Latest MLS Western Conference News

Thorns owner Paulson steps away after damning abuse report

Oct. 04, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Thorns owner Merritt Paulson has removed himself from a decision-making role with the National Women’s Soccer League club until the findings are released from an ongoing investigation into numerous scandals around the league. Paulson, who is also...

Sounders' 13-year playoff streak ends with 1-0 loss to KC

Oct. 03, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Seattle Sounders' streak of 13 consecutive playoff appearances ended with a 1-0 loss Sunday to Sporting Kansas City, which got a goal from William Agada in the 41st minute. Seattle's streak of reaching the postseason was a Major League Soccer record....

Ferreira nets two goals, Dynamo topple Nashville 2-1

Oct. 02, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sebastian Ferreira’s two goals helped lead the Houston Dynamo to a 2-1 victory over Nashville on Sunday. Ferreira scored on a penalty in the 30th minute and on a breakout in the 39th minute, assisted by Darwin Quintero. Nashville’s goal...

LAFC wins the Supporters Shield with a 2-1 win over Portland

Oct. 02, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dénis Bouanga scored his first Major League Soccer goal in stoppage time and LAFC clinched the Supporters Shield with a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday. LAFC (21-8-4) had already earned the top seed in the playoffs and a first-round bye with...

Galaxy clinch playoff berth, tie Salt Lake 1-1 behind Costa

Oct. 02, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy clinched a berth in Major League Soccer's playoffs for the first time since 2019, coming from behind in a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday night as Douglas Costa converted a penalty kick in the 68th minute. The playoff berth is the...

Salinas, Marcinkowski help Earthquakes beat Minnesota United

Oct. 02, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — JT Marcinkowski delivered a two-save shutout while Shea Salinas scored in the San Jose Earthquakes’ 2-0 win over Minnesota United on Saturday. Salinas put the Earthquakes (8-15-10) ahead for good at 1-0 in the 52nd minute. The Earthquakes...

Hasal earns shutout, Gauld scores as Whitecaps defeat Austin

Oct. 02, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thomas Hasal delivered a five-save shutout while Ryan Gauld scored in the Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2-0 victory over Austin on Saturday night. Ryan Gauld’s goal put the Whitecaps (12-14-7) up for good at 1-0 in the seventh minute. Pedro Vite got an...

Rubio scores as Colorado Rapids defeat Dallas

Oct. 01, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Diego Rubio scored in the 66th minute as the Colorado Rapids earned a 1-0 win over Dallas on Saturday. William Yarbrough stopped one shot to earn the shutout for Colorado. Both teams play again on Oct. 9. The Rapids (11-13-9) visit Austin...

Montero helps Sounders draw Cincinnati 1-1

Sep. 28, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Brenner scored in the first half to give FC Cincinnati the lead, but Fredy Montero equalized for Seattle in the second half of a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night that kept the Sounders slim playoff hopes alive. Brenner scored his 15th goal of the season in the 24th minute...

Chicharito responds to clown banner with 2 goals for Galaxy

Sep. 25, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Javier Hernández scored twice after San Jose fans unfurled a huge banner calling LA “clowns” and he mocked the fans for their display, leading the Galaxy over the Earthquakes 3-2 on Saturday night. Before the game, fans in the crowd of 44,200 at...