Here are the top soccer stories everyone’s talking about this morning:
A New Weapon
The Seattle Sounders may not have been able to hold the lead in Sunday's 1-1 draw with the visiting LA Galaxy, but Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle argues they have finally found a creative spark for their attack in new recruit Nicolas Lodeiro, who sparkled in his MLS debut.
Productive First Day
New Orlando City boss Jason Kreis was over the moon after guiding the Lions to a 3-1 fightback triumph over New England in his first game on the job. Star forward Cyle Larin got things started with this fine finish.
Jozy Altidore bagged his first goal of the season and reigning MVP Sebastian Giovinco was all over the score sheet in Toronto FC's 3-0 rout that grabbed the Trillium Cup back from rivals Columbus. But it was their young midfield that ruled the day.
The Evening Standard
Glad To Be Back!
Getting On The Board
One Last Look
With another round of MLS action in the books, the Armchair Analyst has filed his weekly review.
Vancouver have augmented their attack by landing forward Giles Barnes from Houston. That wasn't the only MLS trade this weekend after D.C. United swung a deal with Chicago to acquire attacker Kennedy Igboananike.
The San Jose Earthquakes are reportedly set to audition former Spurs and Wolves midfielder Jamie O'Hara.
An Argentine report claims that Sporting KC are kicking the tires on San Lorenzo attacker Sebastian Blanco. Elsewhere, veteran defender William Soares is leaving Ligat Ha-Al champs Hapoel Be'er Sheva and an Israeli paper says he has MLS offers. Also, a local scribe reports that Chicago are close to signing Armenian striker David Arshakyan.
Jobless In Seattle
Not Easy Being Green
Young US international Julian Green bagged a 35-minute hat trick in Bayern Munich's 4-1 friendly win over Inter Milan on Saturday. Meanwhile, his club are doing their homework with aims on forming a fruitful partnership with an MLS club to be named.
The Will And The Way
Movie star Will Ferrell has explained how he came to be part of the ownership group of MLS expansion side LAFC.