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Perea among 16 young US players added for game vs Trinidad

Jan. 24, 2021 2:07 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Andrés Perea was among 16 young players added Sunday to the United States roster for the Jan. 31 exhibition against Trinidad and Tobago at Orlando, Florida, after he was approved for a switch of affiliation from Colombia by FIFA. Perea had played for Colombia’s...

FILE - David Beckham, Inter Miami CF co-owner, is interviewed during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York, in this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, file photo. David Beckham bristled when asked whether Phil Neville’s was hired as Inter Miami coach because they’re buddies. “Of course, people are always going to turn around and say, oh, it’s because he’s your friend. It’s nothing to do with him being my friend,” Beckham said Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIler)

Beckham says Neville hired as coach on merit, not friendship

Jan. 22, 2021 3:19 PM EST

David Beckham bristled when asked whether Phil Neville’s was hired as Inter Miami coach because they’re buddies. “Of course, people are always going to turn around and say, oh, it’s because he’s your friend. It’s nothing to do with him being my friend,” Beckham...

LA Galaxy sign former West Brom goalkeeper Jonathan Bond

Jan. 14, 2021 3:38 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Former West Brom goalkeeper Jonathan Bond has signed with the LA Galaxy. The MLS club announced the move Thursday. Bond has made only seven appearances for West Brom, all in cup competitions, since signing in 2018. The 6-foot-5 Englishman began his pro career with Watford in 2010, and...

Freese, Pines added to US U23 roster; replace Ochoa, Araujo

Jan. 9, 2021 12:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Philadelphia goalkeeper Matt Freese and D.C. United defender Donovan Pines have been added to the U.S. under-23 roster for this month's training camp in Bradenton, Florida, in place of Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa and LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo. Ochoa injured his right quadriceps...

Altidore back on US national soccer team roster

Jan. 5, 2021 6:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jozy Altidore is back with the U.S. national team for the first time in 1 1/2 years. The 31-year-old Toronto forward is among 12 players invited Tuesday to a training camp starting Jan. 9 in Bradenton, Florida, ahead of a contemplated exhibition against Serbia in late January at Orlando. At...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, then-Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney, left, calls out to his team during the first half of an MLS soccer playoff match against Nashville SC in East Hartford, Conn., in this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, file photo. The LA Galaxy have hired MLS Cup winner Greg Vanney as their new head coach. The club announced the deal Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, with Vanney, who played seven seasons with the Galaxy in two stints before his successful coaching career. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

LA Galaxy hire MLS Cup winner Greg Vanney as head coach

Jan. 5, 2021 3:41 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy hired Greg Vanney as their head coach on Tuesday, hoping to establish stability and continuity under a respected MLS Cup winner after a chaotic four-year stretch for the five-time league champions. Vanney played seven seasons as a defender with the Galaxy in two stints...

Columbus Crew's Jonathan Mensah, center, carries the trophy on stage after the Crew defeated the Seattle Sounders 3-0 in the MLS Cup championship game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Columbus Crew win 2nd MLS title, beating Seattle 3-0

Dec. 13, 2020 12:41 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No matter the absences from the lineup or the opponent, Caleb Porter implored the Columbus Crew to impose themselves. Porter's players responded, putting aside the recent history of the defending champion Seattle Sounders and capping the most unpredictable of MLS seasons with one of...

Final preparations were underway at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, for Saturday's MLS Cup between the Seattle Sounder and Columbus Crew SC. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Sounders seeking 3rd title in 5 years facing Crew in MLS Cup

Dec. 11, 2020 5:39 PM EST

Having played in three of the previous four MLS Cup finals, the Seattle Sounders know what to expect on this stage. The difference this time around? The opponent won’t be wearing red. “Well, we’re not playing Toronto for one,” Seattle midfielder Cristian Roldan said. “That is a...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2005, file photo, Sigi Schmid talks to reporters after he was hired to be the head coach of the Columbus Crew MLS soccer team in Columbus, Ohio.  Nearly two years after he died, Schmid’s presence and influence is being heavily felt heading into Saturday’s MLS Cup final between Columbus and Seattle. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Sigi Schmid's influence still felt in Columbus, Seattle

Dec. 10, 2020 6:31 PM EST

Before he moved on to the professional ranks, before he became a thorn in the side of the man he wanted to learn from, Caleb Porter was a highly successful college coach at Akron. On occasion, Porter would make the two-hour trip to watch the Columbus Crew practice and see what tidbits he might be able to lift...

FILE - Los Angeles Galaxy captain Cobi Jones shouts as he holds the MLS Cup aloft after they defeated the New England Revolution, 1-0, in overtime at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., in this Sunday Oct. 20, 2002, file photo. Jones, one of the league's original players who spent his entire 11-year career with the Galaxy, was named one of the MLS 25 Greatest on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. His favorite moment in his 11 MLS seasons is winning that first league title with the Galaxy. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

MLS celebrates 25th anniversary with release of 25 Greatest

Dec. 9, 2020 4:12 PM EST

There were times Cobi Jones didn't think Major League Soccer would survive its first few years, let alone a quarter-century. When MLS contracted by two teams in 2002, Jones and his fellow players wondered if the fledgling domestic league was in trouble. They shouldn't have worried. MLS is celebrating its 25th...