MLS Expansion

charlotte fc road result

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – It was the first ever meeting between Colorado Rapids and expansion side Charlotte FC. The teams met at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night. The Burgundy Boys were coming off back-to-back losses on the road. Charlotte played in the Open Cup midweek and were still looking for their first point(s) […]

Josh Wolff Man on Mark Turner Part 2
Mark Turner - Nov 17, 2021

INTERVIEW – This is the continuation of our interview with Austin FC Head Coach, Josh Wolff. (Part 1 here) LWOS: You’ve experienced so much in your career both domestically and internationally as a player and as a coach; can you put into words that feeling of walking out at Q2 for Austin FC’s first home […]

Josh Wolff
Mark Turner - Nov 14, 2021

EDITORIAL – In the glow of the USMNT latest victory over Mexico by a now-iconic score of dos a cero (2-0), it seemed fitting to visit with a man so indelibly associated with that historic score line versus that old enemy: Austin FC Head Coach Josh Wolff. Wolff the player enjoyed 14 years as a […]

CONCACAF Champions League

(Editorial)- Today, both CONCACAF, MLS, and Liga MX announced changes that will affect the domestic club calendars across the Confederation. The Leagues Cup between MLS and Liga MX will expand in 2023 to include all 37 teams, in a one-month, world cup style tournament that includes a stoppage in play for both leagues in the […]

La Copita
Mark Turner - Apr 8, 2021

FRISCO, TX. – Josh Wolff is clearly keen to see exactly what kind of depth he really has on his roster. In Austin FC’s second game of La Copita against FC Dallas, Wolff started a completely different Starting XI to the previous match against Houston Dynamo FC. Most notably, starts were handed to SuperDraft pick-up […]

Danny Hoesen
Mark Turner - Mar 15, 2021

AUSTIN, TX – Austin FC’s inaugural MLS season is, to all intents and purposes, underway. With several warm-up games confirmed, players completing their first week of team training, and the initial few MLS fixtures released, it was left to Head Coach Josh Wolff and striker Danny Hoesen to round out an eventful week by delivering […]

Austin FC off-season
Mark Turner - Jan 19, 2021

EDITORIAL – The last time I wrote about Austin FC, I was attempting to explain why every decision their leadership team had made, delivered. From the formation of the leadership team itself to the striking stadium design, the investment in state-of-the-art training facilities, and even the choice of a locally rooted, globally recognized jersey sponsor. […]

Danny Hoesen Austin FC MLS Expansion Draft

Austin FC selected five players, and flipped one to Montreal, in the MLS Expansion Draft yesterday. We have coverage of the event.

Vancouver Whitecaps expansion draft preview Derek Cornelius
Ben Righetti - Dec 14, 2020

PREVIEW – The 2020 MLS Expansion Draft is upon us. MLS  has released the list of all protected and available players. This coming Tuesday, expansion side Austin FC will get to select five players from the list of players available. Let’s take a look at the Vancouver Whitecaps expansion draft prospects and what it could […]

Rodney Redes
Mark Turner - Jul 6, 2020

AUSTIN, TX. – Austin FC today announced the first player piece in the puzzle that will be their inaugural MLS roster in 2021. And Paraguayan winger Rodney Redes, 20, could represent something of a bellwether regarding Head Coach Josh Wolff and GM Claudio Reyna’s thinking as to the identity of their maiden team. Austin FC […]

Saint Louis FC mount rushmore

EDITORIAL – We are entering the third month of no soccer due to the COVID-19 pandemic in America. In an effort to produce some evergreen content, Last Word on Soccer will be taking a look at several club teams and their Mount Rushmore, Decade Best XI, etc. Today I’ll be taking a look at the […]

Austin FC blueprint Yeti
Mark Turner - Feb 12, 2020

EDITORIAL – When England’s Chelsea FC hosted their last UEFA Champions’ League game, there were three teams, not just two, on display at Stamford Bridge that evening. Austin’s perennial ‘Minister’, Matthew McConaughey, saw to that. Proudly wearing his Austin FC jacket, part-team owner McConaughey made sure everyone knew that in 2021, the city of Austin […]

What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Dan, Rachael, and Matt ring in the new year with some 2020 MLS New Years Resolutions.

Charlotte MLS Expansion

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word Soccer Club Radio, Matt and Dan play catch up on the off-season. We discuss the Charlotte MLS Expansion bid and what the market could bring to MLS. Yes, we also discuss what this means for conference alignment and potential future expansion. LWSC Radio: Charlotte MLS […]

Abu Danladi MLS Expansion Draft results

NEW YORK, NY. – The 2019 MLS Expansion Draft is in the books. Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC each selected five players from other MLS teams. Lots of stuff went down and there sure is more to come. Let’s take a look at what happened with the MLS Expansion Draft results and what it […]

Colorado Rapids expansion draft

EDITORIAL – The 2019 MLS Expansion Draft is upon us. MLS has released the list of all protected and available players. This coming Tuesday, expansion sides Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF will each get to select five players from the list of players available. Let’s take a look at the Colorado Rapids expansion draft […]

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New England forward Adam Buksa scores a second-half goal at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
jamie rooke - Apr 23, 2022

ATLANTA, GA – Coming off of an emphatic Open Cup victory over FC Cincinnati, the Revolution visited Atlanta United. Atlanta was themselves eliminated from the competition at the hands of Nashville and so had a point to prove. The latter have had a better time of it in league play and the home advantage favoured […]

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Rob Jalón - Apr 23, 2022

It was over in 23 minutes.  What should have been a battle for second place turned into a Texas rodeo as the Los Angeles Galaxy was destroyed by F.C. Dallas 3-1 on Saturday night.  LA Galaxy defense destroyed by Dallas Both clubs entered the match with two of the stingiest defenses in the league, but […]

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Harvey Cruz - Apr 23, 2022

Goals from Daniel Gazdag and Luquinhas in a crazy second half saw 10-man Red Bulls stay unbeaten on the road at the Philadelphia Union.

Orlando City SC defender Kyle Smith on March 19, 2022

TORONTO, ON – Kyle Smith scored the game-winning goal as Orlando got three big points in the second half. As a result, Orlando remains near the top of the Eastern Conference. Kyle Smith scores game-winning goal as TFC loses second straight at BMO Field Three keys to the game Full Game Summary:#TFCLive had chances to […]

colorado rapids penalties

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Colorado Rapids hosted Los Angeles FC for a Saturday afternoon MLS matinee. Both teams had to rotate the lineup having played midweek in the U.S. Open Cup. Backup goalkeeper John McCarthy and Francisco Ginella started. Danny Wilson got his first start in several weeks coming off a hamstring injury. Two Early […]

New England Revolution midfielder Carles Gil on May 11, 2022
jamie rooke - Apr 23, 2022

Foxborough, Mass – The New England Revolution has shown a turnaround in both results and performances recently. They are yet to get properly back on track but things are looking up in Massachusetts. This weekend, the Revs will look to pick up a first road win of 2022 when they go to the home of […]

Carlos Coronel for the New York Red Bulls
Harvey Cruz - Apr 23, 2022

PREVIEW – The MLS game of the week sees rivals Philadelphia Union and the New York Red Bulls square off Saturday night. First place in a crowded Eastern conference is in play, and not much separates the two. New York is looking for an unprecedented eighth-straight road win to start the year. The Union is […]

New England Revolution MLS Open Cup
jamie rooke - Apr 23, 2022

The New England Revolution have been quite hit-and-miss in league action but they put five past FC Cincinnati to advance in the US Open Cup