Joao Plata’s goal gave Real Salt Lake a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy Linda Cuttone/Sports Vue Images
SEATTLE, Wash. - Chad Barrett scored the game winner in second-half stoppage time as Seattle Sounders FC beat defending MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City, 1-0, in the MLS regular season opener Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. Seattle's attendance of 39,240 marked the largest opening day crowd in club history. Complete story
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MLS SUNDAY A look at the upcoming game
The Chicago Fire got all the offense they could want from MLS MVP Mike Magee last season, but got too little production from the rest of their attack, and too often surrendered more goals than they scored. MLS ROUNDUP Champs KC and NY fall in openers
SEATTLE, Wash. - Chad Barrett scored the game winner in second-half stoppage time as Seattle Sounders FC beat defending MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City, 1-0, in the MLS regular season opener Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. Seattle's attendance of 39,240 marked the largest opening day crowd in club history. MLS SATURDAY A look at the upcoming games
Seattle Sounders FC bring a seven-game unbeaten streak against defending MLS Cup champions Sporting Kansas City into Saturday’s season opener at CenturyLink Field. MLS TO OPEN WITH REPLACEMENT REFS Lockout in place for opening weekend
NEW YORK – Following a rejection by referees of a no strike/no lockout agreement, the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) announced that it will commence a lockout of its match officials, effective at 11:00 am ET on Friday, March 7, until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached between PRO and the Professional Soccer Referees Associations (PSRA). PRO will use replacement officials for the Major League Soccer matches that will be played this weekend.
SEASON PREVIEW Part II – MLS West
In Major League Soccer’s Western Conference, some teams aren’t changing that much (Portland, Real Salt Lake), some are changing a good bit (Seattle, San Jose) , and one team is in the beginning of personality transplant (Chivas USA).
But ready or not, the season starts for nearly everybody this weekend.
SEASON PREVIEW Part I – MLS East
Not that long ago, Major League Soccer’s western half was clearly the stronger of the two conferences. But with the New York Red Bulls winning the Supporters’ Shield, Sporting KC finishing only a point behind and winning MLS Cup plus perennial stalwarts the Houston Dynamo, joined by upgraded Philadelphia and Toronto and now resurgent New England, the Eastern Conference can stake its claim.