Is the 2022 World Cup Worth MLS Selling Out?
Is the 2022 World Cup Worth MLS Selling Out?

As part of his second state of the union at halftime of the MLS Cup, Don Garber revealed that MLS would be considering shifting the season from spring-to-fall to the FIFA-endorsed fall-to-spring schedule.  While this is not the first time MLS has considered shifting its schedule, Garber said that the […]

Seven DPs Left Unprotected in Expansion Draft
Seven DPs Left Unprotected in Expansion Draft

Not even 24 hours after crowning its champion, MLS was back to business by requiring its clubs to list its protected players for the expansion draft.  The expansion draft is just one of several drafts taking place this offseason for MLS, and the unprotected list for this draft has some […]

MLS Cup 2010 – The Live Blog
MLS Cup 2010 – The Live Blog

Beginning at 8:30 Eastern, MLS Talk will be live blogging the 2010 MLS Cup.  Join us here to discuss the players, coaches, BMO Field, ESPN, and everything else around the fifteenth MLS Cup.  Insightful analysis will be welcome, as well as humor and pop culture references. I look forward to […]

Who Will Resurrect the DC United Franchise?
Who Will Resurrect the DC United Franchise?

As the MLS world check their passports and descend upon Toronto, the league’s premier and winningest team is searching for its next manager, its third in the past three season (if you include interim Ben Olsen).  The team let go of Curt Onalfo toward the end of the season and […]

2010 MLS Cup Preview – Canadian Style
2010 MLS Cup Preview – Canadian Style

To kick off our MLS Cup 2010 Preview, I am pleased to share that we will be live blogging the match on this site Sunday night beginning at 8:30 PM Eastern.  For those of us not in Toronto, please visit this site to share thoughts on the two teams, ESPN’s […]

What Defines Success in South Africa?
What Defines Success in South Africa?

Today, the US returns to the country where four months ago they experienced greatness and disappointment, and are once again being led there by Bob Bradley.  This time the stakes are much lower, as the team is playing a midweek friendly with their B- or C-team.  On its face, this […]

Don Garber Addresses the Nation
Don Garber Addresses the Nation

Prior to the MLS Cup Final on Sunday, Don Garber held court today to discuss the good, the bad, and the future of MLS.  Much of what he said is in no way surprising, but he did shed some light on some hot topics in the American soccer world – […]

What’s Next for the LA Galaxy?
What’s Next for the LA Galaxy?

The LA Galaxy are MLS’s most glamorous team in its second largest market.  It is coached by the most successful American soccer coach of all time, is captained by the most famous American soccer player today, and employs if not the most famous soccer player in the world, certainly the […]

FC Dallas Advances to First MLS Cup
FC Dallas Advances to First MLS Cup

In the end, what was most impressive about the LA Galaxy against the Seattle Sounders was also their undoing in the Western Conference finals.  The home team’s back line were spectators for an impressive Dallas attack, the LA superstars played a poor match overall, and the winningest coach in MLS […]

Ambitious Predictions for the Eastern Conference Final
Ambitious Predictions for the Eastern Conference Final

Tonight the Eastern Conference final will kick off in Colorado at 9:30 Eastern on Fox Soccer Channel.  In a playoff full of upsets, this matchup epitomizes the postseason so far: the visitors are the lowest playoff seed who were led by the Golden Boot winner who provided almost all of […]

Is the US Finally Winning the Foreign Player Battle?
Is the US Finally Winning the Foreign Player Battle?

Bob Bradley went against conventional wisdom with his squad for the South Africa match next week and picked a good number of young players to make the squad.  Three young MLS players and three international professionals will have the chance to earn their first international cap next week in Cape […]

MLS Free Agents Get A Little More Freedom
MLS Free Agents Get A Little More Freedom

Remember back in the scary days of March when this MLS season was on the brink due to the expired collective bargaining agreement?  And at the almost last second the two sides agreed to a new CBA, which would include more rights for the players and a re-entry draft for […]

Who Will Make the US Roster for the South Africa Friendly?
Who Will Make the US Roster for the South Africa Friendly?

One week from today, the US Men’s National Team will play South Africa in a friendly in Cape Town, and Bob Bradley has yet to release his squad for the match.  The friendly comes at a bad time for most players – it is right in the middle of the […]

Five US Players I Want to See in MLS
Five US Players I Want to See in MLS

The news that Wolves and U.S. national team keeper Marcus Hahnemann is open to retuning to MLS in 2011 got me thinking about other Americans abroad.  As the MLS has matured in a good and competitive soccer league, it is no longer absurd to think a world-class player could play […]

How To Prevent an Upset by a Lower Seed
How To Prevent an Upset by a Lower Seed

The story of the MLS playoffs coming into Sunday night was the futility of being a higher seed.  None of the higher seeds had advanced and the playoffs were seemingly wide-open for a new champion.  Then LA took the pitch against Seattle, and they showed the league who should be […]

FC Dallas Solves Rio Tinto and Knocks Off Champs
FC Dallas Solves Rio Tinto and Knocks Off Champs

Soccer fans in the U.S. have long debated whether playoffs should be part of the beautiful game.  Yesterday’s Real Salt Lake/FC Dallas match showed exactly why the MLS playoffs can be special, as the lower-seeded Dallas knocked off the defending MLS champions with a 1-1 draw, 3-2 win on aggregate.  […]

Which Team(s) Will Pull the Upset This Weekend?
Which Team(s) Will Pull the Upset This Weekend?

With San Jose’s dramatic victory last night, they will await this weekend’s slate of matches to see who their next round opponent will be.  Their upset victory has set the stage for an interest weekend of matches where we could conceivably see three more lower seeds win their playoff matches […]

Will Wondolowski Get a Call Up to the National Team?
Will Wondolowski Get a Call Up to the National Team?

Chris Wondolowski has had a dream season.  He finally broke out this year with a league-leading 18 goals and almost single-handedly led San Jose to the playoffs, where they will try and pull out a win at New York tonight.  He has shown the ability to score and lead a […]