Latest MLS Eastern Conference News

Atlanta United signs free-agent midfielder Derrick Etienne

Nov. 30, 2022 20:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has signed free-agent midfielder Derrick Etienne, who scored a career-best nine goals for the Columbus Crew this past season. The three-year deal announced Wednesday includes options for 2026 and '27. Etienne has spent his entire...

Seattle Sounders promote Craig Waibel to general manager

Nov. 30, 2022 14:08 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have promoted Craig Waibel to general manager and chief soccer officer, the team announced Wednesday. Waibel steps into the role that was held by Garth Lagerwey before he left last week to take over as the president and CEO of Atlanta...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: US and Iran pulled into politics

Nov. 28, 2022 13:39 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The American and Iranian soccer teams are the only ones putting politics aside as the sides meet in a match to determine if either nation continues in this World Cup. The two met at the 1998 World Cup in France when memories of the 1979 Islamic Revolution were...

Lalas: US overlooked importance to Iran of '98 Cup match

Nov. 27, 2022 14:44 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Looking back to the United States’ infamous 1998 World Cup loss to Iran, Alexi Lalas thought the Americans failed to appreciate the emotional significance of their opponents. “Understanding the importance of this game, not just from a soccer perspective but...

Fire sends smoke over Doha skyline during World Cup in Qatar

Nov. 26, 2022 05:38 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatari authorities say a fire broke out Saturday at an under-construction building in a newly built city where a World Cup match was set to be played later in the evening, but caused no injuries. Qatar's Interior Ministry said the fire started just after noon...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: US seeks repeat of 1950 upset

Nov. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The first time the United States faced England at the World Cup, the hastily assembled American squad was a ragtag group that included a mailman, a grave digger, a dishwasher and a school teacher. Few of the players had ever met before they headed to Brazil in...

Atlanta United names former Seattle GM Lagerwey as president

Nov. 22, 2022 15:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Seattle Sounders executive Garth Lagerwey was named on Tuesday to succeed Darren Eales as Atlanta United's president and chief executive officer. Lagerwey, 49, had been general manager and president for Seattle since 2015. Seattle won this year's Concacaf...

Argentina rules out González and Correa because of injuries

Nov. 18, 2022 04:59 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Argentina strikers Nicolás González and Joaquín Correa have been ruled out the World Cup because of injuries. González, who plays for Fiorentina, injured a muscle during a training session on Thursday and was replaced by Atlético Madrid forward Angel Correa,...

Paxten Aaronson joins Frankfurt from Philadelphia Union

Nov. 17, 2022 15:47 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt signed promising attacking midfielder Paxten Aaronson, the younger brother of United States midfielder Brenden Aaronson, from MLS team Philadelphia Union on Thursday. The 19-year-old Aaronson, an American under-20 international, will...

New stadium for soccer's NYCFC to be built next to Mets home

Nov. 16, 2022 16:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced plans Wednesday for a 25,000-seat stadium for Major League Soccer's New York City Football Club on an underdeveloped parcel of land adjoining the New York Mets' home. The $780 million stadium, slated to open in 2027 in the...