FIFA.com examines the weekend club action in the Americas, where Chivas and Tijuana stumbled in Mexico, Vancouver go from worst to first in the States, and Boca climbed in Argentina.
Sporting Kansas City lead the early Eastern Conference standings in Major League Soccer after beating New England Revolution 3-0, while Real Salt Lake won their second match to top the Western table.
USA defender Jay DeMerit completed an improbable journey from the lowest levels of English “pub league” football to playing at the FIFA World Cup™. Now, his story has been chronicled in an equally unlikely documentary film.
While the likes of Los Angeles Galaxy and New York Red Bulls will inevitably steal many of the headlines, it is three new clubs, far removed from that glitz and glamour, that are reinvigorating the latest MLS season.
It was a roller-coaster FIFA World Cup™ for USA as they won their group for the first time in 70 years but crashed out in the last 16 when a semi-final spot seemed attainable.
After a run of dramatic comebacks in South Africa, Tim Howard admitted the USA ran out of rescue acts as they suffered extra-time elimination at the hands of Ghana.