Predicting the MLS Best XI
Predicting the MLS Best XI

MLS has already announced its award finalists for the 2010 season and throughout the month will be slowly unveiling the winners of each award (congratulations Andy Najar and Donovan Ricketts).  On November 15, MLS will announce the Best XI for the year, and few things get soccer fans as excited […]

How to Improve The MLS TV Playoff Experience
How to Improve The MLS TV Playoff Experience

I want to begin by stating that I am a fan of the current MLS playoffs and in general I enjoy the way Major League Soccer organizes them.  Like all MLS fans, I have things I love and things I hate about the current format, style of play, and presentation.  […]

Buddle’s Goal Lifts Galaxy Past Sounders
Buddle’s Goal Lifts Galaxy Past Sounders

For all the talk of the LA Galaxy slumping towards the playoffs, Bruce Arena’s club showed no signs of rust as they dominated a resilient Sounders team in the first leg of the Galaxy/Sounders playoff matchup.  The difference in the match was an amazing and surprising Edson Buddle goal in […]

FC Dallas Pulls Out 2-1 Win Over Real Salt Lake
FC Dallas Pulls Out 2-1 Win Over Real Salt Lake

The defending MLS champions were out-coached and outplayed in today’s first round matchup between the two Western Conference clubs, as FC Dallas got a late goal from Eric Avila to beat Real Salt Lake 2-1. The match saw FC Dallas frantically try and win outright as they knew winning in […]

Colorado Kicks Off MLS Playoffs with a Win
Colorado Kicks Off MLS Playoffs with a Win

The quest for the MLS Cup began last night with a late arriving crowd, an ironic “One Goal” MLS playoff video, and a match of two teams with vastly different playoff histories and playing styles.  The end result was a slightly disjointed match that put the Colorado Rapids up 1-0 […]

Finalists Announced for MLS Awards
Finalists Announced for MLS Awards

On the eve of the beginning of the 2010 playoffs, MLS announced the finalists for the end-of-season awards.  While it does not have the international prestige of the Ballon D’Or, there is always a good lively debate about the nominees, who deserves what, and who got left out.  The winners […]

Will FIFA Bribery Scandal Endanger US Bid?
Will FIFA Bribery Scandal Endanger US Bid?

When the United States dropped its bid for the 2018 World Cup, it was seen as a move to placate FIFA’s desire to have the World Cup held that year in soccer’s birthplace (literally, if England wins the bid).  By doing so, it also allowed the U.S. to be seen […]

Toronto FC Does the Unthinkable: It Listens to Fans
Toronto FC Does the Unthinkable: It Listens to Fans

Have you ever questioned rooting for a team?  It doesn’t even have to be a soccer team – maybe you watch pro football or baseball, and your hometown/local team is just bad.  Because you love the sport and the team, you support it through think and thin and you buy […]

Fire Send Off McBride, Brown in Style
Fire Send Off McBride, Brown in Style

Jaime Moreno was not the only big-name retiree this weekend; the Chicago Fire said goodbye to American soccer legend Brian McBride and longtime defender C.J. Brown.  The club’s overall record was disappointing to fans, but by getting ten points in the last six matches the club has some optimism going […]

What Jaime Moreno’s Retirement Means for MLS
What Jaime Moreno’s Retirement Means for MLS

On Saturday night, Jaime Moreno took the pitch for the last time as a member of DC United.  The United and MLS legend is the league’s all-time leading goal scorer and the only player with triple digit goals and assists in his career.  When MLS was first formed, he was […]