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Who is the target demo for MLS?

Who is the real target demographic of professional soccer in the U.S.? Is it Soccer Moms?  Is it Soccer players?  Is it Latino people? Sure, Soccer Moms, Latinos and Soccer players make up some of the peripheral targets, but who makes up the core target? One U.S. pro soccer fan thinks he’s the core […]

The Best US Imports

Many nations have provided English football with players and the United States is no different. From Roy Wegerle to Brad Guzan, there has been a steady flow of Americans plying their trade across the pond, with goalkeepers being a regular export. Juergen Sommer became the first American stopper to play […]

Keep United in D.C. Day – May 9, 2009: A Grassroots Effort in Support of an MLS Team

Whether you love or hate DC United, there is no denying that the Capital City’s club is an important part of Major League Soccer’s short history. Despite being one of the original MLS clubs, and despite winning 4 MLS Cups, 4 Supporters’ Shields, the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup, and 2 U.S. […]

The MidSummer Classic – The Long History of Soccer All-Star Matches in the United States

All-Star Games are as All-American as Chevrolet, mom, and apple pie. The most famous and storied All-Star Game in the US is, of course, the one belonging to Major League Baseball, which was first played at Chicago’s Comiskey Park in 1933. The NBA’s All-Star Game, which, like the MLB version, […]

Soccer Thoughts on Jackie Robinson Day

In the world of the Beautiful Game April 15th is most known for Hillsborough, but in the United States, April 15th is best know for one of the most significant sporting and cultural moments of the 20th Century. It was on April 15, 1947 that Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson made […]

Give me the MLS & USL, or Give Me Death!

In the comments made to my last post on this site, an individual stated that they were sick of hearing about ways to grow the MLS and suggested it should be shut down, put out of its misery. Well as both a fan and commentator on the Beautiful Game (whether […]

Not so Fantastic: Advice to the MLS from The Special One

Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore Jose Mourinho, because he is the proverbial moth drawn to the media spotlight. This recent FIFA International Break found the Special One in the United States as he prepared for the World Football Challenge, which will be occurring here this summer. While […]

More competition and more obstacles

Is the World Baseball Classic, www.worldbaseballclassic.com , gaining on Soccer’s World Cup? Probably not too much, considering baseball is not played in nearly as many countries.  But, this Classic is a thorn in the side of MLS.  As the opening week of the new MLS season approaches, the Classic will be entering its […]

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David Villa Takes Part In His First Training Session With Melbourne City FC

Earlier today, former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid striker David Villa took part in his first training session with Melbourne City FC. Spain’s all-time leading scorer had previously been training in New York prior to his arrival in Australia 24 hours ago. The striker will join the A-League side on a […]

The return of Ibra

On Wednesday night Inter Milan take on reigning European champions Barcelona in what is surely the standout fixture in the opening round of the Champions League.  To add some extra spice to the occasion Inter Milan welcome Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the Giuseppe Meazza after his mega-money switch to Barcelona […]

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Coca-Cola, Budweiser demand Sepp Blatter’s resignation; McDonalds calls for ‘meaningful changes’ to FIFA

Amid the scandals that have become routine surrounding FIFA, fans and experts have wondered: What of the sponsors? With more pressure needed to reform what multiple jurisdictions are investigating as corruption, couldn’t the body’s biggest backers help motivate change? As of today, we may begin seeing answers to those questions. […]

Vincent Kompany’s calf injury will keep him out of Belgium’s next Euro 2016 qualifiers

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told Belgium their captain Vincent Kompany will not be fit for their final Euro 2016 qualifiers. Kompany has been named in the Belgium squad for their upcoming fixtures against Andorra and Israel despite missing City’s last four games with a calf injury. The 29-year-old has also […]