4:17 PM EST, Tue December 18, 2018
Pro Soccer USA 21 hours ago

New FC Dallas coach Luchi Gonzalez: ‘If you’re stagnant, you die’

Watching Atlanta United lift the MLS Cup earlier this month was painful for Luchi Gonzalez. He watched with his family, his son jumping around on his lap.  He wished it was FC Dallas hoisting the trophy under a shower of confetti. “That hurt me,” Gonzalez said during a Monday news conference to formally introduce him […] The post New FC Dallas coach Luchi Gonzalez: ‘If you’re stagnant, you die’ appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Once A Metro 22 hours ago
Official: MLS adopts USL playoff format

Official: MLS adopts USL playoff format

MLS is changing its playoff format, moving to a structure that looks very similar to USL’s current post-season tournament. A tradition almost as old as MLS itself is the changing of MLS playoff formats. This will be the ninth playoff format in 24 MLS seasons. (Some changes were more drastic than others.) https://t.co/2HwJw5eiz7— Paul Carr (@PaulCarr) December 17, 2018 As tipped by Miki Turner for The Athletic in November - and treated pretty much as an open secret by the league ever since Turner got the jump on its official announcement - MLS has decided it is time for another...
SportsDay 22 hours ago
MLS announces playoff changes for 2019

MLS announces playoff changes for 2019

Major League Soccer has announced changes to the playoff format for the 2019 season, with a more compact schedule and an increase to 14 teams entering the postseason.The 2019 regular season will begin on March 2 and end on October 6. MLS Cup takes place a month earlier than usual, with a November 10 final set. The playoffs, which has straddled the November FIFA international window, will be reduced from 38 days to 23. The regular season finale will be followed by the October FIFA window, while MLS Cup is now slotted in at the last available day before the November FIFA dates.As of 2019, each...
MLS Multiplex 22 hours ago

Houston Dynamo: DaMarcus Beasley must be signed soon

Houston Dynamo firmed up the players for the CONCACAF Champions League starting in February. They’re still missing one important person for a vital spot: DaMarcus Beasley. Options on 10 players got picked up by Houston Dynamo for the 2019 season:       M Eric Bird       M Juan David Cabezas     […] Houston Dynamo: DaMarcus Beasley must be signed soon - MLS Multiplex - MLS Multiplex - Major League Soccer | MLS News, Rumors, Updates, and More
Pro Soccer USA 22 hours ago

Houston Dynamo acquire defender Chris Duvall from Montreal Impact

The Houston Dynamo sent their natural third-round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft to the Montreal Impact for defender Chris Duvall, the club announced Monday. Duvall, 27, primarily plays as a right back. He spent the past two seasons with the Impact, starting in 39 of 42 games played. He made 14 starts in 15 appearances […] The post Houston Dynamo acquire defender Chris Duvall from Montreal Impact appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
The Denver Post 23 hours ago
MLS shortens season by month, goes to all-knockout playoffs

MLS shortens season by month, goes to all-knockout playoffs

Major League Soccer is shortening its season by a month, going to single-elimination playoffs and scheduling the 2019 MLS Cup final for Nov. 10 in its earliest finish since 2002.
Sounder At Heart 23 hours ago
Seattle Reign acquire Darian Jenkins from North Carolina

Seattle Reign acquire Darian Jenkins from North Carolina

With the trade, Seattle gives up its only remaining pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft. Seattle Reign FC has acquired forward Darian Jenkins in a trade with the North Carolina Courage. In return, Seattle sent the Courage the 9th overall pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft. Jenkins, 23, is a graduate of UCLA, where she scored 29 goals in 76 appearances for the Bruins. Her college career was cut short when she fractured her fibula in a brutal injury toward the end of her senior season. At the time, Jenkins was leading the Pac-12 with seven goals, five game-winning goals, and 17 points. She...
Sounder At Heart Dec 17, 2018
MLS formally adopts single-elimination playoff format for 2019

