PRO SOCCER NEWS AND RESOURCES FROM New York AND BEYOND
- FC Cincinnati earned a victory in their first MLS road match for the first time in club history Saturday night, setting an important tone and taking a… – MLS FC Cincinnati
- New York City FC suffered a defeat on the road this weekend.St. Louis City SC recorded a 2-0 scoreline on the night.Here are Five Points from … – MLS New York City FC
- Below is a selection of the notable performances and moments from the 13 matches played on the third matchday of the 2024 MLS regular season on Saturd… – MLS
- Sporting Kansas City (0-0-2, 2 points) battled the Philadelphia Union (0-0-2, 2 points) to a 1-1 draw in Saturday's home opener at Children's Mercy Pa… – MLS Sporting Kansas City
- HOUSTON – Houston Dynamo FC fell 2-1 to the New York Red Bulls at Shell Energy Stadium tonight, ending a home unbeaten streak in MLS matches stretchin… – MLS Houston Dynamo FC
- In their first road test of the young MLS season, FC Cincinnati stepped up and earned their first three-point performance of the season, defeating Chi… – MLS FC Cincinnati
- FRISCO, Texas – In its first trip to North Texas in just under four years, CF Montréal secured its first win of the 2024 season with a 2-1 victor… – MLS Club de Foot Montreal
- ST. LOUIS – St. Louis CITY SC defeated New York City FC 2-0 in their second MLS match of the season. CITY SC took the lead through Célio Pompeu w… – MLS St. Louis City SC
- CHICAGO – Chicago Fire FC (0-1-1, 1 point) fell 2-1 against FC Cincinnati (1-0-1, 4 points) on Saturday night at Soldier Field. The result marked the … – MLS Chicago Fire FC
- COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Nashville SC earned a late road point Saturday night after forward Teal Bunbury converted on a penalty kick in the 90th minute … – MLS Nashville SC
- SAN JOSE, Calif. – Playing their first road match of the 2024 MLS Regular Season, the LA Galaxy earned a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes at … – MLS LA Galaxy
- The Rapids opened their 2024 home campaign with a draw against Nashville SC on Saturday night, playing to a 1-1 scoreline at DICK'S Sporting Goods Par… – MLS Colorado Rapids
- SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC (0-1-1, 1 point) drew 0-0 with Austin FC (0-1-1, 1 point) on Saturday night on the Emerald Queen Casino Pitch at Lumen Fi… – MLS Seattle Sounders FC
- SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes fell 3-1 to the LA Galaxy on Saturday evening at a sold-out PayPal Park in their Major League Soccer regul… – MLS San Jose Earthquakes
- PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers and D.C. United played to a 2-2 draw on Saturday night at Providence Park. Dairon Asprilla opened the scoring in… – MLS Portland Timbers
- Africa: CAF Champions LeagueMamelodi Sundowns 1 – 0 TP MazembePyramids 2 – 2 NouadhibouWydad Casablanca 1 – 0 ASEC MimosasSimba 6 – 0 GalaxyES Tunis 1 – 0 Al Hilal OmdurmanPetro de Luanda 2 – 0 Etoile du SahelAlbania: SuperligaVllaznia Shkodër 3 – 1 TiranaTeuta Durrës 3 – 0 Erzeni ShijakAlgeria: Ligue 1Paradou AC 0 – 0 US BiskraSaoura 2 – 2 CS ConstantineASO Chlef 2 – 1 El BayadhES Sétif 1 – 0 MC AlgerAngola: GirabolaRecreativo do Libolo 1 – 0 Desportivo HuílaInterclube 0 – 1 KabuscorpArgentina: Prim B MetroColegiales 1 – 1 San Martín BurzacoFlandria 1 – 0 […]
