9:10 PM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014
Seattle Times 57 mins ago

Sounders expected a break for World Cup, but not now

News came Thursday from U.S. Soccer that MLS will enter the U.S. Open Cup in mid-June, the same time as the World Cup in Brazil.
Seattle Times 1 hour ago

Sounders FC vs. Colorado, injury report

SOUNDERS FC --- OUT: F Kevin Parsemain (ACL surgery); D Damion Lowe (L hip surgery). QUESTIONABLE: D Leo Gonzalez (R hamstring strain).

Joseph thrilled to be back where he started

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Shalrie Joseph didn’t know if he’d ever get the chance to return to the Revolution after his trade to Chivas USA two summers ago. But now that he’s back, he couldn’t be happier. A day after the Revolution selected him in the Waiver Draft, Joseph spoke about his return to the club where he not only made his name as a player, but etched his name into the record books. “I’ve been practicing with the guys for a couple of days now,” Joseph said.
Denver Post 3 hours ago
Rapids rookie Jared Watts gaining experience, confidence

Rapids rookie Jared Watts gaining experience, confidence

The 22-year-old second-round SuperDraft pick out of Wake Forest has shown a willingness to step in wherever and whenever his club needs him, notching his first two career MLS starts with the Rapids.
Denver Post 4 hours ago
Clint Dempsey who? Rapids say they don't prepare for one player

Clint Dempsey who? Rapids say they don't prepare for one player

"There's no player in this league that we prepare for," Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni said in regards to the Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey. "We prepare for teams ... we don't want to change for anyone."
Oregonian 4 hours ago

Portland Timbers to begin play in U.S. Open Cup in June

The Portland Timbers will begin play in the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in June.

Clint Dempsey: 'Confidence plays an important role in the team's chemistry.'

Sounders FC's Clint Dempsey spoke with reporters briefly following Thursday's practice. Here is a quick transcript: *     *     * (On the disappointing results at home...) "We're undefeated away from home. That's good. You'd like to be doing a better job at home. The last home game we had was a little bit tricky in terms of there was some confusion on one of the plays toward the end, but it's a long season and you can always try to figure those things out. But we're feeling good, we're in a good rhythm and we're showing character in the games we've been playing as of late. So it's...

Schmid unhappy Open Cup fills MLS schedule break

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid was not happy to see that MLS teams will be entering the U.S. Open Cup competition during what was expected to be a three-week break in the league schedule. “The Open Cup comes right at the point when we’re supposed to have off time from MLS,” he said. “So it’s a situation for us where hopefully the games will get scheduled — the game that we play the first time – around June 10 or 11, so we can actually give our players a little bit of time off. If they got all excited because they … Read more »

Sigi Schmid not happy with Open Cup starting for MLS teams during World Cup break

As noted earlier on the blog, the schedule for the 2014 U.S. Open Cup was released by U.S. Soccer on Thursday. MLS teams enter the tournament June 10-18, which is during the league's supposed break for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Not much of a break then, is it? That was coach Sigi Schmid's argument when asked about the issue after practice. "Don't get me started on that," Schmid said, interrupting the question before it was finished. "The Open Cup comes right at the time when we're supposed to have off time from MLS," he then continued following the question. "It's a situation for us that...

Local lower-division teams drawn in U.S. Open Cup

The U.S. Soccer Federation has announced the schedule and format for this year's U.S. Open Cup, and a local amateur team will be part of the first round of competition.

U.S. Open Cup details released, MLS teams enter field June 10-18

U.S. Soccer has released details on the 2014 U.S. Open Cup, the early rounds of which are set to begin May 7. Jumping ahead to the good stuff, MLS teams enter the field June 10-18 as Sounders FC will be looking to claim a fourth trophy in six years. The 101st edition of the tournament will have a record 80 teams (42 amateur, 38 professional), breaking last year's mark of 68. In another new wrinkle, many MLS teams will play their first games on a weekend, an opportunity provided by a leaguewide break for the early stages of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Quick notes: the winner gets $250,000,...
The Crew 8 hours ago
Crew partners with Columbus favorite Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Crew partners with Columbus favorite Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

COLUMBUS – The Columbus Crew today announced that the club has partnered with Columbus sweet treat favorite Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, highlighted by Crew Stadium set to serve the products at all concession stands throughout the regular-season. The deal is the first sports-specific sponsorship for the Columbus-based company that has expanded to include stores in Cleveland, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta and Charleston.  Read More

MLS Player News

  • 3 Clint Dempsey

    Clint Dempsey

    Clint Dempsey who? Rapids say they don't prepare for one player

  • 1 Shalrie Joseph

    Shalrie Joseph

    Joseph thrilled to be back where he started

  • 1 Pablo Mastroeni

    Pablo Mastroeni

    Clint Dempsey who? Rapids say they don't prepare for one player

  • 1 Leo Gonzalez

    Leo Gonzalez

    Sounders FC vs. Colorado, injury report

  • 1 Jared Watts

    Jared Watts

    Rapids rookie Jared Watts gaining experience, confidence

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