A year after the NFL's Rams abandoned St. Louis for Los Angeles, the city has a chance to again become a three-sport town if voters agree to help pay for a stadium for a new Major League Soccer franchise.
With the opening month of the Major League Soccer season in the books, ESPN FC's Jason Davis takes a look back at the highs and lows from March.
San Diego's MLS expansion bid appears to have considerable local support, following the news that the bid group obtained well more than the required number of signatures, and in record time.
At an ancient college football stadium, something new emerged.
The window of opportunity was small. So small that it took some vision to see it – to recognize that, for the substantial risk, the payoff could bend the arc of Major League Soccer’s brief existence. And that one man’s presence could help take the decade-old North American soccer circuit from an often troubled present to a thriving future.
Despite the contrasting emotions of heartbroken Toronto FC and the MLS Cup winning Seattle Sounders, they shared one feeling: disbelief.
Stefan Frei made the greatest high-stakes save in MLS history with his unbelievable swat to deny Jozy Altidore in MLS Cup.
There isn’t much separating Toronto FC from its MLS Cup final opponents Seattle Sounders on paper. The Reds and the Sounders go into Saturday night’s match with near-identical records since the end of July. Both are considered attacking teams whose strings are pulled by a creative playmaker.
Seattle is in Saturday's MLS Cup, and it's the best turnaround the league has ever seen.
It's all to play for when Toronto hosts Seattle in the MLS Cup final; our writers predict which team will be crowned champion of MLS.
The Timbers Army unveiled an expansive green and gold tifo ahead of Sunday's Western Conference Championship game. In the center of the display, two words stood out: "Cup Bound." Right now, the Portland Timbers look like a team that is bound for the MLS Cup.
There are anywhere between 450 and 540 minutes left in the 2015 Major League Soccer season. That’s it. Eight months of games and 10 months of training sessions all come down to this, the conference finals, which kick off Sunday with the first of two legs in the Eastern and Western Conferences.
The Portland Timbers’ first foray into the MLS Cup Playoffs couldn’t have been going better. It was just two years ago, in head coach Caleb Porter’s first year at the helm, and they had swept their way past rival Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference Semifinals. A trip to MLS Cup seemed all the more real when just minutes into the opening leg of the conference championship on the road against Real Salt Lake, Portland took the lead in the 14th minute on an emphatic long-distance strike from captain Will Johnson.
Just five weeks remain in the Major League Soccer regular season. While the question of who will make the playoffs has largely been answered, week 30 will help to decide where they end up. The week ends with a strong Western Conference tripleheader on national TV.
There are only few weeks remaining until the MLS regular season ends and the playoffs begin. Teams are jockeying for the top seeds in their respective conferences as the campaign nears its end. The West's top sides slipped up, but the East capitalized and those clubs have been rewarded in this week's power rankings.
Brian Bliss says he hopes to bring stability and a hands-on approach to the Chicago Fire after stepping in for the sacked Frank Yallop. The interim manager had been the Fire's technical director, but all that changed on Sunday when the team parted ways with Yallop and hired Major League Soccer executive Nelson Rodriguez as general manager.
Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and defender Eric Gehrig will miss the remainder of the 2015 season due to injuries, the club announced on Tuesday. “It’s unfortunate to lose Sean and Eric at this point in the season, but these types of things happen in soccer,” interim head coach Brian Bliss said in a statement released by the club. “Both players have been battling through pain over the last few weeks and they’re tough guys, but it was important to us that we make sure they get a chance to heal up and be ready for the start of the 2016 season.”
The Sounders make a big move in this week's rankings, thanks to an emphatic win on the road against the first-place Whitecaps. It wasn't just Vancouver taking it on the chin in Week 29, though, as other teams' losses also making for a shuffling of positions throughout the list.
Sounders only have four games left this season and all are on Sundays. This week every team did their part in helping the Sounders run up the West table.
Luis Robles is no stranger to coming up with key stops, and his incredible double save in the New York Red Bulls' victory on Sunday served as the latest reminder. One question remains, though: Was it even his best double save ever?