Gordon Wild and Amar Sejdic trained with the first team this week
Two college soccer stars from the University of Maryland spent their spring break training with the Philadelphia Union.
Gordon Wild, who turned down an offer from Major League Soccer to return to College Park for his junior year, and former Real Salt Lake Academy midfielder Amar Sejdic both returned to the area for the week after playing a friendly for Maryland against a reserve-heavy Union side on March 12.
Once again, New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch has been linked with Europe, but this time it's just for a coaching course.
Marsch will miss the team's training sessions on Wednesday and Thursday this week as he begins a UEFA coaching course, the team announced. Though Marsch is expected back for this weekend's match against Real Salt Lake at Red Bull Arena, assistant coach Chris Armas will run the training sessions he is expected to miss.
By J Hutcherson (Mar 21, 2017) US Soccer Players - Real Salt Lake decided it was time for a coaching change three weeks into the 2017 MLS season. The international break had barely started when RSL announced the club had dismissed Jeff Cassar. Credit the management with using "dismisses" rather than "parted ways", since the scenario is almost always the club telling the coach it's time for him to go.
Real Salt Lake jolted the MLS landscape on Monday night with the announcement of the dismissal of head coach Jeff Cassar after three matches. A season-opening draw with Toronto FC and losses to the Chicago Fire and LA Galaxy extended the club's regular-season winless run to 10 games, tied with the Philadelphia Union for longest streak in MLS.
The mess in the Chicago Fire midfield got worse on Wednesday, as the club announced central midfielder John Goossens will undergo surgery on Friday for a defect of a deltoid ligament sprain in his right ankle. He is expected to miss five to six months because of the surgery.
"John's injury is cruel, particularly given the effort he was making on the play in added time,"said Fire general manager Nelson Rodríguez.
While not a flashy new player, Real Salt Lake completed the re-signing of a key component of its roster, locking Joao Plata up with a new multi-year DP deal.
The 24-year old winger has been a boon for RSL since his trade from Toronto FC in 2013, as he's notched 30 goals and 30 assists in regular season play, leaving him fifth and third respectively in club history.
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.
Real Salt Lake was a playoff team in 2016, the way the season went made it tough to call it a successful campaign.
After a hot start that saw RSL open the season undefeated through six matches, and a middling mid-season slate, the floor fell out from RSL late in its 2016 campaign. Real Salt Lake dropped points in each of their last seven matches of the regular season, going 0-4-3, but managed to barely sneak into the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, just ahead of the defending champion Portland Timbers.
Key results, highlights, and standings from around the league.
Welcome to the world where Seattle Sounders discovery list players dominate for teams that are not called the Seattle Sounders. Miguel Almiron had an assist in Atlanta United's 4-nil win over the Chicago Fire. Sebastian Blanco went 90, but it was Adi and Valeri who powered the Portland Timbers in their come-from-behind 4-2 win over the Houston Dynamo.
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.
A win over a Western Conference opponent, four points and second place in the table, a debut goal from Nikolic, and a clean sheet. No, that's not what happened in a FIFA simulation. The Chicago Fire continued their apparent turn around in beating Real Salt Lake2-0 at Toyota Park.
The Chicago Fire won't win awards for stylish soccer after their first two matches of the 2017 campaign, but there are plenty of indications that they are on the right path. Their 2:0 win on Saturday over Real Salt Lake at Toyota Park was built on pragmatism, hard work, and taking advantage of opportunity.
After a lackluster first half in their season opener, the Chicago Fire turned on the jets in the second half to earn a pointon the road. On Saturday, the Fire took the field for their second match of the season, and, unlike last time out, they didn't waste any time.
A point is a point is a point is a point. The Chicago Fire rebounded from a lackadaisical first half against Columbus Crew SC this past weekend to dominate the second half and leave Ohio with a draw. David Accam opened his account for the season in the 73rd minute while Nemanja Nikolic showed his quality, but just missed out on etching his name onto the score sheet.
USMNT coach Bruce Arena named 24 players to his squad in advance of the March 24 World Cup qualifiers against Honduras (10:30pm ET - Fox Sports 1) and Panama (10pm ET-beIN Sport). The USMNT players start camp on March 19 in San Jose.
"We put together a roster that we think has balance and one that gives us an option in playing a number of different ways," Arena said.
In recent past seasons, sure victories against wounded or struggling opponents have been hard to come by for the Chicago Fire. Countless late and sometimes fluky goalscombined with subpar performances turned many home contests into a study in frustration. Perhaps the tables are starting to turn somewhat.
We spoke with James Grossi of Waking the Red, SB Nation's Toronto FC blog, about the upcoming season opener between the Union and TFC.
Eugene Rupinski,Brotherly Game) One of the biggest things I noticed aboutToronto FCin their match againstReal Salt Lakewas that it was the exact same lineup that played against the Seattle Soundersin the MLS Cup Final.
Last year's Eastern Conference Champions come to Talen Energy Stadium for the Philadelphia Union's home opener. Here is everything you need to know about the match, from previews and press conference to reviews and reactions.
Game: Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC
Time: 4:30 PM EST, 3:30 PM CST, 1:30 PM PST, 9:30 AM UTC
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, PA)
Television: US - CSN Philly, Canada - TSN 4 and 5
Streaming: TSN GO, MLS Live (Subscription Only)
Referees: REF: MARK GEIGER AR1: Logan Brown AR2: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho 4TH: Jose Carlos Rivero
All-time Record: 6-6-5, 4 GD
What Toronto will look like:
The team that bounced the Union out of the playoffs last season make their return to Talen Energy Stadium on the back of a scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake on opening weekend.
Toronto FC's 2016 season ended scoreless, as the team's high-powered attack was shutout to rob the team of an MLS Cup. In Saturday's season opener, they were held quiet again as the Eastern Conference powerhouse settled for just one point against a Western Conference foe.
Auston Trusty and company brought home a trophy in Costa Rica
While his teammates were getting ready for their season opener in Vancouver Sunday night, Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty and his United States U20 countrymen were hoisting a trophy in Costa Rica after defeating Honduras 5-3 in a penalty shootout.
Japanese star's contract runs out in summer, though.
All indications are that the Seattle Sounders really are trying to sign Keisuke Honda. The latest confirmation of this comes from well-connected MLSsoccer.com reporter Sam Stejskal (who worked with Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey when both were at Real Salt Lake).