Archives: Major League Soccer

Could Beckham’s Miami Experiment Kill Local Pro Soccer?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The Fort Lauderdale Strikers just completed a season where the club set an average attendance record for a local lower-division professional club, breaking a mark that was set a quarter-century ago in during the 1988 APSL season. The continued discussion … Continue reading

Alexi Lalas Critique of US Based Fans Ignores Local Game Outside MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In March, Alexi Lalas loudly proclaimed that to be a true soccer fan in the United States, you must watch and support Major League Soccer. “Think globally act locally,” Lalas proclaimed. While the sentiment is nice, the promotion of Major … Continue reading

A Walk Down Memory Lane… Reviewing the Previews

Posted on by Robert Hay

One thing we are not afraid to do here at MLS Talk is to take a look back on our predictions and previews to highlight what we got both awesomely right and so terribly wrong.  Now that the 2012 MLS … Continue reading

Stage Set for MLS Cup 2011 Redux

Posted on by Robert Hay

After only twelve goals total being scored in the conference semifinals, fans could be forgiven for expecting low-scoring first legs of the conference finals.  Instead, tired legs and teams pressing advantages led to seven goals and seemingly anti-climatic second legs … Continue reading

Winner and Losers of the First Round of the 2012 Playoffs

Posted on by Robert Hay

As you may have noticed when you excitedly opened your podcast app this morning, we were unable to record a post-Thursday episode of the MLS Talk podcast due to a variety of conflicts.  However, after a wild and crazy first … Continue reading

Weekend Results Tighten Eastern Conference Race

Posted on by Robert Hay

Injuries, an international break, and a bevy of good matches gave MLS fans a number of games to watch Friday and Saturday.  With the number of games to be played dwindling, every match-up takes on that much more importance, and … Continue reading

New Markets Are Challenging MLS Appeal For Europe’s Name Players

Posted on by Robert Hay

In the beginning, MLS was a little league that merited little notice internationally.  On occasion an all star went overseas and their previous career was noted by pundits, but MLS itself was paid little heed by the Sky Sports of … Continue reading

The Ten Commandments for a Successful International Friendly

Posted on by Robert Hay

I had the fortune of attending the DC United and Paris Saint-Germain friendly this past weekend, one which this site has covered fairly extensively due to the debut of Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the French side.  The game, as has been noted, was … Continue reading

Who is the Best Head Coach in MLS?

Posted on by Robert Hay

As the preseason gets into full swing and rosters begin to stabilize, it’s time to take a look at the men who pull the strings and have the greatest impact on the team itself.  The modern manager is part tactician, … Continue reading

MLS Blows it Badly With Comeback, Coach of the Year Awards

Posted on by Robert Hay

Leave it to MLS to miss a slam dunk.  As part of their daily unveiling of award winners leading up to the MLS Cup (an idea that I like that they do), the league announced the winners of the Comeback … Continue reading

MLS Gets It Right Regarding International Breaks

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Video: Klinsmann gets the win Who remembers the last time that Major League Soccer played a regular season match during an international date? Who remembers the last time when an important World Cup Qualifier was being played while the New … Continue reading

MLS Talk Podcast : This Week in US Soccer, September 1, 2011

Posted on by Chris Riordan

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.  … Continue reading

Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids Help MLS Stay Undefeated in Champions League

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Has hell frozen over all of a sudden? What magic and mystery has happened down in Mexico. Last week we saw FC Dallas achieve history with the first ever MLS victory on Mexican soil against UNAM Pumas. The big question … Continue reading

New England 2-2 New York Red Bulls: Yet Another Draw

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Hans Backe said that last week’s home draw was a step in the right direction. Well after a good week of training at Montclair State University, you would think that this would be the case. A trip to a house … Continue reading

New York Red Bulls 2-2 Chicago Fire: Lindpere Saves Another Draw

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

“It is what it is” says Thierry Henry every time I attend New York Red Bulls training at Montclair State University. And it is what it is with this club with another draw after ninety minutes — for the thirteenth … Continue reading

Sanna Nyassi’s First Three Goals of The Season Drowns The Red Bulls

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

It’s amazing what happens when you have a midfielder like Sanna Nyassi who barely gets anything in sixteen games, yet when a certain side comes to visit Dick’s Sporting Goods Park it looks like that they would make you look … Continue reading

New York 0-1 DC United: DeRosario Gets His Revenge

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

It was over 22,000 strong at Red Bull Arena and a good amount of visiting supporters for DC United as both sides were ready to contest the second leg of this derby and you can tell it had some added … Continue reading

New York 5-0 Toronto: A Goal Stampede By The Red Bulls

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

It was the road trip from hell for the New York Red Bulls. Three draws and a loss as they continued to score goals but they couldn’t find a way to keep a point or the full three points. But … Continue reading