, from Boston to New York. Some...

Blatter to AP: "Surprised" by Garcia resignation

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter tells The Associated Press he is "surprised" by the resignation of Michael Garcia, the American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process. Garcia cited a "lack of leadership" at the top of FIFA in a statement announcing his resignation Wednesday from FIFA's ethics committee.
CSN Washington 4 hours ago

D.C. Council approves new D.C. United stadium

It’s finally official. After much debate the D.C. Council has approved the development of a new soccer stadium for D.C. United.
Washington Post 4 hours ago

Soccer Insider: D.C. United stadium approval improves its playing field in MLS in many ways

And it’s final: @dcunited soccer funding bill passes unanimously. It’s a done deal.D.C. United’s new stadium at Buzzard Point will deliver the game-day experience that most other MLS venues offer. It will provide modern amenities lacking at archaic RFK Stadium, improved sightlines and a proper backdrop for one of the league’s most sophisticated and avid fan bases.Read full article >>

D.C. United stadium approval improves its playing field in MLS in many ways

D.C. United’s new stadium at Buzzard Point will deliver the game-day experience that most other MLS venues offer. It will provide modern amenities lacking at archaic RFK Stadium, improved sightlines and a proper backdrop for one of the league’s most sophisticated and avid fan bases. The 20,000-seat dwelling, unanimously approved by the D.C. Council on […]
The Crew 5 hours ago
Precourt:

Precourt: "We’re going to be a better team coming into 2015”

Anthony Precourt is a busy man. The Investor-Operator of Columbus Crew SC has plenty on his plate, including business deals and sales initiatives. But right now, giving Head Coach and Sporting Director Gregg Berhalter the green light on transfer deals is his priority. Read More

APNewsBreak: Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

GENEVA (AP) — The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings. Garcia also revealed that the FIFA executive committee led by President Sepp Blatter tried to have disciplinary proceedings opened against him in September for "allegedly violating the Code of Ethics through my public comments." In recent months, that changed. Since Garcia and his investigation team submitted their work in early September, clear splits emerged between the prosecutor and...
Denver Post 5 hours ago

APNewsBreak: Michael Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

GENEVA — The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his

Resignation statement from FIFA prosecutor Garcia

For the first two years after my July 2012 appointment as independent Chairman of the FIFA Ethics Committee's Investigatory Chamber, I felt that the Ethics Committee was making real progress in advancing ethics enforcement at FIFA. On September 5, 2014, I and Cornel Borbely, the Deputy Chair of the Investigatory Chamber, sent a "Report on the Inquiry into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup Bidding Process" (the "Report") to the FIFA Ethics Committee's Adjudicatory Chamber. The Executive Committee took no action on this subject during its September 2014 meetings - other than to refer me to the...
Washington Post 6 hours ago

Manchester United is winning, but that won’t last

Manchester United won again on Sunday. It was the club’s sixth consecutive victory, carrying the Red Devils solidly into third place in the English Premier League. After the match, Manager Louis van Gaal sounded less than pleased. It was a 3-0 victory over old rivals Liverpool, but he accentuated the negative.Read full article >>
The Crew 6 hours ago
Poll: What former Columbus standout would you bring back in Stage 2 of Re-Entry?

Poll: What former Columbus standout would you bring back in Stage 2 of Re-Entry?

Stage 2 of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry process takes place Thursday afternoon via teleconference. With only three players selected in Stage 1, expect more activity in Stage 2 as clubs have seven days to extend a bona fide offer to selected players. Should the club and player not come to an agreement after seven days, the club retains the right of first refusal for that player in MLS.  Read More
The Crew 9 hours ago
Meram realizes dream with Iraq, prepares for AFC Asian Cup

Meram realizes dream with Iraq, prepares for AFC Asian Cup

Less than 24 hours after the Black & Gold exited the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs on November 9, Crew SC winger Justin Meram was on a plane headed for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to represent Iraq for the first time in his young career on the heels of a breakout eight-goal, four-assist season in Columbus. Born and raised in Michigan and choosing to represent the country of his parents birth, Meram made his first transatlantic flight unsure of what to expect when he stepped off the plane. Read More

MLS Player News

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    Justin Meram

    Crew SC's Justin Meram earns Iraq National Team call-up for 2015 AFC Asian Cup

  • 1 Steven Lenhart

    Steven Lenhart

    Earthquakes sign forward Steven Lenhart to new contract

  • 1 Landon Donovan

    Landon Donovan

    Good soccer reads: Long winter nights

  • 1 Gregg Berhalter

    Gregg Berhalter

    Precourt: "We’re going to be a better team coming into 2015”

  • 1 Craig Waibel

    Craig Waibel

    Sounders reportedly set to hire Real Salt Lake GM Garth Lagerwey

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