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July 26, 2016
US YOUTH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dix Hills Elite in scoreless draw

In a battle of teams that participated in National League, U-18 Boys Arlington Impact Red (VA) and Dix Hills Elite (NY-E) competed to a 0-0 draw at the US Youth Soccer National Championships at the Toyota Soccer Complex in Frisco, Texas Tuesday.


July 26, 2016
READY TO PLAY
Derrick Etienne, Jr., playing waiting game with the Red Bulls, will play in the MLS Homegrown game

So, just how good is Derrick Etienne, Jr.? Well, he was selected to play in the MLS Homegrown game in San Jose, Calif. Wednesday night, even though he hasn't played a single minute for the Red Bulls' first team this season.


July 26, 2016
HOPING FOR A CHANGE
Cosmos will try to change their road fortunes in Edmonton

The Cosmos journey here for a rare Wednesday night road encounter, hoping they will end their recent woes away from home. They will meet FC Edmonton in a North American Soccer League fall season game at Clarke Field at 9 p.m. ET.


July 26, 2016
TIME FOR CHANGE
Schmid, Sounders 'part ways' after eight years

The Seattle Sounders and coach Sigi Schmid have “agreed to mutually part ways,” the team announced Tuesday.


July 26, 2016
UWS REVIEW
Mutiny finish in second

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. - The New England mutiny staked their claim to second place in the UWS East as two first half goals from Kate Howarth propelled them to a 3-0 win against the TSF Academy Valkyries at East Longmeadow High School.


July 26, 2016
LAST-MINUTE ADDITION
Red Bulls' Etienne named to MLS Homegrown Game

Derrick Etienne, Jr. is going to the MLS Homegrown Game in San Jose, Calif. Wednesday night. The Red Bulls midfielder Derrick Etienne Jr. was added to the roster, the club announced Tuesday.


July 25, 2016
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Front and center remarks about the center backs of the Red Bulls, NYC FC and Cosmos

One weekend, two games, three teams. This past weekend did not go exactly as planned for two of the New York pro soccer teams, with the Red Bulls emerging only unscathed and New York City FC and the Cosmos going down to disappointing defeats. OK, the Cosmos tied, but it felt like a loss.


July 25, 2016
MY TWO CENTS
Ode to yet another Red Bull smackdown of NYC FC

Brooklyn soccer fan William Smith is at it again, penning an ode to the Red Bulls' 4-1 win over New York City FC in the Hudson River Derby.


July 25, 2016
THE WHOLE NINE YARDS
Video: Vieira post-game press conference

Patrick Vieira's post-game press conference after New York City FC's 4-1 defeat to the Red Bulls was dominated by his remarks about RBNY head coach Jesse Marsch.


July 25, 2016
MY TWO CENTS
We'd love to hear from you on Patrick Vieira-Jesse Marsch feud

OK, Red Bulls and New York City FC fans, what do you think about what transpired before, during and after the third and final regular-season derby match?


July 25, 2016
LET'S NOT SHAKE ON IT
Vieira, Marsch disagree on a lot after the derby match

It was the handshake that never happened. Patrick Vieira was dismissed midway through the first half of what would be New York City FC’s 4-1 loss to the Red Bulls.


July 24, 2016
CUTTONE'S CONCEPTS
With a voice, WNT players can do greater good

On Saturday, the WNBA rescinded a fine it had issued to several teams and players because the players used pregame warm-up gear to promote social causes. It wasn't that the league objected to the players taking a social stance, hence the rescinding of the fine. The players in question wore shirts that said #BlackLivesMatter and #Dallas5. That’s not exactly a soccer story. But it is relevant.


July 24, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Red Bulls win Hudson River Derby; KC rout Sounders

HARRISON, N.J. -- Bradley Wright-Phillips led the way with two goal as the New York Red Bulls thrashed New York City FC 4-1 in Sunday's Hudson River Derby match at steamy Red Bull Arena.


July 24, 2016
SHORT-HANDED
NYC FC loses Villa, 2 others, for Rapids game

Facing the Colorado Rapids with a full team is a task unto itself. Playing without three starters, including the leading goal-scorer in the league, and most likely without your coach, makes it even more difficult.


