11:27 AM EDT, Thu April 26, 2018
MLS Multiplex 19 hours ago

MLS expansion: Stand by your phones, Cincinnati supporters

Major League Soccer’s owners met April 17 and decided nothing on MLS expansion. But they hinted Cincinnati has the MLS Board of Governors’ immediate attention over Detroit and Sacramento. Don’t phone in Cincinnati for MLS expansion just yet. But the MLS Board of Governors had encouraging if oblique, words for the Ohio city’s bid to […] MLS expansion: Stand by your phones, Cincinnati supporters - MLS Multiplex - MLS Multiplex - Major League Soccer | MLS News, Rumors, Updates, and More
Waking The Red 20 hours ago
Chivas vs. Toronto FC (CCL Final - Leg 2): Preview & game thread

Chivas vs. Toronto FC (CCL Final - Leg 2): Preview & game thread

For Toronto. This is it, guys. This is the night Toronto FC have been waiting for since they won MLS Cup — in fact, since they won the Canadian Championship. Tonight, TFC have a chance (a slim one, perhaps, but a chance nonetheless) to make history by winning the CONCACAF Champions League. Down 2-1 on aggregate, heading into the Estadio Akron to play C.D. Guadalajara — Chivas, if you prefer — the Reds find themselves once again the underdogs, a place they’ve sat happily all tournament long. In this run, Toronto FC have relished adversity. They’ve battled injuries, they’ve...

Union sporting director Earnie Stewart backs manager Jim Curtin after bad loss at FC Dallas

Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart gave manager Jim Curtin another vote of confidence on Tuesday,and while heacknowledged that Saturday’s 2-0 loss at FC Dallas looked pretty bad,Stewart’s endorsement seemed to be sincere. “My job is to look at it in a broader perspective, and take out single games,” he said. “What we’re asking of […] The post Union sporting director Earnie Stewart backs manager Jim Curtin after bad loss at FC Dallas appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Waking The Red 22 hours ago
Scouting the enemy: Q&A with FMF State of Mind about Chivas

Scouting the enemy: Q&A with FMF State of Mind about Chivas

Waking the Red discussed the first leg and also previewed the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final between Chivas and Toronto FC with Rafael Diaz from FMF State of Mind. The biggest game in Toronto FC’s history is nearing. The MLS Cup champions are trailing 2-1 to Chivas Guadalajara after the first leg at BMO Field and they will need to defy the odds in becoming the first MLS side to win on Mexican soil if they are to conquer the continent and clinch a FIFA Club World Cup berth. Waking the Red made sure to bring you the point of view from the Mexican side, by speaking with...
MLS Multiplex 23 hours ago

USMNT and USWNT abroad: Pulisic assists, Press scores another

There are a few highlights to get to from Europe in this week’s edition of the USMNT and USWNT abroad. We begin this week with USMNT star Christian Pulisic who had a very good outing against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. The midfielder assisted on Jadon Sancho’s opening goal. It was one of Pulisic’s highlight reel […] USMNT and USWNT abroad: Pulisic assists, Press scores another - MLS Multiplex - MLS Multiplex - Major League Soccer | MLS News, Rumors, Updates, and More
Mount Royal Soccer 23 hours ago
OVER THE HUMP - Piatti Brilliance Not Enough for 10-man Impact ...

OVER THE HUMP - Piatti Brilliance Not Enough for 10-man Impact ...

Goals galore, but another defeat ... Dear Oh Dear! Pick the bare bones out of that one. Boring it was not! Talking points aplenty last Saturday in Stade Saputo’s first hosting of 2018. Was it a penalty, was it not? Should he have seen red, or was it merely yellow? Do we applaud Ciman, or do we sulk in disgust, for he never, ever, hit one like that for Montreal? Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports An ultimately successful return for Laurent Ciman (seen here with Carlos Vela), who capped his day with a very fine goal. All in all an amazing 90 minutes, no matter...
Waking The Red 23 hours ago
TFC injuries: Morrow, Mavinga ruled out of CCL final, Vazquez questionable

TFC injuries: Morrow, Mavinga ruled out of CCL final, Vazquez questionable

The defenders have been absent from training in Guadalajara. Bad news this morning, Toronto FC fans. It looks like, despite making brief appearances in Leg 1 of the CONCACAF Champions League final against Chivas last week, neither Justin Morrow nor Chris Mavinga will be available for tonight’s second leg. Both players have been absent from training down in Guadalajara, and they flew down to Mexico separate from the rest of the team, joining them on Tuesday. So, TFC will be without two key starters from the 2017 MLS Cup final, without both of whom they managed to beat Club América just...
Waking The Red Apr 25, 2018
Toronto FC II at Richmond Kickers: USL match preview, stream, & game thread

