• Will Minnesota United become the worst MLS team of all time?
    SB Nation

    Will Minnesota United become the worst MLS team of all time?

    The Loons are on a blistering pace for futility, and their coach doesn’t have any answers. Minnesota United got ripped apart on Saturday, losing 5-2 to the New England Revolution. When asked how the Loons can improve defensively, manager Adrian Heath didn’t have an answer, per Jonathan Sigal’s story at MLS.

  • MLS commish 'confident' St. Louis will get a team if voters approve stadium funding
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    MLS commish 'confident' St. Louis will get a team if voters approve stadium funding

    ST. LOUIS • Major League Soccer’s commissioner said he’s “confident” St. Louis will get a team in the league’s four-team expansion, if voters approve financing for a stadium Tuesday. “I’m very confident that if we’re able to go forward here, all that energy behind bringing MLS to St. Louis for many many years will be fulfilled,” Garber said Monday at a news conference here. “But we still have work to do.” Garber was referring to the expansion process, which includes bids from St. Louis and 11 other communities around the country. Two of the four new franchises are expected to be announced later this year. Garber appeared in St. Louis a week before city voters will decide on Proposition 2, which

  • Shanghai Shenhua's home stadium catches fire
    Reuters

    Shanghai Shenhua's home stadium catches fire

    The home stadium of China's Shanghai Shenhua football club caught fire early on Tuesday but there were no casualties and the blaze was extinguished by mid-morning, the city government said. The cause of the blaze at the Hongkou Football Stadium was still being investigated, Shanghai city government said on its official microblog. The Chinese Super League team has spent heavily to sign high-profile players in recent months.