Friday, March 27, 2015

CONCACAF brings taste of Gold Cup spectacle to town

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 3:48 PM
Thursday's press conference at Lincoln Financial Field mainly served to make an official announcement of something that was already well-known: Philadelphia will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on July 26, and the third-place game on July 25. But the event still didn't lack for spectacle. Mayor Nutter... Read more

MLS Wrap: Kaká, Diskerud, Altidore score on opening weekend

Monday, March 9, 2015, 1:24 PM
Three of Major League Soccer's big off-season acquisitions opened their accounts on the first weekend of action. Jozy Altidore struck twice in Toronto's 3-1 win at Vancouver on Saturday, and Mix Diskerud traded goals with Kaká in Orlando's 1-1 draw with New York City on Sunday. A capacity crowd... Read more

CONCACAF Wrap: Herediano takes last semifinal berth

Friday, March 6, 2015, 4:08 PM
Costa Rica's international soccer hot streak keeps rolling. After the Ticos reached the World Cup quarterfinals last summer, Herediano became the nation's second team to reach this season's CONCACAF Champions League semifinals. They'll play Club América next, while Alajuelense will face the... Read more

Games to Watch: Major League Soccer's 20th season kicks off in style

Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:20 AM
United States women vs. Switzerland 12:00 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 1) On Wednesday, Carli Lloyd and the U.S. women had to come from behind to beat Norway, 2-1. Switzerland won't pose nearly as tough a challenge, but it sends enough of a message that the Americans struggled against a Norwegian team... Read more

Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz reflect on MLS CBA negotiations

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:47 PM
Brian Carroll and Danny Cruz were the Philadelphia Union's two player reps for the dramatic collective bargaining negotiations between Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union. Now that the deal is done, the two midfielders took some time on Thursday to talk with reporters about the process.... Read more

CONCACAF Wrap: D.C. United out, Club América advances

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:48 AM
Most MLS fans paying attention to events in Washington on Wednesday had their eye on the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s K Street headquarters. But across town at 23rd and East Capitol, there was an actual game taking place. Unfortunately, it did not go as well as the CBA negotiations... Read more

Jim Curtin embraces challenge of building Union into a winner

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:09 PM
This is an expanded version of a story published in Thursday's Inquirer. Jim Curtin sat at a bar on South Street watching the Union's first game in Major League Soccer five years ago this month, just a few months after the Oreland native's playing career had ended. Like many other Philadelphians... Read more

CONCACAF Wrap: Princeton product Porter sends Montréal to semifinals

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:15 AM
When the Montréal Impact picked Princeton forward Cameron Porter in the third round of this year's draft, no one thought much of it. Sure, he was the Ivy League's offensive player of the year as a senior in 2014, and his 15 goals scored on the season tied the best mark in the NCAA's Division... Read more

MLS, players agree to free agency and raises in new CBA

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 9:56 PM
UPDATE: A few more details of what's in the CBA were released Wednesday morning. In the afternoon, Union player reps Brian Carroll and Danny Cruz spoke with reporters on a conference call. Click here to read a transcript of their remarps. Crew rep Michael Parkhurst says roster sizes will stay same... Read more

CBA negotiations resonate across Major League Soccer

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:45 PM
On Tuesday night, I hosted a roundtable discussion on Backheel.com about the collective bargaining negotiations between Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union. The very real threat of a player strike looms large over the countdown to the start of MLS' 20th season. I had four guests on the... Read more
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