MLS Playoffs

Seattle Sounders first to clinch place in MLS Cup Playoffs after dramatic victory vs. Real Salt Lake

Sounders first to clinch spot in MLS Cup Playoffs after dramatic win vs. RSL
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One down, nine more postseason berths to go.

Following a 3-2 stoppage-time victory against Real Salt Lake on Friday night, the Seattle Sounders became the first club to lock in their place in the 2014 MLS playoff field, a change in the top tiebreaker to total wins meaning the Sounders can't be pushed outside the top five in the Western Conference.

Thin Red Line: What is it & why is it so important to find your way above it in MLS?

MLS 101: What exactly is the "red line" everyone's talking about?
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“I’ve given 25 team talks, and for me I felt like this was the easiest one I’ve had to give, because there’s so much motivation: a rivalry game, we’re two points off the red line, an opportunity to go above the red line against a rival, we’re at home.”

The quote above came from Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter after his team fell at home to the Sounders on Aug. 24. You can see the frustration in his words, particularly in his mention of the "red line," not once, but twice. 

New Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney: "The priority here is to unleash the players"

New TFC boss Vanney: "The priority is to unleash the players"
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Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney

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TORONTO – Greg Vanney is the new head coach of Toronto FC, and in his introductory news conference he made it clear: He’s a man with a plan.

Vanney – speaking as the team’s head coach for the first time on Sunday – and TFC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko outlined a number of areas that they intend to address down the final stretch of the season.

Commentary: Handicapping the Western Conference playoff race with three months to go

Commentary: Who'll make the playoffs in rough and rugged West?
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With the AT&T MLS All-Star game squarely in the past, it’s time to focus on the important stuff: Which 10 clubs will make up the 2014 playoff field?

Highlights of a Legend: Landon Donovan's top 10 moments in Major League Soccer

Highlights of a Legend: Donovan's top 10 moments in MLS
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With news of Landon Donovan announcing his retirement from MLS on Wednesday, we've compiled a list of the superstar's top 10 moments in his MLS career, in chronological order.

Commentary: Handicapping the Eastern Conference playoff race with three months to go

Commentary: Playoffs or bust? Who'll make it from the Eastern Conference
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With the AT&T MLS All-Star game squarely in the past, it’s time to focus on the important stuff: Which 10 clubs will make up the 2014 playoff field?

I've crunched the numbers and come up with a method for predicting the playoff field in each conference. Today I'll take a look at the East, where only D.C. United and Sporting KC seem to control their own destiny. On Friday, the ultra-competitive West will find itself under the microscope.

Grupo inversionista de David Beckham de MLS Miami presenta una nueva visión para un estadio en la zona céntrica de Miami

Grupo inversionista de David Beckham presenta una nueva visión para un estadio en Miami

El grupo de inversionistas de David Beckham para MLS Miami presentó su nueva visión para un estadio en la zona céntrica de la ciudad este jueves, revelando los planes para la edificación de un estadio de futbol rodeado de espacios de un parque y muy cerca del American Airlines Arena.

Major League Soccer to introduce away-goals rule for first time in 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs

Away-goals rule to be introduced for first time in MLS Cup playoffs
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There are few changes to this years Competition Rules and Regulations as released by Major League Soccer on Friday. Except for one big one:

Away goals count.

That's the biggest addition to the competition format, and the tiebreaker method that's used around the world for two-leg series – most notably in European and South American tournaments, as well as the CONCACAF Champions League – will become the norm once the MLS Cup playoffs resume in the fall.

2013-11-06-NY-v-HOU

Home Team: 
Away Team: 
Date & Time: 
Mié, 11/06/2013 - 8:00pm
TBD: 
0
Sold Out: 
0
Location, short: 
Red Bull Arena
Opta Game ID: 
732471
Calculated Fields
Status: 
FullTime
Match Type: 
2nd Leg
Result Type: 
Aggregate
Winner: 
t1897
Home Score: 
1
Away Score: 
2

FC Dallas anuncia la contratación del delantero uruguayo David Texeira

FC Dallas anuncia la contratación del delantero uruguayo David Texeira

David Texeira, Groningen

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FC Dallas ha adquirido los servicios del delantero uruguayo David Texeira, proveniente del FC Groningen de los Países Bajos. Texeira de 22 años de edad, se une al club como jugador franquicia juvenil.

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