Manchester City went 11 points clear at the top of the table when they beat Manchester United over the weekend. They maintained their lead and in doing so set a record for consecutive wins in the Premier League, beating Swansea 4-0. City rotated their team, but the machine keeps humming, with two goals from David Silva, as well as goals from Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne. Manchester United won 1-0 in an attempt to keep pace with Manchester City. Romelu Lukaku broke his long goal drought to give the Red Devils the victory. Elsewhere Liverpool and Arsenal were both held to scoreless draws.
Darlington Nagbe was traded from the Portland Timbers to Atlanta United on Wednesday in a record-breaking deal in MLS. The $1.6 million in Allocation money that Atlanta United sent to Portland is the largest ever sent in a trade in MLS. This continues Atlanta United’s quest to become a power in the league, and they are getting a very good player in Nagbe. As for Portland, there is a real sense of the end of in era, first with Caleb Porter and with Darlington Nagbe leaving the team. Charles Boehm of MLSSoccer.com talks about what Nagbe’s time was like in Portland.
Tigres knocked off Monterrey 2-1 in the second leg of the Liga MX final to win the Liga MX championship. The two teams drew 1-1 in the first leg, and Monterrey actually started off the better side, and they scored first, Dorlan Pabon scoring the first goal. Tigres equalized before the half, with Chilean international Eduardo Vargas grabbing a goal for Tigres. Five minutes later Tigres got the eventual winner through Francisco Meza. This is a big win for Tigres, and helps take the sting out of their defeat to Pachuca in the CONCACAF Champions League final.
It gets lost with the high profile candidates like Eric Wynalda, Kyle Martino, and Hope Solo running for U.S. Soccer president, but there are actually eight total candidates who are running at the moment. One of them is Kelly Carter, who has worked in soccer in this country in some form for decades. She was a founding member of MLS, she was on the 1994 World Cup organizing committee, and she was the President of Soccer United Marketing. Now she goes after the most important position in American soccer. Henry Bushnell of FC Yahoo interviewed Carter about her plan and her vision for the job.
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