MLS
C.J. Sapong’s hat-trick lifted Philadelphia Union to a 3-0 win over New York Red Bulls in their first victory of the MLS season. Union’s win snapped their 15-match Major League Soccer winless streak, while ensuring the Red Bulls’ own away losing stretch continued with a fifth consecutive defeat on... Read more
Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono produced one of the saves of the MLS season to deny Cyle Larin as Orlando City tasted defeat for only the second time this term. Eastern Conference leaders Orlando travelled to Toronto looking for a fifth consecutive victory to strengthen their claim for a... Read more
MLS round-up: Sebastian Giovinco hits double as Toronto beat Orlando City
Sebastian Giovinco’s double gave Toronto a 2-1 victory over Orlando City and a third consecutive win in the MLS. Giovinco struck twice as the Canadian side beat Eastern Conference leaders Orlando City 2-1. The Italy international scored a fine individual goal in the ninth minute and then added his... Read more
David Villa signs one-year extension at MLS side New York City
New York City’s first ever signing David Villa will remain in Major League Soccer for at least one more year after signing a new deal. Villa was immediately appointed captain of the new side in 2015, and has since gone on to become the club’s top goalscorer – having... Read more
DC United recorded their first away win of the MLS season with a 3-1 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday. Bill Hamid kept DC United in it early by making two point-blank saves, but Atlanta took a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute when Kenwyne Jones headed in a... Read more
Armchair Analyst: Stars burning out, adjustments made & more from Week 9
Here are some numbers, from the best goalscorers in MLS, over their last 34 club games (regular season & playoffs included): Bradley Wright-Phillips: 26 goals, 5 assists David Villa: 24 goals, 7 assists Ola Kamara: 21 goals, 2 assists Jozy Altidore: 20 goals, 10 assists Ignacio Piatti: 20 goals,... Read more
Slugfests, long-range rips & more: What you might have missed in MLS Week 9
Eleven games, 22 teams and 33 goals in three days. That’s a lot to keep track of, so we’re running back over some of the notable weekend happenings across MLS. Home teams humbled #Welp: Exactly one week after this space extolled the enduring power of home-field advantage in MLS,... Read more
Armchair Analyst: Dax McCarty gets the assist, but RBNY get the win
Dax McCarty did, upon his return to Red Bull Arena, what former Red Bulls always do when they return to New Jersey: He got his name in the boxscore. Read more
MLS round-up: FC Dallas remain unbeaten after late equaliser at Portland Timbers
FC Dallas scored a late equaliser at Portland Timbers to keep intact the last remaining unbeaten record in MLS. Portland twice took the lead at Toyota Stadium through Fanendo Adi and Sebastian Blanco, but Dallas hit back through Maxi Urruti and Tesho Akindele to salvage a 2-2 draw. Akindele’s... Read more
Stejskal: After awful start, Minnesota staff deserve credit for improvement
Seven months.   That’s how long Minnesota United FC had between last August’s announcement that they’d start play in MLS in 2017 and their season opener on March 3 at Portland.   That’s not a lot of time to construct a roster, hire a coach and build a technical... Read more