Harry Redknapp Likes What He Sees Of MLS
Harry Redknapp Likes What He Sees Of MLS

Tottenham Hotspur kicks off their U.S. tour with a week of training in San Jose and a friendly with the Earthquakes Saturday afternoon (televised on ESPN). On a sun-splashed field at the Quakes Nutrilite Training Facility — situated adjacent to the proposed new stadium site — Harry Redknapp and his […]

MLS Legend Steve Ralston signs with AC St. Louis of the NASL
MLS Legend Steve Ralston signs with AC St. Louis of the NASL

Earlier today, AC St. Louis of the new NASL announced the signing of Steve Ralston as a player and assistant coach for their upcoming inaugural season. The former New England Revolution and MLS original decided to leave the Revolution after a new contract could not be worked out. He returns […]

MLS Cup Final to Remain at Neutral-Site Stadium for 2010
MLS Cup Final to Remain at Neutral-Site Stadium for 2010

With the announcement earlier today that MLS will hold the final of the 2010 MLS Cup Playoffs at a neutral site, it seems a good time to revisit the controversy of whether this is good for the league, the teams, and their fans. Since the league began in 1996, the […]

Winter is Approaching: Time to Get Layered-up for the Cold Weather
Winter is Approaching: Time to Get Layered-up for the Cold Weather

For many of us who still play soccer recreationally, whether as weekend warriors or as part of multiple leagues all week long, the habits formed in the earlier years of training tend to stick with you like Henry’s hand to a goal-bound ball. For instance, to this day I still […]

Real Salt Lake Championship Caps Off Exciting MLS Cup Final Weekend
Real Salt Lake Championship Caps Off Exciting MLS Cup Final Weekend

(Seattle, WA) — Would the big local crowds that have filled Qwest Field to watch their Sounders play all season long come out to watch the MLS Cup Final? Would supporters from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City make the trek to the Pacific Northwest to watch their clubs compete […]

MLS Cup Final Preview Part Two: Coaching and Intangibles
MLS Cup Final Preview Part Two: Coaching and Intangibles

In the first part of our 2009 MLS Cup Final preview, the Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Galaxy players were assessed and compared, with a slight advantage being measured for the Galaxy. In this continuation of our analysis, attention is paid to the coaches and intangibles for both clubs. […]

MLS Cup Final Preview: Which Team has the Advantage?
MLS Cup Final Preview: Which Team has the Advantage?

Before the playoffs began, the consensus was that the teams in the Western Conference were more prepared to the lift the MLS Cup in Seattle on November 22nd. Little did we know then how prophetic that sentiment was, as we now have both entries in the Final representing the West. […]

MLS Playoff Results Going According to Plan
MLS Playoff Results Going According to Plan

The second round of the MLS Cup Playoffs has the two higher seeds in each conference hosting their opponents from last week’s match-ups. In the four matches from last week, the home teams either tied or won leaving the seeded favorites with work to do if they hope to advance […]

DC United and Coach Tom Soehn Part Ways
DC United and Coach Tom Soehn Part Ways

Earlier this morning came the news that DC United coach Tom Soehn would not seek to extend his current contract with the team. Set to expire at the end of this year, Soehn will instead leave the club he has been a part of for the past six seasons – […]

Pat Onstad: What Were You Thinking?
Pat Onstad: What Were You Thinking?

What was Pat Onstad thinking? How could he lose his cool so suddenly in the most important game in the Dynamo’s season? A dangerous cross came through the penalty area, just out of his reach, and continued over the byline. Sure, replays show Fredy Montero obstructing the goalkeeper, but not […]

Houston Dynamo and Seattle Sounders FC Playoff Preview
Houston Dynamo and Seattle Sounders FC Playoff Preview

Our reward for enduring through 32 weeks of regular season matches is a fascinating final four in the Western Conference playoffs. While the Chivas USA versus Galaxy doubleheader in Los Angeles stacks up to be a tough defensive struggle for both squads, expect fireworks from the Houston Dynamo and the […]

MLS Coaches on the Hot Seat
MLS Coaches on the Hot Seat

With the not too surprising news this morning that Chris Cummins is out as coach of Toronto FC, let’s look at the rest of the coaching candidates for dismissal in MLS. Starting from the team with the worst record in the league, the New York Red Bulls, and working our […]

The West is the Best
The West is the Best

A thrilling weekend of MLS matches ended Sunday evening with the New England Revolution claiming the final playoff spot after their 1-0 win at the Columbus Crew. Needing only a draw to advance, given the string of events that took place on Saturday, the Revs made sure they would advance […]

Jeff Cunningham Deserves 2009 MLS Most Valuable Player Award
Jeff Cunningham Deserves 2009 MLS Most Valuable Player Award

The end of the regular season has put me in a contemplative mood. Not only because I am left trying to figure out how the San Jose Earthquakes missed the postseason again, but because I am asked to fill out my 2009 MLS Awards Ballot. Following the Quakes as closely […]

CONCACAF Champions League Week 6 in Review
CONCACAF Champions League Week 6 in Review

As the CONCACAF Champions League group stage entered its last week, all three MLS representatives were still with a chance of qualification to the knockout round of the competition. Results through Wednesday night have cleared up the fates of the Columbus Crew and the Houston Dynamo, while DC United must […]

Should MLS be Preaching their Financial Parity Model to the World?
Should MLS be Preaching their Financial Parity Model to the World?

Over the next two days, many of soccer’s most influential executives from around the world will meet in London, England for the annual “Leaders in Football” conference. Included in that group are three representatives from the United States: Don Garber, MLS Commissioner and CEO; Sunil Gulati, USSF President; and Tim […]

CONCACAF Champions League Week 5 in Review
CONCACAF Champions League Week 5 in Review

Week #5 of the CONCACAF Champions League saw all three MLS participants playing at home looking to gain maximum points in their groups. For DC United, it was mission accomplished, as the Black-and-Red punished San Juan Jabloteh 5-1 at RFK Stadium. The disappointed Columbus Crew, who had a chance to […]

CONCACAF Champions League Week 4 in Review
CONCACAF Champions League Week 4 in Review

Another busy week for the three MLS entrants in the CONCACAF Champions League concluded last night, with DC United earning a convincing 3-0 victory over Marathón of Honduras at RFK Stadium. Following on the heels of the Houston Dynamo’s 5-1 thrashing of Arabe Unido of Panama, and the Columbus Crew’s […]