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09 July 3:38 pm

MLS W.O.R.K.S. and MLS corporate partner Continental Tire announced their commitment to educate the next generation of energy users during MLS Cup 2011 and are participating in Bonneville Environmental Foundation's (BEF) Solar 4R Schools program. A solar panel installation was awarded to KIPP Los Angeles Preparatory School--also the location of an environmentally friendly service project that culminated Greener Goals week and included players from MLS Cup 2011 champion LA Galaxy.

In addition, MLS W.O.R.K.S. and Continental Tire launched the "How Green Are Your Goals?" campaign as a way to engage MLS fans to participate and support environmentally friendly efforts leading up to Earth Day. Fans were encouraged to visit the Greener Goals website to share stories of how they incorporate green efforts into their everyday lives.

Thanks to the incredible support from supporters and fans, the Portland Timbers are the MLS W.O.R.K.S./Continental Tire "How Green Are Your Goals?" contest winners. A deserving school in Portland will receive a $50,000 solar panel installation as part of an MLS W.O.R.K.S. Earth Day 2013 community service project.

Timbers fan Jeffrey Briley was named the "How Green Are Your Goals?" Sweepstakes Grand Prize winner and has won a trip to the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park in Chester, PA, and a set of tires, courtesy of Continental Tire.

Congratulations to the Portland Timbers and Jeffrey Briley for your outstanding commitment to the environment.

 

For photos from the event at KIPP LA, visit the MLS W.O.R.K.S. Flickr page.

09 July 11:51 am

Je vous parlais de rédemption lors de la présentation de la journée qui vient de se jouer, et ça ne pouvait pas mieux tomber. Seattle a remporté sa première victoire depuis le 9 mai, et a surtout récupéré Steve Zakuani, revenu au jeu contre Colorado et un certain Brian Mullan, celui qui lui avait cassé la jambe au printemps 2011. Après le match, les deux se sont serré la main et ont échangé leur maillot.

Autres équipes qui ont renoué avec le succès : le LA Galaxy, vainqueur sur le terrain d’une bonne équipe de Chicago, et Salt Lake, où Saborio a réalisé le hat trick parfait (trois buts dans la même mi-temps sans être interrompu par un adversaire ni un partenaire).

Les autres équipes de tête ont calé à l’attaque. Très étonnant pour San José, heureux de ne pas avoir encaissé depuis longtemps mais contraint au nul blanc à Dallas. Même score pour Kansas City, qui se réjouit cependant de sa prestation défensive chez lui contre Houston. Miné par les blessures, New York s’est incliné 2-0 à New England où le nouveau joueur désigné Jerry Bengston s’est illustré dès son premier match.

Le duel des mal classés à tourné à l’avantage de Philadelphie, vainqueur de Toronto grâce à un Freddy Adu pour une trop rare fois en état de grâce.

LES RÉSULTATS
Kansas City - Houston
Salt Lake - Portland
Dallas - San José
Chivas USA - Vancouver
Seattle - Colorado
Chicago - LA Galaxy
Philadelphie - Toronto
New England - New York
Montréal - Columbus

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2-1
0-2
3-0
2-0
2-1
Cliquez sur un résultat pour voir le résumé vidéo

 

09 July 11:35 am

After Sporting Kansas City's scoreless draw with Houston on Saturday, Carlos Bocanegra gave some insight into a situation still developing some 4,000 miles away in Glasgow, Scotland.

Like his Rangers teammates Maurice Edu and Alejandro Bedoya, Bocanegra faces a decision about his future at Rangers after the club went into administration and is on the verge of being forced into Scotland's lower divisions. Unlike his teammates, though, the US defender has been consistently linked with MLS and spoke to SKC play-by-play man Callum Williams about that very possibility.

Watch the video above to see what Bocanegra has to say and check out this report with more insight into his thoughts on the current state of the club and Scottish football.

09 July 11:27 am

Pavel Pardo, la leyenda mexicana y actual mediocampista del Chicago Fire, cambió la cancha de fútbol por la de beisbol  este fin de semana para para hacer un lanzamiento de conmemoración en el U.S. Cellular Field de Chicago en celebración de los White Sox y el “Orgullo Sox”.

Además del lanzamiento de la estrella azteca, un excelente grupo mariachi le dio un sabor mexicano al himno de los Estados Unidos cuando entonaron una versión especial del Star Spangled Banner.

Juzguen ustedes mismos.

06 July 6:28 pm

When shooting multi-camera interviews, it's helpful to use a utility of some kind to sync up the audio and video from those cameras in the post-production process.

Sometimes it's done with a clapperboard (in the movies, it's the little black-and-white board with an arm that snaps down, usually with the movie name and scene written on it). In this case, FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea was our "sync popper", so I asked him to clap each time we started recording, which ended up being eight takes in all. He certainly made the most of his new responsibility.

