Ben Righetti - Apr 10, 2022

A rivalry spanning six leagues, nearly five decades, two countries, and one shared MLS expansion season, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers are quite familiar with one another. In fact, Saturday’s meeting at BC Place was the 100th all-time clash between the two sides. While Vancouver have the edge in the head to head, Portland […]

CanWNT head coach Beverly Priestman on April 13, 2021

PREVIEW – The CanWNT Arnold Clark Cup debut starts on February 17 and has their last game on February 23. It will be a quick three-game round-robin tournament with the winner taking home the trophy. Their opponents in the competition are third-ranked Germany, ninth-ranked Spain, and eighth-ranked hosts, England. The CanWNT is currently ranked sixth […]

Xherdan Shaqiri Chicago Fire
Kiril Anastasov - Feb 6, 2022

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A 30-year-old European star for a big-name club, still in his prime, leaves a top overseas league to come to MLS. It happened with Lorenzo Insigne, and now it’s happening with Xherdan Shaqiri. The former recently penned a contract with Toronto FC, while the latter is very […]

Canada teammates celebrates Atiba Hutchinson's goal on February 2, 2022
Ben Righetti - Feb 4, 2022

ANALYSIS – On the verge of a historic birth in Qatar, the Canadian national team capitalized on El Salvador (Canada El Salvador) to complete a perfect window. Their 2-0 win wasn’t enough however to seal a spot this window, due to results elsewhere in CONCACAF. After the game was nearly called off just hours before […]

The CanMNT celebrates Atiba Hutchinson's goal on February 2
Ben Righetti - Feb 2, 2022

SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR – The game that almost didn’t happen. That phrase was grabbing all of the spotlights in the lead-up to Wednesday’s clash between Canada and El Salvador. A protest by the El Salvadorian players argued for the full payment of their bonuses and refused to hit the field until such. After a […]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Janio Bikel dribbles the ball
Ben Righetti - Jan 18, 2022

It’s that time of year again as the Whitecaps training camp has started. It’s raining in Vancouver. Still cold, don’t be fooled by that, however, no snow is on the ground at the National Soccer Development Center. The first week of training camp is upon us, in an offseason that has flown by. The Vancouver […]

Augsburg's German forward Florian Niederlechner celebrates his goal on May 7, 2021
Kiril Anastasov - Jan 8, 2022

Following a controversial decision to release nine players at the conclusion of the 2021 MLS season, the Chicago Fireboard is making amends with some early moves in the transfer market. Just five days ago, Chicago brought in 31-year-old defender Rafael Czichos from Bundesliga side Köln. Now, the Fire has been linked with Augsburg hitman Florian […]

u.s. soccer 2021
Kiril Anastasov - Dec 21, 2021

EDITORIAL – For American soccer fans, 2021 was a roller-coaster. The U.S. national teams were at times a source of great joy and national pride, and other times the cause of utter heartbreak. We take a look back at a crazy year for US Soccer, month by month. U.S. Soccer 2021 Recap – A Retrospective […]

Ezra Hendrickson
Kiril Anastasov - Nov 29, 2021

Editorial – After a months-long saga following the sacking of Raphael Wicky, Chicago Fire FC have announced the appointment of Ezra Hendrickson as their new head coach. As would be the case with any new Fire coach, the question must be asked: Can Hendrickson lead the Fire out of a decade-long slump and turn them […]

LA Galaxy manager Greg Vanney in Carson, California
Rob Jalón - Nov 23, 2021

The Los Angeles Galaxy started 2021 brightly, winning eight of their first 12 games under new Los Angeles Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney. Designated Player Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez immediately got to work trying to redeem his 2020 form by scoring regularly and had the Galaxy challenging for first in the Western Conference early in the […]

USMNT costa rica
orribenatar - Oct 12, 2021

PREVIEW – The United States men’s national team will conclude its October schedule trying to bounce back after a disastrous performance in Panama on Sunday. On Wednesday, the USMNT hosts Costa Rica at Field in Columbus, Ohio in its sixth game in FIFA World Cup qualifying and its biggest match to date. Despite the […]

