Ahead on this week's episode of ESPN Soccer Today:

  • It was a big weekend around MLS with a lot of implications for playoff positioning. There was also a major record broken and player who could leave a Western Conference contender. Tyler and Steve have you covered on all the MLS news.
  • Across the pond, the Bundesliga season got underway which means plenty of Americans were in action. With a couple large friendlies looming at the beginning of next month, what will it take USMNT fans to turn the page?
  • Is artificial turf a problem in MLS? A new soundbite from Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reignited the debate between grass and turf.