5:14 PM EST, Wed January 28, 2015

New York Red Bulls sign USMNT midfielder Sacha Kljestan

The slow march of United States men's national team players back to Major League Soccer continues. Long linked with a move to the L.A. Galaxy, USMNT midfielder Sacha Kljestan instead signed Wednesday with the New York Red Bulls. NYRB agreed to transfer terms -- the terms of which were not disclosed, per MLS policy -- with Belgium club Anderlecht. Kljestan, 29, has played for Anderlecht for the last six seasons, previously played with Chivas USA. He has earned 46 national team caps, though just one came in 2014 and he was not the U.S. World Cup squad. The California native follows Brek Shea...
Oregonian 1 hour ago

Portland Timbers to offer free fan axe photo shoot to public

In celebration of the Portland Timbers' 40th anniversary and the club's fifth year in Major League Soccer, the Timbers will be offering the opportunity to participate in fan axe photo shoot.
Denver Post 2 hours ago
Rapids' pursuit of second designated player hits snag

Rapids' pursuit of second designated player hits snag

Hugo Rodallega, then of Wigan Athletic, vies with Norwich City's John Ruddy during an English Premier League match between Norwich City and Wigan Athletic in 2012.
The Crew 5 hours ago
Black & Gold Bullets: January 28

Black & Gold Bullets: January 28

Wil Trapp could make his senior debut with the U.S. Men’s National Team tonight. Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch talks with Wil, as well as his former Head Coach at the University of Akron, current Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter, about the journey to the Senior Team. Read More
The Crew 5 hours ago
Gall reports to Crew SC camp, sets sights on MLS season

Gall reports to Crew SC camp, sets sights on MLS season

Fresh off a share of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship Golden Boot and a spot on the tournaments Best XI playing for the United States, Crew SCs Romain Gall reported to the Black & Golds preseason camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. earlier this week looking to make an impact in Columbus in 2015. Gall, who turns 20 on Saturday, believes his experiences helping the U.S. qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup have prepared him to contribute for Crew SC this season. Read More
Oregonian 6 hours ago
Portland Timbers travel to Arizona, prepare for first preseason game against Sporting Kansas City

Portland Timbers travel to Arizona, prepare for first preseason game against Sporting Kansas City

The Portland Timbers flew to Arizona this week for a 15-day preseason training camp. They will play three games against other MLS teams while in Arizona.
Oregonian 7 hours ago

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter discusses what the Timbers hope to accomplish in Arizona: Video

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter talks about what the Timbers have accomplished during the first five days of training at Providence Park and talks about what he hopes the Timbers can accomplish in Arizona.
Denver Post 8 hours ago
Lucas Pittinari loan being finalized by Colorado Rapids

Lucas Pittinari loan being finalized by Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids are working to finalize paperwork to acquire 23-year-old Argentine midfielder Lucas Pittinari on a one-year loan from Belgrano of the Primera División Argentina.
The Crew 12 hours ago
Columbus Crew SC single-match tickets to go on sale Friday morning

Columbus Crew SC single-match tickets to go on sale Friday morning

Columbus Crew SC today announced that single-match tickets for all Black & Gold regular-season home matches in 2015 are set to go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Tickets will be available through ColumbusCrewSC.com, by calling a Crew SC ticket representative at 614-447-2739 or by visiting Ticketmaster.com. Read More
Toronto Sun 18 hours ago
TFC trades Oduro to Montreal

TFC trades Oduro to Montreal

Toronto FC can’t stay out of the news.
Columbus Dispatch 19 hours ago

Soccer: Time has come for Crew's Wil Trapp with U.S. national team

About a year ago, men’s national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann called Caleb Porter seeking some insight about the next generation of top American players. “I said, ‘There’s this kid Wil Trapp,’” said Porter, coach of the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer.

Seattle forward Victor Mansaray called into the U-18 U.S. men's national team

Sounders forward Victor Mansaray has been called into the U-18 USMNT ahead of the 2015 Copa Chivas Internacional in Guadalajara, Mexico, the club announced Tuesday. The U.S. opens the tournament on Friday against Monarcas Moreila, takes on Cruzeiro Esporte Clube the following day, Club Tijuana on Feb. 2 and Club Deportivo Universidad Católica on Feb. 3. The top eight seeds advance to the tournament's quarterfinal stage, which begins February 5, followed by the semifinal round on February 6. The title match is slated for February 7. Mansaray, 17, signed a Homegrown Player contract with the...

Homegrown Mansaray called for USA U-18s

This just in from the club: Sounders FC forward Victor Mansaray has been called into U-18 U.S. National Team for the 2015 Copa Chivas Internacional in Guadalajara, Mexico. This is the U-18 MNT’s first competition of 2015 and first since the two-game international set against Germany in mid-December in Marbella, Spain. Mansaray, 17, signed a Homegrown Player contract with Sounders FC on November 5, 2014 after playing for the Sounders FC Academy since the 2012-13 season. He helped the U.S. U-18 National Team to a 3-0-0 championship run at the International Tournament of Vaclav Jezek in the...
Denver Post Jan 27, 2015

Rapids bring in two trialists at right fullback

The Rapids have added a lot of center back depth this off-season, but are still a little light on the roster at the right fullback position after the departures of Marvell Wynne and Thomas
Oregonian Jan 27, 2015

Portland Timbers midfielder Nick Besler talks about making the jump to the pro level: Video

Portland Timbers midfielder Nick Besler talks about some of the biggest adjustments he's had to make as he's begun to transition to the professional level. The Timbers drafted Besler with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.

MLS Player News

  • 1 Wil Trapp

    Wil Trapp

    Soccer: Time has come for Crew's Wil Trapp with U.S. national team

  • 1 Sacha Kljestan

    Sacha Kljestan

    New York Red Bulls sign USMNT midfielder Sacha Kljestan

  • 1 Romain Gall

    Romain Gall

    Gall reports to Crew SC camp, sets sights on MLS season

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