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LA Galaxy Forward Dejan Joveljic Scores a Goal Against the San Jose Earthquakes in a 2-1 Galaxy Victory. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - May 19, 2023

For just a moment this past weekend, the Los Angeles Galaxy gave their fans a glimmer of hope with a 2-1 Cali Clásico win at home. In their second straight win, the LA attack and defense finally gelled and resulted in their best collective display this season. A few days later, the hope train would […]

MLS: Toronto FC at Philadelphia Union as Daniel Gazdag Celebrates Goal in the Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union Matchup

PREVIEW – The Philadelphia Union vs Toronto FC matchup will be a game between two teams that only have a one-point difference. TFC heads into this game with a seven-game unbeaten run, however only one of those seven games ended up with a win. This is while the Union has struggled as of late in […]

MLS: Chicago Fire at Philadelphia Union as Part of the
Adam Kennedy - Mar 31, 2023

It’d be harsh to suggest that Philadelphia Union’s MLS Cup final defeat to LAFC is hanging over them. But the Union set such a high standard in their last campaign that this season is proving something of a slow burner so far. Here are three takeaways from the Philadelphia Union’s first five MLS fixtures in […]

LA Galaxy vs NYCFC
Rob Jalón - Feb 3, 2023

LA Galaxy vs. NYCFC will be an early season measuring stick again for the Galaxy amid a mountain of uncertainty. The 2021 MLS Cup champions travel to Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, February 4 in Los Angeles’s first pre-season match in the 2023 campaign open to Galaxy supporters. Will they show up? LA Galaxy […]

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 cup matter
Matt Pollard, Editor - Nov 4, 2022

PREVIEW – The 2022 MLS Cup Final is tomorrow. Los Angeles FC hosting Philadelphia Union at 4 PM ET. You can watch the game on FOX, Univision, and TUDN. As we discussed on the podcast this week, there’s so many storylines. These are the top two teams in league. They are stacked with star players […]

LAFC Ahead of the MLS Cup final
Jamie Rooke - Nov 4, 2022

28 teams have quickly become two as MLS Cup beckons. On Saturday, the best of the east and the best of the west will go head-to-head with the ultimate prize on the line. To up the stakes, as if that needed to be done, whoever prevails in this MLS Cup final out of LAFC and […]

Last Word SC Radio: 2022 MLS Cup Final Preview Podcast
Matt Pollard, Editor - Nov 4, 2022

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Jamie and Matt get together to preview the 2022 MLS Cup Final. We break down what happened and why in the two Conference Final games. Then we look at LAFC vs Philadelphia Union from all angles. We discuss tactics, personnel, how both teams […]

previewing mls cup
Matt Pollard, Editor - Nov 3, 2022

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids fans! On this offseason episode of Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red get together to talk playoffs. We discuss the games so far and finish by previewing MLS Cup. We’ve got measured takes on the reported new playoff format. Then we break down the (probably Rapids irrelevant) MLS Expansion […]

The Union Rally Late To Make the MLS Cup Final with a 3-1 Win Over New York City FC on October 30
Riley Frain - Nov 1, 2022

CHESTER, PA – Despite an early second-half goal from NYCFC’s Maxi Moralez, the Philadelphia Union rallied late with goals from Julián Carranza, Dániel Gazdag, and Cory Burke to defeat the reigning MLS Champions 3-1 and book the clubs ticket to the 2022 MLS Cup Final. WE ARE @MLS CUP BOUND‼️‼️‼️#PHIvNYC 3-1 | #DOOP | @PlanetFitness […]

mls eastern conference final
Adam Kennedy - Oct 30, 2022

Philadelphia Union and New York City FC meet for the second successive season in the MLS Eastern Conference Final. Last year, it was NYCFC who got the better of the Union – courtesy of a 2-1 victory in Pennsylvania back in December 2021. Why Philadelphia Union would want NYCFC in the MLS Eastern Conference Final […]

MLS Cup Conference Finals
Matt Pollard, Editor - Oct 28, 2022

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word Soccer Club Radio, Matt and Harvey get together to talk playoffs. We preview the MLS Cup Conference Finals and review the Conference Semifinals. In the round table we do playoff predictions, talk the reported new playoff format, season awards so far, Ben Olsen, and Josef […]

Philadelphia Union’s Semi-final Success Results in Them Making the Eastern Conference Finals
Adam Kennedy - Oct 24, 2022

