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NY Red Bulls II forward Anatole Abang playing at Red Bull Arena
Kiril Anastasov - Dec 17, 2021

EDITORIAL – The United States has a new professional soccer league. America, say hello to MLS NEXT Pro, a new addition to the third tier of the American soccer pyramid. 20 reserve teams of MLS clubs and one independent team will take to the pitch as soon as March 2022. Eight more will get in […]


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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Harvey Cruz - Dec 17, 2021

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jamie rooke - Dec 17, 2021

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Rob Jalón - Dec 17, 2021

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Orlando City SC defender Kyle Smith on March 19, 2022

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colorado rapids penalties

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Colorado Rapids hosted Los Angeles FC for a Saturday afternoon MLS matinee. Both teams had to rotate the lineup having played midweek in the U.S. Open Cup. Backup goalkeeper John McCarthy and Francisco Ginella started. Danny Wilson got his first start in several weeks coming off a hamstring injury. Two Early […]

New England Revolution midfielder Carles Gil on May 11, 2022
jamie rooke - Dec 17, 2021

Foxborough, Mass – The New England Revolution has shown a turnaround in both results and performances recently. They are yet to get properly back on track but things are looking up in Massachusetts. This weekend, the Revs will look to pick up a first road win of 2022 when they go to the home of […]

Carlos Coronel for the New York Red Bulls
Harvey Cruz - Dec 17, 2021

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