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10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 21

Here are the 10 things we learned from the 21st week of the MLS season. 1. Pirlo! Andrea Pirlo is royalty. There is no other way to explain why opposing players refuse to tackle him, refuse to harass him, refuse, really, to even look threateningly at him. Pirlo played just a […]

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 9

Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek nine of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Sleepwalking in LA  Alan Gordon has, single-handedly netted LA somewhere around five of their 13 points this season. Without Gordon, who hit the 200 appearance landmark against Seattle earlier this year, the Galaxy […]

9 things we learned from MLS gameweek 8

Here are the 10 things we learned from week eight of the MLS season. 1. Univision’s MLS English-language broadcasts are a disaster With MLS’ new TV deal, Univision was pushed into the spotlight with an exclusive Friday night game each week. It hasn’t been pretty. Univision had a double-header on […]

10 things we learned from gameweek 6 of MLS

Here are the 10 things we learned from week six of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Orlando can be as good as they want to be The Lions made one of the longest road-trips in MLS to play the newly confident Portland Timbers, and dismantled them in a convincing […]

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2

Here are the 10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2: 1. A Little Joy For NYCFC NYCFC’s rollout was rough. It ranged from brutally mismanaged to the deliberately misleading in the signing of Frank Lampard. The team still doesn’t have a stadium plan, the New York Yankees are moaning about […]

Ranking MLS’ most popular teams; New research reveals fascinating results

Thanks to a handful of thriving teams, Major League Soccer enters a 20th season few thought it would reach back when the San Jose Clash and D.C. United kicked things off on April 6th, 1996. We know which clubs have enjoyed the most on-field success, but can we accurately say which […]

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done. There’s no question that MLS improved in the last two months. Even […]

2014 MLS Eastern Conference Preview

With the season scheduled to kick off this Saturday, World Soccer Talk brings you the 2014 MLS Eastern Conference preview. There might be a shift in powers in the East after a few clubs made some huge offseason splashes, but one thing is for sure, Sporting Kansas City is still […]

Sore Losers and Classless Montreal Impact Out of MLS Playoffs After Finishing Game With 8 Men [VIDEO]

Players from the Montreal Impact in MLS were described by TV commentators as “sore losers” and “classless” for the way they ended their MLS playoff hopes last night after losing 3-0 to the Houston Dynamo in a fiery match where three Impact players were red carded. Nelson Rivas, Andres Romero […]

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Champions League Quarterfinal + Semifinal Draw–Live

The quarterfinal ties are scheduled to be played April 1/2 and 8/9, and the semifinal ties are scheduled to be played April 22/23 and 29/30. More analysis later. Quarterfinal round; first leg home team listed first; Premiership teams highlighted in bold: Arsenal vs. Liverpool AS Roma vs. Manchester United Schalke […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]