The weekend's MLS results helped bring the conference playoff races into focus. Some teams showed they are real contenders, and others are faltering at the wrong time.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Brad Guzan kicked off the English Premier League season in style, posting a shutout in Aston Villa's 1-0 win over Stoke.
For only the second time this year, and MLS side has put five past another in league play with no goals in response.
The Galaxy coach was left unimpressed with what his side offered in its 4-1 loss to the Crew.
The MLS Cup holders have every intention of retaining the trophy, and moved a step closer to home-field advantage with an important victory.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
The Montreal Impact's designated players were on the same wavelength in their first game together.
Real Salt Lake jumped back into first place in the MLS Western Conference after beating the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.
A Joao Plata strike and Osvaldo Alonso own goal led RSL to a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Italy international has explained that he was always likely to remain in Serie A for another two years but that he remains open to the idea of relocating to the United States.
Friday, August 15, 2014
The 33-year-old Welshman is headed to the Windy City after scoring eight goals for Toronto FC last season.
The Sounders have an excellent track record in American soccer's longest-running competition, but opponent Philadelphia has some tradition too.
Tim Howard starred at the World Cup while Jozy Altidore missed most of it. Both will look to write new chapters to their careers this week as they kick off the season in England.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake meet Saturday with first place in the Western Conference and the Supporters' Shield race on the line.
The U.S. national team will play its first home game since the World Cup against the South American side in East Hartford, Connecticut.
The 31-year-old, who represented his country at the 2006 World Cup, arrives on loan from LDU Quito.
Interest in English football's top flight is at an all-time high across the Atlantic, and Premier League sides have been tapping into that fervor ahead of the new season.
The 21-year-old U.S. national team right back is set to join Tottenham after completing the 2014 MLS campaign.
The national cup competition has been a source of much joy for the Sounders, who head back to the final yet again.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The 21-year-old American signed with Tottenham on Wednesday, completing a move that he did not think would happen so soon following a whirlwind year with Seattle and the USA.
The Seattle Sounders defender completed his highly anticipated switch to Tottenham following the current Major League Soccer season.