Portland Timbers Boss Gets Owned By Supporters Group On Twitter

Tempers were high after the Portland Timbers failed to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League in decidedly unlikely circumstances. The Twitter account of the Timbers Army, the franchise's supporters group, vented about the lack of defensive reinforcements brought in, spurring the franchise's owner, Merritt Paulson,… » 10/22/14 2:32pm Yesterday 2:32pm

How Homegrown Stars Like Gyasi Zardes Are Transforming MLS

Gyasi Zardes is one the best attacking players in MLS right now, and he is neither a wrung-out superstar cashing in chips on an American soccer vacation nor a USMNT star boomeranging back home for regular playing time. His 16 goals for the LA Galaxy are the most of any American (and fifth-most in MLS) and he's a big… » 10/20/14 9:48am Monday 9:48am

MLS Commissioner Has Some Dumb Shit To Say About Jürgen Klinsmann

USMNT coach Jürgen Klinsmann has taken up one of his favorite pastimes recently: criticizing the U.S.'s subpar domestic soccer. Last week, Klinsmann made waves by coming out in support of a promotion-relegation system. On Tuesday, he took time to lament the return to MLS of America's best players, namely Michael… » 10/16/14 12:41pm 10/16/14 12:41pm

Jürgen Klinsmann Wishes America Would Adopt Promotion And Relegation

It's another international fixture break, which means it's another opportunity for Jürgen Klinsmann to get his message out to the media, which means it's yet another chance for him to criticise America's domestic leagues. This time, his beef is with the lack of promotion and relegation. » 10/10/14 2:49pm 10/10/14 2:49pm

Timbers Give Fans Permission To Support The Sounders, For One Night Only

Playoff races make strange bedfellows. The Portland Timbers are hanging on for dear life, two measly points up on the Vancouver Whitecaps for the fifth and final playoff spot in the West. The Whitecaps face Portland's hated rival Seattle tonight, and Timbers fans are naturally a little confused. » 10/10/14 9:24am 10/10/14 9:24am

Columbus Crew Get Rid Of The Worst Logo In Sports

American soccer culture is formed by the continual tension between copying the traditions and behaviors of soccer abroad, and creating something uniquely American. With the United States Men's National Team firmly established as good but not great and MLS coming into its own as neither a retirement nor a development… » 10/08/14 9:48pm 10/08/14 9:48pm

Report: MLS Will Shut Down Chivas USA

Per ESPN, Chivas USA is expected to cease operations after season's end and remain dormant for a minimum of two years before coming back as a totally different club, which is a politically correct way to say they're blowing it all up and starting over. It's the nuclear option for an MLS club that seemed doomed from… » 9/29/14 5:44pm 9/29/14 5:44pm

American Hero Clint Dempsey Gives Up Shirt For Kid's Popcorn

Clint Dempsey was craving some popcorn after the Seattle Sounders' game against Houston last night, so he gave his jersey to a kid in the stands in exchange for free reign at a bucket of popcorn. Also, anyone in the vicinity interested in seeing a shirtless Clint Dempsey got that view at no extra charge. » 8/11/14 2:24pm 8/11/14 2:24pm

Pep Guardiola Refuses To Shake Hands With MLS Team After All-Star Game

Upset with a pair of hard challenges from Osvaldo Alonso and Will Johnson for MLS in the second half Wednesday night, Pep Guardiola accosted the referees and MLS coach Caleb Porter for the final minutes of the match. As the game ended, he wagged his finger in Porter's face and refused to shake his hand. » 8/07/14 12:37am 8/07/14 12:37am

MLS Answers With An Insane Goal Of Their Own

MLS equalized against Bayern Munich in the 51st minute and it was every bit as sensational as Robert Lewandowski's. Bobby Boswell pushed the ball up the pitch and Erick Torres headed it further to Bradley Wright-Phillips, where a single touch was all that he needed before blasting it to the top corner. Just nasty. » 8/06/14 11:28pm 8/06/14 11:28pm

Robert Lewandowski Scores On Curling Missile Against MLS All-Stars

Lewandowski fired off this rocket for Bayern Munich in the ninth minute of the MLS All-Star Game. Receiving the ball in a crowd of defenders, it didn't look like he had a chance to get anything off, but the ball popped up on his first touch and it actually bought him some time to wind up and kick the stuffing out of… » 8/06/14 10:53pm 8/06/14 10:53pm

MLS Player Gets His Dick Grabbed, Gets A Yellow Card For Flopping

It's really hard to say who comes off worse here. On the one hand, we've got New York Red Bulls defender Jamison Olave clearly grabbing a handful of Real Salt Lake forward Olmes Garcia's dick and balls. On the other hand, we've got Garcia shamelessly diving and trying to sell the idea that Olave literally shot him in… » 7/31/14 1:26pm 7/31/14 1:26pm

David Beckham Can't Find Anywhere To Build His Soccer Stadium In Miami

In February, Major League Soccer announced David Beckham would buy an expansion franchise to play in Miami for only $25 million, a perk from the contract Beckham signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007. The same day, Beckham revealed that he planned to build a new stadium for the team, funding the $400 million… » 7/22/14 2:37pm 7/22/14 2:37pm