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June 29, 2016
WYNALDA ON THE DEAL
'Patrick Vieira and Poku are a bad fit'

Kwadwo Poku is a former member of New York City FC because he didn't fit into head coach Patrick Vieira's system, says former U.S. international Eric Wynalda. "Patrick Vieira and Poku are a bad fit," Wynalda said. "End of story."


June 29, 2016
BACK IN THE NET
Meara to start in goal vs. Philly

Ryan Meara will be up for his first start in a Red Bulls jersey since returning from his loan stint with New York City FC as the one-time rising star perhaps signaling his return to form and health with the nod for this Wednesday night.


June 29, 2016
IN THE MIDDLE OF A CONUNDRUM
Sean Davis tries to find more minutes in a talented Red Bulls central midfield trio

In many ways, the 2016 season has been as trying for Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis as his rookie campaign a year ago.


June 29, 2016
POKU'S GONE
NYC FC deals midfielder to Miami FC

New York City FC transferred midfielder Kwadwo Poku to Miami FC after the North American Soccer League club came up with "a significant offer," the team announced Wednesday morning.


June 29, 2016
SOME MIXED EMOTIONS
Vieira proud of France's advancement to Euro quarters, but feels team needs to improve

Patrick Vieira admitted he had mixed emotions watching France advance at Euro 2016.


June 28, 2016
THE DERBY, ROUND 2
Vieira says the game will be different this time because NYC FC will be in better rested than Red Bulls

Head coach Patrick Vieira admits that he can't predict the outcome of Sunday's Hudson River Derby match at Yankee Stadium, but he does know one thing:


June 28, 2016
VILLA ON MESSI
'The World Cup in Russia is not the same without Messi'

David Villa has played with and against the incomparable Lionel Messi more times than he can count. So whatever the Argentine international striker has watched and marveled at the surprises.


June 28, 2016
FEELING THEIR PAIN
Lampard has empathy for the embarrassed England squad after early Euro exit

Frank Lampard felt the English national team's pain. That's because the New York City FC midfielder has been there and done it before.


June 28, 2016
THE BEST CLUB TO PREPARE AGAINST
Red Bulls prep for CONCACAF Champions League against two-time defending champ Club America

Two weeks ago, the Red Bulls announced a curious friendly match against Club America, one of the juggernauts of Mexican soccer. That the Red Bulls would want to test themselves against one of the best teams in the region isn’t that curious.


June 28, 2016
UWS MIDWEEK
A look at the upcoming games

Wednesday’s match will be the first meeting between the two former W-League teams in UWS play.


June 28, 2016
ANOTHER TO MIAMI
Report: Ex-Cosmos Farfan to join NASL club

Former Cosmos defender-midfielder Gabriel Farfan has signed with Miami FC, according to Soccer By Ives.


June 28, 2016
WANTING TO TAKE THE FIFTH
Cosmos meet the Revs as they attempt to hurdle their fifth-round Open Cup obstacle

Since returning to the North American Soccer League three years ago, the Cosmos have won two Soccer Bowl titles and reached the semifinals of a third playoff. Now, they hope to take the fifth for the first time, as in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup.


June 28, 2016
VIEIRA'S BIG DECISION
Will he tab Iraola or Bravo for Red Bulls match?

It's way to early to name a Starting XI for Sunday's Hudson River Derby match against the Red Bulls, but New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira will have a difficult decision to make when it comes to choosing who will play at holding midfield.


June 28, 2016
FINALIZING THE DEAL
Poku's move looks imminent as midfielder is not at NYC FC training; could be done Wednesday

Sometimes its not what you see, but what you don't see that makes sense. Take, for example, midfielder Kwadwo Poku. He was not at New York City FC practice Tuesday morning, strong signs that the reported deal with Miami FC was imminent.


June 28, 2016
HE'S REALLY CLOSE
SWP looks recovered from hamstring injury

Shaun Wright-Phillips may be close to seeing the pitch again after the Red Bulls midfielder was injured a couple of weeks ago.


