7:12 PM EST, Wed November 26, 2014

Schmid goes Beast Mode (silence) on injuries; while also invoking Richard Sherman

Without waiting for even the first question, Sounders coach Sigi Schmid opened today’s press conference with a statement: “I’ll start,” he said. “I’ll save you guys all about five questions here. No comment on Alonso. If you guys have a status report on DeLaGarza and Sarvas, then I will give you a status report on Alonso. So we’ll just move past that subject.” He applied the same standard to questions about Lamar Neagle, who missed the first leg of the Western Conference finals due to an undisclosed personal situation. Seattle lost the opener in LA, 1-0, and afterward he...
Denver Post 8 hours ago
Lionel Messi gains Champions League record with hat trick

Lionel Messi gains Champions League record with hat trick

Lionel Messi added the Champions League career scoring record to the La Liga mark he set last weekend, getting his 28th Barcelona hat trick in a 4-0 win Tuesday night at APOEL Nicosia.
The Crew 12 hours ago
Steve Clark: Trials, tribulations and a journey through American soccer | Part II

Steve Clark: Trials, tribulations and a journey through American soccer | Part II

Continued from Part I “The rug got pulled out from under me.” That’s how Clark describes his unceremonious exit from Stabaek. “That was the toughest part of the whole adventure.” At the last moment, with the contract ready to be inked, the club opted to sign another goalkeeper. Even for someone as seemingly single-minded and determined as Clark, questions must surely have surfaced? Read More
The Crew 13 hours ago
Parkhurst reflects on

Parkhurst reflects on "encouraging" debut season in Columbus

In some ways, Crew SC defender Michael Parkhurst was tasked with a tall order upon arriving in Columbus for his first campaign at the beginning of the year. A veteran presence on a young team that was in the process of revolutionizing its identity, Parkhurst was called upon to be that rock, the leader of the core that could guide the rest of the squad onto a successful season. Read More
The Crew 14 hours ago
2014 Goal of the Year Final: Meram's winner vs. Trapp's blast

2014 Goal of the Year Final: Meram's winner vs. Trapp's blast

The time has come to vote for your 2014 Columbus Goal of the Year! In the Final Round, Justin Merams stoppage-time winner in Seattle is up against Wil Trapps blast against the Houston Dynamo.  The poll below is open on Wednesday, November 26 and closes on Sunday, November 30. The winner will be revealed on Monday, December 1. Read More
Columbus Dispatch 14 hours ago

Sports roundup: Marshall wins MLS top defender award for record third time

Longtime Crew player Chad Marshall, now with the Seattle Sounders, was named Major League Soccer’s defender of the year for a record third time.
Tacoma News-Tribune 18 hours ago

Sounders’ Chad Marshall wins MLS defender award for record third time

Vote of fellow players pushes Seattle central defender to the top.
Seattle Times 21 hours ago

Sounders’ Chad Marshall earns defender of year award

Sounders’ Chad Marshall was easy winner in players voting, helping him capture the MLS defender of the year award for the third time.
Columbus Dispatch 22 hours ago

Soccer: Crew announces new minor-league affiliate in Texas

The Crew has signed a partnership with a new United Soccer Leagues Pro division team, the Austin Aztex, ending its affiliation with the Dayton Dutch Lions after one season.

Revs, Red Bulls question referee's performance

HARRISON, N.J. -- It's often said that if there's one thing a referee attempts to do during a playoff game, it's to avoid a starring role in the narrative. Unfortunately for Allen Chapman, the spotlight was cast right on him during Sunday's Red Bulls-Revolution playoff clash. After doling out a total of 10 cautions, one of which led to a subsequent suspension for golden boot winner Bradley Wright-Phillips, Chapman became a talking point following the Revolution's 2-1 win over the Red Bulls.
Tacoma News-Tribune 23 hours ago

MLS player rues slow acceptance of gays in sports

Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he’s the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league.

Neagle trains; Schmid on Alonso: “I think he’ll be ready to go Sunday”

Osvaldo Alonso trained today, working back from a leg injury; and Lamar Neagle was back with the team after being excused from Los Angeles due to an undisclosed personal issue. Here was coach Sigi Schmid’s updates: On Alonso: He’s been doing great. He went through the full warm-up possession and then we just wanted him to do some accelerations after that, so he’s exactly where we want him to be. He’ll do more tomorrow, and I think he’ll be ready to go on Sunday. On Neagle: We’re happy to have Lamar back, for sure. There are still some things going … Read more »
The Crew Nov 25, 2014
Crew SC partnership with Austin a

Crew SC partnership with Austin a "really good fit"

When Gregg Berhalter and the Crew SC brass were deliberating their USL PRO affiliation for the 2015 season, preliminary talks made it clear: the Austin Aztex were the perfect match. Austin, an expansion club in USL PRO for 2015, had a highly successful run in the USLs Premier Development League. The club went a combined 31-7-6 in regular season play since their inaugural 2012 season, appearing in the Southern Conference championship game every season. In 2013, the club was PDL Champions and set attendance records. Read More
Denver Post Nov 25, 2014
Edson Buddle among 11 Rapids players whose options will not be exercised

Edson Buddle among 11 Rapids players whose options will not be exercised

The Colorado Rapids announced on Tuesday that they will not pick up the options of 11 players for the 2015 season.

MLS Player News

  • 1 Michael Parkhurst

    Michael Parkhurst

    Parkhurst reflects on "encouraging" debut season in Columbus

  • 1 Chad Marshall

    Chad Marshall

    Sounders’ Chad Marshall wins MLS defender award for record third time

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