The All-Stars align at Rio Tinto
Our weekly dose of Major League Soccer quick takes, plotlines to watch and Power Rankings.
On Wednesday, the MLS All-Star Game comes to Real Salt Lake's Rio Tinto Stadium as 18 of the league's best take on Everton FC (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2, Galavisión). It's the sixth edition of the "MLS Takes on the World" format, with the American league's best undefeated in five previous meetings against clubs from elsewhere. While the gimmick is growing old (couldn't MLS' growing level of talent support two squads?), getting a preview of the English club -- which is led by American starting keeper
As MLS celebrates its stars midway through the season, Free Kicks thought it would be fun to see how this week's Power Rankings compared with our
With roughly a dozen games to go, nine teams (four in the East and five in the West) have somewhere between 26 and 32 points each, while New England boasts 23 points with 14 matches remaining. With only eight making the postseason, it's going to be a battle from here on out. On Saturday, the Revs look to force their way back into the playoff picture with a home victory over Toronto FC that would put the two squads even on points. A win in Colorado will start the Crew's the two-game West Coast swing in the right fashion and keep