Latest MLS Eastern Conference News

Kyle Duncan leaves NY Red Bulls for Belgium's Oostende

Nov. 26, 2021 18:48 PM EST

Right back Kyle Duncan left Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls on Friday to sign with Oostende of Belgium's first tier on a free transfer. The club said the 24-year-old will arrive on Dec. 1 and be eligible to play after the winter break. Duncan...

Danish journalist union advises against travel to Qatar

Nov. 25, 2021 04:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Union of Journalists is urging all Danish journalists not to travel to Qatar to cover next year's World Cup, saying the Arab country cannot be trusted. “I do not trust Qatar," said Allan Boye Thulstrup, the union’s deputy...

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...

Nashville advances past Orlando, faces Philadelphia Sunday

Nov. 23, 2021 22:30 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hany Mukhtar scored his second goal of the game in the 74th minute and Nashville beat Orlando 3-1 on Tuesday night. Nashville will play the Philadelphia Union on Sunday in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Mukhtar, who has...

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. ...

Castellanos, Callens lift NYC FC past Atlanta United, 2-0

Nov. 21, 2021 17:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Golden Boot winner Valentín Castellanos and Alexander Callens scored less than four minutes apart early in the second half and New York City FC beat Atlanta United 2-0 on Sunday in the first round of the MLS playoffs. Fourth-seeded NYCFC will play at...

Glesnes scores in 123rd, Philadelphia advances in playoffs

Nov. 20, 2021 17:54 PM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Jakob Glesnes scored from distance in the 123rd minute and the Philadelphia Union beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Saturday in the opening match of the MLS playoffs. The goal helped Philadelphia beat the Red Bulls in the opening round for the...

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...

Zahedi, playboy Iran ambassador to US under shah, dies at 93

Nov. 18, 2021 12:18 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ardeshir Zahedi, Iran's flamboyant ambassador to the United States during the rule of the shah who charmed both Hollywood stars and politicians with his lavish parties until the 1979 Islamic Revolution, died on Thursday, Iranian state media reported. He...

Akasa Air buys engines worth $4.5 billion for new 737 Maxs

Nov. 17, 2021 08:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — India's startup Akasa Air announced on Wednesday it had chosen CFM International's LEAP-1B turbofan engines to power its newly bought Boeing 737 Max jets, a deal valued at some $4.5 billion. The companies struck the agreement, which...