When Toronto FC landed in Seattle on Thursday afternoon, much of the spotlight was on Jozy Altidore and his status for MLS Cup. Read the whole story
"Players at the top level, they have three weeks, one month maximum, on break. I'm telling you, three months and a half of a break in a soccer season is Mickey Mouse. It's amateur. It doesn't happen
in the world."
-- Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos on the MLS offseason that was extended this season when the regular season ended the weekend before the October FIFA window. The 'Caps, who didn't make the playoffs, have still been training. (The Athletic)
Some big-picture concerns players have is for the league to stop pigeon-holing spending and tie player spending to revenue increases. Read the whole story
Tuesday, November 5
Taylor Booth, Bayern Munich, 45 minutes (6-0 vs. Olympiakos)
Konrad de la Fuente, Barcelona, 90 minutes, 1 goal (2-3 vs. Slavia Prague)
Josh Pynadath, Ajax, 68 minutes (0-1 at Chelsea)
Wednesday, November 6
Johan Gomez, Porto, sub-19 minutes (2-2 vs. Domzale)
The Vlatko Andonovski era got off to a rip-roaring start. In the new coach's debut against Sweden, the Americans stormed out of the gate. Read the whole story
Group A (Houston, Texas)
Jan. 28. Costa Rica vs. Panama, USA vs. Haiti.
Jan. 31. Haiti vs. Costa Rica, USA vs. Panama.
Feb. 3. Panama vs. Haiti, USA vs. Costa Rica.
Group B (Edinburg, Texas)
Jan. 29. Mexico vs. Jamaica, Canada vs. St. Kitts & Nevis.
Feb. 1. St. Kitts & Nevis vs. Mexico, Jamaica vs. Canada.
Feb. 4. Jamaica vs. St. Kitts & Nevis, Canada vs. Mexico.
Note: Semifinals (Feb. 7) and final (Feb. 9) will be played in Carson, Calif.
Carli Lloyd's two goals sandwiched Christen Press' strike in the USA's 3-2 friendly win over Sweden under new coach Vlatko Andonovski. Read the whole story
Thursday, November 7
Italy 1 Ecuador 0. (Oristanio 76. Att.: 2,014.)
Paraguay 3 Argentina 2. (Own goal 58, Torres 73, D.Duarte 86; Zeballos 27, Godoy 42. Att.: 3,957.)
Eight finals were set on Thursday, including the SEC championship game, where top-seed Arkansas is seeking its first title. Read the whole story
Goalkeeper Nate Steinwascher, Detroit City FC
Defenders Emmanuelle Sembroni, New York Cosmos B
-- Paris Martins, Michigan Stars
-- Steve Carroll, Detroit City FC
Midfielders Alun Webb, Chattanooga FC
-- Anthony Colaizzi, Milwaukee Torrent
-- Darwin Espinal, New York Cosmos B
-- Osvaldo Velazquez Vazquez, Napa Valley 1839
Forwards Aly Hassan, New York Cosmos B
-- Joao Costa, Chattanooga FC
-- Yazeed Matthews (Golden Ball), Detroit City FC
Coach: Trevor James, Detroit City FC