[MLS] He isn't calling it a boycott, but Galaxy player representative Chris Klein says he has no plans to be in Washington Monday when ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Carlos Bocanegra's string of solid outings came to an end Sunday night when he was taken off at halftime of Rennes' 2-1 ... Read the whole story
"Respect for some basic player rights, not economics, is the real driving force behind the players' proposals. This negotiation is not about huge raises for players or massive new expenditures for owners. It is also not about unrestricted free agency. Rather it is about basic fairness for our members, and our ability to make improvements to a player system that is one-sided and unfair. It is unfortunate that MLS doesn't see the modest changes we have proposed as being good for the league, especially since until these changes are made, more and more quality players who should be playing in MLS, will not be doing so."
-- MLS Players Union executive director Bob Foose responding to MLS President Mark Abbott's statement that the league is prepared to increase spending by $60 million over five years of a new collective bargaining agreement. (Washington Post Soccer Insider)
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Herculez Gomez scored his third goal for Puebla in its 3-2 loss at Guadalajara. In Sunday play, Brad Friedel was in goal ... Read the whole story
[MLS] Seattle got its first goals and first shutout of its preseason visit to Spain in a 2-0 victory over Norwegian club Stabaek Sunday ... Read the whole story
[MLS] A revamped D.C. United attack failed to score against MLS opposition for the third straight game Saturday as D.C. played out a 0-0 ... Read the whole story
[GERMANY] A day after Bayern Munich's 13-game winning streak in all competitions ended with a 1-1 tie at relegation candidate Nuremberg, Bayer Leverkusen blew ... Read the whole story