Nine games on the slate this week in Major League Soccer, including the seemingly annual Memorial Day weekend meeting between two of the most famous fanbases in the country. We've collected all of Black & Red United's coverage into one convenient place.
Last week, D.C. United, while not having an objectively good week with a home draw, enjoyed the best week the team has had in a couple of months.
The last thing the Los Angeles Galaxy needed in their current three losses in four games skid is to lose their captain for an extended period of time.
This looks to be the case, as Galaxy manager Bruce Arena and captain Robbie Keane came to an agreement to allow the 32-year-old forward to play for the Republic of Ireland on four different occasions in the next three weeks.
RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Kickers claimed a 4-1 win over Icon FC in the Second Round of the U.S. Open Cup Tuesday night, en route to the Third Round where they will face the club's MLS affiliate D.C. United on Tuesday, May 28.After conceding a 9th minute Argjent Duka goal, the Kickers rallied behind a Joseph Ngwenya penalty kick and a pair of Stanley Nyazamba tallies to oust their USASA opponent from tournament action.
With the FIFA international dates coming closer, and national teams in the CONCACAF region preparing for either Hexagonal play, friendly matches, or both, numerous Major League Soccer players have been chosen to take part.
Jamaica has called up Portland Timbers duo Donovan Ricketts and Ryan Johnson along with Vancouver Whitecaps forward Darren Mattocks to a 12-day training camp, where the Jamaican side will play Tottenham Hotspurs in a friendly match on Wednesday and then The Bahamas on May 31, before three World Cup qualifiers in June.
For the club's trip to the States (and the announcement of NYC FC), 85 Man City-themed posters designed by Luke Barclay were just put up across Manhattan and Brooklyn. A few have already been found, but the real kicker in this is that tweeting posters that are found to @KICKTV is the ticket to two seats at Yankee Stadium for Man City-Chelsea this Saturday.
Well, not something completely different, but it is time for a change, time to shake things up here and get out of a rut, time to broaden the scope of this blog.
For close to a year now, for a variety of reasons, I've felt pretty burnt out on soccer and have felt the need to pull back. What I've learned in this time is that I'm less cynical and jaded when I get soccer in smaller doses and on my time and terms.
New England Revolution right back Andrew Farrell has had a solid start to his professional career, and he continued it was a 90 minute effort against the Houston Dynamo last Saturday, in a 2-0 victory at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Manchester City Football Club have announced that they have purchased Major League Soccer. This comes days after it was revealed that the Premier League club owned by Sheikh Mansour will co-own MLS's 20th franchise, New York City FC, which will begin play in 2015. And according to Man City, the decision to buy the whole league arose from their desire to eliminate its tight salary cap.
Major League Soccer made a huge announcement on Tuesday with the unveiling of the much awaited MLS franchise. That the league was determined to locate a franchise within the 5 Boroughs is no surprise, but the partnership of Manchester City and the New York Yankees was unforeseen.
The wealth of City's owners is well known to soccer fans, but the wildcard in this relationship is the New York savvy and television power of the New York Yankees.
Manchester City are joining forces with the New York Yankees to create a new MLS side, New York City Football Club, which they are hoping to have competing in the MLS by 2015 as the league's 20th franchise.
New York, NY-Major League Soccer has announced their 20th expansion club.
From Mlssoccer.com:Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced today that a partnership of global sports powers, Manchester City Football Club and the New York Yankees, has acquired the League's 20th expansion club.
It didn't take long for some folks to get in on the MLS expansion fun yesterday with the 20th club New York City FC. While no decision has been made on colors, logos or anything design related, it didn't stop one person on Reddit from mocking up something of their own.
Today the league announced that New York City FC, jointly owned by Manchester City FC of the EPL and the NY Yankees of MLB, will become team 20 in 2015. For personal reasons I was rooting for Orlando City SC as with my in-laws outside Orlando it would be a cheap road trip. A number of fans are upset about the branding or attachment to an EPL side but it doesn't bother me.
A month after being called out by master muppet Taylor Twellman on not being worth an MLS DP slot, Tim Cahill did it again and scored yet another game-winner for the Red Bulls in a 1-0 victory over the visiting LA Galaxy. Big time play from both Luis Robles and Jamison Olave kept the Red Bulls in this one and Cahill's 91st minute strike was enough to earn RBNY all three points.
Two of the biggest names in sports have joined forces to purchase Major League Soccer's 20th franchise, the league announced Tuesday. Manchester City of the English Premier League and the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball will own an [...]
It's not Orlando City or even the New York Cosmos. As has been speculated for several weeks, the 20th Major League Soccer franchise will be the Manchester City backed expansion club to be named New York City FC. The big surprise in the announcement is the involvement of the New York Yankees as a part owner with Manchester City.
Big day for MLS huh? With plenty to talk about I figured I would just run down the line of some key points that I didn't include in my initial post about the expansion announcement from earlier in the day.
-The stadium.MLS officials thought they were close in negotiations with New York Citysuits on league plan to develop a 25,000-seat facility in Queens, just east of Manhattan.
It is that time again. Time to talk all things soccer in the latest SBI Live Q&A.
Today's major announcement of the 20th MLS team being New York City FC has sent major shockwaves through the American soccer community and is raising plenty of questions about how it will affect the league and current New York-area club the New York Red Bulls.
After years of very publicly planning and searching for a suitable ownership group to front a second MLS team in New York, the league has found it in a partnership between Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi and the New York Yankees. The new team will be called New York City FC and will begin play in 2015 as the league's 20th club.
Major League Soccer today announced that their 20th franchise will be called New York City FC and will be co-owned by Manchester City and baseball's New York Yankees.The team is expected to begin play in 2015.
"We proudly welcome two of the most prestigious professional global sports organizations to Major League Soccer," MLS President Don Garber said in a statement released by the league.
Claudio Reyna's relationship with Manchester City just came full circle.
The English Premier League club announced on Wednesday at a press conference in Manhattan that the former City and U.S. Men's National Team midfielder is the new Director of Football Operations for Major League Soccer's newest team, New York City FC.
In Portland's first two seasons in the MLS, the Timbers longest unbeaten run was five games. But just one-third of the way into head coach Caleb Porter's first season, his squad is rewriting the record book.
The club has already doubled their longest unbeaten streak in MLS having gone ten matches in a row without a defeat.
Sheik Mansour is watching you sleep. America's fifth professional sports league announced its 20th team Tuesday. Major League Soccer dropped a bombshell when it announced the New York Yankees and Manchester City Football Club will be joint partners in the founding of New York City Football Club, which will enter the league as an expansion franchise in 2015.