Delays in MLS’s streaming partnership with ESPN leads to further disappointment
Delays in MLS’s streaming partnership with ESPN leads to further disappointment

When MLS announced the new television carriage deal, one of the most promising aspects was the out-of-market streaming rights. ESPN insisted on procuring those rights, with reported plans to deliver via the ESPN3/WatchESPN platform. This would have been a welcome change from MLS’s pay-service, MLS Live, as early reports suggested […]

Volatile Allocation Rules Continue to dog MLS in Jozy Altidore Saga
Volatile Allocation Rules Continue to dog MLS in Jozy Altidore Saga

If you thought by now that Major League Soccer would have eliminated the confusion over American international allocation, you’d be wrong. The truth is, they’ve thrown us for yet another loop. Word is that Jozy Altidore is on his way out of Sunderland, and out of all the potential destinations, […]

Jurgen Klinsmann Criticism is Meant To Soften MLS’ Shell
Jurgen Klinsmann Criticism is Meant To Soften MLS’ Shell

Our readers have already read a few stories about the Klinsmann/Garber mud-slinging affair. Don Garber finally took the bait, as Klinsmann had spent the better part of 6 months goading him into a war of words. For instance, Klinsmann begrudgingly took a whole host of MLS players to the World […]

Prodigal Shea Getting Another Chance At Brum
Prodigal Shea Getting Another Chance At Brum

A couple of years ago, Brek Shea was percolating through the minds of US soccer fans as potentially “The American Gareth Bale.” At FC Dallas, he was a young, left-footed defender who seemed like a shoe-in to develop into the quality left winger the USMNT had been missing. But ever […]

Analysing The Race For The MLS Playoffs
Analysing The Race For The MLS Playoffs

September is here, and that means that Major League Soccer enters that period when the results seem to matter even more. Some teams have surprised thus far, others have followed form, but with a month and change left, teams that haven’t risen to the top will be fighting to make […]

Upheaval at Toronto FC And Headaches for Maple Leaf Sports
Upheaval at Toronto FC And Headaches for Maple Leaf Sports

I’m not a person who believes in the alleged universe-balancing force of karma, where the bad Déjà vu brings forth an action that was the result of your own misdemeanour. But as a native Western New Yorker, it’s hard to ignore the situation just around the western shores of Lake Ontario […]

Jermaine Jones’ MLS Introduction Could Land New England Trophy Success
Jermaine Jones’ MLS Introduction Could Land New England Trophy Success

When you think of the high-profile American internationals that have come home to Major League Soccer in the last two years, Jermaine Jones doesn’t quite fit the model. Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Maurice Edu, Ricardo Clark, and Damarcus Beasley all had their beginnings in MLS before plying their trade overseas. […]

Geoff Cameron Must be Calculated and Logical About His Playing Future
Geoff Cameron Must be Calculated and Logical About His Playing Future

Rumors abound that American international Geoff Cameron is being courted both within the Premier League as well as on the continent. ProSoccerTalk links Cameron to a number of clubs, the biggest name being traditional Serie A contender Lazio. But recent moves to big clubs have hampered many an American abroad. […]

Can The USA Resharpen Their Countering Sword?
Can The USA Resharpen Their Countering Sword?

In the Group Stages of the World Cup, there were three teams that gave up only a single goal to their opponents. One of those teams was Belgium. So to think about the Americans’ play thus far heading into this game, one has to be concerned. Yes, they were able […]

WATCH How The USA Approach vs Germany Helped Them Escape Group G [VIDEO]
WATCH How The USA Approach vs Germany Helped Them Escape Group G [VIDEO]

In this the latest edition of World Soccer Talk’s Tactics Corner, World Soccer Talk’s Earl Reed looks at the USA versus Germany match. The US escapes the “Group Of Death” after suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat to Germany. What was Jurgen Klinsmann thinking in this match, and how did Germany […]

Pragmatism Or Luck In USMNT’s 0-0 Draw With Mexico?
Pragmatism Or Luck In USMNT’s 0-0 Draw With Mexico?

We’ve seen this script many times so far in the United States Mens National Team’s attempts to get results on foreign soil in 2014 World Cup Qualifying. -US plays football for a decent portion of the first half, -US holds its own (with an optional goal to lift the spirits […]