MLS ALL-STARS VS. REAL MADRID ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 MLS ALL-STAR GAME

April 16, 2017

Major League Soccer’s best and brightest will feature in a one-off fixture against Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid this summer after the MLS All-Stars were named as pre-season opponents for Los Blancos on Saturday. The official Major League Soccer Twitter account announced the game for August 2 at Chicago’s Soldier Field, adding to Real’s already stacked pre-season fixture list: One night only. The 2017 #MLSAllStar Game pres. by @Target. pic.twitter.com/pC3j483Fjq —…

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Vancouver Whitecaps 1, Tigres UANL 2 | 2016-17 CCL Semifinal Match Recap

April 6, 2017

The Vancouver Whitecaps kept hope alive in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series against Liga MX club Tigres UANL on Wednesday, but could not complete the comeback as Tigres won 2-1 at BC Place, with Tigres winning the series 4-1 on aggregate. The Whitecaps narrowed the aggregate deficit just three minutes in, as Brek Shea turned in a rebound off a set piece to make it…

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Pareja admits “bitterness” as FC Dallas’ CCL dreams die late in Pachuca

April 5, 2017

Oscar Pareja’s postgame press conference at Estadio Hidalgo ran some nine minutes in length, but his opening words aptly summed up the evening for his FC Dallas side. The Spanish phrase translates as “bitterness, pure bitterness” – Pareja’s reaction to the agonizing circumstances of his team’s 3-1 loss to CF Pachuca, which sees the Liga MX club advance to the CONCACAF Champions League final by a 4-3 aggregate score over…

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Erick “Cubo” Torres named Alcatel MLS Player of the Week for hat-trick

April 4, 2017

Cubo Torres is taking MLS by storm – and plenty of folks are beginning to take notice. On Tuesday, Torres was voted Week 5 Alcatel MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for his three-goal performance in the Houston Dynamo’s 4-1 win against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium. The hat-trick, the first of Torres’ professional career, gives the Mexican…

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What Expected Goals can tell us about Week 5’s results

April 4, 2017

Columbus Crew SC welcomed Orlando City SC to MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday. Despite the fact that the Lions produced more shots and more shots on goal, passed with more accuracy in all categories and completed more than 100 passes in their attacking third, the home side walked away 2-0 winners and now stand atop the Eastern Conference standings. Justin Meram was the star of this one, bagging a brace that…

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Path to the CCL final: What Dallas, Vancouver need to do to advance

April 4, 2017

FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps will continue their quests to become the first MLS team to win the CONCACAF Champions League this week, as both will face off with Liga MX foes in the second legs of their semifinal series on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Dallas won their first leg 2-1 against Pachuca, but face a daunting task in trying to hold their lead in Mexico tonight (10 pm ET;…

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Orlando City’s Kreis on latest Cyle Larin transfer rumors: “A lot of talk”

March 30, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. – Not yet, but watch this space. That was the implication from Orlando City SC head coach Jason Kreis after being asked about the latest speculation involving star striker Cyle Larin and a possible move to Europe. The big Canadian is one of the league’s hottest young players, having burst on to the scene as a rookie in 2015 with a record 17 goals and added another 17 since…

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Real Salt Lake explain why Mike Petke was the best fit as head coach

March 30, 2017

SANDY, Utah – New Real Salt Lake head coach Mike Petke only needed one preseason and a single, victorious USL match to prove he had what it took to replace Jeff Cassar, who was let go after three matches to start the 2017 season. Petke was most recently the head coach of RSL’s USL affiliate, Real Monarchs, and he was at the helm for their season-opening victory last weekend. It was his…

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Bastian Schweinsteiger to land in Chicago Tuesday, meet media Wednesday

March 29, 2017

One week after he officially joined the Fire, Bastian Schweinsteiger will arrive in Chicago on Tuesday night. The German legend is scheduled to land at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport at 7:30 pm ET on Tuesday. He’ll be introduced to the media at a press conference at The PrivateBank Fire Pitch on Wednesday afternoon, and will be eligible for selection as early as Saturday, when Chicago will host Montreal at Toyota Park. A…

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