11:40 PM EDT, Thu May 05, 2016
Columbus Dispatch 2 hours ago

Soccer | Crew: Defense carries over strong play to this season

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};When a previously leaky Crew SC defense became watertight late last season, it turned a contending team into an MLS Cup finalist. For the most part, the patch job has held up.
Toronto Sun 2 hours ago
TFC hopes to bring back Season 1 atmosphere

TFC hopes to bring back Season 1 atmosphere

Toronto FC’s players will walk into the past on Saturday when they unveil newly renovated BMO Field to fans who have anticipated this home opener since the end of last season.
philly.com May 4, 2016

Union have improved due to depth,confidence

They have played only about 24 percent of their 34-game Major League Soccer schedule, but the Union appear to be a much different team this season.
Washington Post May 4, 2016

MLS suspends D.C. United’s Chris Rolfe for one match

The MLS disciplinary committee has suspended D.C. United attacker Chris Rolfe for one match for a challenge late in the first half of a 1-1 draw at Chicago on Saturday. He will miss this Sunday’s game against New York City FC at RFK Stadium. In announcing the suspension, MLS said Rolfe committed a “serious foul […]
Columbus Dispatch May 3, 2016

Soccer | Crew: Offense getting shots but still mired in puzzling slump

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Crew SC midfielder Federico Higuain cut a solitary figure after an intense practice Tuesday, remaining alone on the training field to send ball after ball toward a net exactly like the ones that have taunted Higuain and his teammates most of the season.
philly.com May 3, 2016

Union still feeling sting of 1-1 draw

Following Saturday's 1-1 draw with the visiting San Jose Earthquakes that felt more like a loss, the Union returned to practice Tuesday, with more than a week before their next Major League Soccer game.
Washington Post May 3, 2016
D.C. United news and notes

D.C. United news and notes

Two D.C. United players have been named to Copa America preliminary rosters: U.S. defender Steve Birnbaum and Costa Rican forward Alvaro Saborio. Given their active status for the World Cup qualifiers in March, both seem likely to make their respective 23-man national team squads next month. Final rosters are due May 20. What would their call-ups […]
Columbus Dispatch May 2, 2016

Soccer | Crew: Backup Wahl plays like a starter

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Tyson Wahl has played a supporting role and played it well for Crew SC since coach Gregg Berhalter took over in 2014. Wahl, an 11th-year Major League Soccer defender, has done exactly what Berhalter envisioned, providing the Crew with a dependable No. 3 center back. But Wahl is making a case to do more.
Toronto Sun May 2, 2016
TFC can't afford to let solid start go to waste

TFC can't afford to let solid start go to waste

On another night, Toronto FC probably leaves Providence Park with yet another shocking win.

Hershey's Christian Pulisic on U.S. Copa América Centenario roster

The hottest young prospect in American soccer is on track for a homecoming to eastern Pennsylvania this summer.
Toronto Sun May 1, 2016
TFC's eight-game odyssey ends with a loss

TFC's eight-game odyssey ends with a loss

Diego Valeri’s second-half free kick denied Toronto FC a share of the points Sunday afternoon while Timbers ’keeper Jake Gleeson stood on his head to lift the Portland Timbers to a 2-1 win in the Rose City.

NWSL live video: Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride

The pick of this week's National Women's Soccer League games has a few layers of intrigue.
Washington Post Apr 28, 2016
With renewed fire, Patrick Nyarko returns to Chicago with D.C. United

With renewed fire, Patrick Nyarko returns to Chicago with D.C. United

On Saturday afternoon, when D.C. United’s bus pulls into the east-side lot at Toyota Park in suburban Chicago, Patrick Nyarko will encounter a stiff draft of memories. For eight years, the Windy City was home. It’s where he launched his pro soccer career after leaving Virginia Tech a year early and where he entered the […]
Columbus Dispatch Apr 27, 2016

Soccer | Crew: Players have learned from struggles, Berhalter says

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};Before consecutive wins over New York City and Houston, Crew SC spent much of the first six weeks of this season looking up at every other team in the Eastern Conference. Never before in the tenure of coach and sporting director Gregg Berhalter had the Crew occupied last place in the East standings, but that’s where it was earlier this month.
Toronto Sun Apr 27, 2016
Toronto FC looking forward to 'weird' Portland

Toronto FC looking forward to 'weird' Portland

Portland’s a lot of things.

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