July 24, 2016
COACHING FEUD
Vieira claims Marsch's pre-game comments set up Geiger to make calls against NYC FC

After the dust had settled from the big dust-up between the opposing coaches, one thing was quite certain after the Red Bulls' emphatic 4-1 triumph over New York City FC Sunday: Neither coach will be sending the other one Christmas cards this year.


July 24, 2016
NO TRIPLE CROWN ...
... but the Red Bulls happy to take the derby

More than a derby in to take the seasons series, the Red Bulls' 4-1 win over New York City FC gave the team a much needed boost in the standings.


July 24, 2016
WORKING TO PERFECTION
Red Bulls high press rattles NYC FC

The game plan worked exactly for the Red Bulls, who pressed and ran their way to a 4-1 win over New York City FC in the third and final installment of the Hudson River Derby this year.


July 24, 2016
HE LOVES NEW YORK CITY FC
Wright-Phillips continues his onslaught against Hudson rivals with two more goals (8 goals in 6 matches)

New York might well be red after Sunday’s 4-1 win by the New York Red Bulls over New York City F.C. but the king of New York is Bradley Wright-Phillips.


July 24, 2016
IT'S A SELLOUT
Hudson River Derby between Red Bulls, NYC FC

Red Bull Arena is sold out for Sunday’s Hudson River Derby, the Red Bulls announced.


July 24, 2016
KINGS OF NEW YORK
Red Bulls dominate NYC FC to win Hudson River Derby, 4-1

In a game quite reminiscent of their 7-0 thrashing of New York City FC at Yankee Stadium earlier this year, the Red Bulls showed their cross-river rivals who was the boss at a hot and humid Red Bull Arena Sunday afternoon.


July 24, 2016
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Of Cosmos' 2-2 tie at Tampa Bay

Here are video highlights of the Cosmos' 2-2 draw at the Tampa Bay Rowdies as they gave away a two-goal lead late in the match Saturday night.


July 23, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Seattle, Sky Blue, KC post wins

ROCHESTER, NY---FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart made 14 saves and Shea Groom scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over the Western New York Flash at Rochester Rhinos Stadium Saturday night.


July 23, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Star power shines in Toronto, Montreal

PORTLAND, Ore.---The Los Angeles Galaxy got early goals from Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes on the way to a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers Saturday at Providence Park.


July 23, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Puerto Rico nets first win

JACKSONVILLE — A first half goal from newcomer Thomas Stewart and Carl Haworth's team-leading fourth of the season gave the Ottawa Fury FC a 2-0 win over the Jacksonville Armada at Community First Park Saturday.


July 23, 2016
BATTERY ACID
Red Bulls II have their unbeaten streak snapped at 11, losing to Charleston at home, 3-2

Red Bulls II had their 11-game unbeaten streak snapped as it dropped a 3-2 USL decision to the Charleston Battery at the Red Bulls training facility Saturday.


July 23, 2016
THREE IN A ROW
Galton's goal lifts Sky Blue over the Spirit, 1-0

Former Hofstra University standout and rookie Leah Galton scored the lone goal to lift Sky Blue FC to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Spirit in National Women's Soccer League action Saturday night.


July 23, 2016
PAYING THE PRICE AGAIN
Cosmos again can't close out a game, lose late 2-goal, settle for 2-2 draw with Rowdies

Apparently, few leads are safe for the Cosmos on the road these days as their inability to close out games continued to haunt them big time against the Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday night.


July 23, 2016
WILL HOCKEY WIN OUT?
Report: NYS courting Islanders to call Belmont home

The Islanders are being courted by New York state officials about building an ice hockey area at Belmont Park, according to published reports.


July 23, 2016
NYC FC NOTEBOOK
Vieira is not fan of MLS all-star game

Don't count New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira as a fan of the MLS all-star game.


July 23, 2016
ROUND THREE
Hudson River Derby: Red Bulls use old school motivation, NYC FC says it won't go in overconfident

As if his team needs any more motivation for the third and final regular-season installment of the Hudson River Derby Sunday, Jesse Marsch plans to go old school while utilizing some social media courtesy of New York City FC.


