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  • Sounders aim to derail FC Dallas' playoff push

    Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:46:10 GMT Seattle Sounders FC FC Dallas ESPN+ 7:30 PM UTC Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats FC Dallas hit a pothole last week on the road to the MLS playoffs.Dallas travels Wednesday to Seattle, where they're 1-9-1 all-time, after a 4-0 weekend loss at Chicago that snapped a two-game winning streak."We have to own it," Dallas coach Luchi Gonzalez said of conceding four first-half goals to the Fire."But if there's something I know about this group is that they respond. We've got a quick turnaround in Seattle, and what better opportunity than to go over there and channel everything we're...
  • Red Bulls travel to Portland for key tilt for both clubs

    Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:37:57 GMT Portland Timbers New York Red Bulls ESPN+ 7:30 PM UTC Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats The New York Red Bulls' trek through the Pacific Northwest continues Wednesday when they face the Portland Timbers at Providence Park in a critical game for both teams.New York (12-13-5, 41 points) is coming off a 4-2 loss to the Seattle Sounders on Sunday afternoon in a game in which they trailed 2-0, rallied to draw even and gave up an own goal in the 83rd minute and another in stoppage time. It was the Red Bulls' third consecutive loss and left them in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.While...
  • Ex-boss sues Real Salt Lake for nearly $700K

    Tue, 17 Sep 2019 06:18:00 GMT Mike Petke was fired in August from his job as Real Salt Lake manager. Former Real Salt Lake manager Mike Petke has filed a lawsuit against the club alleging breach of contract. The lawsuit, filed in Utah's Third Judicial District for Salt Lake County, seeks to have RSL pay Petke the remaining $687,500 on his contract, as well as "exemplary damages, attorney fees, costs, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, and all such other relief to which he may be entitled both at law and equity." In a statement, RSL said it "is aware of the lawsuit filed by former head coach...
  • Bayern basketball star pranks Miami with Zlatan impression

    Tue, 17 Sep 2019 09:27:15 GMT Zlatan Ibrahimovic doppelganger and FC Bayern Basketball star Nihad Dedovic hits the streets of Miami to see if people would be able to tell the difference.
  • Tottenham's Lloris open to playing in MLS

    Tue, 17 Sep 2019 05:51:25 GMT The FC crew discuss Harry Kane's recent attempts to initiate contact in the penalty area, including his collision with Sokratis in the North London derby. After Watford parted ways with Javi Garcia, the FC crew assess the chances that Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino could leave his post this season. Alexis Nunes is joined by Julien Laurens and Mark Ogden to address the reasons why Tottenham Hotspur have had a horrendous start to the Premier League. Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer rank Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool in terms of who got the hardest group draw in the UEFA Champions League. Alejandro Moreno questions Mauricio Pochettino's decision not to start Christen Eriksen in Tottenham's loss vs. Newcastle. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has said he is open to playing in Major League Soccer before retiring from football.  Lloris, 32, has spent seven years at the north London club and has established himself as the club captain, leading them to five consecutive top-four finishes and a Champions League final. - ESPN Champions League fantasy: Sign up now!  - All major completed transfer deals His contract at Spurs runs until 2022 but he has opened the door to a potential move to MLS. TRANSFERS Transfer grades: Rating every major signing from Europe Why did Prem teams spend less this window? European transfer review: Successes and failures "I'm...
  • Could MLS, Liga MX actually merge in the future? MLB might provide the blueprint

    Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:36:44 GMT After Zlatan Ibrahimovic's declaration that he's the top player MLS has ever seen, Shaka Hislop shares his top five Designated Players of all time. Craig Burley says Zlatan Ibrahimovic reminds him of Ruud Gullit late in his career and lays out how Zlatan would fare if he returned to Europe. Wayne Rooney discusses the two things that he would change about Major League Soccer. MEXICO CITY -- Enrique Bonilla isn't known for being brash. The Liga MX president is more comfortable in the day-to-day decision-making of running Mexico's first division than he is in front of the media. But when it comes to the alliance between Liga MX and MLS, Bonilla is direct: he's adamant that the partnership is going to impact club soccer in North America in a major way. "A huge success for sports in the United States and a huge success for football in Mexico," is Bonilla's take on what's...
  • Could Zlatan still produce in Europe like he used to?

    Mon, 16 Sep 2019 04:52:46 GMT Craig Burley says Zlatan Ibrahimovic reminds him of Ruud Gullit late in his career and lays out how Zlatan would fare if he returned to Europe.
  • Ranking the top MLS Designated Players of all time

    Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:26:27 GMT After Zlatan Ibrahimovic's declaration that he's the top player MLS has ever seen, Shaka Hislop shares his top five Designated Players of all time.
  • Owner: Fire will benefit from Soldier Field return

    Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:20:00 GMT C.J. Sapong scored a brace as the Chicago Fire gave FC Dallas a day to forget with a 4-0 drubbing. To watch MLS sign up to ESPN+. Chicago Fire and USMNT midfielder Djordje Mihailovic picks his favourite ever goal and his toughest opponent in "14 questions." New Chicago Fire owner Joe Mansueto says making the team more accessible to soccer fans in the city will drive the team's growth both on and off the field. In June of 2018, Mansueto acquired 49 percent of the team. Then last week he completed his acquisition of the remaining 51 percent from previous majority owner Andrew Hauptman. The Fire is also in final negotiations with the Chicago Park District to play its games at Soldier Field next season, after playing the previous 12 seasons at SeatGeek...
  • MLS playoff picture: Can Zlatan carry the Galaxy to the postseason?

    Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:15:14 GMT Major League Soccer's seemingly endless regular season has just three weeks left, and the playoff race seems as jumbled as ever. With the playoff field expanding to seven clubs from each conference this season, the West is ridiculously tight, with just six points separating second through eighth place. The Eastern Conference is a little more defined, although there remains plenty of jockeying for position in order to land a coveted home playoff spot. That homefield advantage will be crucial...