June 28, 2016
HITTING THE SCCL TRAIL
Red Bulls to host Antigua 8/9, Alianza 9/15

The Red Bulls will host Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League games at Red Bull Arena in August and September. New York will welcome Antigua (Guatemala) to Harrison, N.J. on Aug. 3 and then Alianza (El Salvador) on Sept. 15.


June 28, 2016
FOCUSED ON THE CUP, NOT THE DERBY
Red Bulls concerned about Philly in Open Cup before even thinking about NYC FC

There is a much-hyped match this Sunday at Yankee Stadium for the Red Bulls, who face rival New York City FC in yet another derby match. But in many ways, the bigger match comes midweek for the Red Bulls.


June 28, 2016
LIKING WHAT HE SEES
Marsch on Perrinelle: 'He's looked great in training and he's get closer and closer'

It was just 35 minutes in the USL this past weekend but for the Red Bulls, it is a sign of just how far along center back Damien Perrinelle has come from last year’s season-ending injury.


June 27, 2016
UWS REVIEW
Inferno break losing streak

SANTA CLARITA, CA - The Santa Clarita Blue Heat are back to winning ways after a 2-1 victory over the Real Salt Lake Women on Saturday night at The Master’s College.


June 27, 2016
NEW CHALLENGE
New Jersey City U. names Cullen men's coach

Former Division III All-American Joseph Cullen Monday was appointed the 13th head coach of the New Jersey City University men's soccer program.


June 27, 2016
SHAKING OFF THE RUST
After slow start Perrinelle looks solid in 35-minute stint

A third of a loaf is much better than none as Damien Perrinelle took his first competitive steps Sunday after suffering a knee injury during last year's MLS playoffs.


June 27, 2016
FOR 2 MID-WEEK GAMES
Cosmos offer $5 tickets for children under 12

In an attempt to bolster their crowds, the Cosmos announced Monday a new $5 ticket price for kids attending the club’s mid-week games at Shuart Stadium at Hofstra University on July 13 and Aug. 31.


June 26, 2016
MIAMI BOUND
Report: NYC FC to sell Poku to Miami

New York City FC fan favorite Kwadwo Poku could become a favorite of Miami FC as early as Monday. Poku reportedly has been sold to the North American Soccer League club.


June 26, 2016
SOME RETIRING THOUGHTS
Messi says he's stepping away from international career after Argentina loses Copa final to Chile

If he has indeed played his last game with the Argentina national team, the great Lionel Messi will go out as a loser.


June 26, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns come back to remain unbeaten

ORLANDO-- Portland Thorns FC rallied in the final 10 minutes with a pair of goals from midfielders Dagny Brynjarsdottir and Lindsey Horan to remain unbeaten through their first 11 games this season, earning a 2-1 win against the Orlando Pride in front of 7,143 fans Sunday evening at Camping World Stadium.


June 26, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Timbers top Houston

PORTLAND, Ore.--The Portland Timbers reeled off three goals in the last 26 minutes to rally past the Houston Dynamo 3-2 Sunday at Providence Park.



HAMMERING WILMINGTON
Red Bulls II roll over Hammerheads, 4-0

Red Bulls II earned a 4-0 victory over the Wilmington Hammerheads at Red Bull Arena Sunday afternoon. Homegrown Player Brandon Allen scored the game-winner, while Aaron Long, Stefano Bonomo and Junior Flemmings added second-half goals.


June 25, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Portland returns home after a 2-2 draw at Salt Lake, which will be welcome since it has a 5-2-1 record in Providence Park, and not a single win away from it this season.


June 25, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Controversial start, dramatic finish for busy Saturday

SEATTLE--Frank Lampard scored early and Ronald Matarrita added a late insurance goal as New York City FC blanked Seattle Sounders FC 2-0 Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field.


June 25, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Sky Blue topples Spirit, Reign scoreless in KC

BOYDS, Md. – Raquel Rodriguez and Sam Kerr scored goals to lift Sky Blue to a 2-1 win over the Washington Spirit at the Maryland Soccerplex Saturday night.


June 25, 2016
IN THE GAME
U.S. clipped by Colombia in third-place contest

The U.S. national team lost to Colombia for the second time in Copa America Centenario, dropping a 1-0 decision in the third-place game at University of Phoenix Stadium Saturday night.


