Tag: MLS

Why Attending a Portland Timbers Game is a Must

The rain was relentless. The drops caromed off waterproof jackets, baseball hats and exposed hair. It gently landed on the grass field. It slapped the concrete walkways. Yet, the deluge didn’t disrupt the resounding noise reverberating from the endless sea of green-clad supporters that filled the north end of the stands at Providence Park. The Timbers Army were in full force. Continue reading “Why Attending a Portland Timbers Game is a Must”

How Alcoholism Nearly Wrecked Sebastian Velasquez’s Career

Sebastian Velasquez placed the ball on the white circle of painted Bermuda grass that had carefully been measured 12 yards from goal. Like a combatant preparing for a duel, he took his paces, briskly stepping back six times and slightly off to the right of the ball.

“From community college. Miles Joseph, the assistant coach, found him for head coach Jason Kreis. He could be the hero…” Continue reading “How Alcoholism Nearly Wrecked Sebastian Velasquez’s Career”

No surprises as New York City Football Club announce roster changes

There were no jaws on the floor or heads being scratched on Friday afternoon when New York City Football Club announced their roster changes following the 2015 Major League Soccer campaign.

According to the release, the 2016 contract options on defenders Jeb Brovsky and Kwame Watson-Siriboe and midfielders Ned Grabavoy and Pablo Alvarez were declined.

The contract of midfielder Sebastian Velasquez expired.

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