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Author Archives: Drew Farmer

Chivas USA: Major League Soccer’s Crisis Club

Posted on by Drew Farmer

In 2004, Major League Soccer decided their eleventh franchise would be placed in the soccer hotbed of Southern California. Rather than move the team to San Diego or another part of the area, the league’s brain trust and team owners … Continue reading

Looking Back at the MLS SuperDraft Number One Picks

Posted on by Drew Farmer

Major League Soccer is a league teeming with aspects that divide soccer fans and pundits to great lengths. These difference can become very petty at times, and can cause numerous fiery arguments that prevent fans from seeing eye-to-eye on the … Continue reading

Sporting Kansas City’s Off-Season Shows the Club’s Ambition for 2013

Posted on by Drew Farmer

Despite not getting the publicity other clubs in MLS get, Sporting KC has ramped up their offseason by doing some Christmas shopping. Like several clubs, the one-time Wiz has gone about their business out of the bright lights of clubs … Continue reading

With MLS, Everything Comes In Cycles

Posted on by Drew Farmer

For years there has been a perceived notion that MLS teams have, on average, a three year window of success. This success is very objective, however, as it all depends on the supporters’ view of success. In truth, every team’s … Continue reading

Portland’s Caleb Porter Moves into the Professional Ranks

Posted on by Drew Farmer

In the 2013 Major League Soccer season, fans will finally see one of the USA’s most sought after coaches finally make the move into the professional ranks. After seven successful seasons at the University of Akron, Caleb Porter now joins … Continue reading

Sporting Kansas City is at a Crossroads

Posted on by Drew Farmer

Sporting Kansas City is a very different franchise now than a few years ago: A new stadium, name, kit and style of play have all benefited the team and the city that lays on both Kansas and Missouri soil. Yet, … Continue reading

David Beckham Isn’t Ready to Retire, But Maybe Ready to Leave LA Galaxy

Posted on by Drew Farmer

Over the weekend, ESPN broke the story that LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham will reassess his future with the club in December. According to the story, both player and club have the option to part-company at the end of the … Continue reading

Major League Soccer’s Playoffs Spits in the Face of the Regular Season, Again

Posted on by Drew Farmer

The Major League Soccer playoffs have yet again thrown a wrench into the spokes of all thought and belief supporters and fans have in the MLS regular season. Sporting KC, whose points total was the second best in the league … Continue reading

Freddy Adu’s Failure Illustrates USA’s Inability to Understand Soccer Development

Posted on by Drew Farmer

In the summer of 2011, numerous US soccer pundits lauded the return of Freddy Adu after a two-year absence from the men’s national team. The spark that ignited the fire was Adu’s midfield pass that began a counterattack. Though the … Continue reading

MLS Supporters’ Shield Still Has Few Guarantees and Little Significance

Posted on by Drew Farmer

In the 16 previous Major League Soccer seasons, nine different franchises have lifted the top prize in United States and Canadian soccer – the MLS Cup – following the league’s playoffs. Since 1999, the league has given a secondary trophy … Continue reading

The 7 Greatest Soccer Movies Of All Time

Posted on by Drew Farmer

Even though soccer is the world’s most popular sports, there’s a surprising lack of films about the beautiful game. In America, it seems that there are more movies about college football than the soccer variety. But we’ve combed the video … Continue reading

Can Sporting KC Emulate Last Season’s Success?

Posted on by Drew Farmer

Sporting KC began the 2011 season on March 19, defeating Chivas USA 3-2 at the Home Depot Center. Nine away matches later, the club opened their new state-of-the-art stadium, Livestrong Sporting Park, playing out a nil-nil draw with the Chicago … Continue reading

It’s Time For MLS To Get Serious About New England Revolution

Posted on by Drew Farmer

Mention the word contraction in American sports circles and many fans will shudder. It was this word that was mentioned in the mid-90s by Major League Baseball in hopes of dissolving teams in markets that made little money. However, MLB … Continue reading

Can Papiss Demba Cisse Help Newcastle United Qualify for the Europa League?

Posted on by Drew Farmer

In December 2010, Newcastle United was making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Chris Hughton was sacked, Mike Ashley was up to his typical tactics and a month later Andy Carroll was sold to Liverpool for more than $50 million. … Continue reading

The Return Of The King: Robbie Keane Finds Gold For Aston Villa Against Wolves

Posted on by Drew Farmer

One day Robbie Keane will write/dictate his autobiography, and it will be filled with fantastic stories of playing football for some major clubs, living in Italy and the USA and full of scoring goals. Keane marked his full Aston Villa … Continue reading

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Flirting With Relegation, Year Three

Posted on by Drew Farmer

Wolverhampton Wanderers were off to a flying start this season picking up seven points from a possible nine. Unfortunately for Wolves reality has set in and the team hasn’t gained a point in their last five. Losses to Tottenham, QPR, … Continue reading