Major League Soccer Changes Course On Awarding The Supporters’ Shield (Again)

The top team in this year's Major League Soccer (MLS) regular season will receive the Supporters' Shield after all, in a reversal of an earlier decision, the league said on Friday.

The Supporters' Shield Foundation said last week that awarding the prize "goes against the spirit of the Shield," amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted the season and resulted in fans being barred from stadiums.

But the foundation has reversed the decision after discussions with the MLS Independent Supporters Council.

16-Year-Old Christian Torres’ Late Goal Gives LAFC Draw At Portland Timbers

Christian Torres' 93rd minute goal gave Los Angeles FC a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday night in Portland.

The 16-year-old forward, who entered as a substitute in the 75th minute, scored his first goal of the season, and LAFC stole two points from the Timbers (9-5-4, 31 points).

Toronto FC Manager Blasts Decision Not To Award Supporters’ Shield This Season

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney didn't mince words on Sunday when addressing the decision against presenting the Supporters' Shield this season.

The Supporters' Shield is given annually to the Major League Soccer team with the best regular-season record. The decision against handing out the award was reached by the Supporters' Shield Foundation, which gives out the honor on behalf of the Independent Supporters Council. The award was created by supporters in the formative years of MLS and awarded in 1998 for the first time.

LA Galaxy Reportedly Planning To Replace Schelotto With Robbie Keane

After a dreadful start to their season, the Los Angeles Galaxy will make a change at head coach, according to multiple reports in Ireland.

Former Galaxy standout and Ireland international Robbie Keane will replace Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Galaxy did not refute the reports outright, instead characterizing them as a "rumor."

The Galaxy are in the midst of a six-game losing streak, the most recent coming in a 4-0 thrashing at home by the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday. They are also winless in their last seven games.

Philadelphia Teen Signs With RB Salzburg, Breaks Transfer Record For Homegrown Player

The Philadelphia Union are transferring homegrown midfielder Brenden Aaronson to Austria's FC Red Bull Salzburg after the 2020 MLS season.

The team said the deal announced Friday includes a record transfer fee for a U.S.-based homegrown player — "close to $10 million," according to NBC Sports.

17-Year-Old Caden Clark Scores ANOTHER Stunner For The New York Red Bulls

Caden Clark scored the tying goal in the 77th minute and the visiting New York Red Bulls rallied for a 1-1 draw against league-leading Toronto FC Wednesday night at Rentschler Field in Hartford, Connecticut.

The 17-year-old became the youngest player in MLS history to score in his first two games after entering the game in the 59th minute. Clark leveled the game by releasing a left-footed shot from above the middle of the box that sailed over the diving attempt of Toronto goalkeeper Quentin Westburg. 

Sporting KC’s Erik Hurtado Has Probably Just Won MLS Goal Of The Year

Erik Hurtado's airborne goal lifted Sporting Kansas City past Nashville SC 2-1 Sunday night at Children's Mercy Park in the first match ever between the clubs. Sporting Kansas City is now 10-3-4 in first meetings with expansion sides.

Sporting (9-5-2, 29 points) earned its first three-game winning streak this season. Nashville SC (4-6-6, 18 points) allowed more than one goal for only the sixth time this season.

17-Year-Old Caden Clark Laces 18-Yard Volley Beyond Brad Guzan On MLS Debut

In his MLS debut, 17-year-old Caden Clark scored shortly after halftime to lift the New York Red Bulls to a 1-0 victory over Atlanta United on Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Clark's goal, his fourth in the pros after scoring three times for the New York Red Bulls II of the second-tier USL Championship, came on the match's first shot on target.

What’s Next For Ben Olsen After D.C. United Fired Him As Head Coach?

Ben Olsen will no longer serve as head coach of D.C. United and will likely take up another role in the organisation, the Major League Soccer club said.

Olsen spent 11 seasons with United as a player, winning eight trophies before taking over as head coach in 2010.

MLS Golden Boot Race: Trio Of Young Americans Chasing LAFC’s Diego Rossi

The 2020 MLS regular season is in full swing again following the completion of the MLS is Back Tournament at the Walt Disney World Resort. Everything will look a little different this year with the season cut short and the playoffs expected to begin Nov. 20, so don’t expect the MLS top scorers 2020 and eventual Golden Boot winner to come close to Carlos Vela’s 2019 total of 34 goals or Josef Martínez’s 2018 haul of 31.