This is the ending Major League Soccer was dreaming of when they paired the LA Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders together for the final two weeks of the regular season.
Both teams were locked on 60 points with two games to play. The first game of the home and away series, played at LA Galaxy's stadium, was a tightly contested 2-2 draw that saw the Galaxy, with the league's best defense, give up a two goal lead.
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.
Per the team, D.C. United has sent away their spot in the allocation order (# 3 overall) to the Los Angeles Galaxy to acquire defender Kofi Opare and L.A.'s second round pick in the 2015 draft, along with L.A.'s spot in allocation (# 11). The 23-year old was selected by L.
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.
Like so much microwave popcorn, Jurgen Klinsmann has named his final 23 for World Cup in a virtual flash. G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (FC Nürnberg), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Borussia
Those worried about the status of Omar Gonzalez can breathe a little easier.
LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena said confidently on Tuesday that he does not believe the left knee injury Omar Gonzalez suffered this past weekend is all that serious, according to multiple reports out of Los Angeles.
The Seattle Sounders, after their brilliant comeback in Los Angeles last weekend to earn a 2-2 draw with the Galaxy, need only a draw to win the Supporters' Shield this Saturday (live on NBC at 2:30pm ET).
It's a been a long, arduous journey for the Sounders, and they've already added one trophy to their cabinet this season.
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).
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Group G's top two teams fought it out in Recife, hammered bytorrential rain, with Germany ending victorious thanks to another Thomas Muller goal.The downpourscaused massive flooding in the area,but the game went ahead as planned, and the passion witnessed by both sideswill have silenced any doubters, who thought this would be played out as a conspired draw.
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As a tribute to the beloved 80′s comedyFerris Bueller's Day Off, MLS and KickTV have released their own version staring the reigning MLS MVP and Chicago Fire's Mike Magee in "One Player's Struggle to Take it Easy" featuring an all-star group of America's best MLS players including Omar Gonzalez, Thierry Henry, Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux and Michael Bradley.
Days after the World Cup draw, in response to the US' group, a sharp editor at the New Yorker astutely observed that "we are all in the group of death." In case you hadn't noticed, things have gotten quiet in these parts, odd given that I write about soccer and the whole world is paying attention to soccer.
Jurgen Klinnsmann has named his 23 man squad for next months World Cup Final's in Brazil and has all but divided the Nation following the exclusion of record goalscorer Landon Donovan who has been the poster boy of Soccer in America for over a decade!
It's a major gamble from the former World Cup winner given his home Country Germany, Portugal and Ghana make up Group G with both European sides Favourites to advance from the Group!
Jurgen Klinsmann shocked the US soccer community today by naming the 23-man roster for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. The surprise exclusion of Landon Donovan, who is arguably the best American soccer player ever, has many fans wondering how the country's all-time leading scorer in international competition could be left off.
Jurgen Klinsmann dropped a bombshell on Thursday when he announced his 23-man World Cup roster and Landon Donovan's name was not on it.
Youngsters Julian Green, DeAndre Yedlin and John Brooks joined Tim Chandler among the players to jump off the bubble and onto the U.S. World Cup roster. Veteran midfielder Brad Davis also made the cut.
Jurgen Klinsmann named the 30 man preliminary roster for the upcoming World Cup. The final roster will be pared down to 23 by June 2. As expected Nick Rimando beat out Sean Johnson for the third 'keeper spot. Players begin reporting to camp in Palo Alto, California on Wednesday. Here's the complete roster: GOALKEEPERS (3):Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) DEFENDERS (11): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC) MIDFIELDERS (10): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City) FORWARDS (6): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) MLS and USSF ink new tv deal with ESPN, Fox, & Univision It's been talked about for months but the deal is finally official.
That was a bad week. Let's forget it ever happened.
Low scores abound this round, and we celebrate two teams that fell to the top of the heap. Eagles Screaming and Bonobos United both led us all with 59 points. Eagles Screaming were led by captain Omar Gonzalez (LA, $9.8), who earned 18 points on the strength of a goal scored.
D.C. United probably deserved to have more players named to the 2014 All-Star Game, and it looks like something's being done to address that. Team captain Bobby Boswell appears to have been named to the roster as a replacement for Omar Gonzalez.
All-Star games are about snubs as much as anything else, and this year it seemed like D.
United States' Omar Gonzalez, left, and Germany's Miroslav Klose challenge for the ball during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
As if Omar Gonzalez, the onetime Dallas Skyline and Dallas Texans product, didn't get enough exposure playing in the World Cup for the U.
RECIFE, Brazil When the U.S. Men's National Team camp began in May, one of the biggest concerns among fans and media was how Omar Gonzalez would fare at the World Cup. There were fears that he would struggle against the elite competition the Americans would face in Brazil, and a left knee injury sustained just before the camp got underway made things worse.
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 26: Omar Gonzalez of the United States reacts after being defeated by Germany 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
RECIFE, Brazil — Omar Gonzalez promised from Day 1 of training camp to be ready for the World Cup, even if he started slightly behind because of a knee injury.