Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Chivas USA recieves a player with plenty of experience, while Seattle will now be better positioned to sign players returning to MLS.
The New England Revolution said goodbye to longtime goalkeeper Matt Reis, who retired Wednesday, but are welcoming back a former Rev via trade.
The New England Revolution shot-stopper faced a long road back after suffering a quadriceps tendon tear and has opted to end his playing career to accept a coaching job with LA.
With the U.S. national team's January camp a month from kicking off, here is a look at the players Goal can see getting call-ups, including some 2010 World Cup veterans.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Joe Bendik also re-signed with Toronto FC amid the flurry of transactions as clubs start to build their rosters for 2013.
The veteran holding midfielder is hanging up the cleats after an illustrious career that saw him suit up in two World Cups and lift a MLS Cup.
The MLS veteran had a career season in 2013, and spoke to Goal about his excitement to play under his team's new coach.
Monday, December 9, 2013
The Danish goalkeeper made his mark during his four years in Kansas City, winning numerous individual and team honors.
Several big names will be available for MLS teams to select when the league begins its Re-Entry process later this week.
TFC made its first acquisition of the offseason when it traded for the 25-year-old Brazilian, giving up a conditional 2015 draft pick and allocation money in the transaction.
Sporting Kansas City's MLS Cup triumph likely represented the end of Real Salt Lake as we know it, with coach Jason Kreis poised to leave.
German-American defender John Brooks returned to the starting lineup this weekend to help Hertha Berlin win as he continued his quest for a place at the 2014 World Cup.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
A master of showmanship, the Sporting Kansas City center back capped his dominant playoffs with the equalizing goal and winning penalty kick against Real Salt Lake.
The Sporting playmaker paid tribute to the coach that brought him to Kansas City before the season.
The RSL head coach was disappointed to find his team in a disappointingly familiar circumstance: second-best when it really mattered.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen came up with a pair of vital penalty kick saves to lead Sporting KC to an MLS Cup title, his first professional title in 15 years.
The Royals captain feels his team could have done better in the penalty shootout, where four players failed to convert their chances.
Goal measures up the players who were in action during the MLS Cup Final, as Kansas City lifted its second-ever league title.
Sporting Kansas City came back from a second-half deficit, and battled from behind in the penalty shootout, to beat Real Salt Lake in the 2013 MLS Cup Final.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Two small-market clubs with distinctive identities and savvy front offices will play for the MLS title Saturday at Sporting Park.