Kristian Nemeth is proving his worth with Sporting KC
Kristian Nemeth is proving his worth with Sporting KC

Peter Vermes has had a knack for drafting industrious, contributing forwards during his time with Sporting KC. Teal Bunbury, C.J. Sapong and Dom Dwyer were all drafted under the Vermes regime, and at one point, all provided goals for the club. While Sporting KC have drafted and developed good young […]

Rafael Benitez has not fulfilled expectations with Napoli
Rafael Benitez has not fulfilled expectations with Napoli

Much of Rafael Benitez’s two seasons in charge of Italian club Napoli has resembled his time at Liverpool. The Spaniard won silverware in the form of the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana. However, many will remember his time at the Stadio San Paolo for delivering very little despite having […]

Interview with Miami Fusion’s Vincenzo Bernardo
Interview with Miami Fusion’s Vincenzo Bernardo

In 2014, after more than six years of playing soccer in Italy, Austria and Guatemala, Vincenzo Bernardo returned to the US. Signed by Miami United FC, Bernardo put together a stellar season for the club during its National Premier Soccer League campaign, scoring seven goals in 12 matches. This season […]

Genoa loan spell has breathed life back into M’Baye Niang’s career
Genoa loan spell has breathed life back into M’Baye Niang’s career

In 38 matches for AC Milan, M’Baye Niang’s stat line was simple – one Coppa Italia goal and two assists in all competitions. A one-time transfer target for Arsenal and Chelsea, the French-born striker was signed by Milan in 2012 at the tender age of 17. In 22 games for […]

Chicago Fire must find cutting edge to become serious contenders
Chicago Fire must find cutting edge to become serious contenders

At one time in the Chicago Fire’s 17-year history, the club were one of Major League Soccer’s most consistent teams. In 11 of the Fire’s first 12 seasons, the club qualified for the MLS postseason. On top of a fantastic playoff record, the Fire appeared in three MLS Cup finals […]

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli a player at the crossroads
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli a player at the crossroads

When Liverpool shelled out £16 million ($24.6m) for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, the Reds expected a goal return akin to the one the Italian produced during his time at the San Siro. His Rossoneri return was excellent, 26 goals in 43 appearances, despite being labelled as a ‘bad apple’ […]

Sporting KC are scoring goals, but they need to fix defensive frailties
Sporting KC are scoring goals, but they need to fix defensive frailties

Ten points from two wins and four draws has Sporting KC sitting sixth in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference. Peter Vermes’ team picked up its most recent draw last weekend at Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium in a wild 4-4 Texas shootout. The club’s porous defense was overshadowed by Benny Feilhaber’s late […]

Interview with FC United’s Press Officer Andy Walker
Interview with FC United’s Press Officer Andy Walker

Set up in direct protest to the Glazer family takeover of Manchester United, FC United of Manchester and its supporters have been the renegade club of England for the last decade. Ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary in June with a glamor-friendly against Portuguese giants Benfica, the club from Manchester […]

Miami Fusion version 2.0 back 13 years after MLS dumping
Miami Fusion version 2.0 back 13 years after MLS dumping

In 2002, months after winning the Major League Soccer Supporters’ Shield, the Miami Fusion was folded by the league due to investor Ken Horowitz deciding he was no longer going to finance the team. Now 14 seasons since the franchise’s best and last season in MLS, the Fusion name has […]

Palermo striker Paulo Dybala on the radar of Premier League clubs
Palermo striker Paulo Dybala on the radar of Premier League clubs

When outspoken Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini set a minimum €40 million fee on Argentine striker Paulo Dybala, some didn’t bat an eye. The club’s owner has been known for making outlandish remarks as he sacked coaches left and right. However, just over halfway through the season, people are starting to […]

Dominant Kansas City Held To Draw By Pesky Chicago
Dominant Kansas City Held To Draw By Pesky Chicago

A nearly full Sporting Park saw the one-time Wizards dominate play against Chicago Fire in Sporting’s home opener, but ultimately come away with nothing but a single point in the standings. Sporting started the match brightly, deploying C.J. Sapong on the right wing, where he combined well with center forward […]

MLS, Chivas USA, & NY2: Why The Goats Will Stay In LA
MLS, Chivas USA, & NY2: Why The Goats Will Stay In LA

Though the attendance for Chivas USA’s home match against the Columbus Crew was announced at 7,121; it is easy to believe there may have been less inside the Home Depot Center. It is also easy to believe that the single game attendances for 2013 will not improve much at all […]

MLS ’13: Will The Beckham Departure Hurt MLS?
MLS ’13: Will The Beckham Departure Hurt MLS?

In 2007, David Beckham was tasked with putting Major League Soccer on the map of the world’s game, and though he may have regretted making that move at times, he succeeded. Beckham did not, however, do it alone and many soccer fans in Seattle, Toronto, Portland and Vancouver will disagree […]