Bradley Wright-Phillips could barely believe that his bike attempt actually went in to give New York the early lead in a 1-1 draw with Toronto FC.
Posted: May 20, 2017, 1:50 am
Since 2015. Toronto FC's Justin Morrow has scored more goals than any other defender in MLS but the 29-year-old is still waiting recognition at the national level.
Posted: May 5, 2017, 2:03 am
Detroit should become a Major League Soccer town. Onetime NBA super agent Arn Tellem is now the vice chairman of Palace Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Detroit Pistons. In that capacity, he is one of the key players in bringing MLS to Detroit with a joint-bid by Pistons owner Tom Gores and
Posted: May 4, 2017, 5:25 am
D.C. United's ruthless efficiency, Seattle's crazy comeback and other odd results from a weird MLS weekend
Ozzie Alonso capped Seattle’s late comeback against the Revs. It isn’t often that an entire round of games goes against the run of play, but it certainly felt that way over the weekend in Major League Soccer. Despite being outshot 26-9 and possessing the ball for just 26 percent of the game, D.C. United
Posted: May 1, 2017, 10:35 pm
In the latest FC Yahoo Podcast (available on iTunes and SoundCloud), Leander Schaerlaeckens, Joey Gulino, Alex Baker and I discussed last Thursday’s dreadful Manchester Derby, the state of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal going into Sunday’s North London Derby and Omar Gonzalez’s historic achievement –
Posted: May 1, 2017, 8:37 am
Luciano Acosta led DC United over Atlanta on Sunday, defying his team's lowly possession stats with a series of delicious dribbles and the go-ahead goal.
Posted: April 30, 2017, 9:41 pm
Jozy Altidore is spending more time on the pitch for Toronto FC than ever before, a trend that's increasing his team's ceiling.
Posted: April 29, 2017, 5:29 pm
Who will make bank this year, and who is actually sorta worth it?
Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:40 am
It has been argued that the days of megastar players coming to Major League Soccer from Europe to eke out the autumn years of their careers are slowly petering out.
Posted: April 24, 2017, 9:41 pm
Roland Alberg’s 39th-minute goal made it 3-0 to the Philadelphia Union on Saturday afternoon at PPL Park. The Montreal Impact pulled one back shortly afterward, but Philly carried the 3-1 lead into the final 25 minutes and looked well on its way to a badly-needed victory. Impact striker Anthony Jackson-Hamel
Posted: April 24, 2017, 6:40 pm
Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco dug into his bag of tricks again on Friday to help the home side to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Chicago Fire.
Posted: April 22, 2017, 2:22 pm
Beckham’s expansion team plans remain in limbo. DANA POINT, Calif. – The David Beckham ownership saga in Miami has dragged on so long that the thousand-day anniversary of the Feb. 5, 2014 announcement of Major League Soccer’s return to South Florida was celebrated last Halloween. After nearly six more
Posted: April 21, 2017, 4:58 am
This story is fairly nuts
Posted: April 19, 2017, 5:20 pm
What was jarring about the appearance of an anti-fascist flag in the front row of the Colorado Rapids’ first game of the season, against the New England Revolution at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, wasn’t that it occurred at a professional soccer game. It’s that it happened at a Major League Soccer game
Posted: April 18, 2017, 10:54 pm
Montero scored twice against the Sounders, his former MLS team. VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Minutes before kickoff between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders on Friday night, ‘Caps club president Bob Lenarduzzi ruminated on why this particular Cascadia derby doesn’t crackle with the intensity
Posted: April 17, 2017, 12:42 pm
On the second April Friday of this Strange Year of our Lord 2017, David Villa found himself trending on Twitter at night. Villa’s Eastern Conference leaders New York City FC were at the troubled, winless and last-placed Philadelphia Union, holding on to a 1-0 89th-minute lead, courtesy of the 20-year-old
Posted: April 15, 2017, 1:21 am
No Major League Soccer team has ever won this iteration of the region’s continental club competition, and that drought will continue after FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps were knocked out in last week’s semifinals by Liga MX opposition. Dallas always looked the likelier of the two to break the
Posted: April 10, 2017, 3:55 pm
LAFC has some sweet downtown digs. LOS ANGELES – LAFC has the delivery down. Major League Soccer’s next expansion club has a downtown headquarters best described as tech startup meets timeshare presentation.
