Friday, December 6, 2013
The Canadian Soccer Association has revealed the full list of fixtures for the 2014 Amway Canadian Championship. The competition runs from mid-April to early June.
Two small-market clubs with distinctive identities and savvy front offices will play for the MLS title Saturday at Sporting Park.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Goal spoke with Canadian and MLS referee Silviu Petrescu on his life in soccer. He recently reached FIFA's mandatory retirement age.
The former LA Galaxy star had a season to remember after he was traded to Chicago last spring.
Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake boast two of the deepest, most talented squads in MLS, and that didn't happen by accident. They both followed similar paths to success.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
A day after being named to the league's Best XI, Portland Timbers duo Diego Valeri and Donovan Ricketts each picked up an individual award.
Who wants to watch soccer in the rain and the snow? Major League Soccer has a good thing going with a summer schedule, writes Goal's Martin MacMahon.
The U.S. national team faces the likely scenario of a very tough group when the World Cup draw takes place on Friday. Here is a closer look at the possibilities.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
In his annual state of the league address, MLS commissioner Don Garber identified Miami and Atlanta as front-runners to be the next markets awarded MLS expansion teams.
The MVP front-runners made the star-studded list, which also features the likes of Matt Besler, Tim Cahill and Marco Di Vaio.
Monday, December 2, 2013
The 32-year-old striker scored his team's opener, but it wasn't enough to avoid a loss. Goal recaps that and other Canadians Abroad weekend action.
The Portland Timbers boss triumphed over his New York Red Bulls counterpart, while New England's Kevin Alston claimed Comeback Player of the Year honors.
With Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake set to play for the MLS Cup, a half-dozen other title contenders are already working to address team needs.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Steve Cherundolo and Brek Shea both made their first appearances of the season, and while neither had an impact on their matches, their inclusions can still be seen as progress.
Friday, November 29, 2013
The MLS club exercised options on 12 players, passing on the options of four others. Three players, including goalkeeper Stefan Frei and Danny Koevermans, are out of contract.
Jozy Altidore is still looking for his first English Premier League goal for Sunderland, and this weekend it will be USA teammate Brad Guzan who tries keeping it away from him.
The Longueuil native has enjoyed a rapid ascent to professional soccer, and now he's taking the time to learn and grow under his more experienced counterparts in Montreal.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
The head coaching job at the Vancouver Whitecaps remains vacant, but with MLS roster deadlines, the club kept 11 players and left eight others in limbo.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Sporting Kansas City playmaker has enjoyed a standout playoffs after struggling to lock down a starting spot throughout 2013.
RSL still sits one game away from a second MLS Cup title, but Sunday's series victory against Portland, and the Western Conference trophy it delivered, was still special.