Top 5 Highlights of American Soccer in 2009
Top 5 Highlights of American Soccer in 2009

As promised last week, here are my highlights from 2009 in American Soccer, in no particular order: U.S. National Team Beats Spain in Confederations Cup Semi-Finals: On June 24, 2009, in the Semi-Finals of the Confederations Cup, the U.S. National Team, which barely advanced out of the group stage, managed […]

Top 5 Lowlights of American Soccer in 2009
Top 5 Lowlights of American Soccer in 2009

2010 is upon us, which means that it’s the time of year when we journalists, pundits, analysts, and/or columnists take stock of the year that has passed and provide you with our lists of the past years highlights and lowlights. So, to start things of for me, here is my […]

After A Bumpy Season The Houston Dynamo Finish Second in the MLS West
After A Bumpy Season The Houston Dynamo Finish Second in the MLS West

The Houston Dynamo’s 2009 regular season came to an end on Sunday as they beat Chivas USA 3-2 at the Home Depot Center. Coming into Sunday’s match, both teams had secured playoff berths, but the outcome would decide the seeding of the teams. By beating the San Jose Earthquakes on […]

The Weekend That Was in American Soccer/Football
The Weekend That Was in American Soccer/Football

With a 3-2 victory over Honduras in San Pedro Sula, the US National Team secured its spot in the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa. This is the sixth straight World Cup qualification for the US, following a 40 year absence from the biggest sporting event in the world. […]

The 2010 MLS Season: Fair To The World Cup & Balanced
The 2010 MLS Season: Fair To The World Cup & Balanced

A common complaint about Major League Soccer is its failure or unwillingness to observe FIFA International breaks. As recently as this month we have seen MLS matches played at the same time as crucial World Cup Qualifiers involving the United States National Team, this despite earlier indications from MLS that […]

2010 MLS All-Star Match To Be Held At Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas
2010 MLS All-Star Match To Be Held At Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas

Tomorrow, Major League Soccer, the Houston Dynamo, and Lone Star Sports and Entertainment will officially announce that the 2010 MLS All-Star Game will be held at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, not Robertson Stadium. While Reliant Stadium, which was officially opened in 2002, is a multiple-use stadium, it is primarily […]

A Stadium Of Their Own: The Time is Now For A Dynamo Stadium Announcement
A Stadium Of Their Own: The Time is Now For A Dynamo Stadium Announcement

Recently there has been some chatter that the Houston Dynamo will have a big announcement this week. Since the Dynamo signed Mexican forward Luis Angel Landin on Thursday, its seems that this will be one of three things: an announcement related to the 2010 MLS All-Star Match, an announcement related […]

MLS Teams Need To Take CONCACAF Champions League Seriously
MLS Teams Need To Take CONCACAF Champions League Seriously

The group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League is set to start this coming week, and a question on the minds of many MLS fans is: “Will the MLS clubs involved in this competition step up and take it seriously?” After RedBull New York and Toronto FC got knocked out […]

Transforming Major League Soccer into a Super League
Transforming Major League Soccer into a Super League

One of the lessons learned in this “Summer of Soccer” is that there is a sizable group of Americans who enjoy high level soccer and are willing to pay top dollar for the opportunity to see clubs like Real Madrid, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Barcelona play live, even if the […]

Dominic Kinnear: A Model MLS Coach
Dominic Kinnear: A Model MLS Coach

The English Premier League is one of the most popular football leagues in the world for many reasons, especially its coaching soap opera. No other league has managed to turn coaching vendettas and spats into a complex, highly entertaining mix of both low and high art in the manner that […]

Stuart Holden – The Future of American Soccer?
Stuart Holden – The Future of American Soccer?

Say what you will about the U.S. National Team’s performance in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, after all it is an experimental squad seemingly designed to give Coach Bob Bradley a better idea of the quality and the extent of his team’s depth as it approaches the second half of […]

Kansas City 0 – 1 Houston Dynamo: Post Match Video Reaction
Kansas City 0 – 1 Houston Dynamo: Post Match Video Reaction

On Saturday, July 4th, the Kansas City Wizards hosted the Houston Dynamo at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in front of a sell out crowd of 10,385. The Dynamo were coming off a lackluster loss to Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday and a lucky draw against Real Salt Lake the previous weekend, and […]

A Toast to the US Soccer Fan as We Await the Confederations Cup Final
A Toast to the US Soccer Fan as We Await the Confederations Cup Final

As both a fan and observer of American Soccer in general and the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) in particular, Confederations Cup 2009 has been a rollercoaster with amazing emotional highs and lows. As we all know, the US started this tournament with back to back losses, first losing to […]