It’s a move that mirrors the league-leading upswing in attendance in Frisco, as well as the boost in local popularity and season ticket holders since 2010. FC Dallas Stadium is no more: Toyota Stadium is in.no comments
It was an offensive display to remember. Two goals were nominated for MLS Goal of the Week, one of which was from the half line, the other a volley that made one’s hair stand on end. Aside from rejoicing, the subsequent reaction could really have been: where has this been since May? But, FCD’s powerful attack broke down Western Conference rivals Vancouver at a time when wins, especially conference wins, are a must.no comments
For Zak Boggs, life is about seizing opportunities, whether they’re presented in the world of academia or soccer. This philosophy led to his surprising decision to leave the New England Revolution in 2012 to accept a Fulbright Scholarship and study medical sciences at Leicester University. Having now earned his second master’s degree, Boggs has returned stateside and awaits his next opportunity, hopefully in the world of soccer.
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SANTA CLARA, CA — The San Jose Earthquakes (10-11-7) kept their playoff hopes alive tonight after defeating the Philadelphia Union (10-9-9) 1-0 Saturday evening. The win extends the Quakes unbeaten streak at home to 13 games, something they need to keep rolling with if they hope to see a post season this year. With the loss, Philadelphia extends their scoreless streak to four games.no comments
The New England Revolution was downed 4-2 by the Montreal Impact on Sunday night in a match with important playoff implications. The Revs were optimistic heading into the affair since the Houston Dynamo and the Chicago Fire remained below them in the standings after failing to collect points in their respective matches. An early red card tapered confidence since the Revs were forced to play 85 minutes down a man.
The New York Red Bulls (12-9-7) look to make it two wins in a row and go atop the Eastern Conference yet again against the Houston Dynamo (10-9-7) in Houston on Sunday afternoon. The last time the Red Bulls won two in a row, they beat conference leaders in RSL and Sporting KC to end July and begin August. New York is coming over a 10-man home win over rivals DC United after a very questionable red card and injuries to key players. Houston is coming off a midweek loss in Columbus to the Crew.no comments
The Portland Timbers need points badly to hold onto their playoff position. Their 39 is only good enough for 5th place and both Vancouver and Dallas are just three points behind. While 9th place Toronto FC look like a beatable team, Portland has never won against them. The returning Will Johnson and Diego Chara will need to give their all today to get the full three points.no comments
An era is officially over. Even if you thought that the Crew’s new look had started a couple months ago when Precourt Sports Ventures bought the club from the Hunt family, there can be no doubts now. Robert Warzcyha was sacked on Monday after 18 years, in some sort of capacity, with the club. He took over a team in 2009 that had won the Supporters Shield and the MLS Cup in previous years, and was looking like a team that could have staying power atop the MLS Power Rankings for years to come. Unfortunately for the Pole, he never really got the team back to those heights, and the team was falling steadily towards obscurity at the time of his sacking. His firing was met with a lot of bittersweet feelings from a majority of Crew fans who were sad to see such a familiar club figure go, but hopeful about a possible Crew renaissance.no comments
With summer ending and September starting, Chivas USA have found themselves on the road for the first two games of the new month. First up was a trip to Vancouver to take on the Whitecaps followed by another trip north to face more Western Conference opposition in the Seattle Sounders. Whilst every fixture in MLS is an uphill battle for the Goats, they were coming off the back of a shock 3-2 defeat of the New York Red Bulls and confidence amongst the team, and the fans, was arguably at a season high.no comments
CARSON, CA — The California Claisco has settled upon us once again. These two teams, the San Jose Earthquakes (9-11-7) and the Los Angeles Galaxy (13-9-4), have been building this rivalry since th beginning of their existence. The CaliClasico gives us the rivalry that every California feels daily; NorCal vs. SoCal. The last four times these teams have met in the regular season, results have gone San Jose’s way. Robbie Keane had other ideas coming in to Saturday night’s game. The Irish national netted his 11th and 12th goal of the season to seal the victory for LA in the Galaxy’s 3-0 defeat of San Jose.no comments