June 25, 2016
MARSCH'S LAMENT
'We didn't have enough guys who were sharp enough on the day'

If there is one thing the Red Bulls learned on their recent road trip, it's not over until it's over. In other words: beware the waning moments of a match.


June 25, 2016
BEING FRANK
Lampard's controversial goal starts NYC FC to a 2-0 victory over Seattle Sounders and into 2nd place

Leave it to Frank Lampard to wind up in the middle of controversy on the game-winning goal of New York City FC's 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders Saturday.


June 25, 2016
A HANDBALL OR NOT?
Sounders say it is, Lampard says it isn't

Depending on your vantage point, either Frank Lampard's goal should have been nullified because it was a handball or should have stayed because it wasn't.


June 25, 2016
INFLICTING SOME CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Visiting Sky Blue edge Washington Spirit, 2-1

Raquel Rodriguez and Sam Kerr scored goals to lift Sky Blue to a 2-1 win over the Washington Spirit in National Women's Soccer League action Saturday night.


June 25, 2016
LATE-GAME BLUES AGAIN
For the 2nd time in 4 days, Red Bulls concede late goal, this time for a devastating draw in Columbus

If there is one thing the Red Bulls learned on their recent road trip, it's not over until it's over. In other words: beware the waning moments of a match.


June 25, 2016
ROAD WARRIORS
Lampard's controversial goal helps NYC FC down Sounders, 2-0

Leave it to Frank Lampard to wind up in the middle of controversy on the game-winning goal of New York City FC's 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders Saturday.


June 25, 2016
SIGNING ON
Red Bulls ink French midfielder Florian Valot

Red Bulls II have signed midfielder Florian Valot, the USL club announced Saturday.


June 24, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

After losing two of three on the road , Seattle returns to CenturyLink Field, where it has won five of its last six since the beginning of April.


June 24, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash rout Breakers 7-1

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Jess McDonald had three goals and an assist, and Lynn Williams added two goals and an assist as the Western New York Flash routed the Boston Breakers 7-1 at Rhinos Stadium Friday night.


June 24, 2016
HITTING THE ROAD
Sky Blue visits Spirit Saturday

Sky Blue FC hits the road, visiting the Washington Spirit in a National Women's Soccer League at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md. Saturday.


June 24, 2016
STRIVING TO MAKE IT TWO
NYC FC aims to make it two straight wins

New York City FC will try to extend its winning streak to two games Saturday when it visits the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field.


June 24, 2016
SOME SUNDAY TIPS
Copa America fans should arrive early at MetLife

Organizers of Copa America Centenario has some tips for fans who will attend the final between Argentina and Chile at MetLife Stadium.


June 24, 2016
UWS WEEKEND
A look at the upcoming games

New Jersey Copa F.C. has been on a very impressive run of form since the 3-0 loss to the Long Island Rough Riders to open their UWS campaign. And they can deal a major blow to the East title aspirations of a the New England Mutiny , who are currently in second place behind Copa.


June 24, 2016
HOW GREEN (CARD) IS HIS VALLEY
Cosmos' Ayoze classified as a domestic player

Another international spot has opened up on the Cosmos' roster. Left back Ayoze has been classified as a domestic player with the North American Soccer League side.


June 24, 2016
JOINING THE ARMADA
Red Bulls loan Ouimette to Jacksonville for season

With so many center backs now healthy, the Red Bulls don't know what to do with themselves. So Friday they loaned Canadian international Karl Ouimette to the Jacksonville Armada FC of the North American Soccer League for the remainder of the 2016 season.


June 24, 2016
REVIEW AND RESCIND?
Red Bulls ask MLS to look at Collin's red card again

The Red Bulls are doing whatever they can to make sure Aurelien Collin can play against the Columbus Crew Saturday night. They have asked Major League Soccer for a review of the play and to rescind the card so the veteran center back could play in the 7:30 p.m. ET match at MAPRE Stadium, according to a source within the league.


June 24, 2016
GETTING LIT UP
Empire State Building in colors of Copa finalists tonight

The Empire State Building will shine in the colors of Argentina and Chile Friday to celebrate Sunday's Copa America Centenario final.


