As the Los Angeles Galaxy look to take a step closer to a third MLS Cup title, the American center back will once again be instrumental to the team's title hopes.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
A heroic performance from Matt Reis was not enough to deny Sporting, which advanced to its second conference final in three years.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The New York Red Bulls paid the ultimate cost for blowing a two-goal first-leg lead as Houston rallied to post a 2-1 overtime win that eliminated the Red Bulls from the playoffs.
Check out the best snaps of the European action on Wednesday, as Barcelona went through and Arsenal edged Borussia Dortmund
The home side was fortunate to head back to Rio Tinto with just a 1-0 deficit and will look to take advantage against the two-time defending champions.
The Sounders have a big task against the rival Timbers, with Clint Dempsey and company looking to overturn a goal deficit on the road.
The 40-year-old American previously managed in Europe and will be both the head coach and control player personnel decisions.
A quartet of tightly-contested conference semifinal first legs means all four MLS playoff series are still up for grabs. Here's what to expect from all four decisive second legs.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The U.S. national team midfielder set up Demy de Zeeuw's opener before picking up a second yellow card late in Anderlecht's 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain.
Both teams are within striking distance of the Eastern Conference Finals, but Sporting enters the second leg with more work to do.
The Red Bulls and Dynamo head to Red Bull Arena tied at 2-2, but New York must survive the absence of its most important defender.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Steven Fletcher and Matt Phillips make returns to Gordon Strachan's team for November friendlies against the United States and Norway.
The dual-national Bayern Munich prospect will play for the youth squad in a pair of friendlies after withdrawing from camp with Jurgen Klinsmann's U.S. side.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
After missing over a month with a severe ankle sprain, Michael Bradley returned to the AS Roma starting lineup, but Roma dropped points for the first time all season.
The Galaxy right back scored on a tremendous strike, but RSL will be content going home just a goal down after LA wasted a number of great chances.
Goal rates the players as LA seized the initiative in the Western Conference semifinal with a 1-0 home win over RSL in the first leg.
New York continued its domination of Houston but the Dynamo rallied to tie the 10-man Red Bulls ahead of Wednesday's second leg.
Veteran goalkeeper Matt Reis came up big for the Revolution, who got goals from Andy Dorman and Kelyn Rowe in the Eastern Conference semifinal first leg.
The Seattle Sounders came way from Saturday's loss to Portland still confident in winning their playoff series, but the Timbers are the team that actually has reason to believe.
The Seattle Sounders star created a plethora of scoring chances on Saturday against Portland, but saw every one miss the mark on a frustrating night.