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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

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

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

MLS CBA uncertainty leaves Union's season opener in doubt

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:04 PM
After two preseason training stints in Florida, the Union are back in town and are preparing for Saturday’s season opener against the Colorado Rapids at PPL Park (4 p.m., 6ABC). There’s just one small problem: the game might not happen. Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union are... Read more

ESPN prepares for its 20th MLS season - and prepares for a strike

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8:06 PM
Note: The interview for this story took place Tuesday afternoon, before reports of significant progress in CBA talks. Click here for the latest details as of Tuesday night. A few days ago, I was offered the opportunity to chat with Scott Guglielmino, ESPN's senior vice president of programming. Guglielmino... Read more

Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas want to prove Fox's soccer critics wrong

Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:47 AM
NEW YORK - Whether you are a grizzled veteran of the American soccer scene or a newly-minted idealist, you are likely quite familiar with Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas. Both men have been part of the American soccer media landscape for almost the entire modern era of the sport in this country. When it... Read more

Union beat New York Red Bulls in preseason tournament finale

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10:34 PM
The Union are coming home to start the 2015 season with a trophy in hand. Andrew Wenger scored a brace that bookended Fernando Aristeguieta's fourth of the preseason, as Philadephia beat the New York Red Bulls, 3-1, in the final of the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic in Bradenton, Fla. For much of the game... Read more

Live MLS preseason video: Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 5:02 PM
The final Major League Soccer preseason game of the year is the championship game of the Desert Diamond Cup. Kickoff between the Rocky Mountain Cup rivals is set for 9 p.m. Eastern. Once the final whistle blows, the countdown will be on to the official start of MLS' 20th season. We can only hope that... Read more
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