MLS Regular Season
Orlando City SC aim to end skid vs. budding rival Columbus: "We need to make the Citrus Bowl bounce"
ORLANDO, Fla. – Words like “chippy,” “eventful” and “ramped up” have dotted Orlando City’s pregame conversation ahead of Saturday’s home showdown against Columbus Crew SC (7:30 pm ET, MLS LIVE), and they all highlight the mushrooming rivalry between the league newcomers and the Ohio club.
Orlando City SC announced on Saturday that they have placed defender Sean St. Ledger on waivers due to “a serious breach of club policy.”
The 30-year-old center/outside back joined OCSC this winter, appearing in 15 MLS matches – 14 of which were starts – for the expansion club. Prior to Saturday’s announcement, St. Ledger had started 12 consecutive league matches for the Lions.
Just a heads-up: No Didier Drogba for Montreal's game at NYCFC on Saturday afternoon (2 pm ET; MLS LIVE). So they'll just have to make do with Jack McInerney and Dominic Oduro, who only have a combined 88 goals between them over the course of their respective careers.
2 pm ET (MLS LIVE, TVA Sports, YES Network)
BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Portland Timbers will certainly be looking for a spark when they face the San Jose Earthquakes on the road Sunday (5 pm ET, ESPN2) at Avaya Stadium.
In the Timbers' last four road games in all competitions, they’ve been outscored 14-1 following last weekend’s 4-1 loss to FC Dallas. And in their last five games across all competitions, they’ve scored just three goals, leading to a 1-3-1 record.
The mental grind of being away from the field while recovering from an injury is often tough for professional athletes. Being on the field is what they live for, after all.
To deal with the stretches of inactivity, many pick up hobbies. Few, however, might be as cool as what goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra did last year.
Toronto FC's defense left much to be desired in the month of July, and the club has made a move to help bolster its struggling backline.
TFC announced on Friday that they have signed veteran defender Josh Williams off waivers. Williams had been let go exactly a week earlier by expansion side New York City FC, who traded for the 27-year-old right back in December.
TUKWILA, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders were treated to a sight for sore eyes at their training session at Starfire Sports Complex on Friday morning.
Chris Wondolowski's back to help the San Jose Earthquakes claw their way back up the Western Conference standings
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For years, Chris Wondolowski’s appetite for activity has been legendary. The San Jose Earthquakes captain delights in turning regen sessions into full practices, and even after 102 career goals in regular-season MLS play, he rarely spurns a chance for extra finishing drills.
Chicago Fire vs. FC Dallas
TOYOTA PARK, Bridgeview, Ill.
August 2, 2015 (MLS Game #222)
7 pm ET (Fox Sports 1, FOX Deportes, TSN2, MLS LIVE)