Manchester United have revealed the new kit for the upcoming 2014-15 season and, sadly, it looks as tacky as we all expected after watching the trailer United released just over a week ago.
An enormous golden "Chevrolet" logo has replaced the "AON" brand that had characterised United's shirts over the last three seasons, while the white collar returns after a two-season long absence and a label inside the collar carries the words "Youth, Courage, Greatness" which isn't every United missed under David Moyes but, according to United's official website, the pillars upon which the club is built.
While one half of the U.S. Men's National Team centerback pairing has committed to spending the rest of his career in Major League Soccer, the other half of the pairing is keeping his options open.
In the wake of Matt Besler's landmark Designated Player contract signing, joining USMNT centerback Omar Gonzalez as the only two American defenders on Designated Player contracts, Gonzalez has sounded off on the deal as well as his own future.
Former LA Galaxy defender and Tampa Bay Rowdies captain Julian Valentin enjoyed a three year career as a professional soccer player before retiring in 2011. Before that, he led Wake Forest to to their first NCAA National Championship title in 2007. He managed to play for various youth US National Teams, including the U-20 team that competed in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada, but never received a call up for the senior national team.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — It's been a good week to be Benny Feilhaber.
The 29-year-old midfielder followed up his midweek dominance over the Columbus Crew with a marvelous free kick in a 2-1 victory over the LA Galaxy Saturday to help Sporting Kansas City see its unbeaten streak move to six matches.
There really wasn't a shocker in the Fan XI for the 2014 MLS All-Star Game. Eight of the players announced were in Brazil for the World Cup this past month. These players and several more to follow will take on Bayern Munich in the annual MLS versus the World match.
U.S. men's national team captain Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC) features alongside World Cup teammates Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy) and Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
There would be no last minute heroics from the San Jose Earthquakes in this edition of the California Clasico.
The LA Galaxy withstood a furious extra time onslaught from the Earthquakes to defeat them, 1-0, before an announced crowd of 50,621 at Stanford Stadium on a balmy night on the Stanford University campus.
With Major League Soccer and the rest of American soccer kicking off we've curated an impressive list of players, personalities, broadcasters, front office folk, and fans to have them tell us (and you) about their upcoming 2014 season.
And, of course, pair their hopes and dreams for this season with a tasty local brew.
Ever since David Beckham's most recent set back in South Beach, the question is starting to get asked, would he ditch his expansion efforts all together in that city?
Yahoo Sportsis reporting that he could indeed be looking elsewhere, more importantly he could be looking at Los Angeles.
David Beckham has been presented with an alternative option to his bid to start a Major League Soccer club in Miami that could see him instead go head-to-head with his former club, the Los Angeles Galaxy.
CARSON, Calif. The second Superclasico of the season ended in an uninspired 1-1 draw between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA before a crowd of 19,756 almost none of them wearing the venerable rojiblanco shirts that once proliferated at Superclasico matches in L.
Clint Dempsey's Major League Soccer form has been on the rise in 2014 and so have his jersey sales.
The league announced Wednesday that the Seattle Sounders forward's No. 2 jersey is the best-selling Adidas MLS jersey in 2014. Dempsey is joined in the top three by LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan and Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley.
Landon Donovan continues his goal-scoring ways in the wake of being cut from the U.S. Men's National Team World Cup roster.
Around the same time the USMNT was playing its second send-off match of three before heading to Brazil, the Los Angeles Galaxy were kicking off on the road against the Chicago Fire a 1-1 draw that would see Donovan score his third goal in two games.
Sporting Kansas City extended their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference, moving four points clear of the idle DC United with a 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy at Sporting Park. Kansas City rode a strong start to the game to help them extend their unbeaten run to six, end their four game winless run at home, and end he Galaxy's eight game unbeaten run.
A big announcement today ahead of Sporting KC's game against the LA Galaxy, the team announced that they'd re-signed the clubs two World Cup veterans, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi to new contracts. The new contracts will not only keep the pair in Kansas City through the 2018 season, but also makes the two players designated players, filling all three of KC's DP slots at this time.
Sporting KC are the defending MLS Cup champions. Tomorrow at Sporting KC welcome the winner of the previous two MLS Cups, the LA Galaxy to Sporting Park. Kansas City will be looking for their first win at home since early May when KC beat the Columbus Crew 2-0. Since then they have played four games at home, getting a loss and three draws in those four games.
The Galaxy cleanly beat the Revs, 5 to 1, in a game where two Galaxy players – Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane – were simply playing at a higher level than he rest of the players on the field. The fact that they each scored two goals, with Keane assisting brilliantly on both of Zardes' goals, is the most obvious indicator.
The rookie will learn to use his head more (photo: Chicago-fire.com)
OTF's Alex White draws some mixed conclusions after the Fire's latest result...
L.A. came to Chicago to play a game with everything on the line, filled with players at the top of their game and a shot at another championship on the line for two of the best-run organizations in the sport.
Another defensive mistake cost them points at home but the Fire didn't seem too broken up about this one. Chris Ritter's errant pass led to a 74th minute game tying goal and a draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy. A shift to a formation that included dual holding midfielders and the return of Gonzalo Segares to the starting line up resulted in the team's best defensive effort in some time.
If Landon Donovan's chances of returning to the U.S. Men's National Team were small after coach Jurgen Klinsmann cut him from the 23-man World Cup squad, they were even smaller by Thursday morning. Speaking to reporters at Los Angeles Galaxy training, Donovan all but said Klinsmann was the reason the USMNT failed to improve on their 2010 World Cup result, insisting that the players "were not set up to succeed.
LA Galaxy U-17/18 forward Jaime Villarreal, who was a recent call-up to the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team, spoke with me about the impact he has at the club level after representing the USA stage. I also chatted with his head coach, former Chicago Fire great Ante Razov, as well as Villarreal's Galaxy teammate Christian Chavez.
This week we've reached out to Alicia Ratteree of The Goat Parade, SBN's Chivas USA blog, for a look at what to expect from the Goats.
This week we've reached out to Josie Becker of LAG Confidential, SBN's Los Angeles Galaxy blog, for a look at what to expect from the Galaxy.tBG) Chivas USA seems to be a team making improvements after a disastrous couple of seasons.
You know what? I don't think I even want to talk about the Philadelphia Union for this game. What is there to talk about really? Another complete defensive collapse? DPs getting frustrated? Hackworth flabbergasted yet again? All the good stuff seemed to come from the LA Galaxy side of things.