MLS ’12 Preview – Vancouver Whitecaps
MLS ’12 Preview – Vancouver Whitecaps

Ahh, we’re almost here! Last night’s CONCACAF Champions League showdowns really revved things up for me. There is something unique about the North American game. While not everyone is high on it, give them time…it’s getting there, and last night was proof. We will run a predictions post tomorrow, something […]

MLS ’12 Preview – Toronto F.C.
MLS ’12 Preview – Toronto F.C.

TEAM: Toronto F.C. COACH: Aron Winter LAST SEASON: 6 – 13 – 15 = 33 points, 8th Place Eastern, 16th Overall TWITTER HASHTAG: #TFC Could the overhaul be nearing completion in Toronto? 2011 must have been a frustrating season for supporters of the Reds. January saw the appointment of former […]

MLS ’12 Preview – Portland Timbers
MLS ’12 Preview – Portland Timbers

Team: Portland Timbers Coach: John Spencer Last Season: 11 – 14 – 9 = 42 points, 6rd Place Western, 12th Overall Twitter Hashtag: #RCTID The Portland Timbers had a spectacular first season in Major League Soccer. Did they make the playoffs? No, they didn’t. Would 12th place in the full […]

MLS ’12 Preview – Philadelphia Union
MLS ’12 Preview – Philadelphia Union

Team: Philadelphia Union Coach: Piotr Nowak Last Season: 11 – 8 – 15 = 48 points, 3rd Place Eastern, 8th Overall Twitter Hashtag: #DOOP The Sons of Ben certainly couldn’t have imagined an offseason quite like this. The Philadelphia Union enjoyed a solid sophomore season, where they completely turned around […]

MLS Live – Streaming Portal Rebrands And Expands
MLS Live – Streaming Portal Rebrands And Expands

For many of us, our viewing of the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and other European competitions is made possible by a robust, premium online portal known as FOXSoccer2Go. The evolution of that product has been long and often problematic, but it has developed to the point now where […]

MLS ’12 Preview – Montreal Impact
MLS ’12 Preview – Montreal Impact

Team: Impact de Montréal Head Coach: Jesse Marsch 2011 NASL Record: 9-8-11, 35 points, 7th of 8 in League, Missed Playoffs Twitter Hashtag: #IMFC Another season, another new team for Major League Soccer. It’s awesome to see new markets be reached by the league. As the fifth new team in […]

MLS ’12 Preview – F.C. Dallas
MLS ’12 Preview – F.C. Dallas

Note: If you’ve noticed, we have temporarily skipped DC United in our 2012 Season Preview. Our colleague and podcast specialist, Chris Riordan, is putting that together. He will have it soon, but until then we will move along with our series of preview articles. Club: F.C. Dallas Head Coach: Schellas […]

MLS ’12 Preview: Chivas USA
MLS ’12 Preview: Chivas USA

  Team: Chivas USA Coach: Robin Fraser Last Season: 8 – 14 – 12 = 36 points, 8th Place Western, 15th Overall Twitter Hashtag: #ChivasUSA Back to the drawing board - that seems to have been the theme for the 2011-12 offseason for Chivas USA. Robin Fraser’s team seemed to make […]

Man United 2-1 Liverpool: The Day Class Left The Stadium
Man United 2-1 Liverpool: The Day Class Left The Stadium

I don’t care which side you happen to support. If you’re a Liverpool or Manchester United supporter, or just a neutral viewer, this is a dire day in the Barclay’s Premier League. It’s the day we saw petulance win out over professionalism, pettiness over peace. Today the Manchester United-Liverpool derby […]

Gibson Smash Stuns Manchester City
Gibson Smash Stuns Manchester City

For a guy who had a tough time finding the pitch for Manchester United, Darron Gibson certainly helped his former employer on Tuesday. His 19-yard deflected strike beat Joe Hart at the hour mark, and Everton earned the home victory over league leading Manchester City. Tim Howard and the Everton […]

Le Toux, Mondragón Departures Signal Youth Movement In Philly
Le Toux, Mondragón Departures Signal Youth Movement In Philly

- SCROLL FOR UPDATES -  Just when you thought the Philadelphia Union had acquired some key pieces to supplement last year’s playoff team, two unexpected roster moves have left Union fans with questions galore heading into the 2012 season. This morning, Sébastien Le Toux announced on Twitter that the rumors bubbling […]

Liverpool Through 3-2 On Aggregate To Carling Cup Final
Liverpool Through 3-2 On Aggregate To Carling Cup Final

Manchester City’s month of January continued to drop like a lead balloon. Craig Bellamy stuffed home the decisive goal at Anfield with just over 15 minutes remaining, and Liverpool set up a Wembley date with Cardiff City in the Carling League Cup Final. City was playing for yet another game […]

Philadelphia To Host All-Star Game
Philadelphia To Host All-Star Game

Less than a year after hosting it’s first playoff game, PPL Park will be showcased on July 25th as the venue for the 2012 MLS All Star Game. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber officially announced the event at City Hall, alongside Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Union CEO Nick […]

Le Toux-dles??? Seba Trials With Bolton
Le Toux-dles??? Seba Trials With Bolton

If Philadelphia Union fans had expected 2012 to be a simple year of growth, they may have another thing coming.   Or a major cog going.   Yesterday, Ives Galarcep broke a surprising story about the potential sale of Sebastien Le Toux to a European club. Given that the versatile […]

Need An MLS Fix? Combine Matches Streaming
Need An MLS Fix? Combine Matches Streaming

We have a little over a week until the MLS SuperDraft takes place. In this short span, MLS will conduct it’s “Scouting Combine” over the next few days. The good news is that a high-speed internet connection will get you access to the round robin matches beginning today at MLSSoccer.com. […]

Everton’s Scoring Problem
Everton’s Scoring Problem

I spent the last week watching Everton try to squeak out matches by the thinnest of margins. Everton’s brand of football has nearly become dire to watch, and the situation brought itself to a head in today’s 1-2 home loss against bottom Bolton. These problems have been brewing for the […]

Manchester United 2-3 Blackburn Rovers: Tactics
Manchester United 2-3 Blackburn Rovers: Tactics

In their second surprise result of the campaign, Blackburn Rovers proved opportunistic, spoiling Sir Alex Ferguson’s 70th birthday at Old Trafford with a 3-2 shocker over second place Manchester United. The home side started the match with a weakened lineup, not uncommon with the congested holiday fixture list and an […]

Everton 1-1 Norwich City: Tactical Review
Everton 1-1 Norwich City: Tactical Review

Norwich City grabbed a 1-1 draw in their trip to the northwest to face Everton on Saturday. The home squad lined up in their usual 4-4-1-1 shape, with Louis Saha finding himself up top with Tim Cahill withdrawn in the hole. Magaye Gueye got a start on the left, and […]