FC Dallas end 3 game losing streak with 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake
FC Dallas end 3 game losing streak with 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake

Penalty kicks and Fabian Castillo stole the show Saturday night at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas as FC Dallas defeated Real Salt Lake 2-0. It may not have been one of the marquee matchups of MLS’ 2015 “Rivalry Week” encore, but both teams entered the match desperately seeking points.  FC […]

FC Dallas defeats Houston Dynamo 2-0 in Texas derby [VIDEO]
FC Dallas defeats Houston Dynamo 2-0 in Texas derby [VIDEO]

Friday night’s Texas derby leg of MLS rivalry week was marked by incessant rain, six yellow cards (three for each team), and plenty of scoring chances for both sides.  FC Dallas won the first 2015 meeting between these growing rivals 4-1 at Houston on May 1.  However, Houston has enjoyed […]

FC Dallas leave it late to defeat LA Galaxy 2-1
FC Dallas leave it late to defeat LA Galaxy 2-1

LA Galaxy traveled to Frisco to face FC Dallas Saturday night in the first 2015 meeting between the Western Conference foes. Both teams had unbeaten streaks entering the match (LA with five, FC Dallas with three), yet both teams are also dealing with injuries to key players. LA had to […]

FC Dallas holds on for 3-2 win over Toronto FC after 3 hour rain delay
FC Dallas holds on for 3-2 win over Toronto FC after 3 hour rain delay

After losing 4-0 at home to the Colorado Rapids last week, FC Dallas wasted no time trying to regain form as they scored just 30 seconds into their match against Toronto FC, a match that started Saturday night but ended early Sunday morning. Dallas midfielder Fabian Castillo ran onto a […]

Portland earns first win of season, ending FC Dallas’ undefeated streak
Portland earns first win of season, ending FC Dallas’ undefeated streak

FC Dallas arrived in Portland Saturday night with the best record in MLS (3 wins, 1 draw).  Dallas has never won in Portland however, and that streak continued as the Timbers felled Dallas 3-1 in an overall fast, physical battle between the Western Conference rivals. After a relatively lifeless opening […]

FC Dallas stays atop MLS despite red card and draw against Seattle Sounders
FC Dallas stays atop MLS despite red card and draw against Seattle Sounders

Saturday night in Frisco, Texas marked the first meeting between FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC since the teams’ intense two-legged clash in the 2014 Western Conference Semifinals. The 1-1 aggregate score last November saw Dallas eliminated and Seattle advance via the away goals rule. Last night the teams picked […]

FC Dallas’ Season Ended By Seattle Sounders; Match Highlights [VIDEO]
FC Dallas’ Season Ended By Seattle Sounders; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders on Monday night was just what the doctor ordered after a weekend of relative blowouts in the other three MLS Playoff Conference Semifinals. If 0-0 draws can be considered classics, the Dallas and Sounders clash surely must qualify with its frantic pace, controversial calls (or […]

Men In Blazers TV Show Reviewed: The Mystery Science Theater of Soccer
Men In Blazers TV Show Reviewed: The Mystery Science Theater of Soccer

I am a big fan of Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, better known as the Men in Blazers.  Like many soccer fans, I discovered their terrific podcast on Grantland two years ago and haven’t missed an episode since.  Their appreciation of all things soccer, their insightful analysis, and above all […]

Chelsea vs Leicester City Player Ratings
Chelsea vs Leicester City Player Ratings

Despite Leicester City being the more aggressive, hungrier-looking team in the first half, Chelsea sparked to life in the second half, finding goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard for a 2-0 home win. As for individual performances, here are my player ratings on a scale of 1 (lowest) to […]

Chelsea 2014/15 Season Preview: Crunch Time For Jose Mourinho
Chelsea 2014/15 Season Preview: Crunch Time For Jose Mourinho

The honeymoon period is over for manager Jose Mourinho in his second stint at Chelsea.  Last season, Chelsea fans serenaded the Special One at virtually every match, celebrating the return of supposed stability at the club after the wacky stretch that saw four different managers over two years.  The mood […]

An Argument For Watching MLS Now That The World Cup Has Ended
An Argument For Watching MLS Now That The World Cup Has Ended

The World Cup is over and yes, it’s depressing. While no league in the world can truly match the amazing month-long festival of soccer that is the World Cup, America has an immediate outlet where fans can get their soccer fix: Major League Soccer. Whether you’re a brand new soccer […]

Where The USA Men’s National Team Goes From Here
Where The USA Men’s National Team Goes From Here

Now that the U.S. has, once again, exited the World Cup in the Round of 16, American soccer aficionados are in the self-reflective, hand wringing stage of sports grief.  We’re asking ourselves what went wrong?  What could we have done differently?  Why aren’t we better?  Will we ever win the […]

America Dares to Dream About the World Cup
America Dares to Dream About the World Cup

Call it World Cup fever. Call it “I Believe That We Will Win” fervor, or just call me crazy, but if there was ever a World Cup the United States could actually win, Brazil 2014 is it. When you’ve recovered from laughing, allow me to explain… There is a certain […]

Bosnia Elimination Should Renew Calls to FIFA For Instant Replay
Bosnia Elimination Should Renew Calls to FIFA For Instant Replay

In the first half of Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina tonight, Edin Dzeko ran onto a terrific through-ball and beat Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama with a precise finishing shot.  The offside flag went up late and the goal was disallowed.  Replays clearly show Dzeko was not offside.  It is another […]

Turning Point for American Soccer: World Cup USA ‘94
Turning Point for American Soccer: World Cup USA ‘94

If the United States had not hosted the 1994 World Cup, America might still be in the Stone Age, soccer-wise.  With the Brazil 2014 World Cup imminent and the comprehensive ESPN presentation of the tournament that viewers in the U.S. are about to enjoy, it’s easy to forget just how […]