Revolution hire 5-time MLS Cup champ Bruce Arena as coach

Soccer 05/14/19, 11:30

The New England Revolution have hired five-time MLS Cup winner and former U.S. national coach Bruce Arena as its coach and sports director.Arena succeeds Brad Friedel, who was fired as coach last week, and Michael Burns, the general manager who was dismissed Monday. New England is 3-8-2 and is last ...

Villalba, Gressel score to lead Atlanta past Toronto 2-0

Soccer 05/08/19, 20:14

Hector Villalba and Julian Gressel scored to lead Atlanta United to its third victory in a row, 2-0 over Toronto FC in a matchup of the last two MLS Cup champions Wednesday night.After a sluggish start under new coach Frank de Boer, United (4-3-2) suddenly looks like the team that ...

Mexico’s Liga MX still rules in rivalry with MLS

Sports 03/14/19, 03:03

When the final whistle blew, Atlanta United half-heatedly celebrated a moral victory.That's all they had.The reigning MLS Cup winners were bounced out of the CONCACAF Champions League by Monterrey on Wednesday night, leaving only one U.S.-based team in a tournament that seems certain to add another prize to Mexico's trophy ...

MLS Western Conference preview capsules

Sports 02/28/19, 18:02

A team-by-team look at Major League Soccer for the 2019 season:SEATTLE SOUNDERSCoach: Brian SchmetzerVancouver Whitecaps midfielder Inbeom Hwang, center, of South Korea, runs during MLS soccer practice in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Feb. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)2018 Record: 18-11-5, second in the West, lost in the conference ...

MVP Martinez signs 5-year extension with Atlanta United

Sports 01/16/19, 11:59

Major League Soccer MVP Josef Martinez has signed a five-year contract extension with Atlanta United, ending questions whether might be heading back to Europe after a record season.Atlanta United announced the deal Wednesday, which runs through the 2023 season. No terms were released, but Martinez figured to get a hefty ...

De Boer takes over Atlanta United with big shoes to fill

Soccer 01/14/19, 19:37

Frank de Boer was sacked by Inter Milan after less than three months on the job.He lasted just four Premier League games at Crystal Palace.Now, after two short-lived coaching stints, de Boer has a chance to revive his career with the wildly popular champions of Major League Soccer.The longtime stalwart ...

Dutch player, coach Frank de Boer takes over Atlanta United

Soccer 12/23/18, 14:19

Frank de Boer, who appeared in two World Cups for the Netherlands during an illustrious playing career and went on to capture four straight league titles as Ajax coach, is taking over at Atlanta United.The Major League Soccer champions announced the coaching hire Sunday, with plans for a formal introduction ...

MLS shortens season by month, goes to all-knockout playoffs

Soccer 12/17/18, 15:48

Major League Soccer is shortening its season by a month, going to single-elimination playoffs and scheduling the 2019 MLS Cup final for Nov. 10 in its earliest finish since 2002.The league announced the change Monday and will have an all-knockout postseason in place of a two-leg format for the conference ...

United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta’s 1st title since ’95

Sports 12/08/18, 22:18

Finally, Atlanta has another team it can call champions.Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar scored goals, Brad Guzan came up with a couple of clutch saves and Atlanta United gave the city its first title since 1995 with a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup final Saturday ...

MLS commissioner wants to become more of ‘selling league’

Football 12/07/18, 18:44

The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business.In his annual state of the league address leading up to the MLS Cup final, Don Garber said the transfer deals that sent teenagers Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams to the German Bundesliga should be a ...

Atlanta goes for a rare sports title in MLS Cup final

Football 12/07/18, 17:04

A city that has known plenty of sporting heartbreak is one win from a championship.It sure has been a while.Atlanta hasn't won a major professional title since the Braves captured the 1995 World Series . A 2-year-old soccer team has a chance to end the drought when Atlanta United hosts ...

‘El Tata’ thanks fans for support ahead of Atlanta farewell

Soccer 12/06/18, 15:40

Tata Martino's love affair with Atlanta's soccer fans didn't have to last long to have meaning.On Thursday, Atlanta United's coach expressed his appreciation for the fans' record-breaking support as his team prepared for Saturday's MLS Cup final against the Portland Timbers."First I just want to say thank you to Atlanta ...

Atlanta United, Portland Timbers advance to MLS Cup

Soccer 11/30/18, 00:07

Atlanta United advanced to Major League Soccer's championship match in just its second season, losing to the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Thursday night on a goal in second-half stoppage time but winning the two-match Eastern Conference final by a 3-1 aggregate score.Atlanta will host Portland in the MLS ...

Timbers beat Sporting KC 3-2 to earn MLS Cup trip

Sports 11/30/18, 00:00

Diego Valeri scored a pair of goals, including one in stoppage time, and Portland beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 on Thursday night to advance to MLS Cup for the second time in four years.Sebastian Blanco also scored in the second half for Portland, which didn't even need Valeri's clinching goal. ...

Atlanta reaches MLS final in 2nd year, knocks out Red Bulls

Sports 11/29/18, 21:52

Atlanta United advanced to Major League Soccer's championship match in just its second season, losing to the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Thursday night on a goal in second-half stoppage time but winning the two-match Eastern Conference final by a 3-1 aggregate score.Atlanta will host Portland or Sporting Kansas ...

Red Bulls help surprise high school player with scholarship

Soccer 11/28/18, 03:32

High school junior and soccer player Giovanni Calderon thought he was just going to an interview for a scholarship application. Instead he got a visit from New York Red Bulls defender Aurelien Collin.Collin presented Calderon with a $5,000 college scholarship, tickets to the second leg of the Red Bulls' Eastern ...

Atlanta United routs New York Red Bulls 3-0 in East final

Sports 11/25/18, 22:34

Josef Martinez, Franco Escobar and Hector Villalba scored and Atlanta United blew out the Supporters' Shield-winning New York Red Bulls 3-0 on Sunday in the opening leg of the Eastern Conference final.Atlanta gave itself a huge edge heading into the second leg Thursday night in Harrison, New Jersey. The winner ...

Atlanta United routs New York Red Bulls 3-0 in East final

Sports 11/25/18, 19:38

Josef Martinez, Franco Escobar and Hector Villalba scored and Atlanta United blew out the Supporters' Shield-winning New York Red Bulls 3-0 on Sunday in the opening leg of the Eastern Conference final.Atlanta gave itself a huge edge heading into the second leg Thursday night in Harrison, New Jersey. The winner ...

MLS conference championships open Sunday

Sports 11/24/18, 16:23

The Major League Soccer playoffs re-start on Sunday, with the Portland Timbers hosting Sporting Kansas City and Atlanta United hosting the New York Red Bulls.The two leg conference championships come following a two-week international break.For Atlanta coach Tata Martino, the conference final has added meaning: A shot at the MLS ...

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