PRO SOCCER NEWS AND RESOURCES FROM UTAH AND BEYOND
- ST. LOUIS – St. Louis CITY SC defeats Houston Dynamo FC 2-1 in the team's opening match of the CONCACAF Champions Cup. Tim Parker opened the scoring i… – MLS St. Louis City SC
- ST. LOUIS – Houston Dynamo FC fell 2-1 on the road to St. Louis CITY SC at CITYPARK tonight in the in the first leg of the Round One matchup of the Co… – MLS Houston Dynamo FC
- Inter Miami CF announced today the Club has exercised its offseason buyout on attacker Corentin Jean.The French attacker will no longer occupy an … – MLS Inter Miami CF
- MIAMI – Inter Miami CF is continuing its goal of elevating fans' experience at its world-class venue, Chase Stadium. As part of its ongoing efforts, t… – MLS Inter Miami CF
- Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) today announced that Europe's leading workwear brand, Engelbert Strauss, Incorporated has joined the Club as the Offi… – MLS Los Angeles FC
- HOUSTON (Feb. 20, 2024) – Houston Dynamo FC signed defender Obafemi Awodesu and midfielder Diego Gonzalez to a short-term loan from Dynamo 2. Both pla… – MLS Houston Dynamo FC
- The Assist: Orlando City SC vs. Cavalry FC – February 21, 2024The Need to Know:Date & Time: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 10 p.m. ETVenue:… – MLS Orlando City SC
- PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today announced a multiyear partnership with 10 Barrel Brewing and Widmer Brothers Brewing, the official craft b… – MLS Portland Timbers
- LOS ANGELES – The LA Galaxy today announced that the club has signed LA Galaxy Academy product Harbor Miller to a three-year contract beginning in 20… – MLS LA Galaxy
- Inter Miami CF is set to kick off the Club's fifth season in the league this Wednesday, Feb. 21, with the team set to host Real Salt Lake for its 2024… – MLS Inter Miami CF
- HERRIMAN, Utah – Real Salt Lake (14-12-8, 50 pts., 5th West MLS last year) kicks off its 2024 regular season – the Club's 20th in Major League Soccer … – MLS Real Salt Lake
- HARRISON, N.J. – New York Red Bulls midfielder Emil Forsberg has been named captain ahead of the 2024 MLS season, the club announced today. Defender S… – MLS New York Red Bulls
- New for the 2024 season, the Rapids are excited to announce a weekly podcast hosted by Jordan Angeli and Drew Moor.Free to watch on Apple TV, the … – MLS Colorado Rapids
- Revolution Open 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup Campaign Wednesday against Panamanian Side CA IndependienteCoclé Province, Panama – The New England Revolution are set to begin the new season with the team's opening match in the 2024 Concacaf Champions … – MLS New England Revolution
- ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City SC has signed midfielder Jeorgio Kocevski to a First Team contract through 2024, with Club options in 2025, 2026 and 2027… – MLS Orlando City SC
- Argentina: Prim B MetroColegiales 0 – 0 Villa DálmineDock Sud 1 – 0 UAI UrquizaFlandria 1 – 0 San Martín BurzacoVilla San Carlos 0 – 0 AcassusoSportivo Italiano 0 – 3 ExcursionistasArgentino Merlo 3 – 0 SacachispasDeportivo Armenio 2 – 0 CañuelasArgentino Quilmes 2 – 1 Los AndesFénix 1 – 1 MidlandGimnasia Mendoza 1 – 1 San TelmoArgentinos Juniors 2 – 1 Independiente RivadaviaUnión 0 – 0 PlatenseBelgrano 4 – 1 SarmientoDefensa y Justicia 1 – 1 Central Córdoba SdEAsia: AFC Champions LeaguePohang Steelers 1 – 1 Jeonbuk MotorsKawasaki Frontale 2 – 4 Shandong TaishanAl Kahrabaa 0 – 2 Al […]
- Argentina: Primera DivisiónBarracas Central 2 – 1 Talleres de CórdobaDeportivo Riestra 1 – 0 Atlético TucumánEstudiantes 2 – 0 Newell's Old BoysLanús 2 – 1 Boca JuniorsAsia: AFC CupAl Nahda 3 – 1 Al RiffaBulgaria: First LeagueLudogorets 3 – 1 Cherno moreSeptemvri Sofia 2 – 1 CSKA 1948 Sofia IIChile: Primera DivisiónAudax Italiano 2 – 3 Deportes IquiqueColombia: Primera AJunior 0 – 1 Deportes TolimaBoyacá Chicó 1 – 0 AlianzaCosta Rica: Primera DivisiónHerediano 2 – 1 GuanacastecaCyprus: 1. DivisionPafos 0 – 0 Nea SalamisDenmark: SuperligaVejle 0 – 0 AGFEgypt: Premier LeagueIsmaily 0 – 0 ZamalekModern Future 2 – 2 Al […]
