MLS Cup Final 2016: Toronto vs. Seattle, Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info

Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders FC will meet on Saturday at BMO Field in the 2016 MLS Cup final, as one of the two teams will win its first-ever MLS title.Sounders have come close in the past, winning the Supporters' Shield in 2014, but they face a difficult challenge in Canada, where Toronto have been exceptionally strong all season.Led by the prolific Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto scored a combined 14 goals in the conference semi-finals and finals, sending a clear warning sign to Sounders.Here's everything you need to know about this year's MLS Cup Final.    Date: Saturday, December 10Time: 8 p.m. ET/1 a.m. GMT (Sunday)Venue: BMO Field, TorontoTV Info: Fox Sports (U.S.)Live Stream: Sky Go, Fox Soccer 2Go    PreviewToronto and Seattle have qualified for the MLS Cup final the long way around, finishing the regular season in third and fourth place, respectively. The hosts cruised past Philadelphia Union and New York City FC before beating Montreal Impact in an all-Canadian Eastern Conference final that saw 12 goals in total.Per Arch Bell of ESPN FC, the city is anxious to win a major trophy after coming close in other sports the last few years:It has been 23 years and six weeks since Joe Carter ...
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Arsenal vs. MLS All-Stars Announced for 2016 MLS All-Star Game

Major League Soccer has announced Premier League giants Arsenal as the opponents for the league's All-Star team this summer, with the match set to be played in San Jose, California, on Thursday, July 28. MLS' official Twitter account confirmed the news with a short video: The MLS All-Stars have been taking on foreign guests during the All-Star Game since 2005 and beat Arsenal's fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 last year. It will be the Gunners' first appearance in the All-Star game, joining the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Bayern Munich on the list of teams who have participated. The match will be a part of Arsenal's pre-season tour, and the Gunners will play a second match on American soil against Chivas de Guadalajara in Los Angeles three days later, per the club's official website. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is excited to return to the USA after their visit to the east coast in 2014: Pre-season is a critically important time for us and we are delighted to be going to San Jose and Los Angeles to participate in the 2016 MLS All-Star game and to play Chivas. We have tremendous support across America and enjoyed our visit to New York in the summer of 2014 when we played ...
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MLS Cup 2015: Columbus Crew v Portland Timbers Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info

The Columbus Crew will host the Portland Timbers in the 2015 MLS Cup on Sunday, as the visitors seek their first MLS Cup win and the hosts will try to win the trophy for the first time since 2008. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. ET, and ESPN will carry full TV coverage of the event, with live streams available via the WatchESPN app. Columbus have the experience and raw firepower to blow the Timbers out of the water, but the visitors have momentum on their side after a dominant showing against FC Dallas. Here's everything you need to know about Sunday's final.   Date: Sunday, December 6 Time: 4 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. GMT Venue: Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, Ohio Tickets: Check with TV, Live Stream Info: ESPN, WatchESPN   Preview Columbus and Portland were both underdogs entering the play-offs, but after strong showings in the conference finals, few neutral fans will be upset to see the two sides clash in the MLS Cup. The Crew have been among the top attacking teams all season long, while Portland's balance and crisp passing game should make for an exciting matchup. The Timbers managed to get past FC Dallas without the services of star defender Liam Ridgewell in the return leg, but the captain ...
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Didier Drogba Compares Level of Competition Between MLS, Premier League

Montreal Impact star and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba believes MLS is on its way to becoming one of the top leagues in the world and believes the rough travel schedule makes it a more difficult league to play in than the Premier League.Speaking to Tony Jimenez of Reuters, the 37-year-old striker heaped praise on MLS: It's a different challenge (in the U.S.). People think it's easy to play there. Believe me, it's more difficult than playing in the Premier League because of the travel. You can stay at an airport for three or four hours if you miss your flight, so that is what is really leveling the game. There are not a lot of away wins because when the teams arrive they are tired. There are also some very good players in the league. It's a growing league and I think it's going to be one of the most important and decisive leagues in the world in a few years. Drogba scored an impressive 12 goals in 14 matches during his first season with Montreal after joining the team from Chelsea at the end of the 2014-15 campaign. The Impact qualified for the MLS play-offs and beat rivals Toronto FC in the knockout ...
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Patrick Vieira to New York City FC: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Former Arsenal midfielder and Manchester City reserve manager Patrick Vieira has been appointed as New York City FC's new head coach, signing a three-year contract with the MLS franchise on Monday.   The team confirmed the news on its official website. Club president Tom Glick expressed his delight at bringing the former France international into the club: The open position of head coach at New York City FC has prompted significant interest and I have no doubt that in Patrick, we have one of the most impressive young coaches I have encountered. Patrick’s ability, vision and the respect in which he is held by everyone who works with him, speaks volumes for his character and capacity to succeed. I am excited to work with him and I know the energy he will bring to the role will have a hugely positive impact across the Club. As reported by Mark Booth for City's official website, Vieira is excited to get started: I am delighted to take up the role of Head Coach of New York City FC. To work with this squad, with Claudio Reyna and Rob Vartughian and the fantastic support team that is in place is an exciting prospect for any coach.  I would ...
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Didier Drogba Injury: Updates on Impact Star’s Toe and Return

