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USSF set to revamp president’s role, create GM position – sources

With Hope Solo announcing her run for U.S. Soccer president, Stevie Nicol questions whether she possesses the necessary qualities for the job. Former U.S. international Brian McBride reacts to U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati’s decision to not seek re-election in 2018. The U.S. Soccer Federation board of directors met in Toronto last Sunday, and took some initial steps towards revamping the responsibilities of several positions, according to multiple sources who were in attendance. The changes were debated during the “executive session” portion of the meeting, which was not open to the public. While no final decisions were made, there was consensus among the board members on some issues. Foremost among the changes is that the president is going to be more of a chairman ...

WATCH: Timbers’ top moments of 2017 – Via Portland

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Beckham’s MLS expansion bid group restructured at 11th hour – sources

MLS Commissioner Don Garber sits down with Taylor Twellman for a comprehensive conversation about the future of MLS. David Beckham’s investor group, one still hoping to land a Major League Soccer expansion franchise, has undergone a significant restructuring just days before a critical meeting of the MLS board of governors, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. Todd Boehly, who was set to be the majority partner for Beckham’s group — called Miami Beckham United — is now no longer involved and has been replaced by local businessmen Jorge and Jose Mas, as well as Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son. The news was first reported by the Miami Herald. A Beckham spokesman declined comment, as did MLS. Beckham’s effort to acquire an MLS expansion team has been fraught with del...

WATCH: Toronto FC throw MLS Cup victory parade

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Keller: Video review did its job on Altidore’s goal

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Frederic Brillant traded from New York City FC to D.C. United

Major League Soccer: Frederic Brillant (50′) NYCFC 2-0 Chicago Fire Take in David Villa’s best moments with NYCFC after being named their Most Valuable Player of the season. D.C. United has acquired central defender Frederic Brillant from New York City FC, it was announced on Sunday. In exchange for the 32-year-old, D.C. gave up $75,000 General Allocation Money and a 2018 International Roster Spot. Brillant joined NYCFC from K.V. Oostende in January 2016 and played 54 times for the club. In 2017, he ranked first at NYCFC for headed clearances and second for aerial duels won, clearances and blocks. Here’s a Brilliant way to start your Sunday. Welcome to D.C. Frédéric Brillant! #DCU | https://t.co/tKgVvGG3AY pic.twitter.com/Bzpyzwez12 — D.C. United (@dcunited) December 10, ...

The good, the bad and the ugly of the 2017 Major League Soccer season

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez reflect on Toronto FC’s MLS Cup triumph and possible redemption for Altidore and Bradley. MLS Commissioner Don Garber sits down with Taylor Twellman for a comprehensive conversation about the future of MLS. Toronto FC capped off a 2017 season in which it set an MLS record for most points in a single season, won the Canadian Championship and secured the Supporters’ Shield by lifting MLS Cup on home soil on Saturday night. With the campaign now in the rear-view mirror, Graham Parker picks out the good, the bad and the ugly of the 2017 Major League Soccer season. The Good The final was the kind of dominant display we’d been waiting for from Toronto during these playoffs, restoring that feel of inevitability about its rise. Tactically astu...

Frei’s fine form had Toronto coach Vanney ‘on edge’ throughout MLS Cup

Jozy Altidore got the better of Stefan Frei in the second half as Toronto FC topped Seattle to win their first MLS Cup in a rematch of the 2016 final. Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez reflect on Toronto FC’s MLS Cup triumph and possible redemption for Altidore and Bradley. TORONTO — Even at 1-0 up, having controlled the 2017 MLS Cup final from start to finish and with the clock frozen at 90 minutes, Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney did not exhale until Victor Vazquez pounced on a rebound to double TFC’s lead. Only then, in the 94th minute and with BMO Field breaking into hysterics, did Vanney allow himself to believe that his team was really going to avenge last year’s title-game defeat to the Seattle Sounders, win the club’s first MLS Cup and become the first...

Altidore, Bradley ease their heartbreak by leading Toronto to historic MLS Cup

TORONTO — Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley have been teammates on a number of nights. As both players navigated their way through various national teams, there have been emotional peaks and valleys. It was fitting then that in a year filled with both extremes, the two finished on a high in leading Toronto FC to its first MLS Cup triumph, a 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders. Bradley was everywhere in leading Toronto to a dominating performance. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Bradley connected on 65 of 71 passes, while making 5 tackles, 6 clearances and 4 interceptions. He was part of a harassing midfield that never let Seattle breathe. “He stifled them,” said Altidore of Bradley. “Before they even looked he was there. I was telling guys on the bench his ...

WATCH: Altidore takes a drink out of the MLS Cup

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Seattle lets chance to cement dynasty status slip away in MLS Cup defeat

TORONTO — So much of Saturday evening’s MLS Cup rematch between the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC inspired deja vu. The pre-match buildup at BMO Field was just as raucous, if not even more so, than it was last December. The a cappella version of O, Canada from the home crowd brought familiar goosebumps to the fore. Just as in the 2016 final, TFC controlled the game but struggled to turn that dominance into an actual breakthrough. For an hour, the reigning title-game MVP, Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei, was on track for a repeat award following a series of increasingly outlandish saves, and the energy inside the building was infused with a “here we go again” sense of dread. Then Jozy Altidore split the Sounders defense up the seam with a well-timed run to finish pa...

WATCH: Garber talks expansion, Crew SC and more

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