MLS champs take care of their own
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 16, 6:01 p.m.
Portland has used TAM money on the contracts of several players and acquired Darren Mattocks from Vancouver as it gears up for a demanding season.
Our 20 U.S. players for the Olympic playoff series
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Mar. 15, 5:11 p.m.
The USA faces Colombia in a two-game series March 25 and March 29 to determine the 16th and final entrant in this summer's Olympic men's soccer tournament.
Television is only part of new media ecosystem for MLS
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Mar. 12, 4:00 a.m.
How does MLS build on the momentum of 2015 when it shattered league attendance records and introduced a host of new stars?
Jermaine Jones brings rough edges to Rapids' makeover
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 11, 4:51 a.m.
Colorado has been in free fall since Oscar Pareja left after the 2013 season, and to spark a rebuild the Rapids have signed U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones.
MLS ready to join in on video replay experiment
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 9, 9:12 p.m.
At its annual meeting last week the International Football Association Board approved a two-year experimental period for video replay. Likely to jump aboard quickly is MLS, which has already tested a system and has green-lighted further experiments in USL games this season.
MLS's American problem
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Mar. 8, 4:38 p.m.
So when are eight international player slots in MLS not enough? Too often, it seems.
MLS Western Conference preview
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 5, 3:20 p.m.
Portland's surprising surge to the 2015 MLS Cup title preserved the dominance of Western Conference teams, and also confirmed that in MLS anything can happen in the postseason.
MLS Eastern Conference preview
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 3, 3:59 p.m.
As the third decade of play in MLS commences, in the battle between conferences Eastern teams are playing catchup.
Scheduling change for Concacaf Champions League is possible
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Mar. 2, 6:54 p.m.
Another rough night for MLS teams in the Concacaf Champions League points out the recurrent problems of scheduling, and how a minor change could bring significant improvement.
Gulati is just where he needs to be
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Mar. 1, 6:01 p.m.
By all accounts, Sunil Gulati, president of U.S. Soccer, played a pivotal role in the election of Gianni Infantino as FIFA president.
Friday was a good day for soccer
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Feb. 26, 8:23 p.m.
FIFA needed a day like Friday. The FIFA Congress overwhelmingly passed sweeping reforms and it elected 45-year-old Swiss lawyer Gianni Infantino as its new president.
The song remains the same in Concacaf Champions League
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Feb. 24, 3:19 p.m.
A year after losing in Costa Rica to start off the CCL quarterfinals, D.C. United traveled to Mexico and despite a valiant effort again came up short.
Galaxy's Keane: 'If anyone has a chance, it's certainly us'
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Feb. 23, 8:47 p.m.
In the midst of an extensive makeover, the Galaxy starts its season with a Concacaf Champions League series against Santos Laguna, one of four Liga MX teams paired against MLS opposition in the quarterfinals.
Rosales-Perez trade confirms title aspirations for FC Dallas and Vancouver
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Feb. 18, 6:29 p.m.
Blas Perez stung the Whitecaps by scoring four goals against them for FC Dallas, yet the 'Caps swung a deal by which the Panamanian striker comes aboard in exchange for midfielder Mauro Rosales.
Attitude of 'getting the call right' will someday supersede that of 'getting on with it'
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Feb. 17, 12:00 a.m.
At its annual general meeting next month, the International Football Association Board, which is authorized by FIFA to test and adopt rule changes, is expected to approve extensive testing of video replay.