Sporting Kansas City's MLS Cup triumph likely represented the end of Real Salt Lake as we know it, with coach Jason Kreis poised to leave.
Major League Soccer
Monday, December 9, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
A master of showmanship, the Sporting Kansas City center back capped his dominant playoffs with the equalizing goal and winning penalty kick against Real Salt Lake.
The Sporting playmaker paid tribute to the coach that brought him to Kansas City before the season.
The RSL head coach was disappointed to find his team in a disappointingly familiar circumstance: second-best when it really mattered.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen came up with a pair of vital penalty kick saves to lead Sporting KC to an MLS Cup title, his first professional title in 15 years.
The Royals captain feels his team could have done better in the penalty shootout, where four players failed to convert their chances.
Goal measures up the players who were in action during the MLS Cup Final, as Kansas City lifted its second-ever league title.
Sporting Kansas City came back from a second-half deficit, and battled from behind in the penalty shootout, to beat Real Salt Lake in the 2013 MLS Cup Final.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Two small-market clubs with distinctive identities and savvy front offices will play for the MLS title Saturday at Sporting Park.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Sporting KC right back Chance Myers endured a rough first three seasons as a pro, but the former No. 1 pick overcame physical hurdles to become one of the best defenders in MLS.
Goal spoke with Canadian and MLS referee Silviu Petrescu on his life in soccer. He recently reached FIFA's mandatory retirement age.
The former LA Galaxy star had a season to remember after he was traded to Chicago last spring.
Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake boast two of the deepest, most talented squads in MLS, and that didn't happen by accident. They both followed similar paths to success.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Who wants to watch soccer in the rain and the snow? Major League Soccer has a good thing going with a summer schedule, writes Goal's Martin MacMahon.
A day after being named to the league's Best XI, Portland Timbers duo Diego Valeri and Donovan Ricketts each picked up an individual award.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
In his annual state of the league address, MLS commissioner Don Garber identified Miami and Atlanta as front-runners to be the next markets awarded MLS expansion teams.
The MVP front-runners made the star-studded list, which also features the likes of Matt Besler, Tim Cahill and Marco Di Vaio.
Monday, December 2, 2013
The Portland Timbers boss triumphed over his New York Red Bulls counterpart, while New England's Kevin Alston claimed Comeback Player of the Year honors.
With Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake set to play for the MLS Cup, a half-dozen other title contenders are already working to address team needs.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Former MLS star Jeff Cunningham is currently at Hai Phong FC trying to earn a contract and has scored one goal in two friendly matches so far.