MLS formally adopts single-elimination playoff format for 2019

Playoffs will expand to 14 teams, but be a tighter calendar. The leaks all turned out to be true: the MLS Cup Playoffs will adopt a single-elimination format for the 2019 season, expand to 14 teams and be condensed into a calendar that can be played between international breaks. The only previously unknown detail is that the two seven-team brackets will be fixed as opposed to being reseeded after each round. ▪️ Single-game rounds▪️ All between Oct/Nov FIFA breaks▪️ Rewards regular-season successOur new @Audi #MLSCupPlayoffs format: https://t.co/stSKmmToih...
Waking The Red Dec 17, 2018
MLS adopts new playoff format: What that means for Toronto FC

MLS adopts new playoff format: What that means for Toronto FC

The playoffs will look very different next season. After heavy rumours over the past few weeks, MLS confirmed today that they’ll be changing the playoff structure from the 2019 season onward, with changes intended to accommodate league growth and shorten the playoff calendar. Starting next year, 14 (rather than 12) teams will make the playoffs, with only the top seed in each conference getting a bye through the first round. The tournament will now follow a single-elimination format throughout (rather than its current two-legged format in the conference semi-finals and finals), with the...
Pro Soccer USA Dec 17, 2018

MLS announces new playoff format for 2019 season

Major League announced a new playoff structure for the 2019 season that shortens the length of the season and rewards the best teams in the regular season with home playoff games in single-leg matchups.  The 2019 MLS playoffs will start after the October international window on Oct. 19 and end before the FIFA break in […] The post MLS announces new playoff format for 2019 season appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Front Row Soccer Dec 17, 2018
NEW LOOK PLAYOFFS: Single-game elimination for MLS in 2019

NEW LOOK PLAYOFFS: Single-game elimination for MLS in 2019

Major League Soccer Monday announced it will adopt a new single-elimination playoff structure beginning in 2019.    Source: Front Row Soccer The post NEW LOOK PLAYOFFS: Single-game elimination for MLS in 2019 appeared first on Front Row Soccer.
Pro Soccer USA Dec 17, 2018

Dave Sarachan hired as head coach of USL’s North Carolina FC

After a brief run with the U.S. men’s national team, Dave Sarachan will coach a club team again. United Soccer League Championship side North Carolina FC announced Monday that Sarachan will be its new head coach. “I am very excited to be joining NCFC as its head coach,” Sarachan said in a statement from the […] The post Dave Sarachan hired as head coach of USL’s North Carolina FC appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Once A Metro Dec 17, 2018
New York Red Bulls II get 2016 USL Cup final re-match for 2019 home opener

New York Red Bulls II get 2016 USL Cup final re-match for 2019 home opener

NYRB II doesn’t really have a squad for 2019 yet, but it does have its first opponent of the new season lined up. Remember the 2016 USL Cup Final? Ryan Meara, Aaron Long, Derrick Etienne, Tyler Adams, Ben Mines, Florian Valot, and Vincent Bezecourt surely do - since they all played in the 5-1 win over Swope Park Rangers that capped an incredible season for New York Red Bulls II. And the match included one magnificent slapstick goal that should never leave the memory of anyone who witnessed it. It’s possible that one or two from the II-team’s USL Cup winning roster might feature for...
Sounder At Heart Dec 17, 2018
Brad Evans announces retirement

Brad Evans announces retirement

Former Sounders midfielder spent most of last year battling injuries. Brad Evans formally announced his retirement on Monday, calling an end to a career that spanned 12 MLS seasons, featuring eight major trophies and 27 United States national team caps. The bulk of Evans’ career was spent with the Sounders, where he helped lead the team to the playoffs in each of his nine seasons and helped them win four U.S. Open Cups, a Supporters’ Shield and a MLS Cup. Evans finishes with 28 goals and 31 assists in 255 MLS appearances. “The last 12 years have been an absolute privilege, and there...
Once A Metro Dec 17, 2018
Chivas bounced out of 2018 Club World Cup

Chivas bounced out of 2018 Club World Cup

The reigning CONCACAF champion will not be this year’s World Champion club. Chivas de Guadalajara started and finished its bid for the 2018 Club World Cup with a 3-2 loss to Kashima Antlers in Al Ain, UAE, on December 15. Chivas started the game well, taking the lead in the third minute thanks to Angel Zaldivar. But the second half belonged to Kashima Antlers. Ryoto Nagaki equalized in the 49th minute; Serginho put the 2018 AFC Champions League champ ahead in the 69th minute; Hiroki Abe piled on a third goal for the J-League club in the 84th minute. A stoppage-time own goal off the...

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