Fox Soccer Announces Broadcast Team for 2011 Season
Fox Soccer Announces Broadcast Team for 2011 Season

Fresh off the news that JP Dellacamera is making the move from ESPN to Fox Soccer, the network announced its pairings for the upcoming MLS season.  Not surprisingly, Dellacamera is the Friday night play-by-play man, and in my opinion Fox has surrounded him with some quality talent. Your game day […]

MLS ’11 Preview – Should RSL be the Favorites?
MLS ’11 Preview – Should RSL be the Favorites?

Team: Real Salt Lake Coach: Jason Kreis Last Year’s Finish: 15-11-4, 56 points.  Western Conference: 2nd In a sense, RSL’s season has already begun with a 4-1 aggregate victory over Columbus in the CONCACAF Champions League.  In the second of those two matches, we’ve seen a team that looks like […]

MLS ’11 Preview – Stadiums Helping League Finances Stay Healthy
MLS ’11 Preview – Stadiums Helping League Finances Stay Healthy

Fifteen years ago, MLS launched with teams in downright psychedelic uniforms playing on football fields; some of MLS’s earliest highlights look like the two teams are playing on a lacrosse field.  In 2011, the situation has vastly changed, as most MLS franchises have their own soccer specific fields or compounds […]

MLS ’11 Preview – Can New England Reclaim the Glory?
MLS ’11 Preview – Can New England Reclaim the Glory?

Team: New England Revolution Coach: Steve Nicol Last Year’s Finish: 9-5-16, 32 points.  Eastern Conference: 6th The big news this offseason was the recent arrest and suspension of Shalrie Joseph and Kevin Alston.  While the situation is still under investigation, both players just returned to the team but face possible […]

Week in Review – February 22-27, 2011
Week in Review – February 22-27, 2011

Good morning MLS fans!  We are now mere weeks away from the season and, if you’re like me, the previews we have been running on the site have been getting you fired up for an exciting season.  Amidst all the preseason matches and television/playoff drama, here are some stories that […]

New Playoff Format Cements Role of Conferences in MLS
New Playoff Format Cements Role of Conferences in MLS

Just weeks before the beginning of the season, MLS yesterday finally released its playoff format for the 2011 season.  As dreaded, it will include 10 of the 18 MLS teams, and officials acknowledged the number could change as more teams join MLS.  As for the current structure, the playoffs will […]

Red Cards Upset Goals in CONCACAF First Leg
Red Cards Upset Goals in CONCACAF First Leg

Last night was the unofficial start to the MLS season, as Real Salt Lake and Columbus faced off in their first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal.  In a night that was below freezing and in front of a sparse crowd, the two teams grinded out a 0-0 draw […]

MLS ’11 Preview: Can International Signings Spark a Fire Under Chicago?
MLS ’11 Preview: Can International Signings Spark a Fire Under Chicago?

Team: Chicago Fire Coach: Carlos de la Cobos Last Year’s Finish: 4th Eastern Conference, 10th Overall, 9-9-12 Last year’s Chicago Fire were going through a transition regardless of the tumultuous offseason they’ve had.  With the retirement of U.S. legend Brian McBride and MLS veteran C.J. Brown, the team would have […]

MLS and Fox Soccer Channel Announce One Year Deal
MLS and Fox Soccer Channel Announce One Year Deal

It’s official – Major League Soccer and Fox Soccer Channel are back together again, at least for one more year. The two sent out a press release today trumpeting the agreement which will see 31 regular season games and three playoff games (including one conference final) broadcast by the cable […]

Why International Stars Should Consider Destinations Besides NY and LA
Why International Stars Should Consider Destinations Besides NY and LA

The weekly MLS Talk podcast (subscribe via iTunes) discussed this week among other things the newest international star giving “come hither” looks to the American soccer league: AC Milan’s Clarence Seedorf.  Seedorf of course is (reportedly) looking to make one last huge paycheck and expand his media presence, similar to […]

Week in Review: February 8-13, 2011
Week in Review: February 8-13, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  With the Egyptian friendly canceled, it was a slow week in American soccer.  MLS clubs are playing pre-season matches against youth clubs, colleges, and each other, and the season is less than one month away.  Besides the schedule release last week, here are some other news […]

The MLS Schedule is Finally Released!
The MLS Schedule is Finally Released!

Our long national nightmare is over.  The MLS schedule is out. About a month before the beginning of the season, MLS finally released the entire schedule for all 18 MLS teams.  Previously, only each team’s first home game was known, and some clubs like the LA Galaxy got an early […]

Weekend Updates: February 4-6, 2011
Weekend Updates: February 4-6, 2011

It was an admittedly slow week in American soccer as the American sports scene shifted to Dallas and the American football Super Bowl.  Within the soccer world some amazing results and goals from the English Premier League overshadowed almost all the other soccer news.  But nevertheless there were some noteworthy […]

Could Charlie Davies Make DC United an MLS Cup Contender?
Could Charlie Davies Make DC United an MLS Cup Contender?

The rumor mill was in full tilt Tuesday with the news that national team member Charlie Davies was sent by his French club Sochaux to train with D.C. United in Florida, with a successful training leading to a year-long loan.  Yesterday, the Black-and-Red confirmed Davies was in camp and was […]

Americans Caught Up in Transfer Whirlwind
Americans Caught Up in Transfer Whirlwind

While the MLS transfer window is still open for another three months, the international transfer window closed Monday.  If you are a fan of an international league, you know how crazy this January transfer window was with money and players being tossed about in a dizzying fashion.  And while no […]

Weekend Updates: January 28-31, 2011
Weekend Updates: January 28-31, 2011

At the beginning of the year, I asked readers for feedback on different features they would like to see on the site, with the hope of giving some new content and new opportunities for discussion.  One new idea was to do a round-up feature that would capture the stuff that […]