12:25 AM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015
Columbus Dispatch 6 hours ago

Soccer | Crew's Cedrick Mabwati eager to get started

Cedrick Mabwati will get America’s best first impression in his first visit to the country. On the nation's independence day, the new Crew SC midfielder was unveiled at Mapfre Stadium in advance of a home game against the New York Red Bulls. When the Congo native arrived in town on Friday, after having spent his entire professional career playing in Spain, it marked the first time he had been to the United States.
Columbus Dispatch 17 hours ago

Game preview: Crew vs. Red Bulls

Both teams are coming off midweek U.S. Open Cup games, although the Red Bulls expended more energy in their Wednesday win over the New York Cosmos than did the Crew in a Tuesday loss to Orlando City SC. New York has pulled itself out of a rough stretch with consecutive league wins, and the Crew is in search of its second winning streak of the season. There will be goals to be had on both sides, but the Crew might be in a bit better condition to come away with a win.
Boston Herald 22 hours ago

Revs look to stop slide at FC Dallas

FOXBORO — As Revolution coach Jay Heaps was concluding his postgame remarks in the wake of last Saturday’s disappointing 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, he said: “These are the times when you have to stick to your process.”That defeat, which came with the Revs playing much of the game undermanned after defender Andrew Farrell received a red-card ejection for “denying a scoring opportunity,” ended the team’s 17-game (11-0-6) home unbeaten streak.
CSN Washington 22 hours ago

Mears' first MLS goal lifts Sounders past United

Tyrone Mears scored in the 88th minute for his first MLS goal, leading the Seattle Sounders to a 1-0 victory over the short-handed D.C. United on Friday night.
Columbus Dispatch 23 hours ago

Major League Soccer: Watching the Crew draws military veterans

A decade ago, James Himes used his military background to lead the boys soccer team at Brookhaven to its first City League championship. Now, after a career as a master fitness trainer for the Army, the 64-year-old Himes will celebrate the country’s independence tonight in the best manner he could imagine: watching Crew SC play the New York Red Bulls at Mapfre Stadium.
Toronto Sun Jul 3, 2015
Chapman's time in the spotlight for TFC

Chapman's time in the spotlight for TFC

Following TFC’s penultimate pre-season match in February, head coach Greg Vanney spoke with the Toronto Sun away from cameras and recorders.
Washington Post Jul 3, 2015

Women’s soccer is no longer a few ‘haves’ and a host of ‘have nots’

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The taut matches and upset scares along the American team’s troublesome path to Sunday’s World Cup championship game illustrate the evolving landscape of women’s soccer and the challenge faced by the United States to remain a dominant force. Read full article >>
Washington Post Jul 3, 2015

FIFA women’s World Cup: Defense will fuel U.S. win over Japan

The U.S. women’s national soccer team enters the Women’s World Cup final as the favorite. While Japan scraped by England on a heart-breaking stoppage-time own-goal in the semifinals, the United States dominated favored Germany. Japan has more than enough of a quality track record, including defeating a similarly favored United States side in the 2011 World Cup final, to be a formidable opponent. But the United States still holds an advantage based on play in the knockout rounds.Read full article >>
Columbus Dispatch Jul 3, 2015

Sports roundup | Crew’s Higuain among four MLS players fined

Federico Higuain of Crew SC was one of four players fined by Major League Soccer on Thursday for recent infractions.
CSN Washington Jul 2, 2015

United, Sounders battle for Supporters Shield positioning

Eastern Conference-leading United finish up their road trip with an important match against the leaders in the Western Conference in Seattle.
Houston Chronicle Jul 2, 2015

Media, others rush to defend England's Bassett after own-goal

With seconds left in a World Cup semifinal, England's Laura Bassett lunged for the ball and accidentally kicked it into her own net. The Women's World Cup is a showcase of the finest players in the world as well as a quadrennial trigger for debate over the treatment of women's sports - by fans and the media. England's run to the semifinals captured the attention of the country and its media and exposed the contrasting response to a blunder by a female athlete compared with that of a male player. If we really want men and women's football to be on a level playing field," she wrote, "then we...
Washington Post Jul 2, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United visits depleted Seattle Sounders

Tempting as it is, D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen and his road-weary players will not take much comfort from the Seattle Sounders’ depleted roster ahead of Friday’s match at CenturyLink Field.Forwards Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins, who have combined for 14 of the club’s 24 goals, are not available. Neither is defender Brad Evans and midfielder Marco Pappa, second on Seattle in assists. Osvaldo Alonso, the stalwart defensive midfielder, is questionable with a bum hamstring.Read full article >>

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