July 23, 2016
TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE HEAT
Red Bulls hope their pressure will pay dividends against older NYC FC in the 2nd half of derby match

Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch remembers a game when he played in Major League Soccer that was an afternoon start at the old Cotton Bowl, the former home of the team known as the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas).


July 23, 2016
NO LOVE LOST
Marsch on NYC FC: 'We don't like them, no doubt. No question'

Jesse Marsch, tell us how you really feel.

The Red Bulls head coach doesn’t seem to have any warm and fuzzy feelings about this Sunday’s opponent, adding another layer to this still growing and developing rivalry with New York City FC.


July 22, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
RSL pull out draw with San Jose

SANDY, Utah--Luke Mulholland's 64th-minute goal lifted Real Salt Lake into a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.


July 22, 2016
SHE'S BACK
Carli Lloyd leads USWNT to victory in final Olympic sendoff match

Captain Carli Lloyd scored her first goal since returning from a knee injury as the U.S. Women’s National Team took a 4-0 victory over Costa Rica in an Olympic Games sendoff match at Children’s Mercy Park Friday night.


July 22, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Miami FC draws RailHawks 3-3

CARY, NC - Jamie Chavez scored two goals, including the 80th minute equalizer as Miami FC played the Carolina RailHawks to a 3-3 draw at WakeMed Soccer Park Friday night.


July 22, 2016
WHICH COSMOS TEAM WILL WE SEE?
The one from the win at Miami FC two weeks ago or the one from the loss at Rayo OKC last week

Which Cosmos team will show up at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Saturday night? Will we see the one that survived an 11th-hour rally by Miami FC to record a 3-2 win two weeks ago? Or will we will witness the one in which they got shellacked by Rayo OKC last Saturday, 3-0?


July 22, 2016
OFFSIDE REMARKS
No excuse for staging Hudson River Derby match at 1 p.m. during the summer, none whatsoever

One mantra that has followed me through the years is a rather simple one: It's always about the players. It's always about the players. If you have no players, you have no game.


July 22, 2016
DON'T CALL HIM FORTUNATE FRANK
Vieira on Lampard's goals: 'You provoke luck because to be lucky you need to be where you have to be

Some people say they would rather be lucky than good. Then there's New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira, who doesn't believe in luck, at least when a player is scoring goals.


July 22, 2016
WAITING FOR GONZALO
Marsch on Veron: It's only a matter of time before he breaks out

Gonzalo Veron still has a future with the Red Bulls, says head coach Jesse Marsch as he spoke with the media on Friday about the Argentine midfielder.


July 22, 2016
THE FINE IS FINE WITH JESSE
Marsch says he anticipated sanction from MLS after his referee comments

Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch was fined by Major League Soccer Thursday for comments that he made earlier this week in which he was critical of the referees. And despite the bite being taken out of his wallet he wanted to talk more about it on Friday.


July 22, 2016
AND TYLER, TOO?
Red Bulls might try Tyler Adams at right back

Given his recent displeasure at the team’s play from the right back position, the Red Bulls might be looking from within for a new option on the right side of the defense.


July 21, 2016
A HOT TIME IN HARRISON
Vieira: how can MLS promote itself with a great derby match when it schedules a game near high noon?

New York City FC faces a hot time for two big reasons at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Sunday.


July 21, 2016
A FINE TIME
MLS fines Marsch undisclosed amount for his criticism of league referees

Jesse Marsch made the price for his controversial comments about Major League Soccer referees Wednesday. He was fined an undisclosed amount by commissioner Don Garber Thursday.


July 21, 2016
EARLY BIRDS
Red Bulls encourage fans to arrive early for derby match

If you're going to be on the west side of the Hudson for the Hudson River Derby Sunday, the Red Bulls are encouraging fans to arrive early for the match.


July 21, 2016
SEARCHING FOR A SILVER LINING
Collin: a tie feeling like a loss is positive because of Red Bulls' expectations

Sunday’s 2-2 draw at the Philadelphia Union still stings for the Red Bulls after giving up a two-goal lead against one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.


