March 22nd: A Memory That Will Persist
March 22nd: A Memory That Will Persist

In a different year, a different city, a different era, a 1-0 United States Men’s National Team home victory over Costa Rica may have been a ho-hum, run-of-the-mill result ground out in front of a sellout crowd. But this was Denver, Colorado. It was 2013, and that year’s month of […]

Another Game Winner For McInerney, Union Defeat Revs 1-0
Another Game Winner For McInerney, Union Defeat Revs 1-0

If the Philadelphia Union want to return to being in the 2013 Eastern Conference playoff picture, it figures that the partnership of Jack McInerney and Sebastien Le Toux needs to blossom. On Saturday evening in the Delaware Valley, that tandem netted the lone goal of the match, as McInerney converted […]

USMNT Loses Tim Howard For March Qualifiers
USMNT Loses Tim Howard For March Qualifiers

The steady singularity that has stewarded the area for the United States Men’s National Team for the last few years is about to be disrupted. The Guardian reported today that Tim Howard suffered two bone fractures in his back while manning the goal for Everton F.C. during a recent FA […]

Timely Finishing Propels KC Over Philadelphia, 3-1
Timely Finishing Propels KC Over Philadelphia, 3-1

The 2013 Major League Soccer season shoved off from the shores of the Delaware River on Saturday. The host Philadelphia Union were the dominant team in the match, but Sporting Kansas City took better advantage of their fewer chances and ended victorious 3-1 on a chilly March afternoon. Coming Home […]

MLS ’13: Our Predictions
MLS ’13: Our Predictions

Tomorrow hatches the 2013 campaign for the 19 teams in Major League Soccer. When we began our series of previews a couple of weeks ago, I had asked a number of contributors to the site and podcast to give me their predictions for the season. Please feel free to share […]

MLS ’13 – The Designated Player Rule: How Is It Working?
MLS ’13 – The Designated Player Rule: How Is It Working?

Finances are always a hot button in any sport, and American soccer is no different. With a sometimes controversial system that is quite unique in an international world of football, Major League Soccer continues to do business with a salary cap that helps to keep teams from getting caught in […]

MLS ’13: Is Generation Adidas Working?
MLS ’13: Is Generation Adidas Working?

When Robert Hay and I were tossing around the idea of a Season Preview series, the team-by-team thing seemed a little tedious. I asked him to start throwing out some general ideas, and I tossed in a few of my own. This was one of them, and I’m not sure […]

2013 MLS Season Preview – A Tactical Switch
2013 MLS Season Preview – A Tactical Switch

Eighteen football stadiums have lain dormant for long enough. We begin the march towards Season Eighteen of the United States’ and Canada’s top division, Major League Soccer! We here at MajorLeagueSoccerTalk.com cannot wait for the commencement of the next chapter of this great league. We want to bring forth a […]

The Hex Begins With Disappointing 2-1 Loss For US
The Hex Begins With Disappointing 2-1 Loss For US

There are those times when it seems everything possible can work against you to turn the average day into a complete and utter failure. The circumstances surrounding the United States’ opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Round of Qualifying campaign fit that bill completely. They had to […]

US 0-0 Canada, or Why Should Fans Care About Camp Cupcake?
US 0-0 Canada, or Why Should Fans Care About Camp Cupcake?

It’s been nearly two months since MLS Cup, and even longer since most fans’ teams cleared out their lockers and headed home for the winter. The holidays came and passed, as did the doom scenarios (whether you feared the Mayan route or lost sleep over the ominous fiscal cliff, you’re […]

Why The SuperDraft Underwhelms
Why The SuperDraft Underwhelms

I will admit, I’m not a big fan of the MLS SuperDraft. I’m realizing though that it’s not so much the draft that sours me, it’s the hype. Part of my dislike is that Major League Soccer tends to drive their draft process in a way that is reminiscent of […]

MLS And Promotion/Relegation – Why It’s Not Yet Time
MLS And Promotion/Relegation – Why It’s Not Yet Time

It’s the elephant in the room. It’s the uncle that comes to every family function drunk as a skunk – the one that everyone feigns disgust about when the rest of the family is around, but secretly loves – he’s the life of the party, the source of much excitement […]

Early 2013 Matches Announced By MLS
Early 2013 Matches Announced By MLS

Major League Soccer fans received that welcome first bit of news for the 2013 season today: the first home match for their favorite team. As in past years, MLS has released the first few weeks of the season ahead of the full schedule, to give fans a taste of how […]

He Comes Full Circle – Le Toux Returns To Philly
He Comes Full Circle – Le Toux Returns To Philly

“Who says you can’t go home?” Those are the words of a popular song by rocker and former Philadelphia Soul owner Jon Bon Jovi. They may also be the words of Sebastien Le Toux, another adopted son of a city where work and results will earn you the key to […]

When Will The True Eastern Conference Catch Up?
When Will The True Eastern Conference Catch Up?

We’re nearly through MLS Cup Week (though it’s two weeks really, something that seems overkill after banging out two-pers for the early rounds). It’s a deja vu kind of MLS Cup: the same combatants as 2011. Los Angeles and Houston, and the same venue, the Home Depot Center. It’s a […]

Feuerstein’s Fire #127
Feuerstein’s Fire #127

MLS Cup Final Preview Show Guests: Warren Jones Houston Dynamo Supporter Adam Serrano LA Galaxy Insider writter Brian Quarstad of Inside Minnesota Soccer on the new Owner of the Minnesota Stars Other Red Bull discussions and tidbits. Listen to internet radio with Feuersteins Fire on Blog Talk Radio  

Conference Semifinal Second Leg: Open Thread
Conference Semifinal Second Leg: Open Thread

I thought I’d start an open thread this evening, as we are about to encounter three second leg matches in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs: 8 PM – NBC Sports Network – New York vs. D.C. United (tied 1-1) 9 PM – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Sporting KC vs Houston […]

Will MLS Benefit From NBC’s Premier League Deal?
Will MLS Benefit From NBC’s Premier League Deal?

On this week’s MLSTalk podcast, we spoke of NBC Universal acquiring the US broadcast and digital rights for the English Premier League. For those of you who would like an excellent primer on what NBC envisions for this deal, Jonathan Tannenwald has published an interview with NBC Sports President Jon Miller that […]