I was in the stands Sunday night holding my breath when Clint Dempsey approached the ball in the 86th minute. I was holding my breath because I had watched him not score a single free kick during the season, but when it mattered most Dempsey made it count.
Toby Keith might have said it best when it comes to age and experience, "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was." For the Seattle Sounders age and experience could be the difference come Sunday.
Jordan Morris and the Stanford men's soccer team visited Seattle last night. The University of Washington were not good hosts, defeating Morris and the Cardinal while putting an end to Stanford's 15-game unbeaten streak.
Sunday night at CenturyLink Field it was evident that on the Dallas goal, youth out shown experience as Fabian Castillo ran effortlessly by Zach Scott and put FC Dallas up 1-0. With the addition of second teams and growth of academy teams the MLS will only get younger and faster
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When Juergen Klopp signed to become Liverpool's new manager, one of his first calls was to Steven Gerrard, Klopp feels Gerrard's presence is the gold standard for professionalism.
Gerrard apparently was sold a bill of goods when it came to MLS. Gerrard was used to two-hour bus rides or one-hour plane rides in England and admits he highly underestimated the toll travel would take on his body.
Erick 'Cubo' Torres was touted as a major signing for MLS and the Houston Dynamo and came with a $7 million dollar transfer fee. Torres has only played eleven games with the Dynamo but that has been enough for Houston as they search for trade options.
In June the New York Cosmos took a trip to Cuba in hopes of restoring US/Cuban relations, at least on the soccer field. A documentary was made during the trip and will air Sunday night.
Tuesday's UEFA Champions League highlights and scores
Dutch club AZ Alkmaar join the effort to supply clean energy. Their stadium is now solar powered and could be able to supply 125 households with power.
Under pressure manager Jose Mourinho is a wanted man at least by French club Monaco. Monaco made a $50 million dollar bid for Mourinho Tuesday that was quickly rejected by Chelsea.
The lastest charges have been brought in the FIFA crisis, 83-year-old Jose Maria Marin from Brazil denied bribery charges in a Brooklyn federal court Tuesday. Marin didn't seemed bothered as he paid his $15 million dollar bail and went to his uptown New York apartment.
A police raid, tax evasion, and questions about the 2006 World Cup. Heck you would think we are talking about FIFA right?
Goals of the week: Scorpion goal, 5 touch goal, and last second volley