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1- New England Coming from a two goal deficit late to salvage a draw shows the character of a winner. 2- Chicago A week off and a week to focus on the possibility of brining in Brian McBride. But do you really want to upset the chemistry of this side […]

MLS Power Rankings

1-     New England Revs     The most likely side to feature in MLS Cup stole yet another road match. Matt Reis was simply scintillating in goal and if Bob Bradley wants to continue to deepen the goalkeeper pool, despite being in his thirties Reis can contribute.     2-     […]

MLS Power Rankings

1-New England Steve Nicol’s team is perhaps the only side that can be counted on game and game out to give a credible effort even when fighting injury.2-Toronto FC Two points dropped at home, but a credible performance in which Columbus was clearly outclassed and using negative tactics.3-Columbus A completely […]

MLS Power Rankings May 12th

1- Columbus A continued solid season thanks to some magic from Peter Nowak’s least favorite left sided midfielder, Robbie Rogers. 2- Chicago Great to see the “almost” class of American talent: Rolfe, Barrett, Mapp and Thorrington excelling with the Fire. Oh and that Blanco guy, he is not that bad […]

MLS Power Rankings Week 6

John Thorrington’s memorable goal versus the Galaxy last season kick started what was previously an underwhelming career/Goal.com 1- Columbus Sigi Schmid has a team which I tipped as an MLS Cup contender last season in a position to contend for the cup a year later. Guille B. Schelotto is one […]

MLS Power Rankings Week 3

Injuries to DeRo’s mates have Houston near the bottom of the rankings for the time being/SI.com photos  1- Chicago A struggle versus San Jose but three points on the road makes it tough to argue. 2- Colorado Who are these guys? Seriously, my TASS co-host Dave Denholm had it right. […]

MLS Power Rankings: Week Two

———————————————————->  Gomez’s trade left Gallardo and his monster salary to run the DC United midfield. The early returns have been promising for Colorado and mixed for DC United/SI photos.  Let me state it is early in the season and these rankings are not to be taken too seriously. Every team […]

MLS Power Rankings : Week 1

Welcome to the American Soccer Show MLS Power Rankings for 2008. This is the week one rankings. 1- DC United The two time defending supporters shield winners look for international glory this year in the CONCACAF Champions Cup. 2- Houston The two time defending MLS Cup Champions remain fairly intact […]

Check it Out!

Brant Parsons of the Orlando Sentinel and “The Other Football” podcast fame has an outstanding post on his Soccer blog today. As a Beatles fanatic I truly appreciate it. Check it out: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_soccerblog/2007/05/todays_top_ten_.html#comments

MLS Power Poll

1. Kansas City (8)2. Red Bull NY (7)3. New England4. Chicago5. Houston (1)6. Dallas7. LA Galaxy8. Colorado9. Chivas USA10. DC United (Thanks, Sams Army…..you’re last place for DC moved them down from 7th to 10th…..please don’t abuse your voting privilege in the future)11. Columbus12. Real Salt Lake13. Toronto

MLS Power Rankings Changes

Due to numerous requests the deadline for all future power poll rankings will be extended until Tuesday at Midnight PST. (Wednesday morning on the east coast.) I had initially anticipated only a handful of people voting but because of the Beckham affect or perhaps because of the lack of available […]

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Scolari Is God, Benitez Is The Devil

It’s so rare these days that a football manager says anything new or remotely intelligent other than the rehearsed lines he memorizes from media training. Other than Joe Kinnear, of course. But Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari said so many refreshing things on Friday that I felt compelled to write […]

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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 […]