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.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
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.
Following a long goalless stretch, the American striker scored his first league goal for the Black Cats in a 4-3 loss to Chelsea.
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.
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.
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 American winger, who is a member of the national team's U-23 pool, has found a home in Germany as he looks to bring his game to the top level.
The U.S. national team will face Korea for the first time since the 2002 World Cup as both countries look toward Brazil.
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.
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.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The U.S. international found himself a goal from range to help Schalke to a convincing victory.
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.
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
The Sporting Kansas City playmaker has enjoyed a standout playoffs after struggling to lock down a starting spot throughout 2013.
The two forwards enjoyed banner 2013 campaigns, with the Sunderland man picking up the U.S. Soccer honors for the first time in his career.
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.
The league will take a two-week break for the World Cup but play through FIFA fixture dates in September, October.