The elected officials of Las Vegas City Council are eyeing the decision makers of Major League Soccer (MLS). However, the Council is still deciding whether it should negotiate terms on a deal that will decide on whether there should be the establishment of a venue for soccer. The motive is to make a way for the United Soccer League’s team Las Vegas Lights FC in order to have the team apply and join the MLS. The Council aims to forward a proposal to the commissioner to the MLS Don Garber and the owner of the Soccer League in exchange for the money worth. For this, the FC is ready to convert an area of as much as 62 acres of land from a mere stadium village if it makes the MLS consider its offer better.
The MLS owners in the year 2017 were planning to extend it to as many as four cities. But, the MLS has always had a hard time and their struggles date back to the year of their establishment itself. Initially, when the MLS decided to expand, it did face some problems but found its way out soon enough. The League now wishes to expand itself to six teams and is eyeing the Indianapolis for this particular franchise. The Indianapolis franchise is at present the member of the United Soccer League but wishes to elevate its status and get to be a part of the Major League of Soccer and are ready to offer as many as $112 million to be a part of it.
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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.
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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”