Latest MLS Western Conference News

Paraguayan Sebastián Ferreira signs with Houston Dynamo

Jan. 18, 2022 17:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Forward Sebastián Ferreira has signed a four-year contract with Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo, leaving Paraguay's Libertad. The 23-year-old is a designated player, the team said Tuesday. Designated players last year counted a maximum $612,500 to a team's...

MLS Crew names Bernert as senior business executive

Jan. 18, 2022 13:30 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew have hired Kristin Bernert as president of business operations, the latest woman to move into a prominent executive role in Major League Soccer. Haslam Sports Group announced Bernert's addition on Tuesday. She previously spent 10 years with...

Former US midfielder Stuart Holden has knee replaced at 36

Jan. 15, 2022 14:27 PM EST

Former U.S. midfielder Stuart Holden has undergone knee replacement surgery at age 36. “It’s been a tough reality to swallow, but ultimately I know this is what’s best for my body and overall quality of life,” Holden wrote on Instagram on Friday, posting a photo of himself...

Nashville sports super fan has season tickets for 7 teams

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Troy Fisher has proven a person doesn’t have to have a favorite team to be a sports fan. Fisher finds it difficult, if not impossible, to choose which teams he likes best so he usually ends up rooting for them all. Some fans collect...

RSL's Kei becomes youngest player to sign with MLS club

Jan. 14, 2022 18:13 PM EST

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Real Salt Lake has signed 14-year-old forward Axel Kei, the youngest player ever to sign with a Major League Soccer senior team. Kei, a lanky 6-foot-4 product of the RSL Academy, inked a two-year deal at 14 years and 15 days, the club announced Friday. ...

Kellyn Acosta acquired by Los Angeles FC from Colorado

Jan. 14, 2022 15:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. national team midfielder Kellyn Acosta was acquired by Los Angeles FC from Colorado on Friday for $1.1 million. Los Angeles used General Allocation Money to get Acosta. MLS teams can use the fund to sign players or to allocate to salaries to get under the...

Sounders sign midfielder Albert Rusnák as designated player

Jan. 13, 2022 16:31 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders added a key piece to their midfield for the upcoming season on Thursday after signing Albert Rusnák to a designated player contract. The Slovakian midfielder spent the past five seasons with Real Salt Lake, where he had 41 goals and 39 assists...

Colombia defensive midfielder Valencia signs with Austin

Jan. 13, 2022 12:27 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin FC has signed Colombia defensive midfielder Jhojan Valencia from Deportivo Cali to a three-year deal with an option for a fourth season. The MLS club announced the deal on Thursday. Valencia, 25, helped Deportivo Cali win the Colombia...

Benny Feilhaber hired as coach of 3rd-tier Sporting KC II

Jan. 12, 2022 13:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Former U.S. midfielder Benny Feilhaber was hired Wednesday as head coach of Sporting Kansas City II, a farm team in the new third tier MLS Next Pro. The 36-year-old, whose tiebreaking goal on a 22-yard volley beat Mexico in the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup final,...

NYCFC will play Champions League 'home' match in Los Angeles

Jan. 11, 2022 16:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — MLS Cup champion New York City FC will cross the country for a “home” match in the CONCACAF Champions League. NYCFC plays Costa Rica's Santos de Guápiles in the Champions League round of 16. The second leg will be played on Feb. 23 at Banc of California...