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MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Vancouver Whitecaps FC as Whitecaps Cruise to Cascadian Victory
Felipe Vallejo - May 21, 2023

ANALYSIS- The Vancouver Whitecaps bounced back from their earlier defeats this month with an emphatic 2-0 victory over Cascadian rivals Seattle Sounders at BC Place that could have resulted in a greater scoreline. Whitecaps head coach Vanni Sartini came out with a blast from the past in tactics and it proved to be enough to sweep […]

LA Galaxy Captain Chicharito Hernández played his first minutes of the MLS season against the Houston Dynamo. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Apr 9, 2023

Houston – The Los Angeles Galaxy got its wish. They were the trending topic across many social media platforms on Saturday night, but not for the reason they’d hoped. Criticisms of the current Galaxy regime were rampant and #Kleinout was a trending topic online. And after watching the Galaxy implode and fall apart on their […]

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at St. Louis City SC on March 18, 2023
Martin Bihl - Apr 6, 2023

What could be better than this: a Western Conference showdown seven weeks into the season? One is a perennial playoff side (except last year – more on that in a second) that is a two-time MLS Cup winner and the first (and as yet, only) CONCACAF Champions League winner. And the other, a Midwest upstart […]

La Galaxy Right Winger Douglas Costa Takes a Corner Kick in the Galaxy’s 2-1 Loss Against the Seattle Sounders on April 1, 2023. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Apr 6, 2023

The Los Angeles Galaxy will play their sixth game of the season on Saturday, April 8, 2023. So far winless, they’ve been “in the margins” and “need a break to go their way,” Head Coach Greg Vanney said at a presser after Galaxy training. The Galaxy coach was commenting on several close plays this season […]

LA Galaxy Defender Jalen Neal Has Been the Silver Lining in an Otherwise Disappointing Season for the Galaxy. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Apr 2, 2023

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Galaxy had already slumped to their worst start in club history in 2023. Their already turbulent season took another hit on Saturday, April 1, 2023, after losing 2-1 at home against the Seattle Sounders. The result leaves them in 12th place in the Western Conference and with a -3 goal […]

LA Galaxy Defender Lucas Calegari and the Rest of the Defense Will Have Their Work Cut Out for Them Against the Seattle Sounders. Seattle Is Coming off a 4-1 Away Win. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Mar 31, 2023

The Los Angeles Galaxy sent out a flurry of marketing emails earlier this week. In them, they cajole fans to attend its upcoming home match this Saturday, April 1, 2023, against the Seattle Sounders. Amid the beer ticket pack and free ticket offers (boycott result?) for the LA Galaxy vs. Seattle match, some “unbeaten in […]

LA Galaxy Forward Preston Judd Almost Won the Game for LA, but His Shot Hit the Post. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Mar 26, 2023

Portland – Los Angeles Galaxy fans will have to keep waiting for LA to get their first win in MLS to play after a scoreless away draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday, March 25, 2023. After almost 70% possession and hitting the post twice, the Galaxy could not score against former goalkeeper David Bingham. […]

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Matt Pollard, Editor - Mar 3, 2023

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids fans. This week on Holding The High Line, MLS is back. Rabbi and Red banter about MLS Season Pass’ opening weekend on Apple TV. We recap a disappointing 4-0 loss at Seattle Sounders. Then we discuss the Diego Rubio knee injury and preview Sporting KC in the home opener on […]

mls first week
Matt Pollard, Editor - Feb 28, 2023

EDITORIAL – The first week of the 2023 MLS season is over with Portland Timbers winning last night. That game was rescheduled due to inclement weather in Portland over the weekend. It was a fittingly chaotic weekend in Major League Soccer. Let’s take a look at what results surprised most and who made a statement. […]

sounders lineup vs colorado
Matt Pollard, Editor - Feb 26, 2023

PREVIEW – Seattle Sounders FC host their 2023 MLS season opener at Lumen Field against Colorado Rapids. Rave Green have already played a competitive game in the Club World Cup. While they’ve got the competitive juices flowing, an injury could complicate things for Head Coach Brian Schmetzer. Seattle Sounders Lineup Prediction vs Real Salt Lake […]

Seattle Sounders Colorado Rapids Preview
Matt Pollard, Editor - Feb 23, 2023

Hello Rapids fans! Happy season six of Holding The High Line! We hope you like the new intro. Joseph Samelson joins the pod this week as we close out preseason with news and notes. The trio discuss Marko Ilić signing and more. We get upset about the new playoff format . Then we look ahead […]

