A match that began 67 days ago finally came to a conclusion on Wednesday nigh between the Columbus Crew and Charlotte FC, completing a postponed match that grew in MLS Cup playoff implications in the months following the original kickoff. Unfortunately, the Black & Gold give up another two-goal lead away from home, settling for a late 2-2 draw.
It was an odd feeling to see the match start in the 16th minute, but once it began, it felt like mid-match energy. Columbus challenged first when winger Derrick Etienne Jr. found forward Cucho Hernández whose shot was deflected back to Etienne but the final shot went out for a goal kick. In the 28th minute, forward Ben Bender got on the end of a cross deep in the Crew defensive penalty area. It looked like a perfect spot to go ahead, but Bender hit the show wide, with the Crew pleading for offside. (more…)
Toronto FC play the Portland Timbers for the first time since 2019 on Saturday evening as the business end of the season truly commences. With 10 regular season matches remaining, Toronto is 13th in the Eastern Conference with 26 points through 24 games. The Reds are just four points behind the Chicago Fire, who occupy the 7th and final playoff spot. Bob Bradley’s side are undefeated in their past three MLS contests, most recently winning 4-3 at GEODIS Park against Nashville SC.
Momentum seems to be rising in the buildup to a big Saturday night game on the shores of Lake Ontario. After a rare clean sheet in Foxborough and a goal fest in Nashville, the Reds return home looking to create some consistency to close out the regular season. Richie Laryea made his second Toronto FC debut in the Music City, assisting Jonathan Osorio on his second goal of the night. The fullback’s quality and experience should be massive for his side down the stretch. (more…)
Reigning CONCACAF Champions League winners Seattle Sounders have a third successive win in sight ahead of their home game with Los Angeles FC (LAFC) this weekend as far as MLS football is concerned. Seattle Sounders have won their last two games in MLS football and they can make it three wins in a row with victory over LAFC at Lumen Field on Saturday night.
Seattle Sounders started their current run on the back of the 1-0 defeat at Colorado Rapids. American winger Jonathan Lewis came off the bench to score the winning goal for the hosts five minutes into the second half. Matchwinner Lewis came on for Mark-Anthony Kaye five minutes before the half-time interval and he went on to score the all-important goal in the second half. (more…)
Atlanta United goalkeeper Vicente Reyes has received an invitation to the Chilean national team squad ahead of the upcoming set of international games. Reyes is currently with the the second team at MLS football outfit Atlanta United known as Atlanta United II.
Reyes is highly rated at MLS football giants Atlanta United and it’s not surprising that the shot stopper has been invited to train with his country ahead of the games against the Asian duo of South Korea and Japan next month. The 18-year-old will train in Chile over the course of a two-week period from May 30 to June 14 as part of a projection group. Nine players including Reyes have been invited to the Chilean national team squad as part of the protection group. Two of the players from the projection group will be selected to join the rest of the invited squad of players in Asia for the games against Japan and South Korea. (more…)
MLS (Major League Soccer) football side San Jose Earthquakes have added a new defender to their roster ahead of the 2022 MLS season following the signing of Oskar Agren. The MLS football team announced the signing of the 23-year-old defender.
San Jose Earthquakes have givenAgren a one-year deal to cover the 2022 MLS season with options for the subsequent three seasons.Agren was one of the first-round picks for the Earthquakes during the 2022 MLS SuperDraft as he was selected No. 13 overall from the Clemson University. The pick was acquired from D.C. United for a General Allocation Money (GAM) of $100,000 and for a second round selection (No. 36).