Rivalry Week is here and Jason Davis highlights the matches you can't miss as the season rolls into Week 18.
NYCFC have revenge in mind for Big Apple rivalry
It's the rivalry that seems to be bubbling up these days, in large part because both teams are strong playoff contenders in the Eastern Conference. A little verbal back-and-forth between the two sides has spiced up a clash at Red Bull Arena that gives New York City FC a chance for revenge after a U.S. Open Cup defeat on June 14. What's more,...
Houston vs. Dallas; Dallas vs. Houston. It's a cantankerous relationship between two Texas cities that goes back as long as the line at a Luby's Cafeteria at noon on a Sunday.
Dallas has always seen itself as the more sophisticated of the two, with pristine Southern Methodist University nestled in the heart of the city, while Houston has the reputation of an outlaw, reflected by its lack of zoning laws.
The acrimony shared by these two end points on Interstate 45 filters down to sports as...
No change at the top in our Major League Soccer Power Rankings, though the margin is getting smaller between FC Dallas and Toronto FC. The Portland Timbers take a four-spot drop after a home draw, while both the Houston Dynamo and Atlanta United make strong moves up the board.
1. FC Dallas (no change)
Dallas holds on to the top spot -- just barely -- with a 1-1 draw against New York City FC that keeps its unbeaten start to the season alive. Kellyn Acosta continued his push into the MLS elite...
HOUSTON, Texas -- Erick "Cubo" Torres' first career hat trick in the Houston Dynamo's 4-1 thrashing of the New York Red Bulls almost didn't happen. His teammate, Honduras international Boniek Garcia, was the one who gave him the free-kick chance.
"To tell you the truth, [Torres] had given me the ball," said Garcia after the win. "He told me to take the free kick. But when he came back, I saw that he had a lot of confidence, so I told him to take it. And the goal happened."
With an eye toward the Mexico national team's participation in the Confederations Cup and Gold Cup, many of the country's most noteworthy names have a new opportunity to shine for their clubs after the international break.
Here, we take a look at some of the recent best and worst performances from the players chasing a place in Juan Carlos Osorio's national team rosters this summer.
Jesus Gallardo, MF, Pumas (Mexico)
Why he's here: There's no doubt about it: Gallardo was the standout...
Expansion side Atlanta stays in the spotlight Saturday in just its third-ever match as an MLS franchise. Through two games, Atlanta has shown that the combination of South American coaching and young South American talent will be something to watch all year long.