MLS Commissioner, Don Garber (Photo: MLS)
As is traditional, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber gave a big interview at the MLS All Star Game on Wednesday night, and in it gave San Antonio Soccer fans cause for concern by not mentioning San Antonio by name, and suggesting that MLS would not expand further than 28 teams.
One thing that is always asked of Garber at any such fan Q&A event is expansion, and it came up very early, with the first several questions relating to it. That allowed Garber a chance to clarify the expansion plans, and to scare San Antonio soccer fans.
Houston Dynamo announced a unique ticketing system on Tuesday which will allow their ticket holders to upgrade their seats at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The new ticketing system comes through an agreement with ticketing platform PogoSeat which will allow the change. The system will now allow fans to upgrade their seats, even after they have entered the stadium.
Vancouver score their fourth (Photo: Vancouver Whitecaps)
FC Dallas had a shocking night on Saturday as they fell to a heavy 4-0 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps at Toyota Stadium .
The result was the first time that Vancouver managed to defeat FC Dallas in eight matches in Frisco, and did so in convincing fashion. It was also only the second time FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja had lost a match in July since joining the club.
Three Houston Dash players all played in one match in the Tournament of Nations as Brazil took on the United States in a big match in San Diego on Sunday night.
It was a phenomenal match, with seven goals as the United States managed three late goals to come from behind for a 4-3 win. The result leaves the United States in contention for the title, but they will need Brazil to do them a favor in the final match day, a Brazil team that is now eliminated from contention.
Wilmer Cabrera and Ricardo Clark celebrate (Photo: MLS)
A late goal has seen Houston Dynamo salvage a 2-2 draw and remain undefeated at home at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday evening.
A free-kick was swung in to the box by Memo Rodriguez in the 81st minute, finding Juan Cabezas on the run. Cabezas was able to nod his head down, bouncing the ball past the keeper and in to the back of the net to salvage a point.
San Antonio FC needed a penalty six minutes from time to claim a 1-0 win over Phoenix Rising in an end-to-end match at Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex on Saturday night.
In the 84th minute a controversial call was made as Josh Cohen was called for a penalty after clattering in to Cesar Elizondo, in what seemed a 50/50 challenge. That allowed Rafael Castillo to step up and bury the chance sending Cohen the wrong way.
Match Details: Phoenix Rising v San Antonio FC, Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex, Scottsdale, AZ. Saturday July 29th 2017 8pm MST (10pm CST)
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The Tournament of Nations got underway on Thursday night in Seattle, with five players from Houston Dash in action through the two matches.
Bruna Benites and Andressinha both saw time for Brazil in their 1-1 draw with Japan to kick off the tournament in an exciting match. Benites came on at half-time and saw 45 minutes of action, while Andressinha played the full 90.
Denise O’Sullivan (Photo: Houston Dash)
Houston Dash has waived Irish International Denise O’Sullivan, the club announced on Wednesday, bringing their current roster to 18.
O’Sullivan played 11 matches for Houston in the 2017 season managing one assist in the match against Washington Spirit on April 29th, one year on from making her debut for the club.
Former San Antonio Scorpions forward, Omar Cummings announced his retirement from professional soccer on Sunday in an FC Cincinnatti press release.
Cummings played his last professional soccer game on Monday nightwhen FC Cincinnati played Valencia in a midseason friendly. He received aspecial tribute at half-time, but will remain with the club, moving to a front office role with FC Cincinnati with the youth academy.