USL-1: A League Of Their Own
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Oct. 22, 3:16 p.m.
It's been a banner year for the USL First Division. Charleston reached the U.S. Open Cup final, and Montreal and Puerto Rico have stolen the show in the Concacaf Champions League. Behind the league's success has been the emergence of a group of stars who have found a home in the USA's Division II league.
U.S. Abroad: Mixed Fortunes
Posted by Paul Kennedy on Oct. 22, 3:10 p.m.
There was considerable movement for Americans abroad over the summer transfermarket. Eleven U.S. internationals moved from MLS to Europe or switched European clubs. A few have enjoyed instant success, but many have had to bide their time as they awaited their chance to get regular playing time.
MLS Rising Stars: Arturo Alvarez
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Oct. 22, 3:07 p.m.
Arturo Alvarez is just the kind of player MLS needs. He's unpredictable and skillful. Only 23, Alvarez already has played six years in MLS.
MLS Rising Stars: Sacha Kljestan
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Oct. 22, 3:04 p.m.
Sacha Kljestan has blossomed under the tutelage of his childhood hero and Chivas USA coach Preki. In his third MLS season, he emerged as a key member of both the U.S. national team and Olympic team.
MLS Rising Stars: Yura Movsisyan
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Oct. 22, 3:01 p.m.
Born to Armenian parents in Azerbaijan, Yura Movsisyan emerged as a top prospect after his family moved to Southern California. He has finally come into his own in his second season at Real Salt Lake.
MLS Rising Stars: Gonzalo Segares
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Oct. 22, 2:58 p.m.
Chicago Fire's Gonzalo Segares has emerged as one of the best defenders in MLS and gained the attention of the Costa Rican national team.
MLS Rising Stars: Bakary Soumare
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Oct. 22, 2:56 p.m.
In his second season with the Chicago Fire, Bakary Soumare has emerged as one of the top defenders in MLS. The Malian-born player has also begun to take an active interest in humanitarian causes.
Backline: DiCicco's Latest Challenges
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Oct. 22, 2:50 p.m.
World champion women's coach opens another chapter on illustrious career.
MLS Rising Stars: Robbie Rogers
Posted by Ridge Mahoney on Oct. 22, 2:45 p.m.
Robbie Rogers earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team thanks to a strong start with the Columbus Crew - but had no time to rest upon his return.
Youth Beat: Going Abroad, Risks and Rewards
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Oct. 22, 2:08 p.m.
Talented young Americans often face the choice of moving abroad to pursue their dreams. For Jose Francisco Torres, it seemed like the only option.
U.S. Abroad: The Saga of Subotic
Posted by Mike Woitalla on Oct. 22, 2:00 p.m.
Three years after playing for the USA at the U-17 World Cup, 19-year-old Neven Subotic is starring for Bundesliga power Borussia Dortmund. The long and winding path that brought him this far helps explain why his national team future remains undetermined.