SEATTLE (AP) — As the week progressed, Adrian Hanauer's appreciation for what was going on with his club and his city was growing.
Yet it was only in the final moments, when the Seattle...
SEATTLE (AP) — When Jordan Morris takes the field in his hometown Sunday it will be a scene he could only imagine as a kid when the Sounders were in their infancy.
Toronto FC (13-10-11, fourth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (16-10-8, second in the Western Conference during the regular season)
SEATTLE (AP) — When Michael Bradley left Italy and returned to Major League Soccer to join Toronto FC, he was the secondary attraction. Most of the attention was on Toronto's simultaneous...
SEATTLE (AP) — A look at Sunday's MLS Cup final between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders:
SEATTLE (AP) — As much as his lingering doubts want to convince him otherwise, Adrian Hanauer knows what's about to take place Sunday and the numbers aren't lies.
SEATTLE (AP) — Whether it's the increased talent in the league, a highly successful format change for the postseason, or the addition of more expansion teams, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don...
SEATTLE (AP) — The MLS Cup final will be played before one of the largest crowds in league history.
The Seattle Sounders announced Friday that the Nov. 10 final at CenturyLink Field against...
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto FC's season has been a slow boil. Now Greg Vanney's team is starting to sizzle.
And in reaching the MLS Cup for the third time in four years, Toronto is renewing...
ATLANTA (AP) — Toronto FC has turned into the Road Warriors in the MLS playoffs.
One more victory in a tough environment will bring home the championship.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Los Angeles FC had the best regular season in Major League Soccer history, the 2-year-old club had never been this deep in the playoffs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wildly successful expansion team with deep-pocketed celebrity ownership is one win away from the MLS Cup final.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future is unlikely to be known for at least a few weeks now that his season is over.
The Swedish superstar dazzled Major League Soccer with 31 goals...
NEW YORK (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute for his second goal of the game and Toronto FC beat top-seeded New York City FC 2-1 on Wednesday night in the Eastern...
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — The last couple of weeks have felt like a blur for Jordan Morris, even if they're filled with moments he'll likely always remember.
LA Galaxy (16-15-3, fifth in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Minnesota United FC (15-11-8, fourth in the Western Conference during the regular season)
New York Red Bulls (14-14-6, sixth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Philadelphia Union (16-11-7, third in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)
FC Dallas (13-12-9, seventh in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (16-10-8, second in the Western Conference during the regular season)
Portland Timbers (14-13-7, sixth in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Real Salt Lake (16-13-5, third in the Western Conference during the regular season)
New England Revolution (11-11-12, seventh in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Atlanta United FC (18-12-4, second in the Eastern Conference during the regular...
Josef Martinez is back just in time to help Atlanta United try to defend its MLS Cup title.
Martinez twisted his knee in a Sept. 21 game against the San Jose Earthquakes. The reigning league...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — It's been a strange season for Atlanta United.
They've added more two more cups to their collection.
Carlos Vela and LAFC made MLS history on Decision Day.
Vela won the league's Golden Boot award with a hat trick in LAFC's 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Sunday in the team's final...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst will retire after the season, ending a 15-year career in which he was one of the top defenders in Major League Soccer, played in the...
For the first time since 2008, Major League Soccer's championship game will air on ABC.
The league announced Wednesday that this year's MLS Cup will be shown on the network for the 14th time...
ATLANTA (AP) — The players whooped it up. The champagne flowed. In the midst of it all, another trophy sat in the middle of the locker room.
When Atlanta United began play just three seasons...
ATLANTA (AP) — As confetti flew all around, Atlanta United's players bounced up and down in the middle of the field, celebrating with the same passion they showed last December.
ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer has another chance to chip into Mexico's continental dominance.
Reigning MLS Cup champion Atlanta United will host the second annual Campeones Cup on...
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United is back in a familiar spot.
Pressing the attack right from the start, the reigning MLS Cup champions scored a pair of own-goals in the first...
