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With defender Kelvin Leerdam on the field, the Seattle Sounders might have a new offensive threat. Leerdam and Raul Ruidiaz both scored in the first eight minutes, lifting the Sounders to a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. A veteran from the Netherlands, Leerdam had five assists
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Darwin Quintero had a goal and an assist on Saturday night and Minnesota United beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 to open the season with back-to-back wins.
SANDY, Utah (AP) -- Albert Rusnak scored on a penalty in the 21st minute and Real Salt Lake held on to beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Mauro Manotas scored in the 86th minute and the Houston Dynamo beat the Montreal Impact 2-1 on Saturday.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Reto Ziegler and Bryan Acosta scored second-half goals and FC Dallas beat the LA Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday.
Gyasi Zardes scored two goals and the Columbus Crew beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Saturday for coach Caleb Porter's first victory with the club. Zardes opened the scoring in the 26th minute with his first goal of the season for Columbus (1-0-1). Pedro Santos received a pass near midfield
C.J. Sapong scored on a header in the last minute of stoppage time and the 10-man Chicago Fire tied Orlando City 1-1 on Saturday. In the closing seconds, Przemyslaw Frankowski sent a cross to the penalty spot and an open Sapong headed it inside the far post in the rain. Sapong, who made his club debut
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already won once at Arsenal this season, and the smart money is on him to do it again. Who else is it on?
Given the Montreal Impact's continued struggles on the road, goalkeeper Evan Bush wanted to give his side a leg up — so he probed the opposition. Bush reached out to former teammate Davy Arnaud ahead of Montreal's Major League Soccer clash with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Arnaud captained
Jordan Morris' return has the Sounders thinking big, while Toronto FC has a plan to return to the playoffs and the power in Los Angeles soccer might be swinging.
Real Madrid players Lucas Vazquez and Dani Carvajal are expected to be sidelined for several weeks because of muscle injuries. Madrid says exams on Thursday showed that Vazquez has a left leg problem, while Carvajal is nursing a right leg injury. Vazquez had to be replaced in the first half of Madrid
The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Canadian goalkeeper Thomas Hasal to a Major League Soccer Homegrown contract. The deal keeps the Saskatoon-raised Hasal with the Whitecaps through 2020 and has options for 2021 and 2022. The 19-year-old Hasal has been a member of the Whitecaps FC Academy since 2016
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- The LA Galaxy have signed American midfielder Joe Corona.
Toronto FC has loaned midfielder Ryan Telfer to York 9 FC of the Canadian Premier League for the 2019 season.The MLS side also sent midfielder Aidan Daniels, Toronto FC 2 defender Robert Boskovic, and forward Shaan Hundal to Ottawa Fury FC of the United Soccer League.The 25-year-old Telfer made 19 appearances
U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter is monitoring Efrain Alvarez, the 16-year-old midfielder who had an assist in his LA Galaxy debut last weekend and is eligible to play for both the Americans and Mexico. Alvarez, who turns 17 on June 19, was born in Los Angeles to Mexican parents. ''We want to create
United Sates midfielder Joe Corona is swapping Mexico for MLS after agreeing to a contract with the LA Galaxy.
Nashville has named Gary Smith head coach for its inaugural Major League Soccer season, sticking with the man currently coaching the franchise's USL team to oversee the transition. Ian Ayre, Nashville's chief executive officer, said in a statement Wednesday that the search for an MLS coach kept
Vinicius Juniors is expected to be sidelined for about two months because of an ankle injury sustained in Real Madrid's 4-1 loss to Ajax in the Champions League. Real Madrid said exams on Wednesday showed a ligament tear in his right ankle. The club did not say how much time Vinicius Junior will
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