CHESTER, PA – Philadelphia Union’s semi-final success sealed their passage to the Eastern Conference playoff final, thanks to a slender 1-0 win over FC Cincinatti in Chester during the week. Last year, Ronny Deila led NYCFC to an MLS Cup triumph, eliminating the Union in the Eastern Conference Final. With revenge firmly in their sights, […]

mls cup playoffs first round
Matt Pollard, Editor - Oct 19, 2022

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt, Rachael, and Jamie get together. We recap all the action from the MLS Cup Playoffs first round. We discuss Austin and Dallas outplaying opponents but having to win in penalties. What went wrong for New York Red Bulls against FC Cincinnati? Are […]

Philadelphia Union Midfielder Daniel Gazdag Celebrates a Goal on May 22, 2022
Adam Kennedy - Oct 17, 2022

EDITORIAL – The MLS regular season has come to an end as playoff fever is in full flow. Prior to the post-season, Major League Soccer announced their shortlist for the league’s Most Valuable Player. There are five contenders to claim MVP. Philadelphia Union’s Andre Blake, LAFC’s Cristian Arango, Austin FC forward Sebastian Driussi, veteran marksman […]

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Revs look to recover from three losses on the spin
Jamie Rooke - Oct 17, 2022

The New England Revolution have hit something of a bump in the road with three losses on the spin. Both league play and cup action has fallen by the wayside, the trio of defeats coming all away from home. Next up is the visit of the Chicago Fire to Gillette Stadium… Three Losses on the […]

MLS: Canadian Championship Semifinal-Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Pacific FC at the CanChamp Final
Felipe Vallejo - Oct 17, 2022

ANALYSIS – The Vancouver Whitecaps reached their second consecutive Canadian Championship final on Wednesday night at Starlight Stadium, as they brushed past Canadian Premier League side Pacific FC with a 3-0 victory. The victory was dampened, however, after a brutal tackle on Canadian starlet, Ali Ahmed resulted in over 17 minutes of stoppages as he was […]

LA Galaxy Attacking Midfielder Riqui Puig Scored a Lovely Solo Goal in the Galaxy’s 2-0 Win Over Lafc in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on May 23, 2023. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Oct 17, 2022

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Galaxy bounced back from two consecutive road losses last week with a spirited 2-0 win over LAFC in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on May 23, 2023. The Round of 16 El Tráfico victory will be a palette cleanser after the Galaxy’s recent 3-0 away loss. It means […]

NWSL: Angel City FC at Racing Louisville FC With Christen Press Having the Ball
Connor Marshall - Oct 17, 2022

In a conversation with NWSL commissioner Jessica Berman on August 28, 2022, Angel City owner Natalie Portman told her that the NWSL’s broadcasting was “not sustainable”. That behind-the-scenes exchange was made public through the new HBO Documentary “Angel City”. That fact alone shows that Portman and the other Angel City owners have already lived up […]

MLS: Canadian Championship-Forge FC at Montreal FC in the CF Montreal vs Forge FC game

PREVIEW – CF Montreal will face a familiar opponent in Forge FC on May 24 in the Canadian Championship at Saputo Stadium (Stade Saputo). Both teams have met each other in the Canadian Championship twice, with Montreal winning both times. CF Montreal vs Forge FC: Expectations on Wednesday Une place en finale du Championnat canadien […]

The LA Galaxy Fell Further Down the Western Conference Table With a 3-0 Loss vs. D.C. United on May 20, 2023. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Oct 17, 2022

Washington, D.C. – The Los Angeles Galaxy fell further down the Western Conference table with a demoralizing 3-0 away loss to D.C. United on May 20, 2023. After two matches won last week, LA fell to two road defeats in four days, which culminated in conceding three self-inflicted goals in nine minutes that sealed their fate. […]

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Vancouver Whitecaps FC as Whitecaps Cruise to Cascadian Victory
Felipe Vallejo - Oct 17, 2022

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 […]

MLS: CF Montreal at New York Red Bulls as the Red Bulls defeated Montreal
Sylvana Budesheim - Oct 17, 2022

ANALYSIS: Home and away, the New York Red Bulls faced the two Eastern Canadian teams this week. They battled to a scoreless draw midweek against Toronto. Back in Harrison, the Red Bulls defeated Montreal 2-1. This is what you need to know. Red Bull vs Canada: What We Learned Our Home and Native Land Toronto […]