Portland Timbers face added pressure loaded on MLS top dogs Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Feb. 12, 3:33 p.m. Portland beat RSL, 1-0, to wrap up its preseason training stint in the desert. It has about a week to prepare for the Simple Invitational, its annual preseason tournament that this year brings in Minnesota United, Vancouver and Chicago. » 0 Comments
Chicago Fire's Paunovic is counting on new youngsters Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Feb. 10, 2:21 p.m. A major makeover of the Fire under head coach Veljko Paunovic and general manager Nelson Rodriguez is underway in Florida, where the U.S. players summoned by Jurgen Klinsmann have joined their club for its preseason training. » 0 Comments
For once, USA starts off a year just as it's supposed to Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Feb. 9, 6:37 a.m. Defensive miscues. Sloppy touches. Blown assignments. Confusion. These negative facets of play have been part and parcel of U.S. friendlies played in January and early February, and they were present against Iceland a week ago Sunday and Canada last Friday. » 19 Comments
Jozy shows he's still the man up front Posted by Paul Kennedy on Feb. 6, 6:29 p.m. U.S. soccer fans have a love-hate relationship with most of their big stars. For every fan who loved Landon Donovan as the greatest American player of all time, you could find another who thought he was a wuss for failing in Germany. Fans are equally divided about Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore.
Coaches-in-training ready to whip LA Galaxy locker room into shape Posted by Paul Kennedy on Jan. 26, 3:32 a.m. With three MLS titles in five seasons with the LA Galaxy and a scoring rate that seems to get better each year -- 20 goals in 24 games in 2015 to give him 73 goals in 108 MLS games -- Robbie Keane has had the best career of any big international star that has entered MLS since it implemented the ... » 4 Comments