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Frank Lampard/New York City FC Fiasco Clouds MLS Progress Made Under Don Garber

The past few weeks have been tumultuous ones for America’s top professional soccer division. Instead of slowly transitioning the league’s marketing to its new superstars and priming the way for its new high-profile clubs, the top office has instead been sidetracked by controversy.  The Frank Lampard “will he or won’t […]

Help Bring Major League Soccer Back to South Florida

For those of you who’ll be in South Florida this weekend, I’d like to invite you to an important meeting with Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber. The meeting begins at 1pm Saturday, January 8th in Fort Lauderdale. Commissioner Garber will be there to meet with Miami Ultras and soccer fans […]

The 2010 MLS Season: Fair To The World Cup & Balanced

A common complaint about Major League Soccer is its failure or unwillingness to observe FIFA International breaks. As recently as this month we have seen MLS matches played at the same time as crucial World Cup Qualifiers involving the United States National Team, this despite earlier indications from MLS that […]

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. […]

A Bridge Too Far?

Don Garber’s comments this week in a meeting with journalists indicated that the league will be aggressively working to improve the quality of its product. But at what cost to the development of the American player will this be achieved? Garber has stated the league is seriously considering adding another […]

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 […]

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Efan Ekoku Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

Efan Ekoku will be covering the 2010 World Cup this summer for ESPN, but before that he will be co-commentating on Saturday match at Old Trafford:  Manchester United hosting Chelsea, with first place (and possibly the title) on the line.  The renown broadcaster and former Norwich and Nigeria star joined […]

Football News of The Day

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has bought an obscenely expensive mansion in Colorado. The price tag? $37 million! Hat tip to Du Nord for the link. For a breath of fresh air, read this revealing look inside the world of sports journalism and one Guardian writer’s perspective on how the world […]

I'm On Setanta Sports: May 3, 2008 Episode

I’m On Setanta Sports returns with its penultimate episode of what has been a FAN-tastic first season on the airwaves. In the latest episode, IT (aka Sven) is caught red-handed on CCTV, Rooney interviews Dave from Newcastle and there are several callers including Roman Abramovich and more. Plus, the unedited […]

Premier League Preview – March 13-15

With around 10 games left on the schedule, it’s white-knuckle time up and down the table in the Barclays Premier League. Three teams are within two points of first place, four teams are within four points of fourth place and seven teams are within six points of the drop zone. […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]