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Archives: Beckham Rule

MLS ’11 Preview – Has the Beckham Rule Improved American Soccer?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Note: As part of the MLS Talk preview, we will be examining some of the major trends in MLS that will have an impact on the league this year.  Feel free to suggest other big picture topics in the comments. … Continue reading

Which MLS Star Will be the Next Designated Player?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Overlooked in the American World Cup hype was the move by Seattle to sign their young striker Freddy Montero to an extension which also makes him a designated player.  Montero, 23, becomes Seattle’s third DP, joining Blaise Nkufo and Alvaro … Continue reading

MLS Must Reject Henry

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In my EPL Talk piece yesterday, I discussed all of the reasons that Ireland’s potential qualification was better for World Football than France’s would be.  Much of this thought process centered on the importance of American market to the success of … Continue reading

Milan’s Beckham Offer a Blessing for MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  David Beckham’s time in Major League Soccer has been a failure. Plain and simple the circus that has surrounded the world’s most famous athlete has done little to enhance the sport in the United States. One cannot fully understand … Continue reading

Ljungberg to Seattle an Embarrasing Move

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’ll admit that I saw this coming but that does not make it in any way more justifiable. Major League Soccer has its newest Designated Player, and like some of the post Beckham/Blanco signings it is a player no major … Continue reading

Beckham and Blanco: Gifts That Never Stop Giving

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

MLS bounced back this past weekend after several weeks of the type of uninspiring action that would prompt critics of the league’s quality to claim the US first division is no better than League One or Two in England (The … Continue reading

DP or Not To DP?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

A great article by Frank Dell’Apa on