Here are the Top 15 soccer stories were following today.
1. STREAK IS OVER
After 36 games in all competitions and almost two years, the unthinkable happened the Houston Dynamo finally lost at home. On Sunday, Aurlien Collins header was enough to win at BBVA to end Houstons record unbeaten streak at home. Sportings Twitter feed had a , but SKC head coach Peter Vermes saluted the Dynamos achievement: These men here,
2. UNSTOPPABLE TIMBERS
Unbeaten in nine, Caleb Porters side are on a roll. Sweeping aside , Portland sit second in the West. But Porter isnt taking anything for granted: Diego Valeri and Rodney Wallace shone for Portland while Chivas continue to struggle as their good early season form evaporates.
3. GOALS, GOALS, GOALS
There were plenty of spectacular goals this weekend. So what was your favorite? The free kick by Mauro Roslaes, Russell Teiberts smash from the edge of the box and Will Johnsons curler, plus more,
4. SEATTLE STUN SAN JOSE
If you speak to any Seattle Sounders fan, player or coach, this day was coming.breathed new life into the Sounders' season, as the offensive breakout theyve been threatening all season finally happened.keeper Michael Gspurning said.
5. MONTREAL MAGNIFIQUE
Launching a remarkable late comeback, theat Stade Saputo on Saturday afternoon. Matteo Ferraris last-gasp winner sees Montreal keep up with the leading pack in the East. We showed a lot of will, head coach Marco Schllibaum said. which is very important.
6. 'CAPS RECORD FIRST-EVER WIN OVER GALAXY
The Vancouver Whitecaps needed this win, big time. Canadian winger Russell Teibert came up big with his first two goals in MLS to seal . The win was their first since the second week of the season, with coach Martin Rennie a relieved man:. In the end, it was a fantastic win for us.
7. SUEO WINNERS CELEBRATE
Fourteen-year-old Alexander Soto won the prestigious Sueo MLS 2013 title, after wowing onlookers with his talents. Soto, who is the youngest winner of Sueo since it began in 2007, is staying grounded after his dazzling display. My gosh, man, I'm happy, Soto said.and my dream is to be a professional player. While , citing extra training in Colombia as the difference.
8. BALL BOY INCIDENT IN TIMBERS WIN, SHOULD THE JOB STILL BE GIVEN TO YOUNGSTERS?
Another skirmish with a ball boy occurred this weekend, as . El Chels handled the situation superbly but de Luna was booked for the incident. Of course this follows on from the Eden Hazard incident with a Swansea City ball boy a few months ago. So the big question is: Are youngsters the best candidates for the job? Discuss.
9. NO THIRD-TIER TEAM FOR TACOMA?
The Seattle Sounders reserve squad took on Orlando City this weekend, and the , Wash. The game was being played at Cheney Stadium and acted as a valuable learning experience for Seattle, as they feel out plans to start up a USL PRO franchise and base it in Tacoma. I think we believed before the game Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer said. Where next?
10. US REACH BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP FINALS
The US beach soccer team reached the World Cup finals in Tahiti this September, after defeating Costa Rica 4-2. The US were losing 2-0 but fought back and , and first time since 2007. The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be held Sept. 18-28 at To'ata Stadium in Papeete, Tahiti.
11. ESPINOZA WINS FA CUP
From winning the US Open Cup to the FA Cup, . The ex-Sporting KC midfielder put in a tremendous shift on the left hand side as Wigan caused a huge upset to defeat Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday, as Espinoza became the first-ever Honduran to lift the famous trophy at Wembley: and at the end they got what they deserved.
12. DEMPSEY STARS AS SPURS FIGHT ON
Clint Dempsey may have struggled at times during his first season with Tottenham Hotspur, but now hes firing on all cylinders. , that puts them two points ahead of Arsenal in the Champions League race with one game to go. However, the Gunners have one more game to play, against Wigan on Tuesday. Tim Howard kept a clean sheet as Everton won 2-0 against West Ham and
13. SIR ALEX SAYS GOODBYE
Sir Alex Ferguson said an emotional goodbye to Old Trafford and Manchester United during Sundays 2-1 win over Swansea. In typical United fashion, Rio Ferdinand scored a late winner to mark Fergies last home game in style. . The end of an era for United and global soccer.
14. BECKS WINS FRENCH LEAGUE WITH PSG
David Beckham became the first Englishman to win a league title in four different countries this weekend.Becks looks to be staying on in Paris, with talks about a contract extension in the works. Are you pleased for the ex-LA man?
15. WATFORD REACH CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF FINAL IN DRAMATIC FASHION
You have to see this to believe it. In what has been one of the most enthralling end of season playoffs ever witnessed in the lower tiers of English soccer, it looked as if Watfords EPL dream was all but over in the 96thminute against Leicester City on Sunday, with the Foxes a penalty kick away from the final.
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