June 24, 2016
FOURTH TIME NOT A CHARM
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys' try for a 4th trophy ends with a loss to Christos FC in Region I final

Lansdowne Bhoys succumbed, 1-0, to Maryland’s Christos FC in the USASA Region 1 Amateur Open final in Horsham, Pa. last Sunday.


June 23, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Pride get a late lift

ORLANDO - Jasmyne Spencer scored in stoppage time to lift the Orlando Pride to a 1-0 win over the Houston Dash at Camping World Stadium on Thursday night.


June 23, 2016
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Looking back at the Hand of God goal by someone who walked with other soccer gods

Man, is it 30 years already? Boy, does time fly. Actually, I wasn't keeping count until I saw something on the web that Wednesday was the 30th anniversary of Diego Maradona's Hand of God goal at the 1986 World Cu


June 23, 2016
MOVING FORWARD
Red Bulls must put loss behind them and start preparing for Columbus

The Red Bulls don't have much time to feel sorry for themselves. They knew they had to get the 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake Wednesday night out of their system ASAP. After all, they were taking a plane from Salt Lake City to Columbus, Ohio Thursday for their next MLS challenge.


June 23, 2016
NOT ALL WAS LOST
Red Bulls' youngsters get valuable experience as they impress veterans in loss at RSL

If there was anything positive to take out of the Red Bulls' 2-1 defeat at Real Salt Lake Wednesday night, it was the performances of their Baby Bulls.


June 23, 2016
AN ESPY FINALIST
Sky Blue's Raquel Rodriguez is nominated

Sky Blue FC midfielder Raquel Rodriguez has been named a finalist for the ESPY Award for Best Female College Athlete of the Year.


June 23, 2016
HE'S STILL THE JUAN
Reports: Mexico federation sticks with Osorio

Former Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio has received a stay for execution, at least for now. The Mexican Football Federation announced Thursday that it will retain Osorio as coach despite its 7-0 quarterfinal loss to Chile in Copa America Centenario.


June 23, 2016
A LAST LOOK OR TWO
Ellis names 24 players for training camp before she makes her final Olympic cuts

Before she names her 18-player roster for the Rio Olympics, U.S. women's national coach Jill Ellis has some tough decisions to make. She will begin making them in the final two warm-up matches next month.


June 23, 2016
HE'S PROBABLY OUT
Gio: Duk likely unavailable for Open Cup

Don't expect Cosmos forward Yasmani Duk to be available for next week's Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup game against the New England Revolution next week.


June 23, 2016
STAYING PAT -- FOR NOW
Cosmos won't bolster roster after Kranjcar signs with Rangers; Gio: team made midfielder an offer

With the departure of Niko Kranjcar to Rangers of Scotland, it doesn't necessarily mean the Cosmos actively are searching for a replacement for the Croatian midfielder. Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese says that he is happy with the roster at the present time.


June 23, 2016
MY TWO CENTS
Just where is the USMNT heading?

In the wake of the United States' 4-0 drubbing by top-ranked Argentina in the Copa America Centenario semifinals Tuesday night, we would like to know your thoughts on where the team is and where it is going.


June 23, 2016
MARSCH ON THE LATE LOSS
'In the end, it just got away from us'

With victory within their grasp in the second half, the Red Bulls suffered not one, but two losses to Real Salt Lake Wednesday night.


June 22, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns overtake Red Stars

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Christine Sinclair and Nadia Nadim scored as the Portland Thorns overtook the Chicago Red Stars for first place in the NWSL with a 2-0 victory in front of 16,931 fans at Providence Park Wednesday night.


June 22, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Red Bulls falter late, Union hang on

SANDY, Utah -- Jordan Allen's deflected goal in the 88th minute capped a comeback for Real Salt Lake, giving them a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls at Rio Tinto Stadium Wednesday night.


June 22, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Not-so-memorable milestone

It wasn't a game Sigi Schmid wants to – or will – remember. Despite coaching in his 500th MLS game – the first and only one to reach the milestone, the Seattle Sounders coach admits Sunday's 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls was one he'd rather forget.


