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  • 'Chicharito-mania' in LA everywhere you look

    Sat, 22 Feb 2020 07:00:23 GMT Herculez Gomez says Chicharito is already "doing the right things" following his arrival in Los Angeles.
  • Why MLS continues to struggle early in Champions League

    Fri, 21 Feb 2020 01:25:00 GMT Alejandro Moreno says MLS clubs' results in the CONCACAF Champions League are disappointing but unsurprising.
  • Alonso in Miami, Deila in NYCFC, Ramos in Houston and Wicky in Chicago: What to make of this quartet of new MLS coaches

    Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:18:00 GMT Herculez Gomez questions Inter Miami's strategy after signing Rodolfo Pizarro for their first MLS season. The 2020 Major League Soccer season is just around the corner, which naturally means a host of new players in the league. But who cares about those guys? We want to talk about what really matters: the coaches. In the offseason, the Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, Inter Miami and New York City FC got new managers -- Raphael Wicky, Tab Ramos, Diego Alonso and Ronny Deila, respectively. There's also some dude named Thierry Henry in Montreal, whom we'll delve into in the coming weeks, and Nashville...
  • LA Galaxy did not make bid for Barcelona's Messi - Barros Schelotto

    Fri, 21 Feb 2020 04:47:50 GMT The FC guys discuss Lionel Messi's recent interview where he addresses many of the ins and outs of Barcelona. Sid Lowe explains why Martin Braithwaite's late move to Barca will signal for change in the rules next season. Martin Braithwaite explains how he'll immediately work to integrate himself into Barcelona's squad. Steve Nicol thinks Antoine Griezmann still hasn't fully settled in at Barcelona despite his goal vs. Getafe. LA Galaxy manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto denied a report that he had inquired about bringing Barcelona star Lionel Messi to Major League Soccer last December. A Radio Continental report early this week claimed that Barros Schelotto reached out to Messi's father, Jorge, last year to see if there were any possibility of making a move to MLS after the club lost Zlatan Ibrahimovic. - When does the 2020 MLS season begin? All you need to know - Stream MLS games LIVE on ESPN+ "Nothing. There is nothing...
  • MLS reveals eight teams for Leagues Cup vs. Liga MX

    Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:06:00 GMT Herculez Gomez calls LAFC's CONCACAF Champions League defeat "a perfect storm" of adversity. NFL stars, rappers and actors model the new kits MLS clubs will wear in the league's 25th season. Javier Hernandez says he joined LA Galaxy to win a championship, not to be Zlatan Ibrahimovic's replacement. Javier Hernandez tells ESPN's Herculez Gomez the deeper meaning of his comments about joining LA Galaxy. Javier Hernandez clarifies his "retirement" comments, saying his career could last until he's 40. Major League Soccer has announced the eight teams that will participate in the second edition of the Leagues Cup, a competition that pits clubs from MLS against those from Liga MX. The eight MLS teams will be the Philadelphia Union, Toronto FC, D.C. United, New York Red Bulls, Real Salt Lake, Minnesota United, LA Galaxy, and the Portland Timbers. These represent the top four clubs from each of the Eastern and Western Conference from last season that did not qualify for the CONCACAF Champions...
  • Ex-USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo eligible for U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame induction

    Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:26:00 GMT Julie Foudy breaks down Mallory Pugh's return to the USWNT fold for the SheBelieves Cup. Julie Foudy breaks down the USWNT's first tournament under Vlatko Andonovski and his experimentation with different lineups. Jemele Hill, Shelley Smith and Prim Siripipat discuss Hope Solo's recently released book and how it may impact her public persona. Former U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo is among the first-time eligible players on the ballot for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. Solo, dismissed from the team following the 2016 Olympics, joins fellow U.S. national team members Brad Davis, Whitney Engen, Herculez Gomez and Clarence Goodson among 14 players first-time eligible players on the 42-person ballot. Arguably one of the most successful goalkeepers on the international stage, Solo made 202 appearances with the...
  • Seattle Sounders sign ex-Minnesota United, USMNT midfielder Miguel Ibarra

    Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:47:00 GMT Ale Moreno delves into how Seattle Sounders and Inter Miami will fare in their 2020 MLS openers. Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer pokes fun at ESPN FC's Herculez Gomez, who won MLS Cup with Schmetzer in 2016. The Seattle Sounders have signed former Minnesota United midfielder Miguel Ibarra, the defending MLS Cup champions announced on Thursday. Ibarra, 29, spent the bulk of his career with Minnesota, spanning the club's days in the NASL and the past three seasons in MLS. - When does the 2020 MLS season begin? All you need to know - Stream MLS games LIVE on ESPN+  "We are excited to welcome an experienced and versatile player like Miguel to the squad," said Seattle GM and president of soccer...
  • Siem de Jong joins FC Cincinnati from Ajax ahead of MLS season

    Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:19:00 GMT Steve Nicol says Cristiano Ronaldo would bring goals and silverware to any MLS franchise. FC Cincinnati have signed Siem de Jong from last season's Champions League semifinalists Ajax on a free transfer. It is yet to be decided whether De Jong, 31, will join on as a designated player or if he will be added using allocation money. The club will make a final decision before the start of the season. "We believe Siem will play an important role in adding to the final third and efficiency of our attack," Cincinnati general manager Gerard Nijkamp said. "Not only does he have an impressive...
  • Carlos Vela's Mexico return ends in defeat as Leon stop LAFC in CONCACAF Champions League

    Wed, 19 Feb 2020 06:00:00 GMT Herculez Gomez calls LAFC's CONCACAF Champions League defeat "a perfect storm" of adversity. Carlos Vela addresses Zlatan's departure from MLS and Chicharito's pending arrival at LA Galaxy. LEON, Mexico -- LAFC's 2-0 first-leg loss to Club Leon on Tuesday in the round of 16 wasn't your ordinary CONCACAF Champions League game. For a start, it's not every day that you find Leon schoolboys bunking off to try get a photo with star LAFC and Mexico forward Carlos Vela, who was playing a club game in his homeland for the first time since he left for Arsenal in 2005. Then there was the security at LAFC's hotel, which was reportedly heavier on game day than when Mexican president Andres...
  • FC Cincinnati's Darren Mattocks' insurance fraud arraignment set for Feb. 27

    Tue, 18 Feb 2020 05:02:00 GMT More details have emerged regarding the felony charges that FC Cincinnati forward Darren Mattocks is facing. Mattocks, 29, has been charged with one count of making a false, fraudulent or incomplete insurance claim, and another count of theft by deception in Carroll Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Carroll Township is located about 26 miles south of Pittsburgh. The case was moved from District Court to the Court of Common Pleas in Washington County. According to the Affidavit of Probable...