Week 13 of the MLS season begins on Wednesday evening in a clash of two Eastern Conference sides, while the U.S. Men's National Team continues their preparation for the upcoming Copa America Centenario.
After a narrow 2-1 defeat at PPL Park in April, Orlando City SC will be seeking revenge against the East-leading Philadelphia Union.
Fresh of their Spanish double, Barcelona is set to lose one of their key defensive figures, while Arsenal has begun their offseason with a high-profile Bundesliga signing.
Barcelona's Javier Mascherano reportedly wants out of the Camp Nou and could be on his way to Juventus. The reigning Serie A champions are said to be prepared to offer the 31-year-old a position in the midfielder, which Mascherano has made clear is his position of choice.
The U.S. Women's National Team will have to make due without one of the squad's veteran talents at the backline when they take on Japan in their two upcoming friendlies.
Defender Christie Rampone has been ruled out of USWNT camp after theSky Blue FC player decided that she still wasn't ready to compete on the international stage following knee surgery at the end of 2015.
As a player and a coach, Jurgen Klinsmann has been a part of many international tournaments, and the U.S. Men's National Team head coach believes the one his team currently faces will be more rigorous than the one across the Atlantic.
Speaking ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Ecuador, Klinsmann said he believes that the upcoming Copa America will be just as, if not more, competitive than Euro 2016.
After five years in MLS, Perry Kitchen craved a new challenge. He wanted to take the next step in his career as well as have a new experience in a different part of the world, so Kitchenopted not to re-sign with D.C. United in order to explore his options as a free agent.
The New York Cosmos continued their ascent to the top of the standings, while some unexpected results caused some shifts in power around the league.
Gio Savarese's team put together another fine display to bounce back from an early deficit and defeat the Tampa Bay Rowdies. As the Spring season starts to wind down, the Cosmos seem in control of the first playoff spot.
Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo will not be a part of the Italian National Team's Euro 2016 run, and, according to head coach Antonio Conte, their MLS moves may have been the deciding factor in their exclusions.
The Toronto FC forward and NYCFC midfielder were left off of Conte's 30-man preliminary roster, which was released on Monday.
Organizers of the 2016 Copa America unveiled the final 23-man rosters for the tournament, and the level of competition should be high.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, James Rodriguez, Chicharito Hernandez and Arturo Vidal are among the players named to their respective squads. Rosters were submitted on Friday, and teams have until 24 hours before the opening match on June 3 to make replacements due to serious injury.