- Africa: CAF Champions LeagueBelouizdad 3 – 0 MedeamaAlbania: SuperligaPartizani Tirana 3 – 0 KukësiLaçi 0 – 1 Skënderbeu KorçëEgnatia Rrogozhinë 1 – 1 Dinamo CityAlgeria: Ligue 1NC Magra 1 – 1 MC OranArgentina: Prim B NacionalNueva Chicago 2 – 0 Atlético RafaelaIndependiente Rivadavia 1 – 3 Barracas CentralHuracán 2 – 0 Rosario CentralTigre 1 – 0 Central Córdoba SdEAustralia: A-LeagueMacarthur 2 – 0 Melbourne CityGold Coast United 1 – 2 Gold Coast KnightsRedlands United 1 – 3 Brisbane OlympicLions 3 – 2 Rochedale RoversSouth Adelaide Panthers 0 – 5 Adelaide CometsPara Hills Knights 2 – 3 Adelaide CityHeidelberg United 3 […]
- Argentina: Primera DivisiónGimnasia La Plata 1 – 3 InstitutoBelgium: CupAntwerp 3 – 0 KV OostendeBrazil: Copa do BrasilHumaitá 1 – 1 Sampaio CorrêaOperário FC MS 0 – 0 Operário PRTrem 0 – 4 Sport RecifeCEOV Operário 0 – 0 CriciúmaBulgaria: CupLudogorets 3 – 1 CSKA 1948 SofiaCosta Rica: Primera DivisiónHerediano 4 – 0 Municipal LiberiaSporting San José 4 – 1 Municipal GreciaCyprus: CupAnorthosis 2 – 3 Aris LimassolApollon 2 – 1 AEK LarnacaEgypt: Premier LeagueSmouha 1 – 1 Modern FutureZamalek 1 – 0 El DakhleyaFinland: Suomen CupAFC Campus 2 – 2 Liedon PalloJaPS / United 1 – 9 FCFJHP-47 0 […]
- MLS sent memos to TV and radio broadcasters this weekend not to “belabor the point” when addressing the lockout between the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) and Professional Referee Organization (PRO), according to a memo obtained by The Athletic and verified by multiple sources familiar with MLS broadcast operations. “Fans tune in to watch and listen to the game,” the memo read in part. “They aren’t focused on the officials; therefore, we don’t believe it is necessary to belabor the point during the match. It is best to mention the situation in the pregame and…
- FC Cincinnati is finalizing a deal to acquire U.S. national team right back DeAndre Yedlin from Inter Miami. Pat Brennan first reported the deal. Sources add that Miami will receive $172,000 in General Allocation Money for Yedlin. Yedlin, 30, has 81 caps with the USMNT. He’s been with Miami since 2022, returning from a successful stint in Europe during which time he featured for Galatasaray, Newcastle United and Sunderland (the latter while on loan from Tottenham). Yedline got his start with the Seattle Sounders in MLS before transferring to Tottenham in 2014. He has made 82 appearances with…
- Real Salt Lake beat LAFC 3-0 during a snowstorm in Utah on Saturday. After the match, LAFC head coach Steve Cherundolo did not mince words about his opinion of the decision to play the game in such extreme weather. Cherundolo said the only positive he could take was that no players got injured, but it was a “disgrace” the game was played. “It was an absolute joke we had to play today,” Cherundolo told the media after the match. “It was one of the worst professional sporting events I’ve ever seen in my life. I feel terrible for the players […]
- The Portland Timbers are in advanced talks over to sign Argentine forward Germán Berterame from CF Monterrey, sources briefed on the deal tell The Athletic. Those sources confirmed the Timbers have bid $15 million, which would be one of the biggest deals in MLS history. The deal is not agreed or finalized yet. Monterrey can still keep the player. César Luis Merlo was first to report the offer. Berterame, 25, moved to Atletico San Luis from San Lorenzo in 2019. He was reported to be signed by San Luis’ parent club Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2022 before being […]
- Inter Miami showed that Lionel Messi doesn't need to do it all himself in a 5-0 win over Orlando City.
