After parting ways with the Montreal Impact last year, Jesse Marsch appears closer to returning to a Major League Soccer head coaching position. The Vancouver Whitecaps have reportedly interviewed Marsch as a possible replacement for Martin Rennie, whose contract was not renewed after two seasons.
The Martin Rennie era in Vancouver has reportedly come to an end.
Rennie has been let go by the Whitecaps after failing to lead the club to a playoff spot for a second consecutive season, according to reports out of Vancouver. Speculation over Rennie's future with the club had lingered throughout the recently-concluded campaign and there are rumors that former San Jose Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop is in line to replace him.
The goal-line technology debate has long been a hot topic of conversation and it came alive at a very crucial moment of the season for Omar Gonzalez and the LA Galaxy in the 42nd minute of its 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders.
Trailing 1-0, the center back appeared to score off a corner kick but neither referee Mark Geiger or assistant referee Greg Barkey signaled for the goal.
After Saturday's match between FC Dallas and San Jose, an era will officially come to an end at Buck Shaw Stadium. That's because Saturday's match between FCD and the Earthquakes will mark the end of Ramiro Corrales' MLS career. Corrales is the lone player remaining from the league's inaugural season of 1996 and after Saturday, he will hang up his boots, something the veteran midfielder announced on Oct.
Zakuani has been dealing with pain from a sports hernia surgery he had earlier in the year, and it looks as if he will not able to recover in time to return to action this year. The injury has been one that Zakuani has dealt with much for of the season and he suffered a setback earlier this month when he played against the Portland Timbers.
For all the veterans in the Los Angeles Galaxy's lineup, it's been a rookie defender who has stood out amongst the rest this week.
The former Michigan Wolverine Kofi Opare scored his team's lone goal in their mid-week 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact and helped earn a second consecutive clean sheet against the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday evening.
CARSON, California- The LA Galaxy clinched a spot in the postseason for the fifth consecutive season and all but mathematically eliminated the San Jose Earthquakes with a 0-0 draw in front of 25,418 fans at the StubHub Center.
Despite having a bye week, head coach Jason Kreis will not be giving his RSL players much of a break in the buildup to their Oct. 19th with the Timbers.
"We're going to take this break and look at it as an opportunity for us to really to kind of refuel the tanks, up the fitness level of our group and see if that can mean something going into the playoffs," Kreis told the Salt Lake Tribune.
For the second time in four days, the Vancouver Whitecaps will be playing with their playoff hopes on the line, knowing that just about anything but a victory against the Seattle Sounders will mean that vacation begins on October 28.
The Sounders have dropped points in two matches in a row but they are becoming healthier this week and will have both Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins available to play, a luxury that wasn't afforded to Sigi Schmid's squad last Saturday in Colorado.
Once in the thick of the Western Conference race, the Whitecaps now find themselves on the outside looking in. With four matches remaining, the club is in seventh-place, four points behind the final playoff spot.
For the second time this season, Alvaro Saborio traveled to his native Costa Rica to get treatment for an injury. The striker, who has only played in 13 league matches in 2013, was getting treated for a calf strain that has limited him to just one game in the last month.
A Bradley Tank crashed into a barrier at the practice for MLS team San Jose Earthquakes yesterday. While there were no players hurt, it'll certainly be a practice that the Quakes players will remember for quite some time.
The Bradley Tank crashed into a wall approximately 10 feet from where Quakes goalkeeper Jon Busch was training.
The MLS Players Union released the latest list of MLS player salaries on Wednesday morning and Dempsey once again was at the very top. The Seattle Sounders attacker is currently earning slightly above $5 million, which is well ahead more of second-best paid player Thierry Henry's $4.
The San Jose Earthquakes' MLS season may be all but finished, but theirCONCACAF Champions League dream is still alive thanks to another heroic goal from Chris Wondolowski.
Wondolowski helped the Earthquakes advanced to the quarterfinals of the competition on Wednesday night, scoring a second-half winner in a 1-0 victory over Guatemalan outfit CD Heredia in their group-stage finale at Buck Shaw Stadium.
By the end of the week, there could be four Major League Soccer teams through to the knockout round of the CONCACAF Champions League.
In addition to already-qualified Los Angeles Galaxy, both Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo need just a draw to move on while the San Jose Earthquakes are putting their all into earning a huge home victory.
Group play ends this week for Sporting KC, the Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes in CONCACAF Champions League. Each team has a chance to win their group and move on to the quarterfinals of the Championship round scheduled for early next year.
The Galaxy are the only MLS team to have already qualified for sure.
The San Jose Earthquakes announced on Tuesday that goalkeeper David Bingham would train with Danish club FC Copenhagen for two weeks. The training stint runs from Nov. 7-20 and will allow Bingham to continue to stay sharp and fit during the first few weeks of San Jose's offseason.
Fire owner Andrew Hauptman introduced former San Jose Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop as the club's Director of Soccer and new head coach this morning at a press conference held downtown. Along with the newly created title, Yallop will have the final say on all player personnel decisions and will oversee the entire football operation from top to bottom.