When Clint Dempsey was named to the U.S. national team roster last week for a pair of World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama, attention immediately centered on his best role.
Given that he only recently returned to action after missing the last four months of 2016 due to an irregular heartbeat, the most likely scenario had him being used off the bench. But the fact that he started the first three games of the 2017 MLS season for Seattle Sounders FC -- scoring two goals in the process --...
The defending champions and a certain expansion team are the big movers in our Major League Soccer Power Rankings, with the third week of the 2017 MLS season in the books.
1. Portland Timbers (no change)
Portland expects to get goals from Diego Valeri and Fanendo Adi, but when David Guzman finds the back of the net it's a bonus -- especially when it proves important in a 4-2 win over the Houston Dynamo.
2. FC Dallas (no change)
Back at close-to-full strength in league play, Dallas...
Week three of the 2017 Major League Soccer season saw reigning champions Seattle Sounders find their rhythm while Brek Shea is sent off for giving the referee a earful! Jason Davis takes a look at the weekend's best and worst performances.
The odds on Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez winning a host of individual trophies when the 2017 season comes to an end are getting shorter by the week. While the expansion team hasn't exactly been tested through three rounds, Tata Martino's team...