TORONTO — Ask Toronto FC president Bill Manning what he heard from supporters in the off-season and the answer is simple."They're saying we don't want to sit through another season where we're not making the playoffs," he said. "Look, I say the same thing internally."After
In the moments when Jordan Morris would recoil, when he tried to isolate himself from friends, family, anything to do with soccer while dealing with a potentially career-altering knee injury, Cristian Roldan knew there was always a way to still engage his friend no matter how down Morris was about his
Here are the best bets for the weekend in world soccer, from Madrid to London to the United States capital.
Major League Soccer embarks this weekend on its 24th season with, appropriately enough, 24 teams. FC Cincinnati joins the league this season, with Nashville and Miami teed up to start next year and Austin coming aboard in 2021. MLS has added 11 teams in the past decade.
24 Thoughts: A Toronto FC state of the union, a welcome to FC Cincinnati – and a new tournament for the Americas?
I’m told Cincy is the frontrunner to sign Saief. Hagglund grew up supporting Ohio’s original MLS team, the Columbus Crew. I’m not sure Tata Martino ends up as Atlanta United’s first manager without spending June of 2016 hopping around the U.S. with Argentina’s national team.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Norwegian forward Ola Kamara is leaving the LA Galaxy for Shenzhen FC in the Chinese Super League.
Altidore dropped the microphone and then started dancing with his teammates. The 29-year-old U.S. international took a major step toward that commitment Thursday with news that he had signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him in Toronto through the 2022 season. "This is my home
MONTREAL — Longtime Montreal Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush hopes his team can learn a lesson from its longtime rival."I think that we're cautiously optimistic right now," Bush said. "If you look at teams in the past that have been too confident, you look at a team like Toronto last year
The past-their-prime stars of MLS's yesteryear are giving way to new talents developed by the ever-growing league.
Jill Ellis watched her team lose a chance to beat a rival in the final minutes. The U.S. women's soccer coach did not, however, lose any confidence ahead of the Women's World Cup. Alex Morgan scored her 99th international goal, but Yuka Momiki responded with a stoppage-time equalizer and Japan
Marc Dos Santos has been scouring the globe for talent and crafting a new style of play as he worked to rebuild the Vancouver Whitecaps this off-season. "I really believe that everybody in the locker-room, despite us being almost a new team, has a huge belief that we can show up and win the game
Toronto FC has come to terms with star striker Jozy Altidore on a new long-term contract, according to a source. The 29-year Altidore's existing contract expires at the end of the 2019 season. The MLS club needed some good news after exiting 5-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 tie Tuesday with Panama&
Everyone at Real Madrid, it seems, is fully prepared to face Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semifinals. Bale's commitment to the team has been called into question since he failed to celebrate his goal over the weekend, pushing teammate Lucas Vazquez away before heading back to midfield.
Toronto FC filled a need Monday by signing veteran goalkeeper Quentin Westberg.The 32-year-old 'keeper joins 24-year-old starter Alex Bono and 31-year-old Caleb Patterson-Sewell, who served as the club's No. 3 last season.The MLS club has been looking for depth in the position since deciding
Montreal Impact midfielder Ken Krolicki is expected to miss six weeks after undergoing surgery to his right elbow on Monday.
TORONTO — With more than three weeks before spring officially starts, winter will be in full force when Toronto FC hosts Panama's Club Atletico Independiente de la Chorrera in CONCACAF Champions League round-of-16 play Tuesday.
Real Madrid needed two penalty kicks - one awarded by video review - to beat Levante 2-1 on Sunday and stay within nine points of leader Barcelona ahead of their Spanish league ''clasico'' at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored from the penalty spot for Real
Toronto FC's pursuit of Spanish attacking midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo is nearing crunch time.Toronto general manager Ali Curtis and president Bill Manning are back from Belgium after holding talks with Pozuelo's club, KRC Genk. Curtis returned Saturday while Manning returned Tuesday after meeting
Despite suffering a humiliating 4-0 loss to Club Atletico Independiente de la Chorrera in Panama, Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney says his side can rebound in the return leg of the CONCACAF Champions League round-of-16 game Tuesday at BMO Field. "I truly believe that if we perform well, we will get
A Russian state energy executive took over as president of the country's soccer federation on Friday. Alexander Dyukov, who is chairman and CEO of Gazprom oil subsidiary Gazprom Neft, was elected unopposed as Russian Football Union president. Dyukov was until last year also president of Zenit St
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