December 12, 2013 BRINGING BAYERN
Bundesliga team to face MLS stars in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. Ė For the first time, Major League Soccer's All-Stars will face a team from the Bundesliga. FC Bayern Munich, the reigning champions of Europe and the German Bundesliga, will face the MLS All-Stars in the 2014 MLS All-Star Game at JELD-WEN Field, the home of the Portland Timbers on August 6, 2014 (9:30 p.m. ET).
December 12, 2013 FOUR MORE YEARS
Klinsmann gets new deal from U.S. Soccer
CHICAGO - The United States Soccer Federation must be happy with what head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has done with the U.S. National Team. After qualifying for the World Cup at the top of CONCACAF, and winning the Gold Cup, Klinsmann has been give a four year contract extension which will take him through 2018.
December 12, 2013 FORT LAUDERDALE BOUND
3 area players to participate in MLS combine
St. John's University goalkeeper Rafael Diaz, Clemson University midfielder Thomas McNamara and University off Maryland-Baltimore County midfielder Kadeem Dacres have been invited to the MLS combine that will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Jan 10-14.
December 11, 2013 GOING TO KANSAS CITY
NCAA awards 9 soccer championships
KANSAS CITY, Kan.---Kansas Cityís Sporting Park has already hosted this yearís MLS All-Star Game, U.S. Open Cup final and MLS Cup, and on Wednesday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association awarded 14 menís and womenís championships to the city, including nine soccer finals.
December 11, 2013 RECORD NUMBERS
World Cup Draw telecast averages 489,000 viewers
BRISTOL, Conn---Last Fridayís Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN2 averaged 489,000 viewers and 353,000 households, based on a 0.3 U.S. household rating, making it the most-watched FIFA World Cup Draw on the ESPN networks, according to Nielsen Media.
December 10, 2013 KREIS IN THE CITY
Former RSL head coach joins NYCFC
New York City FC has named Jason Kreis as the team's first head coach. The long rumored appointment comes just days after Kreis guided Real Salt Lake into the MLS Cup, falling in penalty kicks to Sporting Kansas City.