4:36 PM EST, Fri December 19, 2014

Brazil trying to make good use of new stadiums

Local World Cup organizers insisted they wanted the tournament played in 12 host cities despite concerns from FIFA and complaints from critics outraged by the money needed to build or renovate all the stadiums — many in cities without soccer tradition. There were four professional soccer matches, one amateur tournament, three religious events, two concerts and the celebration of the city's anniversary. At the 70,000-capacity Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia — another city without a big soccer tradition — only 300 fans were on hand this month to watch the U.S. women's national team,...
Oregonian 2 hours ago

Portland Timbers Christmas gift guide: Rose City-themed presents to put under your tree

Looking for that perfect gift for those Portland Timbers fans in your life? Here's a look at a few options at a variety of prices that will be a hit this holiday season.
philly.com 2 hours ago

Union to open season on March 7 at PPL Park

STAFF REPORT The Union will open their sixth Major League Soccer season, Saturday March 7 with a 4 p.m. game against the Colorado Rapids at PPL Park.

RSL opens 2015 season at Portland on March 7 as MLS announces home openers

freeform In front of the roaring Timbers Army and across the pitch from bNat Borchers/b and likely bWill Johnson/b. That’s where Real Salt Lake will commence its 2015 Major League Soccer season. The league on Friday morning announced home openers for all 20 MLS clubs, and once again, RSL is starting another campaign on the road. RSL and Portland will meet on Saturday, March 7, at Providence Park to kick off the season. There, RSL will see recently-dealt ...
Oregonian 3 hours ago
Portland Timbers will open 2015 MLS season at home against Real Salt Lake

Portland Timbers will open 2015 MLS season at home against Real Salt Lake

Portland is 2-0-2 in MLS home openers since 2011 and has logged a 14-2-9 overall regular-season record against Western Conference opponents at Providence Park since the start of the 2013 season.
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

Earthquakes to face Chicago Fire in Avaya Stadium debut

San Jose Earthquakes to debut $100-million Avaya Stadium on March 22 against coach Frank Yallop and his Chicago Fire

MLS announced 2015 home openers; Sounders’ season begins March 8 vs. Revs

MLS announced the 2015 home openers for its 20 teams today. The Sounders will open at 6:30 p.m. March 8, when the New England Revolution visits. The entire MLS schedule is expected to be released in early January. Here’s the news from the league: Today Major League Soccer and its broadcast partners announced the lineup of home openers for the League’s 20th season, as well as the schedule of games available nationally across the U.S. and Canada on opening week. The 2015 season is the first of eight-year landmark television and media rights partnerships with ESPN, FOX Sports and Univision...
Columbus Dispatch 5 hours ago

Soccer: Crew will open 2015 at Houston

The Crew will open the 2015 season with a game at Houston on March 7, Major League Soccer announced today. One week later, the Crew will begin its home slate with a game against Toronto. That game will likely feature the team’s new uniforms for the first time.

Pappa wins Premios Univision Deportes for MLS

Here’s the report from the club: Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Marco Pappa won the MLS Player of the Year Award Thursday night at the inaugural Premios Univision Deportes (Univision Sports Awards). Univision Deportes is the sport division of Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Pappa, 27, edged Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri and Chivas USA forward Erick Torres for the award. The Guatemalan had six goals and five assists in 28 appearances in 2014, including a brace in the Supporters’ Shield-clinching 2-0 win over the LA Galaxy in...
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

Quakes open new stadium against Chicago

The San Jose Earthquakes will open Avaya Stadium against the Chicago Fire on March 22.

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

The decision by the FIFA executive committee to publish ethics investigator Michael Garcia's report, with witnesses' names taken out, is aimed at lifting the cloud of suspicion that has dogged the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in Russia and Qatar and the December 2010 vote that sent the World Cup to those countries for the first time. The 78-year-old Blatter, who is seeking a fifth term as president, said the decisions by the FIFA executive committee will allow the governing body to move on from four years of controversy. There are also cases against Franz Beckenbauer, the Germany great and...
The Crew 11 hours ago
Columbus Crew SC to open 2015 home schedule on March 14 versus Toronto FC

Columbus Crew SC to open 2015 home schedule on March 14 versus Toronto FC

Major League Soccer announced today that Columbus Crew SC will host Toronto FC in the club’s 2015 home Opening Match on Saturday, March 14, 2015 as the doors of Crew Stadium – the country’s first soccer-specific stadium – open to welcome supporters for its 17th season. Prior to the commencement of the home schedule, Major League Soccer’s first club begins its 20th season in the League with a road test at the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, March 7. A complete 2015 MLS schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.  Read More
Tacoma News-Tribune 15 hours ago

Sounders pass in Re-Entry draft; but lose two

Forward Tristan Bowen goes to New England, goalkeeper Josh Ford to Orlando City.
San Jose Mercury News 16 hours ago

Earthquakes add veteran pair in MLS re-entry draft

San Jose improves depth with additions of defender Marvell Wynne, midfielder Sanna Nyassi
philly.com 17 hours ago

Like Phillies, Union to go to Clearwater, Fla. for preseason

Philly's MLS team will be based at Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, across the street from Phils' Bright house Field.

MLS Player News

  • 2 Tristan Bowen

    Tristan Bowen

    Sounders pass in Re-Entry draft; but lose two

  • 1 Sebastian Velasquez

    Sebastian Velasquez

    We'll miss Sebastian Velasquez, but his move to NYCFC could be just what he needs

  • 1 Marco Pappa

    Marco Pappa

    Marco Pappa wins Univision Deportes MLS Player of the Year

  • 1 Josh Ford

    Josh Ford

    No re-entry additions, but Sounders lose GK Josh Ford

  • 1 Jeremy Hall

    Jeremy Hall

    Revs Acquire Midfielder/Defender Jeremy Hall from Toronto FC

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