Did you know Barcelona has it's own island? Weird, wild stuff...
Labor Day Weekend has come and gone with a 1-0 Sounders win over the Columbus Crew being the obvious highlight. It also marked the close of the summer transfer window in Europe where a number of big teams made splashes and others, well, did not. Let's get you all caught up on the fun of the past week...
Link Madness - Get them while they're hot!
Costa Rica is ready for the USA. Funny - we're ready, too. (MLSsoccer.com)
Gareth Bale is quite the footballing talent...but he could be so much more, and that's the responsibility of Real Madrid to take him to the next level. (ESPNFC)
Want to see how the clubs in the Premier League fared during the summer transfer window? The Worldwide Leader put together a little report card. (ESPNFC)
Dempsey alert! Dempsey alert! Our main man Clint talks to Goal.com about living life back in the US of A. (Goal)
Fresh off their defeat at Anfield, Manchester United nearly took an O'fer in the transfer window, but still considered a massive loss for the champions. (FOXSoccer)
On the flip side of that, Arsenal, who just beat arch-rivals Spurs in the North London derby shock everyone by signing German international Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. (FOXSoccer)
Well this is awkward. Following the Sounders 1-0 victory over Columbus on Saturday (while being down to 10-men for over 80 minutes), the Crew decided it was time for Robert Warzycha to go. (Goal)
So the Sounders next opponent, Chivas USA, did us a favor in drawing with the Whitecaps FC on Sunday (yes, they play two games in four days). Erick Torres also scored a pretty nice bicycle kick AND THEN proceeded to do the robot as a celebration. From top to bottom, has to be up there for Goal of the Year. (MLSsoccer.com)
A few notes on the USMNT before it heads off to Costa Rica. (Pro Soccer Talk)
My birthday is in two weeks. This would be a GREAT gift to yours truly. (67 Inc)
MLS Recap – A quick look back at the weekend’s play in the one and only Major League Soccer
Another halfway decent performance by Chivas USA earning a point from a 2-2 draw with Vancouver - RECAP | LA stayed hot in its 3-0 whooping of San Jose. It was really the Robbie Keane show though - RECAP | SKC grabbed itself a 2-1 win over Colorado - RECAP | In one of the biggest matches of the weekend RSL put a hurting on Portland in a 4-2 victory - RECAP | Following Wednesday's match with Chivas, the Sounders will take on Chicago who drew 1-1 with Houston - RECAP
I don't think any comment will ever do this tweet justice. Well done, Michael.
Seattle is only city in country that can draw combined 134,726 for MLS regular-season game and NFL preseason game. Amazing, amazing fans.— Don Ruiz (@donruiztnt) August 30, 2013
Seattle, so hot right now. Seattle. I overuse that classic line from Zoolander, but I don't care. Fits.
Since Arsenal last won a trophy; Pep Guardiola retired as a player, became a manager, won 15 trophies, took a year out and returned.— TheSPORTBible (@TSBible) August 27, 2013
Poor poor Arsenal. Poor poor poor Arsenal.
Instagram of the Week - Picture...video...all kinds of awesome
What has two thumbs and is pumped for USA-Mexico? THIS GUY! I'll actually be back in Columbus for the match. Should be epic.
Video of the Week - Watch and be impressed
The Land of FC Barcelona. Absolutely brilliant.