As the 2014 Goal 50 draws closer, we review some of the big award winners from around the globe over the past 12 months.
Major League Soccer
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Galaxy stuck five past the Revs in a game that saw each side have a player ejected.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Reds have given up the first goal in three straight home matches in July.
English star Jermain Defoe stayed in the Golden Boot race with his 11th strike of the season.
The midfielder rocked a shot from distance to give his side a dramatic win and vital points.
The veteran striker had a goal and an assist in the first minute as the Union overcame their close rival at PPL Park.
Big names pushed aside actual production as fans selected famous stars ahead of the league's statistical leaders.
The in-demand U.S. international hopes to have his club future sorted as soon as possible, with a host of European clubs interested.
New England will try to pull out of a burning tailspin and keep above the red line against a Galaxy team that hasn't lost in nearly two months.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The midweek Eastern Conference meeting pits two teams that appear to be heading in very different directions.
The Union will look to make up ground in the Eastern Conference playoff race by taking three points from the fifth-place Red Bulls.
The Canadian rivals meet for their only MLS regular season match of 2014.
Monday, July 14, 2014
The midfielder joins Frank Yallop's side from Hozerla Uzhhorod in Ukraine.
Two late goals made sure the Sounders extended their lead at the top of the MLS table and claim regional bragging rights over their archrivals.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Germany's World Cup final victory vs. Argentina capped a memorable World Cup that helped provide both a boost and a level to aspire to for American soccer.
A win and two losses for teams above it in the standings was good news for Los Angeles.
Mauro Rosales picked up three assists and Erick Torres continued his impressive scoring form in a comeback road win.
The Impact lost their ninth game of the season after visiting Kansas City took full advantage of a late giveaway.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Sporting scored early and then late to take a win over Montreal, taking advantage of an Impact mistake for the winner.
A strike inside the opening three minutes held firm as Chicago claimed a win over New England.