Major League Soccer

Goalkeeper Bill Hamid to leave D.C. United at end of season

Portland Timbers made easy work of D.C. United to book a playoff spot after missing out in 2016. D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid will not return to the team next season. Hamid, 26, told the Washington Post he is in search of new opportunities in his quest for new challenges in the sport. “I want to push myself and see how far I can go because I know I have the work ethic and the hunger to take myself very far in this game. I know I can make it to the next level,” he told the paper on Wednesday. The United States international has plans to sign with a club in Europe, with The Post reporting Midtjylland of Denmark are the favourites to land him. Bill Hamid joined D.C. United in 2009. “I think you are going to find out in the next 48 hours,” he said of his next club....

Dissecting FC Dallas’ fall from MLS Cup contender to playoff outsider

Seattle secured their ninth consecutive trip to the MLS postseason, while Dallas no longer control their playoff destiny. There was a strong feeling of optimism that permeated throughout FC Dallas media day, as reporters huddled into the team store back in late January at Toyota Park in Frisco, Texas. Team president Dan Hunt and head coach Oscar Pareja spoke about the season ahead, their ambitions for an MLS title clearly stated. The signing of Paraguayan forward Cristian Colman was complete (the No. 9 they’ve been missing!). Speedy Ecuadorian full-back Anibal Chala had joined (a classic Pareja South American signing!). Veteran midfielder Javier Morales signed from Real Salt Lake and would provide ample cover for playmaking wizard Mauro Diaz while the latter continued to rehab from l...

Nikolic and Valeri head the pack chasing Golden Boot and MVP awards

Portland Timbers made easy work of D.C. United to book a playoff spot after missing out in 2016. Nemanja Nikolic netted his league-leading 24th goal of the season to lift Chicago to a 3-2 win over Philadelphia. It won’t just be the playoff positions that get determined this weekend in MLS. We’ll also have a chance to see just who has won the Golden Boot and we’ll have the last action determining just who becomes the Landon Donovan MVP award winner. The Golden Boot, of course, is an absolute. And after Nemanja Nikolic raced clear of the pack with his hat trick against Philadelphia last week, his nearest rivals, Diego Valeri and David Villa, are going to need three and four goals respectively this weekend just to match him. And that’s assuming Nikolic doesn’t sc...

All Access: Red Bulls vs. Atlanta (NY) – Via Red Bulls

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LA Galaxy defender Ashley Cole: I’ll keep going until my legs give out

Romain Alessandrini scored twice and added an assist in LA Galaxy’s rout of Minnesota United. LA Galaxy defender Ashley Cole insists he is happy to stay at the club next season and has no intention of retiring just yet. Cole, 37, has had a glittering career with Arsenal and Chelsea, and retired from England duty after missing out on the 2014 World Cup squad. Since arriving at the Galaxy in 2016, the left-back has shown no signs of slowing down and is keen to continue his career, either in LA or elsewhere. “I don’t want to put a number on it,” Cole told MLSsoccer. “I’m just enjoying playing. Of course, I’m disappointed that we’re losing, but I love the game and I want to keep going until my legs actually give out. Thankfully they haven’t...

Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco still hoping for Italy World Cup call-up

Sebastian Giovinco has not played for Italy since Gian Piero Ventura was appointed. Toronto forward Sebastian Giovinco says he has not yet given up hope of earning a recall to the Italy squad and has defended the competitiveness of Major League Soccer. Giovinco has not been considered for selection by Gian Piero Ventura since he took over from Antonio Conte as Italy coach back in 2016. Conte had also stopped calling up the former Juventus forward, claiming that he was not being tested enough in North America. Giovinco, who has scored 15 goals in 24 MLS appearances this season, disagrees as he continues to hope he will earn some consideration from back home. “It’s true that tactically, the game’s simpler here and attackers have more chance to score, but on a physical level...

NYCFC’s Jack Harrison eligible to play after red card is rescinded

Diego Fagundez scored a brace for New England as they got their 12th win at home, while NYCFC failed to secure a playoff bye. Jack Harrison will be able to play in New York City FC’s regular-season finale after the red card he received last weekend was rescinded. Harrison’s dismissal in Sunday’s defeat to New England on Sunday was highly controversial, and an independent review panel has now removed Harrison’s fine and one-game ban. Harrison was sent off in the 26th minute for a two-footed challenge on the Revolution’s Teal Bunbury, but the decision drew the ire of NYCFC boss Patrick Vieira after the game. “It was a ridiculous red card,” Vieira said. “I see it again at halftime, I see it again after the game and I still don’t understand...

Playoffs present the final chance for Houston Dynamo to end road woes

Sporting Kansas City and Houston Dynamo secured spots in the playoffs following a scoreless draw. It’s a statistic that makes for uneasy reading for any Houston Dynamo fan: 1W-9L-7D. That is the Texan team’s road record for the 2017 MLS season. In just about any other year 10 points from 17 road matches would be enough to prevent a team from reaching the playoffs, but that’s not the case here. Thanks to a sparkling home 11-1-4 home record, the Dynamo have accrued enough points to lock up its first postseason berth since 2013 with a game to spare. But the elephant in the room isn’t going anywhere. That road record sticks out like a sore thumb and will surely be (or already is) the main talking point as the Dynamo head into the postseason, which will likely begin away...

WATCH: Best skills of week 32 – Via MLS

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Columbus Crew SC exploring relocation to Austin, TX – sources

ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno and Alexis Nunes break down the best in MLS with his weekly awards. The investor/operator of the Columbus Crew SC is considering relocating the team to Austin, Texas unless the city of Columbus can come up with a plan for a new downtown stadium, sources confirmed to ESPN FC. SI.com was the first to tweet the news, while the Columbus Dispatch was first to publish the details. Anthony Precourt, the CEO of Precourt Sports Ventures, and the chairman of Crew SC has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday, at which he plans to discuss his plans. ESPNFC.com has learned that Precourt intends to explore concurrent paths towards a stadium in each market. Precourt has been frustrated at the team’s inability to increase revenue streams in terms of overall attenda...

MLS Goals of the Week: Week 32

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Silva: Pro/rel is needed in the United States

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