- Replacement ref for Inter Miami match changed after photos of him wearing Inter Miami shirt discoveredThe Professional Referee Organization (PRO) announced referee assignments for Saturday’s match involving Inter Miami and Orlando City, initially listing Guiherme Ceretta as the center referee, but has since replaced Ceretta with Jamie Herrera, according to PRO’s official assignment list. The change was made after it came out on social media that Ceretta had several photos of himself in an Inter Miami kit. The X account MLSRefStats first brought the photos to light. Herrera was initially listed as the fourth official for the match. Ivan Cid Cruz is now the fourth official. “Referee…
- Major League Soccer executives were “pleased with the performance” of the match officials who replaced those represented by the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) for the opening games of the regular season, according to a memo sent by MLS executive vice president Nelson Rodriguez to the MLS board of governors and obtained by The Athletic. The PSRA officials who work MLS games are being locked out in the opening weeks of the season as they seek a new collective bargaining agreement with the Professional Referee Organization (PRO), the MLS-owned entity that manages the…
- The league and the U.S. Soccer Federation announced the new tournament format after months of discussions
- The San Jose Earthquakes are in advanced talks to sign star free agent Carlos Vela, sources briefed on the talks tell The Athletic. Vela is out of contract after six successful seasons with LAFC, in which he scored 93 goals in 188 competitions across all competitions, winning MLS MVP and Golden Boot in 2019 with a league-record 34 goals along with 10 primary assists. He was named to the league’s Best XI three times, won MLS Cup 2022 and the Supporters Shield. Sources say the deal to join the cross-state San Jose Earthquakes is not finalized yet, but that could […]
- Messi has achieved everything in soccer — except this
- Former Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff has signed for Toronto FC. The 23-year-old, who is the brother of Sean Longstaff, has joined the MLS side on a two-year contract with the option of a further year. Toronto head coach, John Herdman, said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Matty to our squad. “His Premier League experience and dynamic playing style will add depth to our midfield and complement our tactical blueprint.” Longstaff hasn’t played a competitive game of football since suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury while on loan at Colchester United in 2022. He…
- Portland Timbers end kit sponsorship with DaBella due to sexual harassment allegations surrounding companyThe Portland Timbers have terminated their corporate sponsorship with DaBella Exteriors, a home improvement services company specializing in roofing and siding, that was the club’s new front-of-shirt sponsor. The announcement came Wednesday on the heels of a report by The Oregonian detailing that the chief executive of DaBella, Donnie McMillan Jr.,is facing a lawsuit that could uncover complaints that he sexually harassed at least three female employees. The lawsuit against DaBella, a company founded in the Portland area, and McMillan Jr., was made public on Feb. 23. The Timbers learned of…
- Major League Soccer will play another weekend of games with replacement referees after representatives from the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) and the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) met in New York City on Wednesday and failed to reach an agreement in an ongoing labor dispute. Following Wednesday’s impasse, PRO notified the PSRA on Friday that a previous week’s contract offer to the officials would remain on the table until midnight on Monday, March 11, adding that if that offer is not accepted and ratified, its next offer to the PSRA would include…
- The United States men’s national team announced on Tuesday night that it will play a friendly against Brazil before their Copa America campaign later this year. The friendly will take place on June 12 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Just announced on TNT: @USMNT to face world power Brazil, Wednesday, June 12, in the second edition of the Allstate Continental Clásico. Coverage from Orlando via TNT and @SportsonMax to kick off at 6:30 pm ET. pic.twitter.com/ZP121Q8tC0 — TNT Sports U.S. PR (@TNTSportsUS) February 28, 2024 The game against the five-time World Cup winners…
- The sporting and competition committee meeting included 13 owners from around the league, plus MLS executives
- An uproar over soccer history and a labor dispute make Messi MLS's ultimate security blanket…for now.
