The impending arrival of Premier League legends Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have made Major League Soccer more relevant than it has ever been. And the fact that they were willing to even consider the US is down the groundwork laid by David Beckham, Thierry Henry, and Robbie Keane.
One of the principal competitions in their calendar is the US Open Cup, which is currently underway. In fact, there were some pretty interesting score lines in the yesterday match results.
First up in the quarter-final recap are the New York Red Bulls, winners of a 4-1 encounter against city rivals the New York Cosmos. Chicago Fire also delivered a spirited attacking performance in managing to comfortably defeat Charlotte Independence 3-1.
The last of three quarter-final match-ups saw Houston Dynamo record a narrow 1-0 win over Colorado Rapids. Coming next in the competition will be the semi-final games scheduled for 11-12 August.