United has reached the top of the Eastern Conference through a collective effort rather than through the exploits of an individual superstar.
The newly acquired striker is Real Salt Lake’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 63 tallies over his six seasons with the team.
After unimpressively winning its group, the U.S. men's national team will face Cuba on Saturday in Baltimore in the knockout stage.
The club will not lose a single player on the current roster to Gold Cup duty this month.
The team's offensive woes so far in this tournament have overshadowed its dominance on defense.
The U.S. women earned first place in Group D and progressed to the round of 16, but they weren't overly impressive in group play.
Here are five observations heading into Friday’s Group D match against Sweden.
Despite falling behind in six consecutive games, United enters the weekend with the most points in MLS.
United is still atop the Eastern Conference, but a failure to win against the Union on Saturday would make it four straight games without a victory.
United has integrated bench players into the lineup with plenty of success so far this season.