Real Salt Lake quietly launched their 2017 adidas away kit on Thursday. It will be available atWorld Soccer Shop, Kitbagand UK Soccer Shopin the lead up to RSL's kickoff to the new Major League Soccer season against Toronto FC on March 4th. The Real Salt Lake 2017 adidas away shirt sees the Utah club in [.
Real Salt Lake completed a move on Monday that saw the return of a former academy product from Europe.
The team announced the acquisition of former RSL Academy midfielder Brooks Lennon on loan from Liverpool for the 2017 season. Lennon, who previously featured for RSL's U-18 academy team where he scored 31 goals en route to the USSDA championship match, made the move to the Reds after his breakout season and has featured primarily for the Premier League sides' U-23 team.
Carson, Calif. Two teams entered the match struggling on form. One team left looking like potential champions, while the other left for the winter.
The LA Galaxy lit up Nick Rimando and Real Salt Lake with three first-half goals, and went on the eliminate their Western Conference rival, 3-1, in the knockout round of theMLS playoffs, before 18,124 fans on a cool night in Los Angeles.
Yes, that includes the Sounders, but the field is also ripe for an upstart.
One of the longtime explanations for the Seattle Sounders' repeated inability to advance to the MLS Cup final has been the strength of the competition. The West has been the power conference in MLS over the past decade-plus, producing 9 of 11 champions.
In possibly the most MLS thing that Major League Soccer has ever done, none of the teams seem to know when the first round of the playoffs start - specifically when the games are.
Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin revealed in his press conference that while the Union know that they're matching up against Toronto FC and that the game will take place in Toronto, that they don't know when that will be.
The Portland Timbers wrap up their slate of home preseason games on Wednesday with a match against their Cascadian rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps. Both sides come into this match having draw their previous two games, so a decisive victory could put either side at the top of the Rose City Invitational's non-existent table, so long as they outscore the possible winner of the day's earlier match, Real Salt Lake vs.
The Portland Timbers are back and the preseason invitational is underway at Providence Park tonight as Minnesota United and the Vancouver Whitecaps open for the main event: the Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake.
With the Timbers planning on running out their starting XI in tonight's match, what we see today should prove to be the prototype for the Timbers early in the season.
The Portland Timbers are back on their home turf today as they face off against Real Salt Lake on the opening day of this year's preseason invitational. Coming hot on the heels of Minnesota United vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps, the match will be the Timbers' chance at earning their first preseason win of the year after drawing in last week's match against the Seattle Sounders.
The Portland Timbers announced their key preseason date this morning, giving us our first glimpse at the 2017 season. Dates for the Desert Friendlies and the returning Simple Invitational were both announced today.
The Timbers will start their preseason in Tucson, AZ on January 25th, taking part in the Desert Friendlies until February 5th, when they will return to Portland.
Sounders will host Sporting Kansas City in first round after beating RSL.
A season that saw the Seattle Sounders 10 points out of playoff position at one point will end with their eighth straight season and at least one home game. Alvaro Fernandez and Cristian Roldan each scored first-half goals as the Sounders topped Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Sunday.
By the time it's all said and done, the Philadelphia Union could have three or four open international slots.
One of the obstacles any MLS club faces is the international player limitations. Every club has eight slots when they start out. Some use them wisely, and in the case of Real Salt Lake trading a slot permanently to the Colorado Rapids for Adolfo Gregario (a player so utterly unremarkable that you probably didn't realize his name was actually Adolfo Gregorio), they use them unwisely.
The Union will enter the playoffs on a historic winless streak.
On Sunday evening, the Philadelphia Union officially became a playoff team for the first time since 2011. Despite the feat, boos filled the rapidly emptying stadium after the final whistle. Though the Union finally clinched a spot in the playoffs, they did so with a 2-0 loss to their I-95 rivals, the New York Red Bulls.
Shortly after the Seattle Sounders beat Real Salt Lake to clinch their spot in the MLS Cup playoffs, a team official pulled me aside. He was beaming. With a smile stretching from ear-to-ear his message was simple: "We're playing with house money, now.
A streak will end today, neither Toronto FC or the Philadelphia Union have ever won an MLS Playoff game. That and the LA Galaxy host Real Salt Lake. Three Big Storylines, TV and Streaming Listing and From a Sounders Point of View. Here is your Sounder at Heart MLS Playoffs Day 1 Gamethread
(author's note: This space has been home to a weekly MLS preview and open thread throughout the regular season, let's stick with that format as we head into the playoffs.
The LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake are familiar playoff partners. They've met several times over the years, including in the league's ultimate game.On Wednesday, the two sides will collide yet again in postseason play, as both teamslook to make a run througha wide open Western Conference playoff field.
The Englishman was lucky to avoid a one game ban in the incident with Joao Plata.
Seattle Sounders right back Tyrone Mears learned on Wednesday that he has been fined by the MLS Disciplinary Committee. He was fined for violating the league's policy regarding hands to the face/head/neck of an opponent.
A little banged up, missing a DP, against some pretty long odds, the Sounders have made their way to the playoffs, and even earned a home knockout match. But this last match made things a little more nervy than they needed to be, thanks to an immediate tying goal early on gave RSL hope.
So how did the individual players fare in this one?
En el último dia de la temporada regular y con cuatro plazas por definirse en el Oeste, los Sounders salieron con el simple objetivo de ganarle al Real Salt Lake para no depender de otros resultados, en especial el de los Vancouver Whitecaps-Portland Timbers. Con Jordan MORRIS de único puntero y el medio campo compactado con Nicolás LODEIRO, Álvaro FERNÁNDEZ, Erik FRIBERG y Cristian ROLDÁN .
The MLS veteran doesn't say what he'll do next. Minnesota United wants Sigi Schmid (what expansion team wouldn't?). Kim Little is hanging out with little kids and dragons.
Kendall Fletcher, playing in the W-League in Australia this season for Western Sydney Wanderers, is taking on the role of veteran guide for the young Americans on the squad with her, thanks to her experience moving between leagues around the world.
The Sounders face a very familiar foe in this year's knockout round match
After their Decision Day victory of Real Salt Lake, the Seattle Sounders face Sporting Kansas City in their first match of the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs. This is a knockout round, which means there is no second leg, and the winner progresses to the conference semi-finals.