Two teams that currently sit on the outsideof the Western Conference playoffs matched up Saturday night, but neither the Colorado Rapids northe Portland Timbers could find a winner at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
MLS Atlanta isn't in the market for players yet, but theyjust made a big acquisition.
The league's 22nd franchise announced on Wednesday that they signed Tottenham executive director Darren Eales to become the club's first president another move that demonstrates owner Arthur Blank's ambition to succeed in MLS.
September is here, and that means that Major League Soccer enters that period when the results seem to matter even more. Some teams have surprised thus far, others have followed form, but with a month and change left, teams that haven't risen to the top will be fighting to make the cut.
Let's group these teams into categories, and see how they all shake out:
DC United – A dismal 2013 behind them, their lead should help them withstand a slightly road-heavy backend of schedule.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has announced today a one-game suspension doled out to Portland Timbers defender Norberto Paparatto for a 39th-minute elbow during last Sunday's match against the Seattle Sounders.
They may have lost the actual game 2-4, but Portland Timbers got their MLS clash against their main rivals Seattle Sounders off to a flyer by unfurling an astounding 'Wizard of Oz' themed tifo before kick-off which showed Dorothy traipsing away from the Emerald City (i.
Weaving his way through the New England Revolution defense, Portland Timbers central defender Liam Ridgewell looked more like a mesmerizing forward than a tall, lanky defender as he scored his first goal for his new club Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.
There is apparently no such thing as one too many as far as theNew England Revolution are concerned.
The Revolution announced Monday that they have signed former youth U.S. Men's National Team forward Tony Taylor. New England acquired the 25-year-old Taylor via a lottery that the Portland Timbers also participated in, but the Revolution had the upperhand with a 71.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Caleb Porter was not going to dance around the issue when asked about his thoughts on the Portland Timbers' 1-1 draw at the New England Revolution Saturday night: He thought his team was robbed of all three points.
A few weeks ago during a friendly between Orlando City and Tampa Bay Rowdies, several members of Orlando's Iron Lion Firm started a large fight in the stands which resulted in four members being arrested and fifteen people being banned through various points of the upcoming MLS season.
PORTLAND, Ore. The MLS All-Star Team has had a number of players drop in recent days due to niggling injuries, and you can add another one to the list.
Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman has been forced to withdraw from Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game against Bayern Munich because of a knock sustained in RSL's 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids this past weekend.
PORTLAND, Ore. The consensus on Monday was that the inaugural MLS Homegrown Game was a bit of a snoozer, but the young players that took part in it fully enjoyed the experience and like the league's initiative to provide them with an opportunity to showcase their skills.
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Fresh off of a 3-0 victory over the Western Conference-leading Seattle Sounders, the LA Galaxy will have yet another chance to make a nationally televised statement when they take on the Portland Timbers Saturday.
Both sides enter this weekend's clash on a high note, as the Timbers boast back-to-back victories ahead of Saturday's matchup at StubHub Center.
Portland Timbers conceded four goals at home to Seattle Sounders for the second time this season but could only reply with a late brace from substitute Fanendo Adi and lost 2-4 as Obafemi Martins tore apart the Timbers back line, scoring two goals and assisting Clint Dempsey.
PORTLAND, Ore.- Despite coming into the match with three losses in their last five matches, the Seattle Sounders made a statement Sunday afternoon as they trounced the Portland Timbers in front of a sellout Providence Park.
Despite a long-distance midweek trip and less-than-stellar playing conditions, the Portland Timbers opened their CONCACAF Champions League campaign on a positive note.
With head coach Caleb Porter opting for a more subdued lineup in preparation for this weekend's tilt against the Seattle Sounders, the Timbers coasted in a 4-1 victory over Alpha United in Guyana via goals fromSteve Zakuani, Maximiliano Urruti, Fanendo Adi and Alvas Powell.
The New England Revolution announced on Monday the addition of former U.S. U-20 and U-23 international forward Tony Taylor via an MLS lottery. The Revolution were one of just two teams – Portland Timbers being the other – to enter the draft and had a 71.4% chance of winning the draw.
Taylor, 25, will be added the Revolution's roster following the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Charlie Davies has returned to form with goals in each of the past two games, but for a second straight time the New England Revolution couldn't hold onto the lead, this time settling for a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers in front of 16,409 at Gillette Stadium.
Be cool, Marco: you're the joint top scorer in CCL 2014-15 after the 2nd round of the group stage. (mlssoccer.com)
The second round of the CCL 2014-15 group stage brought the tournament's first major upset. Austin Fido looks back at the week that was in CONCACAF...
It is a little too early to start with predictions for the quarterfinal seedings,although we do already have a major potential upset on the cards: defending champ, six-time regional tournament winner and three-time CCL finalist, Cruz Azul is no longer in control of its destiny in Group 6, after losing to Chorrillo FC in Panama.
The Portland Timbers have a big weekend ahead, but before a rivalry game at home against the Seattle Sounders they'll have to make the long flight to Guyana a tiny nation just off of South America for the Timbers midweek CONCACAF Champions League game as one of four MLS teams in action.
Monterrey celebrates the first of three consecutive CCL titles. When will we see the like again? (sportsworldnews.com)
Austin Fido's CCL preview series moves on to Group 5, and offers more information on Guyana than is strictly necessary...
Group 5 comprises three teams who don't seem quite as good as they were when they qualified: the Honduran 2014 Clausura champ, Olimpia, has shipped out several of itsbigger names since securing aCCL berth; the MLS 2013 Western Conference winner, Portland, has probably got to win six or seven of its last 13 games just make the 2014 playoffs; and the Guyana Football Federation National Super League title holder for 2012-13, Alpha United, has been having problems with rain.
When the Portland Timbers began the year on an eight-match winless streak, there were very real doubts about whether they would be able to climb out of that early-season hole and still be a factor in the playoff race in the tough MLS Western Conference.
On Saturday, the Timbers completed their climb from the West basement into a playoff position after posting a 3-0 drubbing of the Vancouver Whitecaps on the road at BC Place.