28 August 7:40 de la tarde

For nearly a year now, Bob Bradley has blazed an unlikely trail as manager of the Egyptian national soccer team as it attempts to reach the 2014 World Cup amidst a turbulent political climate in the country.

Filmmaker Jeffrey Plunkett – a midfielder on Bradley's Princeton University team that reached the 1993 NCAA Final Four – has used his camera to chronicle Bradley's often harrowing journey in a documentary titled We The Pharaohs and, based on the trailer above, it looks to be quite the film.

On the field, Bradley has gotten off to a solid start on the road to Brazil, with Egypt topping Mozambique and Guinea to get off to a perfect start in qualifying.

However, just as important as his results on the field has been his ability to endear himself to the Egyptian people, standing in solidarity as they go through one of the most difficult times in their history. Political upheaval and violence have rocked the country for more than a year, and the deaths of 79 people at a local soccer game in Port Said in February were strongly linked to the political violence enveloping the country at the time and had a dramatic impact on the national soccer scene.

Unfortunately, we won't be seeing the end product of the film chronicling this incredible journey any time soon – work on the film will be completed next fall, around the end of the World Cup qualifying, with the film set for release in spring 2014. Still, be sure make a note of this one – if the trailer and story so far are any indication, it promises to be outstanding.

28 August 12:19 de la tarde

Empêtré en bas de classement en championnat, Toronto espère humer à nouveau les effluves du début d’année en Ligue des champions. Ce soir, les Ontariens rêveront d’exploit contre Santos Laguna, champion du Mexique en méforme qui les avait éliminés en demi-finale de l’édition précédente. S’il est rétabli, Eric Hassli pourrait disputer ses premières minutes dans la compétition.

Face aux Puerto Rico Islanders, la tâche s’annonce plus facile demain pour le LA Galaxy que rien n’arrête en ce moment, même d’importants maux d’estomac qui n'ont pas empêché Beckham de jouer dimanche. En forme également, à l'image de Rosales, Seattle ne devrait guère connaître de problèmes jeudi sur le terrain des Trinidadiens de Caledonia.

La tâche la plus ardue sera pour Houston, en déplacement à Olimpia (Honduras) : les Texans ont tout intérêt à retrouver le rythme !

On jouera aussi d’importants matchs de championnat ce mercredi. Après un déplacement difficile à Kansas City, New York rendra visite à DC United, qui visera une 13e rencontre consécutive sans défaite sur ses terres, ce qui lui permettrait d’égaler son record de 2007. À Philadelphie, Columbus pourrait devoir faire appel à son troisième gardien, Matt Lampson. New England, qui a officialisé l’acquisition du milieu offensif Juan Toja, accueillera Chivas USA.

Notez par ailleurs que Kansas City sera privé de Teal Bunbury pour le reste de la saison. Quant à notre podcast hebdomadaire, il sera diffusé ce mercredi en raison de la disponibilité de nos invités.

(Ma 20h00) Toronto - Santos Laguna (Mex)
(Me 22h00) LA Galaxy - Puerto Rico Islanders (PRi)
(Je 20h00) Caledonia (T-T) - Seattle
(Je 22h00) Olimpia (Hnd) - Houston

EN MLS (tous mercredi 20h00)
Philadelphie - Columbus
DC United - New York
New England - Chivas USA

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28 August 11:14 de la mañana

Is Roger Espinoza Wigan's next Honduran hard man?

The Mirror seems to think so, reporting that the Sporting KC midfielder has caught the eye of Latics manager Roberto Martinez. If Wigan want to secure the services of the Honduran international before January, they'll have to move quickly as the international transfer window closes on Aug. 31.

Espinoza impressed for his country in the London Olympics, scoring against Brazil in the quarterfinals before receiving a standing ovation after being sent off in the final minutes. He's been a starter for Peter Vermes in Kansas City since 2010, gradually working his way onto the list of the best box-to-box midfielders in MLS.

What do you think? Would Espinoza fit at Wigan? Can Sporting afford to lose him after Teal Bunbury was lost for the season with a torn ACL?

27 August 7:05 de la tarde

All 32 goals from Week 25 action. Three belong to Fredy Montero, three to Federico Higuain. Two each to Alan Gordon, Simon Dawkins... and Kei Kamara.



