MLS Regular Season

Chicago Fire expect Jermaine Jones decision this week and players admit, "We could do with some help"

Jones decision expected this week and Fire players are eager to have him

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – As speculation mounts on which city Jermaine Jones might next call home, two of his potential midfield colleagues at the Chicago Fire confirmed their excitement at the possible arrival of the in-demand US midfielder.

A team source revealed that a decision on Jones’ future, one way or the other, is expected by the end of this week, but with the New England Revolution also in the ring to land the 33-year-old, nobody in Chicago is celebrating his signing just yet.

Toronto FC face welcome selection dilemmas as Jermain Defoe leads influential trio back from injury

TFC finally spoiled for choice as Defoe, Caldwell, Bloom return

TORONTO – Toronto FC welcomed back three key figures from injury this week as Jermain Defoe, captain Steven Caldwell and right back Mark Bloom all took part in full training sessions on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s home match against the Chicago Fire (7 pm ET, MLS LIVE). 

Central Winger: How to measure a player's influence through touches - or lack thereof

Central Winger: Measuring a player's influence through touches – or lack thereof

Clint Dempsey (Central Winger)

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The more a player sees of the ball, the more important they usually are. This is common sense.

A coach obviously prefers having their stronger players handle the ball more often than their weaker players. But this is not a cut-and-dry rule. Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley are two of the best players in MLS, but due to differences in positioning they see the ball at significantly different rates.

San Jose Earthquakes rocked by knee injury to Matías Pérez García; new DP could miss rest of season

Quakes rocked by knee injury to new DP Pérez García

The San Jose Earthquakes’ Matías Pérez García era is officially on hold.

Pérez García suffered a right knee injury during his second appearance with the Quakes, a 5-0 loss to FC Dallas on Saturday, and he is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery today to fix meniscus damage, a team spokesman said from Seattle, where San Jose will face the Sounders Wednesday evening.

New England Revolution seek further reinforcements as speedy newcomer Tony Taylor arrives

Revs seek further reinforcements after acquiring Akpan, Taylor

Tony Taylor in the 2009 Under-20 World Cup

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With regards to bolstering the club’s depth, the New England Revolution seem more active now than they were when the MLS transfer window was open.

New York Red Bulls coach Mike Petke weighs "interesting dynamic" of two games in four days

Two games in four days? Red Bulls will "use as many people as we can"

Set to face two games in four days, the New York Red Bulls are still trying to figure out how to approach them.

Columbus Crew see huge implications to Eastern Conference clash with "creeping" Houston Dynamo

Crew see huge implications to East clash with "creeping" Dynamo

OBETZ, Ohio – After rebounding from a lackluster stretch earlier this summer with two wins and a draw in the past month, the Columbus Crew seemed to be regaining their form. But a third loss of the season to Toronto on Aug. 9 left the team searching for answers again and struggling to find consistency. 

MLS Disciplinary Committee fines FC Dallas midfielder Andres Escobar for embellishment

FC Dallas winger Escobar fined for embellishment vs. San Jose

The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Wednesday that FC Dallas midfielder Andrés Escobar has been fined an undisclosed amount for embellishment in Saturday's match against the San Jose Earthquakes. 

The incident took place in the 51st minute of FCD's 5-0 win at Buck Shaw Stadium (see video above).

Slumping Seattle Sounders aim to start turnaround as San Jose Earthquakes visit: "It's in our hands"

Slumping Sounders aim to start turnaround against eighth-place Quakes
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TUKWILA, Wash. – After gaining healthy cushions in the Western Conference and Supporters’ Shield standings to start the year, the Seattle Sounders have dropped four of their last six MLS matches and relinquished both leads.

With his club set to host the San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday night at CenturyLink Field (10 pm ET, MLS LIVE), Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid said his players need to refocus themselves as they chase multiple titles in the season's final four months.


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