- Angola: GirabolaDesportivo Lunda-Sul 3 – 1 KabuscorpPetro de Luanda 1 – 0 Desportivo HuílaArgentina: Prim B NacionalSan Martín Tucumán 1 – 2 Ferro Carril OesteArsenal 2 – 0 Deportivo MaipúSan Martín San Juan 2 – 1 Gimnasia JujuyGuillermo Brown 1 – 0 GüemesDeportivo Morón 0 – 4 Defensores de BelgranoGimnasia y Tiro 1 – 0 Atlético RafaelaMitre Santiago d. Estero 1 – 0 Deportivo MadrynEstudiantes Río Cuarto 1 – 2 AtlantaColón 2 – 1 Almirante BrownVélez Sarsfield 1 – 0 HuracánRosario Central 2 – 1 Gimnasia La PlataInstituto 0 – 2 IndependienteRiver Plate 1 – 1 BanfieldAustralia: A-LeagueMacarthur 1 – […]
- Will Inter Miami make the postseason? Is this the year Thiago Almada breaks the MLS transfer record?
- Dest, Tillman and Pepi speak to The Athletic about their hopes for an unbeaten season at PSV – and featuring at the World Cup
- Former Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch says he wants to manage in the Premier League again. The American has been without a job since being sacked as Leeds United head coach in February 2023. Despite being previously linked to Southampton and Leicester City, the 50-year-old has yet to take up a new managerial role since leaving Elland Road, but hopes to return to the top flight in the future. Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: “I love the Premier League and I love the power of what the league means globally, but honestly the true answer is I want […]
- When D.C. United opens its season on Saturday against the New England Revolution, it will do so with less fanfare than normal. Four of United’s officially-recognized supporters’ groups — District Ultras, Rose Room Collective, 202 Unique and Buzzard Point Social — are planning a four-match protest at the onset of United’s season in response to the club’s preseason visit to Saudi Arabia. A fifth, unsanctioned group, La Banda del Distrito, has also joined in. “D.C. United Supporter Groups will not be providing organized support for the first four matches in protest of the club’s…
- Lionel Messi has attempted to once again explain his absence from a friendly in Hong Kong after being accused of a “deliberate and calculated snub” by not playing. The Hong Kong government said it was “extremely disappointed” by Messi’s failure to play in a game between Inter Miami and the Hong Kong XI earlier this month and demanded an explanation from event organisers. Head coach Tata Martino later claimed the decision not to play the 36-year-old was due to an ongoing injury for his star player but the situation escalated further when he did feature against Vissel Kobe in Japan…
- Minnesota United is nearing a deal to appoint Manchester United assistant coach Eric Ramsay as their new manager, sources briefed on the deal tell The Athletic. The deal isn’t quite done or signed yet, as Ramsay remains under contract with United, but all parties are working on it. At 32 years old, Ramsay, who is highly rated in the English game, will be the youngest head coach in MLS this season by a wide margin. NYCFC’s Nick Cushing, at 39, is the second youngest. Ramsay will also become the youngest full-time head coach in MLS history (Yoann Damet was FC […]
- The Professional Referees Organization (PRO) has a plan in place ready to be executed for exactly who will be MLS’ replacement referees with the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) locked out, sources briefed on the plan tell The Athletic. PRO has commitments from a total of 66 officials, according to those sources. Of those, 26 can be assigned as a center referee or fourth official and 29 can be an assistant referee. GO DEEPERMLS referees set for lockout after union votes against tentative CBA Additionally, PRO general manager Mark Geiger will be available as a video assistant…
- The Professional Referees Organization (PRO) will lock out the MLS referees, effective 12 a.m. ET on February 18, PRO announced Saturday. The news comes shortly after the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA), the labor union representing professional referees in North America and Canada, announced its membership overwhelmingly voted to reject its leadership’s tentative agreement with PRO for a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) via a vote of 95.8 per cent “no.” Inter Miami hosts Real Salt Lake on Wednesday to kick off the MLS season. Barring drastic changes over the…