July 21, 2016
REFEREES RULE
IFAB workshop pushes Red Bull II game out of RBA

Saturday's Red Bulls II match against the Charleston Battery has been moved to the Red Bulls' training facility in Hanover, N.J. the club announced Thursday.


July 21, 2016
COSMOS INJURY REPORT
Duk is ready to go, Roversio still out

Bolivian international striker Yasmani Duk has recovered from his broken nose and is available to start for the Cosmos against the Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday night. The news is not as optimistic for center back Roversio, who will miss the North American Soccer League encounter.


July 21, 2016
IT'S AS EASY AS NBC
How to catch U.S. women in the Olympics

All three Olympic group matches for the U.S. women will be available across a wide array of options, airing on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), NBC Universo and the Soccer Specialty Channel as well as on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.


July 21, 2016
A CHANCE TO RECHARGE
Robles takes off a rare practice, Lawrence does individual work with training staff

Luis Robles got a break and Kemar Lawrence might be training as early as the end of this week, a bit of welcome news for the Red Bulls backline.


July 21, 2016
ONE-DAY ID CLINIC
St. John's women to host it July 31

The St. John’s Women’s soccer program will host a One-Day ID Clinic on July 31 as the coaching staff will look to expand the skill set of college soccer’s next generation of stars.


July 20, 2016
INSTANT REPLAY
Human, not tech, issues may be biggest hurdle for video



July 20, 2016
DENNIS THE MENACE
Defender's 2nd-half goal lifts NJ Copa FC to 1-0 upset win over NPSL defending champion Cosmos B

Defender Dennis Correia scored midway through the second half and Matt Perrella recorded a shutout to lift New Jersey Copa FC over defending champion Cosmos B, 1-0, in the National Premier Soccer League Northeast Region semifinals at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Wednesday night.


July 20, 2016
FANTASTIC FINISH
Late goals boost Red Bulls II over FC Cincinnati in 2-1 comeback road win

Justin Bilyeu and Florian Valot scored three minutes apart late in the match to life the Red Bulls II to a dramatic 2-1 win over FC Cincinnati in a USL match Wednesday night.


July 20, 2016
IT'S OFFICIAL
NYC FC deals Mullins to United for allocation money, international roster spots

The other soccer boot dropped Wednesday night as New York City FC announced that it had dealt Patrick Mullins to D.C. United.


July 20, 2016
PREFERENIAL TREATMENT?
Marsch: NYC FC's 3 DPs -- Villa, Pirlo, Lampard -- get the benefit of the doubt from MLS referees

Even before a ball is kicked in the third and final Hudson River Derby of the regular season Sunday, Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch is complaining about the officiating. Marsch claimed Wednesday that New York City FC's three Designated Players get preferential treatment from referees.


July 20, 2016
SIGNED, SEALED, ALMOST DELIVERED
Source: NYC FC deals Mullins to United for allocation money, international roster spot

New York City FC traded forward Patrick Mullins to D.C. United Wednesday, pending Major League Soccer approval. Mullins, who has been used sparingly by head coach Patrick Vieira this season, was dealt for allocation money and an international roster spot, according to a source within the league.


July 20, 2016
NEW CHALLENGE
Orlando SC hires ex-NYC FC boss Jason Kreis as coach

Jason Kreis already has become an answer to an intriguing trivia question: Which man coached both Major League Soccer expansion teams that made their debut in 2015? Kreis, who was fired as New York City FC boss after last season, Tuesday was hired to manage Orlando City SC Tuesday.


July 20, 2016
ARE THEY SEMIFINAL TOUGH?
Cosmos B hosts New Jersey Copa FC regional semifinal at Hofstra

Now it is for keeps. The defending champion Cosmos B will put it all on the line Wednesday night when it hosts New Jersey Copa FC in the National Premier Soccer League Northeast Region semifinal.


July 19, 2016
UWS REVIEW
Blue Heat wrap up west

SANTA CLARITA, Calif.- The Santa Clarita Blue Heat scored the first two goals of the match and then fended off a comeback from the Colorado Pride to take a 4-2 win at The Master’s College Friday night, keeping their title hopes alive.


July 19, 2016
JOINING FORCES
Cosmos partner with Rally for the fall season

The Cosmos announced Tuesday a partnership with pop-up mass transit provider Rally to become an Official Ride Share Provider of the team for the North American Soccer League fall season.


