Armchair Analyst: One big question facing each Western Conference team as preseason begins
It has been the longest offseason in years but we are finally, this week, turning the page. That’s right, preseason is beginning!
Timbers reveal primary jersey for 2021
The kit is an updated version of the club’s inaugural MLS primary kit from 2011 and combines that with elements of the 2019 striped jersey that sported a darker green.
Orlando City Announces Signing of Dutch Winger Silvester van der Water
Prior to joining Heracles, van der Water spent three seasons with Almere City in the Dutch second division from 2015-2018, appearing in 56 games and scoring 18 goals in league play, with two cup competition appearances. He also scored three goals in seven playoff matches.
Justin Morrow, Eriq Zavaleta officially re-sign with Toronto FC
An 11-year MLS veteran, Morrow, 33, has spent the last seven seasons in Toronto since being acquired via trade from the San Jose Earthquakes. He ranks second on the club’s all-time appearances list with 227 in all competitions, behind only Jonathan Osorio’s 263.
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USMNT submit provisional roster for Olympic qualifying
Jason Kreis has named a 50-man provisional roster which will be cut down to 20 players 10 days before the tournament begins. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1997 are eligible to compete in the tournament, which is essentially a under 24 tournament.
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UCL Rewind: Giroud golazo gives Chelsea lead vs. Atletico, Bayern mauls Lazio
It took a stupendous effort and VAR had to be called into use to determine the validity, but Chelsea holds the advantage over Atletico Madrid after an Olivier Giroud wonder goal secured the advantage for the English giants.
Australia and Qatar withdraw from Copa America tournament
A CONMEBOL source told Reuters they will look at the possibility of inviting two other teams to replace Australia and Qatar but the tournament will go ahead regardless, with 10 or 12 sides.