VAVEL USA Exclusive: Miguel Almirón, the Paraguayan star, making a phenomenal impact in Major League Soccer

Roberto Rojas | With the 22nd season of Major League Soccer in full effect, two new clubs have joined the league as expansion franchises: Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC. The former has not only taken the entire state and Eastern Conference by storm, but also the entire country. Only four months since their maiden voyage in the top division of American soccer, fueled by an ambitious project with talented players, youth and of course an experienced manager, has brought forth the dream of what the Gate City can prove with its first top flight American soccer team in 36 years. The main engine of that success is an influence of South American twang being demonstrated with players such as Argentine trio Leandro González Pírez, Yamil Asad and Hector Villalba, Chilean Carlos Carmona, Venezuelan and top club goalscorer Josef Martinez and experienced Argentine manager Gerardo “Tata" Martino. However, there's been one name that...

NWSL

Chicago Red Stars vs Orlando Pride preview: Chicago defense looks to stop Alex Morgan and Marta By Casey Caprio

After a four game road trip, the second place Red Stars are home to face a talented Orlando Pride team....

Tennis

2017 midseason review: Marin Cilic By Tevon King

World number six Marin Cilic is enjoying a consistent 2017 campaign on the ATP World Tour despite a poor start to the season. The former US Open champion reached his second Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, and he will be hoping to crack into the top five for the first time in his career....

NWSL

FC Kansas City vs North Carolina Courage preview: Two teams at the opposite ends of the spectrum By Cindy Lara

FC Kansas City returns home to host the North Carolina Courage in a battle of the top of the table versus a struggling side....

NWSL

Houston Dash vs Boston Breakers Preview: Teams on the rise

Bianca Verar | In the last weekend of matches before the 2017 Tournament of Nations, the the Houston Dash host the Boston Breakers for their second meeting of the season. The Houston Dash are on a five game unbeaten streak, one of those games being against the Boston Breakers at the end of June, where the teams held a 0-0 draw. Most recently, Houston are coming off of a 2-1 win against the Washington Spirit. On the visitors side, the Breakers impressed many by holding the Seattle Reign to a 1-1 draw, Adrianna Leon with the late first half equalizer. Houston still rolling With a number of Dash players heading to the Tournament of Nations next week, they will be looking to finish their business in Houston on a positive note. Returning to the lineup after her red card suspension, Carli Lloyd will look to continue making an impact for her club. Although the Dash fared rather well without her on the field last weekend, Lloyd will be looked to in order to tighten the attack up just a bit. Brazilian dynamic duo Poliana and Andressinha have been on fire for the Dash as of late, and will continue to bring life to the Dash attack against the Breakers this weekend. Playing outside back for the Dash, Poliana currently leads the Dash with goals. Andressinha scored a rocket of a goal last weekend, which helped her earn Player of the Week honors for Week 13. With these two, and the return of Lloyd, the Breakers will have a...

MLS

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers: Must we? By Paul DeBruler

All in all, this might be a good one to miss....

NWSL

Portland Thorns vs Washington SPirit Preview: A battle between coasts By Alexandra Grant

The two teams representing both sides of the country and both sides of the NWSL table will meet again after the Spirit pulled out an unlikely victory earlier this season....

MLS

D.C. United vs Houston Dynamo preview: D.C. looks to hand Houston another road loss By Noah Ziegler

After suffering a heart-breaking loss to Seattle, D.C. United looks to bounce back against the Houston Dynamo....

Tennis

2017 midseason review: Novak Djokovic By Tevon King

12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic has endured an uncharacteristic 12 months. The former world number one is currently suffering an elbow injury, that he revealed which has been hampering him for the past 18 months....

Tennis

2017 midseason review: Roger Federer By Tevon King

The 19-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has enjoyed a stellar 2017 campaign. The former world number one has added the Australian Open and a record breaking eighth Wimbledon singles title to his cabinet, and a 20th Slam title at the US Open could be on the cards once again....

Tennis

2017 midseason review: Rafael Nadal By Tevon King

The 15-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has improved his tennis significantly in 2017 after suffering a torrid past couple of years. The Spaniard is currently in pole position to claim the world number one ranking from Andy Murray....

Tennis

2017 midseason review: Venus Williams By Tevon King

Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams is currently the top American in the WTA rankings at nine, after her younger sister Serena is currently pregnant. Williams has reached two Grand Slam finals in 2017 but she will be hoping to get her hands on one for the first time since Wimbledon 2008....

Tennis

2017 midseason review: Kristina Mladenovic By Pavitra Ganesan

2017 thus far has been a season of many firsts for Kristina Mladenovic. The Frenchwoman found a spark following a disappointing Australian Open to go on to win her maiden WTA title. She continued her fine form and her consistency helped her break into the top 20 for the first time in her career....

MLS

Video Assistant Referee to be implemented to the MLS beginning on August 5 By Noah Ziegler

MLS has announced that they will add Video Review to all league matches, beginning on August 5....
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