27 August 2:26 de la tarde

This might come as a shock, but we don't make it down to the NASDAQ MarketSite building in Times Square too often. Still, MLS was in the house today, along with some pretty impressive company.

The occasion? Check out the tweet below, as well as this brand new video spot produced by the Department of Homeland Security:

Together with Department Secretary Janet Napolitano, NBA Commissioner David Stern, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and Congresswoman Yvette Clark, Commissioner Don Garber helped to announce the day's big news.  

MLS, along with all the other major leagues, will be actively working with the DHS to expand the Department's "See Something, Say Something" campaign into professional sports venues nationwide. Very cool. 

Garber's message to the DHS and the crowd of TV cameras/media on hand: MLS is behind this initiative to keep fans safe in our stadiums, 100%.

Following the announcement the crowd stepped outside for a brief photo op situated just underneath the following display, smack in the middle of Times Square:

It's a good reminder for everyone. If you're out at a match and you see something sketchy, be sure to speak up. It can't do any harm.

27 August 11:32 de la mañana

Il y a quelques semaines de cela, le classement était coupé en deux. 10 équipes se détachaient, équitablement réparties entre conférences Est et Ouest. Le portrait change peu à peu.

Équipe en forme du moment, Montréal recolle au peloton de tête, mais compte plusieurs matchs d’avance. Les Québécois, emmenés par Patrice Bernier, ont battu DC United qui n’avait titularisé aucun de ses atouts offensifs. Il faut aussi surveiller Columbus, où Higuain continue d’impressionner, en embuscade et qui n’a jamais lâché le morceau contre New England. Quant à Houston, il doit éviter de se reposer sur ses lauriers, comme contre Toronto, ce qui lui a coûté deux points.

Dans le sommet de la journée, Kansas City n’a pas laissé New York tirer une seule fois au but… mais le match s'est pourtant terminé sur un partage 1-1 ! Ce qui n’empêche pas l’entraîneur visiteur de déclarer « On aurait pu gagner »

En tête du classement, San José, large vainqueur de Colorado, reprend ses distances et se réjouit aussi de l’imminence du début de la construction de son nouveau stade. Grâce à un Montero en super forme, Seattle a sans doute fait honneur aux débuts de l’US Open pour s’imposer sur un score de tennis à Chivas USA. Malgré son point à Philadelphie et des changements dans l’équipe, Salt Lake continue de faire du surplace.

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

Classement général
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24 August 6:12 de la tarde

I've got goosebumps right now. Just trust me when I tell you that's not the norm here at MLS HQ come Friday afternoon.

For that, I have to thank the Vancouver Whitecaps, who put out quite the hype video ahead of Saturday's trip to Portland (10:30 pm ET, watch LIVE online).

Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

24 August 4:59 de la tarde

Our MLS clubs have gone above and beyond in the community this week running successful fundraisers and events, like the Chicago Fire's White Party. Toronto FC front office and players spent 12 straight days in the community giving back through their TFC/TWELVE campaign while the Portland Timbers completed building a soccer field at a local high-school. The Dynamo launched the 2012 Bald is Beautiful campaign and the Revolution will partner with Taylor Twellman on a fundraiser while the Rapids continue to give back to their fans. These are just a few of the highlights from this week.  Check out all of the incredible stories from the community...

