March 6, 2014 SEASON PREVIEW
Part II – MLS West
In Major League Soccer’s Western Conference, some teams aren’t changing that much (Portland, Real Salt Lake), some are changing a good bit (Seattle, San Jose) , and one team is in the beginning of personality transplant (Chivas USA).
But ready or not, the season starts for nearly everybody this weekend.
March 5, 2014 NO GOALS
Mexico, Nigeria in 0-0 draw
ATLANTA—Mexico and Nigeria played to a spirited but scoreless draw Wednesday in front of the largest crowd ever to see a soccer match in Atlanta, 68,212 the Georgia Dome.
March 5, 2014 A VICTORY FOR UKRAINE
2-0 win over U.S. for beleaguered country
LARNACA, Cyprus - The U.S. Men's National Team dropped a 2-0 decision against Ukraine at Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium as Andriy Yarmolenko and Marko Devic each scored a goal to hand the USA its first two-goal loss since falling 3-1 to Costa Rica in World Cup Qualifying on Sept. 6, 2013.
March 5, 2014 SEASON PREVIEW
Part I – MLS East
Not that long ago, Major League Soccer’s western half was clearly the stronger of the two conferences. But with the New York Red Bulls winning the Supporters’ Shield, Sporting KC finishing only a point behind and winning MLS Cup plus perennial stalwarts the Houston Dynamo, joined by upgraded Philadelphia and Toronto and now resurgent New England, the Eastern Conference can stake its claim.
March 4, 2014 FASHION FORWARD
Fire unveil new primary kit
CHICAGO — The Chicago Fire unveiled their 2014 primary kit Tuesday morning in front of more than 700 guests at the team’s 16th Annual Season Kickoff Luncheon.
March 4, 2014 FIRE ON THE AIR
Weekly Saturday morning talk show on ESPN 1000
CHICAGO – The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Monday that ESPN 1000 (WMVP-AM) will broadcast a live, weekly Chicago Fire-themed soccer show beginning on Saturday, March 8, at 7 a.m. CT. Fred Huebner will host the show, entitled “Chicago Fire Weekly,” with regular contributions from current Fire TV color analyst, Kevin Egan.
March 3, 2014 ON THE MOVE
Cochrane headed to Fire from Galaxy
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - The Chicago Fire has acquired defender Greg Cochrane from the LA Galaxy in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2016 MLS Super Draft. Per MLS and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
March 3, 2014 NEW LOOK
Nike unveils U.S. National Team kit
The U.S. National will wear a new look jersey that features a polo shirt type collar. Nike unveiled the new uniforms on Monday that the U.S. will wear during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
March 1, 2014 WITHDRAWN
Three dropped from U.S. Roster
CHICAGO - U.S. Men's National Team midfielders Michael Bradley and Mix Diskerud and defender Tim Ream have been withdrawn from the U.S. roster ahead of the start of training camp for the friendly against Ukraine. No replacements will be added.