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Three-time MLS defender of the year Chad Marshall announced his retirement due to injury on Wednesday, bringing an end to a 16-year career that included stints with the...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Revolution are turning to one of the most decorated coaches in Major League Soccer to help revive a season and a franchise.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United is starting to resemble the team that won the MLS Cup five months ago.
Hector Villalba and Julian Gressel scored to lead resurgent Atlanta to its third victory...
ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Gressel scored in the 74th minute and Atlanta United beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Saturday night for the defending MLS Cup champion's first home victory of the...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Ezequiel Barco scored in each half and defending MLS Cup champion Atlanta United won for the first time this season, beating the New England Revolution 2-0 on Saturday...
ATLANTA (AP) — When the final whistle blew, Atlanta United half-heatedly celebrated a moral victory.
That's all they had.
The reigning MLS Cup winners were bounced out of the CONCACAF...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville has named Gary Smith head coach for its inaugural Major League Soccer season, sticking with the man currently coaching the franchise's USL team to oversee the...
A team-by-team look at Major League Soccer for the 2019 season:
ATLANTA (AP) — South American player of the year Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez has been acquired by Atlanta United, bolstering a team that won the MLS Cup championship in just its second season.
ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer MVP Josef Martinez kept insisting he was happy with Atlanta United.
He backed it up Wednesday by signing a five-year contract extension with the MLS Cup champion, ending any questions about whether might be looking for another shot in Europe after a record season.
No terms were released on a deal that runs through the 2023 season, but Martinez figured to get a hefty increase over the $1.4 million in guaranteed salary he received last season.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Frank de Boer was sacked by Inter Milan after less than three months on the job.
He lasted just four Premier League games at Crystal Palace.
Now, after two short-lived coaching stints, de Boer has a chance to revive his career with the wildly popular champions of Major League Soccer.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers and defender Liam Ridgewell have mutually parted ways.
Ridgewell played for the Timbers for five seasons and made 97 appearances, all starts. The two-time All-Star was on the Portland team that won the MLS Cup in 2015 and appeared in 13 overall postseason games.
Portland team owner Merritt Paulson called Ridgewell "one of the most important and influential signings in Timbers history."
ATLANTA (AP) — Frank de Boer, who appeared in two World Cups for the Netherlands during an illustrious playing career and went on to capture four straight league titles as Ajax coach, is taking over at Atlanta United.
Major League Soccer is shortening its season by a month, going to single-elimination playoffs and scheduling the 2019 MLS Cup final for Nov. 10 in its earliest finish since 2002.
The league announced the change Monday and will have an all-knockout postseason in place of a two-leg format for the conference semifinals and finals. MLS had started using a two-leg, total-goals format in 2003.
ATLANTA (AP) — The players bounced up and down on a hastily erected stage in the middle of the field, confetti falling all around as they hoisted the championship trophy.
It's a familiar scene at the end of any season.
Only this time, a team from Atlanta was doing the honors .
ATLANTA (AP) — When Atlanta United reached Saturday's MLS Cup final, the 2-year-old soccer team moved to the cusp of a truly rare accomplishment.
The last big league championship in this city was captured on Oct. 28, 1995 , when the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in Game 6 of the World Series.
ATLANTA (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business.
In his annual state of the league address leading up to the MLS Cup final, Don Garber said the transfer deals that sent teenagers Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams to the German Bundesliga should be a model for all clubs.
ATLANTA (AP) — A city that has known plenty of sporting heartbreak is one win from a championship.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tata Martino's love affair with Atlanta's soccer fans didn't have to last long to have meaning.
On Thursday, Atlanta United's coach expressed his appreciation for the fans' record-breaking support as his team prepared for Saturday's MLS Cup final against the Portland Timbers.
"First I just want to say thank you to Atlanta for letting me participate from the very beginning in the birth of this new club," Martino said through a translator.