03 December 8:23 de la tarde

By now you've probably seen "the list," the group of guys available for the third-ever MLS Re-Entry process, which includes Stage One and Stage Two Re-Entry Drafts on Dec. 7 and 14.

Things could certainly change between now and then – guys could opt out of the process, come to new terms with their clubs, be traded to another MLS team or head overseas – but I thought it would be interesting to see what kind of lineup you could pluck from those made available by their clubs.

Without too much in-depth research, below is my Re-Entry XI. Feel free to discuss and share yours in the comment section below.

Goalkeeper: Kevin Hartman

Defense (left to right): Gonzalo Segares, Marvell Wynne, Ike Opara, Jeremy Hall 

Midfield (left to right): Justin Mapp, Julian de Guzman, Tony Tchani, Eric Avila

Forwards: Juan Pablo Ángel, Maicon Santos

03 December 3:44 de la tarde

Life in Europe hasn't always been hunky-dory for Oguchi Onyewu – see ill-fated spells at Newcastle and AC Milan – but things certainly seem to be looking up for the big man these days.

Surplus to requirements at Sporting Lisbon? No problem. Gooch has happily accepted a slot in the Champions League with La Liga side Málaga, who have already sealed a spot in the final 16 and where he also plays in what he considers the best league in the world.

However, that doesn't mean Onyewu has forgotten his Portuguese slight. Far from it. The US national team veteran discusses the career that's taken him to seven countries in this BBC feature, dropping profound nuggets like the following:

"A lot of times in my career, I have been frustrated, annoyed and upset about how it was going, but at the end, it always worked out for me," Onyewu told the BBC. "That's how I am right now. As angry as I was to have to leave Portugal, I have found myself in an even better situation here in Spain. Life is a journey and, if you are brave enough to ride it, it is going to take you where you need to be."

If you want to check out Onyewu in Champions League action, Málaga take on Sasha Kljestan and Anderlecht on Wednesday in both team's Group C finales (2:35 pm ET on Fox Soccer 2Go).

03 December 3:19 de la tarde

Somehow this little bit of news slipped through the cracks last week.

While most eyes around here were focused on the MLS Cup final, Portland Timbers forward Kris Boyd and Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kenny Miller hit the training pitch with their former club, Rangers, over in Scotland.

They trained with the first team, giving the younger players in the side "a wee education," as manager Ally McCoist put it.

"I’ve always said that if you play for this club it never leaves you," McCoist told about Boyd's return. "There’s no doubt about that.

From 2006-2010, Boyd scored 127 goals for the 'Gers, winning the Scottish Premier League Golden Boot four times during that period. Rangers were banished this year to the country's fourth tier due to financial insolvency, but they won two Premier League titles during Boyd's time there.

Miller saw similar success for the Light Blues, notching 146 goals in all competitions in two separate stints at Ibrox. He won the Golden Boot in 2011, capping a three-year run that saw the 'Gers three-peat as SPL champions.

Should we read into their appearance at Rangers' training facility, Auchenhowie? Probably not. In fact, considering that both players failed to live up to expectations in 2012, the extra work can only help.

PHOTO GALLERY: Boyd & Miller back at Rangers

03 December 1:37 de la tarde

Les effluves de la victoire du LA Galaxy en finale samedi se font encore ressentir. Les vainqueurs de la Coupe MLS 2012 célébreront leur titre ce soir avec leurs supporters. Cette grande fête leur permettra de dire au revoir à David Beckham mais peut-être aussi de tourner la page Landon Donovan, toujours aussi incertain quant à son avenir.

À Houston, on panse encore les plaies de la défaite. Quel fut le tournant du match ? La terrible blessure de Carr ? Ou certaines décisions arbitrales qui, selon les finalistes malheureux, n’ont pas décidé de l’issue de la rencontre mais en ont changé l’allure ? Il y a une chose dont les Texans sont convaincus : ils ont largement dominé leur adversaire, mais ce n’était pas suffisant pour s’imposer.

Les autres équipes ont déjà la tête à 2013 depuis plus ou moins longtemps. Salt Lake se prépare à un grand ménage, prélude à une période des transferts qui s’annonce animée pour la plupart des 19 clubs. Suivez-la au quotidien sur : la colonne des arrivées de votre club favori va commencer à se remplir bientôt.

02 December 1:31 de la mañana

David Beckham played his last match in Major League Soccer today, and while that's a bummer, you can't say the guy doesn't know how to make an exit.

We grabbed the shot below after the trophy ceremony, and after Becks had finished the initial wave of interviews that confronted him after final whistle.

It's the classic Beckham image. No matter how you slice it, at the end of the day, the guy is a straight up champ.

He will be missed.

01 December 10:22 de la tarde

This one comes courtesy of our good friends over at Sounder At Heart, a site you should already have bookmarked.

"Sounder at Heart has learned through two secondary sources that Yossi Benayoun has interest in playing in Major League Soccer and that the Seattle Sounders were told of that interest. Benayoun is in the final few months of his loan to West Ham United and full contract with Chelsea."

Benayoun is also 32 and has been through a series of leg injuries over the past couple of years. So while he may want to play in MLS, he may have to face the simple reality that he's not really a DP-type of player at this point.

01 December 8:17 de la tarde

Le LA Galaxy a battu le Houston Dynamo 3-1 et a remporté la Coupe MLS pour la quatrième fois de son histoire. Après l’ouverture du score par Calen Carr en fin de première mi-temps, les Californiens ont égalisé grâce à Omar Gonzalez avant de prendre leurs distances sur deux penaltys, convertis par Landon Donovan et Robbie Keane.

