Seeing as today is the 10th anniversary of his death, we thought we'd pay timely homage to the great George Best by bringing you this impeccable solo effort scored for the San Jose Earthquakes against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in June of 1981.
The goal is almost universally regarded as the finest ever scored in the NASL, though the wonderfully stereotypical American commentary is truly the star of the show here.
Who will make the MLS 2015 playoffs? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The MLS regular season is winding down as competition is starting to heat up for a spot in the MLS playoffs. This is the last week of games before the first round of MLS playoff games starting on October 28th. There are several teams who have locked themselves into the playoffs, but there are still teams who have to fight until the end to make the cut.
Seventy five minutes of dominance were almost wiped away in one instance Saturday night, silencing the BBVA Compass Stadium crowd and forcing the Dynamo to regroup against the shorthanded San Jose Earthquakes.
Fortunately for the Dynamo, Brazilian midfielder Alex Lima saved them from what would have been an embarrassing draw against the shorthanded Earthquakes.
It appears that all MLS clubs will soon be controlledby different majority owners.
Houston Dynamo co-owner Gabriel Brener is nearing a deal that would likely give him controlling interest in the club, Fox26Houston.com reported on Tuesday. Brener currently owns 25 percent of the Dynamo, but is teaming up with another pair of investors to buy the 50-percent stake that Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) holds.
After the dramatic comeback on Saturday against the Vancouver Whitecaps you had to expect a bit of a letdown at some point soon. That said I'm not sure anyone expected this much of a letdown. Last night at Sporting Park, Sporting KC suffered their biggest defeat ever at Sporting Park and the second largest home defeat in the club's history as the San Jose Earthquakes came in and got their first win in KC in 11 years in emphatic fashion, playing KC off the field to the tune of a 5-0 win for the Quakes.
Tomorrow night at Sporting Park, Sporting KC will begin their process of making up the one to four games in hand on the rest of the Western Conference when they host the San Jose Earthquakes. It will also be Kansas City's fourth game in 12 days when you include last week's 3-1 US Open Cup win over Real Salt Lake.
Philadelphia Union will look to build momentum off of their surprising 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes last weekend. The Columbus Crew are 3-1-1 in their last 5, but are coming off of a 3-0 home whooping at the feet of FC Dallas this past Sunday. The Crew will be aiming to solidify their fairly secure playoff spot, while Union are desperately trying to get an invitation to that tournament.
The Philadelphia Union striker joins Clint Dempsey and Didier Drogba on ESPN's Team of the Week.
Conor Casey's brace against the San Jose Earthquakes was good enough to get the Philadelphia Union's 34-year-old striker a position on ESPN's Team of the Week for Week 27. Along with Casey, the Montreal Impact's Didier Drogba, who had a hat trick against the hapless Chicago Fire, and the Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey, who had a goal and an assist against Toronto FC.
Every week we "Monday morning manage" the previous Philadelphia Union games, talking about the major points in the game that changed momentum, led to goals and won or lost the points for the Union. This week, the Union went all the way to San Jose and took three points back East.
A much better commentator than I once said that "Football is a funny ol' game".
The Philadelphia Union head to the city by the City by the Bay to face the San Jose Earthquakes. Can they take advantage of a Quakes team missing four starters to international duty? From previews to reviews and analysis, this is everything you need to know all in one place.
One of the biggest differences between MLS and European leagues is that the travel in MLS is much further than in Europe.
Conceding early for the fourth straight home game, United lose for the second time at RFK this season
Before Saturday night, in the last three home games, D.C. United had somehow managed to win three times, despite giving up four goals within the first ten minutes of those games. Comeback wins against the New England Revolution, the Philadelphia Union, and Real Salt Lake had papered over the early goals in each of those games.
An updated valuation of MLS teams finds the Black and Red up in a couple of different areas.
Forbes has released an updated list of the most valuable teams financially for 2015, and with the top 5 teams remaining virtually unchanged since 2013's list. And without further adieu, here is this year's list:
One United will be heavily favored over the other United tonight along the mighty Anacostia River.
It's been weeks - months? - since D.C. United gave us a league match to feel truly comfortable with, but Montego Bay United will hardly arrive for tonight's CONCACAF Champions League match feeling confident.
It's that thing were we place numbers to names and you can do your own as well.
D.C. United went into Saturday's game with the San Jose Earthquakes having to feel a little good, after having 9 days of rest (more depending on the player) and taking a second choice squad to Panama and winning arguably their toughest CONCACAF Champions League game of their group.
United faces a new-look Quakes side in a big game for both clubs at RFK tonight.
Two teams that played mid-week road games face off tonight at RFK, as D.C. United hosts the San Jose Earthquakes. The similarities are pretty much limited to the fact that both sides were away on Wednesday, as United sent a squad of reserves to Panama while the Quakes played their best 11 against Sporting KC.
The beloved broadcaster may go on the injury report.
The voice of D.C. United on television, Dave Johnson, mentioned on his Facebook page that he was hospitalized for dehydration while hiking on vacation in California.
It was not immediately known if Johnson, a Comcast SportsNet Washington personality who also does occasional appearances as sports anchor on the NBC affiliate in Washington (as well as handling play by play for the Washington Wizards) would be able to return in time for D.
Following United's 3-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes, Louis van Gaal has spoken of his frustration over our second half performance. Juan Mata and Memphis Depay scored goals in the first half, with the opposition pulling one back. In the second half, Andreas Pereira was the only goalscorer, which Van Gaal sees as the only highlight.
Dom Kinnear can still remember the conversation. Not long after drafting Fatai Alashe back in January, Kinnear was asked by a colleague whetherhe thought Alashe would help the San Jose Earthquakes in 2015.
The Philadelphia Union will be without Andre Blake as he goes to represent Jamaica in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
Andre Blake is set to miss this Saturday's match against the San Jose Earthquakes, as he'll be with the Jamaican National Team as they do a home-and-home series with Nicaragua in the first round of qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.
D.C. United continued their trend of giving up early goals at home and this time there was no miracle comeback to save them in their 2-0 loss tonight to the San Jose Earthquakes before a season-high 20,043 fans at RFK Stadium.
Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with San Jose Earthquakes expert Robert Jonas.
During the interview, Robert Jonas discusses the current form of the Quakes, what the keys are for the Quakes to qualify for the playoffs, why Avaya Stadium has been featuring lots of empty seats this season, and a walk down memory lane at some of the golden years of the Quakes.
With the Portland Timbers trying to sort out their recent road woes, they get a big challenge in a road match with the San Jose Earthquakes. However, in examining everything, sometimes you need to look at all the different possibilities for the answers.