7:44 AM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014
Eastern Conference Rumors & News
New England Revolution Blog | ESPN Boston 13 hours ago
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As deserving as he was for a national team call-up, Lee Nguyen said Wednesday that he wasn't surprised he didn't hear from U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann ahead of last week's friendly versus Honduras. Despite leading all pure midfielders in MLS with 17 goals and scoring a league-best eight game-winning goals, Nguyen said that with his team looking to lock up second place, he wasn't expecting to get the call for Klinsmann. "I knew it was a long shot," Nguyen said.
The Crew 19 hours ago
It took discipline and tactical precision for the Crew to close out the 3-1 victory over the Red Bulls on Sunday, traits that were on display for Aaron Schoenfelds second goal of the afternoon in the 80th minute that put the match away. Read More
CSN Washington 23 hours ago
The quality of depth on United’s roster came through in a 1-0 win to finish the group stage of the Champions League with a perfect 4-0 record.
The Crew Oct 22, 2014
Thirty-three matches have not been enough to cement the Crews position in the Eastern Conference, although it has been enough to guarantee it an MLS Cup Playoff spot. To that end, where and who the Crew will play in the Playoffs is entirely up for grabs. The Black & Gold can still finish anywhere between third and fifth, although their odds of capturing at least the fourth seed dramatically increased following last weekends dream situation of a win over New York and a Sporting Kansas City loss at Philadelphia. Here is the relevant portion of the standings: Read More
Columbus Dispatch Oct 22, 2014
Aaron Schoenfeld is hoping for an extended encore to one of the greatest weeks of his life. The Crew forward scored two goals in a game for the first time in his Major League Soccer career on Sunday in a 3-1 win against the New York Red Bulls. Exactly one week before, Schoenfeld proposed to his girlfriend of six years, Rachel Saunders, on the bridge at Creekside Gahanna.
Washington Post Oct 22, 2014
In the process of closing out CONCACAF Champions League group play with a perfect record, D.C. United also secured one of the top three seeds in next spring’s quarterfinals. United had already secured passage to the next stage, and with a 1-0 victory at Tauro in Panama City, the MLS club won its fourth consecutive match to climb the seeding chart. Read full article >>
Soccer Insider | Washington Post Oct 22, 2014
In the process of closing out CONCACAF Champions League group play with a perfect record, D.C. United also secured one of the top three seeds in next spring’s quarterfinals. United had already secured passage to the next stage, and with a 1-0 victory at Tauro in Panama City, the MLS club won its fourth consecutive […]
Washington Post Oct 21, 2014
D.C. United defeated Tauro FC, 1-0, Tuesday in Panama City to cap a perfect group-stage campaign in the CONCACAF Champions League and secure a top-four seed in next spring’s quarterfinals. United (4-0-0) had clinched first place in the group last month and, with the MLS season taking priority, sent a secondary roster to the finale against Tauro (0-4-0). Read full article >>
Houston Chronicle Oct 21, 2014
On one end of the spectrum are coaches with experience leading English Premier League clubs and national teams, Canetti said, declining to divulge the candidates at this time. Canetti has specific requirements for the candidates he will interview for the franchise's first technical director-general manager position and then for the vacant coach's job. The technical director/GM must have experience in a similar role in Major League Soccer, a single-entity league with a salary cap and multiple drafts. Someone might be a great soccer mind and have wide, vast experience, but if they don't know...
Washington Post Oct 21, 2014
Half of D.C. United’s roster is in Panama today for the CONCACAF Champions League group finale. The other half, including all of the usual starters, are in Washington. Having already secured a quarterfinal berth, United sent 13 reserves and an MLS pool goalkeeper to face Tauro FC in a match that is inconsequential aside from improving D.C.’s seeding in the knockout round. With the playoffs approaching, Ben Olsen made the prudent decision to keep his regulars at home. At this point, maintaining a training rhythm without mid-week interruption and avoiding injury and long-distance travel...
Soccer Insider | Washington Post Oct 21, 2014
Half of D.C. United’s roster is in Panama today for the CONCACAF Champions League group finale. The other half, including all of the usual starters, are in Washington. Having already secured a quarterfinal berth, United sent 13 reserves and an MLS pool goalkeeper to face Tauro FC in a match that is inconsequential aside from […]
The Crew Oct 21, 2014
CLINCHED 1. D.C. United — 58 pts. | 2-1 win versus Chicago Fire; Week 33: at Montreal Impact D.C. United locked down the top seed in the Eastern Conference following its home victory against Chicago. The Black-and-Red are set to face the winner of the Knockout Round match in the Conference Semifinals. 2. New England Revolution — 52 pts. | 2-1 win at Houston Dynamo; Week 33: versus Toronto FC Read More
The Crew Oct 20, 2014
The Crew defeated the New York Red Bulls by a 3-1 final on Sunday afternoon. The victory snapped New York’s nine-match home unbeaten streak. Read More