December 12, 2020 - 10:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Crew win MLS Cup final, beating defending champion Seattle Sounders 3-0 for second title.
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Final preparations were underway at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, for Saturday's MLS Cup between the Seattle Sounder and Columbus Crew SC. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
December 11, 2020 - 5:38 pm
Having played in three of the previous four MLS Cup finals, the Seattle Sounders know what to expect on this stage. The difference this time around? The opponent won’t be wearing red. “Well, we’re not playing Toronto for one,” Seattle midfielder Cristian Roldan said. “That is a bit strange.” The...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2005, file photo, Sigi Schmid talks to reporters after he was hired to be the head coach of the Columbus Crew MLS soccer team in Columbus, Ohio. Nearly two years after he died, Schmid’s presence and influence is being heavily felt heading into Saturday’s MLS Cup final between Columbus and Seattle. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
December 10, 2020 - 6:31 pm
Before he moved on to the professional ranks, before he became a thorn in the side of the man he wanted to learn from, Caleb Porter was a highly successful college coach at Akron. On occasion, Porter would make the two-hour trip to watch the Columbus Crew practice and see what tidbits he might be...
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November 19, 2020 - 5:39 pm
Soccer fans who are also avid video game players will feel at home with the enhancements Major League Soccer is introducing for the postseason. Most MLS Cup playoff broadcasts will feature a second screen experience featuring data visualization technology, optical player tracking and enhanced...
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Inter Miami players greet fans in the rain after a win over FC Cincinnati in an MLS soccer match Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
November 08, 2020 - 9:47 pm
The path to the MLS Cup will go through Philadelphia after the Union wrapped up the Supporters’ Shield and top seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs on the final day of the MLS regular season on Sunday. The Union got goals from Sergio Santos and Cory Burke to beat New England 2-0 and claim the...
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Fans wearing Seattle Sounders gear pose for a photo with a giant replica of the MLS Cup trophy, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Pike Place Market in Seattle. Toronto FC is scheduled to face the Seattle Sounders on Sunday in the MLS Cup soccer match in Seattle, the third time the two teams will have met for the MLS championship. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 09, 2019 - 4:14 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — When Jordan Morris takes the field in his hometown Sunday it will be a scene he could only imagine as a kid when the Sounders were in their infancy. The team that helped changed the scope of Major League Soccer when it arrived a decade ago will host the MLS Cup final for the first...
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Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley talks to reporters Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, during a news conference in Seattle. Toronto FC will face the Seattle Sounders on Sunday in the MLS Cup soccer match in Seattle, the third time the two teams will have met for the MLS championship. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 08, 2019 - 4:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — When Michael Bradley left Italy and returned to Major League Soccer to join Toronto FC, he was the secondary attraction. Most of the attention was on Toronto's simultaneous acquisition of striker Jermain Defoe. Six seasons later, Defoe is long gone and Bradley is secondary to no one...
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In this Nov. 5, 2019, photo, the MLS Cup trophy is displayed on the roof of the Space Needle with the downtown Seattle in the background. Seattle will host the MLS Cup soccer match Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, as the Seattle Sounders face Toronto FC at CenturyLink Field. Ten years ago, the arrival of the Sounders changed expectations for what an MLS soccer expansion team should look like, and now the soccer-mad city gets a chance to shine hosting the league's championship game for the second time, but the first with the home team playing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 07, 2019 - 2:20 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — As much as his lingering doubts want to convince him otherwise, Adrian Hanauer knows what's about to take place Sunday and the numbers aren't lies. Hanauer is the majority owner of the popular Seattle Sounders but sometimes can't let go of his early struggles with the club. That was...
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In this July 13, 2019, photo, Minnesota United fans chant and hold cup scarves in anticipation of the start of the MLS team's soccer match against FC Dallas in St. Paul, Minn. The first season for Minnesota United at Allianz Field has been a sold-out success. As the Loons prepare for their first MLS playoff game, they'll have their raucous supporters section behind them to help. (Alex Kormann./Star Tribune via AP)
October 18, 2019 - 3:06 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Minnesota United takes the field for the franchise's first match in the MLS playoffs, the Loons will have a stadium full of fired-up fans behind them. If the home team wins, the scene at Allianz Field will briefly become a 19,400-person karaoke bar with the patrons...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019, file photo, D.C. United's Wayne Rooney reacts after putting a shot over top of the Vancouver Whitecaps' goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia. As his Major League Soccer career draws to a close and he prepares to return home, Wayne Rooney would like one more shot at the playoffs stateside. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 19, 2019 - 4:32 pm
As his Major League Soccer career draws to a close and he prepares to return home to England, Wayne Rooney would like one more shot at the playoffs. The longtime Manchester United and English national team striker is in the final regular-season stretch with D.C. United, which is 12-10-9 this season...
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