Latest MLS Western Conference News

Timbers beat Rapids on late goal to reach MLS West final

Nov. 25, 2021 19:03 PM EST

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Larrys Mabiala scored in the 90th minute and the Portland Timbers beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Western Conference final. Portland will face the winner of the game Sunday between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt...

Ezra Hendrickson hired as coach of Chicago Fire.

Nov. 24, 2021 22:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Ezra Hendrickson was hired Wednesday as coach of Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire. Hendrickson had spent three seasons with the Columbus Crew, which won last year's MLS title. He succeeds Frank Klopas, who became interim coach in...

Real Salt Lake eliminates Sounders in penalty shootout

Nov. 24, 2021 02:28 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — For 120 minutes, Real Salt Lake never threatened, failing to send even one shot in the direction of the Seattle Sounders net. When it came time for the penalty shootout, RSL was right on target. Justen Glad scored the deciding goal...

Charlotte to play 1st MLS game on Feb 26 against DC United

Nov. 22, 2021 11:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlotte will plays its first Major League Soccer match on Feb. 26 at D.C. United and will host the LA Galaxy in its home opener on March 5. Nashville's new 30,000-seat stadium will open May 1 with a game against Philadelphia, the league said Monday. ...

Sebastian Blanco scores twice, Timbers beat Minnesota 3-1

Nov. 21, 2021 20:50 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sebastian Blanco scored the go-ahead goal and adding an insurance score and the Portland Timbers eliminated Minnesota United from the MLS playoffs with a 3-1 opening-round victory Sunday. The fourth-seeded Timbers advanced to play the top-seeded...

Isimat-Mirin, Zusi help Sporting KC beat Whitecaps 3-1

Nov. 20, 2021 20:26 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Nicolas Isimat-Mirin scored his first MLS goal, Graham Zusi added a goal and an assist and Sporting Kansas City beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 on Saturday in the opening round of the MLS Cup Playoffs. Isimat-Mirin tapped in to an empty net...

Philadelphia hosts Red Bulls in rivalry to open MLS playoffs

Nov. 19, 2021 16:05 PM EST

The last time the Philadelphia Union faced the New York Red Bulls to open the Major League Soccer playoffs was in 2019. And it was memorable — especially for the Union. Philadelphia fell behind 3-1 in the first half, only to come back and win 4-3 in extra time. Marco...

Bob Bradley, LAFC parting ways after 4 seasons

Nov. 18, 2021 17:09 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Bob Bradley and Los Angeles FC said they mutually agreed to part ways Thursday. Bradley was the first and only coach in the Major League Soccer expansion franchise's four-year history. The former U.S. men's national team and Swansea coach led...

Asprilla channels his grief into big season for Portland

Nov. 17, 2021 19:02 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Because Dairon Asprilla's father was never able to see his son play for the Timbers, the Portland forward brings a memento of him to every game. Under his jersey, Asprilla wears a T-shirt bearing Arcadio Asprilla's picture and a heart. When...

Former US defender Besler retires after 13 years in MLS

Nov. 10, 2021 13:16 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. men's national team defender Matt Besler, who spent 13 seasons in Major League Soccer and was a five-time All-Star, announced his retirement Wednesday. Besler played 47 matches for the national team from 2013-2017, including all four...