Bigger and better. That was the message CONCACAF general secretary Chuck Blazer drove home on Tuesday in discussing this summer's Gold Cup on an hour-long conference call with reporters.
Blazer said he and CONCACAF expect to see as much as a 20 percent increase in attendance over the 2009 tournament (won by Mexico) in large part thanks to a friendlier calendar.
It’s seven days till MLS First Kick, so it's fitting that we take a look at the No. 7 throughout MLS history ...
The Greatest 7: Seven was the number worn by Columbus legend Guillermo Barros Schelotto, a three-time All-Star, two-time Best XI, two-time Supporters’ Shield winner, one-time MVP and one-time MLS Cup winner and MVP.
En anticipación a lo que será una emociónate temporada de
la MLS 2011, FutbolMLS.com resalta en esta serie a los jugadores
latinoamericanos que brillarán en el fútbol MLSero esta campaña. Esta vez nos quitamos el sombrero frente a la calidad carioca de la liga.
If you could put your finger on the one thing that makes the atmosphere at a soccer match different from any other sporting experience in America, it would be the songs of the supporters and the tifo — an Italian word that descibes the fans' extravagant, choreographed displays — that accompanies them. The supporters groups of MLS are no different than their South American or European counterparts and fill stadiums from Frisco, Texas, to Foxborough, Mass., with their often incredible, always passionate displays.
As expected, the US national team’s hopes of returning to the Confederations Cup run right through their neighbors – but a little earlier than expected, and with a twist.
Tuesday’s announcement of the draw for this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup sees the US kick off their campaign to recapture the regional championship against their neighbors to the north – vs. Canada on June 7 at Detroit’s Ford Field, a stone’s throw from the Canadian Border.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – El mediocampista
costarricense del D.C. United, Kurt Morsink, aseguró que la mezcla de jugadores
jóvenes y veteranos en el equipo, así como la compenetración que han logrado en
la pretemporada, serán dos factores determinantes en el logro de la meta de
clasificarse a la Liguilla de la MLS por primera vez desde el 2007.
Sam Pierron had a problem.
The Kansan had been waiting years for a top-flight soccer league here in the States, but when it finally came, a lot of things just weren't right.
Fifteen years ago, MLS kicked off with stadiums that were too big and fields that were often too small. There was a clock that ran backwards, and a total lack of recognition for the best regular-season team, something that’s unheard of nearly everywhere else in the soccer world.
The first few days of D.C. United’s trip down to Charleston, S.C., have gotten off to a bright start.
After arriving last Thursday, the team spent the first couple of days enjoying the warm southern weather before opening up the Carolina Challenge Cup with a 2-1 win over defending USL champs and hosts Charleston Battery.
“The first few days have gone well,” midfielder Dax McCarty told MLSsoccer.com by phone. “Obviously, the first few days are to get the travel out of the legs, and just prepare for that first game.”
AMSTERDAM – Freddy Adu played the hero on Sunday, booting Çaykur Rizespor up to second place in the Turkish second flight with a terrific individual goal, claiming a 1-0 victory over Gaziantep BB.
Just after the half hour, the Benfica loanee received on the turn at the top right of the area, then fired a one-hopper inside the far post from 20 yards.