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The LA Galaxy…Wow

  After completing two convincing road wins against Colorado and Seattle last week, the Los Angeles Galaxy have continued a simply jaw-dropping beginning of the 2010 season.  Although the Galaxy are on the brink of losing Landon Donovan and (probably) Edson Buddle to the World Cup after Saturday’s game at […]

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. […]

Galaxy Win in a Long, Dark Night in Carson

The Western Conference Finals was a long, hard slog between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo.  With an 8:30 starting time to accommodate ESPN2’s college football schedule, two blackouts that interrupted play in each half, and a half hour of overtime, the Galaxy did not trudge off the […]

Final MLS Table

The season is over and, after a wild weekend, we have our playoff teams.  The first round of playoffs looks like this: West LA Galaxy vs Chivas USA Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders East Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire Before we start previewing […]

MLS Table As It Now Stands 10/18 Update

One week to go, and this is where we stand: As the table stands now, this would be the playoff matchup – WEST  Los Angeles vs Seattle Houston vs Chivas EAST Columbus vs  Colorado Chicago vs Toronto Remember, the first tie-breaker is head to head competition, not goal difference.  The […]

MLS Offseason Full of Excitement: Some Thoughts

What a crazy week it has been already within MLS. Juan Carlos Osorio ends up with the Red Bulls and Chicago is left without a coach. The franchise in its ten years of existence has had three head coaches and two of them have been poached away by the New […]

Arena out as US Coach

Bruce Arena will not have his contract renewed as Head Coach of the US Men’s National team USSF President Sunil Gulati announced today. Thus ends an 8 year era of ups and downs for US Soccer. When Bruce Arena took over the job following the disastrous World Cup in 1998 […]

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Luis Suarez resumes training and could be available to face Atletico Madrid

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez resumed first-team training this morning and could be available to face Atletico Madrid on Sunday. The Uruguayan had been a doubt for the match after picking up a hamstring strain during his side’s 3-2 defeat to Bayern Munich earlier this week. However, his participation during this morning’s training […]

Miles to Go

The US U-20 team crashed and burned before the semifinals once again in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. (Formerly the FIFA World Youth Championship). For the sixth straight time this event was held, the United States has advanced to the knock out stage of the event but once again […]

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Why I’ll be watching CONCACAF Cup on FOX Sports, not Univision; By Oliver Tse

Ever since I started watching soccer on English-language U.S. television regularly in August 1994 (as a replacement for Major League Baseball, which had a player strike and had to cancel the World Series that year), I have always believed that the development of home-grown North American sportscasters is one small […]