MLS Regular Season
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — These days, everything seems a little different at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. First, head coach Oscar Pareja left the Colorado Rapids. Then, following the usual wheeling and dealing of the offseason, newly named head coach Pablo Mastroeni has been experimenting with different players at different positions during the weeks leading up to start of the season.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – When San Jose Earthquakes coach Mark Watson spoke about Portuguese attacker Yannick Djaló on Monday, it was in the measured words of a head coach looking to successfully integrate a new player on the eve of his season debut: “Yannick’s another piece of the puzzle.”
If there was any member of the New York Red Bulls that benefitted from the mind-numbing defeat in Vancouver this past weekend, it was Bradley Wright-Phillips.
After Saturday night's 1-0 LA Galaxy loss to Real Salt Lake, Landon Donovan still sits on goal No. 134, one shy from separating himself from Jeff Cunningham atop the all-time list. So it didn't happen for him in Week 1. But it's a good bet it'll happen in the Galaxy's next game.
TORONTO – No way Michael Bradley would miss out on his first competitive MLS match since arriving to Toronto FC as a Designated Player during the offseason. He says he's recovered from his injury to face the Seattle Sounders on Saturday (4:30 pm ET, NBCSN, TSN/RDS in Canada).
CARSON, Calif. – Nelson Rodriguez was asked on Sunday about the attendance at Chivas USA’s 2014 season opener against the Chicago Fire, and the new team president didn’t mince words.
“Just look around,” Rodriguez told reporters during halftime of Chivas 3-2 win at StubHub Center "The answer is pretty evident. We’re nowhere near where we’d like to be [when it comes to stadium attendance]."
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SEATTLE — The talk all offseason was about how the Seattle Sounders had remade their locker room. How that would manifest was always a bit of a mystery.