After failing to bring Major League Soccer to the Twin Cities state of Minnesota, Real Estate titans Mark Wilf and his brother Zygi together with their cousin Leonard Wilf has joined the franchise bidding team of Nashville.
The Wilfs lost out on the earlier bidding of who gets the nod to join MLS next season as BillMcGuire’s Los Angelessqueaked through MLS board’s scrutiny. The Real Estate moneybags however do not appear to back down from earning a seat at the high boards of an MLS franchise squad and appear to have turned their ship towards the Music City.
Nashville is one of the 12 cities vying for the four spots on the offing from MLS chief Don Garber and his team. In a list that includes Sacramento, Cincinnati, San Diego, Phoenix, San Antonio as well as St. Louis, Detroit, Tampa, Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, N.C., and Indianapolis, bringing franchise soccer to the capital city of Tennessee was always going to be arduous. Continue reading “WILF FAMILY STRENGTHENS NASHVILLE’S MLS FRANCHISE BID”
After having played 18 MLS matches, Colorado Rapids have positioned themselves at the 10th spot of the Western Conference and taking into consideration that there are only 11 teams competing, it´s not the best position to be located in.
Colorado Rapids is a team that during the 2016 season, they managed to secure the 2nd
spot and seeing them dropping into the lower section of the MLS standings is a fairly surprising thing to see.
Something that has recently affected the team of Pablo Maestroni is the large amount of games that they have had to play during the month of June.
Staring from June 3 until June 27, Colorado Rapids had to compete in 6 matches. During that time-lapse of 24 days, the squad of Pablo Maestroni played 6 high-level games which is 1 match every 4 days.
The head coach of Colorado Rapids has recently talked about the burden that it has been to play so much as the 40 year old Argentinean head coach said: Continue reading “Pablo Maestroni hopes his team can get healthy in the break”
Portland Timbers locked horns with Seattle Sounders on May 27 of 2017 in a match that resulted with Sounders claiming a 1-0 triumph and this was the 5th consecutive game which has seen Timbers not being able to secure a victory.
What makes this defeat against Seattle Sounders particularly difficult for Portland Timbers was the fact that the referee denied Timbers on a number of occasions a few penalty decisions which could have completely changed the final scoreboard.
Continue reading “Portland Timber’s experiences it 5th successive winless game”
Fredy Montero is looking forward to facing Seattle once again.
The Vancouver Whitecaps forward will have fond memories of his time at Seattle Sounders. He spent four seasons at the club and became the all-time top scorer in the MLS before leaving the club in 2012. After having spent a lot of time at clubs in China, Portugal, and Colombia, he is once again back in the MLS this season. The forward scored his first goal of the season in the win over LA Galaxy a few weeks ago. However, he has witnessed Vancouver Whitecaps going through a terrible run of form with four defeats in the last five matches across all competitions.
Hence, confidence is not high among the Vancouver Whitecaps ranks. Even then a game against his former club will be a special occasion. Seattle Sounders have recovered from the poor start to the season and are unbeaten in the last four games. Continue reading “Fredy Montero Recalls Fond Memories Ahead of Game against Former Club Seattle”
Garth Lagaway, the general manager of Seattle Sounders has said that he is hopeful of Clint Dempsey’s appearance in the opening of the training camp later this month.
Although, he was thoughtful and cautious about the player’s availability due to the forward’s recovery from an irregular heartbeat.
Last August, Clint Dempsey was put aside due to his ailing health. He later came back to the training ground for a short time in September, but when the symptoms came up again, he went off completely for the rest of the season. Dempsey missed the sounders run to the 2016 MLS cup.
Lagerway assured that Dempsey is having good progress to his health condition, and is showing a great attitude to work so far. Ever since, efforts have been made to get Dempsey ready for the training camp. The Sounders forward was seen training on the side in the days following to the club’s win over Toronto FC in the MLS Cup finals. Continue reading “DEMPSEY’S PRESEASON TRAINING DOUBTFUL”