5:58 PM EST, Tue January 27, 2015
San Jose Mercury News 21 hours ago

San Jose Earthquakes open camp with much-needed new look

Earthquakes have new home in 18,000-seat Avaya Stadium, a new coach in Dominic Kinnear and several new players.
philly.com 22 hours ago

Valdes' playing status only snarl as Union begins training

Defender Carlos Valdes shows up late as camp gets underway, could find his way onto another team.

Sounders pitch will return for fourth season

Seattle Sounders FC apparently will have to play one more season on the existing FieldTurf surface at CenturyLink Field. This is the period between the Seattle Seahawks final home game, and the Sounders’ first home game, and no plans are in place for a new field. However, the Sounders are believed to be negotiating a lease extension with First & Goal, the organization that runs the stadium. And it is believed that the new lease will include language that specify how often the field will be replaced. The last field was replaced after three Sounders’ seasons. The current one apparently … ...
Oregonian Jan 26, 2015

Portland Timbers' Diego Chara talks about being a veteran on the Timbers: Video

Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara talks about what it's like to be heading into his fifth season as a Timber, how he's helping the new players adjust to Portland and what it will be like to compete without Diego Valeri at the beginning of the season.
Oregonian Jan 26, 2015

Portland Timbers defender Alvas Powell talks about taking over the starting right back role: Video

Portland Timbers defender Alvas Powell talks about what it's like to enter preseason as the presumed starting right back.

Hope Solo could be left off US World Cup roster

Goalkeeper Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year's Women's World Cup if she fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which may include alcohol counseling. The 33-year-old was suspended for 30 days last Wednesday for what the U.S. Soccer Federation called "an incident that occurred during the current WNT training camp" in Carson, California. Jerramy Stevens, Solo's husband, was driving a team vehicle when he was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence, a person familiar with the details of the...
philly.com Jan 26, 2015

Union's Open Cup links to '66 Ukranian Nationals

When the Union take the field at PPL Park on Tuesday to play in the 101st U.S. Open Cup final, they will be following in the footsteps of some American soccer legends.
philly.com Jan 26, 2015

Union's Edu helps secure win for MLS All-Stars

Now Union fights for playoff hopes in game vs. Montreal

Sounders trade defender Eriq Zavaleta to Toronto

Defender Eriq Zavaleta, Seattle's first-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft, has been traded to Toronto FC in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2016 draft, the Sounders announced Monday. Zavaleta, 22, was on loan with Chivas USA this past season after making five appearances for Seattle during his rookie appearance in 2013. The Indiana product was the 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year while in college before being selected with the No. 10 pick in the draft. "We want to thank Eriq for his service to our club," Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said. "We wish him the best of luck in Toronto and...

How Joao Plata's injury effects RSL's young season

freeform When asked how to describe his reaction to the immense unlucky start to 2015 — minus the expletives, of course — Real Salt Lake technical director bCraig Waibel/b said he couldn’t because there’d be nothing else. That’s how frustrating it was Sunday evening to learn that bJoao Plata/b, RSL’s leading scorer in 2014, suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot in the first training session of the year. Players reported for the official...
The Crew Jan 26, 2015
Berhalter provides updates from Lakewood Ranch

Berhalter provides updates from Lakewood Ranch

Crew SC Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter took the time out of his busy schedule at the Black & Golds preseason camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. to address the media via teleconference Monday afternoon following his sides first few days of training. Among the topics covered were team fitness, international play and potential preseason roster moves. Check out the highlights below, or listen to the entire teleconference HERE. Read More
Denver Post Jan 26, 2015
Rapids say Chris Klute trade provided

Rapids say Chris Klute trade provided "great return," flexibility

Chris Klute of the Colorado Rapids slide tackles Hector Jimenez of the Columbus Crew during the first half of an MLS match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on July 4, 2014, in Commerce City,
Sounders trade Zavaleta to Toronto for pick

Sounders trade Zavaleta to Toronto for pick

Here’s the word from the club: Seattle Sounders FC has traded the rights to forward Eriq Zavaleta to Toronto FC in exchange for a Second Round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, the club announced today. “We want to thank Eriq for his service to our club,” said Sounders FC Head Coach Sigi Schmid. “We wish him the best of luck in Toronto and throughout his career.” Zavaleta, 22, was the club’s First Round selection (10th overall) in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. He made five appearances with Seattle as a rookie in 2013 before being loaned to Chivas USA for … Read more »

Chicago signs Scottish winger Shaun Maloney to a DP deal, plus other signings

The Major League Soccer offseason kicks up a dust storm of transfer rumors, one that's especially dense this time of year. Most of this so-called links never come to anything -- see the newly retired Juan Roman Riquelme (long live the king) to Montreal. But every once in a while, the noise turns into something substantial. Such was the case with the Shaun-Maloney-to-Chicago rumors that had been floating out there for a while -- and that finally came to fruition on Sunday, as the Scottish international inked a designated player contract with the Fire. Maloney, 32, had been at Wigan Athletic in...

USWNT sets 10 pre-World Cup matches

Here’s the news from U.S. Soccer: The U.S. Women’s National Team will play 10 matches in 2015 prior to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, including four across the United States in April and May as the team completes its final preparations for the tournament. After six matches in Europe, the USA’s first domestic match will be played against New Zealand on Saturday, April 4, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The match will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT and be broadcast on FOX Sports 1. Tickets for the game in St. Louis go on sale … Read more »

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