Posted: April 7, 2017, 6:35 am
Goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman and Tigres had the last word against Brek Shea’s Whitecaps. A handful of Major League Soccer teams enter the CONCACAF Champions League. A Mexican team claims the spot at the FIFA Club World Cup.
Posted: April 6, 2017, 4:00 am
FC Dallas didn’t need to become the third American club team to win a competitive game on Mexican soil. Instead, the 2016 MLS regular season champions and U.S. Open Cup winners – one of the best teams Major League Soccer has produced in its 21 seasons – became the 39th to lose in Mexico. Chucky Lozano
Posted: April 5, 2017, 4:46 am
St. Louis, one of the first real hotbeds of American soccer, will likely not be getting a Major League Soccer team anytime soon. A prospective ownership group, which had been trying to land a team for years, sought $60 million in tax revenue to help defray the cost of a stadium – down from an initial
Posted: April 5, 2017, 4:08 am
As far as scoreless early-season Major League Soccer draws go, the 0-0 tie last Friday between the Seattle Sounders and Atlanta United was as good as it gets.
Posted: April 3, 2017, 9:25 am
We’re only five weeks into the 2017 Major League Soccer season, so it would be ridiculous premature to anoint someone as the favorite for the Landon Donovan Most Valuable Player Award. But here at FC Yahoo, we’re oblivious not afraid of breaking such norms.
Posted: April 3, 2017, 3:04 am
Bastian Schweinsteiger scored in his highly anticipated debut for the MLS's Chicago Fire, capping a whirlwind week for the German soccer star.
Posted: April 2, 2017, 1:00 am
Donovan won’t be making another comeback. SAN JOSE, Calif. – When asked if he was ready to take Bruce Arena’s call if there were more injuries to the United States men’s national team, Landon Donovan laughed out loud. “I can’t even chase my son around my house,” Donovan said of his 14-month-old, Talon
Posted: March 24, 2017, 2:09 am
Schweinsteiger comes to North America with major question marks. There was a time, not super long ago, that signing former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger would have been universally hailed as a coup for Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire.
Posted: March 21, 2017, 7:05 pm
Urruti and FCD are flying high. FC Dallas had itself a week. First, Dallas bested Pachuca 2-1 last Wednesday in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, the winning goal courtesy of a spectacular free kick by Kellyn Acosta.
Posted: March 20, 2017, 9:36 pm
How Seattle Sounders overcame hawks attacking doves at CenturyLink Field to raise an MLS championship banner
Fans show their Sounders pride at Seattle’s inaugural MLS match against the Red Bulls. SEATTLE – Perhaps my personal favorite anecdote about the Seattle Sounders’ inaugural Major League Soccer match involves the hawks swooping out of the rafters to attack doves released as part of a mock kickoff ceremony
Posted: March 19, 2017, 3:48 pm
Jozy Altidore was the derby-day hero for Toronto FC in Vancouver on Saturday, assisting the opener and scoring one of his own in a 2-0 victory.
