Dillon Powers' future with the Colorado Rapids remains up in the air, as Reading remains interested.
Reading has prolonged Powers' trial from two weeks to three in an effort to better gaugewhether the midfielder is someone worth signing. Powers is an attractive option because he has an Italian passport that does not require him to obtain a work permit to make a move to the English Championship club, but the Royals want to get a closer look before deciding if they should sign him during the upcoming transfer window.
The Revs announce how they will prep for the 2016 season.
Mark your calendars: the New England Revolution will open their 2016 preseason camp on Friday, Jan. 22.
The Revs will train in Foxborough before traveling to Casa Grande, AZ on Jan. 26 where they will spend ten days. The highlight of the trip is a game against the Houston Dynamo, which is set to take place on Saturday, Feb.
It appears that all MLS clubs will soon be controlledby different majority owners.
Houston Dynamo co-owner Gabriel Brener is nearing a deal that would likely give him controlling interest in the club, Fox26Houston.com reported on Tuesday. Brener currently owns 25 percent of the Dynamo, but is teaming up with another pair of investors to buy the 50-percent stake that Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) holds.
As if we haven't seen enough of Sporting Kansas City over the past few weeks, we get another battle to start the playoffs between them and the Portland Timbers in the Rose City. The Rose City Soccer Show crew talks...
Sporting KC are back in action after 10 days off after the club's 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids. Sporting now faces a 5 day cross country trip for back to back games. That starts tomorrow in Portland when KC takes on the Timbers at Providence Park. The two teams are currently tied for fifth place in the Western Conference only two points above the playoff line (but KC still has their games in hand).
For the second straight week, Sporting KC lost a lead in the second half and ended up leaving the game with no points at all. Kansas City saw a 1-0 lead in the second half turn into a 2-1 deficit as the Colorado Rapids picked up their first win in six years against Kansas City in league play.
The first half left plenty to be desired from both teams as neither team really got much in the way of offense going.
There was a lot of this happening on October 25 when the Timbers finished their season. It's always great to see, and I hope that it happens a lot more. Seriously.Jennifer Kesgard, community blogger For a look back at match...
The Portland Timbers have been the talk of the league with two huge wins on the road to get their offense rolling, but Providence Park hasn't been the field of dreams they want. After taking an early lead, the Timbers conceded the leveling goal. However, they rallied to score up three more goals to give the Timbers a huge win to finish the 2015 regular season.
We talk all Eastern Conference and size up the playoff race as D.C. United move into the last month and a half of the season.
D.C. United is back in action, and so is the Filibuster podcast! We start by talking about the beige game that was D.C. United versus the Colorado Rapids. We ask whether it was good defense or bad offense, look at both D.
It was not pretty early on for D.C. United, as their first match in almost two weeks found them flat, and giving up another first half goal could not have done wonders for their mindset. But they persevered and a late goal found them sharing the points with the Colorado Rapids, a draw in a road venue that has not been particularly good for them.
Normally predicting a Rapids starting lineup is very difficult, but it might be easier than normal tonight.
When it comes to unpredictable lineups, the Colorado Rapids take the cake. D.C. United will face a very predictable team in terms of how they approach the game, but Pablo Mastroeni's "everyone gets to play" philosophy - well, unless you're shunned-for-no-apparent-reason Shane O'Neill - makes predicting the individuals enacting that gameplan a tricky task.
The Black-and-Red head into the final six games of the season the healthiest they've been all year
After a year of struggling to deal with injuries to key players, D.C. United head into Saturday's trip to play the Colorado Rapids the healthiest they have been all year.
And following a three game losing streak in MLS play to end August, United are banking on the ability to field a consistent lineup as a way to get back into winning ways over the final stretch of the regular season.
Espindola is itching to get back on the field against the Colorado Rapids after a month long layoff
The month of August started out like no other for D.C. United in 2015. Despite continuing a worrying trend of conceding early at home, twice in fact, against Real Salt Lake, the Black-and-Red eventually triumphed in that game, moving to 41 points from 24 games in a 6-4 win.
The soccer train rolls ever forward, so let's hop on!
The international break is over, and we're back into grind of the season. Let's go!
Union: Australia's 2-match series in United States is off: The USWNT will not have friendlies against Australia in Detroit or Birmingham later this month, as a collective bargaining stalemate continues between the players and management.
On a current three game skid in MLS play, manager Ben Olsen says that points in Commerce City are a must
By the time that D.C. United takes the field on Saturday night against the Colorado Rapids, it will have been a full two weeks since their last match, a 3-0 loss to bitter rivals, the New York Red Bulls, that has left the team in a sour mood.
I heard a lot of diehards saying the title of this post Saturday night. Its been a long season and the DC game didn't make it much better. Another attempt to park the bus for far too long failed badly and Pablo again failed to adapt on the fly. Specifically his decision not to undo his 3rd sub after DC scored, instead pulling Doyle off for Labrocca in a game that multiple people in the organization (Fleming, Smith, Hinchey) identified as a must win should be one more nail in his coffin.
This was going to be bad once you saw that Pablo had started 4 defenders and 4 defensive midfielders, leaving just Ramirez on the wing and Torres up front to attack. Shockingly that didn't work. Doyle came in after the break and came closest to scoring but it wasn't that dangerous. Meanwhile on defense playing the likes of Marc Burch and James Riley showed us how much we gained from signing Figueroa and moving Moor to RB.
Wow, who were those guys and can we keep them? For the first time in a while the Rapids played good soccer for 90 minutes and were somewhat entertaining to watch. Amazing what you can do when you start XI people in pretty much their natural positions and you put 4-5 attacking players on the field at once!
Edson vs. Talon, who will win? After that ugliness on Wednesday night its a quick turn-around with DC coming into town tomorrow night. United is traditionally pretty bad at altitude (when the Rapids take the game seriously) so we have a chance but we have to have a better lineup than we did in Vancouver.
Whitecaps - Rapids, wettest fixture in the league After the international break the Rapids are off for international travel to British Columbia. Over the last two years the Rapids are 4-0-0 against the Whitecaps in Colorado but 0-0-1 in Vancouver. Both teams will be weakened by international callups and suspensions.
She's even SporKC's blue Back at it right away tomorrow with a 2 game win streak. And unlike when we were in KC earlier this year I'm sure we'll get the game in this weekend. The SporKCs are on a bit of a down swing at the moment but overall they're still one of the best teams in the conference so this will be a tough match.
After two weeks we've got a bit of news coming out of the Rapids. First the "smaller" news. Dillon Powers' trial at Reading FC of the English Championship has been extended for a week. This is nothing but good news, if they had no real interest they would have just let him go. Apparently they had a second similar player on trial at the same time and didn't extend him so they are taking a serious look at Powers as a long-term solution.
Its not secret to regular readers that I'm fed up with the Front Office and have been for a couple a few many years. I'm not alone and a group of fans who can't take it anymore have banded together to start the KSEOut movement.
The problem I have is that they're a bit misguided. Here's one of their goals from their website (and the title for their whole movement: