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May 22, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Breakers get first win

ALLSTON, Mass. – With a goal off the head of Whitney Engen and a shutout from goalkeeper Libby Stout, the Boston Breakers earned their first win of the season, 1-0, against FC Kansas City Sunday night at Jordan Field.


May 22, 2016
FIRST-PLACE TIE
Red Stars stifle Seattle Reign

SEATTLE -- The Chicago Red Stars extended their unbeaten streak to five games a 2-1 win over the two-time defending NWSL regular-season champion Seattle Reign FC Sunday night.


May 22, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Liguilla semifinals first leg roundup

The top two teams in the Clausura regular season will face off for the championship, as #1 Monterrey and #2 Pachuca won their semifinal series.


April 22, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Timbers stand tall against Caps, Quakes rally to draw Galaxy

PORTLAND, Ore.--Portland Timbers FC used two penalty kicks and a set piece to roar past Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Providence Park.


May 22, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Cosmos move to top

OTTAWA, Ontario – A late goal by Marcel De Jong gave the Ottawa Fury FC a 1-0 win over the Jacksonville Armada on Sunday afternoon at TD Place Stadium.


May 22, 2016
NEWCOMERS SHINE
U.S. Men cruise past Puerto Rico 3-1

BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico - The U.S. Men's National Team eased to 3-1 win against Puerto Rico thanks to goals from Tim Ream, Bobby Wood and senior team debutant Paul Arriola in its first warm-up match ahead of the upcoming Copa America Centenario.


April 21, 2016
THE CAMPBELLHOFF FACTOR
Campbell, Kappelhof tandem bringing stability to Fire defense

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire returned to Toyota Park Saturday after a long road trip, hoping to turn the corner on a rough stretch of games that included three straight losses over a ten-day period. The Fire were able to do so thanks to a third minute strike from Arturo Alvarez. The goal gave Chicago the 1-0 win against a struggling Houston Dynamo team that is now 0-6 on the road in 2016, and sit in last place in the Western Conference.


May 21, 2016
NASL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Ottawa Fury FC got off to a slow start this season, but playing in front of the TD Place crowd the past two games has provided the club with a platform to build on.


May 21, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit suffer first loss

ROCHESTER, NY. – The Western New York Flash used four goals in the first half to propel them to a 5-2 victory over Sky Blue FC at Sahlen's Stadium Saturday . Jess McDonald led the effort with a first-half brace with three other Western New York players adding to the tally.


April 21, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The first meeting of the season between the two clubs two weeks ago started a three-game winning streak for Vancouver and a three-game losing streak for Portland.


April 21, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Red Bulls rumble in the Bronx; Rapids still lead the league

BRONX, NY--Bradley Wright-Phillips led the way with two goals and an assist as the New York Red Bulls humbled New York City FC 7-0 Saturday at Yankee Stadium.


May 21, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Indy remains unbeaten

INDIANAPOLIS--Two late goals propelled Indy Eleven to a 4-2 win over Minnesota United at Carroll Stadium Saturday night.


May 21, 2016
LATE LIFT
Indy remains unbeaten with 4-2 win over Loons

INDIANAPOLIS--Two late goals propelled Indy Eleven to a 4-2 win over Minnesota United in front of 9,076 fans at Carroll Stadium Saturday night.


May 21, 2016
BACK ON TRACK
Fire defeat Houston 1-0

BRIDGEVIEW, ILL.-- The weather in Bridgeview finally cooperated for the Chicago Fire (2-5-4) on Saturday, and the result was as sunny as the skies. An early goal by Arturo Alvarez held up to give the road-weary Fire a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo Saturday in front of 15,363 at Toyota Stadium.


May 21, 2016
STRONG FEELINGS
Klinsmann names Copa America Cenentario roster

CHICAGO -- U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann named 15 players from the 2014 World Cup to the 23-player roster for Copa America Centenario Saturday.


April 20, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

NYC comes into their clash with the Red Bulls with the upper hand for the first time, unbeaten in five and leading the Eastern Conference – albeit only four points ahead of the Red Bulls.


May 20, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Union beat DC United in stoppage time

CHESTER, Pa. – Richie Marquez scored his first career MLS goal in second half stoppage time as the Philadelphia Union pulled out a clutch 1-0 victory over rival D.C. United Friday night before a crowd of 17,364 at Talen Energy Stadium.


May 20, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Pride blank Dash 1-0

HOUSTON -- Kristen Edwards scored a late goal to give the Orlando Pride their first road win, 1-0 over the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium Friday.


May 20, 2016
NASL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Indy Eleven and Minnesota United meet in matchup with big NASL Spring Season title race implications.


May 20, 2016
NO DYNAMO
Fire forward gets one-game suspension

NEW YORK -- The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Chicago Fire forward David Accam for one game and issued an undisclosed fine, the league announced Friday.


May 15, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Liguilla semifinals first leg roundup

Oswaldo Martinez scored seconds after the intermission to give Club America a 1-0 win over top seeds Monterrey in Wednesday's Liguilla semifinal first leg match at Estadio Azteca.


May 19, 2016
MLS FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Chris Pontius, who already has four goals for Philadelphia, faces the team where he spent seven seasons for the first time since he was traded in December for allocation money.


May 19, 2016
OPEN CUP OPENER
Fire's first foe: Indy or Louisville City

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The four-time U.S. Open Cup champion Chicago Fire will begin this year’s campaign in the fourth round on June 15 against either Louisville City or the Indy Eleven, organizers announced Thursday.


May 18, 2016
POSITIVE SPIN
Johnson, Fire focus on overall progress rather than loss to Red Bulls

HARRISON, NJ-- The Chicago Fire fell to 1-5-4 after closing out a tough road trip Wednesday night with a 1-0 loss against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. The only bright spot for fans who watched Chicago drop their third straight game was the reintroduction of veteran goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who got his first start of the 2016 season.


May 18, 2016
MLS INFORMER
The real deal

Sebastian Giovinco's first-season success in MLS clearly wasn't a fluke.


May 18, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
New Yorks rule

TORONTO--New York City FC took sole possession of first place in the MLS East with Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Toronto FC at BMO Field.


May 18, 2016
RUN BY THE BULLS
Fire close road trip with 1-0 loss at Red Bull Arena

HARRISON, N.J. -- The Chicago Fire's three-game road trip ended with a thud on Wednesday, as Mike Grella's 58th-minute goal gave the New York Red Bulls a 1-0 win at Red Bull Arena.



MAKING A LOAN
Indy Eleven sends 'Woj' to Energy FC

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indy Eleven has sent forward Wojciech Wojcik on loan to the OKC Energy FC for the remainder of the USL team’s season, the team announced Wednesday. The Indy Eleven will be able recall Wojciech at any time.


May 18, 2016
WWC REMATCH
Three Red Stars called in for U.S. camp

Three Chicago Red Stars players have been called in to training camp as the U.S. Women’s National Team prepares for two games against Japan.


May 17, 2016
MLS WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

New York City still has not seen Frank Lampard on the field (although he reportedly trained before Sunday's 2-1 victory over Portland), but amid a three-game winning streak will Patrick Viera want to risk inserting him into the lineup?


May 17, 2016
THE QUEST CONTINUES
Fire's search for a road win takes them to Red Bull Arena

The Chicago Fire have another opportunity for redemption on Wednesday, as they continue their long road trip and take on New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena (6:30 pm, CSN+).


May 17, 2016
DUTCH ADDITION
Fire add Groningen striker

The Chicago Fire announced the signing of Dutch forward Michael de Leeuw Tuesday.



COPA CAMP
Klinsmann names roster for Puerto Rico visit

U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called 22 players for camp to begin preparations for Copa America Centenario.


May 15, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Eddies topple Cosmos

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Papé Diakite scored in the 75th minute to lift FC Edmonton to a 2-1 win over the New York Cosmos at Clarke Stadium Sunday afternoon.


May 15, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Liguilla semifinal pairings



May 15, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Liguilla quarterfinals - Second Leg roundup

Top-seeded Monterrey advanced to the Liguilla semifinals despite Saturday's 2-1 second leg loss to #8 Tigres at Estadio BBVA Bancomer.


May 15, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Sporting KC snaps skid; big win for NYC

HOUSTON-- Giles Barnes scored the only goal the Houston Dynamo needed to defeat Real Salt Lake 1-0 Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium.


May 14, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Alex Morgan nets Pride winner

BOYDS, Md. -- Midfielder Joanna Lohman’s 38th-minute header made the difference as the Washington Spirit remained unbeaten with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dash before a crowd of 3,545 at the Maryland Soccerplex Saturday night.


May 14, 2016
NASL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming game

After back-to-back losses due to conceding late goals, the New York Cosmos have returned to top form.


May 14, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Indy stays unbeaten, Loons move to top

FORT LAUDERDALE – Goalkeeper Jon Busch made six saves to help Indy Eleven remain the only unbeaten team in the North American Soccer League, as they played to a 0-0 draw with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Lockhart Stadium Saturday night.


May 14, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Draws keep Rapids, Impact in conference leads

MONTREAL--C.J. Sapong scored his fifth goal of the season and the Philadelphia Union overcame an early goal by Didier Drogba for a tough 1-1 draw in a steady rain against the Montreal Impact Saturday at Stade Saputo.


May 14, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Postponed from Saturday night due to weather. Houston will try to get even for the 2-1 loss two weeks ago at Salt Lake, and can feel fairly confident having lost only one of five this season, and winning two by shutout, at BBVA Compass Stadium.


May 14, 2016
DOUBLE ZEROS
Indy remains unbeaten with clean sheet

FORT LAUDERDALE – Goalkeeper Jon Busch made six saves to help Indy Eleven remain the only unbeaten team in the North American Soccer League, as they played to a 0-0 draw with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Lockhart Stadium Saturday night.


May 14, 2016
ROAD WOE-RRIORS
Fire road winless streak hits 29 after 2-0 loss to NE

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--The punchless Chicago Fire did not put a single shot on goal on their way to a 2-0 loss to the New England Revolution Saturday at Gillette Stadium.


May 13, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars extend shutout streak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chicago Red Stars extended their shutout streak to four games as they played to a 0-0 tie with FC Kansas City at Swope Soccer Village Friday night.


May 13, 2016
FOUR ZEROES
Red Stars tie, extend unbeaten streak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chicago Red Stars extended their shutout streak to four games as they played to a 0-0 tie with FC Kansas City at Swope Soccer Village Friday night.


May 13, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Montreal looks to break a string of three straight draws (and four games without a win), hoping to build on its last outing on Saturday when it recovered from a three-goal deficit in 33 minutes to earn a 4-4 tie with the Columbus Crew SC.


May 13, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
DC United blank NYRB, 2-0

WASHINGTON -- Alvaro Saborio scored his team-leading fourth goal of the campaign, Patrick Nyarko added his third, and D.C. United eased to a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Friday evening at RFK Stadium.


May 13, 2016
NASL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers received a boost in their Spring Season campaign with a big road win against the then-first place Carolina RailHawks


May 12, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Liguilla quarterfinals - First Leg roundup

Top seeds Monterrey romped past #8 Tigres 3-1 in Wednesday's Liguilla quarterfinal first leg at Estadio Universitario.


May 12, 2016
MLS FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

One of the oldest rivalries in MLS resumes at RFK with both teams trying to recover from rough starts. New York seems to have sorted out many of its early season woes with a three-game unbeaten streak, replacing Karl Ouimette in central defense, scoring eight goals in its last three games, even getting a point on the road.


May 12, 2016
MLS INFORMER
FCD's Mr. Versatility

FC Dallas' “Swiss army knife” has added another gizmo to his repertoire. Toyota Stadium's video board last August compared third-year defender Ryan Hollingshead to the ubiquitous utility tool after he played five different positions, from attacking central midfield to both wings and both wide backs.


May 12, 2016
MEET THE NEW BOSS
Canada's Montagliani elected CONCACAF president

CONCACAF elected Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani as its president at its XXXI Ordinary Congress Thursday.


May 11, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Union play Galaxy to draw; Rapids pad lead in West

CHESTER, Pa. – Vincent Nogueira and rookie Keegan Rosenberry each scored for the Philadelphia Union in a hard-fought 2-2 draw before a spirited crowd of 17,985 Wednesday night at Talen Energy Stadium.


May 11, 2016
FIRE FIZZLE--AGAIN
Fall to Whitecaps 2-1

VANCOUVER, B.C.---Blas Perez scored two goals to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire at BC Place on Wednesday night.


May 10, 2016
MLS WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Galaxy come in unbeaten in seven with victories in three of their last four and 14 goals in five matches. But it also will be their third game in 12 days and second in four.


May 8, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Pride earn first shutout

ORLANDO The Orlando Pride earned its first shutout, taking a 2-0 win over the Seattle Reign before a crowd of 8,211 at Camping World Stadium Sunday night.


April 8, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Liguilla quarterfinal pairings



May 8, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 17 roundup

Jefferson Cuero's second-half brace lifted playoff-bound Morelia (8-4-5, 28 pts) over Veracruz 2-1 Friday at Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente.


May 8, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Keane returns with brace against Revs; NYC on first winning streak of season

CARSON, Calif.-- The LA Galaxy extended their unbeaten streak to seven games and took over second place in the MLS West with Sunday's 4-2 win over the New England Revolution at the StubHub Center.


May 7, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Cosmos move to top of table, Indy stays unbeaten

OTTAWA, ON - Marcel De Jong scored the equalizer in second-half stoppage time to give Ottawa Fury FC a 2-2 draw with Minnesota United FC in front of 4,317 at TD Place Saturday.


May 7, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit, Thorns scoreless to stay unbeaten

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Sam Mewis scored in the 86th minute to give the Western New York Flash a 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field Saturday night.


May 7, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Rapids take top spot in the West; Reds open BMO Field with win over FCD

VANCOUVER--Masato Kudo had a goal and an assist to lead Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-5-2, 14 pts) to a 2-1 comeback win over the Portland Timbers (3-4-3, 12) Saturday at BC Place.


May 7, 2016
THIRD STRAIGHT
Press goal gives Red Stars another win

ALLSTON, Mass. – A second half set-piece goal from Christen Press gave the Chicago Red Stars a 1-0 win over the Boston Breakers, in front of 3,662 fans at Jordan Field Saturday night.


May 7, 2016
STILL UNBEATEN
But Indy has to settle for a 1-1 draw

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Eleven remained the only undefeated team in the NASL, but settled for a 1-1 draw against FC Edmonton in front of 7,415 fans at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium.


May 7, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Revolution have more draws than anybody (seven in 10 games), including four during its ongoing five-game winless streak. They're well on pace for Chicago's record of 18 in 2014,


May 6, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Lions rally to draw with Red Bulls

ORLANDO -- Kevin Molino's second half goal lifted Orlando City SC into a 1-1- draw with the New York Red Bulls in a card-riddled MLS match at Camping World Stadium Friday night.


May 6, 2016
NASL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Ottawa Fury FC and Minnesota United meet in a rematch of one of The Championship Semifinals from last year.


May 6, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Portland Timbers roar into BC Place to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC on a three-game unbeaten streak after last weekend's 2-1 win over Toronto


May 6, 2016
SHORT-TERM
Indy Eleven defender Shaffer re-joins Islanders

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indy Eleven has sent defender Neil Shaffer to the Harrisburg City Islanders on a short-term loan, the team announced Friday.


May 6, 2016
COMMITMENT
Fire names Logan Pause PDL team coach

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire has named Logan Pause coach of the Fire team for the 14-game PDL season, the team announced Friday.


May 5, 2016
MLS FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Orlando coach Adrian Heath was highly critical of a referee's decision – or non-decision-- to not call a foul on Karl Ouimette which he insinuated cost OCSC two weeks ago when his team lost to the Red Bulls 3-2. Now Heath gets the Red Bulls in Camping World Stadium (Citrus Bowl for those not keeping track).


May 5, 2016
CLASS OF 2016
Chastain, Garber, MacMillan named to Hall of Fame

CHICAGO -- Former U.S. Women’s National Team stars Brandi Chastain and Shannon MacMillan and MLS commissioner Don Garber have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.


May 4, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Eddies edge Armada 1-0

JACKSONVILLE—A second half goal by Pape Diakite scored gave FC Edmonton a 1-0 win over the Jacksonville Armada FC in front of 3,519 at Community First Park on Wednesday night.


May 4, 2016
MLS INFORMER
It ain't over 'til it's over -- or is it?

If the playoffs started today, neither last year's Supporters' Shield winner, either of last year's MLS Cup finalists nor any Pacific Northwest teams would be in the MLS playoffs. And if recent history is a guide, they most likely won't be there in October.


May 4, 2016
ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE
Paunovic says rested Fire are on the right track

The Chicago Fire are enduring another long break this week after their 1-1 draw to D.C. United this past Saturday. After their second bye week prior to facing D.C., the Fire are now in the midst of a 10-day break before they play four games in 10 days, including three road matches, beginning May 11th when they take on the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.


May 4, 2016
MIDFIELD ADDITION
Fire signs Thiam on loan

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire confirmed the acquisition of midfielder Khaly Thiam on loan from MTK Budapest FC, the team announced Wednesday.


May 3, 2016
SOME GROUND-BREAKING NEWS
FC Dallas, U.S. Soccer to start improvements at Toyota Stadium, announce Hall of Fame inductees

FC Dallas, along with U.S. Soccer, Frisco Independent School District and the city of Frisco, will break ground on the $39 million Toyota Stadium improvements Thursday.


May 2, 2016
IN THE NICK OF THIAM
Senegalese midfielder reportedly on way to Fire

The long rumored acquisition of Senegalese midfielder Khaly Thiam appears to be finalized, according to a release on MTK Budapest FC’s official website. Thiam, 23, will join the Chicago Fire for the rest of 2016, with a club option available at the end of the season.


May 1, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns, Reign, Red Stars all 1-0 winners

ALLSTON, Mass.---Dagny Brynjarsdottir scored on a second half header to give the Portland Thorns a 1-0 win before 3,698 at Jordan Field Sunday night.


May 1, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 16 roundup

Queretaro (5-4-7, 19 pts) rallied to a 2-1 win over Pumas (5-6-5, 21) Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.


May 1, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Golazos galore in KC; Valeri leads Timbers past Toronto

PORTLAND, Ore.--Diego Valeri had a goal and an assist to lead the Portland Timbers past Toronto FC 2-1 Sunday night at sold-out Providence Park.


May 1, 2016
PRESSING WIN
Red Stars take second successive shutout

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Red Stars registered their second consecutive victory, downing the Orlando Pride, 1-0, at Toyota Park Sunday.


May 1, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Cosmos knockoff the RailHawks

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Yohandry Orozco scored in the final minute of the first half to boost the New York Cosmos to a 1-0 victory over the Carolina RailHawks at James M. Shuart Stadium Sunday night.


May 1, 2016
PRELIMINARY PLANS
Klinsmann submits 40 man roster

CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has submitted the 40-player preliminary roster for the 2016 Copa America Centenario


April 30, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Villa leads NYC to 1st home win; 3-way tie at top of the MLS West

BRONX, NY--David Villa led the way with two goals as New York City FC edged Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-2 Saturday at Yankee Stadium for their first home win of the season.


April 30, 2016
NASL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Through two games, the New York Cosmos were dominant, scoring five goals and conceding zero.


April 30, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Indy remains unbeaten

OTTAWA, Ont. – Fernando Timbo scored the winning goal and Dennis Chin, provided some insurance during second-half stoppage time as the Ottawa Fury FC defeated Miami FC 2-0 at TD Place Saturday.


April 30, 2016
ANOTHER DISAPPOINTMENT
Fire blow lead, settle for 1-1 tie with DC United

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire’s struggles continued on Saturday, as a second half goal from D.C. United’s Patrick Nyarko canceled out a first half goal from Fire rookie Jonathan Campbell, leaving the teams in a 1-1 draw at rainswept Toyota Park. The tie gives Chicago (1-2-4) just five points in five home matches this season, and seven points in seven matches overall.


April 30, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Toronto hasn't allowed a goal in 256 minutes, and heads to Portland knowing this is the last of its eight-game road trip to start the season.


April 30, 2016
MORE LATE DRAMATICS
Indy Eleven remain unbeaten with 2-1 win

YUKON, Okla. – Indy Eleven remained undefeated with more late-game dramatics, as defender Nemanja Vukovic’s 77th minute goal lifted the visitors to a 2-1 win at Rayo OKC in the teams’ inaugural meeting at Miller Stadium.


April 30, 2016
MISS ME?
Nyarko goal lifts DC United into 1-1 tie with Fire

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--Patrick Nyarko scored on a second-half header in his return to Toyota Park, helping D.C. United earn a 1-1 draw against the Chicago Fire on Saturday afternoon.


April 29, 2016
NASL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Ottawa Fury FC hits the field at TD Place for the first time in 2016, and the club is hoping that some home cooking will get the Spring Season momentum rolling.


April 29, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit win third straight

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Washington Spirit remained undefeated after three games, taking a 3-0 win over the Western New York Flash at Sahlen’s Stadium Friday night.


April 29, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Red Bulls romp over FC Dallas

HARRISON, NJ---Lloyd Sam, Sacha Kljestan and Felipe each had a goal and an assist as the New York Red Bulls trounced FC Dallas 4-0 Friday at Red Bull Arena.


April 29, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Rapids, who won only nine games all of last season, have won five of eight this year, including three straight and four of their last five. Away from home though, they've won only one of four and haven't score more than a goal.


April 29, 2016
GOOSSENS GOES DOWN
Fire midfielder out with knee injury

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Dutch midfielder John Goossens sustained a knee injury in training Friday and will miss the Chicago Fire’s game against D.C. United Saturday.


April 29, 2016
BACK TO WORK
Fire host DC United in first match since bye week

The Chicago Fire (1-2-3, 6 pts.) will have redemption on their mind again Saturday when they welcome D.C. United (2-3-3, 9 pts.) to Toyota Park for the first of three encounters this season (4:00 pm, CSN). Chicago is hoping to gain full points at home for just the second time this season, after suffering a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Montreal Impact two weeks ago.


April 28, 2016
MLS FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The Red Bulls finally ended their seemingly uncontrollable four-game skid with a 3-2 win over Orlando on Sunday, but still made it interesting by giving up an own-goal in the 84th minute.


April 27, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Drawn out

BRONX, NY--Dominic Oduro scored in the first minute of stoppage time to give the Montreal Impact a 1-1 draw with New York City FC Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.


April 27, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Mile markers

It was noted last week that the New York Red Bulls' Luis Robles had passed Kevin Hartman with his 113th consecutive start – the most by a goalkeeper in MLS history (he added his 114th on Sunday putting him within four of overall record holder Chris Klein). This week several more are trying to get their name onto pages in the MLS Fact and Record Book, known in the trade as the FARB.


April 27, 2016
SHORT LEASH
Paunovic losing patience with Fire's lack of offensive production

The Chicago Fire had a bye week once again this past weekend, for the second time in eight weeks of the young season. The time off is both beneficial and a hindrance for the team.


April 26, 2016
MLS WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Didier Drogba finally played a full match for Montreal on Saturday, but the Impact still lost 2-0 to Toronto. With Yankee Stadium having a grass surface, he supposedly is ready to go again.


April 26, 2016
MOTOR CITY SOCCER
Detroit making a bid for MLS expansion team

An investor group is being formed to bring an MLS expansion team to downtown Detroit, Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert announced Tuesday.


April 26, 2016
SUCCESSFUL SURGERY
Heart transplant for U.S. Soccer CEO Flynn

U.S. Soccer CEO/secretary general Dan Flynn underwent heart transplant surgery Tuesday morning, according to the organization.


April 25, 2016
WOUNDED KNEE
Lloyd sidelined 3 to 6 weeks

U.S. women's international midfielder Carli Lloyd suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain and will miss from three to six weeks with the Houston Dash, the National Women's Soccer League team said Monday.


April 24, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 15 roundup

Pumas came up with a pair of late goals to pull away from Tijuana 3-1 Friday at Estadio Olimpico Universitario.


April 24, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Wondo scores again; Wright-Phillips leads Red Bulls past Lions

SAN JOSE -- Chris Wondolowski converted a penalty kick in the 59th minute and goalkeeper David Bingham made five saves to help the San Jose Earthquakes defeat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 Sunday at Avaya Stadium.


April 24, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Reign, Spirit winners

ALLSTON, Mass. – The Seattle Reign scored twice in the first half and once in the second, to defeat the Boston Breakers 3-0 in front of a near sellout crowd of 3,743 at Jordan Field.


April 24, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Eddies post first win of season

EDMONTON, AB - FC Edmonton registered their first win of the 2016 season with a 2-0 victory over Canadian rivals Ottawa Fury FC Sunday at Clarke Field.


April 24, 2016
NASL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The Canadian Derby is set to heat up again with both sides needing a result to kick start their seasons.


April 23, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Union top the East; Galaxy hand RSL their first loss

MONTREAL - Sebastian Giovinco scored two goals, leading Toronto FC to a 2-0 win over the Montreal Impact Saturday afternoon in front of a sell-out crowd of 20,801 at Stade Saputo.


April 23, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Orlando sets attendance record, Lloyd hurt

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Casey Short’s 28th-minute goal gave the Chicago Red Stars a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash in their NWSL home opener at Toyota Park Saturday night.


April 23, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
RailHawks stay unbeaten

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Carolina RailHawks defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies 3-1 at Al Lang Stadium Saturday night, to push their record to 4-0 to start the NASL spring season. With the victory, the RailHawks stand all alone in first place with 12 points.


April 23, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Kansas City will try to end a two-game losing streak – and a skid that has seen it lose three of four – with a second straight road match.


April 23, 2016
HOME VICTORY
Short goal makes difference for Red Stars

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Casey Short’s 28th-minute goal gave the Chicago Red Stars a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash in their NWSL home opener at Toyota Park Saturday night.


April 22, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
OKC wins first battle of expansion sides

MIAMI ---Michel’s penalty kick goal in the 86th minute broke a 2-2 deadlock to give Rayo OKC a 3-2 win over Miami FC at FIU Stadium in a battle of North American Soccer League expansion teams Friday night.


April 22, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Sebastian Giovinco has scored in two straight matches but nobody else from Toronto has tallied since March 13.


April 22, 2016
NASL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers will want to relive last year's success against Jacksonville Armada FC after clinching a postseason spot against last year's expansion side. In 2016, though, the Strikers have had a rough time to start the season. Recently the club added Ramon Núñez, who will bolster the club's attack moving forward.


April 22, 2016
TIME TO REGROUP
Fire try to pull things together during bye week

After losing at home to the Montreal Impact 2-1 last weekend, the Chicago Fire have their second bye week of the season to pull things together before welcoming DC United to Toyota Park on April 30.


April 22, 2016
ROLE PLAYER
Red Stars rookie Raetzman ready to contribute wherever she is needed

The Chicago Red Stars have been the team to watch when it comes to rookies making a name for themselves. For two straight seasons in the NWSL, a Red Stars player has taken home Rookie of the Year honors. One of the incoming rookies hoping to help keep that award in Chicago this season is midfielder Courtney Raetzman.


April 22, 2016
PARTNERSHIP
ESPN showing USL matches

TAMPA, Fla. -- ESPN and the United Soccer League have announced a partnership that will include 20 regular-season matches, plus the USL Championship game, on an over-the-air ESPN network.


April 22, 2016
NASL FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Two expansion sides meet with look to earn a first win in club history. Miami FC has let leads slip away late in two of the three matches it has played so far


April 21, 2016
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
USMNT to play Puerto Rico for 1st time May 22

The U.S. men's national team will face Puerto Rico for the first time in Bayamón, Puerto Rico on May 22.


April 20, 2016
MLS INFORMER
NYC gets a Win! at Tribeca fest

NYC FC is the subject of a documentary film making its debut this week at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan, the first MLS team to be “featured in a documentary at a major mainstream film festival” – according to MLSsoccer.com.


April 20, 2016
REUNITED
Notre Dame to meet Mexico U-20s

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The University of Notre Dame men’s and women’s teams will play host to Mexico U-20 national teams at Alumni Stadium Friday.


April 20, 2016
AIMING HIGHER
Johnston, Red Stars determined to contend for NWSL championship

To say that Julie Johnston has had a whirlwind career since turning pro in 2014 would be an understatement.


April 19, 2016
NEW SECURITY STANDARDS
At all MLS stadiums starting Saturday

Major League Soccer Tuesday announced elevated security standards that will be applied across all MLS stadiums to ensure a safe environment for soccer fans.


April 19, 2016
CLEVELAND CONFRONTATION
USWNT to take on Japan again June 5

CHICAGO - The U.S. women's national team will face Japan on June 5 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland as it continues its preparations for the Rio Olympics.


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NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue, Thorns take 2-1 wins

SEATTLE -- Kelly Conheeney scored the game winning goal in the 68th minute of her debut, giving Sky Blue FC a 2-1 win over the Seattle Reign at memorial Stadium Sunday.


April 17, 2016
LIGA MX CLAUSURA
Match Day 14 roundup

Yerson Candelo scored the only goal Queretaro (4-4-6, 16 pts) needed to edge second-place Club America 1-0 Friday at Estadio La Corregidora.


April 17, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Controversial draw in Orlando; FCD edges SKC

ORLANDO--Neither team went home happy as Orlando City SC (2-1-3, 9 pts) and the New England Revolution (1-1-5, 8 pts) battled to a wire-to-wire 2-2 tie Sunday at the Citrus Bowl.


April 16, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Crew get first win, escape Eastern Conference cellar; RSL claim share of first in the West

BRIDGEVIEW, ILL.--The Chicago Fire (1-2-3) set a new club record for consecutive shutout minutes (412 minutes) on Saturday against the Montreal Impact (4-2-0), but second half strikes by Didier Drogba and Ignacio Piatti canceled out a first half strike from Kennedy Igboananike to give the Impact the 2-1 win before 14,509 at Toyota Park.


April 16, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash, Dash, Spirit win openers

BOYDS, Md.--- Joanna Lohman scored the only goal of the game to give the Washington Spirit a 1-0 win over the Boston Breakers in front of 3,578 at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday.


April 16, 2015
NASL ROUNDUP
Rowdies, Indy earn first win, Cosmos fall

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ---Goalkeeper Matt Pickens made a late stop of a penalty kick to preserve a 1-0 win for the Tampa Bay Rowdies over FC Edmonton at Al Lang Stadium Saturday.


April 16, 2016
PLENTY OF WORK TO DO
Saturday's loss to Impact exposes Fire weaknesses on both defense and offense

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.-- The Chicago Fire established a new record for consecutive minutes without conceding a goal on Saturday, extending the streak to 412 minutes against the Montreal Impact, beating the old mark of 356 minutes. Unfortunately for Chicago, that was the only piece of good news on the day, as two second half goals from Montreal, one of them in stoppage time, handed the Fire their second defeat of the season.


April 16, 2016
DASHED
Red Stars squander early advantage

HOUSTON -- Christen Press gave Chicago an early lead, but the Red Stars fell, 3-1, to the Houston Dash in both teams’ NWSL opener Saturday night.


April 16, 2016
LATE FLURRY
Stoppage goals give Indy first win

INDIANAPOLIS – Indy Eleven turned a potentially disappointing defeat into a breath-taking victory during second half stoppage time against the New York Cosmos, as Eamon Zayed’s late brace gave the home side a 2-1 comeback win in front of 9,067 fans at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium.


April 16, 2016
NWSL TITLE GAME
Final will be played at BBVA Compass Stadium

HOUSTON -- BBVA Compass Stadium will play host to the National Women's Soccer League Championship, the league announced Saturday. The game will be played Sunday, Oct. 9 and will be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1. Kickoff time will be announced later.


April 16, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

After being shut out in two straight games, New England has only scored one goal in each of its last three matches – and yet is unbeaten in that stretch.


April 16, 2016
NEGATIVE IMPACT
Fire drop 2-1 decision to Montreal

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire (1-2-3) set a team record for consecutive shutout minutes (412) on Saturday against the Montreal Impact (4-2-0), but second half strikes by Didier Drogba and Ignacio Piatti canceled out a first half strike from Kennedy Igboananike, giving the Impact a 2-1 win before 14,509 at Toyota Park.


April 16, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Armada give Meola first coaching win

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Haitian international Pascal Millien’s 37th-minute goal made the difference as the Jacksonville Armada FC took a 2-1 win over Miami FC at Community First Park Friday night.


April 15, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Didier Drogba might actually be available to Montreal – for only the second time this season – on Saturday since Chicago's Toyota Park has a grass surface.


April 15, 2016
NASL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Midfielder Austin da Luz is off to the fastest start in the NASL this year. He has scored two game-winning headers for Carolina and has three goals overall.


April 15, 2016
PUT UP OR SHUT UP
Fire need to get their offense in gear against Montreal on Saturday

As far as storylines go, you may not find a more stacked match-up than this weekend’s between the Chicago Fire (1-1-3) and Montreal Impact (3-2-0).


April 15, 2016
MLS FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The Galaxy have allowed only four goals in five games this season, tied with the Rapids for the fewest, but their defense took a hit when the MLS Disciplinary Committee suspended midfielder Nigel de Jong three games for his yellow-card tackle on Darlington Nagbe last week.


April 14, 2016
NASL FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Jacksonville opened its 2016 season with a tough road match against the New York Cosmos. If you just looked at the box score, it would appear that the Armada came away with a convincing victory, but they struggled to finish and fell to the Cosmos, 2-0 in Tony Meola's coaching debut.


April 14, 2016
NWSL ON FOX
Three games, playoffs, to be televised

CHICAGO -- The National Women's Soccer League and FOX Sports announced a one-year agreement to telecast six NWSL games for the second consecutive season Thursday.


April 14, 2016
FAMILIARITY
Jamaican striker joins Indy Eleven

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indy Eleven added Jamaican forward Owayne “Omar” Gordon via a loan deal with Montego Bay United, the team announced Thursday.


April 14, 2016
DRAWN TOGETHER
USWNT to face New Zealand, France, Colombia in Olympic group play

The United States will face New Zealand, France and Colombia in Group G at the 2016 Olympic women's soccer tournament throughout Brazil from Aug. 3-19.


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