Comment and Analysis
Jurgen Klinsmann still feels the pain of the Gold Cup, while DaMarcus Beasley is still a big part of the U.S. plans for October and more notes from D.C.
The defender's loan move to the Black Cats didn't go over well with American soccer fans, but it has the potential to put him on track to fulfill his considerable promise.
Madrid missed out on signing its No. 1 transfer target of the summer by mere minutes - but why did it take so long for both clubs to try and close out a deal?