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MLS Midseason Report Part I

ralston from espn MLS Midseason Report Part I

Ralston’s return from injury helped the Revs big run/photo from Soccernet 

CSRN’s American Soccer Spot Midseason Awards:


Best team: New England Revolution

Best DP signing: Macello Gallardo, DC United

 Best non DP signing: Amado Guevara, Toronto FC

 Best value international signing: Kheli Dube, New England

 Best young player (under 20): Sue?o MLS winner Jorge Flores

 Worst DP signing: Claudio Lopez, Kansas City

 Worst international signing: Franco Carracio, Houston

 Worst big name half season: Juan Toja, FC Dallas

 Best overall player (best individual talent and ability): Landon Donovan, Los Angeles

 Most Valuable Player (most valuable to team): Steve Ralson, NE Revolution

 (runner up)   Frankie Hedjuk, Columbus

Ranking the teams 1-14 (based on performance in the 1st half of the season and potential for 2nd half of the season with the current squad)


1-     New England

2-     Columbus

3-     Toronto FC

4-     LA Galaxy

5-     DC United

6-     Houston

7-     Real Salt Lake

8-     Chicago

9-     Colorado

10-  Chivas USA

11-   NY Red Bulls

12-  San Jose

13-  Kansas City

14-  FC Dallas

This list is based on the current squad not potential signings (ie Brian McBride, Francisco Lima, etc). Thursday we’ll break down each individual team and what they need to improve.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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6 Responses to MLS Midseason Report Part I

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  2. Phillip says:

    To me… projecting into the second half of the season… New England has to worry about DC United more than any other team.

  3. Cracked Up says:

    Toja has been disastrous this year. Totally disinterested.

    Good call on Carracio although you could make a strong case for Franco Neil as well!

  4. Crew 1996 says:

    Flores over Robbie Rogers?

    Your assault on the Crew that began with your hooliganism articles and defending of TFC while pilling on Columbus continues here.

  5. Joseph T. says:

    Dube, Mansalliy or Nyassi?

    Each of the three could have been the pick!

  6. Ronald says:

    GOOD STuff

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