Here are the top soccer stories everyone’s talking about this morning:
Rapids Remain Bulletproof
Real Salt Lake got key contributions off the bench from youngsters Jordan Allen and John Stertzer in fighting back for a 2-1 home victory over the previously-hot New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night.
So We Meet Again (Times Two)
Thanks to Chile's 2-0 win in the second Copa America Centenario semifinal, we'll have a pair of rematches from the group stage to close the tournament. Not only will the Copa holders get another crack at Argentina with the title on the line (Sunday, 8 pm ET on FS1, Univision, UDN), but the USMNT are set up for a bronze medal bid to exact revenge on Colombia (Saturday, 8 pm ET on FS1, Univision, UDN).
On the heels of US Soccer chief Sunil Gulati's remarks that the USMNT still has a ways to go to reach the top level of international soccer, Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle discusses the immediate short-term steps the team needs to take on that road.
An English oddsmaker has listed US boss Jurgen Klinsmann as the odds-on favorite to take over at EPL side Southampton. Meanwhile, one UK scribe opines that England should snatch Klinsmann away for their top national team job.
Find out which Philadelphia Union youngster currently sits atop our MLSsoccer.com Rookie Rankings.
Rock The Vote
Canada skipper David Edgar, who recently stated he was open to an MLS move, is set for a training stint with the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Movin' On Up
Waiting For His Chance
A Real Happy Anniversary
As Landon Donovan himself reminds us, June 23 is the anniversary of one of the most memorable goals in US Soccer history: the stoppage-time Algeria strike. Watch it again here and relive the unforgettable reactions across the nation.