Four MLS teams added an extra game to their 2016 seasons before bidding the competition a fond farewell. On Wednesday, Philadelphia and Real Salt Lake began their postseason. Joining them last night were DC United and Sporting KC. Which of those four has the most reason to spend a few days or weeks wondering how they ended up out of the knockout round? We're not going to do that cute thing where . . .
The MLS knockout round continued on Thursday with Montreal beating DC United 4-2 at RFK Stadium. Montreal's Laurent Ciman opened the scoring in the 4th minute. Matteo Mancosu doubled the lead in the 43rd and scored the Impact's third goal in the 58th. Mancosu assisted on Ignacio Piatti's goal in the 83rd minute. DC staged a late comeback with goals from Lamar Neagle in the 90th and Taylor Kemp . . .
The Vancouver Whitecaps announced a non-move on Wednesday that probably should concern their fans. The MLS club decided to stick with who they have running the playing squad, signing their coach and his assistants to contract extensions. Well, the goalkeeping coach left, but head coach Carl Robinson and his assistants Martyn Pert and Gordon Forrest remain in place. That doesn't necessarily light a . . .
The 2016 MLS playoffs started with Toronto getting their first playoff win in team history by knocking out Philadelphia 3-1. Sebastian Giovinco opened the scoring for Toronto in the 15th minute at BMO Field. He assisted on Jonathan Osorio's goal in the 48th. Alejandro Bedoya pulled a goal back for Philadelphia in the 73rd, but Jozy Altidore scored Toronto's third goal in the 85th . . .
Julian Green got a game for Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal, scoring in their 3-1 win over Augsburg. Philipp Lahm opened the scoring for Bayern in the 2nd minute with Green scoring in the 41st. Augsburg missed a penalty in the 48th, pulling a goal back in the 68th. Bayern also had a penalty miss. David Alaba scored their fourth goal in stoppage time. Green subbed out in stoppage time. "We were by . . .
Thursday's soccer TV schedule is all about the MLS knockout round. The playoffs continue with the Eastern Conference on UniMas and the Western Conference on Fox Sports 1. DC United vs Montreal Impact at 7:30pm on UniMas. There's no English-language coverage in the US for the Eastern Conference knockout game. DC United is much improved and tough to beat at RFK Stadium. They're coming off of an . . .
Turns out Decision Day was a bust by the only metric that matters. The TV ratings were abysmal, the polite way to say that they were beyond bad. It's hard to spin a whopping 64,000 for the Galaxy vs Dallas and another 141,000 for Seattle vs Real Salt Lake. We can assume the difference between those two is that the Galaxy - Dallas game was on ESPN2 while Seattle and RSL played on Fox Sports 1. . . .
USMNT player Bobby Wood came up big for Hamburg in their 4-0 shutout at Hallescher in the DFB-Pokal. Wood opened the scoring in the 8th minute, doubling the lead in the 43rd. Pierre Lasogga made it 3-0 in the 57th and Luca Waldschmidt scored in the 82nd. Wood subbed out in the 82nd minute. Fabian Johnson scored and had an assist for Gladbach in their 2-0 win over Stuttgart. Johnson scored in the . . .
It's knockout round action as the 2016 MLS playoffs begin on ESPN2 and UniMas. In the Eastern Conference, it's Toronto getting to host a playoff game for the first time in club history. In the West, it's the Galaxy at home trying to get past Real Salt Lake. Also on the schedule, plenty from the domestic cups in Europe including the League Cup version of the Manchester derby. Toronto FC vs . . .
It's not the easiest time to be a super club in the Premier League. As the old order works to reestablish itself at the top of the table, it's Manchester United feeling left out and left behind. Losing 4-0 at Chelsea didn't help. Neither does the continuing saga of Wayne Rooney. ESPN's Miguel Delaney relays the rumors that Rooney's days at United might be limited. We've already seen links to . . .