Tag: MLS

Rapids-Toronto FC Preview

Rapids-Toronto FC Preview

Eager to put their current struggles behind, Toronto FC hopes to take advantage of a seemingly favorable stretch of home games beginning with Saturday's match against the Colorado Rapids.

Though still in satisfactory position to earn the first playoff berth in its nine-year history, Toronto (11-13-4) begins a five-game homestand having scored just twice while losing three straight. The Reds lead rival Montreal by four points for fifth in the Eastern Conference yet the Impact own two games in hand.

"We don't need to worry approximately teams above us or teams below us. We just need to figure out how to obtain ourselves back on track," captain Michael Bradley told the team's official website.

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Unheralded Englishman making name for himself in MLS

Unheralded Englishman making name for himself in MLS

By Richard Pignatelli

(Reuters) – As the number of former English Premier League standouts plying their trade in Major League Soccer continues to grow, there is an unassuming Lancashire lad making just as huge an impression in the United States.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland may lack the name recognition of Frank Lampard & Steven Gerrard yet he is now a mainstay on a team entering the final stretch of the regular season hoping to secure a playoff berth.

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Soccer-Unheralded Englishman making name for himself in MLS

Soccer-Unheralded Englishman making name for himself in MLS

By Richard Pignatelli

Sept 17 (Reuters) – As the number of former English Premier League standouts plying their trade in Major League Soccer continues to grow, there is an unassuming Lancashire lad making just as huge an impression in the United States.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland may lack the name recognition of Frank Lampard & Steven Gerrard yet he is now a mainstay on a team entering the final stretch of the regular season hoping to secure a playoff berth.

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Unheralded Englishman making name for himself in MLS

Unheralded Englishman making name for himself in MLS

By Richard Pignatelli

(Reuters) – As the number of former English Premier League standouts plying their trade in Major League Soccer continues to grow, there is an unassuming Lancashire lad making just as huge an impression in the United States.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland may lack the name recognition of Frank Lampard & Steven Gerrard yet he is now a mainstay on a team entering the final stretch of the regular season hoping to secure a playoff berth.

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Soccer-Lampard breaks MLS duck in New York City win

Soccer-Lampard breaks MLS duck in New York City win

* New York City keep playoff hopes alive

* New England go top of Eastern Conference

* San Jose injure playoff chances with draw (Adds late game)

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Lampard scores first MLS goal, NYCFC beats Toronto FC 2-0

Lampard scores first MLS goal, NYCFC beats Toronto FC 2-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Lampard scored his first MLS goal & New York City FC beat Toronto FC 2-0 on Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak.

New York City (8-14-7) won its first game since Aug. 13. Toronto FC (11-13-4) has lost three straight.

Lampard, a former Chelsea & Manchester City midfielder, scored in the 20th minute. He settled RJ Allen's back-pass with his chest & rolled in a goal through traffic. Lampard spent 13 seasons with Chelsea, won three Premier League titles & scored 176 goals in 599 games.

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Expansion MLS team is officially Los Angeles Football Club

Expansion MLS team is officially Los Angeles Football Club

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Soccer's expansion franchise in Los Angeles finally has an official name: the Los Angeles Football Club, or LAFC.

That has been the informal name of the franchise since its ownership group was awarded a team nearly a year ago. The club finally made it official Tuesday on Twitter, saying its ''supporters have spoken.''

''The name that we chose is true to Los Angeles, authentic to world football & speaks to our global ambitions,'' said Henry Nguyen, the club's owner & managing partner.

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Expansion MLS team is officially Los Angeles Football Club

Expansion MLS team is officially Los Angeles Football Club

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Soccer's expansion franchise in Los Angeles finally has an official name: the Los Angeles Football Club, or LAFC.

That has been the informal name of the franchise since its ownership group was awarded a team nearly a year ago. The club finally made it official Tuesday on Twitter, saying its ''supporters have spoken.''

''The name that we chose is true to Los Angeles, authentic to world football & speaks to our global ambitions,'' said Henry Nguyen, the club's owner & managing partner.

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Impact-Earthquakes Preview

Impact-Earthquakes Preview

The Montreal Impact ended August with a season-high losing streak yet have picked up some needed points over their first two games this month in contrasting ways.

In a matchup of two teams fighting for playoff spots, the Impact will try to gain three more points Wednesday night against a San Jose Earthquakes team that's sputtering a bit after last month's stellar finish.

Montreal (9-11-5) has gained four points this month to remain in playoff position after losing three straight to complete off August. The Impact began a two-game California set Saturday with a scoreless draw against the league's highest-scoring club, Los Angeles.

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Impact-Galaxy Preview

Impact-Galaxy Preview

The Los Angeles Galaxy have been on a lengthy break since their longest win streak of 2015 ended, & that time off could prove crucial in a matchup with Didier Drogba.

The Montreal Impact's newest star will attempt to build on his stellar first MLS start in Saturday night's visit to Los Angeles.

The Galaxy (13-8-7) will play their first game since a 1-0 loss at San Jose on Aug. 28, which ended a four-game MLS win streak & a six-game run in all competitions. During that break, they dropped two points behind Vancouver in the Supporters' Shield race & Western Conference.

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