Why Chelsea Need A Creative Playmaker
Why Chelsea Need A Creative Playmaker

There’s a beautiful phrase in Brazilian football that was applied to the national side a few years ago. “They have too many Piano carriers and not enough Piano players.” When I first heard it I instantly integrated it into my vocabulary because I liked it so much. So as I […]

Kwame Darko Interview: Rapper, Producer and Soccer Athlete
Kwame Darko Interview: Rapper, Producer and Soccer Athlete

Kwame, best known by many as a rapper and producer, also was a soccer star in college for the University of Maryland. While his college playing days are behind him, Kwame is friends with many U.S. soccer stars. Here’s the interview: Kristan: So soccer was your sport of choice at […]

Why Fans of EPL Clubs Should Give MLS Another Chance
Why Fans of EPL Clubs Should Give MLS Another Chance

As a Brit and Newcastle United supporter, I must give credit for this piece to one of our readers, ‘Clampdown’. In the article on our sister site MLS Talk about how The Guardian dismisses Major League Soccer as not a big league, I liked the premise that Clampdown suggested. He […]

Why the English Find MLS a Strange Experience
Why the English Find MLS a Strange Experience

As our owner and head honcho The Gaffer highlighted last week, The Guardian podcast snubbed MLS deeming it not a ‘Major league’. Quite ironic for the satirist’s amongst you given it’s name but that’s irrelevant. Now before I reel of a list of reasons, let me state this as de […]

Dax McCarty Interview
Dax McCarty Interview

Editor’s note: MLS Talk blogger Kristan Heneage had the fortunate opportunity of speaking to rising star Dax McCarty last week before the season began. Here is the transcript of the interview: Kristan Heneage (KH): You were drafted around November, albeit briefly to Portland Timbers. What was your gut instinct regarding […]

All Newcastle United Needs Is 11 Cheik Tiotes
All Newcastle United Needs Is 11 Cheik Tiotes

He’s been one of the bargains of the season. The Ivorian defensive midfield who joined Newcastle for £3.5m has taken to the league like he’d played in it for years. I recently went to see Birmingham against Newcastle at St Andrews. I watched it like many games, with my Dad. […]

MLS ’11 Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC
MLS ’11 Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Team Name Vancouver Whitecaps FC Stadium and Location Empire Field Coach (with record as MLS coach) Teitur Thordarson (ICE) 2010 LEAGUE RESULTS: 2nd in NASL conference 5th overall. 2010 REVIEW: A strong finish in the conference saw them finish behind the eventual league winners the Carolina Railhawks. Their playoff campaign […]

2011 MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders
2011 MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders

Team Name Seattle Sounders FC Stadium and Location Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington. Coach (with record as MLS coach) Sigi Schmidt (GER) (14-10-6) 2010 LEAGUE RESULTS: 4th in Western Conference, 6th Overall. 2010 REVIEW: A solid season for the Sounders saw them finish well in their conference before a strong Galaxy side ended their […]

MLS ’11 Preview: Portland Timbers
MLS ’11 Preview: Portland Timbers

Team Name: Portland Timbers Stadium and Location: PGE Park, Portland Oregon Coach (with record as MLS coach): John Spencer (First season as Head Coach) 2010 LEAGUE RESULTS: 3rd in the USL Conference table . (4th Overall) 2010 REVIEW: A 3rd place finish in the USL Conference and 4th overall saw the Timbers round off their […]

The Return From Obscurity Of Stephen Ireland
The Return From Obscurity Of Stephen Ireland

In the wake of a manic transfer deadline day that saw Andy Carroll join Liverpool for ?35 million and Fernando Torres join Chelsea for ?50 million, Stephen Ireland’s loan move to Newcastle from Aston Villa slipped under the radar. It was the Irishman’s second move of the season having only […]

Jack Wilshere Another Player Putting The Twit in Twitter
Jack Wilshere Another Player Putting The Twit in Twitter

Managers have it hard. This statement is not a ground breaking one. In recent times coaches have had to become more adept at addressing their player’s needs and dealing with different personalities. It’s one thing to stop your player talking to ESPN or Sky Sports when they feel annoyed, but […]

MLS ’11 Preview: L.A. Galaxy
MLS ’11 Preview: L.A. Galaxy

Team Name: Los Angeles Galaxy Stadium and Location: The Home Depot Centre, Carson California. Coach (with record as MLS coach) Bruce Arena (USA) Record last year, 18-7-5 2010 LEAGUE RESULTS: Pts: 59 Record: 18-7-5 1st in Western Conference. 2010 REVIEW: Another season goes by and despite winning the Supporters Shield […]

MLS ’11 Preview: Columbus Crew
MLS ’11 Preview: Columbus Crew

Editor’s note: In our daily MLS 2011 Preview, the next team to be reviewed and analyzed is Columbus Crew. Will the Rodney Dangerfield of MLS be able to earn more respect in 2011? Read Kristan’s preview and predictions… Team Name The Columbus Crew Stadium and Location The Columbus Crew Stadium, […]

Alejandro Bedoya Interview
Alejandro Bedoya Interview

Editor’s note: MLS Talk blogger Kristan Heneage recently had the opportunity to interview U.S. international Alejandro Bedoya. The 23-year-old midfielder currently plays his soccer for Örebro in the top flight division of Sweden. Raised in South Florida, Bedoya represents another talented U.S. international player who decided to ply his trade […]

New York Red Bulls: The Man Management Nightmare
New York Red Bulls: The Man Management Nightmare

There is no denying New York Red Bulls have some fantastic talent in their roster. Theirry Henry and Rafa Marquez, these are players that have won trophies and have been a part of great teams. Last season they even boasted one of the league’s top marksmen, Juan Pablo Angel. Angel […]

11 Least Impressive Premier League Summer Buys So Far This Season
11 Least Impressive Premier League Summer Buys So Far This Season

With it being February the league is just over halfway complete. Accordingly, I thought I’d choose the eleven players that have impressed me the least this Premier League season. Consider it a mid-term report of sorts. Could your club or favorite player be one of the 11 featured? Find out […]

Why David Beckham Should Be in L.A. Right Now
Why David Beckham Should Be in L.A. Right Now

I remember when David Beckham announced he was leaving Real Madrid not to somewhere in Europe but to MLS. Instant speculation from both fans and pundits alike cited the money as the deciding factor for his move, after all, why go to the league when you have offers from Europe’s […]

Blackburn’s Owners Are Having the Last Laugh
Blackburn’s Owners Are Having the Last Laugh

When it was announced that Venky’s, an indian company specializing in chicken processing, had bought Blackburn, numerous atrocious puns about ‘falling fowl’ began circulating. When one of the club’s new owners claimed to have never seen a football game, many began to speculate that Blackburn could be in serious trouble. […]