USMNT vs Panama
orribenatar - Oct 9, 2021

PREVIEW – The United States men’s national team continues its FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign on Sunday against Panama in Panama City. The USMNT is fresh off its first home win of the campaign after defeating Jamaica 2-0 at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas. Thanks to a draw between Mexico and Canada on Thursday, the […]

El Salvador fans turn on the lantern of their phones after a power cut at Cuscatlan Stadium
Harvey Cruz - Oct 6, 2021

PREVIEW – World Cup Qualifying is back, and El Salvador hosts Panama as both teams look to climb a competitive CONCACAF table. La Selecta requires a sense of urgency after their September saw two home draws and a huge defeat at Canada to finish. Sharing the points against the USMNT and Honduras is all well […]

United States vs. Jamaica
orribenatar - Oct 6, 2021

PREVIEW – FIFA World Cup qualifying is back and that includes some United States Men’s National Team action. The USMNT begins its October slate on Thursday against Jamaica at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas. This will be the first of three USA matches at the three new MLS venues with the next home match on […]

USMNT announce
orribenatar - Sep 29, 2021

The United States men’s national team roster has been confirmed for October’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the squad on Wednesday morning as the USMNT will begin preparations for its next three qualifying matches. The Americans ended September with one win and two draws. They currently are in third place in […]

orribenatar - Sep 23, 2021

The FIFA 22 ratings for the USMNT players are out with Christian Pulisic leading the way with the highest overall.

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – It was Gary Smith’s first ever return to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park since leaving Colorado Rapids. His Nashville SC rolled into Commerce City and rolled out with three point in the Gary Smith Derby. Nashville Rout Colorado Rapids in Gary Smith Derby 3-0 Gyasi Zardes started at forward, having missed last […]

CF Montreal unveils their new logo for the 2023 MLS season
Elias Laradi - Apr 10, 2022

CF Montreal unveils a new logo for the 2023 MLS season. On Friday morning Joey Saputo, the team owner and Gabriel Gervais, the new team CEO, unveiled the team’s new logo moving forward which will start with the 2023 season. Under a tumultuous run by former CEO Kevin Gilmore, he rebranded the team calling them […]

New England Revolution defender Brandon Bye congratulates Adam Buksa on May 7, 2022
jamie rooke - Apr 10, 2022

PREVIEW – The NE Revolution began the game against NYCFC in the Open Cup with a heavily rotated line-up and it was a tight affair. “There’s certainly going to change with three games and eight days” was the official line from Bruce Arena prior to last weekend’s fixture. That has certainly been the case across […]

Red Bulls group huddle on May 25, 2022
Harvey Cruz - Apr 10, 2022

PREVIEW – Red Bulls host D.C. United Saturday night, as one of the league’s oldest rivalries returns. The two teams have already met earlier this season, a 3-0 domination by the Red Bulls at Audi Field in the Round of 32 U.S. Open Cup. Now, this Atlantic Cup Clasico sees the two teams trending in […]

Gary Smith Derby

PODCAST – Hello Rapids fans! This week on Holding The High Line, we get you ready for the Gary Smith Derby. Rabbi and Red banter about the MLS player salaries being released. Jason Maxwell had a great write up on that. We recap the loss at Sporting KC and win over Seattle Sounders. Then we […]

NYCFC player Valentin Castellanos reacts after scoring against Pumas
Riley Frain - Apr 10, 2022

JAMACIA-QUEENS, NY – In a U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 matchup between NYCFC and the New England Revolution, an Extra-Time goal from The Pigeons secures a win and sees New York City advance into the Quarterfinals. Extra-Time goal secures NYCFC win over New England The quiet first half sees opportunity on both sides NYCFC […]

CanMNT players, Dayne St. Clair and Junior Hoilett, celebrates World Cup berth in Toronto, Ontario

ANALYSIS – The CanMNT Concacaf Nations League roster was revealed yesterday. This included the return of Alphonso Davies and some new faces to the team. CanMNT Concacaf Nations League Roster Analysis Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team have announced their squad for the upcoming series of three international matches in June including the 2022-23 edition of […]

Elias Laradi - Apr 10, 2022

Canada Soccer has officially canceled their international friendly with Iran scheduled for June 5th in Vancouver after facing criticism.