Thursday, March 5, 2015

MLS, Eurosport Announce Four-Year Broadcast Partnership

Major League Soccer and Eurosport announced Thursday a four-year deal to have the network air all league matches in its European territories, except the United Kingdom, through Eurosport, Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Player, their online subscription service.

The deal includes regular season matches, the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game and all games of the MLS Cup Playoffs, including the championship match.

FC Dallas Unveils New Secondary Jersey During 2015 Jersey Week

Major League Soccer's FC Dallas Thursday released a new version of the alternate jersey as part of the league's 2015 Jersey Week:

Univision Deportes Announce First English-Language Announce Team Among Plans For 2015 MLS Season

Univision Deportes announced Thursday former Major League Soccer and US Men's National Team player Paul Caligiuri will join play-by-play announcer Ramses Sandoval as the English-language announce team on their 36 exclusive Viernes de Futbol, or Friday Night Soccer, in the 2015 season and they can be heard by using the SAP button on your remote or through the online stream at

The season debuts Friday when defending MLS champion LA Galaxy hosts the Chicago Fire at StubHub Center.

The network, entering the first of an eight-season partnership with MLS, will also debut a new Sunday one-hour highlight show, Somos MLS or We Are MLS, beginning this Sunday.

MASL Names 2014-15 All-Rookie Team

The Major Arena Soccer League Thursday announced the 2014-15 All-Rookie Team:

Diego Reynoso - Monterrey Flash

Onua Obasi - Baltimore Blast
Alain Matingou - Missouri Comets

Vini Dantas - Baltimore Blast

Ney Almeida - San Diego Sockers

Gordy Gurson - St. Louis Ambush
Lucas Totti - Oxford City of Texas

Energy Signs Former Arizona United Goalkeeper Newton

USL's OKC Energy FC Wednesday signed goalkeeper Evan Newton, who played last season at Arizona United SC, where he went 10-13-5, had five shutouts, a 1.71 goals against average and a save percentage of .703.

Newton, the 2007 Premier Development League Goalkeeper of the Year with the Hampton Roads Piranhas, was selected seventh overall in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft out of Old Dominion University, but would later be loaned to FC Tampa Bay of the US Soccer Federation's Division 2 Pro League, now the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League.

In 2012, he joined Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes.

Battery Draw To College Of Charleston In USL Preseason Play

USL's Charleston Battery played the College of Charleston to a 1-1 draw Wednesday in preseason play.

Joel Perez put the Chanticleers in the lead in the 65th minute, but the Battery leveled the score in the 85th minute by former Chanticleers player Ricky Garbanzo.

Breakers Sign McCaffrey

The Boston Breakers of the National Women's Soccer League Wednesday signed forward Stephanie McCaffrey, who originally was selected fifth overall out of Boston College by the Chicago Red Stars in the recent College Draft, but was traded to Boston in exchange for Boston's ninth and eleventh overall draft picks.

McCaffrey played the last two seasons with the Breakers College Academy in the Women's Premier Soccer League, scoring a combined 23 goals.

She was invited to attend the January training camp of the US Women's National Team after playing on the US U-23 Women's Team.