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MLS Cup Playoffs Wrap: Thierry Henry leads New York over D.C. to open conference semifinals

Monday, November 3, 2014, 6:44 AM
HARRISON, N.J. - You will read a lot of stories across the Internet today placing high praise for Thierry Henry in the context of this year potentially being his last in Major League Soccer. All that praise is certainly merited. But step back for a moment, and you will see a storyline that transcends... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS playoffs, Manchester derby, UEFA Champions League

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:41 AM
New England Revolution at Columbus Crew 4:00 p.m. Saturday (Univision Deportes) The conference semifinals in Major League Soccer’s playoffs begin with a matchup of dynamic midfields. American World Cup star Jermaine Jones has added steak to a Revs squad with plenty of sizzle in Lee Nguyen,... Read more

MLS shuts down Chivas USA, realigns conferences

Monday, October 27, 2014, 1:29 PM
Rumors about the potential demise of Chivas USA at the end of this season have been reported on repeatedly in recent weeks by a range of national media outlets. On Monday, Major League Soccer made it official. Chivas USA is indeed dead, and the league will have 20 teams next year. There will be a... Read more

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
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