Posted: March 18, 2017, 10:37 pm
Previewing the lone regular season match between Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Posted: March 18, 2017, 1:37 am
The 2016 Major League Soccer Supporters’ Shield winners for the best regular-season record faced the 2016 Liga MX Clausura winners on Wednesday in a rare equivalent test between soccer teams from the United States and Mexico. In just the third minute, Erick Aguirre turned the corner on Hernan Grana
Posted: March 16, 2017, 2:12 am
The Whitecaps should feel fortunate to be down only 2-0 after one leg. If the Vancouver Whitecaps had gotten anything more than a 2-0 loss out of their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal first leg at Tigres in Monterrey on Tuesday, it would have been cosmically unfair to the home team. Because Tigres
Posted: March 15, 2017, 4:19 am
The Los Angeles Galaxy fell to 0-2 for the new Major League Soccer season on Sunday, losing 1-0 at home to the resurgent Portland Timbers. The Galaxy felt aggrieved about defender Jelle Van Damme’s first-half red card, arguing that both of his yellow cards were for fouls that weren’t really fouls.
Posted: March 15, 2017, 2:23 am
MNUFC and Johan Venegas are feeling the pain of being an expansion team. Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath was defiant, his gaze narrowing as he steadied himself for the fight. Some league observers even floated the idea that MNUFC could go down as the worst expansion team in MLS history.
Posted: March 13, 2017, 5:43 am
Meram has made 22 appearances for Iraq. On March 23, Iraq will resume its World Cup qualifying campaign in desperate need of a win. After a 1-4 start, the showdowns with Asian juggernaut Australia will need to yield some points in the home game in Tehran, Iran – Iraq isn’t yet deemed safe enough to
Posted: March 13, 2017, 1:05 am
Keep calm – Tim is Back.
Posted: March 12, 2017, 12:39 am
Zlatan reportedly would be the highest-paid player in MLS history. The shortlist of international superstars most Major League Soccer fans would like to see in their league is pretty short at this point. Beyond those three, many would argue that a little bit of buzz generated by an over-the-hill big
Posted: March 8, 2017, 8:08 pm
The Atlanta United football club arrived on Sunday night perfect, pure, innocent of all the sins of all the teams that this city has committed. It didn’t take the club long to get some vintage Atlanta stank on ‘em, but still: this was a debut full of promise, a debut of a team that could well own this
Posted: March 6, 2017, 5:33 am
Cyle Larin scored the first goal at the new Orlando City Stadium, Joe Bendik had seven saves and Orlando City beat New York City FC 1-0 on Sunday night in the season opener for both teams. Larin, who scored an MLS rookie-record 17 goals in 2015, has 32 goals in 54 career games. Larin slipped header
Posted: March 6, 2017, 12:52 am
Adi and friends thoroughly enjoyed an opening night against an expansion team. Welcome to Major League Soccer, Minnesota United. The Portland Timbers were champions in 2015, after all, and came within a win of getting to the postseason last year.
Posted: March 4, 2017, 5:02 am
Morris enters his sophomore season with modest goals. SEATTLE – It would be hyperbole to say Jordan Morris exceeded expectations during his rookie season with the Seattle Sounders, but that’s only because the bar was set so high. Morris was named Major League Soccer Rookie of the Year after tallying
Posted: March 3, 2017, 7:01 pm
Alphonso Davies is the truth. If you’ve watched his Vancouver Whitecaps at all in the last six or so months, you already knew this. Just five minutes in, Davies demonstrated the remarkable polish in his game.
Posted: March 3, 2017, 5:01 am
At this point, to describe Major League Soccer as anything but “thriving” is to either be unrealistic, unfair or willfully ignorant of the enormous ground the 21-year-old circuit has made up in just the last few years. Two more highly anticipated teams – Atlanta United and Minnesota United – join the
Posted: March 2, 2017, 9:38 pm
Blake was named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016. There are two distinctly different ways of looking at Andre Blake’s career and its present outlook. You can either see the Philadelphia Union and Jamaica goalkeeper as a late bloomer or a young star.
Posted: March 2, 2017, 6:01 am
Larin the “Silent Giant” looms larger with every MLS season. The thing about this interview with Cyle Larin is that he would really rather not be doing it. You can tell even over the phone that the 21-year-old Canadian Orlando City SC striker would sooner occupy himself with just about anything else
Posted: March 1, 2017, 7:05 am
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