Comment and Analysis
Though the transfer saga stretched for weeks, the U.S. international says he didn't mind the time off and is ready to lead with New England.
Fabregas on fire, no shots for Van Persie and Lamela lights up Tottenham - Opta's Weekend in Numbers
A draw against Sunderland saw Manchester United make its worst start to a Premier League season since 1992-93, while Chelsea looks like the team to beat.
The Aston Villa goalkeeper's second straight shutout stood out on a weekend that saw several U.S. national team players fail to take the field.