One fleeting career, one remarkable moment: The Gabe Gala Story

Football has a profound ability to captivate the hearts and souls of millions. For some, even in sleep, it never quite leaves. Countless boys and girls dream of hoisting football’s greatest trophies, wearing their nation’s jersey, or scoring the big goal. A lucky few can say they have gone out and done it. Although the…

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United Soccer League ICYMI: 6/14/18

As usual with U.S. soccer, the domestic show will go on as the world’s biggest sporting event begins on Friday in Russia. Naturally, the USL will continue uninterrupted during these next World Cup weeks. U.S. soccer people are used to this dynamic, as our domestic leagues roll on, even though MLS squads typically are slightly…

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MLS week 14: Record goals, Philadelphia dissent and Columbus fightback

A landmark goal, red cards in Philadelphia and dominance in Columbus in the 14th week of the MLS season. Over in Kansas, rookie Wan Kuzain Kamal netted his first ever MLS goal in only his second appearance for Sporting Kansas City. Kamal holds the distinction of being the first player with Malaysian roots to score…

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MLS week 12: Red Bulls show class, Portland fire and rookie goals

Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw his first MLS red card, the New York Red Bulls showed their skills and Portland is finally looking like its old self. First we head to Montreal, where the Montreal Impact were celebrating their 25th anniversary by taking on the Los Angeles Galaxy. It was a day that seemed too good to…

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MLS week 11: Trash in Orlando, Cascadia milestone, red cards galore

Orlando’s fine start has come to an end, while a 100th match-up loss for Seattle, frustration in Toronto, and red cards galore dominated the headlines in this week’s action of Major League Soccer. Orlando City’s six-game win streak finally came to an end in a narrow 2-1 loss to Atlanta United. The Georgia club scored…

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MLS week 8: Disappointing results in Canada, Seattle gets first win

It was an ugly weekend for Canadian MLS clubs; Seattle recorded its first win of the season, and Orlando’s unbeaten streak stays alive. The Vancouver Whitecaps didn’t quite live up to their motto of “Our All, Our Honour” this past weekend after suffering a 6-0 thumping – and two red cards – to Sporting Kansas…

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MLS Week 1: Debut glory, champions deposed and lawsuits announced

The new Major League Soccer (MLS) season dawned and immediately entered the dramatic. Its champions lost to a team that’s doing a commendable job of alienating their own fans, and even faces a lawsuit from their home state. The newest Los Angeles team upset Western heavyweights Seattle and last season’s surprise hit were hammered by…

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