Latest MLS Western Conference News

Bobby Wood signs with New England Revolution

Dec. 05, 2022 18:22 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Former U.S. national team forward Bobby Wood agreed Monday to a one-year contract with Major League Soccer's New England Revolution. The deal includes a 2024 team option. The 30-year-old from Hawaii, selected in stage two of last week's...

LA Galaxy president suspended, team fined for hidden pay

Dec. 02, 2022 17:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LA Galaxy President Chris Klein was suspended and the team fined $1 million by Major League Soccer on Friday for undisclosed payments involving Argentine winger Cristian Pavón in 2019. MLS stripped the team of $1 million in future general allocation money and said...

Jill Ellis voted to US Soccer Hall of Fame, won 2 World Cups

Dec. 01, 2022 13:13 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jill Ellis was voted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame after coaching the American women to World Cup titles in 2015 and 2019. The 56-year-old British-born coach was picked on 20 of 24 ballots in the builder voting that included only coach candidates for the...

Seattle Sounders promote Craig Waibel to general manager

Nov. 30, 2022 14:08 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have promoted Craig Waibel to general manager and chief soccer officer, the team announced Wednesday. Waibel steps into the role that was held by Garth Lagerwey before he left last week to take over as the president and CEO of Atlanta...

Bale makes early exit for Wales against England at World Cup

Nov. 29, 2022 17:58 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — If it was Gareth Bale ’s final game for Wales, it ended rather unceremoniously. The Wales captain was substituted at halftime of the team's match against England at the World Cup on Tuesday because of a hamstring injury. While it was...

Iran will have backup goalkeeper against Wales and star Bale

Nov. 24, 2022 11:34 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Iran goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand will miss the World Cup match against Wales with a concussion, giving likely replacement Hossein Hosseini a tall task against star Gareth Bale. Iran, in last place in Group B after a 6-2 loss to England, plays Wales on Friday at...

Atlanta United names former Seattle GM Lagerwey as president

Nov. 22, 2022 15:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Seattle Sounders executive Garth Lagerwey was named on Tuesday to succeed Darren Eales as Atlanta United's president and chief executive officer. Lagerwey, 49, had been general manager and president for Seattle since 2015. Seattle won this year's Concacaf...

Cole Bassett returns to Colorado Rapids from Netherlands

Nov. 18, 2022 14:27 PM EST

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — American midfielder Cole Bassett was recalled by Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids on Friday from his loan to the Dutch Eredivisie. The 21-year-old from Littleton, Colorado, was loaned to Feyenoord for 18 months on Jan. 20. He debuted on Feb. 20...

Major League Soccer package on Apple TV to launch on Feb. 1

Nov. 16, 2022 12:14 PM EST

Major League Soccer's 10-year partnership with Apple will kick off next Feb. 1 with the launch of MLS Season Pass. The announcement Wednesday came less than two weeks after the MLS Cup and just ahead of the start of the World Cup. The rights deal, which was first...

Beasley, Conrad, Kljestan, Ortiz to work World Cup for Fox

Nov. 14, 2022 12:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DaMarcus Beasley, the only man to play for the U.S. at four World Cups, will serve as a digital host and analyst in Qatar for Fox's U.S. English-language World Cup coverage. Beasley, a midfielder and defender who played for the U.S. in 2002, ‘06, ’10 and '14,...