Friendly

14 February 12:26 de la tarde

Il reste à peine plus de deux semaines avant le début de la compétition et les matchs amicaux d’hier ont permis d’en savoir (un peu) plus sur l’avancement de la préparation de plusieurs clubs.

13 February 12:46 de la tarde

Avec 10 clubs en lice dans 6 rencontres différentes, ce mercredi est la journée de matchs amicaux la plus chargée depuis le début de l’année. Et tous seront diffusés en direct sur MLSsoccer.com !

Tucson Friendlies: Sporting KC claim 1-0 win over Portland

Sporting top Portland 1-0
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Sporting Kansas dropped the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Friday night in the former's final game of the 2013 Desert Friendlies in Tucson, Ariz., thanks to a second-half goal from trialist Mechack Jérôme.

The match, Portland's first-ever preseason loss in the their MLS existence, was choppy in the early goings, but settled down in the first half without many clear-cut chances for either side.

Kick Off: As stars move on, Olsen inks deal to stay at DC

Olsen commits to United on busy day of player movements
Staying Put
THE KICK OFF
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Ben Olsen Kick Off

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As players desperately scurried across Europe on Thursday signing for clubs on transfer deadline day, the most significant signing in MLS came from D.C. United, as head coach Ben Olsen agreed to a contract extension.

“I appreciate the commitment and loyalty this club has given me over the years,” Olsen said. “Hopefully I can continue to repay this organization with results and a team that our community is proud of."

After Canada debut, young GK hopes to stick with 'Caps

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Canada goalkeeper Simon Thomas

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This wasn’t quite the way Simon Thomas pictured making his national team debut. But the 22-year-old goalkeeper isn’t complaining.

The Victoria, B.C., native is currently without a club despite the fact he earned his first two caps for Canada over the past week. Thomas is trialing with the Vancouver Whitecaps as he looks for a new club after his one-year deal at English side Huddersfield Town expired at the end of the 2011-12 season.

Canada's Attakora addresses report of return to San Jose

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Canadian national team defender Nana Attakora

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HOUSTON – Tuesday night was a sweet return to action in an MLS venue for defender Nana Attakora. But was it also an audition for a return to MLS?

According to a tweet on Monday by Sportsnet's Gerry Dobson, Attakora is hoping to re-join the San Jose Earthquakes, the last MLS team he played for in 2011 before moving to Finland's FC Haka.

Report: US to meet Belgium in Cleveland in May friendly

US vs. Belgium in Cleveland?
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Jurgen Klinsmann and Clint Dempsey

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The United States men's national team could be in line for another showdown with Belgium, if reports out of the European nation are to be believed.

30 January 5:43 de la tarde

Citoyens de Cleveland, réjouissez-vous. L’équipe nationale américaine jouera un match amical face à son homologue belge dans votre ville le 29 mai prochain. Les deux équipes s’en serviront pour préparer d’importants duels des éliminatoires de la Coupe du monde.

Despite quiet night, Besler, Gonzalez state their US case

Besler, Gonzalez may have helped their USMNT case vs. Canada
Making A Stand
USMNT DEFs make case
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Matt Besler and Tosaint Ricketts

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HOUSTON – For US national team defenders trying to make a case for themselves to Jurgen Klinsmann and the rest of the coaching staff, Tuesday’s scoreless draw with Canada provided limited opportunities.

30 January 12:02 de la tarde

Les États-Unis et le Canada se sont quittés dos-à-dos, sur un partage 0-0, seul score possible à l’issue d’une rencontre guère enthousiasmante que des joueurs hors-saison n’ont jamais été capables d’emballer.

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