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Archives: MLS

Is Bob Bradley Really a “Eurosnob”?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Much has been made on this site and others about Bob Bradley reluctance to call in MLS based players (except those he is 100% comfortable with) for qualifiers, while continuing to call in footballers from European Leagues that some US … 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

Not so Fantastic: Advice to the MLS from The Special One

Posted on by Brian Zygo

Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore Jose Mourinho, because he is the proverbial moth drawn to the media spotlight. This recent FIFA International Break found the Special One in the United States as he prepared for the World … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame… or not

Posted on by Peter C

After reading the piece on 2-0 v 0-2 teams at Climbing the Ladder, my own interest in numbers has led me to offer these early season tidbits on MLS attendance. First off, for all of my observations, I’ve taken the … Continue reading

Thursday’s MLS/US Soccer/USL News

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

By now everyone know about Cuauhtemoc Blanco’s decision to leave the Fire. Should Blanco stay in MLS? Of course the league would love to have him, but wouldn’t a farewell tour with America, leading the Mexico City based giants to … Continue reading

Quest for the Cup begins – Season Starters

Posted on by Peter C

According to the rosters as posted on MLSnet, Chivas USA is the oldest team averging 27.08 yrs and not coincidentally also have the team with the most MLS experience at 4.33 years. Toronto is the youngest at 24.65, averaging 1.91 … Continue reading

MLS Monday Review: The Rivalry Lives

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

As has been the case in the past, the NCAAs bumped up against MLS First Kick Weekend. For example when the Miami Fusion began play in 1998, the game was played on ABC while the tournament was going on. The … 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

MLS Western Conference Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Predicted Order of Finish 1- Real Salt Lake Jason Kreis made few changes to an a squad full of accomplished veterans and promising youngsters. Nick Rimando continues to be a solid keeper while last season’s late additions of Robbie Russell, … Continue reading

MLS 2009: Good Buy, Bad Buy

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The 2009 MLS Salary list has been released thanks to the MLS Players Union and as always some players stand out as bargains and others as terrible buys. Here is our list of the best and worst of MLS salaries … Continue reading

USL Has Earned a Permanent Spot in CONCACAF CL

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For years the ugly stepchild of the US Soccer scene, USL-1 has earned a permanent spot in the region’s biggest club football event: The CONCACAF Champions League. Puerto Rico and Montreal represented the league with incredible class and demonstrated the … Continue reading

Revisiting Once in a Lifetime

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I wrote this review  of the Once in a Lifetime film when it was released two and a half years ago in South Florida theaters for another website. After the review from 2006, I have updated my thoughts on the … Continue reading

Miami MLS Bid Takes Huge Hit

Posted on by Juan Arango

Right now the reason that is en vogue is the economy, and for Barcelona that is the weapon of choice.  In a span of four months what seemed to be the greatest business venture in American soccer history might be … Continue reading

Diary of a Football Saturday Morning

Posted on by Peter C

A pretty normal Saturday morning during MLS off season. My friends intimate I should get a life, but I’m having too much fun. Doesn’t that count? 5:15am up at normal time, first game on tap at 8am: Villa v Wigan. … Continue reading

My First Post

Posted on by Peter C

Let me take a moment to introduce myself. I’m Peter, a formerly traditional American sports fan, not to be confused with fanatic, located in the Valley of the Sun, aka the Phoenix metroplex. Oh, I would follow the World Cup … Continue reading

Barca To Make US Return

Posted on by Juan Arango

Barcelona decided to challenge the Premier clubs in the United States and become the brand of choice in one of the most untapped soccer markets in the world.  The club announced on Christmas Eve that they will be making a … Continue reading

Gerard Looking To MLS Move

Posted on by Juan Arango

The former Barcelona player found himself unsigned after the end of the transfer market.  According to Sport, the former blaugrana midfielder did receive an offer from Sheffield United (team he was on trial with) but it wasn´t to his liking … Continue reading

Best Way to Experience the Chelsea v MLS All-Stars Match

Posted on by Christopher Harris

  We’re just three days away from the MLS All Star match against Chelsea, and the excitement is reaching a fever pitch. The fantastic news is that EPL Talk will have a correspondent making a trek to Chicago to report … Continue reading