MLS Regular Season
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sporting Kansas City and Cruz Azul both play on Saturday before meeting next Wednesday at Sporting Park in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. The difference between the two is that Sporting will be opening their new MLS season that day at Seattle, while Cruz Azul take an eight-match winning streak into their meeting with Tigres UANL.
Basically, Cruz Azul are in form while Sporting have not yet even officially kicked a ball.
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.
Sporting KC's potential forward pairing of Claudio Bieler, Dom Dwyer could prove vexing for opponents
CARSON, Calif. – The nation sat glued to its television sets for every Atlanta Braves game when the 1974 baseball season opened with Hank Aaron sitting on 713 home runs, just one behind Babe Ruth's iconic record. When he hit No. 715, just a few days into the schedule, the milestone was celebrated from coast to coast.
CARSON, Calif. – The The LA Galaxy are looking for more, and for better, from nearly everyone this season, but most of all from Juninho.
The fifth-year midfielder's production took a precipitous dip, with just one goal – a curling free kick against Seattle in September – after he netted 15, 11 of them in league play, the previous two seasons.
After a tumultuous offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps are looking forward to finally getting down to business in Saturday's season opener against the New York Red Bulls at BC Place (7:30 pm ET; TSN in Canada, MLS Live in the US).
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC vs NEW YORK RED BULLS
BC PLACE, Vancouver, B.C.
March 8, 2014 (WEEK 1, MLS Game #3)
4:30 p.m. PT (TSN; MSG2)
LA GALAXY vs REAL SALT LAKE
STUBHUB CENTER, Carson, Calif.
March 8, 2014 (WEEK 1, MLS Game #6)
7:30 p.m. PT (TWCSN-LA/TWCD; KTVA-ABC)
FC DALLAS vs MONTREAL IMPACT
TOYOTA STADIUM, Frisco, Texas
March 8, 2014 (WEEK 1, MLS Game #5)
7:30 p.m. CT (TWCSN-TX; TVA)