Soccer / Football : MLS 2017


Toronto 15.8.17
Hagglund out 6-8 weeks

Toronto defender Nick Hagglund will be out of action for six to eight weeks with a left medial collateral ligament sprain. Hagglund suffered the injury in the first half of Toronto's 4-1 home win over the Portland Timbers on Saturday. Hagglund had torn the same ligament on May 13, and was making just his second start since returning.

Houston 8.8.17
Senderos joins Dynamo

Houston Dynamo have signed former Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos. Houston did not reveal the terms of the contract, but pending his obtainment of a US visa, the 32-year-old Swiss stopper fills their ninth and final international roster spot. After a lengthy spell with Arsenal, Senderos has played for seven clubs since 2008. His last stop was in Glasgow, where he made just three league appearances for Rangers last season.

Kansas 3.8.17
Porter suffers season-ending injury

Sporting Kansas City forward Cameron Porter will be out for the rest of the 2017 season after suffering a broken fibula and ligament damage in his right ankle during training Tuesday. Porter, 24, is scheduled to undergo reconstructive surgery next Tuesday. Porter has made two appearances this season for Sporting KC. He has played eight matches in all competitions since joining the club in July 2016, having spent his first two professional seasons with the Montreal Impact.

New York 29.7.17
Red Bulls sign Muhamed Keita

The New York Red Bulls announced the signing of forward Muhamed Keita from Polish club Lech Poznan. Keita, 26, spent six years with Norwegian club Stromsgodset from 2008-14, scoring 18 goals in 125 appearances, before moving to Lech Poznan. He was loaned back to several clubs in Norway during his three years in Poland. Keita, who will wear No. 10 for the Red Bulls, was born in Gambia but has played for Norway at U21 and U23 level internationally.

LA Galaxy 28.7.17
LA Galaxy fire Onalfo, hire Schmid

The LA Galaxy fired coach Curt Onalfo on Thursday just 20 games into his first season and re-hired veteran coach Sigi Schmid to run the struggling MLS giants. The Galaxy are currently in ninth in the Western Conference and sit in 19th in the overall league table. They're five points behind Vancouver for the West's sixth and final playoff spot. Schmid, 64, is the winningest coach in MLS history, with 254 victories in 17 seasons with the Galaxy, Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders. He has won two MLS Cups ,including one with the Galaxy.

LA Galaxy 28.7.17
LA Galaxy sign Jonathan dos Santos

The LA Galaxy have announced the signing of Mexico international midfielder Jonathan dos Santos from Villarreal. The 27-year-old brother of Galaxy star Giovani dos Santos becomes the franchise's third designated player, along with Romain Alessandrini and Jelle Van Damme, who both signed DP deals before the season.

Dos Santos, who scored two goals with three assists in La Liga last season, previously played with his brother at the Barcelona academy before Giovani signed for Tottenham in 2008. The two were then reunited at Villarreal when Jonathan left Barcelona to join the club in 2014, where his brother had moved a year earlier. Giovani, who is a year older, then left for the Galaxy in 2015.

San Jose 22.7.17
Earthquakes sign Francois Affolter

The San Jose Earthquakes have added another European signing this year, announcing on Friday the signing of Swiss defender Francois Affolter on a multi-year contract, pending receipt of his visa and ITC. The 26-year-old center back joins from Swiss Super League club Luzern, where he was a teammate of current Earthquakes midfielder Jahmir Hyka. Affolter made 116 appearances across all competitions for Luzern in three seasons. Previously, he played for Bundesliga side Werder Bremen and Swiss side Young Boys.

Eastern Conference
1Toronto472213-8-3 (24)
2NY City431213-4-7 (24)
3Chicago411412-5-7 (24)
4New York38512-2-10 (24)
5Atlanta351310-5-7 (22)
6Columbus35-311-2-12 (25)
7Montreal3319-6-8 (23)
8Orlando30-118-6-10 (24)
9Philadel.2918-5-11 (24)
10New Eng.2908-5-10 (23)
11D.C. Utd.19-255-4-15 (24)
Western Conference
1Houston371010-7-7 (24)
2Kansas37109-10-5 (24)
3Seattle37610-7-7 (24)
4Portland37210-7-9 (26)
5Dallas3579-8-5 (22)
6San Jose32-129-5-10 (24)
7Vancouv.3109-4-9 (22)
8Real29-138-5-12 (25)
9LA Galaxy23-106-5-12 (23)
10Colorado22-96-4-12 (22)
11Minnesota22-206-4-13 (23)

Last results

19.8Portland - New York2 : 0
17.8Montreal - Chicago3 : 0
14.8D.C. Utd. - Real0 : 1
13.8Columbus - Chicago3 : 1
13.8New York - Orlando3 : 1
13.8New Eng. - Vancouv.1 : 0
13.8Dallas - Colorado0 : 0
13.8LA Galaxy - NY City0 : 2
13.8Houston - San Jose3 : 0
13.8Toronto - Portland4 : 1
13.8Philadel. - Montreal0 : 3

MLS stats

home wins56 %
draws23 %
away wins22 %

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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