June 22, 2016
COPA REMATCH
Chile sets up Centenario final with Argentina

Chile scored two early goals, then weathered a nearly three-hour rain delay in taking a 2-0 win over Colombia in a Copa America Centenario semifinal match at Soldier Field Wednesday night.


June 22, 2016
BACK IN PLAY
Chile leads Colombia before weather delay

Chile held a 2-0 advantage over Colombia after one half before the Copa America Centenario semifinal match was suspended because of weather at Soldier Field Wednesday night.


June 22, 2016
NIGHTMARE FINISH
Red Bulls give away lead, concede game-winner in 88th minute, lose Collin (red card) for Columbus

The Red Bulls not only saw their long shutout streak snapped, but their winning streak as well in their 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake in Rio Tinto Stadium Wednesday night.


June 22, 2016
7 UP, 7 DOWN
Red Bulls make massive changes for RSL

Due to a difficult schedule this week, Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch made massive changes to his Starting XI from Sunday's 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders for Wednesday night's MLS match against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium.


June 22, 2016
A SOCCER FIELD GROWS IN BROOKLYN
NYC FC, UAE, Groundswell celebrate new field at PS 24

Students, parents, community members, and elected officials joined New York City FC, representatives from the United Arab Emirates and Groundswell to celebrate PS 24’s new state-of-the-art soccer field and new student-designed mural at the site Wednesday.


June 22, 2016
HE'S OPTIMISTIC
Kranjcar hopeful of signing Rangers deal

Former Croatian international midfielder Niko Kranjcar is hopeful that he and Rangers can negotiate a deal to play for the Scottish Premier Soccer League side.


June 22, 2016
EYES ON THE GAME
USA-Argentina most watched men's match in FS1 history

The Copa America Centenario semifinal between the United States and top-ranked Argentina delivered 3,290,000 viewers on FS1 Tuesday night, according to Nielsen Media Research.


June 22, 2016
OFFSIDE REMARKS
Why the USA is far away from being one of the world's elite

So much has been written about Argentina's 4-0 triumph over the United States Tuesday night that it could have broken the internet two or three times over. The USA reminded us how far it has to go before it can be an elite soccer country.


June 22, 2016
UWS REVIEW
Valkyries earn first win

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Both teams came back from a one-goal deficits to tie the game but it was Real Salt Lake Women outlasting the Colorado Pride


June 21, 2016
MLS WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Union is hoping that Talen Energy Stadium, where it hasn't lost since September of last year – a stretch of eight games in MLS -- will help it recover from its 3-2 loss at New York City on Saturday.


June 21, 2016
A MESSI WIN AND A MESSY LOSS
Argentina rolls over USA, 4-0, in Copa America semifinals

A magnificent performance by Lionel Messi and his teammates was too much for a mediocre United States side to overcome in the Copa America Centenario semifinals Tuesday night.


June 21, 2016
HONORED FOR HIS BRACE
Red Bulls' Grella named MLS player of the week

Red Bulls midfielder Mike Grella was voted Major League Soccer player of the week by the North American Soccer Reporters, it was announced Tuesday morning.


June 20, 2016
GOING, GOING, GONE?
Report: Cosmos' Kranjcar headed to Glasgow for medical

Cosmos midfielder Niko Kranjcar is headed to Glasgow, Scotland for a medical examination, which could help seal his proposed move to Rangers, according to BBC Scotland.


June 20, 2016
PLANNING FOR NOW AND AHEAD
Marsch explains his subs in the win over the Sounders

Jesse Marsch brought in a game plan into Sunday's home encounter with the Seattle Sounders that not only centered on the match, but with some thoughts on the coming week.


June 20, 2016
OFFSIDE REMARKS
USA's Copa run has the spirit of '02

Pardon me if I have a deja vu feeling all over again about the United States going deep in a major soccer competition. In many respects, it reminds me of what the red, white and blue accomplished at the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan.


June 20, 2016
CHALLENGING SCHEDULE
Hofstra women to face 6 NCAA tournament teams in fall

Defending National Champion Penn State, one of six NCAA Division I Tournament teams the Pride will face, highlights the 2016 Hofstra women’s soccer schedule which was announced Monday by head coach Simon Riddiough.


