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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 […]


The Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC faces each other Union defender Kai Wagner makes a sliding challenge on October 27, 2021
Adam Kennedy - Oct 7, 2022

PREVIEW – With the Supporters Shield having slipped away from Philadelphia Union’s grasp, attention turns to securing the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Their final game of the regular MLS season comes at Subaru Park, to host a Toronto team with nothing to play for. With an MLS Cup triumph firmly in their sights, […]

Philadelphia Union
Adam Kennedy - Oct 3, 2022

Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Charlotte couldn’t have come at a worse time for a Philadelphia Union side looking to win the Supporters’ Shield

Ben Righetti - Jun 10, 2022

A dark, gloomy and rainy Vancouver evening. Seemed just about fitting given the past few days and the dark spot left on Canada’s meteoric rise. What was supposed to be a week of celebrations and a congratulatory send-off to Qatar turned into negative headlines heard around the soccer world. Yet, amidst the wage disputes and […]

MLS Match Picks: LAFC's Carlos Vela celebrates his third goal at Banc of California Stadium
Keiron Austwick - Mar 5, 2022

PREVIEW – The MLS Match picks for Week Two include key match-ups in the East and West. This includes two teams in the east who got positive results on the road. Austin FC and Inter Miami CF are another interesting affair of two newer teams in MLS. Lastly, LAFC and defending Western Conference champions the […]

charlotte fc struggling
Kiril Anastasov - Feb 15, 2022

There’s been a lot to talk about these days when it comes to Charlotte FC and their roster build. The MLS expansion team have brought soccer fever to North Carolina, as 65,000 fans have already bought tickets to the home opener. Club executives project that the match will be a sell-out, breaking league attendance records. […]

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 […]

Concacaf octagonal
Matt Pollard, Editor - Aug 31, 2021

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Concacaf Word Cup Qualification is here! Matt is joined by Dan, Rachael, and Harvey to all things Concacaf Octagonal September fixtures. Last Word SC Radio: Concacaf Octagonal Preview We start with a Round Table of MLS talk, discussing the last two weekends of news […]

D.C. United hosts the Philadelphia Union on May 23, 2021
Megan Swanick - Aug 29, 2021

In a stunning disappointment, the Philadelphia Union loses unexpectedly against D.C. United to close out the summer season and head toward fall. The Union traveled to Audi Field Saturday with a respectable standing in the Eastern Conference and a strong record against Washington. Prior to kickoff, the Union was in 3rd place in the east, […]



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Portland Thorns FC Goalkeeper Abby Smith is Now Part of Gotham FC as Gotham FC Dominate Free Agency
Connor Marshall - Aug 29, 2021

It’s been three weeks since the NWSL opened its first-ever free agency window. Since then the market has been very quiet in regard to players changing teams. The most major player has been last season’s worst team in the standings Gotham FC. The struggling team from New York/New Jersey made the first big splash by […]

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Jamie Rooke - Aug 29, 2021

Matt Turner and Tajon Buchanan are currently flying the New England Revolution flag over in Qatar. There is plenty going on back home too, including a new arrival. Here is all you need to know about Sacramento Republic youngster Santiago Suarez! Sacramento Republic Youngster on the Move All About Santiago Suarez Fans of the New […]

New New England striker Bobby Wood
Jamie Rooke - Aug 29, 2021

Most eyes in the footballing world are glued to the World Cup. Things continue to happen elsewhere though, including the MLS re-entry draft. Amongst those involved were the New England Revolution and as a result, they have a new name amongst their ranks. Former USMNT and Bundesliga regular Bobby Wood is the man who has […]

Cole Bassett news
Matt Pollard, Editor - Aug 29, 2021

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids fans! On this episode of Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red talk USA Wales. We break down offseason news including roster decisions and the MLS Expansion Draft. UCHealth is the new shirt sponsor and the Cole Bassett news. Then we look ahead to the England game on Friday. Holding […]

Portland Thorns Forward, Christine Sinclair, has Re-signed for One More Year in the First NWSL Free Agency Period
Connor Marshall - Aug 29, 2021

Tuesday saw the beginning of the first-ever NWSL free agency period. Those who have played six or more years can now renegotiate or sign with other clubs if their contracts are expiring or have option years in their contract. So far it has been slightly tame in the number of signings to start. But if […]

CanMNT Striker, Jonathan David at BC Place and will also Play in the 2022 CanMNT World Cup Team

PREVIEW – The 2022 CanMNT World Cup team will be all about making history. The first goal, first point, first win, or getting out of the group stage, in all these scenarios, Canada makes history. The CanMNT will play in Group F with Belgium, Croatia, and Morocco. The CanMNT will be appearing in their second […]

player welfare officer Brian Reed
Matt Pollard, Editor - Aug 29, 2021

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Brian Reed has finished his first season as the Player Welfare Office at Colorado Rapids. With COVID-19 lessons learned, the Rapids and its Development Academy are taking player wellbeing on and off the pitch more seriously. In a brand new position, Reed is creating the change he wishes to see. How […]

Canada Stuns Japan as the CanMNT Celebrates Steven Vitória's Goal Against Japan
Elias Laradi - Aug 29, 2021

DUBAI, UAE – On Thursday at Al-Maktoum Stadium (also known as Al Maktoum Stadium), Canada secured a late win over Japan 2-1 in their final game before beginning the World Cup next Wednesday in Qatar. Canada Stuns Japan with a Late Penalty in Dubai GOAL 🇨🇦🇨🇦 LUCAS CAVALLINI 95TH MINUTE PENALTY 😍 A panenka buried […]