ECNL executives weigh in on future of the league

ECNL execs on league future

Earlier this week the Elite Clubs National League released their list of the 14 new girls clubs that have been invited to join the fast-growing league. Assuming all 14 accept, the total count of clubs would presumably settle at 66 the foreseeable future. Over ninety clubs applied for entry this year, but the list was whittled down by executive committee, then voted on in the league's "one club, one vote" format.

New schedule, clean slate for DC

United preparing for opener vs. Crew, optimistic about new season
Clean slate for DC

With the announcement of the 2011 MLS Schedule on Thursday, D.C. United continue to look forward to a new chance to set things straight.

MLS anuncia el calendario de la temporada regular 2011

Galavisión/TeleFutura transmitirán 30 juegos, incluyendo KC vs NY
MLS revela calendario ‘11


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Todo está listo para la principal fiesta del gol en
Estados Unidos.

La MLS anunció el jueves el calendario oficial de la
temporada regular 2011, incluyendo todos los detalles de transmisión por parte
de la red de canales de Univisión – TeleFutura y Galavisión – junto con la red
televisiva de ESPN.

New rivalries highlight 2011 MLS regular-season schedule

ESPN networks to broadcast 21 games, including Seattle-Portland
2011 schedule released

NEW YORK – Major League Soccer fans, put in your vacation time now.

The league released its official schedule for the 2011 regular season on Thursday, including all the details for national broadcasts on the ESPN family of networks and Spanish-language broadcasts on Galavisión and TeleFutura.

Rivals mark their calendars for 2011 matchups

Cascadia Cup, Rocky Mountain Cup highlight season's biggest games
Rivalry schedules

From coast to coast and deep into the Rocky Mountains, MLS rivalries are always at the center of fervor and fury when MLS fans start marking their calendars.

The 2011 season is no different, as the Cascadia Cup rivlary takes it place among the other biggest fueds in the league, including the Rocky Mountain Cup, the SuperClásico and the I-95 rivalries that stretch from New England all the way to the nation's capital.

Here's a look at of the matches that will make up some of the biggest rivalries in MLS this season. All times are Eastern.

Old faces, new places: When heroes return

A slew of fan favorites are set to battle their old clubs in 2011
Old faces, new places

It was an unusual offseason in MLS. Not just because the league added two expansion teams and held five different drafts, but because that led to a reshuffling of rosters that could prove dizzying to the fans.

Stalwarts from seemingly every corner of the league changed addresses. From Juan Pablo Angel to Jimmy Conrad, many of the best and best-loved players in MLS will be plying their trades in a new home.

SEE: Updated MLS offseason transactions

Editors' Riffs: Top matches of the year tells you which dates to circle on the new schedule
Matches to watch in 2011

Here are the regular-season matches to circle on your MLS calendar, according to the editorial staff of

Jonah Freedman (Managing Editor): Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders, July 10

ESPN networks to broadcast 21 regular-season matches in 2011

Rivalries highlight schedule on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes
ESPN schedule

NEW YORK — Let's get ready to rumble. On national television.

The ESPN networks are set to broadcast 21 MLS regular-season matches in 2011, with a major emphasis on the fiercest rivalries in the league. The Cascadia Cup series in the Pacific Northwest, the Superclásico in Los Angeles, and the always-testy I-95 clashes between the New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, and D.C. United. ESPN2 will also show both bicoastal marquee matchups between the Galaxy and Red Bulls.

D.C. United announces 2011 MLS schedule

Ticket plans now on sale with individual game seats available February 18
2011 MLS schedule

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today its 2011 Major League Soccer regular season schedule. Winners of 12 major domestic and international titles, D.C.

DC's Cronin breaks wrist, will miss several weeks

Former Portland netminder will not require surgery
Cronin breaks wrist

D.C. United announced Thursday that goalkeeper Steve Cronin has suffered a broken left wrist in training and will be sidelined for several weeks during his recovery.

The injury came during a club training session on Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and will not require surgery. Additionally, midfielder Junior Carreiro sprained his left ankle in yesterday’s friendly match against Florida International University. The 19-year-old Brazilian will undergo an MRI upon return to Washington.

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