June 20, 2016
HE'S OPTIMISTIC
BWP thinks England will go on Euro run

England is going to be just fine according to Bradley Wright-Phillips as the Red Bulls forward is eager to see his country heading towards a run in the knockout rounds of Euro 2016.


June 20, 2016
NO GOALS, BUT A BETTER FATHER'S DAY
BWP much happier with a 2-0 win rather than last year when he missed two PKs

This Father’s Day went more according to plan for Bradley Wright-Phillips, the Red Bulls star forward who didn’t score but played well in his team’s 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders Sunday night.


June 20, 2016
FREQUENT FLIER MILES, ANYONE?
Marsch on upcoming stretch of games: the league 'has done us no favors'

This is shaping up to be a tough stretch for the Red Bulls, a crazy fixture schedule that led their head coach Monday to say that the league “has done us no favors.”


June 20, 2016
HOPEFUL FOR COLUMBUS
Zubar probably will sit out RSL match

Ronald Zubar’s injury that caused the Red Bulls center back to leave Sunday’s 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders isn’t serious. In fact, he might be able to return to the field by this weekend.


June 20, 2016
REJECTED
Copa turns down USA appeal on Jones, Wood

The United States will have to play without midfielder Jermaine Jones and forward Bobby Wood when it takes on Argentina in the Copa America Centenario semifinals Tuesday night.


June 19, 2016
TWICE AS NICE
Grella shows he has the finishing touch for a brace

One thing Red Bulls opponents have learned the hard way is not to let Mike Grella get open even by a half a step because he will take advantage. And before you know it, he is celebrating a goal with his teammates.


June 19, 2016
HERE'S JESSE
Marsch talks at his post-game press conference

Jesse Marsch spoke to the media after the Red Bulls' 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders at Red Bull Arena Sunday night.


June 19, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
KC Blanks Dash, Reign-Sky Blue go scoreless

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Sky Blue FC played Seattle Reign FC to a scoreless draw before 1,547 at Yurcak Field Sunday night.


June 19, 2016
SECOND ONLY to ONE
Grella's brace boosts Red Bulls to 4th consecutive win and into 2nd place in the East

It was far by the best game the Red Bulls have played at Red Bull Arena, but their performance was good enough to register a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders Sunday night.


June 19, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
SKC snaps slump, Grella lifts Red Bulls

KANSAS CITY, Kansas--Benny Feilhaber had a goal and an assist as Sporting Kansas City blanked FC Dallas 2-0 Sunday in front of a sellout crowd at Children's Mercy Park.


June 19, 2016
NIL-NIL
Sky Blue, Reign play to scoreless draw

Sky Blue FC played Seattle Reign FC to a scoreless draw before 1,547 in a National Women's Soccer League match at Yurcak Field Sunday night.


June 19, 2016
ONE EMOTIONAL NIGHT
McCarty touched by Orlando's sense of community, MLS reaction after nightclub attack

It was an emotional moment for Dax McCarty, the Red Bulls captain in a 2-0 win on Sunday night over the Seattle Sounders.


June 19, 2016
BARELY GOOD ENOUGH
Red Bulls not impressed with their performance

The Red Bulls gutted out a win on Sunday night, a 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders that was not pretty but the ball bounced the right way for the team.


June 19, 2016
NOT MISSING A BEAT
Grella strikes twice as Red Bulls show little rust from Copa America break with 2-0 win over Seattle

As it turned out, the three-week hiatus during the Copa America Centenario did not hurt the Red Bulls' momentum at all in Major League Soccer. In fact, they did not miss a beat in their 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders in front of 21,102 enthusiastic spectators at Red Bull Arena Sunday night.


June 19, 2016
PLAYING FOR PRIDE AND A WIN
Sky Blue hosts Seattle tonight

Sky Blue FC will return to National Women’s Soccer League action at 6 p.m. Sunday, hosting Seattle Reign FC at Yurcak Field.


