The morning of the first day of the first-ever LAFC training camp, jerseys and socks were laid out on wooden benches, bringing some players back to high school. With its own practice facility still under construction, LAFC borrowed a locker room at the UCLA swimming venue. The whole squad crammed into a room clearly not designed to fit an entire professional soccer team, trying not to elbow one another in the ribs and vying for precious little bench space.
Wayne Rooney is all set to win his 120th and final (you'd assume) international cap when he turns out for England one last time at Wembley.
Having called time on his Three Lions tenure two years ago, Rooney returns for one night only with a brief cameo appearance against the United States designed by the English Football Association to wish the striker a fond farewell.
What better way to mark the occasion then chart the evolution of England's record goal scorer, all the way from teenage tyro to...
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper.
Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Chris Smalling to Everton
Everton are favourites to sign the Manchester United defender on a free transfer next summer, according to The Sun. The 28-year-old's current deal...
The MLS playoffs are down to their last four teams, with the Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City in the Western Conference and top seeds New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United in the Eastern Conference. Here's a look back on a wild conference semifinal round in MLS' postseason.
Portland edges Seattle in instant classic
There was already plenty of anticipation about a Cascadia clash in the playoffs between archrivals Seattle and Portland, but what the two teams delivered on Thursday will...
For Aaron Long, the low point of his career came a couple months into the 2014 season. He was 21, a year removed from an All-Big West First-Team career as a central midfielder at the University of California Riverside and recently drafted in the second round by the Portland Timbers. The MLS club sent him down the coast on loan to Sacramento Republic. Preki, the USL side's coach, saw talent but not a place for Long on his team and wanted the Timbers to find another spot for the young player.
Ask just about anyone associated with D.C. United what their most enduring memory of Wayne Rooney was during his first season with the team, and they'll inevitably recall the Englishman's epic sequence against Orlando City on Aug. 12.
With DCU throwing everything forward in search of a game winner -- including goalkeeper David Ousted -- the Lions broke on a counter-attack with the goal empty. In stepped Rooney, who chased down Will Johnson, won the ball back with a tackle in his own half, raced...