Premier League Preview – April 17-19
Premier League Preview – April 17-19

The latest installation of the Manchester Derby will be played at Eastlands this weekend, and as usual, the stakes are high. This will be the 155th meeting in all competitions, and United has the edge with 63 wins to City’s 42. There have also been 49 draws, a result that […]

Colorado Bounces Kansas City From U.S. Open Cup
Colorado Bounces Kansas City From U.S. Open Cup

If a MLS team loses in the U.S. Open Cup, and no one is there to see it, did it actually happen? The answer is yes, which is unfortunate if you happen to support the Kansas City Wizards. According the the Kansas City Star, only 1,226 people showed up at […]

Weekend review
Weekend review

Another weekend of MLS action is in the books, so let’s take a look back: Saturday, April 10 Chivas USA 2, New York Red Bulls 0 FC Dallas 2, Columbus 2 Philadelphia Union 3, D.C. United 2 Los Angeles 2, Houston 0 New England 4, Toronto FC 1 Kansas City […]

Weekend Preview – April 10-13
Weekend Preview – April 10-13

With all of the Premier League clubs now knocked out of the Champions League – and Liverpool and Fulham’s stays in the Europa League are still up in the air at press time – all eyes now focus on the two remaining pieces of silverware to be won this season. The […]

Brian Ching to Miss Four to Six Weeks
Brian Ching to Miss Four to Six Weeks

Houston Dynamo and U.S. national team striker Brian Ching will miss four to six weeks with a hamstring strain, according to reports. The early end of that prognosis has him back on the field for a few days before national team coach Bob Bradley names a pool for the team’s final […]

Weekend review – April 1-3
Weekend review – April 1-3

It was a reduced schedule, but here are the results from the second week of MLS action: Thursday, April 1 Houston 2, Real Salt Lake 1 Los Angeles 2, Chivas USA 0 Saturday, April 3 Colorado 2, Chicago 2 New England 2, D.C. United 0 New York Red Bulls 1, […]

Premier League Preview – April 3-4
Premier League Preview – April 3-4

Wayne Rooney’s on crutches and Cesc Fabregas has a broken leg. Without kicking a ball, Chelsea has received an Easter basket full of good news in its quest to dethrone Manchester United this week when the two most important players on its two biggest rivals went down with injuries in […]

MLS Changes Designated Player Rule
MLS Changes Designated Player Rule

According to the MLS Web site, the league has decided to add to its designated player rule. Effective immediately, teams will now have two designated player slots, and an option to buy a third. The third slot, it seems, would cost a team $250,000 – money that would be shared […]

MLS Master TV Schedule
MLS Master TV Schedule

Here’s a look at the rest of the currently announced MLS TV schedule, starting on April 1. I feel like this would be a good time to mention that times and game selection are subject to change without notice…

MLS Weekend Review – March 25-27
MLS Weekend Review – March 25-27

Before we get into the weekend’s games, there is a bit of news today. Jon Busch, waived last week by the Fire, has reportedly signed with the San Jose Earthquakes. He’s a quality keeper, but the Earthquakes’ issues, I think, would be better addressed by adding some defenders. Now, for […]

Premier League Preview – March 27-29
Premier League Preview – March 27-29

So much for Manchester City’s much-discussed game in hand, eh? After Wednesday’s loss to Everton, City finds itself two points back of Tottenham with eight matches left. Perhaps a Monday home date with Wigan Athletic will be enough to raise Roberto Mancini’s squad’s spirits. Of course, after getting sent to […]

2010 MLS Season Preview
2010 MLS Season Preview

With weeks of labor talk dominating the MLS headlines, the start of the season has been sneaking up on me. Seems like a good time for a preview. Eastern Conference 1. Columbus Crew- It’s hard to bet against them winning the Eastern Conference this year after watching them – in […]

MLS, Players Union Reach Deal On New Collective Bargaining Agreement
MLS, Players Union Reach Deal On New Collective Bargaining Agreement

It’s game on for Major League Soccer in 2010. In a teleconference at around 1 p.m., MLS and its players’ union announced the agreement on a new five-year collective bargaining agreement. Details haven’t really been released yet, but it appears that the players won some concessions in reagrds to guaranteed […]

Premier League Preview – March 20-21
Premier League Preview – March 20-21

Two members of the big four clash Sunday when Liverpool visits Old Trafford for a date with Manchester United. Manchester United will be trying to stay in first place in the league standings, with Chelsea and Arsenal in hot pursuit. Liverpool, on the other hand, is fighting to stay close […]

MLS Labor Dispute – Players Up The Ante
MLS Labor Dispute – Players Up The Ante

If you thought that MLS and its players union had until March 25 to avert a work stoppage and get a new collective bargaining agreement done, the timetable has moved up a bit. Multiple reports, quoting sources close to the investigation, have stated that the players will strike on Monday, […]

MLS Labor Dispute – An Owner Strikes Back
MLS Labor Dispute – An Owner Strikes Back

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve read with interest as players have sounded off about the ongoing labor dispute between owners and players. Today, the owners strike back. AEG chief executive Tim Leiweke spoke at length with the Los Angeles Times in a story published today, and to say […]

MLS, Players Union Staring at March 25 Deadline
MLS, Players Union Staring at March 25 Deadline

Landon Donovan took a plane from London to Los Angeles on Sunday, wrapping up his 10-week loan spell with Everton. After hitting an In-N-Out, he’ll be getting set to start the MLS season with the Galaxy. Maybe. As I’m sure you’ve heard, his fellow MLS players have voted to strike […]

Premier League Preview – March 13-15
Premier League Preview – March 13-15

With around 10 games left on the schedule, it’s white-knuckle time up and down the table in the Barclays Premier League. Three teams are within two points of first place, four teams are within four points of fourth place and seven teams are within six points of the drop zone. […]