June 18, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Red Stars move to top

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Sofia Huerta scored two goals, leading the Chicago Red Stars to a 3-0 win over the Boston Breakers at Toyota Park Saturday night..


June 18, 2016
DRAWN AND QUARTERED
Chile demolish El Tri 7-0

Eduardo Vargas scored four goals and had a fifth called back as Chile roared into the Copa America Centenario semifinals with a 7-0 win over Mexico Saturday at sold-out Levi's Stadium.


June 18, 2016
MLS SUNDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Both FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City come in off Wednesday U.S. Open Cup wins: KC 2-1 in extra time over MLS wannabe Minnesota United, Dallas dragged into penalties before prevailing over USL side OKC Energy.


June 18, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Quakes pull out dramatic draw with Orlando City; Rapids extend Chicago's record winless streak

BRONX, NY--Frank Lampard, David Villa and Andrea Pirlo each scored and New York City FC defeated the Philadelphia Union, 3-2, Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.


June 18, 2016
NOT A HAPPY CAMPER
Villa angry over City's inability to close out the win without chaos

Another game at Yankee Stadium and another adventure and a scare for New York City FC in trying to close it out. Afterwards, team captain David Villa was not a happy camper about the team's inability to finish a match without any chaos.


June 18, 2016
JUMPIN' JACK IN A FLASH
Rookie looks like a grizzled veteran as he sets up NYC FC's 2nd goal

Jack Harrison is growing into a pro soccer player right before our eyes. It seems every time we turn around he reaches yet another milestone while playing for New York City FC.


June 18, 2016
GOOD ENOUGH
Lampard may not be full match-fit, but he's dangerous enough to score a goal and come close on another

If this is what a less than full match-fit Frank Lampard looks like, then we can only shudder to think what he will be like when he is able to go a full 90 minutes.


June 18, 2016
IN TRIPLICATE
NYC FC'S DPs -- Lampard, Villa and Pirlo -- step it up when it counts in win

After Wednesday's elimination by the Cosmos from the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup against, New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira addressed his club as he expected his players to step it up against the Philadelphia Union Saturday.


June 18, 2016
DOING IT ALL
Messi leads Argentina past Venezuela; U.S. next

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Lionel Messi made his first start in Copa America Centenario count, leading Argentina to a 4-1 win over Venezuela and scoring his 54th international goal before a 59,183 crowd at Gillette Stadium Saturday night.


June 18, 2016
DESIGNATED VICTORY
NYC FC's 3 DPs -- Lampard, Villa and Pirlo score -- in 3-2 win over Philly

Call it a victory for New York City FC's older set. All three of City's Designated Players found the back of the net in its 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Union at Yankee Stadium Saturday afternoon.


June 17, 2016
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

New York has lost three of its last four in Yankee Stadium and won only once in 10 home games this season – including Wednesday's 1-0 defeat to the Cosmos in the U.S. Open Cup.


June 17, 2016
NWSL ROUNDUP
Thorns extend unbeaten string to nine

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Second-half goals from forwards Christine Sinclair and Nadia Nadim, helped the Portland Thorns FC extend its unbeaten streak to nine games, including six games on the road, with a 2-0 win against the Western New York Flash in front of 2,235 fans at Rhinos Stadium on Friday evening.


June 17, 2016
A COUPLE OF SAVING GRACES
Ospina's late save, PK stop helps lift Colombia over Peru in a shootout to reach Copa semifinals

Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina had to make only two saves in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinal Friday night and both came after 90 minutes were played.


June 17, 2016
UWS WEEKEND
A look at the upcoming games

Last Sunday, the Pride had a chance to lay sole claim to the top spot in the UWS West, but after weathering numerous lightning delays, the home side came up dry against the Houston defense as the Aces scored the lone goal in their 1-0 road victory.


June 17, 2016
GETTING BACK TO THE GRIND
NYC FC hopes some time off will get them mentally, physically ready for 2nd half of the season

With one competition erased from their calendar after being eliminated from the Lamar Hunt/Open Cup Wednesday night, New York City FC can concentrate on getting themselves in gear to make a run toward the MLS playoffs.


