10:28 AM EST, Thu January 27, 2022
Sounder At Heart 28 mins ago
Major Link Soccer: Paul Arriola traded to FC Dallas

Major Link Soccer: Paul Arriola traded to FC Dallas

Cincinnati Enquirer-USA TODAY NETWORK The winger moved for at least $2m in allocation money Seattle Louisville City’s latest signing is an intriguing one. 19-year-old Ray Serrano of the Tacoma Defiance, part of the Seattle Sounders system, will be joining Morados for the 2022 season. New Signing – Ray Serrano The NHL’s Seattle Kraken is leading the way with art and youth programs to build Native ties to a sport that traces much of its history to Indigenous peoples. Indigenous focus hits the ice in pro hockey - Indian Country Today MLS The Canadian International...
Waking The Red 39 mins ago
Sebastian Giovinco headlines Toronto FC preseason roster

Sebastian Giovinco headlines Toronto FC preseason roster

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/ The Atomic Ant has been invited to train with the team in California. TORONTO, Canada—Toronto FC’s training camp roster was officially unveiled Thursday morning, and there was a pleasant surprise, as Sebastian Giovinco headlined the club’s 34-player roster. Giovinco has been invited to train with the Reds (meaning no official contract is in place) and has reportedly accepted that invitation. The 35-year-old has made his desire public to return to the Reds this offseason, however, the deterrent has been his asking price and what the club...
Once A Metro 58 mins ago
New Amsterdam owner speaks out on Open Cup and NISA issues

New Amsterdam owner speaks out on Open Cup and NISA issues

New Amsterdam FC lines up before last year’s NISA championship in Detroit. | Photo by Jon DeBoer Laurence Girard lays out some of the context of club’s recently-announced Open Cup absence When US Soccer announced the 103 teams taking part in this year’s U.S. Open Cup there was buzz. The first tournament in two years following pandemic cancellations had a record number of professional teams (71 across five leagues) including three from the state of New York. That wasn’t even including the New York Red Bulls or numerous non-pro teams taking part. However, one...
Sounder At Heart 14 hours ago
Brad Smith appears to be heading to D.C. United in trade

Brad Smith appears to be heading to D.C. United in trade

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Sounders would receive allocation money, but just as importantly a good deal of salary and roster relief. With the Seattle Sounders’ roster virtually bursting at the seams and their salary cap just about maxed out, there was a sense that GM Garth Lagerwey would be looking for a way to find a bit of relief sooner or later. It appears as though he found it in just about as elegant a fashion as possible, with Steven Goff of the Washington Post reporting that the Sounders are close to finalizing a trade to send Brad Smith to D.C. United. D.C....
Sounder At Heart 15 hours ago
OL Reign re-sign Megan Rapinoe, Rose Lavelle

OL Reign re-sign Megan Rapinoe, Rose Lavelle

Photo by Jane Gershovich/ISI Photos/ The U.S. Women’s National Team players return for the 2022 season. OL Reign continue to build out their roster ahead of the 2022 preseason and had two significant signings to announce on Wednesday afternoon. Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle both re-signed with OL Reign, with Rapinoe signing a one-year deal and Lavelle agreeing to a two-year deal that runs through the 2023 season. Rapinoe and Lavelle were previously U.S. Women’s National Team allocated players, which meant U.S. Soccer paid for their salaries in the NWSL and...
Sounder At Heart 17 hours ago
Bethany Balcer signs three-year extension to stay at OL Reign

Bethany Balcer signs three-year extension to stay at OL Reign

Photo by Jane Gershovich/ISI Photos/ Balcer’s contract could see her in Seattle through 2025. Bethany Balcer’s path to becoming a professional soccer player has become a part of Washington state soccer lore. Undrafted despite posting a prolific career at Spring Arbor University, Balcer became the first player from an NAIA school to sign a NWSL contract in 2019. She went on to score six goals and two assists and won that season’s NWSL Rookie of the Year honors. The following season, she signed a three-year contract with the club. Today, the club announced that...
Sounder At Heart 18 hours ago
Lauren Barnes returns to OL Reign for 2022 season

Lauren Barnes returns to OL Reign for 2022 season

Photo by Jane Gershovich/ISI Photos/ The defender enters her 10th year with the club. OL Reign announced today that club captain Lauren Barnes has been signed to a new one-year deal with a one-year option. The left-footed defender has been a staple on the backline, primarily as centerback but also left back, for the last nine seasons. The 2016 NWSL Defender of the Year, Barnes has made the most appearances of any player for the Reign, with 183 across all competitions. During the 2021 season, Barnes made 22 appearances for the club, playing almost 1,900 minutes. She...
Waking The Red 21 hours ago
Preview: Canada kicks off 2022 with a trip to Honduras

