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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 13

Here are the 10 things we learned from week 13 of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Orlando City is the league’s best show This week started strongly for Orlando City – the club announced last Wednesday that its new soccer-specific stadium in downtown Orlando would be completely privately financed, […]

Steven Gerrard’s LA Galaxy debut set for International Champions Cup date

Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's debut for new side Los Angeles Galaxy has been pencilled in for July 11. The Reds midfielder signed off a 28-year association with his one professional side in Sunday's 6-1 defeat at Stoke. He is currently on an end-of-season break in Dubai with his team-mates […]

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 12

Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek 12 of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Congratulations to Chris Wondolowski The wait for Wondo’s 100th MLS goal wasn’t a long one. Eight days after heading in 99 at Avaya Stadium, the San Jose Earthquakes striker hit the century mark […]

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 […]

International Champions Cup organizers reveal cities and schedule for North America matches

The organizers of the 2015 International Champions Cup North America have announced the cities and schedule for this summer’s matches that will feature many of the most famous soccer teams in the world including Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, Club America and Paris Saint-Germain as well as Porto, Fiorentina, New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy […]

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 gameweek 5 of MLS

Here are the 10 things we learned from week five of the 2015 Major League Soccer season: 1. Crisis in Philadelphia What’s the worse feeling for Philadelphia Union fans right now? That the Union became only the seventh team in MLS history to go into stoppage time winning and finish […]

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 […]

MLS is growing at an exceptional rate and bringing it closer to the world’s elite leagues

Major League Soccer is constantly being lambasted as a retirement league – a comfy setting where older players in the twilights of their careers can earn good paychecks, while experiencing famous cities like Seattle, New York and Los Angeles (no bias there, just a Pacific Northwest native writing about football). […]

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 […]

Volatile Allocation Rules Continue to dog MLS in Jozy Altidore Saga

If you thought by now that Major League Soccer would have eliminated the confusion over American international allocation, you’d be wrong. The truth is, they’ve thrown us for yet another loop. Word is that Jozy Altidore is on his way out of Sunderland, and out of all the potential destinations, […]

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Stoke City Home Jersey For 09/10 Season Revealed

Photographs of the new Stoke City home jersey for the 2009-2010 season have been revealed on the club’a web site featuring the familiar red and white stripe design of one of the most historic clubs in English football. Designed and manufactured by Le Coq Sportif, the new design is the […]

Sunderland’s Steady Climb up the Premier League Ladder

In recent seasons, Sunderland have continuously improved their position in the league table. Under the management of Steve Bruce, the Black Cats have shaken the shackles of relegation and have now become one of the Premier League’s more established teams. Over the past three seasons, Sunderland have climbed from 16th […]

Bob Bradley Fired; Who’s Next for USMNT?

Where were you when the news dropped that U.S. soccer fired Bob Bradley? A day after the Manchester United blitz of the MLS All Stars, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced the immediate termination of head coach Bob Bradley.  According to the federation’s press release, the firing happened during a meeting […]

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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 […]