Latest MLS Eastern Conference News

Analysis: NBA All-Star reserve voting to lead to some snubs

Jan. 31, 2023 13:35 PM EST

Brace yourself. There’s going to be some angry people in the NBA on Thursday night. With good reason. The votes from the coaches are now in, and on Thursday, the NBA will reveal the 14 players — seven from the Eastern Conference, seven more from the Western...

Ovechkin scores, Capitals beat Penguins 3-2 in shootout

Jan. 26, 2023 22:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom was grumpier than his usual self the morning before he and the Washington Capitals faced the Pittsburgh Penguins. “It happens sometimes when you’ve lost two in a row," he said. By the end of the night, Backstrom flipped the...

Marner scores quickly in OT to lift Maple Leafs over Rangers

Jan. 26, 2023 00:16 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Mitch Marner scored 19 seconds into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in a matchup of Eastern Conference contenders. Pontus Holmberg scored early and Timothy Liljegren had a goal and an assist for the Maple...

Antetokounmpo passes Durant for East All-Star voting lead

Jan. 19, 2023 13:03 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo has passed Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant for the All-Star Game voting lead among Eastern Conference players, now putting him on track to be a captain for the Feb. 19 game in Salt Lake City. Antetokounmpo had 5,970,196 votes entering...

Scheifele scores twice as Jets race by Penguins 4-1

Jan. 13, 2023 22:41 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets are finding their footing at the season's midway point. The short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins are still searching for traction. Mark Scheifele scored twice, including the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the Jets raced by the Penguins...

Nets roll to 12 in a row as Vaughn builds winner in Brooklyn

Jan. 03, 2023 16:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacque Vaughn was viewed as such a temporary solution in Brooklyn that his successor was already assumed before he coached one game. That was two months ago. The Nets had parted ways with Steve Nash and were expected to hire suspended Boston coach Ime Udoka. Vaughn...

Hawks' McMillan says he has no plans to retire midseason

Dec. 30, 2022 19:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks coach Nate McMillan said Friday he has no plans to retire in the middle of the season, brushing back a report citing unnamed sources. The Athletic reported that McMillan is considering stepping down before the season ends, but McMillan said that’s not true. ...

Hawks' Schlenk steps down as president, Fields assumes lead

Dec. 21, 2022 11:27 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks president Travis Schlenk is stepping down and moving into an advisory position, the team said Wednesday, while general manager Landry Fields will assume control of daily operations. The move comes after Fields' promotion to general manager earlier this...

Nancy hired as coach of MLS's Columbus, leaves Montreal

Dec. 06, 2022 11:22 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wilfried Nancy was hired Tuesday to coach Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, replacing Caleb Porter. Nancy was born in France and spent the last two seasons as coach of CF Montreal, which agreed to release Nancy and some of his assistants in exchange for...

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...