Toronto FC volunteers at Toronto Humane Society

Chicago's White Party raises $40,000 for Fire Foundation

Toronto FC players help Not Far From The Tree

Union ready for River Cup

Revs, Twellman team up for bartending fundraiser

Lucky day to be a Rapids fan at training

Rapids players make an impact on one aspiring youngster

Stand Together Parkrose High School Field Dedication

LA Galaxy's How Suite It Is! tickets on sale

Houston Dynamo, Dynamo Charities launch 2012 Bald is Beautiful campaign

Toronto FC and Team Up Foundation's KickStart Free Soccer Clinic

Philadelphia Union host blood drive with American Red Cross

Montreal Impact raise close to $20,000 for PROCURE

Toronto FC KickStart Your Community

Sporting KC Hosts Military Appreciation Night

San Jose Earthquakes XFINITY Clinic Series

Philadelphia Union River Cup Ramps Up

Red Bulls Support Reyna Run 2012

New York Red Bulls Visit Street Soccer USA tournament

Chicago Fire White Party Sold Out

Toronto FC Visit First Responders

Toronto FC Fighting for a Cure

Nixia SC visits Sporting Kansas City

Toronto FC and MLSE Team Up Foundation Massive Group Effort

Colorado Rapids: Fire Department defeat Police in Battle of the Badges

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

24 August 4:28 de la tarde

Confirmation : tel sera le mot clef des rencontres d’une journée qui commence ce vendredi soir sur les ondes de NBC Sports Network. Pour ne pas mettre ses ambitions au placard, Philadelphie doit vaincre Salt Lake, remis en confiance par sa victoire en Ligue des champions et qui s’apprête à avoir un calendrier moins éprouvant.

Avec une défense pourtant guère épargnée, Montréal visera une cinquième victoire de suite, face à DC United dont la victoire en milieu de semaine contre Chicago doit confirmer un regain de forme après une passe difficile (direct RDS et TSN2). Les Québécois doivent gagner s’ils veulent encore rêver de la cinquième place dans la conférence Est, dont les deux mieux classés, Kansas City et New York, se mesureront dimanche devant les caméras de RDS2, ESPN2 et GolTV.

Face à Colorado, dont le dernier renfort Hendry Thomas ne sera pas titularisé, San José voudra consolider sa première place et confirmer que la défaite à Montréal était un accident de parcours. Signe supplémentaire de la bonne saison des Californiens : les convocations en équipe nationale, dont la dernière en date, celle d’Alan Gordon.

Vainqueur en Ligue des champions ce jeudi 5-2 contre Isidro Metapan (résumé vidéo), le LA Galaxy accueillera Dallas dimanche pour un face à face d’équipes en forme diffusé sur RDS2 et NBC Sports Network.

Vendredi 24 août
19h30 : Philadelphie - Salt Lake
Samedi 25 août
16h00 : Montréal - DC United
19h30 : Columbus - New England
20h30 : Houston - Toronto
22h30 : Portland - Vancouver
22h30 : San José - Colorado
22h30 : Chivas USA - Seattle
Dimanche 26 août
17h00 : LA Galaxy - Dallas
19h00 : Kansas City - New York

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24 August 3:33 de la tarde

What's the old saying? White skinny jeans make everything a lot more fun? Something like that, right? But what about white skinny jeans, an open bar, a dance floor and 700 good-looking people packed into a warehouse in the name of charity? 

Yeah, the second annual Chicago Fire Foundation White Party was legit. We took a little field trip out there yesterday, and came back with a few stories. 

Paladini's pad: When you're in a city for 18 hours, there's no time to mess about. Not long after arrival we were on the top floor of Fire midfielder Daniel Paladini's swanky Lincoln Park apartment building. I asked Daniel about how he thought the night might go. His response?

"It'll be good." And it was. 

Quote of the night: "Logan Pause is one of the coolest and best guys on the planet. He eats like a rabbit." - Arne Friedrich. Not really much to elaborate on other than that I can now confirm that Logan Pause is a great pro and this sound bite from Friedrich is really funny to say on your own in your best German accent. 

Up close with Frank Klopas: Yeah, you know the gaffer was in the building. Being the boss of the club and all, Mr. Klopas had plenty of people to talk to, but I was able to grab a few minutes to get the lowdown on one of Frank's in-game rituals. Did you know worry beads were a thing? Pardon me, because I didn't.

It's true, though, Klopas was given a set of beads by a close family member some time ago, which he keeps in his pocket during the run of play. The wooden set of beads remain largely ignored for most of the match, as only during the last five minutes will Frank call upon the good vibes of the beads, taking them in his hand until the final whistle. 

To my knowledge, Klopas did not bring them to the party. The only real letdown of the evening. 

Marco Pappa is class: If you needed a reminder about how quickly things can turn ugly between club and player during the transfer window, this has been your week. So it was refreshing to speak with Marco Pappa, a guy who has been downright stellar at times in his tenure with Chicago, and hear just how much he loves this club.

Pappa is on his way to Heerenveen when the season is over, but you can be sure he'll be holding a special place in his heart for Toyota Park. 

Good night, good cause: The real reason we were here: Not only did all the beautiful people in attendance have a night to remember, but the Fire were able to raise $40,000 to benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation.

It's not always about the linen capris.