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Archives: MLS History

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

Posted on by Brian Zygo

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 … Continue reading

Dominic Kinnear: A Model MLS Coach

Posted on by Brian Zygo

The English Premier League is one of the most popular football leagues in the world for many reasons, especially its coaching soap opera. No other league has managed to turn coaching vendettas and spats into a complex, highly entertaining mix … Continue reading

Keep United in D.C. Day – May 9, 2009: A Grassroots Effort in Support of an MLS Team

Posted on by Brian Zygo

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, … Continue reading

Match Preview: New England Revolution v. Houston Dynamo

Posted on by Brian Zygo

- Photo by Katy Umana After what appeared to be another typical slow Dynamo start to the 2009 MLS Season, losing away matches to the San Jose Earthquakes and D.C. United and only getting draws with Columbus Crew and RedBull … Continue reading

The MidSummer Classic – The Long History of Soccer All-Star Matches in the United States

Posted on by Brian Zygo

All-Star Games are as All-American as Chevrolet, mom, and apple pie. The most famous and storied All-Star Game in the US is, of course, the one belonging to Major League Baseball, which was first played at Chicago’s Comiskey Park in … Continue reading

The Ballad of Freddy Adu

Posted on by Brian Zygo

On Saturday in Monaco, A.S. Monaco beat Stade Rennes, 3 to 1, giving Monaco 40 points on the season thus far and securing a spot in the middle of the French Ligue 1 table. Sitting on Monaco’s bench, was one … Continue reading

Give me the MLS & USL, or Give Me Death!

Posted on by Brian Zygo

In the comments made to my last post on this site, an individual stated that they were sick of hearing about ways to grow the MLS and suggested it should be shut down, put out of its misery. Well as … Continue reading

If I Ran the MLS

Posted on by Brian Zygo

A couple weeks ago I was a guest on Mad About Futbol and the hosts asked me what I would do if I were the commissioner of the MLS. I kept my answer short and only touched on a couple … Continue reading

Notable English MLS Flops

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Based on the rhetoric from some recent comments on this website you would believe any player with a Premier League history should dominate the lowly US based Major League Soccer. But the history of English born players with significant Premier … Continue reading

Apertura/Clausura Debate: My Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Last week MLS Rumors broke the story that Major League Soccer had tired off fending off critics like yours truly and was looking at revamping the entire structure of its season. Subsequently, The Original Winger and BBC Five Live’s Sean … Continue reading

Rough Times For Soccer in the US?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Marco Etcheverry’s DC United teams gave MLS international respect /photo from MLSNET Thirteen years into the life of Major League Soccer and for all the signs of progress on the field, the league continues to operate more or less in … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Review: Rough Times for MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Thirteen years into the life of Major League Soccer and for all the signs of progress on the field, the league continues to operate more or less in vacuum as far as the general American sports landscape is concerned. For … Continue reading

The Greatest Pre-Beckham Moment in MLS History?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Many forget that the days before MLS’ became solely dedicated to spreading parity across the league that DC United had emerged as a “super club.” Not only did DC United reach the MLS Cup finals in each of the league’s … Continue reading

The Good Ole’ Days of MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Many forget that the days before MLS’ became solely dedicated to spreading parity across the league that DC United had emerged as a “super club.” Not only did DC United reach the MLS Cup finals in each of the league’s … Continue reading