Rose City Roundup: Group Stage Sweep Edition

Jared Wickerham

With a victory over Costa Rica last night, the United States completed the Group C sweep, the only country to win all three group stage games in this Gold Cup. They will move on to face El Salvador in the quarterfinals, and today's roundup kicks off with a look at their final group stage game.

Armchair Analyst: Three things we learned from a slow dance in Hartford
Matthew Doyle on the lessons from last night's game.

Donovan, Torres Shine against Costa Rica in CT
I'm really impressed with how quickly American Soccer Now gets player ratings done.

The Trials of Andrew Jean-Baptiste
A look at AJB's ups and downs.

David Beckham to unveil plans for MLS franchise. Will it work in Miami?
The article refers to a Miami franchise as "long-awaited," while I've always had the impression it was more like "highly concerning" for a lot of MLS fans.

On Jozy Altidore's Move to Sunderland
U.S. fans and Sunderland fans are all a little concerned about Altidore's move to Sunderland, for different reasons.

Avi Creditor: MLS All-Star Game falls short in touting league's talent
With so many deserving players snubbed, Creditor argues, MLS isn't showcasing its wealth of talent to the extent that it could.

Red Stars score two late to earn point vs. KC
Elsewhere in the NWSL this weekend, FC Kansas City carried a 2-goal lead into the 86th minute and still only left with a point against the Chicago Red Stars.

Reign, Spirit streaks continue in FOX debut
And in the league's first televised game, the Seattle Reign continued their six-game unbeaten streak and the Washington Spirit continued their nine-match winless streak.

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