Soccer / Football : MLS 2017


San Jose 23.6.17
Earthquakes sign Qazaishvili

The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Georgia international midfielder Valeri Qazaishvili to a designated player contract. The 24-year-old moves to San Jose after spending six years with Dutch club Vitesse, though he spent most of last season on loan with Polish side Legia Warsaw, where he made 16 league and cup appearances, scoring one goal. With Vitesse, Qazaishvili made 122 league and cup appearances, scoring 28 goals.

Columbus 22.6.17
Hansen undergoes hernia surgery

Columbus Crew winger Niko Hansen had successfully undergone a hernia operation. Hansen was one of two Crew first-round picks in the 2017 MLS Superdraft, take with the ninth overall selection. The rookie has made three starts this season for a total of 13 appearances. He burst on the scene with a goal in his debut, and has added two assists this year. Hansen is expect to miss the Black & Gold's next three matches against the Montreal Impact, Atlanta United, and Minnesota United. After that, Crew is off for nearly two weeks before returning to action against Eintracht Frankfurt in a friendly match on July 17.

Minnesota 21.6.17
Burch undergoes successful surgery

Minnesota United announced that defender Marc Burch underwent successful bi-lateral sports hernia surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery, with a timetable for return from 8-12 weeks. Burch, acquired via a series of transactions with the Colorado Rapids earlier this season, has started nine games for MNUFC this season, totaling 783 minutes.

Vancouv. 17.6.17
Williams suspended after arrest

Vancouver Whitecaps defender Sheanon Williams has been suspended in the wake of his arrest on assault charges on Tuesday. Williams, a 27-year-old former United States youth international, was taken into custody after an alleged domestic incident and has been banned indefinitely pending league and Vancouver police investigations into the matter, MLS confirmed in a statement on Friday.

Montreal 14.6.17
Oyongo to miss rest of 2017 after surgery

Montreal Impact defender Ambroise Oyongo had surgery today to repair a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee suffered while on national team duty Saturday with Cameroon, the Impact announced Tuesday. He will miss the rest of the 2017 MLS season. In his four-year MLS career, the last three with Impact, Oyongo has established himself as one of the top left backs in the league. He suffered the injury in the 18th minute of Cameroon's 1-0 victory over Morocco in a qualifying match for the African Cup of Nations.

Toronto 7.6.17
Ricketts sidelined with strained hamstring

Toronto forward Tosaint Ricketts will be sidelined for three to four weeks by a hamstring strain suffered last week in a 4-0 defeat of Ottawa in the Canadian Championship semifinals. He left that game in the 34th minute with a tight hamstring and didn't make the game-day roster for a 3-0 loss at New England Saturday.

Real 3.6.17
Sunday Stephen suspended

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Real Salt Lake midfielder Sunday Stephen for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent in the 54th minute of Salt Lake's match against the Houston Dynamo on May 31. Stephen will serve the suspension during RSL's match on Saturday, June 3 against Dallas.

LA Galaxy 2.6.17
Brian Rowe sidelined for 6 to 8 weeks

LA Galaxy starting goalkeeper Brian Rowe will miss 6 to 8 weeks with a groin injury. Rowe, who's in his sixth season with the club, had started seven games and his most recent games have also seen some of his best form - making miraculous saves in road victories over Minnesota and San Jose.

Unfortunately for the Galaxy, backup Clement Diop won't be an option for this weekend's game against DC United. Called up by the Senegal National Team, Diop won't return to Los Angeles until June 11th. That means that Jon Kempin, the third-string goalkeeper, will make his Galaxy debut this weekend.

Eastern Conference
1Toronto351510-5-2 (17)
2Chicago341410-4-3 (17)
3NY City30119-3-5 (17)
4Orlando26-67-5-6 (18)
5Columbus25-18-1-9 (18)
6Atlanta2487-3-7 (17)
7New York23-67-2-8 (17)
8New Eng.2025-5-7 (17)
9Philadel.1915-4-7 (16)
10Montreal18-24-6-5 (15)
11D.C. Utd.18-135-3-9 (17)
Western Conference
1Kansas30108-6-4 (18)
2Dallas2586-7-3 (16)
3Houston2557-4-6 (17)
4Portland2537-4-7 (18)
5San Jose23-36-5-6 (17)
6LA Galaxy2216-4-6 (16)
7Vancouv.2106-3-6 (15)
8Seattle21-55-6-7 (18)
9Minnesota18-145-3-9 (17)
10Real17-205-2-11 (18)
11Colorado16-85-1-10 (16)

Last results

26.6Portland - Seattle2 : 2
25.6Chicago - Orlando4 : 0
25.6Columbus - Montreal4 : 1
25.6LA Galaxy - Kansas1 : 2
25.6San Jose - Real2 : 1
25.6Philadel. - D.C. Utd.1 : 0
25.6Atlanta - Colorado1 : 0
25.6Minnesota - Vancouv.2 : 2
24.6New York - NY City0 : 2
24.6Houston - Dallas1 : 1
24.6Toronto - New Eng.2 : 0

MLS stats

home wins57 %
draws23 %
away wins20 %

League format : Soccer / Football : MLS 2017

MLS awards the regular season winners with the Supporters' Shield and a direct berth in the CONCACAF Champions League, the continental tournament. The MLS post-season tournament involve 12 clubs. The top six teams in points from each conference at the end of the regular season will qualify for the playoffs. The third-place team in each conference will host the sixth seed in one single-elimination game while No. 4 hosts No. 5 in the other. The four conference semifinalists then will be reseeded to ensure the first-place finisher faces off against the lowest-ranked knockout round survivor.

The four Conference Semifinals will be decided by two-game aggregate series, with the lower-seeded team hosts the first game. The winners of those four series advance to the home-and-away, total-goals Conference Championships that will determine the MLS Cup finalists. In this round the lower-seeded team also hosts the first game. The MLS Cup is a single championship match hosted at the home venue of the participating team with a higher regular-season point total.

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