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MLS Week 20 Player Rankings: New England Revolution dominate list with four players

The New England Revolution’s unbeaten streak has been on our radar for a few weeks.  The praise has trickled in for Bruce Arena’s team, and it broke out in a major way in Week 20, when they downed Vancouver and FC Cincinnati by multiple goals.  New England’s impressive attacking performance led us to add two of its players to the top 10 of the Pro
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – As the sun beats down on the training field at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Sam Vines needs to take a breather before speaking with the media. It’s a visible sign of how hard the 20-year-old defender has been working this season. “We had a hard session today,” Vines told Pro Soccer USA following a recent session. “We’re here t
The Major League Soccer weekend was highlighted by a pair of Western Conference rivalries, one that quickly moved itself up the derby power rankings and another that has been around for decades and has captured our hearts in MLS over the past 10 years.  El Trafico and the Cascadia Cup may have different qualities, but at the core, they have the sam
Atlanta United scored twice in the final minutes to beat DC United 2-0 as the defending MLS champions moved second in the Eastern Conference. Gonzalo Martinez came off the bench to break the deadlock in the 89th minute before Josef Martinez sealed the victory in stoppage time on Sunday. Playing in the absence of former […] The post MLS Review: Atla
On another weather delayed night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, New York City FC traveled to the play the Colorado Rapids. Colorado took an early lead in the match on a 6th-minute goal from homegrown Sebastian Anderson, but the 16-year-old was sent off on a straight red card in the 33rd minute for a challenge on Ronald Matarrita. It only took seven
Philadelphia Union returned to winning ways to maintain their lead atop the Eastern Conference, while San Jose Earthquakes triumphed again in MLS. The Union bounced back from their worst loss of the season – a 4-0 rout at the hands of Real Salt Lake last week – to beat Chicago Fire 2-0 on Saturday. Philadelphia […] The post MLS Review: Union exting
Philadelphia Union returned to winning ways to maintain their lead atop the Eastern Conference, while San Jose Earthquakes triumphed again in MLS. The Union bounced back from their worst loss of the season – a 4-0 rout at the hands of Real Salt Lake last week – to beat Chicago Fire 2-0 on Saturday. Philadelphia […] The post MLS Review: Union exting
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – For the third-straight week, weather delays adversely affected a Colorado Rapids home game. When it rained, it poured for the Rapids, as an early sending off of homegrown Sebastian Anderson hamstrung Colorado in an eventual 2-1 loss to New York City FC . “I thought it was a brave and great performance from our team,” said Rap
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says it was a mistake to compare him to Carlos Vela after his individual brilliance settled the Los Angeles derby. Ibrahimovic scored a perfect hat-trick – a right-footed goal, a left-footed goal and a headed goal – as his LA Galaxy side beat MLS rivals Los Angeles FC 3-2 on Friday. El Trafico’s pre-match build-up centred on the
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a stunning derby hat-trick as LA Galaxy defeated Los Angeles FC 3-2 in a top of the table Western Conference battle in MLS. The 37-year-old Swedish star answered Carlos Vela’s early spot-kick with a stunning equaliser, before a headed second and left-footed third to complete the perfect treble. Vela scored his second […] T
The most anticipated match of the Major League Soccer season takes place Friday night at Dignity Health Sports Park.  Supporters’ Shield leader Los Angeles FC takes on the LA Galaxy , the third-place side in the Western Conference, in what was billed last season as “El Tráfico”.  Golden Boot leader Carlos Vela of LAFC and the Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahi
Wayne Rooney scored and provided an assist as DC United thrashed Cincinnati 4-1 in MLS on Thursday. Rooney set up the opener before getting on the scoresheet at Nippert Stadium as DC jumped back into second in the Eastern Conference. The former Manchester United and England star took down a throw-in from the left before […] The post MLS Review: Roo
Competition: MLS Market: LAFC win and over 1.5 goals Odds: 10/11 @ Bet 365 Potentially on course to set a record-breaking MLS campaign this season, LAFC will make the trip to an inconsistent LA Galaxy in the early hours of Saturday morning. Starting with the hosts, coming off the back of yet another very worrying display in their […] The post Los A
James Harden has joined MLS club Houston Dynamo’s ownership group. The Dynamo announced on Thursday that the Houston Rockets superstar had become part of the group led by Gabriel Brener, also owners of the NWSL’s Houston Dash. Harden, arguably the face of Houston sports and winner of the NBA MVP award in 2018, joins six-weight […] The post Rockets
ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — There will be a familiar face for Anton Tinnerholm to deal with Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park when New York City FC  squares off the Colorado Rapids . Facing his former club for the first time will be Jonathan Lewis, who was traded to the Rapids May 7 for $650,000 in Targeted Allocation Money an a 2020 internationa
We salute 19-year-old Matthijs de Ligt after the elegant centre-back completed his move from Ajax.
Josef Martinez continued his prolific form in a resounding win for Atlanta United, while Jozy Altidore scored a stunning goal for Toronto. Martinez netted a brace as defending champions Atlanta crushed Houston Dynamo 5-0 in MLS on Wednesday. Darlington Nagbe got the scoring started for the hosts at Mercedes-Benz Stadium before Brandon Vazquez’s clo
Can those planning to storm Area 51 expect to see another Zlatan Ibrahimovic? No. Almost two million people have RSVP’d to a Facebook event to “Storm Area 51” – a classified US Air Force training base in Nevada which conspiracy theorists believe harbours information about extraterrestrial life. A disclaimer in the Facebook event claims it […] The p
There are only two teams who have unchanged positions in the Week 19 Pro Soccer USA MLS Power Rankings — No. 1 Los Angeles Football Club, which has outscored opponents, 14-3, in three consecutive wins, while Columbus Crew SC maintain its spot at the basement after a fifth straight loss. The biggest movers are the San Jose Earthquakes, who rumble up
Competition: MLS Market: Both teams to score Odds: 8/13 @ Bet 365 Two sides who find themselves in an almost identical position, New York RB will travel to BMO field in the early hours of Thursday. Starting with the hosts, picking up a 2-0 win away at Montreal last weekend, there is no doubt that Head Coach Greg […] The post Both teams to score at
The reigning Major League Soccer Golden Boot winner and Most Valuable Player is locked in a contentious battle with the favorite for both of those honors in 2019 for the top spot in the Pro Soccer USA MLS Player Rankings.  Although Carlos Vela has been in form all season, Josef Martinez is the hotter of the two strikers after Week 19.  The Atlanta
Competition: MLS Market: New England Revolution win Odds: 1/2 @ Bet 365 Handed the chance to climb into the play-off spots, a resurgent New England will welcome Vancouver to the Gillette Stadium in the early hours of Thursday. Starting with the hosts, coming off the back of another impressive display in their 2-2 draw away at Eastern title […] The