Latest MLS Western Conference News

Valeri leaves Timbers for Lanus in Argentina's top division

Jan. 20, 2022 18:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri is heading home to Argentina. The Timbers on Thursday announced an agreement with Lanus for the transfer of the 35-year-old former league MVP. Lanus plays in Argentina's top division. A nine-year veteran...

Bassett loaned to Feyenoord by Rapids through 2022-23 season

Jan. 20, 2022 17:16 PM EST

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Midfielder Cole Bassett was loaned Wednesday by Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids to the Dutch club Feyenoord through the 2022-23 season. Bassett agreed to a three-year contract with Colorado through the 2024 season. Feyenoord has an option to...

Honduran midfielder Bryan Acosta signs with Colorado

Jan. 19, 2022 21:50 PM EST

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Honduran midfielder Bryan Acosta agreed Wednesday to a two-year deal with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. The 28-year-old was selected in last month's MLS re-entry draft. He spent the previous three seasons with Dallas, scoring two...

Paraguayan Sebastián Ferreira signs with Houston Dynamo

Jan. 18, 2022 17:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Forward Sebastián Ferreira has signed a four-year contract with Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo, leaving Paraguay's Libertad. The 23-year-old is a designated player, the team said Tuesday. Designated players last year counted a maximum $612,500 to a team's...

MLS Crew names Bernert as senior business executive

Jan. 18, 2022 13:30 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew have hired Kristin Bernert as president of business operations, the latest woman to move into a prominent executive role in Major League Soccer. Haslam Sports Group announced Bernert's addition on Tuesday. She previously spent 10 years with...

Former US midfielder Stuart Holden has knee replaced at 36

Jan. 15, 2022 14:27 PM EST

Former U.S. midfielder Stuart Holden has undergone knee replacement surgery at age 36. “It’s been a tough reality to swallow, but ultimately I know this is what’s best for my body and overall quality of life,” Holden wrote on Instagram on Friday, posting a photo of himself...

Nashville sports super fan has season tickets for 7 teams

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Troy Fisher has proven a person doesn’t have to have a favorite team to be a sports fan. Fisher finds it difficult, if not impossible, to choose which teams he likes best so he usually ends up rooting for them all. Some fans collect...

RSL's Kei becomes youngest player to sign with MLS club

Jan. 14, 2022 18:13 PM EST

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Real Salt Lake has signed 14-year-old forward Axel Kei, the youngest player ever to sign with a Major League Soccer senior team. Kei, a lanky 6-foot-4 product of the RSL Academy, inked a two-year deal at 14 years and 15 days, the club announced Friday. ...

Kellyn Acosta acquired by Los Angeles FC from Colorado

Jan. 14, 2022 15:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. national team midfielder Kellyn Acosta was acquired by Los Angeles FC from Colorado on Friday for $1.1 million. Los Angeles used General Allocation Money to get Acosta. MLS teams can use the fund to sign players or to allocate to salaries to get under the...

Sounders sign midfielder Albert Rusnák as designated player

Jan. 13, 2022 16:31 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders added a key piece to their midfield for the upcoming season on Thursday after signing Albert Rusnák to a designated player contract. The Slovakian midfielder spent the past five seasons with Real Salt Lake, where he had 41 goals and 39 assists...