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After a disappointing season, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz faces winter full of questions

Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:48 AM
For as much as Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz has said publicly that he can brush off the heat aimed at him from fans, there's no doubt that he understands both the quantity and sharpness of the criticism that has come his way in recent weeks. He would not be human if it wasn't affecting him... Read more

MLS Wrap: Sounders win Supporters Shield, Whitecaps claim last playoff berth

Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:36 AM
A drama-filled last weekend of the MLS regular season saw the Seattle Sounders win their first Supporters' Shield, the Vancouver Whitecaps book the last spot in the playoffs, Chivas USA win what was likely their last ever game, and New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips tie the single-season scoring record... Read more

CONCACAF Champions League: Kansas City eliminated, quarterfinals set

Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:45 AM
Forgive me if you've heard this story before. A team from Major League Soccer only has to avoid losing by multiple goals on a difficult road trip to Central America in order to qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, but fails to do so. Oh, wait, this just happened on Tuesday. And... Read more

Games to Watch: Barcelona-Real Madrid, MLS regular season finale, Premier League crises

Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:45 AM
Costa Rica women vs. Trinidad & Tobago 4:30 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 2) The first game of tonight's CONCACAF Women's World Cup semifinal doubleheader at PPL Park has what might be the tournament's best storyline. I wrote earlier this month about the financial hardship that Trinidad & Tobago... Read more

CONCACAF Wrap: Montreal, New York draw group stage finale

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2:00 PM
The New York Red Bulls had nothing but pride to play for in their CONCACAF Champions League group stage finale against the Montréal Impact on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena. But that was enough to pull out a draw that put a dent in the Impact's quarterfinal seeding. There was also one MLS... Read more

CONCACAF roundup: Portland crashes out of CCL, Mexico women to face U.S.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:13 AM
All the Portland Timbers had to do to advance from the CONCACAF Champions League group stage was not lose by multiple goals at Honduran power Olimpia. But within minutes of kickoff in Tegucigalpa, they were doing just that. Portland got a goal back early in the second half, but conceded again two... Read more

MLS Wrap: D.C. clinches first place in East, Toronto's implosion complete

Monday, October 20, 2014, 9:07 AM
When I got home from PPL Park on Saturday night, I learned that D.C. United had clinched first place in the Eastern Conference with a win over Chicago. Just as important as the scoreline, though, was the fact that the attendance clocked in at over 20,000 fans. And as you'll see from the video below... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS Supporters' Shield race nears climax

Friday, October 17, 2014, 11:42 AM
Real Salt Lake at Portland Timbers 10:00 p.m. Friday (NBCSN) Diego Valeri and the Timbers are running out of time to make the MLS playoffs for the second year in a row. If they want to overtake Vancouver in the fight for the Western Conference’s last playoff spot, they must find a way past... Read more

MLS Wrap: Five teams clinch playoff berths

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 9:57 PM
Dallas, Kansas City, New England, New York and Real Salt Lake are headed to the playoffs. But for the first time since 2010, Houston is not. (And for the fourth time since 2010... well... you know.) Here's a look back at yet another wild weekend around Major League Soccer. Sporting Kansas City 2... Read more

Games to Watch: Landon Donovan's farewell, Women's World Cup qualifying

Friday, October 10, 2014, 1:28 PM
Ecuador at United States 6:40 p.m. Friday (ESPN, UniMás) The U.S. national team heads to Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., for its first home game since the World Cup. It will also be the finale for retiring legend Landon Donovan. He’ll start and wear the captain’s armband... Read more
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