July 19, 2016
OFFSIDE REMARKS
The good, bad and ugly on NYC FC, Red Bulls, Cosmos

After the dust settled on another memorable weekend for our area's three pro men's soccer teams, I took a day off to gather my thoughts on New York City FC, the Red Bulls and Cosmos.


July 18, 2016
FORTUNATE FRANK
Lampard scores another 'lucky' goal, but they all count the same

Major League Soccer doesn't have an award for the luckiest goal of the year -- at least not yet -- but Frank Lampard certainly would be in the running if it had.


July 17, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Timbers' streak at 9; NYC tightens hold on MLS East

PORTLAND, Ore.--Diego Valeri scored two goals and Lucas Melano had two assists as the Portland Timbers defeated Seattle Sounders FC 3-1 Sunday at Providence Park.


July 17, 2016
STRUGGLING TO FIND THEIR FORM
Red Bulls need to get their act together or face the music against 1st-place NYC FC

There is little doubt which New York team is in form as the third with the final Hudson River Derby match a week away: New York City FC.


July 17, 2016
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF AGAIN
Sacha on the 2nd-half collapse in 2-2 draw with the Union: 'We played like boys, not men'

On a day in which he was named to the MLS all-star game and on a day in which he scored a pair of first-half goals, Sacha Kljestan was in a downright sour and worrisome mood Sunday night.


July 17, 2016
LONG TIME COMING
Sky Blue wins back-to-back games for first time since 2014

Sarah Killion, Leah Galton and Erica Skroski scored to give Sky Blue FC a 3-2 NWSL win over the Boston Breakers Sunday night.


July 17, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue edges Breakers

ALLSTON, Mass. – Sarah Killion, Leah Galton and Erica Skroski scored to give Sky Blue FC a 3-2 win over the Boston Breakers at Jordan Field Sunday.


July 17, 2016
SECOND-HALF COLLAPSE
Red Bulls lose 2-goal lead, almost the game, settle for 2-2 draw with 10-man Union

The Red Bulls walked out of Talen Energy Stadium a disappointed and somewhat stunned side Sunday night. They managed to play the 10-man Philadelphia Union to a 2-2 draw, but they knew in many respects they found a way to give the game and three points away.


July 17, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Eddies extend home streak

EDMONTON, AB - FC Edmonton registered their sixth consecutive win at Clarke Field with a 1-0 victory over Canadian rival Ottawa Fury FC on Sunday afternoon.


July 17, 2016
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
NYC FC doesn't allow Montreal to make impact, records 3-1 win, remains in 1st for Hudson River Derby

New York City FC will go into next week's Hudson River Derby atop the Eastern Conference. City assured itself of that distinction with a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo Sunday evening.


July 17, 2016
HE'S AN ALL-STAR
Kljestan named to MLS all-star roster

For the second time in his career, Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan is headed to the MLS all-star game. Kljestan Sunday was selected to the Major League Soccer all-star's game day roster by all-star and San Jose Earthquakes head coach Dominic Kinnear for the July 28 match against Arsenal.


July 17, 2016
11 IN A ROW
Red Bulls II win, extend unbeaten streak to 11

Red Bulls II extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games, recording a 2-1 win over the 10-man Charlotte Independence in a USL game Saturday night.


July 17, 2016
GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Of Cosmos' 3-0 loss at Rayo OKC

It was a tough night for the Cosmos, who dropped a 3-0 decision to Rayo OKC Saturday night.


July 16, 2016
NASL SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The Canadian Derby returns to Clarke Field with FC Edmonton and Ottawa Fury FC on different ends of the spectrum.


July 16, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
FCD take Brimstone Cup; 9-man Quakes rock TFC

COLUMBUS, Ohio--- Second half substitute Fabian Espindola scored in the 88th minute to give DC United a 1-1 draw against man-down Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium Saturday night.


July 16, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Houston ends drought with big win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Estefania Banini scored twice as the Washington Spirit took a 3-2 win over defending NWSL champion FC Kansas City before a 2,013 crowd Saturday night.


