SEATTLE (AP) — Brenner scored in the first half to give FC Cincinnati the lead, but Fredy Montero equalized for Seattle in the second half of a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night that kept the Sounders slim playoff hopes alive.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Callens scored a goal — the first this season for the defending MLS Cup champions — and New York City FC breezed to a 4-1 victory over CF Montreal on Saturday.
Santiago Rodriguez added what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 20th minute for NYCFC (1-1-1).
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Carles Gil scored a pivotal goal in New England's 1-0 win over Dallas on Saturday and Revolution coach Bruce Arena became all-time wins leader in MLS.
Arena has 241 regular season wins, breaking a tie with the late Sigi Schmid.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored in the 90th minute to give the LA Galaxy a 1-0 victory over defending MLS Cup champion New York City FC on Sunday in the regular-season opener for both teams.
It took until Major League Soccer's 26th season for the largest market in the country to celebrate an MLS Cup championship.
New York City FC were those unlikely champions, eliminating Supporters’ Shield winners New England in the conference semifinals on penalty kicks and then doing the same at Portland to win the club’s first championship.
For all the stars that dot the rosters of teams in the MLS Western Conference, the best team out West a season ago was lacking some of that star power.
The Colorado Rapids were the surprising top team in the West under coach Robin Fraser last year.
With the World Cup looming at the end of the year, Major League Soccer had to make some adjustments as it embarks on its 27th season.
The league's 28 teams kick off this weekend, the earliest start ever with a quicker finish scheduled as MLS will make way for the World Cup in late November.
NEW YORK (AP) — MLS Cup champion New York City FC will cross the country for a “home” match in the CONCACAF Champions League.
NYCFC plays Costa Rica's Santos de Guápiles in the Champions League round of 16.
PORTLAND. Ore. (AP) — After more than a decade in Major League Soccer, goalkeeper Sean Johnson was finally able to lift the championship trophy.
He earned an MLS Cup MVP award, too.
Johnson stopped a pair of Portland penalties and New York City FC won its first MLS Cup title in a shootout after a 1-1 draw with the Timbers on Saturday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers are leery of NYCFC’s Taty Castellanos as they prepare for Saturday's MLS Cup final.
The Argentine striker was named Major League Soccer's Golden Boot winner with 19 goals this season.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland coach Giovanni Savarese has a bit of history in big games against NYCFC, who face the Timbers in the MLS Cup final Saturday.
Savarese came to the Timbers in December 2017 after five seasons at the lower-tier New York Cosmos.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sean Johnson high-stepped his way up the stairs at the back of a makeshift stage as his New York City FC teammates parted to let the standout goalie slide through the gap.
He crouched and then burst straight up with the MLS Eastern Conference championship trophy as New York danced and shook the floor with good reason — a shot at its first championship is on deck.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora and Santiago Moreno scored and the Portland Timbers advanced to the MLS Cup final with a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference final on Saturday.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Andre Blake shook his head at the photo that captured the Jamaican goalie carried off the pitch on the shoulders of his Philadelphia Union teammates.
Blake was swooped up by the Union after stopping two penalty kicks that ushered the franchise straight into easily the biggest game in its Major League Soccer history — Sunday’s Eastern Conference final against New York City FC.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sean Johnson saved Adam Buksa’s attempt during a shootout and all five of Johnson's teammates scored as New York City FC advanced to its first Eastern Conference final 5-3 on penalty kicks following a 2-2 playoff draw with the New England Revolution on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — Justen Glad scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of a penalty shootout and Real Salt Lake beat Seattle 6-5 in the tiebreaker after a scoreless game to eliminate the Sounders in the opening round of the MLS Cup playoffs Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) — For 120 minutes, Real Salt Lake never threatened, failing to send even one shot in the direction of the Seattle Sounders net.
When it came time for the penalty shootout, RSL was right on target.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Nicolas Isimat-Mirin scored his first MLS goal, Graham Zusi added a goal and an assist and Sporting Kansas City beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 on Saturday in the opening round of the MLS Cup Playoffs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fábio Roberto Gomes Netto scored in the opening seconds to help the New York Red Bulls tie 1-1 with Nashville on Sunday and clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs on the final day of the regular season.
For one Major League Soccer team — the Supporters' Shield-winning New England Revolution — Decision Day is merely a formality.
But for 11 other teams, the final day of the regular season will either mean securing one of six remaining spots in the playoffs, or heading home early for the offseason.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andrew Gutman scored, Carlos Coronel had three saves and the New York Red Bulls beat FC Cincinnati 1-0 on Saturday night.
The 24-year-old Coronel has nine shutouts this season, tied for third most in MLS behind Nashville's Joe Willis and Colorado's William Yarbrough with 11 apiece.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox will air a Major League Soccer playoff game on Thanksgiving Day for the first time, the league announced Thursday.
MLS Decision Day, the final day of the regular season, is set for Nov.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No matter the absences from the lineup or the opponent, Caleb Porter implored the Columbus Crew to impose themselves...
SEATTLE (AP) — As the confetti flew and the fireworks popped before an empty stadium, the Seattle Sounders were handed the Western Conference championship trophy for the fourth time in five years...
SEATTLE (AP) — The trio of Nicolas Lodeiro, Raul Ruidiaz and Jordan Morris were dominant during the MLS regular season, recognized among the best 11 players in the league...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville made a star-filled entry into Major League Soccer, making history with the biggest crowd ever to see a soccer game in the state of Tennessee...
ATLANTA (AP) — The players bounced up and down on a hastily erected stage in the middle of the field, confetti falling all around as they hoisted the championship trophy...
ATLANTA (AP) — A city that has known plenty of sporting heartbreak is one win from a championship.
It sure has been a while.
Atlanta hasn't won a major professional title since the Braves captured the 1995 World Series .
Major League Soccer and Liga MX have joined in a long-term partnership that will launch later this year when reigning MLS Cup champion Toronto hosts the champion from Mexico's top league...