Sounders’ Chad Barrett Scores in Opening Minute, Injures Himself Celebrating

The Seattle Sounders' Chad Barrett got his team on the board in the opening minute of Sunday's game against the L.A. Galaxy, but the celebration was short-lived.Barrett scored inside 50 seconds, thanks to a beautiful cross by Erik Friberg. However, during the celebration, he appeared to have pulled his right hamstring.It wasn't really much of a "celebration," as he briefly ran around with his teammates. It was just bad luck.Barrett was subbed out in the fourth minute.[ESPN FC]Read more MLS news on
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Columbus Crew SC Pulls Off Impressive Team Header Drill During Rain Delay

Columbus Crew SC had to wait out a two-plus-hour storm delay before Saturday's match against the LA Galaxy. Instead of just sitting around, the team decided to put its time to good use and attempt the header challenge.Thanks to teamwork and great touches, the Crew pulled it off. Once the ball made it into the bucket, the locker room erupted.The Crew and Galaxy would play to a 1-1 draw once the storm finally passed.[Hector Jimenez]Read more MLS news on
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Sounders Reserve Player Gets Red Card for Kicking Opponent in Groin

Although some red cards are questionable or controversial, there's no doubt that the Seattle Sounders FC 2's Sergio Mota deserved this one.During Thursday's game between the Sounders 2 and the LA Galaxy II, Mota received a straight red card for kicking an opponent in the groin with both of his cleated feet.Ouch. Just ouch.Mota clearly deserved a red card for his actions. Now, he must wait to see if there's any further discipline.[Vine, h/t SB Nation]Read more MLS news on
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LA Galaxy Celebrate Winning MLS Cup with ‘Slip ‘N Slide’ Fun

The Los Angeles Galaxy won the 2014 MLS Cup by pulling out a 2-1 extra-time victory over the New England Revolution on Sunday, so after the game, their celebration needed to be worthy of a championship. It was.The players celebrated the franchise's fifth MLS Cup by turning the locker room into a Slip 'N Slide room. To make it even better, it looks like they used champagne to soak the floor.[MLS]Read more MLS news on
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MLS Teams to Wear Jerseys with Pictures of Fans on Numbers in 2015

Next year, Major League Soccer teams will make sure their season-ticket holders are down on the field with them during games.No, fans won't actually be on the playing field during games. However, pictures of fans will be on player jerseys next season. Season-ticket holders will have the opportunity to submit a photo of themselves to be placed on the numbers on the back of the jerseys.Here's how the "fan numbers" will be put together, via club will make this initiative available to a specific number of qualifying season ticket holders who will be sent an email providing them access to a portal on the club’s website. Those season ticket holders will then be able to select the number (0-9) and the location within that number -- similar to selecting a seat for air travel -- and upload their picture.The special numbers will be worn during the entire month of August next year. Every jersey—home, away and alternate—worn by teams will have the special numbers.Of course, fans will be able to purchase the unique jerseys.This jersey featuring photos of fans has yet to be done by any of the major North American sports leagues. However, a collegiate summer baseball team did ...
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LA Galaxy Dress Players as Hipsters to Push for Portland All-Star Game Votes

The L.A. Galaxy are taking to social media in order to promote their players for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game in Portland, Oregon.The team went for the hipster look by putting its players in flannel and, in the case of Landon Donovan, a lumberjack outfit. (Portland is the home of the Timbers.)Not only did the Galaxy give their players a makeover, but they also put together a fascinating list of facts as to why striker Robbie Keane should play in the game:That list should be enough to convince some fans to send votes Keane's way.[LA Galaxy]Read more MLS news on
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Reigning MLS MVP Uses Landon Donovan’s Record to Mock Jurgen Klinsmann’s Son

This past week was a roller coaster of emotions for Landon Donovan.  On Thursday, the world found out that Donovan had surprisingly been left off the United States' 2014 World Cup roster. Jonathan Klinsmann, son of United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann, used that snub to send out a controversial tweet: Three days later, the L.A. Galaxy star scored the 135th and 136th goals of his Major League Soccer career. The 32-year-old's first goal of the match gave him the most in MLS history. Chicago Fire star Mike Magee—the reigning MLS Most Valuable Player—came up with the perfect response to Donovan's record-setting goal: Magee clearly won that round. [Twitter, h/t USA TODAY's FTW]Read more MLS news on
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Thunderstorm Fills Colorado Rapids’ Stadium with 3 Inches of Hail

Mother Nature has not been kind to Colorado this month. Earlier in May, Coors Field was covered by snow. The weather quickly warmed up and melted the snow. Now, wicked storms have left about three inches of hail at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids. There's still more than a week left in May, so who knows what else Mother Nature has in store for the folks in Colorado. [Twitter]Read more MLS news on
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