7:12 PM EST, Thu November 27, 2014
Eastern Conference Rumors & News
Boston Herald 19 hours ago
Life as a goalkeeper gets complicated when the DNA of the team focuses on pushing forward and slicing apart the opposition.Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth accepted the proclivities of his team long ago. He understands how it operates. He and his defensive colleagues react accordingly.
New England Revolution Blog | ESPN Boston Nov 26, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The prospect of donning commemorative caps and T-shirts can wait as far as the Revolution are concerned ahead of Saturday's second leg of the Eastern Conference final. Holding a 2-1 aggregate goal lead with a pair of valuable, potentially tie-breaking road goals at their disposal, the Revolution appear to be in good position to advance to their first MLS Cup final in seven years. But they're not going to let those details affect their focus.
Continued from Part I “The rug got pulled out from under me.” That’s how Clark describes his unceremonious exit from Stabaek. “That was the toughest part of the whole adventure.” At the last moment, with the contract ready to be inked, the club opted to sign another goalkeeper. Even for someone as seemingly single-minded and determined as Clark, questions must surely have surfaced? Read More
In some ways, Crew SC defender Michael Parkhurst was tasked with a tall order upon arriving in Columbus for his first campaign at the beginning of the year. A veteran presence on a young team that was in the process of revolutionizing its identity, Parkhurst was called upon to be that rock, the leader of the core that could guide the rest of the squad onto a successful season. Read More
The time has come to vote for your 2014 Columbus Goal of the Year! In the Final Round, Justin Merams stoppage-time winner in Seattle is up against Wil Trapps blast against the Houston Dynamo. The poll below is open on Wednesday, November 26 and closes on Sunday, November 30. The winner will be revealed on Monday, December 1. Read More
Columbus Dispatch Nov 26, 2014
Longtime Crew player Chad Marshall, now with the Seattle Sounders, was named Major League Soccer’s defender of the year for a record third time.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 25, 2014
The Crew has signed a partnership with a new United Soccer Leagues Pro division team, the Austin Aztex, ending its affiliation with the Dayton Dutch Lions after one season.
New England Revolution Blog | ESPN Boston Nov 25, 2014
HARRISON, N.J. -- It's often said that if there's one thing a referee attempts to do during a playoff game, it's to avoid a starring role in the narrative. Unfortunately for Allen Chapman, the spotlight was cast right on him during Sunday's Red Bulls-Revolution playoff clash. After doling out a total of 10 cautions, one of which led to a subsequent suspension for golden boot winner Bradley Wright-Phillips, Chapman became a talking point following the Revolution's 2-1 win over the Red Bulls.
When Gregg Berhalter and the Crew SC brass were deliberating their USL PRO affiliation for the 2015 season, preliminary talks made it clear: the Austin Aztex were the perfect match. Austin, an expansion club in USL PRO for 2015, had a highly successful run in the USLs Premier Development League. The club went a combined 31-7-6 in regular season play since their inaugural 2012 season, appearing in the Southern Conference championship game every season. In 2013, the club was PDL Champions and set attendance records. Read More
Washington Post Nov 25, 2014
I caught up with D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper today to discuss several offseason issues … On forward Fabian Espindola shoving an assistant referee after the season-ending match against New York two weeks ago, Kasper said the club is expecting a suspension beyond the automatic two games for the straight red card. Espindola’s ban would begin at the start of the 2015 regular season and not affect his status for the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals in late February and early March. Read full article >>
Soccer Insider | Washington Post Nov 25, 2014
I caught up with D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper today to discuss several offseason issues … On forward Fabian Espindola shoving an assistant referee after the season-ending match against New York two weeks ago, Kasper said the club is expecting a suspension beyond the automatic two games for the straight red card. Espindola’s ban […]
Tuesday afternoon, Crew SC Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, Brand Ambassador Frankie Hejduk and new signing Kei Kamara helped make some local families Thanksgiving holidays a little more special. Read More
Columbus Crew SC announced today that it is hosting its second annual College Combine event, bringing in a group of draft-eligible college players for an evaluation of some of the top young talent in the region ahead of the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. The event is being run by Crew SC’s First Team technical staff on Sunday, December 14 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at The Ohio State University. Read More
Voting for the 2014 Goal of the Year Semifinal Round is underway! In the second Semifinal match-up, Justin Merams stoppage-time winner in Seattle is up against Hector Jimenezs dramatic equalizer against D.C. Fans have until midnight on Tuesday, November 25 to vote for either of the goals. The Final Round will be unveiled on Wednesday, November 26 and the 2014 Crew SC Goal of the Year will be revealed on Monday, December 1. March 29: Meram winner in Seattle Read More
New England Revolution Blog | ESPN Boston Nov 24, 2014
HARRISON, N.J. -- For the first time since Red Bull Arena opened in 2010, there were smiles on the faces of Revolution players and coaches in the visitors’ locker room. After entering Sunday’s first leg of the Eastern Conference finals winless in each of their last six contests at the Red Bulls’ home park, the Revolution finally emerged victorious after staking a 2-1 win. While plenty of players have come and gone since the Revolution’s first trip to the state-of-the-art stadium, veteran defender Chris Tierney has witnessed each of the team’s successive setbacks.
Eastern Conference Player News
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