The MLS silly season begins in earnest on Wednesday, when the Expansion Draft takes place at 2 p.m. ET. Fans in Portland and Vancouver will have picked over the list of available players, hoping that there are more Sebastien Le Touxs than David Myries out there.
Given the wealth of talent up for grabs – a clever general manager could make a competitive side out of just the guys Seattle Sounders, FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake exposed – they’re right to have high hopes.
The FIFA World Cup™ Official Announcement Viewing Party, organized by the Washington, D.C. Local Bid Committee, will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010. The United States is bidding to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Washington, D.C. is one of 18 candidate host cities. The general public is invited to attend for FREE.
The event will be held at the Newseum, located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street, N.W. The viewing party will take place in the Great Hall of News.
With the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft to take place on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. ET, teams around the league were required to release a list of players available for new MLS members Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Portland Timbers to choose from.
Each of the 16 teams giving up players put some great names up for grabs, and Portland's and Vancouver's inaugural season could hinge on a couple of smart moves.
NEW YORK — The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps now know the players they have to choose from in Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft.
The list of unprotected players available in the draft was released by MLS on Monday afternoon, and among the various big names are San Jose DP Geovanni, Sporting KC's Jimmy Conrad, Chicago attacker Nery Castillo, and veteran Houston goalkeeper Pat Onstad. Though with the salary cap to take into account, high-priced names are rarely coveted.
WASHINGTON — This week’s MLS Expansion Draft for the Portland Timbers and
Vancouver Whitecaps FC will present conundrums for most every team in the
league, but D.C. United may occupy the most unenviable position of the 16 other
After all, it’s hard enough to rebuild your own team without
the prospect of an old coach swooping in to claim one or two of his favorite
AMSTERDAM — Aris FC are attempting to cancel the remainder of Freddy Adu's loan contract with the Hellenic Football Federation, MLSsoccer.com has learned.
The U.S. international has yet to appear for the club this season, having been deemed surplus to requirements by manager Héctor Cúper, and is currently slated to return for the final year of his Benfica deal next summer.
"We want to cancel the rest of his contract with the Greek federation," Aris press officer Christanthos Tsaltidis told MLSsoccer.com. "We are in the courts with Freddy."
Slightly more than two months ago, the Colorado
Rapids lost 3-1 to the New York in what appeared to be a relatively
comfortable win for the Red Bulls and their famous Designated Players.
Yet after the game, it was the Rapids and their
coach, Gary Smith, who were talking tough, insisting the game was closer
than the score suggested, and saying how much they’d love another crack
at a New York team that was then in ascendancy.
TORONTO – The MLS Cup Playoffs will expand to 10 teams in 2011, and even bigger changes may be down the road.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the tweaks to the postseason format before kickoff of Sunday’s MLS Cup final at BMO Field and explained a new system in which the playoffs will be open to two additional clubs in 2011.