11:07 AM EST, Sat January 31, 2015

Union staff, players react to CBA deal

Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union announced a new five-year collective bargaining agreement this afternoon.
Boston Herald 53 mins ago

Joan Agudelo returns to New England Revolution

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Juan Agudelo has returned to the New England Revolution after a one-year absence.The Revolution said Friday the 22-year-old American forward had re-signed with Major League Soccer.New England acquired Agudelo from Chivas USA in May 2013, and he scored seven goals in 14 regular-season games.Agudelo signed with Stoke of England's Premier League after the expiration of his MLS contract. He was denied a British work permit and spent the second half of last season in the Netherlands with Utrecht, where he scored three goals in 14 games.
Toronto Sun 11 hours ago
Toronto FC expected to get Sebastian Giovinco prior to MLS season

Toronto FC expected to get Sebastian Giovinco prior to MLS season

Just when you thought the Reds couldn’t do anything else to one-up what has been a stunning off-season, they do something like this.

D.C. United draws with Orlando City, 1-1, in MLS preseason opener

D.C. United opened the preseason schedule Friday night with a 1-1 draw against MLS expansion club Orlando City at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. In the first of six tuneups before the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals begin in four weeks, Chris Pontius put United ahead in the 14th minute with a glancing header to the […]
Washington Post 14 hours ago

Soccer Insider: D.C. United draws with Orlando City, 1-1, in MLS preseason opener

D.C. United opened the preseason schedule Friday night with a 1-1 draw against MLS expansion club Orlando City at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.In the first of six tuneups before the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals begin in four weeks, Chris Pontius put United ahead in the 14th minute with a glancing header to the far corner off Taylor Kemp‘s cross from the left flank. Carlos Rivas scored the equalizer in the 68th minute on a 22-yard free kick past goalkeeper Diego Restrepo, a former University of Virginia star attempting to earn a roster spot.Read full article >>
The Crew 23 hours ago

Cedrick acquisition gives Crew SC another ascending international mainstay

What do Waylon Francis, Romain Gall, Emanuel Pogatetz, Ben Swanson, Kei Kamara, Kristinn Steindorsson, and Cedrick Mabwati have in common? Aside from all being acquired by Crew SC Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter since his arrival in Columbus, all seven players have experience at the international level, whether within the youth ranks or with the senior National Team. While not necessarily a requirement to be on the Black & Golds radar, Berhalter naturally values the experience and development that can come with international play. Read More
Columbus Dispatch 23 hours ago

Soccer: Crew acquires Congo midfielder Cedrick Mabwati

Crew SC has acquired Democratic Republic of the Congo midfielder Cedrick Mabwati. Mabwati, 22, will join the Crew during the summer after he completes his season with Spanish second-division club Osasuna.

Agudelo gives Revs a top scoring threat

What’s the best way to fill the void left by the departure of a star player? The Revolution came up with an answer to that quandary on Friday: Bring him back. Fourteen months after he waved goodbye to Foxborough for what proved to be an ill-fated European journey, dynamic striker Juan Agudelo returned to the Revolution by signing a multi-year deal that will reportedly run through 2018. The addition of Agudelo immediately gives the Revolution offense something it's lacked since his departure: a true back-to-goal striker who is both physically imposing and tactically sound, a rare...
The Crew Jan 30, 2015
Columbus Crew SC's community relations and charitable arm evolve as

Columbus Crew SC's community relations and charitable arm evolve as "Give Forward" and the Columbus Crew SC Foundation

Columbus Crew SC today announced that the clubs community initiatives are being organized under a new platform titled Give Forward. Formerly Dare to Care, the new platform of Give Forward will continue the clubs commitment to serving challenged youth, encouraging healthy and positive lifestyles, honoring the military and keeping Columbus beautiful.   Read More
The Crew Jan 30, 2015
Crew SC Acquires Cedrick Mabwati

Crew SC Acquires Cedrick Mabwati

Columbus Crew SC today announced that the club has acquired Cedrick Mabwati (SEHD-rick Ma-BWAH-ti), commonly known as Cedrick. An attacking threat, Cedrick has spent his entire professional career playing in Spain. Via a transfer, Crew SC has acquired Cedrick from Real Betis in Spain, and he will spend the remainder of his loan with Second Division side Osasuna this spring before joining the Black & Gold this summer following the conclusion of Osasuna’s campaign. Per club and MLS policy, additional details of the deal were not disclosed. Read More
Toronto Sun Jan 29, 2015
TFC adds French midfielder Cheyrou

TFC adds French midfielder Cheyrou

Toronto FC added another veteran to the mix on Thursday, signing French midfielder Benoit Cheyrou.

MLS, U.S. Soccer officially announce new TV deal with ESPN, Fox, Univision

At 1 p.m. Monday, MLS commissioner Don Garber and U.S. Soccer Federation CEO Dan Flynn will officially unveil the two organizations' newest media rights agreements.

D.C. United news and notes

I caught up with D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper on Thursday to discuss a variety of topics … *Kasper returned Tuesday night from Italy, where he spent four days meeting with counterparts at Inter Milan, the Serie A club with which United has a partnership agreement and mutual benefactor (Erick Thohir). The organizations meet […]
Washington Post Jan 29, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United news and notes

I caught up with D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper on Thursday to discuss a variety of topics …*Kasper returned Tuesday night from Italy, where he spent four days meeting with counterparts at Inter Milan, the Serie A club with which United has a partnership agreement and mutual benefactor (Erick Thohir). The organizations meet twice annually. Thohir was in Milan during this gathering and attended Inter’s 1-0 home defeat to Torino.Read full article >>
The Crew Jan 29, 2015
Black & Gold Bullets: January 29

Black & Gold Bullets: January 29

Wil Trapp made his debut for the U.S. Men’s National Team last night as the U.S. fell to Chile, 3-2. Trapp is now the eighth player under contract for the Black & Gold to feature in a senior level international match. Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch reviews Wil’s appearance as well as some of the reaction received on social media. Read More

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