06 July 4:55 pm

MLS clubs continue to show support for their communities through fundraising, grants, community visits and youth programming. Check out the highlights:

Timbers Lose Their Boots to Help Mercy Corps

Timbers Award $37,000 in Community Fund Grants

Get "Scooped" by Benny Feilhaber on Friday, July 6

Kaiser Permanente Get Earthquakes Fit

'Caps Visit BC Children's Hospital

Rapids to Support Disaster Fundraising Efforts at HelpColorado.Now.org

For more community news around the League, visit the MLS W.O.R.K.S. news section.

06 July 4:36 pm

The year 2026 may sound like a long way off, but the Canadian Soccer Association already has its eyes firmly fixed on the date.

That, after all, is the next available World Cup following the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 events to Russia and Qatar, respectively. And Canada wants to have a crack at it.

As US soccer fans know all too well, though, even if the CSA can put together an impressive bid, it's no guarantee that Canada will get the tournament.

Still, their track record is encouraging, and Canada certainly has the facilities and infrastructure to put together a solid case. The 2007 U-20 World Cup, hosted in six venues across Canada, stands as the most attended U-20 World Cup in history.

In just three years time, Canada will further get a chance to showcase its hosting ability when the 2015 Women's World Cup makes its way north.

How do you think a potential Canada bid would fare? Would Canada host a strong World Cup, or would you rather see US Soccer make a try at the event? Weight in with your comments below.

06 July 4:29 pm

Au début de la saison, Seattle et le LA Galaxy faisaient partie des grands favoris de la compétition. Les deux équipes sont bien malades et auront une (nouvelle) occasion de rédemption ce week-end.

Le champion en titre, qui peut enfin compter sur Omar Gonzalez, doit se méfier de son déplacement à Chicago, emmené par son meneur de jeu brésilien Alex (direct ESPN, ESPN Deportes et GolTV). Quant au triple vainqueur de la Coupe des États-Unis, où Montero est méconnaissable, il doit exploiter l’avantage du terrain pour remporter, contre Colorado (sur TSN et NBC Sports Network), sa première victoire depuis le 9 mai.

Pour Philadelphie et Toronto, chaque match est l’occasion de faire pardonner un début de saison raté. L’équipe des jumeaux Farfan tentera de mettre fin à la belle série sans défaite des Ontariens devant les caméras de TSN et RDS.

Accroché au TFC, New York pourrait être privé des services d’Henry et Marquez pour son déplacement à New England, qui n’a qu’un nom en tête : celui de son nouveau joueur désigné, Jerry Bengston. Il en va de même avec Alessandro Nesta à Montréal, qui recevra Columbus.

Battu à Portland mardi, San José aussi voudra lui aussi faire repentance : l’occasion est belle à Dallas, qui n’a pris que 5 points en 12 rencontres. Kansas City, qui reçoit Houston, sera à l’affût de tout faux pas du leader.

LE PROGRAMME COMPLET
Samedi 7 juillet
20h00 : Kansas City - Houston
21h00 : Salt Lake - Portland
21h00 : Dallas - San José
22h30 : Chivas USA - Vancouver
23h00 : Seattle - Colorado
Dimanche 8 juillet
15h00 : Chicago - LA Galaxy
16h00 : Philadelphie - Toronto
19h00 : New England - New York
19h30 : Montréal - Columbus

Toutes les heures HE (heure de New York et Montréal)
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06 July 3:18 pm

Joao Plata was at the "White House" on Friday afternoon and his former club in Toronto couldn't seem any farther away.

Although there has been no official word from Toronto FC, the Reds fan favorite was holding up a Liga de Quito jersey in a press conference held at the Ecuadorian club's Casa Blanca, where reports indicate he will remain through the end of the year.

Plata returned to Ecuador earlier this week unbeknownst to TFC, who were expecting him to show up to practice earlier this week although they admit they were investigating a potential loan deal with his former club.

The 20-year-old did not appear under new Toronto manager Paul Mariner, who took over for Aron Winter, and Plata told FutbolMLS.com earlier this week that he did not figure in the Englishman's plans.

But they were happy to have him in Ecuador, if this photo from Friday is any indication.

06 July 10:55 am

Andriy Shevchenko has apparently made up his mind on where his future lies.

According to reports, the former AC Milan and Chelsea star will be returning to the English club to work for his good friend Roman Abramovich. This article cites the president of his most recent club Dynamo Kiev, who spilled the beans.

However, Shevchenko himself hasn't pronounced himself just yet. He's just undergone knee surgery after starring for Ukraine in Euro 2012 and he plans to rehab before going public on his final decision.