Jim Curtin made the point loud and clear this week that he believes Toronto FC is not just the best team in MLS this year, but one of the best MLS teams of all time. That point was proven with some force on Wednesday.
Liverpool beat Germany's TSG Hoffenheim 4-2 with a devastating attacking display to seal a return to Europe's elite club competition after a two-year absence.
Real Madrid heads top-seeded clubs as the two-time defending champion, and fourth straight Champions League winner from Spain. The rest of the field includes five English teams.
England record-scorer Wayne Rooney called time on his often tempestuous international career on Wednesday, retiring from duty after spurning an offer to return to the squad.
There was no missing the tone of annoyance in Maurice Edu's voice as he reflected upon his long-awaited return to competitive soccer.
The Harrisburg-area native's arrival off the bench in Saturday's 2-2 draw at San Jose broke a streak of 13 games without playing.
The 21-year-old defender registered his first professional goal, assisted on another, and delivered big defensive plays throughout the 2-2 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.
"I kind of played free," the veteran midfielder said. "I wasn't too worried about my injury at this point."
Between June 3 and August 6, Fox's lead soccer announcer traveled to 16 cities in four countries to call a total of 20 games.
The 31-year-old midfielder will join up with the Union's minor-league USL team. He hasn't played for the Union since Sept. 30, 2015.
Pulisic scored Dortmund's first Bundesliga goal of the year, then set up the finale in a 3-0 win.
The Union will fly to San Jose and back and Toronto and back in a seven-day stretch, and they'll have to do it on commercial flights.
Wembley Stadium hosts its first Premier League match on Sunday when Tottenham plays Chelsea.
Haris Medunjanin's life story is unlike any other the Union locker room has seen. Indeed, it is rare even by the standards of international soccer globetrotting.