3:49 PM EDT, Sat August 23, 2014
Eastern Conference Rumors & News
philly.com Aug 21, 2014
Union defender Carlos Valdes is beginning to get his legs back, but he concedes there is still some progress to be made.
Washington Post Aug 21, 2014
The Toronto Blue Jays may not mind a little competition on the baseball diamond, but when it comes to their blue jay mascot, the team wants to stand alone. This month, the team legally challenged Creighton University’s redesign of its own Bluejays logo by filing an opposition with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, SportsLogos.net reported Wednesday. Read full article >>
Washington Post Aug 21, 2014
People do a lot of crazy things when it comes to sports, but the Bulgarian super fan of Manchester United set a new standard this week when he legally changed his name to Manchester Zdravkov Levidzhov-United. He didn’t stop there, however. After a 15-year legal battle with the Bulgarian courts, Levidzhov-United one-upped himself by tattooing the team’s crest on his forehead. Yes, ON. HIS. FOREHEAD. Read full article >>
Although Andy Loughnane has had just three full days in the office, the freshly appointed Crew President of Business Operations has already delved deep into his newfound role as he shepherds the organization into a new era under Precourt Sports Ventures. A sports industry veteran with experience at the Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, as well as other non-sports entities such as Columbus-based Glimcher Realty Trust, Loughnane sat down with TheCrew.com to discuss his first impressions of life with the Black & Gold and what he envisions for the future. Read More
Much of the talk about the Houston Dynamo in recent weeks has been about the high-profile signings of DaMarcus Beasley and Luis Garrido, but the most important addition for Houston might have simply been the return of one of their own. With Brad Davis back in the fold following his run with the United States Mens National Team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Dynamo are simply a different team and the numbers support that -- staggeringly. Read More
CSN Washington Aug 21, 2014
It was not the easy night at the office that United might have hoped for, but it was mission accomplished .
After announcing a new President of Business Operations, the Columbus Crew took care of business on the field, defeating the LA Galaxy 4-1. And then after that fireworks display during the game, the Crew put on a fireworks display after the game. Read More
Columbus Dispatch Aug 21, 2014
Galaxy 4, Rapids 3: Landon Donovan scored in the 80th minute to give Los Angeles a comeback victory over host Colorado last night.
New England Revolution Blog | ESPN Boston Aug 21, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Jay Heaps has been known for his outside-the-box thinking during his head-coaching tenure with the Revolution. But in one recent instance, he was reminded that sometimes it's best to keep it simple. After months of working with striker Charlie Davies out on the wing, Heaps finally relented and allowed the Boston College alum to return to his preferred position. And the decision, so far, has proven to be a masterstroke. In his last three games, Davies has scored twice and assisted once, all from the center forward's spot.
Soccer Insider | Washington Post Aug 21, 2014
Reading material: My story from D.C. United’s 1-0 victory over Waterhouse FC in the CONCACAF Champions League at RFK Stadium. Group 4 standings: D.C. United 1-0-0, 3 points, +1 goal difference Waterhouse 1-1-0, 3 points, 0 goal difference Tauro 0-1-0, 0 points, -1 goal difference DCU’s remaining schedule: Sept. 16 at Waterhouse in Kinston, Jamaica, […]
Washington Post Aug 20, 2014
If the circumstances were right, D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen would have gone full force into the CONCACAF Champions League opener Wednesday night at RFK Stadium. United was, after all, dipping into international competition for the first time in five years as the favorite in a three-team first-round group. Read full article >>
philly.com Aug 20, 2014
The Union signed Algerian World Cup goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi on July 30 and said he would be the starter as soon as he was ready.