Red Bulls Dominate Philadelphia 3-0, Cruise Into Playoffs
Red Bulls Dominate Philadelphia 3-0, Cruise Into Playoffs

While much of the I-95 Corridor was preparing for a likely natural disaster, the New York Red Bulls put the finishing touches on the disaster known as the 2012 Philadelphia Union season. New York rode two tallies by Kenny Cooper and another by Thierry Henry to obtain the 3-0 victory, […]

Antigua 1-2 US: EJ Bails Out Klinsmann…Or Does He?
Antigua 1-2 US: EJ Bails Out Klinsmann…Or Does He?

As the clock pushed on towards the 90-minute mark on Friday night, most United States Men’s National Team supporters were dreading the worst. A 1-1 scoreline against the weakest team in Group A, yet another disappointing away result for a team that looks the least dangerous it has looked in […]

Klinsmann’s Odd USMNT Roster Antics
Klinsmann’s Odd USMNT Roster Antics

The way that Jurgen Klinsmann has managed the selection and publicity of this weekend’s World Cup Qualifying roster for the Men’s National Team, you’d think this is a simple friendly and not a win or bust set of games. Last week, many of the nations who will be caught up […]

Unbalanced Schedule Could Hurt MLS in The Champions League
Unbalanced Schedule Could Hurt MLS in The Champions League

So last night, overcoming Al Gore’s altitude prediction models, San Jose all but secured the Supporters’ Shield with a big 4-1 victory at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park against the Colorado Rapids. As pointed out by Earthquakes beat writer Robert Jonas, San Jose is now ensured of a CONCACAF Champions League […]

Manchester City 3:0 Sunderland
Manchester City 3:0 Sunderland

Sunderland’s trip to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon was not very rewarding. Aleksandar Kolarov contributed a goal and an assist as Manchester City dominated the match, earning a 3-0 victory over the visiting Black Cats. The hosts made a host of changes to their lineup from their midweek draw […]

Looking Ahead: Pre-WCQ Edition
Looking Ahead: Pre-WCQ Edition

This is a great weekend if you love Major League Soccer. Great match-ups will dot your TV screen nearly the entire weekend long, starting tomorrow afternoon and winding up late on Sunday night. Of course when you have some high-quality fixtures, you also get some doozies as well. You can’t […]

Looking Ahead – MLS Weekend Preview
Looking Ahead – MLS Weekend Preview

With a new site design, we’re hoping to kick off some new ideas going forward. I will begin a series called, “Looking Ahead,” which will preview each weekend’s action. I’ll also try my hand at prognostication, which may or may not be a train wreck, but let’s have some fun […]

Big 3: Questions Heading Into USA vs. Jamaica
Big 3: Questions Heading Into USA vs. Jamaica

On a day in September that continues to weigh heavily on minds in this country. the United States will face Jamaica in mid-Ohio this evening. Rather than hash over the previous disappointment, here are what I feel are the looming questions entering tonight’s match where three points are nearly a […]

Men’s National Team: Are We Overreacting?
Men’s National Team: Are We Overreacting?

Friday night, things didn’t go as well as had been hoped. A trip to “The Office,” officially known as National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, spelled a 2-1 loss for the U.S. Men’s National Team. With three games played in Group A, the United States is not only behind Jamaica in […]

MLS Economics – End The Salary Cap Mystery
MLS Economics – End The Salary Cap Mystery

Must we perpetually deal with the cloak-and-dagger nature of the salary cap situation in Major League Soccer? There is nothing like watching international players enter the league, primarily to the Big Two teams of Los Angeles and New York, when it appears that they may have already reached their salary […]

Union Loss To Crew Punctuates Their August Swoon
Union Loss To Crew Punctuates Their August Swoon

Another year, another winless August for the Philadelphia Union. But unlike 2011, the team didn’t have a fast start to rest upon, and now they sit at a point where the MLS Cup Playoffs are a fading image. On Wednesday night, the Union saw their all-time record in the late-summer […]

LA Galaxy 2:0 F.C. Dallas – Mistake At The Back Costs Dallas
LA Galaxy 2:0 F.C. Dallas – Mistake At The Back Costs Dallas

The Los Angeles Galaxy can be tough enough to beat when you play the perfect game at the back. When you commit an unforced error the way Matt Hedges did this evening, you’re certainly in trouble. Juninho earned the spoils of the hard work of Jose Villarreal, closing down Dallas’ […]

Columbus 4:3 New England – Here Comes The Crew
Columbus 4:3 New England – Here Comes The Crew

A couple months ago, you might have circled a Columbus Crew match on your schedule as one that you might want to avoid. Jairo Arrieta and Federico Higuain should make you think otherwise. Each of these two recent acquisitions for the Crew scored two goals, with Arrieta’s 86th minute goal […]

Banner Week For MLS Clubs In Champions League
Banner Week For MLS Clubs In Champions League

So far, so good. That’s the general theme for Major League Soccer squads competing in this incarnation of the CONCACAF Champions League. It’s going to have to remain that way if they want to advance to the knockout rounds, given the new Group Stage format. There is little room for […]

beIn Sport Acquires Rights For US Away World Cup Qualifiers
beIn Sport Acquires Rights For US Away World Cup Qualifiers

United States Men’s National Team fans, if you haven’t had a reason to lobby your local carrier for the new beIn Sport network, you just might have one now. The rumors I spoke of on this week’s MLSTalk Podcast have come to fruition, and beIn Sport has acquired the rights […]

Where Is The Referee Improvement In MLS?
Where Is The Referee Improvement In MLS?

3 Red Cards. A fight. A penalty retaken. These things, when combined, might be seen in one full weekend of action in any other soccer league in the world. Yet it all happened in a single night of Major League Soccer action. Truth-be-told, it all happened in a single game. Last night’s […]

Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland: Same Old Story For Wenger
Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland: Same Old Story For Wenger

What’s that saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same?” So was the story for Arsenal fans on Saturday, as Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland squad stifled, squashed, and blocked their way to a point at the Emirates. Everyone has been wondering how Arsenal would cope without Robin van […]