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Hailstorm Rob Cornwall Éamon Zayed

EDITORIAL – Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC are four competitive matches into their existence. Two of those games have been cupset wins in the U.S. Open Cup over Colorado Springs Switchbacks and Real Salt Lake. Hailstorm have made the presence known to the USOC nerds of the American soccer community. They’re still a work in progress, […]


Ben Shepherd Colorado Rush

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – On Friday night, Colorado Rush won their first home game in USL League Two play, playing in the truncated home venue of Englewood High School. Ben Shepherd led the attack with both goals in a 2-1 win. It wasn’t perfect from Ben, as he admitted postgame, but it was spectacular on more […]

Weidner Field

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The wait is finally over! Weidner Field is open for business. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC hosted their first USL Championship home match on Friday night at their new stadium. Colorado Springs Switchback FC Open Weidner Field With Draw The Switchbacks and their supporters felt excitement, and some nerves, when it was […]

Jared Stroud
Mark Turner - May 14, 2021

EDITORIAL – Behind the broad smile and high-energy demeanor, there’s a real grit to Jared Stroud that doesn’t take long to show itself. The 24-year old was acquired by Austin FC as part of the 2020 expansion draft to be a squad player; at least, that’s the media narrative that appeared to accompany his arrival. […]

Colorado Rush

LONE TREE, Colo. – In January of 2020, I got a DM on Twitter inviting me to a press conference the first week of February. It was taking place at some bowling alley I’d never heard of called Bowlero in a Denver suburb. Colorado Rush, one of the top youth soccer clubs in the state, […]

VFL Wolfsburg Michael Edwards Switchbacks

EDITORIAL – Of all the domestic signings of this MLS offseason, Michael Edwards might have the most interesting journey to signings an MLS Homegrown contract. Originally from Northern Virginia, he left the D.C. United Academy as a teenager to join the VfL Wolfsburg academy. He signed for the Colorado Rapids on March 4 and this […]

phoenix rising loans

EDITORIAL – Last week, the Colorado Rapids announced right back Jeremy Kelly and Andre Rawls would be going on loan for the season to USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC. Either player can be recalled from this loan at anytime by Colorado. These are the first of several USL loans for the Rapids. Let’s take […]

Phoenix Rising Loans

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids Fans! This is Holding The High Line, the #1 Rapids podcast to follow in 2021 according to Feedspot. This week, we remember the 10 lives lost at the Kings Soopers mass shooting in Boulder. The guys talk league and team news including the full 2021 MLS schedule dropping. Then we […]

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 […]

MLS Reserve League

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The Colorado Rapids will not be fielding a team in the MLS Reserve League in 2021, should it begin play, Executive Vice President and General Manager Padraig Smith told Last Word on Soccer today. Colorado Rapids Will Not Field MLS Reserve League Team in 2021 MLS announced the return of the […]

Northern Colorado FC

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids fans and Happy New Year! On this, the first episode of Holding The High Line of 2021, Rabbi and Red discuss many things. The guys discuss the state of MLS CBA negotiations. We break down why there hasn’t been much Rapids news with January almost halfway over. Then we talk […]

New York Red Bulls II Blasts Richmond Kickers

LOUISVILLE, KY. – It seemed to be destiny as Louisville City FC hosted Saint Louis FC in the USL Championship Eastern Conference Semifinals on Saturday night. It was the first playoff meeting between the teams and the final USL iteration of the Kings’ Cup Derby. 2020 Comes Full Circle for STLFC in Heartbreaking Kings’ Cup […]

New York Red Bulls II Blasts Richmond Kickers

FENTON, MO. – The Fightin’ Chupacabras are not dead yet. Saint Louis FC came into this weekend with a simple situation: Beat Indy Eleven and you make the playoffs as the second place team in Group E. Draw or lose and you go home. The season is over. Saint Louis FC cease to exist. Saint […]

New York Red Bulls II Blasts Richmond Kickers
Kevin Reilly Jensen - Oct 3, 2020

September 30’s USL match ended early when there was a decision by the San Diego Loyal to forfeit in protest of a homophobic slur used by Phoenix Rising player Junior Flemmings. The slur was directed at Loyal player Collin Martin, who is openly gay. The match was the last of the regular season and crucial […]

USLPA

PODCAST – What’s up internet? This week on Last Word SC, Matt and Dan are hear to listen and better understand what’s going on with race relations and racism in the United States. We then go through the details of the MLSPA and USLPA approving return to play for MLS and the USL. And we’ve […]

Saint Louis FC mount rushmore

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 […]



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CF Montreal unveils their new logo for the 2023 MLS season
Elias Laradi - May 5, 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 - May 5, 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 - May 5, 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 - May 5, 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 - May 5, 2022

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

Kévin Cabral

The Los Angeles Galaxy were in a slump. Three straight league games without a win. Javier Chicharito Hernandez had not scored since the last El Tráfico. The team had been struggling offensively. On Wednesday night they hosted Los Angeles FC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Maybe the magic of the cup is exactly […]