As one of the league's fiercest rivalries, Sunday's clash between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls is sure to feature the tenacity and aggression that have come to define the series. However, Sunday's edition should feature a little something extra with both teams jockeying for playoff position.
When he retires at the end of this MLS season and after the October 10 USMNT friendly in which he will feature Landon Donovan will be shrouded as the greatest American soccer player of all-time. While some soccer historians and fairly recent players may have a say in that argument, undoubtedly Donovan has made the biggest impact on the growth of soccer in the U.
Playing the Galaxy in LA mid-week is a tough ask, but D.C. United proved on the weekend that they can beat anyone in MLS. This is a huge game in the Supporters Shield race, and you're in the right place for pre-, in-, and post-game discussion.
Playing mid-week and on the other side of the country is not an ideal time to be playing a fellow Supporters Shield contender, but that's the job facing D.
Robbie Keane is certainly enjoying himself in MLS and judging by this 'assist' even the Irishman's mistakes end up reaping rewards.
Here, an appalling airshot ends up setting up Keane's LA Galaxy team-mateMarcelo Sarvas who fired home. Either this was the cleverest assist in the history of football (it wasn't) or a very amusing bit of luck.
Charlie Davies scored his second goal in as many games as the New England Revolution were held at home by the Portand Timbers while elsewhere in MLS, Sporting Kansas City opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Eastern Conference as they cruised to a 4-1 win over Toronto FC.
Both teams came into the match at Gillette on the wrong side of the playoff standings, and it looked like it was going to be the Revolutions's night when in the 27th minute Davies ran onto a Diego Fagundez through ball to make it 1-0.
The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Seattle Sounders FC future USL Pro club could potentially discover them their future Clint Dempsey (Left) and Obafemi Martins (Right), with the young players in the Seattle region getting some playing time to develop.
How do you replace a legend? How do you replace a player who will walk away as the best player in the history of Major League Soccer? That is the question facing the Los Angeles Galaxy, as well as MLS, with Landon Donovan set to walk away from the game after the 2014 season.
Alan Gordon is heading back to the Los Angeles Galaxy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Alan Gordon will be leaving the San Jose Earthquakes, after a trade was completed between San Jose and the Galaxy on Monday. Sending the Southern California native back home. Photo provided by the San Jose Earthquakes.
Landon Donovan will retire from professional soccer at the end of the season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Landon Donovan, was the man who sent the United States into the quarterfinals in the 2002 World Cup by scoring the wining goal against Mexico in the round of 16. Now he will be leaving the game of soccer at the end of the Major League Soccer season.
Landon's Legacy: What Donovan did for American soccer is a post from: Just Football
Statistics play a large role in American sports culture. From home runs to rushing yards to most points scored in a single game, we love to count – regardless of the sport. So much so that the numbers themselves become part of the sport's lore and history.
(Writer's note: Credit for the awesome cover photo goes to Robert Canales of Clubs & Glory. Be sure to check them out on Facebook and Instagram. They have many great designs, and will be selling shirts in the future!) Saying goodbye is never easy. Whether it's your significant other who..
When the 2014 season began, the New York Red Bulls were well aware they needed someone to step up and take some of the scoring burden off French star Thierry Henry. Little did they know that a player on their roster was capable of a monster season that could trump every other player in the league.
After resting most of the midfield starters against LA Galaxy, D.C. United's first choice lineup will be back against New York.
After the debacle in LA, D.C. United took a charter flight back to the District to get back for this Sunday's game against the New York Red Bulls. United started a makeshift midfield in order to give some players rest, such as Davy Arnaud and Chris Rolfe, and their absence was sorely noted.
D.C. United gave up a disastrous goal in the opening moments of tonight's game against the LA Galaxy, and could only recover from it once down 3-0. An improved second half performance saw DCU briefly threaten to stage a wild comeback, but a controversial penalty kick finished the game as a contest.
For D.C. United to get another huge road result, they're going to have to dictate how the game is played as well as take advantage of some LA Galaxy weaknesses that Bruce Arena's side has hidden thanks to their ability to come from behind.
For D.C. United supporters, being frustrated about our August schedule dates all the way back to this past winter.
To get the lowndown on all things LA, we talked to Josie Becker of our sister site LAG Confidential.
D.C. United takes on the LA Galaxy in the Landon Donovan Memorial Retirement Tour jamboree tonight, in the newest edition of #dcuafterdark. To get the lowndown on all things LA, we talked to Josie Becker of our sister site LAG Confidential.
Will Ben Olsen go with Luis Silva or Eddie Johnson up top against the LA Galaxy?
D.C. United travels to Los Angeles to take on the Galaxy late tomorrow night. Barring a meetup in the MLS Cup (or a Michael Jordan-esque comeback), this will be the last time that United will face Landon Donovan.
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United at last, the Filibuster crew is back to talk about another packed week of soccer. We talk about D.C. United's stunning win over Sporting Kansas City, including asking if anyone expected that win, good teams having bad games, which of the three goals was the best, Luis Silva and Eddie Johnson, and the performance of Steve Birnbaum this year.
The euphoria from D.C. United's 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City lasted exactly 103 hours and 9 seconds. Bobby Boswell's awful turnover just 69 seconds into the match fueled a 4-1 victory for the Los Angeles Galaxy last night at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. With three points already banked last Saturday night, [.
Galaxy players led at every position this round, and otherwise were dominating the leaderboard. Before we get to that, we recognize both the round leader and overall leader, In It Toux Wynne It, who scored 161 points. Landon Donovan (LA, $11.4) wore the armband and scored 50 points, with two goals and an assist over two matches.
The Portland Timbers were hoping to carry over momentum from previous solid efforts on the road and their two match winning streak into an afternoon affair with the Los Angeles Galaxy back on August 2, and a Diego Valeri goal in the 15th minute gave them hope for another win. Unfortunately, a Galaxy side that is finding their tempo and talent put them under siege and pulled away for a 3 to 1 victory.
Louis van Gaal enjoyed going through a series of victories and managed to stay undefeated during his entire pre-season schedule which included matches against: LA Galaxy, As.Roma, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Valencia. Everything was looking brilliant for the new coach of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal but things took a huge turn after the Dutch experienced a shocking loss in his debut match in charge of United in his first Premier League match.