July 16, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Loons snap Indy's streak

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Joe Cole and Eric Avila carried the Tampa Bay Rowdies with a pair of spectacular goals in a 3-0 home win over Puerto Rico FC at Al Lang Stadium Saturday night.


July 17, 2016
KO'ED AT OKC
Cosmos drop 1st of fall season in 3-0 loss as Michel stars for Rayo

Well, you can't win them all. The Cosmos suffered their first loss of the North American Soccer League fall season Saturday night, recording a 3-0 loss to Rayo OKC at Miller Stadium.


July 16, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Portland comes into the weekend unbeaten in eight games, but has only one win its last five and one goal in its last three matches.


July 16, 2016
NWSL PLAYOFF RUN
A win over Boston would help Sky Blue immensely

Sky Blue FC can help its chances of reaching the National Women's Soccer League playoffs with a win at the Boston Breakers Sunday night.


July 16, 2016
HE GETS A 10, BUT WON'T WEAR IT
Despite a superb performance vs. Orlando, Felipe would rather not wear creative mid's number

Felipe might just be the first Brazilian ever to not want to wear the No. 10 jersey, even after a sparkling effort in a 2-0 home win over Orlando City SC showed his creativity.


July 16, 2016
OFFSIDE REMARKS
It's time to root, root, root for the home teams

I am rooting for both of New York's Major League Soccer teams to win Sunday. That's right. You heard it here first.


July 16, 2016
BULKING UP THE DEFENSE
NYC FC acquires Luxembourg center back Chanot

New York City FC shored up its defense Saturday as it acquired Luxembourg center back Maxime Chanot from K.V. Kortrijk in Belgium.


July 15, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Galaxy edge Dynamo

CARSON, Calif.--They didn't get many points for style, but the LA Galaxy did what they needed to do to eke out a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo Friday night at the StubHub Center.


July 15, 2016
NASL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Carolina RailHawks take to the road after an incredible week that started with a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Then, the RailHawks played West Ham United to a 2-2 draw on Tuesday night and announced Mexican star Omar Bravo as the club's newest signing at halftime - Bravo played the final 10 minutes in the friendly.


July 15, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Columbus is winless in its last six, and D.C., although it has a win, has only three goals in its last half dozen matches (and that includes a goalless penalty kick loss to the NASL's Fort Lauderdale in the U.S. Open Cup).


July 15, 2016
READY TO BOUNCE BACK
Lampard: NYC FC needs to get back to basics vs. Impact

After his team was humbled by Sporting Kansas City last Sunday night, 3-1, New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard had the best tonic to get back on track for its Sunday encounter at the Montreal Impact.


July 15, 2016
SUSPENDED
NWSL bans Flash coach Paul Riley for one game

As if the Western New York Flash doesn't have enough problems after FrontierFieldGate and its small-sized soccer field at a baseball stadium, the National Women's Soccer League team learned that head coach Paul Riley was suspended by the league for one game.


July 15, 2016
HE'S OUT
MLS suspends Piatti for NYC FC's Sunday game

New York City FC will have one less headache to worry about against the Montreal Impact Sunday when midfielder Ignacio Piatti was suspended for one game by the Major League Soccer disciplinary committee.


July 15, 2016
LESSONS LEARNED
After Open Cup elimination by Philly, Red Bulls prepared for a league rematch

Don’t expect the Red Bulls finish like they did several weeks ago in a 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union in the Round of 16 in the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup.


July 15, 2016
TOP JERSEY BOYS
Pirlo, Villa, Lampard in top 10 in MLS-selling shirts

New York City FC's three Designated Players, Andrea Pirlo, David Villa and Frank Lampard are featured in the top 10 for jersey sales in Major League Soccer.


July 15, 2016
MEETING OF OLD FRIENDS
Lampard looking forward to seeing,battling against his old Chelsea teammate Drogba

The last time New York City FC and Frank Lampard encountered Didier Drogba, the former English international midfielder wasn't even dressed for the April 27 match at Yankee Stadium.


July 15, 2016
MUTUAL AGREEMENT
Red Bulls II, Cheikh M'Baye part ways

Red Bulls II and Cheikh M'Baye have mutually agreed to terminate the defender's contract, the USL club announced Friday.


