WASHINGTON D.C. United'swin vs.Chivas USA lastSunday marked the club's third consecutive victory and put D.C.within arm's reach of first place in MLS's Eastern Conference, trailing Sporting Kansas City by a single point.
As important as the victory was, its significance went well beyond the three points earned, particularly for Bill Hamid.
Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar has been recalled to Queens Park Rangers following a brief loan spell with MLS side Toronto FC.
Cesar represented his country in every match during this summer's World Cup with his standout performance being in Brazil's penalty shootout win over Chile.
Despite struggling to find a regular starting position at QPR last season and being shipped off to Canada, the 34-year-old stepped into the global spotlight by saving two Chilean penalties as the host country went on to win the shootout 3-2.
The sky above Pasadena was still bright blue as a red sea of Manchester United faithful filled the Rose Bowl to see their recast club face the L.A. Galaxy on a sultry Wednesday night.
The 86,432 who packed into L.A.'s historic college football venue, greater than any UCLA Bruins crowd last season, endured a half-hour kickoff delay in stride as Manchester United's bus got stuck in traffic.
It's been in the works for quite sometime but now the deal is public and official: Frank Lampard has signed a two-year contract with start-up MLS club New York City FC after leaving Chelsea at the end of last season, thus ending his13-year stint with the Blues.
Remember all that gloating we had last month at the World Cup when the USA advanced out of the Group of Death while England was sent home early? How the progress of the national team was a sign of his far Major League Soccer has come? Well last night was reality check for the league as MLS sides went head to head with five Premier League sides and the results were not pretty.
Just ten days after a World Cup that saw Americans tuning in and buying into the sport of soccer, the number one question coming out was "how can MLS convert/capture this momentum?" The answer probably isn't found in the self-inflicted ritual of the international friendly:
All last night crawling across the ESPN ticker was this deceptive storyline: TOR 2 TOT 3 .
With several of the Arsenal squad demonstrating their finest "New Yoick" brogues earlier in the week ahead of this Saturday's pre-season game againstNew York Red Bulls, a few of theRed Bulls mob havereturned the favour by brushing up on their English accents before the game too.
Not that muchstock should be put in pre-season friendlies, but Manchester United got themselves off to a winning start under the stewardship of Louis van Gaal by trouncing LA Galaxy 7-0 in Pasadena last night.
Danny Welbeck opened the scoring before Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and Reece James all snaffled a couple of goals apieceas the Galaxy imploded in front of almost 90,000 fans at the Rose Bowl.
SANFORD, Fla. —Orlando City Soccer Club's acquisition of AC Milan forward Robinho may have run into a brick wall.
According to reports in Italy,Robinho's move to Orlando City from Milan is more than likely doubtful. Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has admitted to discussions between the Lions and the Rossoneri, but the inability to match a transfer fee seems to be a problem.
PASADENA, Calif If anyone wanted to assess where American soccer stands in comparison to the European football, they need not look at the lopsided result on the scoreboard at the Rose Bowl, where the LA Galaxy hosted international giants Manchester United on a warm Wednesday night in Pasadena.
2. We were inferior in 3 out of 4. Yes, you heard right ... IN·FE·RI·OR. Ghana, Germany, Belgium. Yes, we won the game vs Ghana, but we were inferior that's football. Don't understand that? Sorry. The Portugal game? We were on par.
I have just woken up to an ace birdie telling me that DeAndre Yedlin has had a change of heart about the AS Roma option, so the Serie A club are back in the race for his services with a vengeance. The Sounders phenom is now cool with staying in Seattle until next summer, which means Roma are again drawing close to a deal.