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MLS Wrap: Robbie Keane, Obafemi Martins rampant again

Monday, October 6, 2014, 8:48 AM
If you are a fan of Major League Soccer's big-money stars, this weekend was one for you. Thierry Henry, Jermaine Jones, Robbie Keane and Obafemi Martins all scored big goals in wins for their teams. Here's your Monday morning roundup of everything you missed from the latest round of MLS games. D... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, La Liga, EPL

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:18 AM
Sporting Kansas City at D.C. United 8:00 p.m. Friday (NBCSN) The top two teams in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference face off on October’s opening weekend. D.C. has strengthened its hold on first place thanks to Luis Silva and Fabián Espíndola. Matt Besler and Kansas... Read more

Philadelphia Union 2014 player salaries as of September 29

Monday, September 29, 2014, 9:16 PM
The Major League Soccer Players' Union skipped over its midsummer release of salary figures this year, but made up for that by filling its annual September release with lots of news. As this release includes signings during the summer transfer window, we now know how much the Union are paying goalkeeper... Read more

MLS Wrap: Toronto, Houston stay alive in playoff race

Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:29 AM
It was troubling enough that the Union did not play well in Saturday's 1-0 loss at D.C. United - and that Sébastien Le Toux got hurt along the way. Even worse was the fact that three of the Union's main rivals in the Eastern Conference playoff race got wins: Toronto over Portland, Columbus over... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS, EPL derbies, La Liga

Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:31 AM
New England Revolution at Sporting Kansas City 8:00 p.m. Friday (NBCSN) Major League Soccer’s Western Conference has bigger star power, but the East may have the more dramatic playoff race. With six games to go in the season, nine of the conference’s 10 teams are still in contention.... Read more

CONCACAF Champions League: New York Red Bulls ousted, D.C. United advance

Friday, September 26, 2014, 8:37 AM
Here's the roundup of all the CONCACAF Champions League results from Wednesday and Thursday. First up are Wednesday's highlights: D.C. United (United States) 2, Tauro (Panama) 0 D.C. United: Chris Pontius 46', Eddie Johnson 58' Pachuca (Mexico) 4, Municipal (Guatemala) 1 Pachuca: Diego de... Read more

CONCACAF Champions League: Kansas City, Portland enjoy easy wins

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 9:21 AM
I wrote in last week's Games to Watch column that Sporting Kansas City and the Portland Timbers both needed big wins in order to have comfortable goal differences going into their tricky last group stage games. Although it turns out goal difference isn't the first tiebreaker, it was nonetheless good... Read more

Union to remove interim tag from manager Jim Curtin

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:17 PM
Updated Wednesday afternoon: As you'll see in the above video from the Inquirer's Marc Narducci, Jim Curtin announced at his weekly press conference Wednesday that officially, he is still the Union's interim manager. "I'm still fighting to have the interim tag dropped," Curtin said. "To be honest... Read more

2014 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule

Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:08 PM
With just over a month to go in the regular season, Major League Soccer has announced the framework of dates for this year's playoffs. The big news is that for the first time in the current postseason format, both legs of the conference semifinals will be contested on weekends. This is something that... Read more

MLS roundup: New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips nears goal record

Monday, September 22, 2014, 1:46 AM
Major League Soccer is renowned for its relentless focus on the present and future instead of the past. But as the league's 19th season builds towards its climax, the spotlight is taking a rare turn towards the history books. One of MLS' signature records, the single-season scoring record, has stood... Read more
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