The age of technology and sports melding together to become one has reached a tipping point, it seems.
Over the weekend, two unidentified AC Milan fans stormed the pitch at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field during their favorite club's friendly against Manchester City with just one intention: to take a selfie with Rossoneri star forward Mario Balotelli.
HOUSTON – According to the Houston Dynamo there were signs of life for their embattled defense Saturday night.
Facing English Premier League club Aston Villa in the BBVA Compass Charities Cup, the Dynamo had a tall task. And while it was not perfect, Houston kept the Villans in front of them for the balance of the evening holding them to just eight shots and only two on goal in a 1-0 loss. For a team that’s given up 21 goals during an eight-game winless streak it’s a step in the right direction.
It's become our summer ritual: international club friendlies from sea to shining sea.
And this year is no different, as the likes of Bayern Munich, Atlético Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chivas de Guadalajara criss-cross the United States and Canada. On many occasions, they will play friendlies against MLS clubs.
Here are the biggest friendlies taking place over the next month or so, including Bayern's appearance in the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on August 6.
Brad Friedel's heroics lift Tottenham to 2-0 win over Chicago Fire in North American curtain call for US vet
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – US men's national team hero Brad Friedel left the field to a standing ovation on what he admitted himself could possibly be his last game as a professional on American soil.
Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls like team's play friendly win over Arsenal, but keep things in perspective
HARRISON, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls downplayed the importance of their rare friendly against Arsenal leading in, and they downplayed the result in its aftermath.
Equipos de la MLS se enfrentaron a rivales ingleses que hacen pretemporada en Estados Unidos. También hubo acción de la International Champions Cup. Así fue el sábado de partidos amistosos:
New York Red Bulls 1-0 Arsenal
Eat your heart out Matt Prater.
The Denver Broncos placekicker probably thinks he's got the meanest long-distance shot at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Not after Miralem Pjanic's stunning 76th minute goal from his own half of the field in a 3-2 exhibition loss against Manchester United on Saturday.
But what made it all the more special is that he practiced it a day before by kicking 50-yard field goals. NFL style.
HARRISON, N.J. – In what may well have been Thierry Henry’s final game against his former club, the legendary striker helped make the difference.
He was the center of attention before, during and after Saturday's New York Red Bulls vs. Arsenal international match at Red Bull Arena.
Thierry Henry is an Arsenal legend and has become one for the Red Bulls and the South Ward made sure everyone knew it before kickoff:
HOUSTON – Tim Howard got the plaudits after an unbelievable 16-save performance in the US national team’s final World Cup game in Brazil.
If that was the last time the 35-year-old goalkeeper dons the red, white and blue on the world’s biggest stage, Aston Villa 'keeper Shay Given believes the Yanks will be in good hands.