MOSCOW (AP) When the anger subsides after another group stage exit and another goalkeeping blunder, Russian fans might find they can be proud of their team at the Confederations Cup. Russia failed to reach the knockout rounds of a fourth major tournament in a row, but there’s no shame in losing by one goal to European champion Portugal and North American champion Mexico. “We will move on,” coach Stanislav Cherchesov said after Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Mexico.
The game in 100 words (or less): All hail King David Accam, the newest superstar of MLS — except, well, you know, he’s been doing this for a couple years now. It’s not his fault you hadn’t already taken notice. For too long, it was Accam and not much
They meet again. And again, and again. The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders are meeting for the 98th time in all competitions and leagues. It is the fifth time this season the two organizations face each other (1 MLS game, 1 Open Cup game, 2 USL games). It is the 19th MLS regular season meeting. They have seven Open Cup contests between their USL and MLS eras, and once the two teams have met in the MLS Cup Playoffs. They know each other well and the tactics will not change much. “I’d just like to keep the streak going on because we've had a couple of good results, but obviously we understand they're going to be at home, they're going to have the crowd behind them there, but the tactics and