After weeks of wrangling and an allocation process that merited a separate entry in the collection of weird moments in MLS rule history, U.S. men's national team midfielder Jermaine Jones finally made his MLS debut. Jones played the final 25 minutes of New England's 3-0 cruise past Toronto FC, a game that was already decided before the tattooed DP stepped into the fray. Nothing like an easy run out against a demoralized team to help get one's feet wet in a new competition.
In a sense, it's accurate to say that each of the 21 players on Jurgen Klinsmann's U.S. roster for Wednesday's friendly in the Czech Republic are warming up this week. That's especially true for three of the youngest players on the coach's list.
Emerson Hyndman and Rubio Rubin are both just 18, and both were in the lineup for their respective European clubs, Fulham and Utrecht, on Saturday, two days after they received their first national team invites.
The LA Galaxy has been unstoppable of late, and after hammering two more foes this week -- D.C. United and Chivas USA -- LA reclaimed the top spot in this week's Power Rankings.
1. LA Galaxy (+1)
Every aspect of L.A.'s attack has been otherworldly in recent weeks. Landon Donovan is dishing, Gyasi Zardes is finishing, Robbie Keane is scoring on ridiculous chips and even new acquisition Alan Gordon is getting in on the fun. With that kind of firepower, the Galaxy is poised to duke it out with ...