Latest MLS Eastern Conference News

Charlotte's postseason hopes end after 2-2 draw with Crew

Oct. 05, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Andre Shinyashiki scored in second-half stoppage time and Charlotte tied the Columbus Crew 2-2 on Wednesday night in a game postponed due to inclement weather. The matchup originally began on July 30, but it was suspended in the 16th minute due to weather...

Higuaín scores 2 goals to help Miami clinch playoff spot

Oct. 05, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín scored two goals in his first match since announcing he will retire after the season, and Inter Miami clinched a playoff spot with a 4-1 victory over Orlando City on Wednesday night. Higuaín gave Miami a 2-0 lead in the 38th minute and...

Thorns fire execs, Louisville apologizes following report

Oct. 05, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

The Portland Thorns have dismissed a pair of team executives in the wake of an investigation into misconduct in the National Women's Soccer League. The Thorns' move Wednesday came a day after owner Merritt Paulson removed himself from a decision-making role with the team. ...

Gonzalo Higuaín to retire at end of MLS season at age 34

Oct. 03, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín says he will retire from soccer after Inter Miami's Major League Soccer season ends. The 34-year-old striker joined Miami in September 2020. He has 14 league goals this season, including 12 in his last 15 matches, and 27 goals in 65...

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....

Talles Magno scores pivotal goal, NYCFC tops Orlando 2-1

Oct. 02, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Talles Magno's goal helped lead New York City FC to a 2-1 victory over Orlando City on Sunday. His goal in the 81st minute, assisted by Gabriel Pereira, put NYCFC (15-11-7) on top 2-1. NYCFC also got one goal from Alexander Callens. ...

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...

Rios scores 4 goals to lead Charlotte over Philadelphia

Oct. 02, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Rios scored four goals as Charlotte defeated the Philadelphia Union 4-0 on Saturday. Rios secured the first hat trick in club history on a penalty kick in the 72nd minute in front of an announced crowd of 43,860 at Bank of America Stadium. ...

Wayne Rooney's DC to finish with fewest points in MLS

Oct. 01, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Wayne Rooney’s D.C. United was assured of finishing with the fewest points in Major League Soccer after Montreal took advantage of an own goal in a 1-0 win on Saturday night. Rooney, a former Manchester United and England great, took over as coach in July from...

Fire beat Cincinnati, clinching playoff berth for NYC

Oct. 01, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jhon Durán scored twice to build a three-goal lead, and the Chicago Fire beat Cincinnati 3-2 on Saturday night in a result that clinched a playoff berth for defending champion New York City. Durán scored in the 56th and 75th minutes, both with assists from Brian...