3 to See: CSKA, Seattle and King Louis's Manchester United is a post from: Just Football
The Premier League has returned and so hasThree to See– the preview column by Just Football looking at the most intriguing fixtures. This week, the pick of the Premier League, a big clash in the MLS and one of the biggest derbies in Russian football:
Manchester United vs Swansea City (Premier League)
Saturday 16th August – Kickoff 12:45 BST, BT Sport 1
As ever the return of the Premier League is hugely anticipated, the weeks of waiting and preparation are over, this is it.
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.
I had every intention of writing one of these posts last week but never got around to it. I blame some of the expansion news circling around and the MLS All-Star game. Anyways, time for another rendition of the Five Up, Three Down series.
It is worth pointing out again that the lists below are in no particular order like a normal Power Ranking would be.
SANDY, Utah. – Chris Schuler picked up the brace but in the end it was Nick Rimando's night.
Real Salt Lake steamrolled DC United, 3-0, in front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday night. A brace from Schuler and another goal provided by forward Joao Plata ensured that RSL got a measure of revenge for last season's Open Cup Championship loss.
PORTLAND, Ore. The MLS All-Star Team has had a number of players drop in recent days due to niggling injuries, and you can add another one to the list.
Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman has been forced to withdraw from Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game against Bayern Munich because of a knock sustained in RSL's 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids this past weekend.
Michael Gspurning could be docked for a return to Major League Soccer.
The former Seattle Sounders goalkeeperconfirmed Monday at the International Champions Cup final in Miami that he's currently in negotiations with New York City FC to return to MLS to be the club's first goalkeeper.
Supporthim or not, Jamison Olave's behavior has cost the New York Red Bulls dearly for the next two weeks.
The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee announced on Friday afternoon that Olave had been fined an undisclosed amount and suspended two matches for "violent conduct toward an opponent" during the second halfof the Red Bulls 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake last Wednesday.
Eight. That's what the New England Revolution's losing streak is now at, the longest such streak for the club since the MLS shootout era ended in 1999. In fact, one more loss will tie the club's record nine game losing streak reached twice, in both 1997 and 1998 (notably the team had two regulation draws in each of those streaks that they went on to lose in the shootout).
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The Filibuster gang is back once again, and we have a somewhat melancholy installment of the podcast. We start off with a brief tribute to Robin Williams before moving into D.C. United's loss at Real Salt Lake.
D.C. United visited Utah on Saturday and were summarily handed a bad loss by their Western Conference hosts. A 2-game losing streak does not a crisis make, but next weekend's game against Colorado is now a must-win game--especially given the upcoming schedule.
On the heels of a perfect July for D.C. United(4 wins, no losses) and seemingly impossible thoughts of challenging for the Supporters Shield , United has come back down to Earth with a mighty thud after poor back-to-back performances on the road in Houston and Sandy, Utah. United has yet to win in either Houston [.
D.C. United wasn't ready for the bell to ring tonight and paid dearly for it, as Real Salt Lake scored three goals within a thirteen minute span before using their dominance in possession to see the rest of the game out. The 3-0 loss means that United is now on their first losing streak of 2014.
D.C. United returns to the site of last year's US Open Cup final for the first time since lifting the trophy to face Real Salt Lake. Both teams are missing some crucial regulars due to suspension, but the stakes in this year's Supporters Shield race are still high. Before, during, or after the game, this is your home on the internet for the night.
Both D.C. United and Real Salt Lake will have key attacking players going against stand-in players due to key defensive suspensions. The team that can hide their temporary weakness the best will likely control proceedings in what looks to be a very intriguing game tactically.
No matter what happens Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium, RSL cannot take away D.C. United's 2013 Open Cup title. But they could claim three points unless the Black-and-Red show up from the start. How do B&RU staffers see the game playing out? Find out here.
D.C. United catch Real Salt Lake at an interesting time this week: RSL have lost only once in their last six matches, but they will be missing both of their starting fullbacks and possibly also midfield talisman Kyle Beckerman.
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The Filibuster crew is back in your earholes to talk all things D.C. United. We start off with both of the matches as a whole, and have to start with Edvin Jurisevic and all of his missed calls in the Houston Dynamo game.
With both teams battling injuries, who will start for D.C. United against Real Salt Lake?
Despite some D.C. United players being in action tonight (more on that later), the next game that D.C. United plays as a full team will be this Saturday, when they travel to Utah to take on Real Salt Lake.
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.
Arsenal had a busy summer revamping their roster ahead of a challenge for the English Premier League title, and the first step toward trying to win the EPL crown sees the Gunners take on Crystal Palace today in the opening weekend of league play.
Chilean star Alexis Sanchez will make his debut at the Emirates, while Arsene Wenger trots out a new-look defense to shut down the underdogs from Crystal Palace.
With his side down one with just minutes remaining, 20-year-old Luis Gil scored himself a goal.
Despite playing underthreatening weather conditions, the midfielder scored a spectacular equalizing goal in the 87th minute as RSL and Mexican side Club Tijuana played to a 1-1 draw Tuesday in a friendly.
For the third time in team history, the U.S. Women's National Team will take the field at Rio Tinto Stadium.
U.S. Soccer announced Monday that the Salt Lake City area will play host to a clashbetween the U.S. and Mexico on September 13. The matchup will be the first of a two-part series, with the two teams also scheduled to face off September 18at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, N.
The lot of teams with double games this round was particularly helpful to a lot of teams this week, as scores all over the place were 80 and above. At the top of that list wasEagles Screaming with 105 points, led by a two D.C. United players. Bill Hamid ($5.0) earned a clean sheet and 16 points, while Bobby Boswell ($8.
The stage was set and all it took was a last-minute save for NIck Rimando to etch his name in the history books.
Real Salt Lake scored an early goal through the feet of midfielder Javier Morales and then held on for dear life the rest of the match, playing practically the entire second half down a man thanks to a red card earned by defender Aaron Maund.