3:02 AM EST, Mon November 24, 2014

Rapid Reaction: Revs 2, Red Bulls 1

HARRISON, N.J. -- Jermaine Jones' late tally unlocked a level game to give the New England Revolution a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls in Sunday’s first leg of the Eastern Conference Final at Red Bull Arena. Jones scored the game-winner in the 85th minute after he grabbed a short pass in the box from Teal Bunbury and sent it past a flat-footed Luis Robles. Bunbury opened the scoring in the 17th minute when he grabbed a pass from Jones, went central, and curled a left-footed shot inside the far post.
Countdown to 2 PT: Galaxy-Sounders, ESPN

Countdown to 2 PT: Galaxy-Sounders, ESPN

It is a borderline perfect day in Carson, Calif., about two hours before the first kick of the MLS Western Conference championship opener: Sounders FC at the LA Galaxy. First kick is scheduled for 2 p.m. The game will be shown on ESPN, but will have the unusual radio home of 770-AM. We’ll also have the blog open before during and after the match and will have additional updates and comments on Twitter @donruiztnt. As you likely know, this is the first of a two-legged, home-road, aggregate-score series, with away goals as the first tie-breaker. We should have … Read more »

Sounders FC vs. L.A. Galaxy, Western Conference finals Leg 1, live chat

Join the conversation as the Sounders take on the Galaxy in the first leg of the 2014 Western Conference finals at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Chat goes live a few minutes before the 2 p.m. PST kickoff.

What to watch for: Sounders FC vs. L.A. Galaxy, Western Conference final Leg 1

The Seattle Sounders and L.A. Galaxy kick off the Western Conference finals on Sunday afternoon with the first leg at the StubHub Center. Here’s what to watch for. Last time out: Sounders 2, Galaxy 0 on Oct. 25 at CenturyLink – Marco Pappa struck twice in the final five minutes plus stoppage time as Seattle lifted its first Supporters’ Shield in front of its home fans. Battle to watch: L.A. attackers versus Seattle’s defensive shape Lost amid the post-match euphoria of that last meeting was that the match itself wasn’t very good. The two sides combined for 40 fouls and the Sounders...
Game day comes: LA-Sounders at 2 PT

Game day comes: LA-Sounders at 2 PT

It’s been a long wait, but the Sounders and Galaxy begin their 1-vs.-2 series today at 2. Here is our preview story, and below are some basics: NO. 1 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC AT NO. 2 LOS ANGELES GALAXY 2 p.m., StubHub Center, Carson, Calif. TV: ESPN. RADIO: 770-AM HEAD TO HEAD: The Galaxy leads the regular-season series 6-4-5 overall. The teams went 1-1-1 this season, including a 2-2 draw in their only meeting in California. The teams have crossed paths twice in the playoffs, with the Galaxy eliminating the Sounders in 2010 and 2012. Seattle … Read more »
Boston Herald Nov 23, 2014

Revs hope for happy return

HARRISON, N.J. — Blueprints change from match to match, but the Revolution would certainly love to follow the path charted against Columbus in the first leg of their Eastern Conference final against New York this afternoon.The Nov. 1 opening match in the two-legged semifinal allowed the Revs to cobble together a virtually unassailable 4-2 lead ahead of the return match at Gillette Stadium a week later. Coach Jay Heaps’ squad won, 7-3, on aggregate and advanced to today’s match against the Red Bulls, who dispatched D.C. United.
Seattle Times Nov 22, 2014

Sounders vs. Galaxy: Inside the matchup

Seattle plays at L.A. at 2 p.m. Sunday. The match will be televised on ESPN.
Tacoma News-Tribune Nov 22, 2014

Sounders hope to repeat October success vs. L.A.

Seattle took the Supporters’ Shield in head-to-head matches, but both teams agree the playoffs are different.
Long wait almost over, Sounders ready

Long wait almost over, Sounders ready

The Sounders concluded their final training session today at StubHub Center today, about 24 hours before their first kick there against against the Galaxy in the first leg of there Western Conference championship series. Here’s some of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say: On the end of the long wait: Two weeks is probably too long. You’d probably rather get on with it. I know the guys would rather play. At this stage I know that everybody’s looking forward to playing. I’m sure the Galaxy is, and we are as well. On LA coach Bruce Arena’s comment that he’s … Read more »

W2W4: Revs at Red Bulls, 1:30 p.m. Sunday

After finishing off the Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New England Revolution will aim to continue their postseason success in Sunday's first leg of the conference finals against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. ET. The Revolution enter Sunday's contest two weeks removed from a historic offensive display against the Crew, one which saw the locals pile up a league-record seven goals during the semifinals.
Oregonian Nov 22, 2014

Can Pa Modou Kah stay healthy, regain form in 2015? You be the Portland Timbers GM

Kah's performance was inconsistent in 2014 and the center back was prone to making critical mistakes after missing time as he dealt with an Achilles injury. If you were the Portland Timbers GM, would you bring him back?
Denver Post Nov 22, 2014

Colorado bows to North Carolina in an overtime soccer thriller

The University of Colorado women's soccer team stood tall against heavily favored North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, turning back attack after attack. But the Buffaloes were unable to score.
Boston Herald Nov 22, 2014

Charlie Davies attacks new opportunity

FOXBORO — Every match adds another layer of responsibility for Revolution forward Charlie Davies. At Brooks School and Boston College, he was a speedy threat capable of dashing behind the line at any point, but his pace isn’t enough to thrive now. There are larger considerations at hand to aid the team and keep Davies in the central role he craves.
Seattle Times Nov 21, 2014

Sounders will lean on experienced defender

Wobbly, gritty and with more anxious moments than he’d have preferred, left back Leo Gonzalez personified Seattle’s conference semifinal series against Dallas.
Toronto Sun Nov 21, 2014
MLS semifinalists heat up in cold weather

MLS semifinalists heat up in cold weather

Toronto FC appeared to be MLS Cup contenders 253 days ago.

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