9:33 PM EDT, Fri August 22, 2014
Tacoma News-Tribune 1 hour ago

Yedlin’s rising star drawing more attention of all kinds

The Sounders defender was booed at Salt Lake and singled out for error against the Earthquakes.
Chicago Sun-Times 2 hours ago

Fire seeking spark from forward Robert Earnshaw

The never-ending Jermaine Jones saga has overshadowed much of what has happened to the Fire in the last few weeks. Each news item and piece of discussion about the Fire has focused on how Jones would or wouldn’t help fix one of their many deficiencies. But whether Jones eventually finds himself at Toyota Park or not, the Fire need to figure out a way to address one of their most glaring  issues: scoring. When the Fire play Saturday at Toronto, they’ll be trying...

NWSL playoffs open busy time for women's soccer

In the space of about a week, 10 players from the U.S. team wrapped up the regular season with their National Women's Soccer League teams, got together for an international friendly against Switzerland, and now face off in the NWSL playoffs.

New RSL striker Sebastian Jaime arrives in Salt Lake

Dell Loy Hansen stood near the base of the escalator, a few feet away from the baggage claim area inside Terminal 2 at Salt Lake City International Airport Friday morning. Off to his right were two families welcoming home LDS missionaries, balloons in hands with an elongated, yellow sign patched with smiley faces and warm words. It was 10:06 a.m. The flight carrying Real Salt Lake’s newest Designated Player had landed from Atlanta. Hansen and other RSL front-office staffers religiously scanned...

Good Western match — RSL at Dallas — on tonight

Just a reminder that a very good Western Conference match — RSL at Dallas — is on NBCSN tonight. RSL is even with the Sounders in the MLS points race, while Dallas looms three points behind and therefore would make it a three-way tie atop the Western Conference with a win tonight. Here’s a preview from the league; and below, a brief overview from the network: NBCSN’s coverage of Major League Soccer continues Friday, August 22 at 9 p.m. ET when FC Dallas host Real Salt Lake at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Western Conference powerhouse Real … Read more »

No act: Tom Hanks wants sod for Women's World Cup

The actor is adding his voice to those protesting the use of artificial turf for the six Canadian venues. Forty international players recently wrote to FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association threatening legal action. In Toronto this month, FIFA President Sepp Blatter lauded the quality of today's artificial turf.

Sounders on CCL, Rosales trade, 49ers’ turf

A wide range of subjects came up today after Sounders training, including CONCACAF Champions League, the trade of former Sounder Mauro Rosales to Vancouer, and the 49ers replacing the turf at Levi’s Stadium, where the Sounders played the inaugural game Aug. 2. Some highlights: COACH SIGI SCHMID on GM Adrian Hanauer stressing the club wants to return to the CCL and win it: “The team misses that competition. You complain about the travel and everything else, but certainly the players like to play in the competition because they know what it ultimately leads to. But we know … Read...
Yedlin says Cato criticism was correct; RSL boos show passion for soccer

Yedlin says Cato criticism was correct; RSL boos show passion for soccer

After picking up a yellow card at Real Salt Lake last week, Sounders right back DeAndre Yedlin was booed every time he touched the ball. And after Cordell Cado assisted San Jose’s tying goal Wednesday, he attributed it to Yedlin backing off of him. We spoke to Yedlin about both incidents, especially if they somehow reflect his higher profile now that he has made the U.S. national team, is a two-time MLS All-Star and has signed a transfer agreement to Tottenham of the EPL. On the Earthquakes’ goal and Cato’s comment: I gave him too much space, and he … Read more »

Sounders personnel move missed, still looking

The Sounders are off the training pitch for another day. Not a great deal of new news. Here’s some of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say about the health of his club, which visits Portland on Sunday. “(Pineda) trained today, so we’ll see how he came through training today. … (Alonso and Dempsey) just went through regen today.” Schmid also had an intriguing answer when asked about any potential roster moves before MLS rosters freese Sept. 15. “We’re always looking,” he said. “We were close on something. It didn’t come off, but we’re still looking.”
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

Erick Torres of Chivas USA to play for Mexico in friendly against Chile

Chivas USA star Erick 'Cubo' Torres has been selected to the Mexican national team by coach Miguel Herrera for its soccer friendly against Chile on Sept. 6 at Levi's Stadium

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