The Canadian-Cascadian side has gone on a scintillating run in recent weeks and beat Seattle to the region's rivalry cup, form which could hurt Portland as well.
Friday, October 17, 2014
D.C. United central defender Steve Birnbaum is enjoying a standout rookie season, and it was his unique path through college that has helped him find early success.
The Argentine has made an instant, electrifying impression on English football, but can he continue to thrill while also leading Manchester United's long-overdue revival?
Goal's resident Mexico expert gives his storylines to watch ahead of this weekend's action south of the border.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The former Bayern Munich president received some long-awaited recognition thanks to the club's supporter group.
The Frenchman has been ruthless with stars like Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil as he plots to avoid the humiliations that wrecked the Gunners' hopes last season.
The Colombia international attacking midfielder swapped Monaco for the Santiago Bernabeu this summer after just one season in Ligue 1. Goal examines how the move is working out.
As the Argentine forward celebrates a decade of fantastic football since making his debut for the Catalan club, Goal takes a look at his standout games for the Blaugrana.
The U.S. advanced past its group in Brazil, but a closer look shows that the World Cup wasn't enough of a success to vindicate Jurgen Klinsmann.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
American soccer fans are used to using British terms in describing the sport, but the Columbus Crew understand the importance of branding for the average fan.
The former Southampton man endured a slow start to life on Merseyside after a preseason injury but is showing signs of the creative power he offers Brendan Rodgers.
Umberto Gandini caused a stir by suggesting that "more important" clubs deserve unmerited European football. His words are just the latest example of Milan's fall from grace.
Jurgen Klinsmann deployed Jermaine Jones at a new position, and the World Cup star's debut in central defense went very well.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The former El Tri defender bemoaned the lack of Mexican-born players in the starting lineups of some Liga MX clubs.
Joachim Low's side has lacked leadership and fitness in its opening Euro 2016 qualifying games and has to rediscover its winning instinct.
The American forward is ready to carry the United States women's team hopes heading into next summer's World Cup in Canada.
The 31-year-old's career has been one of unfulfilled promise, but his recall to the Portugal squad marks his second coming after a revival at Porto.
Andy Gruenebaum, Kevin Ellis and Graham Zusi made the squad after helping Sporting KC clinch a playoff berth.
Monday, October 13, 2014
The German-born coach has made no secret of his disappointment with seeing top American players returning to MLS from Europe.
The Argentine joined the Red Devils for a club record fee in the summer and has already wowed the Premier League in his brief time in England.