On the latest edition of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast : This Week in US Soccer, your hosts (the Chris and Chris of American soccer) bring you a view of the beautiful game from an American and regional perspective. The crew starts off with an array of MLS and […]
On the latest edition of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast : This Week in US Soccer … your hosts Chris Webb and Chris Riordan bring you a view of the beautiful game from an American and regional perspective. As always of late, it’s another jam – packed show … […]
When Major League Soccer opened up shop back in 1996 it was mostly to create and sustain this division one league that would help the US National Team to grow and get better in every single match they perform in as well as all the clubs to do well. But […]
Last week’s SuperDraft went exactly as planned, right? Not exactly, according to everybody who was surprised Omar Salgaso went first, and judging by the reaction from the coverage, that means everybody outside of Vancouver. On this edition of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast, Kevin McCauley joins me to talk […]
Edson Buddle has left Major League Soccer. What at first seemed like a thin, spurious connection was affirmed on Monday, with 2. Bundesliga’s 17th place Inglostadt signing the now former Los Angeles Galaxy striker. On this edition of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast, myself and co-host Christopher Riordan talk […]
As if mimicking Gob while The Final Countdown blared in the background, Major League Soccer hass made the wrong things disappear. At least that’s what you’d be led to believe if you listen to the dissension of fans, with Major League Soccer finishing it’s second playoff weekend with four Western […]
Now that Major League Soccer has started to give out their awards in certain categories, there is one they’ve awarded that is highly questionable. That’s the Rookie of the Year category. The three nominees were Danny Mwanga of the Philadelphia Union, Tim Ream of the New York Red Bulls and […]
While Real Salt Lake and Seattle were affirming their places as the league’s form teams, Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York were dealt setbacks. On this edition of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast, myself and Christopher Riordan take inventory of the league with one week left in the regular […]
From last nights press conference after the Red Bulls/Spurs Match. Hans Backe & Thierry Henry went first, then Harry Redknapp for Spurs.
Negotiations continue in the stalemate between Major League Soccer and the players union, and a strike now looks more likely to happen unless a new collective bargaining agreement is in place. The negotiations have split the soccer community between those that sympathize with the players and those who want Major […]
In a series podcasts to be released throughout the week, Major League Soccer Talk (subscribe) will be talking to three legal/business/sport experts, getting perspectives on collective bargaining in Major League Soccer and the United States’ sports landscape.
On behalf of all of the bloggers on Major League Soccer Talk, I’d like to wish you Happy Holidays during this special time of the year. During 2009, Major League Soccer Talk has continued to grow in popularity thanks to bloggers such as Kartik Krishnaiyer, Chris Riordan, Eric Altshule, Peter […]
Daniel Feuerstein had the pleasure of interviewing three soccer legends this past Saturday when he sat down with Tony Meola, Tab Ramos and Youri Djorkaeff to discuss the legacy of playing at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. The players share their thoughts about the last game at Giants Stadium as […]
Labor Day has come and gone, the sun is setting earlier, and, even here in Houston, the air contains a slight fall crispness. Yes, the Summer of Soccer is over, and what an interesting summer it has been. Back on Father’s Day, like a Phoenix, the US National Team rose […]
This week’s eight matches averaged just over 13,100. Last year’s week 12 included a visit by Beckham to San Jose. The game was at Oakland Alameda and drew over 39,800. After 92 matches, the league is drawing 1,479 fewer per game than the first 92 games last year, a 9.1% […]
Prior to the start of an active June for the US National Team we take a trip around the United States looking at USL and MLs. We start in Seattle with the PDL’s Seattle Wolves and Director of Public Relations Alexander Caulfield. A native of Merseyside we discuss not only […]
MLS has an odd salary structure. Nobody who is objective can claim otherwise. While some players are fairly compensated most quite frankly are not. The following list provides us with a player per team that is likely to contribute more to the league this season than their salary would indicate. […]
Tomorrow I’ll be recording Episode 67 of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast with Dave Brett Wasser who is President of the NASL Alumni Association. Anyone with questions or curiosities about the NASL please leave them in the comments section here. Thanks!
Robin van Persie has been ruled out of Manchester United's Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday. Van Persie has not played for United since he suffered an ankle injury in the 2-1 defeat to Swansea on February 21. It was expected he would return this weekend after […]
DC United’s slide from continental superpower to also ran in what is certainly not the strongest CONCACAF league continues in full view of the nation. What’s most striking is that the consistency of players and philosophy that was a trade mark of the red and black has given way to […]
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Arsenal are ready to challenge for the Barclays Premier League crown this season. Arsene Wenger has delivered three Premier League titles since replacing Bruce Rioch as manager in 1996, but the Gunners have finished no higher than third in each of the last 10 seasons […]
Despite losing its first two matches, fortuitous results elsewhere sent the US U-17 team to the second round with a second place finish in the group with a 2-0 win over Belgium. Kirk Urso and Maykell Baytes scored goals in the 2nd half to lead the US to the victory.
Is Gareth Bale staying or is he on the brink of a departure? The rumor mill this summer has hit a distinct level of boredom, with the press reporting on stories such as Wayne Rooney’s displeasure in Manchester, Luis Suarez nattering on about a switch away from the Kop and […]
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink pleaded with the Premier League to introduce Friday night football in an effort to maximize his side’s chances of Champions League success. Hiddink’s team face Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital on Tuesday in a tough last-16, first-leg match-up having played on Saturday evening when they […]
Bundesliga strugglers Augsburg insist they are relishing their forthcoming dream home ties against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Guardiola will bring Bundesliga leaders Bayern to Augsburg’s WWK Arena for a league clash on Sunday before Klopp’s Liverpool are the visitors next Thursday in the Round of 32, […]
Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from the 3-1 home defeat to Leicester City last weekend when they play Tottenham in the final Premier League match of round 26. The Citizens have not been very consistent recently with three wins, two draws and a defeat in their last […]
The biggest game of the weekend will see Leicester City travel to the Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal on Sunday (7am ET kickoff in the United States on NBCSN). The Foxes shocked the Premier League when they trounced Manchester City 3-1 last weekend away from home to establish themselves as […]
It’s a rarity that England’s top four will all play each other on the same day. It’s even rarer to have it happen this late in the season. Though it shouldn’t be entirely a surprise in this the wackiest of Premier League campaigns, this Sunday’s collision of 1st and 3rd […]