July 15, 2016
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Remembering some nice times in Nice and in Paris on Bastille Day during more innocent times

My heart, thoughts, sympathies and prayers go out to the victims of the latest tragedy that occurred in Nice, France Thursday night. My thoughts today also wander back to a couple of times in the past in which I was in Nice for perhaps a 24-hour stay and in Paris for Bastille Day



MLS ALL-STAR ROSTER
Will be revealed at NYC FC-Montreal halftime

The Major League Soccer all-star game-day roster – as chosen by all-star head coach Dominic Kinnear – will be unveiled Sunday during ESPN’s halftime coverage of Montreal Impact vs. New York City FC.


July 14, 2016
MLS FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

For the second time this season the Galaxy will be without Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong for an extended period because of what might charitably be termed an ill-advised tackle.



ALLIE'S LONG JOURNEY
East Northport's Long made many sacrifices to make the USWNT for the Rio Olympics

If this wasn't enough motivation, then nothing would do. While living in Houston at her fiancé’s parents for five months during the National Women's Soccer League off-season, Allie Long was always reminded as to why she was there.


July 14, 2016
11 CLUBS IN 13 YEARS
Ex-Red Bull Steele joins Miami FC

Former Red Bulls midfielder Jonny Steele is on the move -- again. Steele was acquired by Miami FC from Ottawa Fury FC, the North American Soccer League club announced Thursday morning.


July 14, 2016
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Of Cosmos' win over Jacksonville

If you missed goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer's near goal or any of the other scores tallied by the Cosmos in their 3-0 home win over Jacksonville Armada FC Wednesday night, take a gander at these game highlights.


July 13, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Sounders blitz FCD, de Leeuw opens his account for Fire

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Columbus Crew SC and Toronto FC exchanged second-half goals on their way to a 1-1 tie Wednesday night at MAPFRE Stadium.


July 13, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Cosmos, Indy both win by 3-0

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.---Andres Flores had a goal and an assist to lead the New York Cosmos to a 3-0 win over the Jacksonville Armada FC in front of 3,827 fans at Shuart Stadium Wednesday night


July 13, 2016
MLS INFORMER
The Americas' League

MLS has long touted its efforts to lure home U.S. national team regulars from Europe. It may start adding their Canadian counterparts to that mission.


July 13, 2016
DOING HIS JOB AND ALMOST MORE
Maurer not only stops goals, he almost scores one in Cosmos' 3-0 win over Jacksonville

In his day job Wednesday night, goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer did pretty damn good, stopping goals.


July 13, 2016
NOT PERFECT, BUT GOOD ENOUGH
Red Bulls blank Orlando City, 2-0

For a second straight home game, the Red Bulls started out disjointed and out of sync, eventually settling down for a much-needed 2-0 win over Orlando City S.C.


July 13, 2016
CREATING A BUZZ
Felipe demonstrates what he can do at creative midfielder, connecting on insurance goal

A couple weeks ago, Red Bulls midfielder Felipe approached head coach Jesse Marsch, reminding him that he has played attacking midfield before. It was Felipe, who shone on Wednesday night for the Red Bulls playing in that creative playmaker spot, scoring on a beautiful free kick to spearhead a 2-0 win over Orlando City SC.


July 13, 2016
A FINE TIME
MLS sanctions Villa for hands-to-face foul

The MLS disciplinary committee announced Wednesday that it found New York City FC forward David Villa in violation of league policy regarding hands to the face, head or neck of an opponent.


July 12, 2016
MLS WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Columbus Crew SC come home after three straight losses on the road – including a U.S. Open Cup elimination defeat at Chicago.


July 12, 2016
CLOSING THEM OUT
Cosmos, who showed both sides of a late-match personality, know they need to shut down foes late

Depending on your vantage point, there are two ways to look at the Cosmos' dramatic 3-2 win over Miami FC last weekend.


July 12, 2016
HE'S GOT HIS MOJO BACK
A confident Mkosana gets playing time and starts filling the net

After forging a pretty successful career by filling the net for both club and country, Giovanni Savarese realizes how important one goal can be for a striker's confidence.


