As the 2015 MLS regular season unfolds, there's no letup to the challenges facing LA Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes. But perhaps the biggest one of all is down to simple familiarity.
Zardes is coming off a stellar 16-goal season in 2014, and he scored the club's opener in the 2-1 MLS Cup final triumph over the New England Revolution. As the 23-year-old and his teammates prepare for Sunday's tilt against the New York Red Bulls, he knows full well that he is now a known quantity.
Zardes can see it in...
LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane, who has missed two matches with a groin injury, will likely sit out Sunday's game vs. the undefeated New York Red Bulls (5 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPNDeportes/WatchESPN), according to a report.
"I had a little setback," last season's MVP told MLSSoccer.com. "I thought [I'd be back] this week, but it's a [tender] area. It's where you kick the ball."
Keane was injured in the April 4 loss to the Whitecaps. Although he trained in full this week, he wasn't active during Thursday...
A selection of intriguing Major League Soccer storylines to watch this weekend:
Can Marsch and Red Bulls stun the defending MLS Cup champions?
On Jan. 7, few MLS fans would have believed the New York Red Bulls, which had just canned popular coach Mike Petke after the best two seasons in the club's mostly forgettable 19-year history, would be the league's last unbeaten squad almost two months into the 2015 campaign.
Yet undefeated is exactly what the Red Bulls are under new boss Jesse Marsch. His...