While pre-season MLS play can be up and down in terms of quality and pace, goodness gracious, this Chicago Fire goal:
This was the crown jewel in a flurry of goals by the Fire, who completely blitzed NASL side Miami FC, 5-2. These pre-season matches could be the only MLS competition South Beach sees for the foreseeable future, with David Beckham's ballyhooed Miami MLS venture rumored to be transitioning to Las Vegas.
Toronto FC have seen incredible support from the community for their club, and their President Bill Manning expressed some reluctance in sharing that support with a Canadian Premier League team.
LA Galaxy trialist Miguel Aguilar has made the most of his American dream through his legal DACA status. In today's political climate however, all of that hard work may now be in jeopardy.
You can now watch English broadcasts of Liga MX matches via Facebook- here's how you can get those Facebook broadcasts to your TV, and here's a review on how their inaugural broadcast went.
Marcelo Biesla will take the managerial post at Lille starting in July. He had been at Marseille (and Lazio, kind of - do you include jobs that lasted for two days on a resume?).
The U-20 Men's National Team had a memorable performance for all the wrong reasons over the weekend, falling to Panama 1-0 and putting a ding in their hopes for a U-20 World Cup berth. This knocks them down a peg in their qualifying group, which saw Haiti drop 5 goals on St. Kitts and Nevis earlier in the day.
The ripples from the managerial shakeup at FC Cincinnati are just starting to be felt around USL, with the front office winning a power struggle with (now former) manager John Harkes. Harkes delivered a public statement following his release from the club, where he expressed his pride in building a competitive side in just eight months.
If you enjoy reading about sports media and looking at mock drafts, this week's column from Richard Deitsch at Sports Illustrated is up your alley.
While the Sounders are hoping to round their 18 players into form for the MLS regular season, it's hard to overstate the value that minutes bring to every player in camp- including Academy player (and Villanova recruit) Sam Rogers.