USA World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin is close to finalizing a transfer to Serie A club AS Roma, according to Greg Seltzer of No Short Corners.
Yedlin, who was one of the bright stars for the United States in the World Cup and was described by Paddy Barclay as one of the best right midfielders he's seen since David Beckham, played both as right back and right winger for the USA Men's National Team in Brazil.
Spanish defender Cristian Fernandez was absent from D.C. United's lineup in their loss on Saturday to the Seattle Sounders due to what head coach Ben Olsen called, "personal issues." But now it looks like he won't be returning.
He and the club mutually agreed to terminate his contract on Tuesday, making Fernandez a free agent and allowing him to return to his home country of Spain.
It's a clash between the top teams in MLS's two conferences, but both the Seattle Sounders and D.C. United are missing key players. Here's what to look for from a Sounders side that has been lighting up the scoreboard all season.
MLS's return to the field may feel like waking up from a fever dream - Costa Rica beat Italy?
Who will take the places of Fabian Espindola and Davy Arnaud when D.C. United take on the Seattle Sounders?
Despite all of the wonder that the World Cup has been so far, and promises to be going forward, Major League Soccer must return and continue afresh. D.C. United is back in action this Saturday at RFK Stadium, where they welcome the Seattle Sounders in a battle of the top team in the Eastern Conference against the top team in the Western Conference.
When Chicago Fire rookie Harrison Shipp scores goals, he does so in bunches.
With his only other goalscoring performance coming in a hat-trick back on May 11, the 22-year-old netted a brace in the Fire's 3-2 defeat to the Seattle Sounders on Saturday, bringing his season tally to five.
For five seasons, the Seattle Sounders seemed short a star striker, seemed lacking the depth to overcome international duties, suspensions, and myriadinjuries.
But everything seems to come up Emerald City in 2014. So far, anyway.
On the road against the Chicago Fire on Saturday night, the Sounders raced out to a 2-0 first-half lead and held on for the 3-2 win in a wild, card-filled affair in front of 16,416 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.
It was already technically Monday on the east coast when the Seattle Sounders were still reacting to their derby win over the Portland Timbers in front of more than 62,000 fans. With goals from Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa, the Sounders found a second-half surge to continue the Timbers' struggles this season and win 2-0.
The Portland Timbers did battle with their fierce rivals from Washington for the second time in five days, although the stakes of the meeting were a little different. Meeting for the second time in three scheduled meetings, the Seattle Sounders used two goals in the final 20 minutes and an intensified offensive approach to defeat Portland 2 to 0.
SEATTLE Unfortunately for the Portland Timbers, the Seattle Sounders are just about unbeatable when they open up their entire stadium.
In the 86th installment of a rivalry spanning five decades and six leagues, Seattle received second-half goals from Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa on Sunday night, earning a 2-0 win over the Timbers in front of 64,207 at CenturyLink Field.
The Portland Timbers jump back into MLS regular season play against their rivals from Washington, the Seattle Sounders FC for a July 13 affair. We also take a look at various news and notes surrounding the team over the past few weeks, including the same two sides battling on July 9 in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.
No. The answer is no. But let's refresh our understanding of how MLS allocation works, anyway.
He's the United States Men's National Team's fullback of the future. He's going to Roma! Or Liverpool! Or Inter! He'll be sold for beaucoup bucks this summer! Or maybe this winter! One thing is for sure: the international interest in Seattle Sounders right back DeAndre Yedlin has picked up since his appearance for the USMNT in Brazil this summer.
While the lineup stays the same from last week, there are battles all over the field.
The lineup that D.C. United ran out against the Seattle Sounders looked fairly impotent in the absence of Fabian Espindola. Without him, the creative burden falls to very good players like Chris Rolfe and more inconsistent players like Luis Silva and Nick DeLeon.
The left back and the team mutually agree to part ways, leaving a (fill in the blank) sized hole at left back.
While the large speculation was what D.C. United would do without Fabian Espindola Saturday against the Seattle Sounders, a less reported aspect of the lineup which was not learned until late was that left back Cristian Fernandez was not only not starting, but not even in the lineup.
The matchup of East versus West falls to the favor of the Sounders who beat a D.C. team lacking "the final ball."
The big concern aboutD.C. United's temporary life without offensive nucleus Fabian Espindola was what the team would do for firepower. While United had some chances, the answer lived up to most of the presumptions as the Seattle Sounders scored a first-half goal that a vaunted defense made sure stood en route to a 1-0 win in front of 16,922 at RFK Stadium.
As an American who was raised speaking English, some may question me when I say that Univision is far superior viewing for the World Cup. My primary rationale lies in the announcers for each game. While Ian Darke calling US and England games has become a staple, I cannot continue to bore myself with the remaining English speaking announcers ESPN has insisted upon for the other games.
Harry Shipp notched another brace on Saturday (photo: chicago-fire.com)
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"Another one bites the dust," albeit an exciting one at home to Seattle. Meanwhile, Fire fans are left to think what's next. Nothing but the record seems to be falling for the Fire, as they dropped to a poor 2-4-8 on the weekend.
Super Rock Games, an indie gaming company based in London, has created a new computer based video game using pixel art to simulate soccer games for some of the most popular teams in the world. Using top-down design with inspiration from the popular FIFA and Sensible Soccer games, Pixel Soccer combines minimal design with fluid game play to create a fun and interesting style of game that's seems fun and interesting despite the recent popularity of super-realistic video games.
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Liverpool could be ready to make a move for a World Cup star this summer having increased their interest in USA's DeAndre Yedlin. The 20-year-old has impressed as a substitute for Jurgen Klinsmann's team and The Metro claim Liverpool are keen to offer him a trial. Brendan Rodgers reportedly wants the Seattle Sounders man to train with his team during pre-season before deciding whether or not to pursue a summer transfer.
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The Filibuster crew is back and recording almost immediately after USA-Belgium, so that is the first thing that we have to talk (and sing?) about. We go in depth on where blame should be cast, talk about Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, and Michael Bradley, and then talk about the USA's performance overall.
In the triumphant return of our MLS Power Rankings, we see that not much has changed at the top of the league.
After a few weeks gone, your MLS Power Rankings are back yet again to evaluate the league. And while not much has changed at the top of the league, there has been plenty of movement further down the table.