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)
This Week: Saturday at SeattleRead more...(1363 words, 1 image, estimated 5:27 mins reading time)
The New York Red Bulls 2014 schedule has been released and we have tickets to every Red Bulls game, both home and away. You can also buy your Red Bulls tickets directly from your iPhone or Android phones with our new ticket app. Read more...(612 words, estimated 2:27 mins reading time)
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)
When Diego Fagundez put the 10-men New England Revolution ahead in stoppage time in New York it looked like the Revs were going go pick up a huge three points as they battle for a playoff place.
But deep into stoppage time, a controversial decision by the referee Fotis Bazakos allowed the Red Bulls to scoring a game-tying goal with almost the last kick of the game. Read more...(544 words, 1 image, estimated 2:11 mins reading time)
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced at halftime of last night’s All-Star Game that MLS plans to add another four teams by the 2020 season,
The league has been on an expansion kick, as that it not necessarily a good thing. Since 2005, MLS has added 10 clubs, plus we have New York City FC, who will begin play in 2015.
“These expansion clubs have brought new ideas that have contributed to our strategy for growing the league and the addition of new markets has expanded our geographic reach while increasing our fan base,” Garber said in a league press release. Read more...(440 words, 1 image, estimated 1:46 mins reading time)
At Harvard, in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,500, the New EnglandRevolution beat a strong New York side 4-2. Kelyn Rowe led the way for the Revs with his second straight two-goal performance in the Open Cup. Dimitry Imbongo and Chris Tierney scored second-half goals for the Revs, who’ll now meet D.C. United in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, June 26 at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md. Read more...(469 words, estimated 1:53 mins reading time)
After Wednesday’s disappointing home lose to Real Salt Lake, Revs coach made a couple of changes bringing in Cisse and Imbongo in their familiar 4-1-4-1 formation. With the game on Gillette’s notorious bad turf, Thierry Henry did not make an apparence for New York. Read more...(411 words, 1 image, estimated 1:39 mins reading time)
New York jumped out to a first half lead courtesy of two errors from Timber defender Mikaël Silvestre, who handed Fabián Espíndola his first goals for New York.
But unlike last season, Portland have a little more fight about them this season and fought back to grab a point, thanks to an inspired display from new Argentine DP Diego Valeri. In the end the Red Bulls were lucky to escape Portland with a point. Read more...(448 words, 1 image, estimated 1:48 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 New York Red Bulls have finally released Mexican star Rafa Marquez, who has signed for Mexican side Club Leon.
Marquez, who was signed from Barcelona, has to go down as the worst big-name signing in MLS history.
“This decision has been made in the best interests of both parties concerned,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh. “Rafa has accomplished a great deal during his career and is a top quality player. We want to thank him for his service to the Red Bulls and wish him the best of luck in the next stage of his career.” Read more...(341 words, 1 image, estimated 1:22 mins reading time)