ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUNDERS’ CONCACAF CL HOPES

This is the 14th season the Seattle Sounders have played in MLS. In fully half of those seasons, they’ve qualified for Concacaf Champions League. That’s tied for both the most appearances and best qualification percentage of any team in MLS.


Still, there is a feeling there’s a good deal of unfamiliarity with this continent’s equivalent to the more famous UEFA Champions League. With the Sounders as close as ever to their first finals appearance in this tournament, now seems like as good a time as any to do a quick refresher:
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ANDY POLO SACKED BY TIMBERS

MLS football club Portland Timbers have moved swiftly to terminate the contract of one of their players. Peruvian winger Andy Polo is the player in question and he was sacked by the club on the back of domestic violence allegations against him this week. MLS football outfit Portland Timbers released a statement on their website on Thursday to confirm the contract termination of the winger who joined the MLS football club in 2018.

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Andy Polo featured for Portland Timbers II during the 2018 season before he stepped up to the Portland Timbers first team in the following season. The Peru national team star has been with the first team at Portland Timbers since 2019 till his contract termination this week.
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NYC FC TO BATTLE NEW ENGLAND

New York City (NYC) FC will have to see off New England Revolution if they want to qualify for the Eastern Conference final. The two MLS football teams meet at the start of next week to determinewho will secure a place in the final as far as the Eastern Conference is concerned.

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New England Revolution are the Supporters Shield champions for this year after finishing with the most points in both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference. New England Revolution didn’t have to face the first round of the MLS football playoffs as a result. New England Revolution finished with 12 points more than any other team on the MLS football scene this year. The Supporters Shield champions had 73 points from 34 games and Colorado Rapids had the second most points with 61 points recorded from their 34 matches.
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PORTLAND TIMBERS UNBEATEN RUN EXTENDED

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Portland Timbers have extended their unbeaten run in MLS football to eight games after they avoided defeat against Inter Miami in their latest league outing. Jaroslaw Niezgoda was the hero for Portland Timbers during the MLS football matchup after he came off the bench to score the winner in a 1-0 win over Inter Miami.

Niezgoda scored the only goal of the MLS football clash played on Sunday with seven minutes left on the clock. Continue reading “PORTLAND TIMBERS UNBEATEN RUN EXTENDED”

REVEALED: SHAQIRI HAD OFFERS FROM AMERICAN CLUBS

Liverpool have already confirmed that they have agreed a deal in principle for the transfer of Switzerland international attacking midfielder Xerdan Shaqiri in what will be a chance for the player to revive his career. Shaqiri became out of favor in the sights of Reds manager Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool boss revealed already last season that he feels bad about not being able to give the player as much game time as he deserves to get. Shaqiri’s future at A field became clouded with so much uncertainty that he had to ask the club to allow him to make an exit before the closure of the current summer transfer window.

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Lyon paid a total of £9.5 million to Liverpool to acquire the services of the player from the English Premier League giants after initially having an opening bid of around £6 million rebuffed. The player has since expressed his delight about the move being confirmed and it has now been revealed that he was approached by several clubs in the United States Major League Soccer but he rejected those approaches and decided that he would not be interested in moving to America.
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