Toronto FC II at Richmond Kickers: USL match preview, stream, & game thread

Hear from Laurent Guyot, Aidan Daniels, and Noble Okello about the draw against North Carolina and the upcoming match in Richmond Toronto FC II will be looking to build on their best outing of the season come Wednesday night when they travel to Virginia to face the Richmond Kickers at City Stadium – kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Having lost the first three matches on the road, TFC II finally played their home opener last Wednesday, at the third time of asking, drawing 0-0 against North Carolina FC at BMO Field. Had a bounce or two gone their way, or Aidan Daniels not gotten in the way of his...
Major Link Soccer: Liverpool take charge in Champions League

Major Link Soccer: Liverpool take charge in Champions League

Also: Vote for the tallest man in the whole damn town Seattle Calle Brown is up for Save of the WeekFans' Choice Save of the Week - Week 6 Fans' Choice Save of the Week - Week 6The official website of the United Soccer League (USL). All Aboard: The Nouhou train is full speed ahead | Seattle Sounders FC Containing Cristian: Roldan’s versatility, positional flexibility makes him nearly impossible to guard | Seattle Sounders FC Youth: Reyna scores decider in U.S. U-17 boys' tourney win in Spain 04/24/2018Youth: Reyna scores decider in U.S. U-17 boys' tourney win in Spain - 04/24/2018 MLS...
Waking The Red Apr 25, 2018
WTR MLS Fantasy League: Week 8 Recap & tips

WTR MLS Fantasy League: Week 8 Recap & tips

Sporting KC hits nine-man Vancouver for six! Points galore this week as almost all the games had 3+ goals scored. Sporting Kansas City led the way though with four players in the Dream Team. Highlights of the Dream Team: For one week, not a single player from a New York club made the dream team — surprising as in recent weeks either NYCFC or the Red Bulls have dominated fantasy points so this is a nice change of pace. Leading the way this week was Ignacio Piatti of Montreal. Impossible to root for him, but even more impossible not to respect his game. He pulled out a hat...
Pro Soccer USA Apr 25, 2018

Toronto FC keeping plans under wraps ahead of Concacaf Champions League finale

Toronto FC will take every edge it can get. The Reds enter Wednesday’s final leg of the Concacaf Champions League down 2-1 to Chivas Guadalajara and needing to do the only thing they have yet to accomplish in this year’s competition: beat a Mexican club away from home. With Chivas having shut out both the Seattle […] The post Toronto FC keeping plans under wraps ahead of Concacaf Champions League finale appeared first on Pro Soccer USA.
Waking The Red Apr 25, 2018
Chivas players protesting club ownership ahead of CCL final

Chivas players protesting club ownership ahead of CCL final

Apparently the club’s directors have been a little too stingy with paying bonuses. In a story first reported by ESPN, it looks like the Chivas Guadalajara players have been protesting their own club’s directors this week during their preparations for tonight’s CONCACAF Champions League finale against Toronto FC. The players are reportedly unhappy with treatment from higher-ups at the club; apparently, they were promised $165,000 each in prize money after winning the Liga MX Clausura title and the Copa MX in 2017. They’re also complaining about substandard travel and nutrition...
MLS Multiplex Apr 25, 2018

Montreal Impact: Lack of discipline continues to prove costly

The Montreal Impact have made a poor start to their 2018 campaign, and much of that has been due to the teams lack of discipline. The Montreal Impact have been one of the more underwhelming MLS clubs in recent memory. The team undoubtedly has talent. Ignacio Piatti is one of the best players in the […] Montreal Impact: Lack of discipline continues to prove costly - MLS Multiplex - MLS Multiplex - Major League Soccer | MLS News, Rumors, Updates, and More
Waking The Red Apr 25, 2018
Toronto FC Prediction League 2018: Round 13 (@ Chivas)

Toronto FC Prediction League 2018: Round 13 (@ Chivas)

Do you believe in miracles? Today, you lot will have to really show me how much you believe in this club. Toronto FC go into Leg 2 of the CONCACAF Champions League final down 2-1 on aggregate, needing a win and at least two away goals to take the competition and qualify for the Club World Cup. The weekend’s game against the Houston Dynamo was a rough one for TFC, but actually not too bad for Prediction Leaguers. Nobody picked the Dynamo to score five, of course, but a lot of you picked a 2-1 or 3-1 win for the home side, which would’ve bagged you three points. Shout-out to the...
SportsDay Apr 25, 2018
MLS Power Rankings for April 24, 2018

MLS Power Rankings for April 24, 2018

As we get some teams that have played eight games, we have some pretty solid resumes. We also have some teams that have righted themselves from early struggles. And we have done some adjusting to the groupings as well as now we have some firmer details to work with.Top Shelf1 - NYCFC (Previously 1). Finally, someone found a way to put a loss on Vieira's side. It doesn't change that they are the class of the league. Maybe someone can make hay from Portland's success, but until that becomes a regular thing, the team with the weird home field, but brilliant play on it, stays on top.2 - Atlanta...

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