- USL side Birmingham Legion is set to sign U.S. youth national team defender Ramiz Hamouda, according to multiple sources briefed on the deal. Hamouda, 15, had plenty of interest within MLS, as well, but will get his professional career started in the USL. The Sporting Kansas City academy product was not offered a homegrown deal, but the New York Red Bulls offered to trade for his homegrown rights. That deal ultimately did not come off. Other teams including the Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew were interested, the sources said. Hamouda, a left-footed center back, went on trial with the…
- Manchester United assistant coach Eric Ramsay has been announced as the new head coach of Minnesota United. The Athletic broke the news last week that the 32-year-old had agreed a deal to become the MLS club’s new head coach. The Premier League side have now confirmed that Ramsay will leave the club after Manchester United’s Premier League game against Manchester City on March 3. Ramsay told his new club’s website: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining a club with such a strong football culture, a fanatic fan base and a brilliant infrastructure. I’ve spoken to a…
- Neville says he felt at home with Portland from his very first conversation with the club
- Messi scores late equalizer, Sergio Busquets and replacement referee struggle: LA Galaxy 1, Inter Miami 1The LA Galaxy were in control of the game for long stretches of Sunday night visit from Inter Miami, but a late sending off and a later goal from Lionel Messi resulted in a 1-1 draw. Miami’s depth in midfield was once again a concern, but all it took was a little bit of magic between Messi and Jordi Alba to rescue a result and avoid Miami’s first loss of the young season. Messi 🔗 Alba WHAT A GOAL! pic.twitter.com/LuYpsiAb2X — Major League Soccer (@MLS) February 26, 2024 And that’s why Inter Miami is considered one of the favorites in […]
- Former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Súarez each scored two goals as Inter Miami routed Orlando City 5-0 on Saturday.
- Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Jordi Alba faced off against Luis Muriel and Orlando City. Check out the top moments and highlights here!
- Lionel Messi scored back-to-back goals to give Inter Miami a 5-0 lead against Orlando.
- Robert Taylor found the back of the net to give Inter Miami a 3-0 lead over Orlando.
- Luis Suarez scored BACK-TO-BACK goals to give Inter Miami a 2-0 lead against Orlando.
- Luis Suarez scored his first goal in MLS against Orlando to give Inter Miami a 1-0 lead
- After a stunning loss to Mexico, the USWNT remains focused on building for the long-term while competing for titles in the short-term.
- The Saudi Arabian soccer federation revealed the bid slogan "Growing. Together" and a campaign logo of two multi-colored ribbons forming the number 34.
- Lionel Messi and Inter Miami will miss the U.S. Open Cup, but eight MLS teams will enter the 96-team competition.
- The four-year ban imposed on Paul Pogba, who was once the most expensive player in soccer history, that could end his career has shocked the sport.
- These are the locations, stadiums, and host cities for the Euro 2024 tournament.
- The Sounders, Whitecaps and Earthquakes are all celebrating a 50-year milestone during the upcoming 2024 MLS season.
- Here's everything you need to know ahead of the 2024 European Championship.
- Here are the odds for Lionel Messi and Inter Miami's match against Orlando City on Saturday, which can be seen on FOX and the FOX Sports App.
- Star Mohamed Salah injured his hamstring while playing for Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations in January and has only played one full half since then.
- Spain followed up its Women’s World Cup title in August with victory in the inaugural Women’s Nations League on Wednesday.
- The Kansas City Current are preparing to open one of the few stadiums in the world built expressly for a women's sports team.
- A four-year doping ban could end the career Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, who turns 31 next month.
- Alexi Lalas and David Mosse discussed USWNT historic loss to CONCACAF rival Mexico. The guys break down the game and gave their insight into why this loss was troubling on many levels.
- Forster Ajago converted on a GORGEOUS cross to help Nashville SC grab a 2-0 lead over Moca FC
In the heart of New York City, a soccer revolution was brewing. The city that never sleeps was about to witness the rise of a new sporting powerhouse – New York City Football Club (NYCFC). The anticipation was electric as soccer enthusiasts from all corners of the city eagerly awaited the inaugural season of their beloved team.
