MLS Decision Day: Orlando dumps out Columbus with dramatic comeback and late PK

It's only Decision Day but the MLS Cup Playoffs have started in mind, body and spirit with the Eastern Conference picture now clear.

In a remarkable winner-take-all showdown between Orlando City and Columbus Crew at Exploria Stadium on Sunday, the Crew — needing only a league-leading 17th draw to qualify for the playoffs — threw away a 1-0 lead to crash out of the main event.

USMNT vs. Saudi Arabia player ratings: Let's do this quick and forget it ever happened

Oh boy. After getting played off the pitch against Japan last Friday, our USMNT vs Saudi Arabia player ratings from Tuesday's friendly in Spain aren't much better. 

Saudi Arabia entered the match having recently gone goalless against Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador, and that lack of a cutting edge was evident against the U.S. — although the Americans did take it in turns to gift opportunities to the Green Falcons.

For The First Time In Club History, Union Berlin Goes Top Of The Bundesliga

COLOGNE, Germany - Union Berlin moved to the top of the Bundesliga standings for the first time in the German club's history after they came away from Cologne with a 1-0 win on Sunday thanks to an own goal early in the game.

In a whirlwind opening to the match, Union were fortunate to take the lead in the third minute when Cologne defender Timo Hübers' attempted block on a low cross was deflected past his goalkeeper at the near post.

Dinamo Zagreb Stuns Chelsea To Win Champions League Opener

ZAGREB - Dinamo Zagreb claimed a shock victory over Chelsea in their Champions League group stage opener on Tuesday as they beat the 2021 European champions 1-0 at home thanks to a blistering solo run from Croatian forward Mislav Oršić.

Zagreb had conceded in every league game this season but Ante Čačić's team kept a clean sheet against the Premier League side, who topped Europe's transfer spending charts with an outlay of over $299.62 million this summer.

The Fake Hamstring Injury Twerk Dance Is Becoming The Next Big Goal Celebration

NWSL forward Lo’eau LaBonta went viral over the weekend for her goal celebration. The Kansas City Current star feigned a hamstring injury before she started twerking. Four days later, the hamstring injury twerk celebration was spotted again, this time in the Carabao Cup between Fulham and Crawley Town.

Brenden Aaronson The Hero Of Leeds United's Historic Win Over Chelsea

The Major Leeds Soccer (MLS) experiment stunned the football community Sunday by recording its first win over Chelsea in almost 20 years, a 3-0 clinic at Elland Road, with USMNT attacker Brenden Aaronson scoring his first goal for the club and compatriot Tyler Adams putting Mason Mount in his back pocket for 77 minutes. 

A blood and thunder start to the match was followed by a period of Chelsea superiority where it looked like the Blues would ultimately punish Leeds' wild ways, but Jesse Marsch's team seems to gather its strength from periods of distress.   

Werder Bremen Stuns Dortmund With A Three-Goal Comeback And 95th-Minute Winner

In a match where Dortmund looked set to steal a result, on a day it was not at its best, Werder Bremen pulled off one of the most remarkable comebacks you will ever see to win 3-2.

Nottingham Forest Hosts First EPL Match In 23 Years And Pulls Off Crazy West Ham Upset

An electric crowd of 30,000 at sunbathed City Ground roared its charmed Nottingham Forest side to a 1-0 win over West Ham on Sunday afternoon in the first Premier League match at the stadium in 23 years.

The buzz around Forest's first season back in the English top flight since 1998-99 has centered on the club's summer expenditure of $113 million, and after a disjointed opening day defeat away to Newcastle, Steve Cooper's new additions were the heroes in front of their home supporters today.

Erik Ten Hag's Man United Era Begins With Defeat To Brighton At Old Trafford

MANCHESTER, England - New manager Erik ten Hag saw the depth of the crisis at Manchester United when his side fell to a 2-1 Premier League defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on Sunday, with German Pascal Groß scoring twice.

United fans' hopes that the off-season would mark a turning point have faded, with the club failing to make major moves yet in the transfer market and there was a grim familiarity to the club's opening match.

Remembering The Raging Rhinos: A History Of Non-MLS Clubs In U.S. Open Cup Finals

After a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Open Cup returned in 2022 with renewed enthusiasm from American soccer fans — and they were rewarded with an abundance of entertaining fixtures. Eight matches featured lower league sides upsetting MLS clubs, as teams like Detroit City and Union Omaha had a chance to prove themselves on the biggest stage.