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Dallas back to winning ways, Fire held

FC Dallas bounced back from the first defeat of their season last week with a 2-1 win over Toronto FC, while two were sent off in an ill-tempered draw between New England Revolution and Chicago Fire.

Seattle Sounders hail collective determination in comeback win vs. Chivas: "We'll fight until the end"

Someone may want to tell the Seattle Sounders that there are no added points for degree of difficulty. Read More

Wilmer Cabrera boils over after Chivas USA's latest red card: "We don’t receive fair consideration"

CARSON, Calif. -- After the latest Chivas USA loss, head coach Wilmer Cabrera called for a little respect. Read More

Real Salt Lake rave over GK Nick Rimando after another clean sheet: "He is amazing"

SANDY, Utah — Where do you start to talk about Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando's 111th shutout? With the point-blank shot he saved in the first half? With the point-blank shot he saved in the second half? Rimando made so many saves that should be memorable in RSL's 1-0 victory over Portland on Saturday night that it all seemed like a blur. Read More

Chivas USA 1, Seattle Sounders 2 | MLS Match Recap

CARSON, Calif. -- Leading assist man Obafemi Martins set up one for himself, scoring in the 81st minute to propel Seattle Sounders FC to a 2-1 comeback victory against Chivas USA on Saturday night at StubHub Center. Read More

Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson unloads after another loss: "When we get in those big moments we look like amateurs"

Things were setting up perfectly for the Portland Timbers. They were finally getting the better of Real Salt Lake, a side that they had beaten just once in 10 tries from their three-plus years in MLS, at Rio Tinto Stadium, grounds where Portland have never won. The Timbers were winning the possession battle and creating a number of chances in the Saturday night meeting. Read More

Portland Timbers' Will Johnson doesn't hold back: "When we get in those big moments we look like amateurs"

Things were setting up perfectly for the Portland Timbers. They were finally getting the better of Real Salt Lake, a side that they had beaten just once in 10 tries from their three-plus years in MLS, at Rio Tinto Stadium, grounds where Portland have never won. The Timbers were winning the possession battle and creating a number of chances in the Saturday night meeting. Read More

FC Dallas a "more mature" team in win over Toronto FC, responding to first loss of season

FRISCO, TX -- Relentless pressure and set pieces helped guide FC Dallas to a 2-1 win on Saturday night over Toronto FC. Read More

Montreal Impact left puzzled after latest loss, this time to Sporting KC: "What we’re doing isn’t enough"

With one win in their last 15 MLS regular season games – two in their last 18 including the playoffs and CCL – Montreal have lost their fair share of games lately. But that one hurt. Hard. Read More

Robbie Keane frustrated after LA Galaxy allow two separate leads to slip away vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Robbie Keane was uncharacteristically grim after the LA Galaxy twice let leads get away from them, the second time in the closing minutes, in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Vancouver. The Galaxy captain, who believed his 77th-minute goal should have been worth three points, said the result felt like a defeat. Read More

Guardiola: We have to improve

Pep Guardiola has warned his Bayern Munich players that they must improve significantly in order to overcome Real Madrid in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final, after a lacklustre performance against Eintracht Braunschweig.

Real Salt Lake 1, Portland Timbers 0 | MLS Match Recap

SANDY, Utah — It was hardly the goalfest typical of the series, but the result of Saturday's Real Salt Lake-Portland Timbers showdown was familiar to anyone who's paid attention to the two teams' budding rivalry – Real claimed points for the 10th consecutive time against their Western Conference rivals with a 1-0 victory. Read More

Injuries catch up with Toronto FC in loss to FC Dallas: "We're running on fumes"

Tired, still recovering from injuries and away from home, the trip to FC Dallas will be one to forget for Toronto FC. Falling 2-1 against the Hoops at Toyota Stadium in Texas, Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen lamented on his team’s missed penalty call and the result that now sees his club go 3-3-0 in the first six games of the season. Read More

Sporting Kansas City's Dom Dwyer "a pain" against Montreal Impact defense on career night

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – After Dom Dwyer's first career MLS brace, his manager didn't mince words. Then again, he was just underlining what Dwyer had already shown on the pitch at Sporting Park. Read More

Pellegrini: We'll take it to the wire

Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City can take the English Premier League title race down to the wire because he thinks close rivals Chelsea and Liverpool will drop more points in their remaining games.

Recent transfer news

  1.    
    (K) Oscar Ustari
    From: Almeria
    To:Sunderland
    Ownership
  2.    
    (S) Lacina Traore
    From: Monaco
    To:Everton
    Loan
  3.    
    (D) Santiago Vergini
    From: Estudiantes
    To:Sunderland
    Loan
  4.    
    (S) Ji Dong-won
    From: Sunderland
    To:FC Augsburg
    Loan
  5.    
    (S) Rubén Rochina
    From: Blackburn Rovers
    To:Rayo Vallecano
    Loan
  6.    
    (D) Alvaro Pereira
    From: Internazionale
    To:São Paulo
    Loan
  7.    
    (S) Juan Agudelo
    From: Stoke City
    To:Utrecht
    Loan
  8.    
    (M) Michel Bastos
    From: Al Ain
    To:Roma
    Loan to Buy
  9.    
    (M) Dominik Furman
    From: Legia Warsaw
    To:Toulouse
    Ownership
  10.    
    (D) Jan Kirchhoff
    From: Bayern Munich
    To:Schalke 04
    Loan
  11.    
    (M) Ondrej Petrak
    From: Slavia Prague
    To:FC Nuremberg
    Ownership
  12.    
    (D) Tiago Ilori
    From: Liverpool
    To:Granada
    Loan
  13.    
    (M) Magnus Wolff Eikrem
    From: Heerenveen
    To:Cardiff City
    Ownership
  14.    
    (M) Mats Moller Daehli
    From: Molde
    To:Cardiff City
    Ownership
  15.    
    (M) Kevin De Bruyne
    From: Chelsea
    To:VfL Wolfsburg
    Ownership

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