Author Archives: Robert Hay

Video: Seattle Pays Tribute to Kasey Keller

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On Saturday night the Seattle Sounders publicly saluted keeper Kasey Keller, who is retiring at the end of the season.  The club had a great pre post-game ceremony complete with gifts of a Honda off-road vehicle (driven in by minority owner … Continue reading

Fire Burn DC With Two Stoppage Time Goals

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In the long history between these two teams (winners of the first five MLS Cups), there has never been an ending quite like this.  The Chicago Fired dealt DC United’s playoff chances a major blow while keeping themselves alive for … Continue reading

Brek Shea Scouted by BPL Clubs

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhsgKRpWKPY Anyone who watches MLS knows Brek Shea is having a breakout season. And as much as the British media may want to dismiss MLS and its talent, it is now beginning to it pay attention. Sky Sports is reporting … Continue reading

Video: The Controversial RSL Penalties

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Yesterday, Vancouver extended Real Salt Lake’s losing streak to four games with a 3-0 win at BC Place.  However, the talk of the match were two penalties called on RSL, one of which led to a red card for Collen … Continue reading

Chuck Blazer Steps Down from CONCACAF

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CONCACAF general secretary, nemesis of Mohammed Bin Hammam, and tabloid story-filler Chuck Blazer announced today he would step down from his role in the soccer federation at the end of the year.  Blazer had been involved in CONCACAF’s leadership for … Continue reading

Video: Watch Sigi Schmid Receive Press Conference Champagne Bath

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The Seattle Sounders won a thrilling 2-0 victory in last night’s U.S. Open Cup as the Sounders have now won three straight Open Cup trophies.  Their opponents, the Chicago Fire, failed to become only the third team ever to win … Continue reading

Seattle Looks Sound: Week 29 Review

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Houston Dynamo 1 – Chicago Fire 1 (Clark 33′, Oduro 43′) With the way the results in the Eastern Conference shook out this weekend, not getting the full three points was a major blow for Chicago, who see their playoff … Continue reading

Video: Thierry Henry Rescues New York Red Bulls

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New York and Toronto played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday, but the score line does not tell the entire story.  The Reds almost held on for all three points but could not stop Thierry Henry from equalizing late in … Continue reading

Report: MLS 2012 Season to Start Week of March 4

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A report out of Toronto indicates that MLS fans had better get their overcoats ready for First Kick 2012. Duane Rollins reports that Toronto FC executives told a fan gathering that they expect the MLS season to begin Saturday, March … Continue reading

Is Sporting Kansas City the Team to Beat Out East?

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Anyone who has been looking for a new home understands the feeling of displacement that comes with it: the yearning for something new and different which you can model after your vision, while still feeling unsettled because you haven’t found … Continue reading

Stuart Holden Gone for Six Months

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Bad news struck an all-around good guy today in a way that, in another situation, would have seemed almost comical.  Bolton and U.S. national team midfielder Stuart Holden is out for six months, according to his club.  The initial reports … Continue reading

Vote Now: Who is the 2011 MVP?

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Last night I laid out the pros and cons of Dwayne De Rosario winning the MLS MVP award.  Everyone on each side of the argument can agree that a De Ro MVP would be unprecedented, as he would be the … Continue reading

Is De Rosario the 2011 MLS MVP?

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Until Saturday’s match versus RSL, Dwayne De Rosario was a good pickup for DC United.  The team was playing better with him in the lineup and he gave them an offensive spark that they had lacked with Dax McCarty.  Then … Continue reading

The East Comes Down to the Final Four Points

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Imagine Major League Soccer as a city nightlife.  In this scenario, the Western Conference is a high-priced club: VIP room for the high rollers, a separate section for those wishing they were the high-rollers (or convince the media/opposite sex they … Continue reading

How Your Team Can Win or Lose This Weekend: Part 2

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  As promised, here is the second half of this weekend’s preview, where we review the late games Saturday night and the one Sunday game. Colorado Rapids v. San Jose Earthquakes (Saturday, 9 PM ET) This game may be the … Continue reading

How Your Team Can Win Or Lose This Weekend, Part 1

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The question I wrestled with in my head last night was this: if there were no playoffs or a playoffs with just four teams instead of 10, would this weekend be as exciting?  Regardless of how you feel about the … Continue reading

Vote for Your Favorite Stories from the Past Week

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Sometimes life gets in the way of art, and that is the way this week’s Major League Soccer Talk Podcast ended up.  Technology has impeded host Chris Riordan from recording the podcast, so if you’re like me you unfortunately will … Continue reading

Chivas Force 2-2 Draw with United

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Fans who saw the scoreline of September 10th’s 3-0 win by DC United over Chivas would assume that DCU would win handily against the Goats at home and, with New York’s loss, would move into the driver’s seat with their … Continue reading