MLS Season Pass on Apple TV+
Matt Pollard, Editor - Feb 1, 2023

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 […]

Last Word on Soccer 2022 Classic as the CanMNT Qualifies for the FIFA World Cup for the First Time Since 1986

Last Word on Soccer 2022 was a memorable year for the site. Forge FC became the first-ever CPL team to make the Concacaf Champions League and the Seattle Sounders FC won their first-ever Concacaf Champions League. The CanWNT also continued their Celebration Tour Games from 2021, this time in Vancouver and Langford. They then played […]

mls decision day 2022
Matt Pollard, Editor - Oct 6, 2022

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? Dan and Matt are back this week for another episode of Last Word SC Radio. We break down the fallout from the U.S. Soccer Sally Yates report on the NWSL and Women’s Soccer culture of abuse, harassment, and the lack of accountability. We then discuss all things MLS Decision 2022. […]

mls cup playoff race
Matt Pollard, Editor - Sep 22, 2022

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? Last Word SC Radio is back. Jamie and Matt get together to handicap the MLS Cup Playoff race. We look at teams we think are safe and pretty much out. Then we break down every bubble team. The guys talk LAFC and the Union on Supporters’ Shield and Gareth Bale. […]

tim real last word sc radio
Matt Pollard, Editor - Aug 31, 2022

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt and Rachael are back. We get caught up on Americans in the Premier League and discuss if Tim Ream playing well for Fulham FC means he’s got a shot at Qatar. We break down the Supporters’ Shield and Wooden Spoon race. Then […]

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rapids lose again
Matt Pollard, Editor - Aug 31, 2022

PODCAST – Hey Colorado Soccer fans. This week on Holding The High Line, Rapids lose again. Rabbi and Red break down another uncompetitive loss on the road and the mounting pressure on Robin Fraser. They look ahead to the Rocky Mountain Cup, discuss a (nothing burger?) rumor, and answer listener questions. Holding The High Line: […]

Soccer: FIFA World Cup Qualifier-Jamaica at Canada with John Herdman the CanMNT Qualifies for the FIFA World Cup

John Herdman, who has coached the CanMNT since 2018, and has more than a decade of coaching Canadian national teams, starting with the CanWNT, will officially leave in October He now takes the role of head coach of Toronto FC, the richest Canadian club soccer team in the country (source: Statista of MLS). This story […]

MLS: Toronto FC at Columbus Crew SC With Jacen Russell-Rowe Scoring

Jacen Russell-Rowe, former TFC II and TFC III player was there when his team needed it. He scored the second goal for Columbus as Toronto now has lost eight straight games in MLS play and ten straight games in all competitions. TFC also concedes the Trillium Cup to the Crew for a second straight year. […]

Whitecaps Cascadia Cup Thriller
Felipe Vallejo - Aug 31, 2022

VANCOUVER, BC – The Vancouver Whitecaps came away from their trip to Oregon with a full three points on Saturday, thanks to some Ryan Gauld heroics in Providence Park. With this win, the ‘Caps now sit in seventh place with a game in hand. Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld Rolls Over Timbers In Cascadia Cup Clash Cascadian Derby […]

Lionel Messi Circus
Matt Pollard, Editor - Aug 31, 2022

EDITORIAL – Lionel Messi has played eight games for Inter Miami CF. He’s already won a trophy in the 2023 Leagues Cup and led Miami to hosting the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final. Tonight he could make his MLS debut at New York Red Bulls. The Lionel Messi circus is here. He could very […]

Jamie Rooke - Aug 31, 2022

New England Revolution II qualified for the playoffs for the first ever time as they drew with Toronto in their last outing. A key part of this success in Massachusetts has been forward Jordan Adebayo-Smith and we spoke with him yesterday about a wide range of topics. Talking to Jordan Adebayo-Smith Success on the Field […]

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Portland Timbers in the Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps Game
Juan Fernandez - Aug 31, 2022

This is a Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps prediction for their upcoming Cascadia Cup clash. The match will take place on Saturday, August 26th, 2023, at Providence Park. Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Predictions and Best Odds on Saturday Portland Timbers’ Current Run of Form Final.@DriveToyota x #RCTID — Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) August 21, […]

MLS: US Open Cup-New York City FC at FC Cincinnati in the FC Cincinnati vs New York City FC game
Juan Fernandez - Aug 31, 2022

Matchday 28 will feature an Eastern Conference clash between home side FC Cincinnati and the visiting New York City FC. This game is a chance for both teams to get back on track following their losses in the previous matchday. The two Eastern Conference teams are set to face off on Saturday, August 26th, 2023 […]