It all began when a group of passionate investors, led by soccer legends and successful entrepreneurs, came together with a vision to create a world-class soccer team that would proudly represent the city they loved. They knew that New York deserved a team of its own, one that could rival the top clubs of the world.
The iconic sky-blue jerseys were unveiled, and the crest featuring the majestic New York City skyline became a symbol of pride for every New Yorker. The team’s headquarters were set up in the bustling neighborhood of Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River. The stage was set, and the countdown to the first match began.
The day finally arrived when NYCFC would take the field for the first time. The stadium was filled with a sea of blue as fans from all walks of life gathered to witness history in the making. Excitement and anticipation hung thick in the air as the players stepped onto the pitch.
The team was a blend of seasoned international stars and promising local talents, and they were led by a charismatic coach who knew the city’s passion for the sport like the back of his hand. The players felt the weight of expectation on their shoulders, but they also knew that they had the backing of an entire city behind them.
The referee blew the whistle, and the match kicked off with an intensity rarely seen before. NYCFC showcased their attacking flair, weaving intricate passing patterns and unleashing powerful shots on goal. The crowd erupted with every chance created, displaying their unwavering support.
As the season progressed, NYCFC proved to be a formidable force in Major League Soccer. They earned impressive victories against well-established teams, both at home and away. The Yankee Stadium, their temporary home ground, became a fortress where opposing teams feared to tread.
The team’s star striker, a charismatic forward known for his skillful dribbling and lethal finishing, quickly became a fan favorite. His name echoed through the stadium every time he touched the ball, and his goals ignited celebrations that could be heard throughout the city.
Off the field, NYCFC’s impact on the community was just as profound. The team actively engaged in various social initiatives, supporting local schools, organizing youth soccer programs, and working with charitable organizations to give back to the city that embraced them with open arms.
As the playoffs approached, the excitement reached a fever pitch. NYCFC had clinched a spot among the top teams in the league and was on the path to greatness. The city’s soccer fever intensified, with fans adorning their blue scarves and jerseys, filling bars and public spaces to cheer for their team.
In the knockout stages, every match was a rollercoaster of emotions. NYCFC battled through tough encounters, demonstrating resilience and determination in the face of adversity. With each victory, their fanbase grew, uniting New Yorkers from all backgrounds in a shared passion for the beautiful game.
Finally, the day of the MLS Cup arrived. NYCFC had made it to the final, and their opponents were a formidable team with a history of success. The city held its breath as the players took the field at a neutral venue, surrounded by supporters clad in sky blue.
The match was a nail-biting affair, with both teams giving their all. It was a true spectacle of skill, athleticism, and teamwork. As the clock ticked towards the final minutes, NYCFC found themselves trailing by a single goal. The tension was palpable, but the players refused to give up.
In a stunning display of teamwork, NYCFC orchestrated a brilliant counter-attack, culminating in a stunning goal that sent the match into extra time. The stadium erupted in euphoria, and the streets of New York City erupted in celebration.
In the dying moments of extra time, NYCFC’s star striker found himself in a one-on-one situation with the opposing goalkeeper. With nerves of steel, he calmly slotted the ball into the net, sending the crowd into a frenzy of joy.
When the final whistle blew, the scoreline read 3-2 in favor of NYCFC. They had done it. They were champions of Major League Soccer, and the city celebrated like never before. The team had united New Yorkers, transcending differences and bringing the city together in a shared triumph.
The story of NYCFC’s inaugural season became a legend in the annals of New York’s sporting history. Their journey from humble beginnings to MLS champions inspired generations to come, proving that with passion, dedication, and the support of an entire city, anything was possible. And so, the New York City Football Club etched its name in the hearts of New Yorkers, forever entwined with the vibrant spirit of the city that they proudly called home.