Soccer Insider: MLS


Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 03/02/2011

CONCACAF Champions League, Americans abroad, D.C. United, Maryland Terrapins

*Monterrey defeated Toluca, 1-0, for a 2-0 aggregate victory in the CONCACAF Champions League, setting up a semifinal with Mexican rival Cruz Azul. Real Salt Lake, which advanced Tuesday, will learn its semifinal opponent Thursday night when Saprissa carries a 1-0 advantage to Olimpia (8 p.m. ET, Galavision). *Americans abroad:...

By Steve Goff  |  10:47 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, CONCACAF Champions League, College Soccer, D.C. United, MLS | Tags:  CONCACAF Champions League, D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Wednesday kickaround: Real Salt Lake, D.C. United, Manchester United, Barcelona, Americans abroad, TV listings

*Real Salt Lake became the first MLS club to reach the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Crew (4-1 aggregate). RSL will face Saprissa or Olimpia on March 15 at home and April 5 away. In the all-Mexican bracket, Cruz Azul will play Monterrey or...

By Steve Goff  |  12:42 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Barcelona, CONCACAF Champions League, D.C. United, MLS, Mexico, TV | Tags:  CONCACAF Champions League, D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Tuesday kickaround: CONCACAF Champions League, D.C. United, Julius James, Shalrie Joseph, USA tickets, Americans abroad, TV listings

*The CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series between MLS foes Real Salt Lake and Columbus Crew concludes tonight (10 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel, Galavision) at Rio Tinto Stadium. The first leg finished scoreless. Kickoff conditions: 37 degrees and clear. Previews from the Salt Lake Tribune and Columbus Dispatch. *D.C. United...

By Steve Goff  |  08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, CONCACAF Champions League, D.C. United, MLS, TV, U.S. men's national team | Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/28/2011

New York Red Bulls fire assistant coaches

Just two weeks before the start of the MLS season, the New York Red Bulls have fired longtime assistant coaches Richie Williams and Des McAleenan, multiple sources told the Insider on Monday. One source said the reason was repeated violation of club rules. Another cited punctuality. Williams, a former D.C....

By Steve Goff  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  MLS | Tags:  MLS, New York Red Bulls

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 02/28/2011

MLS qualifying process for U.S. Open Cup

The U.S. Open Cup isn't exactly "open" to all MLS clubs. Only six received automatic berths, based on last year's league records, and will begin play in the third round June 28: Seattle Sounders, Los Angeles Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas, New York Red Bulls and Columbus Crew. The...

By Steve Goff  |  11:32 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, MLS, U.S. Open Cup | Tags:  MLS, U.S. Open Cup