July 12, 2016
YOU CAN'T REVERSE IT
Roversio will miss Armada match with hamstring injury

A hamstring injury will shelve Roversio from the Cosmos' Wednesday night's home game against the Jacksonville Armada FC.


July 12, 2016
THE FINAL 18
USWNT Olympic roster announced

Midfielders Tobin Heath and Carli Lloyd, plus goalkeeper Hope Solo, have been named to their third U.S. Women’s team Olympic Games roster, announced by coach Jill Ellis Tuesday.


July 12, 2016
AND TYLER, TOO
Tyler Adams selected for MLS Homegrown Game

Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams Tuesday was named to the 20-man roster for the MLS Homegrown Game.


July 12, 2016
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
USL honors Red Bulls II forward Brandon Allen

Red Bulls II forward Brandon Allen was voted the USL player of the week for the 16th week of the 2016 season Tuesday.


July 12, 2016
UWS REVIEW
NJ Copa captures east title

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Real Salt Lake Women played their final regular season match last Thursday night at East High School, and sent their supporters home happy with a final score of 5-0 against the Colorado Pride for their first win at home this season (1-1-2 in four games) and their first-ever sweep of a UWS opponent.


July 12, 2016
HAVING A FIELD DAY
NYC, NYC FC, U.S. Soccer Foundation launch initiative to build, maintain 50 fields

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, New York City FC and adidas Tuesday announced the launch of the New York City Soccer Initiative.


July 12, 2016
TAKING CENTER STAGE
Perrinelle one of few positives from 0-0 tie

One of the few positives to emerge for the Red Bulls from Sunday night’s scoreless home draw with the Portland Timbers was the play of Damien Perrinelle.


July 12, 2016
THE RIO TRIO
O'Hara, Dunn, Long named to U.S. women's Olympic team

Three area women have been chosen to the U.S. women's Olympic team. Sky Blue FC defender Kelley O'Hara and Crystal Dunn and Allie Long of Long Island were tapped by head coach Jill Ellis for the Rio Summer Games next month.


July 11, 2016
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Some takeaways from a mixed bag of results from New York's 3 pro teams

This past weekend, New York's three pro teams had a mixed bag of results: A Cosmos victory, a New York City FC loss and a Red Bulls tie. So, let's take a quick look at each team.


July 11, 2016
PUTTING IT INTO PERSPECTIVE
McCarty mourns for Dallas victims not because he has ties to the city but because he's an American

For Dax McCarty, it has gotten to the point that he mourns for terrorist victims not because he grew up near Orlando or played in Dallas for a few years, but because he is a U.S. citizen.


July 11, 2016
D-DAY
Ellis to announce Olympic team Tuesday

Tuesday is D-Day. That's when U.S. women's national coach Jill Ellis will unveil the 18-player roster for the Rio Olympics and the four alternates.


July 11, 2016
SOME LIP SERVICE
McCarty needs about 4 stitches to close a cut, but he returns to complete the game

As Red Bulls captain, Dax McCarty had the privilege of being the only player on the team who could give the referee some "lip" and get away with it.


July 11, 2016
SO MANY OPTIONS
So, which player will replace Lloyd Sam? McCarty expects more out of Veron

So, just which player and which type of player replaces Lloyd Sam on the Red Bulls' right flank?


July 11, 2016
A CHANGE OF PLANS?
Red Bulls might need a new center back as well as some scoring help during transfer window

Gideon Baah is down and out for at least four months, leaving a hole in the center of the Red Bulls defense that the team will need to address. And the Red Bulls might be looking to the summer transfer window to do so.


July 11, 2016
MURPHY'S NEW LAW
Red Bulls will try to decipher what Orlando's interim coach will do and how the team will line up

Adrian Heath may be gone, the first head coach in the brief MLS history of Orlando City SC.. But just because the man who guided the team through its first 50 games in MLS is cast aside doesn’t mean that the club is rudderless or potentially less dangerous.


July 11, 2016
MORE HONORS
Daly earns Big East Sport Excellence Award

Former St. John's standout Rachel Daly was honored with a Big East Sport Excellence Award, it was announced Monday.


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