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 . . .
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Oct 26, 2016) US Soccer Players - It used to be that come playoff time the LA Galaxy was the team nobody wanted to play. A match up against the Galaxy meant facing a team capable of great things. Playing the Galaxy in the first round of the playoffs meant an early exit. In the later rounds, it meant a monumental battle was at hand. From 2009 through 2014, the Galaxy . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Oct 24, 2016) US Soccer Players – The moment fans have been waiting for is finally here. It’s MLS Cup Playoff time. With Decision Day behind us, Wednesday marks the official start to the postseason. While the past seven months have brought with it highs and lows for all the teams that made the playoffs, some are in better shape than others. It’s the momentum going . . .
The 2016 MLS regular season ended on Sunday with all 20 teams playing at the same time. The battle for the Supporters’ Shield ended up a bit anticlimactic. FC Dallas held onto their lead over Colorado with both teams drawing their games. On paper, Colorado should’ve had the easier time of it, playing bottom club Houston. Instead, the Dynamo responded like a team with plenty to play for in a 1-1 . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 21, 2016) US Soccer Players - NYCFC have taken aim at several long-held MLS truisms over the past year or so. With playoff soccer looming, they might just hack away at a few more of our domestic game's insular assumptions along the way. This is a good thing. That new, rich, ambitious club so many love to hate fueled by United Arab Emirates oil wealth seems . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 21, 2016) US Soccer Players - Twenty teams, 10 simultaneous games, and all the drama any self-respecting American soccer fan could want. At least, that’s the idea. Major League Soccer’s “Decision Day” extravaganza kicks off Sunday at 4pm ET with all the games in the same time slot. MLS wants tow things from the regular season finale. Play up the last push for . . .
FC Dallas beat Suchitepequez 5-2 in the CONCACAF Champions League to advance as Group H winners. Dallas and Suchitepequez started the final match day tied on points with five. Things started badly in Guatemala City with Dallas giving up an own-goal in the 5th minute and Suchitepequez doubling the lead in the 22nd. Carlos Gruezo pulled a goal back for Dallas in the 27th and Matt Hedges equalized in . . .
The Portland Timbers exited the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League, drawing 1-1 with group winners Saprissa at Providence Park. Rolando Blackburn put Saprissa up in the 24th minute with Jack McInerney equalizing for the Timbers in the 57th. With Vancouver already qualified for the knockout round from Group C, Sporting Kansas City finished in 2nd-place with a 3-1 home win over Central FC. Sporting . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Oct 19, 2016) US Soccer Players - One week of Major League Soccer regular season play remains. For the handful of teams already out of the playoffs, the drama of the final day isn’t about 2016. Instead, it's the last bit of business before the process of getting better begins. Making the playoffs is the standard for mediocrity in MLS. This is a parity-rich league . . .