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Archives: MLS

A Review Of The Book “Why American Soccer Isn’t There Yet”

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The recent World Cup has spawned a number of books that not only look at the recent past of American soccer but what the men’s national team needs to do going forward. Many of these stories are being written by … Continue reading

Thierry Henry’s Impact On The Field Can’t Perform Miracles Off It

Posted on by Richard Farley
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If Thierry Henry’s about to say goodbye to Major League Soccer, he’s doing so on a high note. His stint is one that caps one of the most productive four-and-a-half year stretches in league history. True, extending his deal at … Continue reading

Prozone Planning On Releasing Version of its Software to Soccer Fans

Posted on by Dani Vieyra
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There is a new way of looking over soccer tactics, conducting team practices, and giving management a better understanding of their soccer club and players: Performance Analysis. We are starting to see more companies provide information in regards to performance … Continue reading

Beckham Needs to Focus On South Florida Not Miami For MLS Expansion

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Former England captain David Beckham is in Miami today for exploratory meetings regarding the possibility of a MLS team coming to the city. While a lot of noise has been made recently about the potential MLS expansion to Miami, what … Continue reading

Don Garber Complains There’s Too Much Soccer On TV; Wants NFL Model

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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MLS Commissioner Don Garber has lost his marbles. In an interview yesterday with AP Sports Editors, Garber said: ”There’s more soccer on [US] television than any other sport by far. You’ve got European soccer. You’ve got Mexican soccer. You’ve got … Continue reading

What Your Team Needs to do to Win MLS Cup 2012

Posted on by Robert Hay

Tonight the road to MLS Cup 2012 begins with Chicago hosting Houston in the Eastern Conference 4/5 game.  Over the next month ten teams will battle to determine who is the best team in MLS this season (at least, the … 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

Best Goal: Henry, Nguyen or Villareal?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Last night’s games certainly did not lack offense.  Excluding the Seattle friendly, eighteen goals were scored in the seven MLS games and only two teams (not coincidentally, both playing midday) failed to score a goal on Wednesday.  And anytime you … Continue reading

Lots of Dollars, No Sense: Players Union Releases Salaries

Posted on by Robert Hay

The MLS Players Union today released their annual list of players’ salaries for the current contract year.  You can see the team-by-team breakdown here and Steven Goff lists the top 25 base salaried players here.  Salaries on the union site … Continue reading

Under Further Review – Monday Morning Sweeper

Posted on by Robert Hay

MLS Review Policy to be Tested this Week Over the past few weeks, MLS players midweek have been issued suspensions or fines by the league for actions that occurred in the past.  The league’s new policy of reviewing harsh fouls … Continue reading

Why Sporting KC-RSL Isn’t This Weekend’s Best Match

Posted on by Robert Hay

All of the hype and eyes of the American soccer community will be on MLS Live Saturday night (yes, someone forgot to negotiate this game into NBC or ESPN’s deal) as Sporting Kansas City host Real Salt Lake in the … Continue reading

The Meek Inheriting the League – Monday Morning Sweeper

Posted on by Robert Hay

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Sweeper, the new name for our weekly Monday column rehashing all of the action from this weekend in MLS.  If you remember last week’s column, we are trying to make this feature different and … Continue reading

Twelve U.S. Soccer Predictions for 2012

Posted on by Robert Hay

This past season in U.S. soccer was certainly an interesting one.  In MLS, two new teams were promoted and the soccer world fell in love with them and their passionate fans.  Coaches were hired and fired, players finally fulfilled their … Continue reading

The MLS Talk 2011 MLS Cup Live Chat

Posted on by Robert Hay

Join MLS Talk this Sunday night beginning at 9 PM ET as we provide live analysis and insight into the match between the Houston Dynamo and the LA Galaxy.  Join us for a discussion on the teams and tactics, as … Continue reading

State of the Union: Garber Talks Cosmos, Baltimore, and World Domination

Posted on by Robert Hay

The annual MLS State of the League audio conference, held prior to the MLS Cup, is usually good for some news and gossip from the MLS league office.  This year’s conference was no different, as The Commish touched on the … Continue reading

Promotion & Relegation: Good Business For MLS, Terrible Business For EPL

Posted on by Ryan Sandidge

The much beloved promotion/relegation system is apparently being threatened in England.  Recent news reports suggest that foreign Premiership owners (several Americans in the list) have asked for the elimination of the promotion/relegation system and an adoption of a franchise system … Continue reading

Klinsmann Reveals Concerns About Short MLS Seasons

Posted on by Earl Reed

While I realize that the above graphic may be a bit misleading (MLS has already stated their 2012 season will begin in early March), February start dates for the league may not be far off. In a surprisingly candid statement … Continue reading

Report: MLS 2012 Season to Start Week of March 4

Posted on by Robert Hay

A report out of Toronto indicates that MLS fans had better get their overcoats ready for First Kick 2012. Duane Rollins reports that Toronto FC executives told a fan gathering that they expect the MLS season to begin Saturday, March … Continue reading