New York Red Bulls to Face New York Cosmos In 2014 US Open Cup
New York Red Bulls to Face New York Cosmos In 2014 US Open Cup

“It will be exciting” was how New York Cosmos defender Carlos Mendes described their upcoming fourth round US Open cup tie against the New York Red Bulls. June 14 is when New York looks inwards and watches the first-ever meeting between MLS side New York Red Bulls and NASL side […]

Our Picks for the US Men’s National Team World Cup Squad
Our Picks for the US Men’s National Team World Cup Squad

With only 35 days until World Cup 2014, USMNT Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann is getting closer to naming his final 23-man squad for the tournament where the USA will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany. Klinsmann has plenty of difficult choices ahead of him to finalize the list to the 23 […]

Yannick Djalo Seeks Fresh Start in San Jose
Yannick Djalo Seeks Fresh Start in San Jose

The halls of Sporting Club de Portugal’s academy are famed, their graduates plentiful. Over the last two decades wingers have been of consistent emergence. Luis Figo, Simao, Ricardo Quaresma, and Cristiano Ronaldo have all graduated from the academy in Alcochete, Portugal. Anyone who emerges from Sporting’s academy will draw comparisons […]

Toronto FC Showing Early Potential Under Head Coach Ryan Nelsen
Toronto FC Showing Early Potential Under Head Coach Ryan Nelsen

From the moment Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley were announced as Toronto FC’s new designated players, an air of intrigue enveloped the club. Described as a bloody big deal by the club’s marketing department, it was a fair and accurate evaluation. Here were two players that would significantly improve any roster […]

Chicago Fire Missing Mike Magee In Cloud Of Confusion at Club
Chicago Fire Missing Mike Magee In Cloud Of Confusion at Club

Twitter is a wonderful tool. It is also a harbinger of rumor mongering. A faceless entity that does not discriminate, that was exemplified by the situation surrounding Mike Magee at Chicago. The Illinois native was delighted to finally make his way home last season, and showed his happiness by collecting […]

Promising Start By Jermain Defoe Bodes Well For Toronto FC This Season
Promising Start By Jermain Defoe Bodes Well For Toronto FC This Season

Sixteen and a half minutes. That’s all it took for Jermain Defoe to explode onto Major League Soccer. Described by Toronto as a bloody big deal, Defoe certainly made it seem that way with his performance last Saturday. Grabbing a second inside half an hour, the forward showed the kind […]

Why A Return to MLS Would Be Brek Shea’s Next Best Move
Why A Return to MLS Would Be Brek Shea’s Next Best Move

At just over 6ft 2in, with a blonde mohawk, it seems Brek Shea was born to stand out. An athletic wide player with the ability to glide past defenders, the 24-year-old continues to be a polarizing figure for the US Men’s National Team. Alongside those who recognize and admire his […]

Top 5 Reasons to be Excited for the Opening Weekend of MLS
Top 5 Reasons to be Excited for the Opening Weekend of MLS

MLS returns this Saturday for its 19th season as a top flight league in the United States. There’s plenty to look forward, but here are 5 reasons in particular to be excited about the opening weekend: 1. Michael Bradley – When reports first surfaced on Twitter that Michael Bradley may be […]

Could Juan Agudelo And Terrence Boyd Be Better Striker Options For USMNT?
Could Juan Agudelo And Terrence Boyd Be Better Striker Options For USMNT?

Given the modern fascination with statistics and infographics, last week saw a particularly interesting nugget of information come to the fore. Blessed with 5 goals in 12 World Cup appearances, Landon Donovan has scored more World Cup goals than Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic combined (the […]

Arrigo Sacchi Believes Atletico Madrid Should Be Wary Of AC Milan
Arrigo Sacchi Believes Atletico Madrid Should Be Wary Of AC Milan

Sacchi, 67, enjoyed spells with both the Rossoneri and Atletico Madrid during his managerial career, and helped Milan achieve successive European titles while at the club in the late 1980s. Although Atletico are currently sitting third in La Liga, level on points with Barcelona and Real Madrid, Sacchi believes the […]

Has the Curse Of Caricola Reared Its Head For New York Red Bulls?
Has the Curse Of Caricola Reared Its Head For New York Red Bulls?

Myth, legend — it all ties into the tapestry of sport with a fluid ease. In baseball, it was Steve Bartman who famously endeared himself to Marlins fans while enraging his fellow Cubs fans by “Catching Hell” (as ESPN 30 for 30 coined it). Further East, there was the Curse […]

Pepe Reina Understands Luis Suarez’s Plight
Pepe Reina Understands Luis Suarez’s Plight

Pepe Reina has admitted he can understand Luis Suarez’s desire to leave Liverpool, but hopes his teammate will remain at Anfield. The Uruguayan international has been heavily linked with a move away from Anfield, citing media pressure and the toll it has taken on his family as a strong factor […]

Fernando Torres – I’m Staying At Chelsea
Fernando Torres – I’m Staying At Chelsea

Fernando Torres has dismissed reports he is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, following the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager. The 29-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Napoli, that would once again see him reunited with Rafa Benitez. Signing a five-year-deal when he joined the […]

Fernando Torres Focused On Winning Premier League Next Season
Fernando Torres Focused On Winning Premier League Next Season

Fernando Torres has played down the negative perception of Chelsea, adding that the club are now striving for a Premier League title. The Spanish striker was speaking ahead of Chelsea’s games this week against Manchester City, when he told reporters, “At least since I’m here it always looks a bit […]