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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

MLS hopes to put 30th team in Charlotte, North Carolina

Major League Soccer will try to reach an agreement for its 30th team to be Charlotte, North Carolina, which could start play as soon as 2021.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

MLS to meet Mexican league counterparts in All-Star Game

Major League Soccer players will meet top Mexican league counterparts at Banc of California Stadium on July 29, ending a 15-year streak of MLS All-Star Games involving European clubs.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Matt Calkins: Twice is nice, but three would mean Sounders dynasty sits on rare throne

If the newest MLS Cup was a living, conscious being, it would have felt neglected Tuesday. The trophy had just found a new home with the Sounders after they beat …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Sounders celebrate MLS Cup title with parade and rally at Seattle Center

Partway through a downtown Sounders victory parade Tuesday afternoon, coach Brian Schmetzer got off the double-decker bus he’d been riding on with players and began high-fiving some of the thousands …


Seattle Sounders put stamp on their first 10 years with second MLS title

As the week progressed, Adrian Hanauer’s appreciation for what was going on with his club and his city was growing. Yet it was only in the final moments, when the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Larry Stone: Sounders have a ‘ridiculous opportunity’ – the chance to win an MLS Cup in front of Seattle fans

For the sporting fans of Seattle, this is a rare and precious opportunity Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Mercer Island native Jordan Morris embraced playing a new position and became a Sounders star

Jordan Morris said the magic words in late July, following a win against defending MLS Cup champion Atlanta United: “I consider myself a winger.”


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Stefan Frei didn’t think the Sounders would be back in the MLS Cup so soon: ‘I can’t believe it’

Sunday marks Stefan Frei’s third MLS Cup final, but it might be his most cherished.


Don Garber touts MLS successes while labor negotiations loom

Whether it’s the increased talent in the league, a highly successful format change for the postseason, or the addition of more expansion teams, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber sees …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Sounders going back to work with MLS Cup looming next Sunday at home

MLS’s new single-elimination playoff bracket took Cristian Roldan back to his childhood.


Sounders sell out MLS Cup final, more than 69,000 expected

The MLS Cup final will be played before one of the largest crowds in league history.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Road Warriors: Toronto heads to MLS Cup, wins 2-1 at Atlanta

Nick DeLeon scored the tiebreaking goal in the 78th minute, Quentin Westberg stuffed a penalty kick and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup title game with a 2-1 victory …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Matt Calkins: Unshakable Sounders stun everybody but themselves in advancing to third MLS Cup final

LAFC had the best regular-season record in Major League Soccer history. It had a supporters section you could hear from the other side of the skyline. It had Jerry West …


Sounders upset league-best LAFC 3-1 to reach MLS Cup final

The Seattle Sounders have advanced to the MLS Cup final for the third time in five years with a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles FC.


Frank de Boer makes a most satisfying comeback with Atlanta United

Frank de Boer never seems to get flustered. The stoic Dutchman can switch from one language to another with ease. He speaks bluntly and rarely betrays any sense of doubt …


Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives no clues about future after playoff loss

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future is unlikely to be known for at least a few weeks now that his season is over.


MLS Cup Playoffs roundup: Los Angeles FC beats LA Galaxy, advance to face Seattle

Carlos Vela scored two goals in the first half and set up Diego Rossi’s tiebreaking goal in the second half, and Los Angeles FC advanced to the MLS Western Conference …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Larry Stone: Yet again, Sounders dig deep and find a way to win in MLS Western Conference semifinal

This was a season that at times looked limitless, and at times looked hopeless.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Sounders advance to Western Conference finals with 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake

Seattle will face Los Angeles FC or the LA Galaxy in the conference final next Tuesday.


Alejandro Pozuelo scores twice, Toronto advances to conference final

Alejandro Pozuelo converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute for his second goal of the game and Toronto FC beat top-seeded New York City FC 2-1 on Wednesday night …


MLS top coach Bob Bradley leads LAFC’s daily quest for greatness

Bob Bradley rocks in his chair under the sizzling Southern California sun and gives an exaggerated New Jersey shoulder shrug. The Los Angeles FC coach can use his entire body …


Earthquakes sign Chris Wondolowski to 1-year deal

The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Major League Soccer all-time leading scorer Chris Wondolowski to a one-year contract.


Sounders’ Jordan Morris hopes comeback season still has more left

The last couple of weeks have felt like a blur for Jordan Morris, even if they’re filled with moments he’ll likely always remember.


Seattle’s Jordan Morris named MLS comeback player of year

Sounders forward Jordan Morris has been voted the MLS comeback player of the year after scoring 10 goals in the regular season in his return from a major knee injury …


David Beckham’s stadium complex for Inter Miami taking shape

Piles of steel sit at one end of the property, waiting to be lifted into place. Workers were going in all directions, some pounding nails into wood, others ready to …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Sacramento joining MLS, will begin play in 2022

Major League Soccer has awarded its 29th franchise to Sacramento. MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the league’s newest team Monday, joined by Mayor Darrell Steinberg and California Gov. Gavin Newsom.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Jordan Morris has hat trick, Sounders outlast Dallas FC 4-3 to advance in MLS playoffs

Jordan Morris scored in the 113th minute to complete a hat trick in the Settle Sounders’ 4-3 extra-time victory over FC Dallas on Saturday in the first round of the …


‘Everybody is watching’: Nico Lodeiro searching for that 2016 feeling as the Sounders begin playoff run

Lodeiro came to Seattle to win championships. But the path to his second MLS Cup is stretching longer than planned.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes playoff debut as chase for MLS Cup begins

Here are some things to know about the first-round matchups:


Atlanta heads into MLS playoffs looking to defend its Cup

It’s been a strange season for Atlanta United. They’ve added more two more cups to their collection. They’ve endured some rather baffling losses. After all that, the defending MLS Cup …