MLS Eastern Conference - the best personalized free web-based Email en en MLS Eastern Conference Roof construction delays Mercedes Benz Stadium opening ATLANTA (AP) — The planned opening of the $1.5 billion Mercedes Benz Stadium has been delayed by ongoing roof construction. Steve Cannon, the CEO of Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank's businesses, said Tuesday the delay is a "timeline" issue. He insisted there is no concern about how the roof will work. "Yes, we have... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:24:00 GMT 2017-04-18T18:24:00Z Jon Seda stays on right side of law in 'Chicago Justice' LOS ANGELES (AP) — Think back on standout modern TV dramas and "Homicide: Life on the Street," ''Oz," ''The Pacific" and "Treme" easily come to mind. Jon Seda was part of them all, a testament to the actor and the career he's built. Credit the appealing warmth he brings to roles, his confident physicality and the strict work ethic he traces back to his brief but influential ... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:19:00 GMT 2017-03-03T21:19:00Z Atlanta debuts in MLS at stadium known for college football ATLANTA (AP) — Goals sit at each end of Bobby Dodd Stadium — only these come with nets, not uprights. A worker unwinds a tape measure in what is normally the end zone, measuring off the last bits of the larger field that need to be painted for Atlanta United's very first game. The oldest stadium in major college football is getting a makeover. It's time t... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:26:00 GMT 2017-03-03T08:26:00Z Morris' goal leads US over Jamaica 1-0, giving Arena win CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan Morris ended the U.S. scoring drought, gave Bruce Arena his first national team win in more than a decade and put himself in a position to make the roster for games that count. Morris scored in the 59th minute, and the United States beat Jamaica 1-0 in an exhibition Friday night to give Arena the first win of his second st... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 04:54:00 GMT 2017-02-04T04:54:00Z A+E buys stake in NWSL, will televise games on Lifetime NEW YORK (AP) — A+E Networks has bought a stake in the National Women's Soccer League and will broadcast a game each weekend on the Lifetime network. "It's not a network that's sports related, but it's a network that's women's related," A+E Networks President Nancy Dubuc said Thursday after a news conference attended by several players. "If you look at the coverage of female... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:41:00 GMT 2017-02-02T22:41:00Z Falcons arrive for 1st Super Bowl appearance since 1999 HOUSTON (AP) — They're here. Well, at least one team playing in the Super Bowl has arrived in Houston. The Atlanta Falcons, making their first appearance in the NFL championship game since 1999 and second overall, arrived Sunday afternoon to little fanfare at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. That was quite the co... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 22:04:00 GMT 2017-01-29T22:04:00Z Benny Feilhaber among US vets getting 2nd chance under Arena CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Only a year ago, Benny Feilhaber thought he had no chance to get back in the good graces of Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. national team. So the frustrated Sporting Kansas City midfielder let them have it, sharply criticizing Klinsmann's player selection in an unusual moment of bridge-burning candor for a frustrated veteran athlete. ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-01-28T21:47:00Z Man United into League Cup final despite 2-1 loss to Hull HULL, England (AP) — Manchester United reached the English League Cup final despite surrendering its 17-match unbeaten record with a 2-1 loss to Hull in the second leg of their semifinal on Thursday. United, which won the first leg 2-0, advanced with a 3-2 win on aggregate and will play Southampton in the final at Wembley Stadium on Feb. 26. ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:30:00 GMT 2017-01-26T22:30:00Z Broadcaster Tommy Smyth leaving ESPN after 25 years BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Soccer broadcaster Tommy Smyth is leaving ESPN after a quarter-century. The network said Thursday that Smyth is leaving to call Philadelphia Union games with JP Dellacamera. Smyth's final ESPN telecast was Wednesday. He began at the network in 1992, calling a Brazilian Paulista league match between Guarani and Sant... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:18:00 GMT 2017-01-26T16:18:00Z Falcons head to Super Bowl after blowing out Packers 44-21 ATLANTA (AP) — While the raucous beats of "Welcome To Atlanta" blared through the Georgia Dome, the Falcons partied like it was 1999. How appropriate. That was the last time they made it to the Super Bowl. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones teamed up for another dynamic performance, leading the Falcons to the big game for only... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:26:00 GMT 2017-01-23T07:26:00Z Packers-Falcons NFC matchup expected to produce big offense FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The high-scoring offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers appear poised to provide a memorable send-off for the Georgia Dome. Factor in the teams' leaky defenses, and Sunday's NFC championship game could surge past the unusually high over/under of 60½ points set by the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:28:00 GMT 2017-01-18T00:28:00Z Falcons: Julio Jones will be ready to go in NFC championship FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Don't fret, Atlanta Falcons fans. Julio Jones will be ready to go in the NFC championship game. Coach Dan Quinn insisted Monday that his All-Pro receiver will be in the lineup when the Falcons play for a spot in the Super Bowl against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, despite a lingering foot injury that limited Jones in the second half of a... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:48:00 GMT 2017-01-16T22:48:00Z Falcons hope for 1 more game at Georgia Dome _ for NFC title ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons might get one more game at the Georgia Dome. No matter what, they're heading into rare territory. The Falcons advanced to the NFC championship game for only the fourth time in their 51-year history, cruising past the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in a divisional game Saturday. Matt Ryan thr... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:57:00 GMT 2017-01-15T07:57:00Z Ryan leads Falcons to NFC title game, beating Seattle 36-20 ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan hardly resembled a quarterback who can't win the big games. No, this looked more like an MVP. Returning to the postseason for the first time in four years, Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Atlanta Falcons past the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in the divisional round Saturday. ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 02:47:00 GMT 2017-01-15T02:47:00Z NFL's divisional round has a familiar feel this time NEW YORK (AP) — The divisional round of the NFL playoffs has a familiar feel. All four of the matchups this weekend are rematches of regular-season games from this season. And Saturday's games feature coaches going against their former teams. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn spent four seasons with Seattle, including the 2013 and '14 seasons as ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:35:00 GMT 2017-01-14T01:35:00Z Thomas scores 38, Celtics pull away to beat Wizards 117-108 BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas was good for three quarters and nearly unstoppable in the fourth. Thomas scored 20 of his 38 points in the final period and the Boston Celtics pulled away late for a 117-108 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. The Celtics won for the fifth time in six games and ended Washington's three-game wi... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:38:00 GMT 2017-01-12T05:38:00Z Rooney equals record as United beats Reading 4-0 in FA Cup LONDON (AP) — Wayne Rooney stands one goal away from becoming Manchester United's outright record goal-scorer after equaling club great Bobby Charlton's mark of 249 on Saturday. With the 79-year-old Charlton watching from the stands, Rooney guided in Juan Mata's cross after seven minutes as the defending FA Cup champion swept aside second-tier Reading 4-0 in the third round.... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 19:45:00 GMT 2017-01-07T19:45:00Z Seattle wins MLS Cup, beating Toronto on penalty kicks TORONTO (AP) — As homecomings go, the MLS Cup final is going to be hard to beat for Seattle's Stefan Frei. Frei made critical saves in regulation and then again in the penalty-kick shootout to help the Sounders win their first championship with a 5-4 victory in the tiebreaker against Toronto FC on Saturday night. The Swiss goalkeeper, w... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 06:17:00 GMT 2016-12-11T06:17:00Z Taylor Kinney helps 'Chicago Fire' celebrate a milestone NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's "Chicago Fire," about firefighters and EMTs at the Chicago Fire Department, took a beat to find its footing, but is now the tent pole of a growing Dick Wolf franchise that includes "Chicago P.D.," ''Chicago Med" and the upcoming "Chicago Justice." Taylor Kinney, who plays Lieutenant Kelly Severide, is helping the series mark its 100t... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:51:00 GMT 2016-12-06T19:51:00Z