Make no mistake — they are one of the favorites. There’s a healthy mix of young legs and experience. But the U.S. hasn’t won the tournament this century. Will this version be different?
Barca Bombs Bayern: Lionel Messi and Barcelona were rampant Wednesday in all but gutting Bayern Munich’s UEFA Champions League hopes with a masterful 3-0 win over a quality opponent that left the jaws of even cynical soccer reporters dropping (Associated Press photo).
I’d like to thank Lionel Messi and Barcelona for eloquently making the case for my weekly 100 Percent Soccer column in today’s UEFA Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich where the quality of soccer on display was quite simply stunning.
Soccer can't get much better than this when you've seen genius and the players themselves know it.
— Paul Kennedy (@pkedit) May 6, 2015
Not a minute with Lionel Messi we should take for granted the privilege of being able to watch him play
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) May 6, 2015
Next up later today: Lowly Real Salt lake against a LA Galaxy team nowhere near firing on all cylinders.
Danger man: The always menacing Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders visit Carson Sunday to play the struggling Galaxy in a nationally televised clash between Western Conference heavyweights (Photo courtesy Seattle Sounders FC).
The MLS has barely begun and the Galaxy are already looking to “bounce back” against the Seattle Sounders Sunday in a battle between two National Soccer Hall of Fame coaches.
If MLS insists on moving forward with a full slate of games despite all the missing stars, shouldn’t they provide discounts to their loyal fans this weekend?
Like that’s going to happen, even if league officials know they are putting out a sub-par product:
Too many goose eggs today. Tomorrow better be better.
— Will Kuhns (@will_kuhns) March 22, 2015
MLS appeared to suggest it would grow no largef than 24 teams.
Now, that number is under review as deep-pocketed investors continue to approach the league seeking expansion teams.
So, just how big will MLS get? Read more in this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column.