Soccer / Football : MLS 2018


Vancouv. 17.4.18
Kamara out for several weeks

The Vancouver Whitecaps will have to pull themselves out of a two-game losing skid without the services of star striker Kei Kamara. Head coach Carl Robinson said Kamara will miss at least the next three Major League Soccer games due to a groin injury. Kamara suffered the injury with about five minutes left in training last Thursday. Venezuelan striker Anthony Blondell, who missed the last game due to concussion, is expected to replace Kamara when the Whitecaps play Sporting Kansas City on the road Friday.

Atlanta 11.4.18
Martinez injured during training

Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez left Wednesday's training session with an apparent injury to his left arm. The 24-year-old Venezuelan stayed on the ground for several minutes after the collision with a teammate. A team spokesman said it's too early for a diagnosis or prognosis. Martinez already has five goals this season.

Montreal 11.4.18
Impact lose midfielder Choiniere

Montreal Impact midfielder David Choiniere will be out five to six months after having surgery on his left ankle. The 21-year-old missed all but three games last season with the same injury. Choiniere has played five Major League Soccer games since joining the Impact in 2016, including one appearance this season.

New York 4.4.18
Duncan out indefinitely

New York defender Kyle Duncan will be sidelined indefinitely with a knee injury. The 20-year-old tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Red Bulls' match against Orlando City on Saturday. Surgery will be done in the coming weeks. Duncan had appeared in all four MLS games this season, recording his first MLS assist.

Dallas 4.4.18
Pomykal undergoes meniscus surgery

Dallas announced Tuesday that midfielder Paxton Pomykal underwent surgery to remove damaged tissue from the meniscus in his right knee. Pomykal, 18, is expected to miss four-to-six weeks. It is unclear exactly when Pomykal damaged his meniscus.

NY City 24.3.18
Ring out 4 weeks with knee injury

New York City announced prior to Saturday's match at the New England Revolution that midfielder Alex Ring is expected to miss four weeks with a right knee injury. Ring picked up the injury while in camp with the Finland national team. He was not in the team nor on the bench for Friday's 0-0 friendly draw against Macedonia.

LA Galaxy 23.3.18
Ibrahimovic joins LA Galaxy

Los Angeles Galaxy have confirmed the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Manchester United agreed to the mutual termination of Ibrahimovic's contract on Thursday, paving the way for the 36-year-old Sweden striker to complete his move to California. Ibrahimovic has made only seven appearances for United this season after suffering a serious knee injury last April. He is the highest profile player to have joined an MLS club since Kaka in 2014.

Eastern Conference
1NY City17105-2-0 (7)
2Atlanta1374-1-1 (6)
3New Eng.1043-1-2 (6)
4Columbus1023-1-3 (7)
5Orlando1013-1-2 (6)
6New York973-0-2 (5)
7Montreal6-62-0-4 (6)
8Philadel.5-31-2-2 (5)
9D.C. Utd.5-41-2-3 (6)
10Chicago4-21-1-3 (5)
11Toronto3-31-0-3 (4)
Western Conference
1Kansas1434-2-1 (7)
2LA Galaxy1003-1-2 (6)
3Vancouv.10-33-1-3 (7)
4Los Ang.913-0-2 (5)
5Dallas942-3-0 (5)
6Colorado842-2-1 (5)
7Real7-82-1-3 (6)
8Minnesota6-42-0-4 (6)
9Houston511-2-2 (5)
10San Jose5-11-2-2 (5)
11Portland5-51-2-3 (6)
12Seattle1-50-1-3 (4)

Last results

16.4Atlanta - NY City2 : 2
15.4D.C. Utd. - Columbus1 : 0
15.4New Eng. - Dallas0 : 1
15.4Kansas - Seattle2 : 2
15.4San Jose - Houston2 : 2
15.4Portland - Minnesota3 : 2
14.4Chicago - LA Galaxy0 : 1
14.4New York - Montreal3 : 1
14.4Colorado - Toronto2 : 0
14.4Philadel. - Orlando0 : 2
14.4Vancouv. - Los Ang.0 : 2
12.4NY City - Real4 : 0

MLS stats

home wins52 %
draws22 %
away wins26 %

League format : Soccer / Football : MLS 2018

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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