MLS Expansion

Vancouver Whitecaps FC's Ranko Veselinovic Celebrates Ryan Gauld's Goal at BC Place
Felipe Vallejo - Jan 31, 2023

PREVIEW- Yesterday’s preview looked at the pre-season preparation of the first three of five opponents that the Vancouver Whitecaps will face in the Coachella Valley Invitational. This will then be the second part of that article and will look at the remaining two teams that the Whitecaps will face, finishing with some expectations for the […]

Charlotte FC roster

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte FC roster has begun to take shape after the selection of five players through the MLS Expansion Draft. They will kick off their inaugural season in 2022, playing at Bank of America Stadium in downtown Charlotte. In addition to a few trades made prior, Charlotte FC has already brought in […]

max alves
Matt Pollard, Editor - Dec 7, 2021

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids fans. This week on Holding The High Line, we discuss all the press releases. First Rabbi and Red discuss MLS Cup (and dance on RSL’s grave). Then we recap so much news including but not limited to: The end of season contract decisions, ongoing contract negotiations, Rapids 2, the Max […]

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
Matt Pollard, Editor - May 6, 2020

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 […]

Matt Pollard, Editor - Dec 31, 2019

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
Matt Pollard, Editor - Dec 21, 2019

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 […]

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u.s. soccer exodus
Matt Pollard, Editor - Dec 21, 2019

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? On this episode of Last Word Soccer Club Radio, Matt, Rachael, and Ed get together to talk all things U.S. Soccer exodus. We discuss Earnie Stewart and Brian McBride leaving their roles and what comes next as we still don’t have a head coach and Gregg Berhalter is still under […]

Los Angeles Galaxy Forward Raheem Edwards Is Being Defended by Toronto FC’s Chris Mavinga on August 31, 2022
Rob Jalón - Dec 21, 2019

Depending on what type of Los Angeles Galaxy fan you are, you’re either angry or desperate at the impending start to the season. Perhaps both?! What’s certain is that Galaxy’s off-season instability won’t delay the start of the 2023 campaign in 24 days. The new MLS television deal with Apple TV will debut with the […]

Atletico Ottawa vs York United as CPL Enters a New Era as Defending Regular Season Champions
Evan Curnew - Dec 21, 2019

The Canadian Premier League has announced a full schedule release for the 2023 season which is the league’s 5th season anniversary. In addition to a full schedule release, the league has also confirmed multiple changes to the regular season. It will be CPL Commissioner Mark Noonan’s first full season in charge after he took over mid-way […]

CanMNT Head Coach John Herdman Looks On At Al Thumama Stadium
Uttiyo Sarkar - Dec 21, 2019

The Canada men’s soccer team head coach, John Herdman, has confirmed that he will stay on as the team’s head coach after guiding them through the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The English coach aspires to take the Canadian side to the 2026 World Cup and has even rejected offers from other national sides to stay […]

MLS Season Pass on Apple TV+
Matt Pollard, Editor - Dec 21, 2019

MLS Season Pass has officially gone live on Apple TV. Last Word on Soccer has taken a deep dive into what’s to come on the platform before the season starts. Here’s everything MLS fans need to know about the platform before the season kicks off on February 25. Everything MLS Fans Need to Know About […]

Matt Pollard, Editor - Dec 21, 2019

Hello Colorado Rapids fan! On this episode of Holding The High Line, it’s our birthday! Five years ago today we recorded the pilot episode of the pod in Rabbi basement back on Lincoln. We banter about AFC Wrexham getting hyped by ESPN in ways MLS never was. We go through the Rapids three preseason friendlies […]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC's Russell Teibert and Tosaint Ricketts Celebrates Ricketts' Goal at BC Place
Felipe Vallejo - Dec 21, 2019

PREVIEW-  The Whitecaps depart today for their second pre-season trip, this time to sunny Palm Springs for the Coachella Invitational, which kicks off on Wednesday. In a large tournament that is filled with exclusively MLS Teams, the ‘Caps will have a chance to look at how their league rivals have begun to prepare for their […]

CanWNT Head Coach John Herdman in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup at BC Place

When John Herdman took over the CanWNT, they were at one of the lowest lows in its national team’s history. The CanWNT did not earn a single point in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and lost all three games in their group stage. Something needed to change and Herdman was that change. John Herdman […]