• Specter of Alonso looms over Sounders-Galaxy showdown
    The best two MLS teams in the regular season meet to decide which of them will host the MLS Cup final next weekend, with Seattle needing to reverse a 1-0 Galaxy edge in its home leg.
  • The German connection, college edition
    Just as the U.S. national team has taken on a German influence with a German, Jurgen Klinsmann, as head coach and five German-born and -bred players on its 2014 World Cup team, so has the men's college game been impacted by an influx of Germans.
  • Cahill in the crosshairs for crucial second leg
    Bradley Wright-Phillips out, Tim Cahill in starts just about every discussion of the Revs-Red Bulls showdown Saturday (live at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN) in the Eastern Conference semifinals, and well it should.
  • Three takeaways from LA Galaxy-Seattle
    The Western Conference finalists are separated by just one goal heading into the second leg in Seattle next Sunday. Here are three takeaways from the first leg at StubHub Center, won by the Galaxy, 1-0, on a goal by Marcelo Sarvas.
  • Three takeaways from New York-New England
    The New England Revolution made it three wins in three playoff games with a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday at sold-out Red Bull Arena. In a game marred by 10 yellow cards -- the second most in MLS playoff history -- the Revs took a giant step toward their fifth MLS Cup appearance with two more brilliant goals. For a look at the match.
  • My advice to Jurgen Klinsmann
    I'll begin by saying Project Klinsmann is too big to fail, so Jurgen Klinsmann is going nowhere.
  • Three keys that could decide New England-New York series
    New York hosts the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals against New England Sunday, more than three months since their last regular-season meeting
  • Three keys that could decide Seattle-LA Galaxy series
    The top two teams clash as Seattle and Los Angeles vie for a place -- and hosting rights -- in the 2014 MLS Cup final.
  • Tom Sermanni: I hope the USA does well
    Tom Sermanni watched a friend's child's U-6 game last weekend. He laughs and shakes his head as he recounts how one of the coaches followed the kids around the field yelling instructions.
  • Running down the Dispersal Draft
    The Offseason of Drafts started Wednesday with the selection of seven former Chivas USA players.
  • Ireland-USA Player Ratings
    The USA's winless streak extended to four games with a 4-1 loss to Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday -- matching its biggest defeat of the Jurgen Klinsmann era, a 4-1 loss to Brazil in 2012.
  • Three takeaways from Ireland-USA
    The U.S. national team ended its 2014 schedule on a dismal note, losing, 4-1, to the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday.
  • MLS vs. Klinsmann: Who needs whom?
    So MLS commissioner Don Garber was right. It's not personal between him and Jurgen Klinsmann. It's the entire MLS against Klinsmann, or so it seems.
  • USA-Colombia Player Ratings
    The USA's winless streak hit three games when it failed to hold a 1-0 lead, from Jozy Altidore's 9th minute penalty kick, and fell, 2-1, to Colombia in London on Friday.
  • Three takeaways from USA-Colombia
    Colombia rewarded its heavy contingent of support in West London with a 2-1 win over the USA on Friday night. A few bright spots for the USA can't erase the reality that it continues to struggle in the post-World Cup cycle.