MLS Regular Season
OBETZ, Ohio – There could be a few personnel moves when the Crew play Saturday at Philadelphia (3:30 pm ET; NBCSN) but don’t expect major tactical changes after last week’s humbling 4-1 loss to New York.
“You can’t panic,” coach Robert Warzycha. “We’re four games into the season. We have to continue what we’re doing. We have a lot of new players. Compared to New York’s team we really have a lot of new players.
This week’s “chicken-or-egg” question comes courtesy of the San Jose Earthquakes: Have the Quakes put together their 4-1-0 start to this season because of their great chemistry? Or is the chemistry a byproduct of the franchise’s best-ever five-match opening run?
One thing’s certain: The Quakes are a happy bunch as they prepare to take on the New York Red Bulls on Saturday (7 pm ET, watch LIVE online) in a cross-coast battle of each conference’s second-place team.
TORONTO – Help is on the way for Toronto FC’s beleaguered defense.
Center back Adrian Cann is expected to start Saturday against Chivas USA at BMO Field (4:30 pm ET, watch LIVE online), and midfielder/sweeper Torsten Frings said that he should be ready to play at home April 21 against the Chicago Fire.
With a 0-4-0 record and a -7 goal differential, the Reds need all the help they can get.
This week, we see the antics of two Sporting Kansas City youngsters on the golf course, two ex-MLS stars share a curry in England and Timbers rookie Andrew Jean-Baptiste shares his favorite movie quote.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Had things gone differently, Seth Sinovic might have been wearing Claret and Cobalt rather than Sporting Blue in this Saturday’s matchup between Major League Soccer’s two hottest teams (8:30 pm ET, MLS LIVE).
After being waived by the New England Revolution prior to the 2011 season, Sporting Kansas City’s left back trialed with Real Salt Lake. At the time, RSL head coach Jason Kreis didn’t see Sinovic fitting into his plans.
You’ve read about, or heard about, or watched one of us natter on about Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake for a solid six weeks now. It’s been apparent for at least three that these are the two best teams in the league – sorry San Jose, prove it at New York this weekend and we’ll think about it; New York, start defending set pieces and we’ll think about it.
And now they’ll meet on Saturday (8:30 pm ET, watch LIVE online), before some 20,000 screaming Charlie Parker fans at Livestrong Sporting Park.
The controversy surrounding Ozzie Guillen's recent comments supporting Cuban leader Fidel Castro has caused a stir among at least one Cuban player in Major League Soccer.
CHESTER, Pa. – With a nationally televised game against the Columbus Crew on tap this Saturday at PPL Park (3:30 pm ET, NBCSN), the Philadelphia Union are in dire need of some goals.
Unfortunately for Philly, they’ll have to find them without one of their most electric playmakers: attacking midfielder Roger Torres
The club announced Friday that Torres will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery on his left knee. The 20-year-old suffered an MCL sprain and minor meniscus damage during the Union’s Reserve League opener Monday.
SANDY, Utah - When Real Salt Lake’s Luis Gil takes the field against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday (8:30 pm ET, watch LIVE online), he’ll be looking across the field at what could have been.