Didier Drogba's rocky start to his MLS career is set to continue, as the Montreal Impact star will miss the club's rivalry match against Toronto FC with a toe injury. Continue for updates. Toe Injury Keeps Drogba Sidelined Against Toronto Friday, August 28 As reported by Goal's Mike Slane, the 37-year-old striker will miss Saturday's clash with Toronto due to a toe injury, having already sat out Wednesday's Amway Canadian Championship match against the Vancouver Whitecaps.'s Olivier Tremblay confirmed the news. The former Chelsea star joined the MLS side in July but has so far been limited to one cameo appearance, making his debut on Monday against the Philadelphia Union. His showing there was immediately overshadowed by a minor controversy, as he refused to talk to the media, via Goal Canada's Nick Sabetti: Drogba is one of many star players who moved to the MLS during the past season, but while the likes of Andrea Pirlo have already made a significant impact for their new clubs, the Ivorian is yet to do the same. The toe injury shouldn't keep him sidelined for too long, however, with Tremblay reporting the damage is “minor.” Montreal are locked in a tight play-off battle with Toronto and the New England Revolution and would ...
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Robinho Transfer News: Latest Rumours, Speculation on Potential Miami FC Move

Miami FC are reportedly hoping to add Brazilian star Robinho to their squad, aiming to bring the journeyman to the USA at some point in the future.Continue for updates.Miami FC Looking at RobinhoThursday, August 27According to David Amoyal, a translator for Gianluca Di Marzio, Miami FC owners Paolo Maldini and Riccardo Silva are eyeing the 31-year-old, who could join the club from Guangzhou Evergrande.Should he move to the USA, Robinho will have played professional football on four different continents, having started his career in his native Brazil before moving to Europe. He currently plays in the Chinese league.The Brazil international was once regarded as one of the biggest talents in all of football, sealing a move to Real Madrid in 2005 after several successful seasons with Santos. At the time, fans and pundits were in awe of his dribbling skills, and he showed incredible promise making his debut for Los Blancos, via Photos of Football:After a solid first season, injury and inconsistency saw Robinho's status fall at the Bernabeu, and he was forced to come off the bench more often than not. While he was productive when he did see the pitch most of the time, it was clear his ...
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MLS SuperDraft 2015: Complete Round-by-Round Results and Twitter Reaction

The first two rounds of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft took place on Thursday, January 15, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, as the first 42 picks were made. Orlando City SC landed the consensus top prospect with the first overall pick, selecting Connecticut's Cyle Larin. The first round saw a handful of big surprises, including the slide of Washington's Cristian Roldan and Toronto FC's pick of little-known defender Clement Simonin. Here are the full results for the first round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft:  Canada international Larin was widely regarded as the top player available in the draft, and as shared by's Ives Galarcep, Orlando surprised no one by selecting the powerful forward first overall: Larin was not able to attend the event, as he's currently playing for Canada in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. According to ESPN FC's Paul Carr, it marks the first time in MLS history a single school provided two consecutive top picks after UConn's Andre Blake went to the Philadelphia Union first overall in 2014: Roldan was seen as the second-best prospect in the draft, but after a disappointing combine, some pundits warned the pint-sized midfielder could slide on draft day. New York City FC, who have no clear needs ...
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Mix Diskerud to NYCFC: Latest Transfer Details, Comments and Reaction

New York City FC added another high-profile star to their squad on Tuesday, as the MLS franchise announced the arrival of USMNT star Mix Diskerud on a free transfer from Rosenborg. The club broke the news in a video, as shared by the Gothamist's Dan Dickinson: NYCFC Sporting director Claudio Reina commented on the club's latest capture in a statement on their official website: We couldn’t be happier to have Mix coming to play in New York. He’s one of the brightest young talents in US soccer and will be a fantastic addition to our Club and to MLS.  Mix is a dynamic midfielder who will easily fit into the style we want to play here in New York City. He keeps possession well and gets everyone involved with his passing range.  Diskerud tweeted his reaction to a billboard welcoming him to the club on Wednesday: The club didn't announce any contract details, leaving fans and pundits to speculate regarding the length and value of his new deal. However, as Grant Wahl of reported, "Diskerud has not been classified as a Designated Player, leaving one DP spot open on the club's roster​."   Wahl also provided a comment from Diskerud. "For me, it’s huge to come back to the ...
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MLS Expansion Draft 2014 Results: List of Picks for Orlando City FC, NYC FC

The 2014 MLS Expansion Draft took place Wednesday, as new franchises Orlando City FC and New York City FC were given the chance to add 10 players each to start finalizing their rosters for the 2015 MLS season.          Orlando won the right to the first overall pick and selected veteran goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts from the Portland Timbers. New York moved for Real Salt Lake's Ned Grabavoy to add some physicality to its midfield. Below is the full list of selections: TSN's Luke Wileman reports Lovitz' tenure with NYCFC was shortlived: With just three minutes permitted between selections, the pace of this year's draft was furious. Both clubs came in with a clear strategy, and it quickly became clear the mock drafts of numerous pundits were close to spot-on. Ricketts wasn't a particularly flashy selection for Orlando, but the veteran will add a ton of experience to the squad and compete for the starting position from Day 1, as shared by's Darrell Lovell: People had been mocking Grabavoy to New York City for weeks, making for arguably the least surprising selection of the entire draft. The 31-year-old midfielder is a smart and reliable player and should combine well with stars Frank Lampard ...
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