ORLANDO, FL – Three years after beginning play as an MLS expansion club in 2015, Orlando City SC has matured from a young expansion cub into a young—yet powerful—lion, stalking and hunting their unsuspecting Major League Soccer prey. Thanks to the dissolution of Chivas, Orlando City—or OCSC, “City” as the locals call them for short—would be elevated from the USL Pro and become MLS’s 20th franchise following the 2014 season.
The final two rounds of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft concluded on Tuesday, after the league’s 22 teams went through Rounds 1 and 2 on Friday in Los Angeles. Roster depth, player potential, and the upcoming 2017 campaign were all elements of the selections made. The draft has taken many forms over the past two decades as teams and the league itself have evolved. Where the player pool was once only
The Seattle Sounders captured their first MLS Cup championship in a thrilling extra-time victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night. After a scoreless encounter through 120 minutes, the Sounders defeated the hosts 5-4 on penalties. Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei was voted MLS Cup 2016 MVP with an outstanding performance throughout and made seven saves. A potent Toronto attack was kept from scoring in an impressive overall defensive display from Seattle.
Major League Soccer welcomes two new teams for the 2017 season with Minnesota United and Atlanta United FC. Each club will bring in players in a variety of ways, with the next phase being the MLS Expansion Draft on Tuesday. Atlanta and Minnesota will each make five picks in the draft, with Atlanta and owner Arthur Blank starting off the proceedings with the first choice. The league’s 20 existing teams
The 2016 MLS Cup final was set in place on Wednesday night, as Toronto FC defeated fellow Canadian side the Montreal Impact to capture the Eastern Conference title. Toronto will host the Western Conference champion Seattle Sounders on Saturday, December 10th. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 PM EST. [embedit snippet="roy-ads"] Seattle booked their trip to the final with a victory over the Colorado Rapids this past Sunday. This will be
MLS fans were treated to an unbelievably exciting conclusion to the Conference Semifinals round this past week. Now our Conference Championship matches are set – and, thanks to some last-minute heroics from FC Dallas, both of the number one seeds will both make an appearance. The red-hot Columbus Crew will face the New York Red Bulls, who earned the Supporters’ Shield this year as the league’s regular-season champions. The Portland
The Los Angeles Galaxy officially acquired midfielder Robbie Rogers today in a trade that sent midfielder Mike Magee to the Chicago Fire. The 26-year-old Rogers has had a standout MLS career, which includes winning the 2008 MLS Cup with the Columbus Crew. In that breakout 2008-2009 season, Rogers notched eight goals and two assists for the Crew. In addition, Rogers has had a solid career representing the United States National