It may be the international break, but there is no break from the action in MLS. The league puts forth another entertaining slate of games, with the New York Red Bulls hosting Nani and Orlando City on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+), Carlos Vela and LAFC welcoming in Real Salt Lake, and newbies FC Cincinnati looking to make it two in a row against the New England Revolution.
A rough start for Nani and Orlando City
You have to feel for Orlando City fans. They pack their stadium for home matches,...
SAN DIEGO -- It's been a dizzying start to 2019 for LAFC's Mexican forward Carlos Vela. Not many players get courted by Barcelona, as Vela was in January, and the 30-year-old has started the MLS season as though he's taken Bob Bradley's encouragement to emulate Lionel Messi to heart. With three goals and two assists from the opening three games of 2019, Vela's isn't kidding when he says he wants the MLS MVP award this year.
Yet Vela didn't make the two-hour drive south down Interstate 5 from...
SAN DIEGO -- Mexico head coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino couldn't hide his disappointment that Porto winger Jesus "Tecatito" Corona didn't travel to meet up with El Tri this international break and suggested there will be repercussions.
Corona pulled out of the Mexico squad citing an ankle injury he has been playing through of late, but Martino wanted him in Southern California regardless of his fitness for El Tri's only meetup before the summer's Gold Cup squad is announced.