Monday, October 20, 2014
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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

MLS Wrap: Houston stays alive in playoff race

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:48 PM
It has been conventional wisdom in Major League Soccer for a while now that you should never bet against Houston Dynamo manager Dominic Kinnear. Year after year, the Dynamo have mounted late-season charges to the playoffs, and more often than not, have rode that momentum deep into the postseason. As... Read more

Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd headline U.S. women's World Cup qualifying roster

Monday, October 6, 2014, 10:59 AM
Updated with the late addition of Chris Wondolowski to the U.S. men's roster, and the even later withdrawal of Crystal Dunn from the U.S. women's roster. United States women's national team head coach Jill Ellis has confirmed the 20-player squad that will take the field in this month's CONCACAF Women's... Read more

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
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