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- Premier League live news and scores: Manchester United latest updates; Arsenal, Liverpool reaction and moreUpdates from across the Premier League, plus news from across MLS, WSL and Europe
- Inter Miami is finalizing a deal to transfer midfielder Gregore to Brazilian club Botafogo, sources briefed on the deal tell The Athletic. Globo first reported the move. The Brazilian outlet also reported that the fee is around $2.8 million. Gregore was not in the matchday squad for Miami on Thursday against Newell’s. The deal comes after The Athletic reported Inter Miami needed to shed salary and/or add allocation money to be cap compliant before roster compliance day on Tuesday. “Based on very recent conversations with (Miami) in the last 24 hours, they will be compliant and are…
- Messi was supposed to create a new fanbase for Inter Miami in China. Instead, a game in Hong Kong created a diplomatic incident
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- San Jose, LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers each expect to add DPs soon, while Emil Forsberg looks to make an instant impact.
- MLS side FC Dallas and Portuguese club Benfica have announced a “talent development partnership” between the two teams. Benfica have one of world football’s most prestigious academies which has recently developed players including Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix, Ruben Dias, Renato Sanches and Joao Cancelo, among others. Dallas, meanwhile, have one of the most prolific academies in the U.S., with the 37 graduates who have signed for the first-team squad more than any other MLS club. Benfica and Dallas previously did business earlier this month, with Croatia international Petar…
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- Inter Miami are finalizing the transfer of Federico Redondo from Argentinos Juniors. The MLS club are close to reaching an agreement that will see the 21-year-old move to Miami. Redondo is expected to serve as a season-ending injury replacement under the under-22 initiative for Inter Miami midfielder Facundo Farias, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a pre-season opener against El Salvador in January. Earlier this week, Argentinos Juniors president Cristian Malaspina said: “An improved formal offer came from Inter Miami for Redondo. “If the offer is close to what…
- How the Champions League and the rest of elite football might have looked if players had to name six homegrown players in an XI
- The winter window was quiet, but summer could see some significant departures from MLS
- The United States women's national team started the inaugural CONCACAF W Gold Cup just how they wanted: with a 5-0 win over the Dominican Republic on Tuesday night.
- Here are three quick takeaways from Tuesday’s Champions League round of 16 games.
- Erling Haaland scores to bring Man City one point behind first-place Liverpool in Premier League title raceErling Haaland came to Manchester City's rescue with a 71st-minute goal to clinch a 1-0 win over Brentford in the Premier League.
- Manchester United says British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has completed his purchase of a minority stake in the club.
- Three things to know before the CONCACAF W Gold Cup, the USWNT's first major tournament since the World Cup.
- When his first full season in MLS begins on Wednesday, Lionel Messi's matches with Inter Miami will once again be destination viewing for soccer fans in the United States and around the world.
- USWNT rising star forward Mia Fishel sustained a torn ACL during training on Monday. Veteran Alex Morgan will replace her on the CONCACAF W Gold Cup roster.
- For all the big money splashes made by teams from the Saudi Pro League, Lionel Messi’s switch to Inter Miami, and Man City’s pricey acquisitions, this is the move of all moves.
- German soccer hero Andreas Brehme died of cardiac arrest at the age of 63. "German football owes him a lot," German soccer federation president Bernd Neuendorf said.
