When Jack Elliott took the field in Portland's hothouse atmosphere on Aug. 5, he hadn't played a second for the Union two months. It sure didn't look that way, though.
The Union's 3-2 win at New England wasn't just a statement of the team's intent to mount a charge toward the playoffs. It was also a statement about the man leading that charge.
Turner Sports is set to start broadcasting the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. The network is trying some things that other outlets haven't done, including pay-per-game streaming.
LONDON (AP) - FIFA has officially eradicated corruption. All it took was pressing the delete key.
Though the opponent wasn't as glamorous as teams the Union have faced in recent weeks, Saturday's game at the New England Revolution was the Union's biggest of the year.
When Kyle Martino lost his U.S. Soccer presidential election bid in February, he did not lose his energy to grow the sport's foundations here. He simply needed a new outlet for it.
The next homegrown player to move from MLS to a European club for serious money could very well come from the Union.
Ernst Tanner has a history of finding players who've become stars in world soccer. The Union want that to happen here.
Cory Burke scored the first two goals, cementing his status as the team's top striker, and C.J. Sapong put the icing on the cake late.
It's one of soccer's most famous traditions, and it returns to the spotlight any time a knockout-style tournament takes center stage.
With almost every big star finally healthy, the U.S. scored nine goals in three games at the Tournament of Nations, and played with style and flair.
All of Portland's goals were preceded by fouls, two off penalty kicks and one off a free kick.
Bedoya's pass completion rate entering this weekend's Union trip to Portland stands at 90.5 percent, the third-best mark in MLS.