Monday, December 9, 2013
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.
German-American defender John Brooks returned to the starting lineup this weekend to help Hertha Berlin win as he continued his quest for a place at the 2014 World Cup.
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.
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
Group G is an immensely difficult group, but there may be a path for the Americans to make their way to the knockout stages.
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.
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
The U.S. national team faces the likely scenario of a very tough group when the World Cup draw takes place on Friday. Here is a closer look at the possibilities.
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.
Monday, December 2, 2013
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.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Steve Cherundolo and Brek Shea both made their first appearances of the season, and while neither had an impact on their matches, their inclusions can still be seen as progress.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Jozy Altidore is still looking for his first English Premier League goal for Sunderland, and this weekend it will be USA teammate Brad Guzan who tries keeping it away from him.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
RSL still sits one game away from a second MLS Cup title, but Sunday's series victory against Portland, and the Western Conference trophy it delivered, was still special.
Monday, November 25, 2013
U.S. national team forward Eddie Johnson has had two productive years for the Seattle Sounders, but is on the trade block and several teams could be in play for his services.
Mix Diskerud and Aron Johannsson are good friends and the future of the U.S. national team attack, and this weekend they both found the net in club action in Europe.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Dom Dwyer and Benny Feilhaber have both struggled for playing time at varying points this year, but both have become key figures in Sporting KC's march to the MLS Cup Final
Saturday, November 23, 2013
The Sporting Kansas City playmaker has enjoyed a dream run for club and country, but that success was born out of years of work to make the climb from reserve to star.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tim Howard has enjoyed a strong run of form for both club and country, and he will face another tough test on Saturday when Everton battles arch-rival Liverpool.
With 2013 now in the books for the U.S. national team, we can start looking at which players have the best chance of starting for Jurgen Klinsmann at the World Cup.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
After having his work permit appeal denied, Juan Agudelo must weigh his options as he heads toward January as a free agent without a set club destination.