Latest MLS Eastern Conference News

NYCFC outlasts Union 2-1 to reach 1st MLS Cup final

Dec. 05, 2021 19:06 PM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sean Johnson high-stepped his way up the stairs at the back of a makeshift stage as his New York City FC teammates parted to let the standout goalie slide through the gap. He crouched and then burst straight up with the MLS Eastern Conference...

Leipzig reacts after 3 league losses: Marsch no longer coach

Dec. 05, 2021 05:56 AM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — American Jesse Marsch is no longer coach of Bundesliga team Leipzig. The club said Sunday that the two had “mutually agreed to end the cooperation. That is the result of an in-depth analysis and intensive discussions” after Friday’s 2-1...

Timbers down RSL 2-0 for conference title, MLS final berth

Dec. 04, 2021 22:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora and Santiago Moreno scored and the Portland Timbers advanced to the MLS Cup final with a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference final on Saturday. Fourth-seeded Portland will host the winner of Sunday's Eastern...

Union without 11 players for MLS East final against NYCFC

Dec. 04, 2021 20:48 PM EST

The Philadelphia Union will be without 11 players on Sunday when the team plays NYCFC in the MLS Eastern Conference finals because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The players out for the game included captain Alejandro Bedoya and goalkeeper Andre Blake, as well...

Berhalter: US takes cold better than El Salvador, Honduras

Dec. 03, 2021 12:54 PM EST

Gregg Berhalter thinks American players will adjust to a freeze with ease. The U.S. picked Columbus, Ohio, for its World Cup qualifier against El Salvador on Jan. 27 and St. Paul, Minnesota, for its Feb. 2 match against Honduras, games wrapped around a Jan. 30 meeting...

FC Dallas names Nico Estévez as new coach

Dec. 02, 2021 16:36 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Nico Estévez was hired Thursday to coach FC Dallas, joining the MLS team after serving as an assistant for the U.S. men's national team since 2019. The 41-year-old Estévez has coached at different levels for more than 22 years. That includes...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

NYC reaches Eastern Conference final after penalty shootout

Dec. 01, 2021 01:06 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sean Johnson saved Adam Buksa’s attempt during a shootout and all five of Johnson's teammates scored as New York City FC advanced to its first Eastern Conference final 5-3 on penalty kicks following a 2-2 playoff draw with the New England Revolution on Tuesday...

Bruce Arena voted MLS Coach of Year for record 4th time

Nov. 29, 2021 12:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Arena won a record fourth Major League Soccer Coach of the Year award on Monday after leading the New England Revolution to a league-record 73 points. The 70-year-old, a member of the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame, also won the award with D.C....

Philadelphia Union tops Nashville in a shootout

Nov. 28, 2021 21:28 PM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Andre Blake made two spectacular saves, Nashville missed on two penalty kicks and the Philadelphia Union won a shootout Sunday to advance to Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference final for the first time in franchise history. Philadelphia won the...