June 17, 2016
THE SAME FACE
When things were bleak earlier this season, Red Bulls Global head of soccer did not panic

When Oliver Mintzlaff was last seen at Red Bulls practice, it was less than ideal circumstances.


June 17, 2016
NOT AS BAD AS THEY THOUGHT
Red Bulls hopeful Shaun Wright-Phillips (hamstring) is day-to-day

The good news to come from Wednesday’s injury to Shaun Wright-Phillips is that the Red Bulls wide player is not hurt badly.


June 17, 2016
HERNIA SURGERY
Red Bulls' Lawrence out for at least one month

Red Bulls left back Kemar Lawrence will be missing for at least the next month, out with a hernia surgery he had this week.


June 17, 2016
WELL DESERVED
Red Bulls give Marsch a contract extension

A season after leading his team to the Supporters Shield, Jesse Marsch finally got his just reward. On Friday, the Red Bulls announced that their head coach got a contract extension.


June 17, 2016
STOVER'S LAMENT
'This whole process you can say comfortably that it's been an embarrassment for everybody involved'

No news is definitely not good news for the Cosmos, as they continue their endless wait for the Empire State Development Corp. to make a decision on their Belmont Park stadium proposal.


June 16, 2016
SLIM AND NONE
Cosmos face little or no options for a medium-sized Open Cup venue in the metropolitan area

The Cosmos are between a rock and hard place when looking for small- or medium-soccer venues to host Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup matches.


June 16, 2016
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A SEMIFINALIST
Dempsey leads USA to a 2-1 quarterfinal win over Ecuador in gutsy performance

If the citizens of this Pacific Northwest City had any say, they probably would vote Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey mayor by a landslide. Heck, they might elect the rest of the U.S. national team to the city council.


June 16, 2016
WHY IT'S BELSON AND NOT SHUART
Stover: Hofstra says Cosmos can't host Open Cup matches involving MLS teams

The Cosmos are unable to host future Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup matches involving Major League Soccer teams at Hofstra University in the future because of what has transpired in the past.


June 16, 2016
IT'S A SELLOUT
Colombia vs. Peru quarterfinal at MetLife Friday

The Peru vs. Colombia Copa America Centenario quarterfinal at MetLife Stadium on Friday is a sellout.


June 16, 2016
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
Round of 16 set

The final 12 teams needed to fill in the 2016 U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 Bracket were decided Wednesday night with the NASL's New York Cosmos and Ft. Lauderdale Strikers the only two non-Division I clubs to join the host of MLS sides that make up the rest of the field for the business end of the competition.


June 16, 2016
JUSTIN'S TIME
Rookie Bilyeu acquits self well in 1st pro start

The first time he touched the ball in his first professional start, Justin Bilyeu mistakenly slipped a pass to a Rochester Rhinos player. He made sure he didn't do that again Wednesday night.


June 16, 2016
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Of Cosmos' Open Cup win over NYC FC

Here are the video highlights of the Cosmos' 1-0 fourth-round win over New York City FC in the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup at Fordham University Wednesday night.


June 16, 2016
CLUB AMERICA VS. CLUB RED BULL
Red Bulls to host CCL champions July 6

The Red Bulls will host Liga MX side and back-to-back reigning CONCACAF Champions League winners Club America at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday, July 6 at 8 p.m, the club announced Thursday.


June 16, 2016
DOUBLING THEIR PLEASURE
CSL Report: Lansdowne Bhoys 1st and 2nd teams earn league championships

Lansdowne Bhoys were celebrating another memorable day in the club’s history last Sunday after both first and second teams were crowned Cosmopolitan Soccer League champions at Icahn Stadium.


June 16, 2016
TAKING THE FIFTH (ROUND)
Open Cup draw: Red Bulls at Philly, Cosmos host Revs

The Red Bulls and the Cosmos will have to wait another round before they can clash again in the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup.


June 16, 2016
FOUR DON'T SCORE
Red Bulls rack up their 4th shutout in a row

He scored the winning goal, converting a penalty kick in the 20th minute, but Sacha Kljestan knew where the Red Bulls' bread was buttered in their Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup encounter with the Rochester Rhinos Wednesday night: defense.


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