Latest MLS Western Conference News

Austin FC tops LAFC 2-1; Vela reaches milestone with a PK

May. 19, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruben Gabrielsen and Diego Fagúndez scored, propelling Austin FC to a 2-1 victory over Los Angeles FC Wednesday night. The victory came despite LAFC's Carlos Vela becoming the third-fastest player in MLS history to reach 100 combined goals and assists. Vela...

Monteiro rallies Earthquakes to 3-2 victory over Timbers

May. 19, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

Jamiro Monteiro scored two goals, including the match-winner in the 80th minute, to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 3-2 victory over the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night. Portland took a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute on a goal by Cristhian Paredes. San Jose (3-5-4)...

Cavallini scores late, Vancouver beats Dallas 2-1

May. 19, 2022 00:44 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Lucas Cavallini scored a last-minute penalty kick, lifting the Vancouver Whitecaps to a 2-1 win over FC Dallas on Wednesday night. Cavallini's third goal of the season came after a scramble in front of the net with Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer...

Salloi propels Sporting KC to 2-1 victory over Colorado

May. 18, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Daniel Salloi scored two goals to spark Sporting Kansas City to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday. Salloi gave Sporting KC (3-7-3) a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute. Lucas Esteves pulled the Rapids (4-5-3) even with a goal in...

Ruidiaz, Frei lead Sounders to 1-0 victory over Dynamo

May. 18, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Raul Ruidiaz scored in the 28th minute and Stefan Frei made it stand up to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday. Alex Roldan had an assist on Ruidiaz’s game-winner for the Sounders (4-5-1). Roldan's assist came at the end...

Nashville tops Montreal 2-1, ups home unbeaten streak to 23

May. 18, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hany Mukhtar scored the deciding goal to spark Nashville to a 2-1 victory over CF Montreal on Wednesday, upping Nashville's home unbeaten streak to 23 straight. Nashville's run ties the LA Galaxy (2014-15) for the third longest streak in MLS history. The...

Lod sparks Minnesota United to 1-1 draw with Galaxy

May. 18, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Robin Lod scored in the 87th minute to help Minnesota United earn a 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy on Wednesday. Lod scored the equalizer for United (4-5-3) with an assist from DJ Taylor. Sacha Kljestan broke a scoreless tie with a penalty-kick...

Rubio Rubin approved for switch to Guatemala from US

May. 18, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

Real Salt Lake forward Rubio Rubin has been approved by FIFA to switch his national team affiliation to Guatemala from the United States. Guatemala's governing body made the announcement Tuesday. Rubin, a 26-year-old from Beaverton,...

Fire's Shaquiri becomes MLS's highest-paid at nearly $8.2M

May. 17, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago Fire midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is Major League Soccer's highest-paid player, jumping past Los Angeles FC attacker Carlos Vela and breaking Zlatan Ibrahimović's league record. The 30-year-old Swiss international, who joined Chicago this season from Lyon,...

Roldan scores in Sounders' 3-1 win over Minnesota United

May. 15, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Cristian Roldan’s goal proved to be pivotal as the Seattle Sounders picked up a 3-1 win over Minnesota United on Sunday. Roldan’s goal put the Sounders (3-5-1) — who snapped a three-game losing streak — up for good at 2-1 in the 74th minute. Raul Ruidiaz got...