- Alexi Lalas, David Mosse, and special guest Stu Holden discussed if MLS is relying too heavily on the Lionel Messi/Inter Miami brand name at the detriment of other teams and players. Check out their responses!
- Alexi Lalas, David Mosse, and special guest Stu Holden layout their contenders, pretenders, and dark horse candidates this season for MLS Cup.
- Messi Mania returns to Major League Soccer as Lionel Messi embarks on his first full season with Inter Miami.
- Dan Ashworth has been a key figure working in the shadows in English soccer for more than a decade.
- Kylian Mbappé’s dream of playing for Real Madrid appears to be closer to becoming a reality after he told PSG he wouldn't be returning last week.
- Big wins for Liverpool and Arsenal feel even bigger after Man City lost ground in the race for the English Premier League title.
- MLS will lock out refs after its union rejected a tentative contract, putting Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami on track to open the season with replacement officials.
- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah could play in the Premier League on Saturday after missing a month with a hamstring injury
- USWNT co-captain Lindsey Horan apologized Thursday for recent comments she made saying that most American soccer fans "aren't smart."
- Once considered an afterthought in Britain's sports calendar, the Super Bowl is picking up steam and there's no reason to believe it's going to slow down.
- Kylian Mbappé, who has consistently been linked with Real Madrid, has reportedly told PSG he's leaving at the end of the season.
From the Rocky Mountains to the Pitch: Utah’s MLS Soccer Revolution
Nestled within the majestic embrace of the Rocky Mountains, Utah has forged a unique path in the world of sports. Beyond the ski slopes and rugged landscapes, a vibrant soccer scene has taken root, and Major League Soccer (MLS) teams have transformed the Beehive State into a hotbed of soccer excitement. From the passionate fan culture to the stunning matches played against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty, Utah’s MLS soccer revolution has captured the hearts of locals and beyond.
Real Salt Lake (RSL), founded in 2004, was Utah’s introduction to MLS soccer. With their debut season in 2005, the team quickly became a focal point of excitement and pride for the state. RSL’s storied journey culminated in 2009 when they claimed the MLS Cup, etching their name in history as one of the league’s champions. Their victory showcased Utah’s potential as a soccer hub and set the stage for a soccer revolution.
Nestled in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains, Rio Tinto Stadium stands as the epicenter of soccer in Utah. The state-of-the-art facility hosts both RSL matches and the Utah Royals FC, creating a fervent atmosphere that resonates with the passionate fans. The stadium’s panoramic views, framed by the mountains, offer a breathtaking backdrop to the excitement on the pitch.
Utah Royals FC, established in 2017, has become a beacon of empowerment in the realm of women’s soccer. As part of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the team has brought top-tier women’s soccer to Utah, inspiring young athletes and solidifying the state’s position as a soccer stronghold for all genders.
Utah’s soccer fervor is embodied by its dedicated fan base. The “Riot” and the “Royal Court” bring their energy and creativity to the stadiums, painting a vibrant picture of unwavering support. From the booming drumbeats to the colorful displays, the fans’ devotion elevates the atmosphere to an unforgettable crescendo, giving life to unique traditions that resonate with the heart of Utah.
Soccer rivalries are the stuff of legend, and Utah’s MLS scene is no exception. The Rocky Mountain Cup, a rivalry match between RSL and the Colorado Rapids, is a showcase of intense competition and regional pride. The annual battle for supremacy embodies the passion that Utah soccer fans bring to the stands and amplifies the state’s reputation as a soccer hotbed.
Beyond the field, Utah’s MLS teams are making a difference in the community. Initiatives aimed at youth development, social causes, and local engagement showcase the teams’ commitment to giving back. By leveraging soccer as a platform for positive change, Utah’s teams are creating a legacy that extends far beyond the pitch.
As the Rocky Mountains stand unwavering against the passage of time, Utah’s soccer story continues to unfold. From the highs of victory to the lows of defeat, the passion for soccer in the state burns brightly. With each match, each goal, and each fan chant, Utah’s MLS soccer revolution roars like an echo among the peaks, reminding the world that the beautiful game has found a worthy home in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.