The first weekend of February was filled with preseason friendlies and scrimmages, but most of the buzz surrounded D.C. United, which released its new jersey and is reportedly close to signing a new Argentine.
D.C. United is reportedly nearing a deal to add 21-year-old, 5-foot-3 Luciano Acosta on loan from Argentine club Boca Juniors.
One city appears to already be the favorite for an MLS expansion spot.
MLS commissioner Don Garber insists that the league will begin searching for a stadium site in St. Louis immediately. He did not promise St. Louis an expansion spot, but he did say that now "is the right time" and a team could open as soon as 2020.
One side is looking for depth at the goalkeeper position, while more signings have been made on a busy Tuesday around MLS.
Goalkeepers Tally Hall and Josh Ford are reportedly training with the Seattle Sounders. Hall appeared in over 20 matches in 2015 for Orlando City SC, while Ford spent last season with NASL side Carolina RailHawks.
Unable to get contracts signed by three MLS clubs, the Charleston Battery announced there will be no Carolina Challenge Cup in 2016.
A staple of preseason soccer since 2004, the Carolina Challenge Cup will be on, what is hopefully, only a one year hiatus in 2016. After being unable to secure deals with three MLS clubs, the Battery front office decided it was best to cancel the yearly event, rather than put out a less than average field.
SB Nation's MLS blogs got together for a 2016 SuperMockDraft.
Sunday, all of the MLS blogs at SB Nation got together and held a mock draft ahead of the MLS SuperDraft to be held later this week. The rules were pretty simple no trades and this draft only lasts for two rounds. As the Houston Dynamo don't have a first rounds draft pick (they traded it to the Philadelphia Union) we were left with a single second round pick.
The Vancouver Whitecaps have reportedly signed a Costa Rican international, the San Jose Earthquakes made a couple of signings, and more:
Christian Bolanos may soon be the next Costa Rican to don the Vancouver Whitecaps' jersey, and an official announcement is expected some time this week. Capped 60 times by the Ticos, the 31-year-old winger will reportedly make the move on a free transfer from Deportivo Saprissa.
Seeing as today is the 10th anniversary of his death, we thought we'd pay timely homage to the great George Best by bringing you this impeccable solo effort scored for the San Jose Earthquakes against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in June of 1981.
The goal is almost universally regarded as the finest ever scored in the NASL, though the wonderfully stereotypical American commentary is truly the star of the show here.
Who will make the MLS 2015 playoffs? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The MLS regular season is winding down as competition is starting to heat up for a spot in the MLS playoffs. This is the last week of games before the first round of MLS playoff games starting on October 28th. There are several teams who have locked themselves into the playoffs, but there are still teams who have to fight until the end to make the cut.
The Houston Dynamo got a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2016 Desert Friendlies.
Unless you were hanging out in Arizona for the match chances are you missed the first eight minutes of the game due to streaming issues. Luckily, the first half was a quiet one on both sides of the ball.
Today is the ten year anniversary of the announcement that the San Jose Earthquakes would be moving to Houston.
After being unable to find a suitable stadium situation in San Jose the Earthquakes moved East and became the Houston Dynamo. Robertson Stadium became the home of the new club as players and staff made the move to Houston.
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.
CARSON, California — The U.S. Men's National team will look to make it 2-0 to cap off a successful January camp with a victory against Canada tonight at StubHub Center (10:30pm, Fox Sports 1).
Jordan Morris is in the starting lineup tonight, partnering with Jozy Altidore in a 4-4-2 formation, while San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham earns the start in what will be his first national team appearance.
The U.S. Men's National Team's January camp roster has been boosted by the inclusion of a veteran fullback.
U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that Brad Evans will be available for training for the USMNT's annual winter camp, which began last week and will conclude with friendlies at the StubHub Center againstIceland on Jan.
Sporting Kansas City had just one pick in the first two rounds of today's MLS Superdraft, the 11th overall selection, and with that pick Sporting decided to trade the pick. Kansas City ended up trading the 11th overall selection to DC United in exchange for targeted allocation money, which can be used to buy down a designated player down below the designated player threshold.
Talk about bold statements: "Our goal is to bring as many players as possible to Europe." -USA assistant coach Andy Herzog said that to German newspaper Kreiszeitung. -He was commenting on Jordan Morris training with Werder Bremen. -Absolutely fascinating seeing an assistant coach giving interviews to German press about American players.
Two goals, a lot of solid and at times scrambling defense and watching games with blank jerseys! We love you preseason soccer.
Preseason is all about getting the rust out and building towards the start of the regular season. Well the New England Revolution are well on their way following a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in Casa Grande, Arizona.
After more than three months, the Revolution take the field to kick off the 2016 preseason. Watch the club's first scrimmage here.
It's game day once again. This afternoon, Jay Heaps' men will travel to Tuscon, Az. for a midweek scrimmage against the San Jose Earthquakes. The Revolution have spent the past eight days training in Casa Grande, Az.
Adidas gave Real Madrid 1.4 Billion (with a capital B) reasons to stick with them for their jersey-wearing needs.
I'll be in Arizona covering Sounders Spring Training starting Wednesday! Let me know what you'd like me to cover (within reason please; If no one has found the video of Victor Mansaray sitting on Zach Scott's shoulders with a trenchcoat on to get past a bouncer, it's probably lost to time.
The 2016 debut of the Fire Confidential Live podcast features former Fire player, Technical Director, and coach Frank Klopas, the Daily Herald's Orrin Schwarz, match preview writer Martin Tomszak, and new members of the ISA board. The podcast was recorded live during the ISA/Section 8 Chicago Annual General Meeting.
Hey, more people who wear (or wore) Black and Red to wear the Red, White and Blue
Remember the other day when some dummy mentioned when D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid was called up to the United States Mens' National Team camp that begins Sunday that Hamid's teammates Steve Birnbaum and Perry Kitchen weren't called up?