If everything had worked out differently, the striker might be playing for Stoke City. Instead, he muddled through a difficult 2014 to return to the U.S. team.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
A number of players had faced - at least - questions over their Old Trafford futures in recent months but have all combined to move United towards the UCL, says Greg Stobart.
Sunday's 3-0 win over Fiorentina came as a timely boost for the quarterfinal first leg in Wolfsburg, which is the Spanish coach's only concern this season, says Kris Voakes.
Jose Mourinho's men are marching rather than romping to a first Premier League title since 2010 but they are the best team in the land and have room to grow, says Liam Twomey.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
The New York Red Bulls overcame a two-goal deficit to earn a point on the road against rival D.C. United.
Luis Enrique's side let a two-goal lead slip at Sevilla and is now just two clear of rival Real in La Liga. The capitulation could prove costly.
Arsenal is racking up the points at a time of the season which will, ultimately, count for little; the trick for Wenger is to make sure he can replicate this form next season
The talented young winger scored a superb goal in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Eibar, but will still struggle to displace the sacrosanct BBC trident in attack
Manuel Pellegrini is under pressure as his side wraps up a limp title defense, but he has been hindered by a string of poor signings that lack star appeal, writes Greg Stobart.
Friday, April 10, 2015
The Steaua owner once banned Queen songs from the training ground because Freddie Mercury was gay - but has prison really changed football's most controversial chairman?
Manchester City's 6-1 rout of Manchester United was supposed to herald a changing of the guard, while John Terry's clash with Anton Ferdinand might have been a watershed moment.
Real Salt Lake has seen mixed returns early in 2015 after its shift from a diamond midfield to a 4-3-3 formation, writes Thomas Floyd.
The Mexico manager is taking a second look at nearly half a dozen players he called in March, giving them the inside track for a spot on the Copa America roster.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Man City but his manager's claim that his club doesn't need to sell underlines a new found ambition, says James Goldman.
The striker is fit again after an ankle injury, but Louis Van Gaal's side has been much improved in his absence and he has just one year left on his contract, says Greg Stobart.
The potential return of the great left back is a major reason to believe in Bee Taechaubol's vision for the future of the Rossoneri, writes Kris Voakes.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The star netted his 300th goal for Real Madrid but saw his night soured by an unjust yellow card that leaves him suspended — and there could be worse to come, writes Ben Hayward.
With the England winger reluctant to sign a new contract at Liverpool, Goal looks at the player's possible options for a big-money move in the summer.
The FA Cup final could offer Steven Gerrard a chance to end his Reds career on a high, but another club legend insists there can be no room for sentimentality.
With the latest installment of the storied USA-Mexico rivalry set for next week, here are the players we see Jurgen Klinsmann calling in for the showdown in San Antonio.