The re-tooled Philadelphia Union will open
their 2014 season on Saturday with a stern test as the club travels to
Providence Park to battle the Portland Timbers.
After an offseason of major overhaul,
D.C. United will open its 2014 campaign on Saturday against Eastern Conference
rivals Columbus Crew at RFK Stadium.
Red Bull New York will look to defend its
MLS Supporters' Shield in 2014, starting with its trip to BC Place to face
Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
The United States women's national
team saw its 42-game unbeaten streak come to an end on Friday with a 1-0
defeat to Sweden in the Algarve Cup.
Count the Colorado Rapids as the
surprise team of 2013. One year later, the Rapids will surprise no one, but
can they repeat last seasons results?
The United States men's national team
sustained a 2-0 defeat to Ukraine on Wednesday in a friendly that was played
Vancouver Whitecaps FC have signed Chilean
midfielder Pedro Morales to a Designated Player contract on Wednesday.
In its six-year MLS history, Seattle
Sounders FC has operated as a model franchise.
There are a number of questions facing
new Chicago Fire head coach Frank Yallop as the season gets set to begin.
The Montreal Impact enter their third
season in Major League Soccer battling against a sophomore slump as well as
the inevitable father time.
For the first time since 2008, Real Salt Lake
will begin the season with someone other than Jason Kreis at the helm.
Aya Miyama scored on a free kick in
the 83rd minute to help Japan claim a 1-1 draw with the United States women's
national team in the opening match of the Algarve Cup for both sides on
Vancouver Whitecaps FC will begin their
fourth season in Major League Soccer with some uncertainty, as a major hole on
the front lines had to be unexpectedly patched.
This time last year head coach Jay Heaps
was entering his second season in charge of the New England Revolution with
the team coming off of a nine-win campaign.
The troubling scenario for reigning
champions of a professional sports league is that there is no room for
improvement, and in a league with so much parity, the likelihood of reaching
the same pinnacle of success in successive seasons is quite slim.