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Why Your Team Won't Win the MLS Cup

Why Your Team Won’t Win the MLS Cup

Tweet If you’re a Major League Soccer fan, you certainly have a favorite squad or two. As we roll into the MLS Playoffs this week, you will probably read a few articles on your favorite sites assessing your teams chances of winning. You’re likely brimming with confidence, and starting to truly believe that this is your year. If you’re for […]

MLS Preseason Winners and Losers

MLS Preseason Winners and Losers

Tweet By Connor Walsh The 2012 Major League Soccer is nearly upon us. Indeed– tonight, three MLS sides take to the pitch in the CONCACAF Champions League, all with a chance to do what Real Salt Lake nearly did a year ago: deliver MLS its first continental championship. Back in league play, the 2011 fairytale […]

A Closer Look At The Márquez Experiment

A Closer Look At The Márquez Experiment

Tweet By Andrew Villegas Paging Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl, I have the topic and title for your next book: The Márquez Experiment. In a lot of ways, the Rafa Márquez experiment in NY was a more important experiment than the David Beckham experiment was for MLS. Márquez was supposed to bring in Mexicans — a […]

The Wacky World of MLS Playoff Standings

The Wacky World of MLS Playoff Standings

Tweet                         By Andrew Villegas Take a second to look at the up-to-the-moment playoff standings for MLS. What strikes you? If you’re anything like most people, it’s that the New York Red Bulls – is it wrong that I automatically think to add “machine” to the […]

Pounding Hi-C's and Capri Suns: Your Americanized Weekend Preview

Pounding Hi-C’s and Capri Suns: Your Americanized Weekend Preview

Tweet By Jon Levy Royal Wedding kicked off the weekend but the soccer should be nearly as exciting as a Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen dress (I googled that, I promise), so let’s just dive right in to your Americanized Weekend Preview and viewing guide. MLS This week’s marquee MLS matchup pits buddy forwards Teal […]

Charlie Davies Comeback Hits a Bump in the Road, Agudelo's Future, and other Mid-Week MLS Musings

Charlie Davies Comeback Hits a Bump in the Road, Agudelo’s Future, and other Mid-Week MLS Musings

Tweet By Neil W. Blackmon Last week was one of the more eventful seven day periods in the history of MLS thanks o Real Salt Lake’s 2-2 draw at Monterrey, and with the return leg Wednesday night providing the Claret and Cobalt an opportunity to be the first MLS side to win the competition in […]

Pounding Hi-C's and Capri Suns: Your Americanized Weekend Preview

Pounding Hi-C’s and Capri Suns: Your Americanized Weekend Preview

Tweet By Neil W. Blackmon Coasting past the international break, a busy week of EPL action and the first half of the Champions League quarterfinals, we’ve reached the “this time it’s for the money” part of the European schedule. That makes for an exciting weekend overseas, and one that will definitely impact the future of […]

The Curious Case of The Columbus Crew

The Curious Case of The Columbus Crew

Tweet By Andrew Villegas On Saturday, the Columbus Crew’s supporters (the “Nordecke” for the unfamiliar) began chanting “Guillermo! Guillermo!” in the second half of their team’s 0-0 draw with the New York Red Bulls, referring to the face of the Crew’s off-season house cleaning castoffs — the Argentine (and looking more and more indispensable) Guillermo Barros Schelotto. […]

As Scoring Goes, So Goes MLS, And Other Thoughts on Week One

As Scoring Goes, So Goes MLS, And Other Thoughts on Week One

Tweet By Andrew Villegas What did we learn from Week 1 of the MLS season? As scoring goes, so will go the MLS and the popularity of soccer in America. Americans love scoring. And it’s why the collective “they” of the American sports psyche have kept soccer at an arm’s length for so long: “Why […]

MLS Preview: Eastern Conference: Five Most Intriguing Teams

MLS Preview: Eastern Conference: Five Most Intriguing Teams

Tweet By Jon Levy The second piece of our MLS preview takes a look at five intriguing sides from the Eastern Conference. New York Red Bulls Outlook: The Red Bulls were as good as advertised last year, at least in the regular season. They finished first in the East, but were ousted from the playoffs […]

 Rivalries May Not Be Enough For MLS To Expand Into Southeast

Rivalries May Not Be Enough For MLS To Expand Into Southeast

Tweet What ties together NCAA Division I Soccer, the recent Galaxy/Red Bull game, and the future of MLS as a nationwide league?  It’s all impacted by Title IX. Title IX is that rarely criticized federal law from 1972 that seems at first glance so worthy of vocal praise.  But in reality, Title IX will prevent […]

 On the Spot: Great Soccer Writing From Around the Web This Week

On the Spot: Great Soccer Writing From Around the Web This Week

Tweet In and around the world of great soccer writing as we head into an MLS weekend and the EPL heads toward the second third of its season—(one custodial note/apology, the open link w/a new tab  function works better than clicking—wordpress won’t let us do that automatically): First, Steve Stoehr remembers another retiring USMNT legend […]

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