Sem grande surpresa, Fredy Montero foi considerado a melhor contratação para o campeonato português desta época, ao recolher a escolha de 82 dos 148 leitores que participaram. O ponta-de-lança colombiano que o Sporting foi "descobrir" nos norte-americanos dos Seattle Sounders "pegou de estaca" em Alvalade e lidera a lista dos melhores marcadores com 11 golos em 11 jogos.
The 2013 season hasn't ended, and we already have the 2014 schedule. For the past few years it's been January, or even February before we got the schedule for the new year, so getting it in late November is already a real treat.
For the fourth straight year, Sporting KC opens the season on the road.
Forbes is out today with its first valuation of MLS clubs since 2008. No doubt owing to the club's stadium situation, the online magazine values D.C. United lower than any other franchise not called Chivas USA.
For the first time since 2008, Forbes has taken on the task of setting the market value for each of Major League Soccer's 19 clubs.
The Seattle Sounders are trying to trade US national team attacker Eddie Johnson. D.C. United has the means to make a deal and needs a proven striker, but given how vital landing the right striker is for the Black-and-Red, can the club afford to roll the dice on EJ?
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Clint Dempsey is set for a transfer back to the Premier League on loan from the Seattle Sounders. Tottenham Hotspur have first right of refusal, butThe Mirrornewspaper is reporting that Fulham, Aston Villa and Everton are interested in signing the American striker.
Seattle general manager Adrian Hanauer said:
"Clint's contract allows him to go on loan for the off-season.
In the latest episode of our weekly interview series, Mike Gastineau is our guest. Gastineau recently published a book about the Seattle Sounders entitled Sounders FC: Authentic Masterpiece: The Inside Story of the Best Franchise Launch in American Sports History.
During the interview, Gastineau discusses what made Seattle (and the north west) such a success in MLS.
On this week's podcast: Should he stay or should he go his name is Chicharito, American football at the youth level is shrinking what does this mean for soccer in America, MLS "football" pitches, and old rivals at it again predictions for Arsenal's visit to Old Trafford this Sunday.
The Portland Timbers find themselves sitting pretty in Major League Soccer's playoffs. The number one seeded team in the Western Conference will kick start their playoff campaign on November 2nd against the Seattle Sounders in what will be one of the most highly anticipated match-ups in MLS history.
Rather than pretend to understand the mind set of MLS award voters, I am developing my own awards that I believe will best tell the story of the 2013 MLS regular season. These awards aren't necessarily achievements but rather reference points that give more depth than the Golden Boot or Defender of the Year.
The Seattle Sounders andHouston Dynamowon their preliminary round matches, and will host the #1 ranked teams in their respective conferences this weekend. Portland will travel to CenturyLink Field on Saturday, November 2, and Red Bull NY will visitBBVA Compass Stadiumon Sunday, November 3. On a rainy night in Seattle, the Soundersforced Colorado 'keeper Clint Irwin to make several saves
Portland Timbers have clinched their first-ever Major League Soccer playoff game, which — for Timbers supporters — is a euphoric and monumental achievement. What makes their November 7 playoff match even more enticing is the possibility that if Seattle Sounders beats Colorado Rapids tonight, the Timbers will host the Seattle Sounders in a super-sized reincarnation of the greatest soccer club rivalry in the United States.
We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 3 to 2 win over the Seattle Sounders FC on November 7 to advance to the MLS Western Conference finals. There are scores for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the match, plus a composite rating for the team and coaches.
We have complete player evaluations for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the 2 to 1 win over the Seattle Sounders FC on November 3 in Seattle for leg 1 of the MLS playoffs. There is also a composite rating for the coaches and the entire team.
For the last fifty years, Mexicans and Americans have lied to ourselves. At least about soccer. That is to say, we've constructed elaborate narratives to explain, gloss over, and/or glorify the sport at home. In the US, the story is simple: between the fall of the NASL and the rise of MLS, soccer ceased to exist.
All of Black and Red United's playoff coverage - all of it, sadly, devoid of D.C. United - in one unhappy place.
With D.C. United basically firing everybody (except, so far, Ben Olsen and Dave Kasper), our betters in the league set out in the MLS Cup Playoffs tonight, with the Don't-Call-It-A-Wild-Card Round, which pits the fourth and fifth place teams in each conference in a single-game elimination.
As the Portland Timbers prepare for their all-important Western Conference semifinal second leg against the Seattle Sounders, the spotlight is on head coach Caleb Porter as he continues to enjoy a dream first season in charge of the Timbers.
I recently completed a lengthy profile piece on Porter for Overlap Magazine, which goes into detail about Porter's background, and the road he took from baby born in Cascadia, to one of the most respected coaches in MLS.
After the knockout round victories by the Seattle Sounders over Colorado Rapids and Houston Dynamo over the Montreal Impact, all the MLS Conference Semifinals home and home series are set. Each of them is an intriguing match up making this year's playoffs a highly anticipated one.
What will make this year's run for MLS Cup so intriguing to watch is the mixture of talent and atmosphere.