MLS is BACK! After a long, trying offseason our league has returned for a 19th season and I am here to get you up to speed on all things footy. The links and social lovings below are piping hot so get ready for all the knowledge you can handle on our beautiful game.
Link Madness - Get them while they're hot!
Big spending Toronto FC is the Sounders next opponent and striker Jermain Defoe thinks his move to Canada is a good one for his England hopes (Sky Sports)
Don't recognize the teams on the pitch? This helpful guide to the new kits should be of some assistance (but pay no mind to the leading picture) (SI.com)
Hey, it's 2014! That means the World Cup is right around the corner. Here's a little gallery of MLS players who may make the trip to Brazil (SI.com)
Man City again lost out to Wigan in an FA Cup match...and it was not pretty (ESPNFC.com)
We're about to get an inside look at the USMNT as the World Cup nears (ESPNFC.com)
Not a great week to be American international Brek Shea (MLSsoccer.com)
NYCFC is asking YOU to decide on its logo for when it starts play in MLS. The two choices are absolutely fantastic (MLSsoccer.com)
It's been 20 years since USA '94. My good pal Seth Vertelney wrote a pretty in-depth feature on the USMNT at that World Cup. Well worth the read (SBNation.com)
Strong debuts for a number of MLS' revamped sides, including Seattle (Goal)
MLS now tied directly to the success or failure of the USMNT (FOX Soccer)
MLS Recap – A quick look back at the weekend’s play in the one and only Major League Soccer
Crazy start in MLS as Vancouver smacked Supporter Sheild winners New York 4-1 - RECAP | Dallas edged Montreal 3-2; the Sounders are at the Impact week three - RECAP | Houston put a hurting on New England with a 4-0 result - RECAP | Salt Lake got a late winner from Plata to edge the Galaxy 1-0 in LA - RECAP
Great to start the season with 3points, especially since the Western Conference did work this weekend.— Chad Barrett (@CBarrett19) March 10, 2014
Chad Barrett, student of the game.
Today was a day that I will never forget. Very happy and blessed that I was able to get my MLS debut… http://t.co/tyrL6UYE1x— Sean Okoli (@AskAboutUgo) March 9, 2014
Mr. Okoli made his MLS debut on Saturday…and killed it. Congrats, man!
Massive tifo, 3 points, stoppage time goal, #BBQTears and Seattle Sunshine. Life doesn't get any better!— EmeraldCitySupporter (@WeAreECS) March 9, 2014
Yes, ECS, it was quite the opening match. See you Saturday.
Instagram of the Week - Picture...video...all kinds of awesome
DeAndre has a new 'do. It's something else.
Video of the Week - Watch and be impressed
ECS nailed it again with another fabulous tifo.