A report surfaced that Major League Soccer is considering ending the Expansion Draft as a way for new clubs to acquire players. It's a good thing the Philadelphia Union got Sebastien Le Toux while they could.
Money is a thing many MLS clubs might not be used to. Or at the very least, no one knows how it feels to be the LA Galaxy.
2015 MLS Playoffs: Conference Semifinals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2015 MLS playoffs are well under way, as 8 teams are going head to head in the conference semifinals. Each team in the conference semifinals will play two games, with one game being played at a team's home stadium and the other match being played at the opposing team's stadium.
Playoff soccer is ready to kick off once again in MLS.
D.C. United hosts the New England Revolution in Wednesday's first first-round matchup (7:30 p.m., UniMas), while the Seattle Sounders welcome the LA Galaxy to CenturyLink Field later in the evening (10 p.
SEATTLE It took a tired, listless, and shorthanded opponent, but the Seattle Sounders finally looked a semblance of themselves on Sunday night, cruising to a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake and qualifying for the playoffs in front of 55,435 at CenturyLink Field.
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 NCAA tournament kicks off today with 16 first round games. Here are some players to keep an eye on.
As the NCAA Tournament begins today, big name potential homegrown players like Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Brandon Allen (New York Red Bulls), Callum Irving (Vanouver Whitecaps), Bradley Bourgeois (Houston Dynamo), Mael Corboz (New York Red Bulls), Kyle Culbertson (Columbus Crew) and Sebastian Elney (Philadelphia Union) will be a major focus, but so too will a group of players who are likely to go the route of the MLS SuperDraft.
In pursuit of Jordan Morris, the Seattle Sounders are more than prepared to pay out a record-breaking deal.
Sounders general manager Garth Lagerway announced Wednesday that the Sounders have offered the Stanford starthe richest Homegrown Player contract in MLS history. As things stand, LA Galaxy star and fellow U.
U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team forward Jordan Morrishas long been expected to turn pro after his junior season at Stanford University, but a new report suggests he hasn't made up his mind yet.
Goal.com is reportingthat Morrishas yet to commit to the idea of turning professional after this season, even though the Seattle Sounders remain waiting with the highest homegrown offer in MLS history.
On the night that Joe Roth effectively handed over his controlling interest of the Seattle Sounders to Adrian Hanauer, the Hollywood producer went out with quite a bang. In between defending Sigi Schmid's coaching performance and bemoaning the existence of the away-goals rule and ties, Roth also made a highly insensitive remark about how Guatemala and Nicaragua are both "cocaine distributors.
Well this came out of left field: At the end of his opening statement at the Seattle Sounders Alliance Meeting, Joe Roth announced that Adrian Hanauer is the club's new majority owner. Details are sparse and it's unknown how much, if any, of the club's ownership Roth has retained, but Hanauer appears to be the undisputed top dog at the organization now.
Sounders owners will be addressing all sorts of questions and give updates on the state of the team.
Season ticket holders have another event to add to their calendar: Seattle Sounders FC will be holding their seventh annual Alliance Business Meeting on Nov. 12. Like last year it will be held at the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle, and like every year it is expected to be hosted by Sounders FC owners Joe Roth, Adrian Hanauer, and Drew Carey (possibly via Skype.
President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey announced at the End of Year Meeting that the only coach the Seattle Sounders have known will remain the coach.
The decision to retain Sigi Schmid as the coach of the Seattle Sounders in 2016 was confirmed on Thursday night when Garth Lagerwey made the announcement during the Q&A session of the annual Alliance Meeting.
We're now almost 48 hours removed from what I'm comfortable calling the most excruciating end to a Seattle Sounders season to date. It's not just that they were eliminated on penalty kicks for the first time, it's how the game even ended up there that is so rough.
I say this in all honesty: It still hurts to watch the highlights.
The emotion lasted less than two minutes. But, man, those moments felt really good. The Seattle Sounders had scored in the 90th minute on a wonderful Marco Pappa corner kick and a pounding Chad Marshall header. The all-important road goal tied the score 1-1 and gave the Sounders a 3-2 lead on aggregate.
The onus on Sunday is on FC Dallas. Not only will the club be at home, but it needs a victory. Anything less will result in anotherearly playoff elimination.The Seattle Sounders, conversely, are in the driver's seat. A win or draw would see them through, and so would any one-goal loss but a 2-1 scoreline.
The Seattle Sounders have played two matches this postseason and have brought two ignominious, franchise-haunting streaks to abrupt ends. Just days after finally dispatching the LA Galaxy from the playoffs for the first time in four tries, the Sounders turned around on scant rest and won the first leg of a playoff series for the first time in club history.
SEATTLE The only two clubs to reach the playoffs for the last seven years straight. Two of the league's biggest payrolls and glitziest rosters. Two of the most decorated coaches in the history of American soccer. Everything was in place for Wednesday night's knockout-round playoff match between the LA Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders to deliver some memorable soccer.
Holiday gift-giving season is just around the corner. This is not just an excuse to plug ourselves, though we will. There are some pretty neat things that the Seattle Sounders, Seattle Reign, Tacoma Stars, etc., have out there. You love soccer. People you know love soccer. Get them soccer stuff.
Don't go out and start making plans yet, but CenturyLink Field is very much in the running to be one of the hosts for next summer's Copa America Centenario. Seattle Sounders Chief Operating Officer Bart Wiley said nothing was finalized, but gave strong indications that something could soon be during Thursday's Alliance Meeting.
It wasn't exactly unexpected, but the Seattle Sounders had put to rest any fears that they won't have new turf in time for the 2016 season. Sounders Chief Operating Officer Bart Wiley made the announcement at Thursday's Alliance Meeting.
Bart Wiley says Sounders are getting new turf next year.