La première mi-temps a été dominée par Houston mais le LA Galaxy est passé le premier près de l’ouverture du score quand Landon Donovan a raté l’immanquable seul face à Tally Hall. La réplique est venue des pieds de Sarkodie dont le ballon piqué a été dévié par Josh Saunders du bout des doigts.

Calen Carr a ouvert la marque juste avant la pause. Lancé par Adam Moffat, il est parti dans le dos de Tommy Meyer et a filé seul battre Saunders (0-1).

Fort de son avance, Houston ne s’est pas recroquevillé pour autant mais le LA Galaxy a mis sa machine en route et à l’heure de jeu, un centre de Juninho était repris victorieusement par Omar Gonzalez au deuxième poteau d’une tête croisée ne laissant aucune chance à Hall (1-1). Gonzalez a aussi reçu le trophée de Joueur du match.

Cinq minutes plus tard, une tentative de retourné de Mike Magee était écartée de la main par Ricardo Clark dans son propre rectangle : M. Petrescu n’a pas hésité et Donovan a converti le penalty en prenant Hall à contre-pied (2-1).

Houston a cherché à égaliser mais ne put se montrer plus dangereux que sur un tir à distance de Brian Ching. L’homme de la fin du match fut Robbie Keane, qui a d’abord buté sur Hall suite à une superbe action individuelle, avant d’être accroché par le gardien visiteur dans les arrêts de jeu, ce qui a provoqué le second penalty de la rencontre : l’Irlandais se fit justice pour fixer les chiffres à 3-1.

Cette victoire permet au LA Galaxy de remporter sa deuxième Coupe MLS consécutive, la quatrième de son histoire après ses victoires en 2002, 2005 et 2011.

01 December 5:45 de la tarde

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Major League Soccer's charitable arm, MLS W.O.R.K.S., and the New York Red Bulls joined in the efforts to provide relief to those affected by the storm.

Mark Hornish, a self-proclaimed avid listener of ExtraTime Radio, heard Simon Borg outline the plight of Woodhaven Soccer Club in Queens, which saw scores of families lose everything in the storm, including their cleats, balls, shin guards and everything else associated with the beautiful game.

Hornish, a New Jersey native now living in Southern California, immediately responded, reaching out to help provide equipment for those in need, something he's done for years in the Los Angeles area. He also invited the ETR crew out to his tailgate at the Home Depot Center before MLS Cup, busting Simon's chops with a pair of suspenders hidden under his shirt and giving me some well-deserved flack for my habitual mispronunciations.

Many thanks to Mark (between Borg and Firchau below) for donating his time and money to the relief efforts as well as his hospitality before the big match. If you'd like to contribute equipment to the boys and girls of Woodhaven Soccer Club, shoot an email to for details.

Oh, and come on Simon. Everybody else managed to keep their eyes open. As always, he just had to be different.

01 December 10:45 de la mañana

Ça y est, c’est le grand jour ! C’est ce samedi qu’on connaîtra le vainqueur de la Coupe MLS 2012. Le coup d’envoi de la rencontre LA Galaxy - Houston Dynamo, diffusée aux quatre coins du monde, sera donné à 16h30 (HE – 13h30 locales).

Les joueurs sont prêts et si vous voulez avoir tous les éléments pour regarder le match d’un œil avisé, écoutez notre émission spéciale de Coup Franc. Vous pouvez aussi consulter les nombreuses vidéos de (en anglais).

À quel genre de finale faut-il s’attendre ? De nombreux éléments laissent croire qu’elle sera plus ouverte qu’en 2011. Bruce Arena prévoit un match très offensif. Si beaucoup de monde souligne la combativité des Texans, les Californiens se méfient particulièrement de leur entrejeu très mobile. On surveillera aussi les coups de patte de Beckham et Davis sur les phases arrêtées.

Plusieurs joueurs en quête d’une place en équipe nationale comptent sur cette finale pour se mettre en valeur. Le défenseur du LA Galaxy Gonzalez en fait une ambition, alors qu’à Houston, on pense que Davis, Ashe et Hall méritent leur chance. À moins que cet honneur ne revienne à Bruin, que Dominic Kinnear qualifie de meilleur jeune attaquant d’Amérique. L’entraîneur de Houston reçoit aussi sa part d’éloges, tant de London Donovan que de Frank Yallop.

Les Californiens sont favoris dans leur quête d’une quatrième Coupe MLS, la deuxième consécutive. Le moment serait bien choisi car cette finale sera le dernier grand rendez-vous de la génération actuelle du LA Galaxy. Vont-ils pour autant l'emporter ? Faites vos jeux et, surtout, bon match !

30 November 10:01 de la tarde

November comes to an end today, which also means it's the end of another successful Movember campaign.  MLS W.O.R.K.S. and MLS clubs have raised thousands of dollars to support men's cancer initiatives this month and we are thrilled with the support we have received from staff, clubs, players, supporters and partners.  Check out this week's highlights:

Caps wrap up Movember effort

Rapids mustaches mark successful Movember effort

FC Dallas pays tribute to Bobby Rhine

Los Angeles sports teams host toy drive

LA Galaxy and MLS W.O.R.K.S. host MLS Cup service project at Boys & Girls Club of Carson

LA Galaxy unveil detailed support of Boys & Girls Club of Carson

Montreal's Brovsky empowering women and youth through peaceful action

United for D.C.: DC Central Kitchen meal preparation

Montreal Impact collects soccer balls for needy families

Sounders FC: Four days left for Movember

Crew Holiday Season Community Efforts

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