Preview: Canada kicks off 2022 with a trip to Honduras

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/ Les Rouges come into the game atop of CONCACAF’s Octagonal. And so, the journey continues. The Canadian men’s national team is back in action for the first time since November as the road to Qatar begins to intensify. Firstly, it is worth noting that Canada can indeed qualify for the 2022 World Cup during THIS WINDOW if: Canada wins all three of their games AND, Mexico or Panama lose all three of their games AND, Jamaica, Costa Rica and El Salvador all finish the window with less than 14 points. Having recorded 16 points from a...
Sounder At Heart 21 hours ago
DeAndre Yedlin is officially available

DeAndre Yedlin is officially available

Photo by Silvia Lore/ The latest rumors suggest he may be going back to England. DeAndre Yedlin is officially back on the market after Galatasaray announced that the Seattle native was no longer with the team. It had been previously reported that Yedlin was going to accept a buyout. Gösterdiğin mücadele ve takımımıza katkıların için teşekkürler Yedlin! Bundan sonraki kariyerinde başarılar dileriz. pic.twitter.com/MGDz2mOlXp— Galatasaray SK (@GalatasaraySK) January 26, 2022 Yedlin ended up spending less than a year in Turkey, making 27...
Sounder At Heart 21 hours ago
Amber Brooks waived by OL Reign

Amber Brooks waived by OL Reign

Defender saw minutes hard to come by and will seek more opportunity elsewhere. OL Reign bid farewell to Amber Brooks on Tuesday, announcing that the defender has been waived to allow her to pursue opportunities for more playing time with another club. Brooks was in her second stint with the Reign, having returned to the club ahead of the 2020 season. “As our squad for the upcoming season evolved it became apparent that opportunities for Amber would be limited this year. After sharing these expectations with Amber, she and I agreed that her best option was a move to another...
Once A Metro Jan 26, 2022
Andrés Reyes to miss 4-6 months with foot injury

Andrés Reyes to miss 4-6 months with foot injury

The Red Bulls will be without Andres Reyes for the bulk of the season. | Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports Colombian center back was pillar of Red Bulls strong defense last year At the dawn of preseason (and more importantly, minutes after an OaM defensive diagnostic hit the streets) the New York Red Bulls are dealing with a new long-term injury to a key center back. On the same week that Aaron Long returned to full training with the Red Bulls after an Achilles injury kept him out for the bulk of last year, it was announced that Andrés Reyes will miss four to six months with...
Sounder At Heart Jan 26, 2022
Major Link Soccer: Roy Hodgson to take over at Watford

Major Link Soccer: Roy Hodgson to take over at Watford

Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/ Derby County in crisis; Eriksen resumes training as he seeks new club. Puget Sound A behind the scenes look at 2022 Preseason. Desert Diary: Daily Journal from preseason in Tucson | Seattle Sounders She was talking about plans after her playing days are over. Wales football star Jess Fishlock says she’s ‘looking into’ a career in politics - Wales Online The former Houston Dash forward talked about her surprise trade out of Texas, why she wanted to go to OL Reign, and what she loved about her time in the Lone Star state. Veronica...
Once A Metro Jan 26, 2022
What is the Red Bulls defense going to look like in 2022?

What is the Red Bulls defense going to look like in 2022?

Aaron Long is finally back — which adds more questions to a Red Bulls team re-tooling for 2022. | Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The return of Aaron Long raises as many questions as answers for a backline that’s already proven formidable Earlier this week, as the team settles into preseason training camp in Florida and the fanbase gets a little restless in the Tri State Area, a bit of welcome news trickled in for the New York Red Bulls. After spending the bulk of the month training with the United States national team before being left off the World Cup...
Waking The Red Jan 26, 2022
How could Canada tactically adjust without Alphonso Davies?

How could Canada tactically adjust without Alphonso Davies?

Sean Pollock l Waking The Red Looking at three potential ways Herdman could adjust CanMNT’s tactics in Davies’ absence. Canada Soccer recently announced that Alphonso Davies will unfortunately miss out on the upcoming 2022 World Cup Qualifying games after his parent club, FC Bayern Munchen, detected signs of mild myocarditis after he contracted COVID-19. Davies constantly draws the attention of multiple defenders and is the only CanMNT player who can single handedly take over and change a game on his own. So how will the CanMNT adjust without its talisman for the...
Mount Royal Soccer Jan 26, 2022
Pantemis Eyes Battle For #1 Spot

Pantemis Eyes Battle For #1 Spot

Thumbs-up! Montreal shot-stopper James Pantemis aims to bounce back in 2022. | Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ 24-year-old keeper aims to reclaim his starting spot between the sticks in 2022. James Pantemis is no stranger to battling for the #1 starting spot at CF Montreal.After spending multiple years in the role of understudy to Evan Bush and Clement Diop, he’s determined to reclaim the starting spot he lost towards the end of last season to Sebastian Breza.It was somewhat of a double-whammy of disappointment for Pantemis. The ‘keeper in possession of the regular...

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