After a long winter, Major League Soccer returns this weekend, which means that it is time for the first MLS rankings of the season. Do you Agree or disagree with the rankings?
1: Sporting Kansas City
Got to give the champs their due, as they look deep and balanced all over the field. Problem is they’ve looked very sluggish defensively this preseason.
Head Coach: Peter Vermes (6th Season)
Key Additions: Andy Gruenebaum (GK), Sal Zizzo (M)
Key Losses: Teal Bunbury (F), Jimmy Nielsen (GK)
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The FC Dallas 2014 schedule has been released and we have tickets to every big Dallas match, both home and away this season. You can also buy your FC Dallas tickets directly from your iPhone or Android phones with our new ticket app.
FC Dallas 2014 Schedule
Mar 8 8:30 ET FC Dallas v Montreal Impact – Buy FC Dallas Tickets
Mar 15 9:30 ET Kansas City v FC Dallas – Buy FC Dallas Tickets
Mar 22 9:30 ET FC Dallas v Chivas USA – Buy FC Dallas Tickets
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Major League Soccer has announced its complete 2014 regular season schedule, and just as it did during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, MLS will take a two-week break between June 12-24, when the 2014 World Cup is taking place in Brazil.
The league’s 19th season will begin on Saturday, March 8 in Seattle, where the host Sounders will take on Sporting Kansas City at CenturyLink Field, followed by seven matches that evening and one on Sunday, March 9. The regular season will end on Oct. 26 before the MLS Cup playoffs begin the following week. Read more... (317 words, 1 image, estimated 1:16 mins reading time)
The New England Revolution host Western Conference leaders FC Dallas this weekend. Hopefully the conditions at Gillette will be better than last weekend windfest, which made any type of passing game near impossible.
The Revolution go into this game in a tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference with 4 points from 3 matches, while FCD sit atop the Western Conference with 9 points from 4 matches after beating RSL 2-0 last weekend.
To help preview this game I have reached out to Drew Epperley from Big D Soccer to get his take on FCD’s trip to New England. Read more... (386 words, 1 image, estimated 1:33 mins reading time)
Busy day in Dallas, as the FC Dallas have announced that they are bringing back former All-Star forward Kenny Cooper in a trade with the New York Red Bulls. Dallas also acquired forward Eric Hassli from Toronto FC for a conditional second-round pick in 2014.
Cooper enjoyed the most successful spell of his career in Dallas between 2006 and ’09, where he scored 40 goals in 90 appearances, earned a 2008 MLS Best XI nod and broke into the US national team. Read more... (268 words, 1 image, estimated 1:04 mins reading time)
Stoke City says it has reached an agreement to acquire midfielder Brek Shea from Major League Soccer‘s FC Dallas for a reported £3.8m ($6m). At $6m, that would make the Shea deal the second largest transfer fee MLS has ever received.
The only one bigger would have been Jozy Altidore’s move to Villareal, which fetched a reported fee of $10 million. The only other one in contention would be Eddie Johnson’s move to Fulham, when MLS reportedly cleared $6 million.
Stoke said on its website Today that the 22-year-old was in England, underwent a medical exam necessary to finalize the deal and attended the 2-2 tie against Wigan. Shea also must obtain a British work permit. Read more... (377 words, 1 image, estimated 1:30 mins reading time)
Major League Soccer has released its 2013 schedule and it has a new wrinkle this season: Rivalry Week.
Eight of the nine matches in Week 3 (March 16 weekend) will pit regional rivals against one another, with the NBC Sports Group on board to air three live matches that weekend showcasing some of the league’s premier rivalries.
Rivalry week games include: Read more... (265 words, 1 image, estimated 1:04 mins reading time)
The beginning of the 2012 Major League Soccer season is right around the corner and the folks over at MLS Soccer have released their first preseason power rankings. As expected the LA Galaxy are on top, while the New England Revolution get no love, as MLS Soccer ranks them below the expansion side Montreal Impact.
What do you think of the rankings?
1: LA Galaxy
Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle, Mike Magee, David Beckham … holy crap this team is going to score a lot of goals. Chances are, though, that they’ll concede a few more than in recent years thanks to the departure of Juninho and the injury to Omar Gonzalez. Still, Bruce Arena has to be salivating over the talent at his disposal this season. Read more... (1529 words, 1 image, estimated 6:07 mins reading time)
The folks over at MLSSoccer.com have update their weekly power rankings. No surprise that Real Salt Lake is in first place. The Portland Timbers are one of the big winners moving up to four places after a week that consisted of two home games, seven goals and six points.
Major League Soccer Week 5 Rankings
1. Real Salt Lake
No. 1 in the MLS power rankings, and fighting to be No. 1 in CONCACAF as well. The next 10 days will determine whether this RSL bunch go down as a great team, or a truly legendary one. Win or lose against Monterrey, this is still the best team in MLS until someone proves otherwise.
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Little change in the rankings this week as the favored teams all won at the weekend. This is how MLSoccer ranks the MLS teams after three weeks of the season.
1: Real Salt Lake
Nothing anyone in the league did this past weekend could have knocked RSL out of the top spot: a 4-0-1 mark in all competitions heading into Tuesday’s CONCACAF Champions League semifinal second leg, Nick Rimando the Player of the Month for March and every reason to believe the RSL machine will keep chugging along indefinitely. Read more... (1159 words, 1 image, estimated 4:38 mins reading time)