Pablo Mastroeni is most remembered for his time with the Colorado Rapids.
Carson, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Pablo Mastroeni announced his retirement on Tuesday, bringing an end to a storied 16-year professional soccer career.
A veteran of two FIFA World Cups with the United States national team and a nine-time MLS All-Star, Mastroeni ranks eighth in MLS history with 334 regular season games played and fifth all-time with 316 regular season games started.
The 37-year-old is most remembered for his time with the Colorado Rapids, who he captained to their only MLS Cup triumph in 2010.
Resilience the key to Sporting's Cup run
By Brian Wright, Soccer Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Too often, the word 'epic' is used in hyperbole, but that's the perfect way to describe Saturday's MLS Cup finale between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake.
The match had everything: physical play, a lot of fouls, a pair of brilliant goals and even one waived off in extra time for good measure.
Yet when Lovel Palmer's strike in the 10th round of the infamous penalty kick shootout rang off the crossbar, there was only one word I could muster to describe the newly-crowned champions.