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Major League Soccer finally returned to the pitch this weekend with eight games that brought us a bit of a surprise with 26 goals and three games seeing five scores.
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Rabid Portland Timbers fans cheer during the second half of the second game of the Western Conference finals against Real Salt Lake in November, and both teams again are favored in the West.
Chad Barrett scored off a wild scramble in the penalty area in the final moments of second half-stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over defending champion Sporting Kansas City on Saturday in the Major League Soccer opener.
We have to wait another week before the mighty TFC juggernaut rolls it's creaky and injured way through Seattle, but the MLS season start now.
When it comes to managing a soccer team, you know it's always better to rent than lay down a payment on a new house.
Seattle finally saw Clint and his teammates practice together on the last day of training before the opening match of the season.
For Sounders FC, it has been exactly four months of wanting to prove the collapse at the end of 2013 was an anomaly, a setback unreflective of a proud and successful franchise.
I've posted a few things already from Friday's practice, but here are a few other notes from our interview with Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid : - Much of the attention was on Clint Dempsey 's arrival, and Schmid confirmed the returning DP is set to be available in Saturday's opener.
Sometimes your whole season can hinge on one game and one result. Cardiff play Fulham on Saturday, with the winner as good as relegating the other team.
When the 20th season of Major League Soccer kicks off a year from now, the nice round number will be met by two fresh expansion teams joining a league that will officially surpass the 20-team mark, hitting lucky 21 with a return to Florida, and the symbolic establishment of an MLS team physically residing in New York for the first time.
The mother of 16-year-old Tabitha Brewer and the daughter of 71-year-old Shirley McKeown never got to bury their loved ones because their bodies were never found.
D.C. United made Eddie Johnson the club's highest-paid player Thursday, signing the U.S. national team forward to a Designated Player contract two days before the season opener.
The MLS season always has a different feel during a World Cup year, perhaps more so this summer because Juergen Klinsmann will probably tap the league for about half of his 23-man roster.
1 Marcus Hahnemann: The elder statesman of the group is back for another season with his hometown club.
The questions swirled in Sigi Schmid's mind. His team had been knocked out of the playoffs by its archrival, culminating an epic collapse and the most excruciatingly frustrating season in Sounders FC history.
Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid offered an impassioned defense of Clint Dempsey after practice Thursday, a response after it seems the star has come under fire recently for a less-than-productive two months with Fulham and then Wednesday with the U.S. national team against Ukraine.