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Archives: MLS

It’s Champions League Time … for Columbus

Posted on by Peter C

The UEFA Champions League(UCL) knockout phase is underway. It’s not an exaggeration to suggest that it attracts a global audience and captivates fans with competition that features many of the greatest players in the game. When I was just beginning … Continue reading

MLS, Union Playing The Waiting Game

Posted on by Randy Capps

The MLS season opener is 24 days away, and as of right now, it’s going ahead as scheduled. Of course, the “as of right now” part of that sentence is key. The collective bargaining agreement expired last month and it’s … Continue reading

Labor Woes Pushing MLS to the Brink

Posted on by Randy Capps

The Major League Soccer season is scheduled to start on March 25 when the Seattle Sounders host the expansion Philadelphia Union. Of course, with the owners and players trying to hammer out an collective bargaining agreement to replace the one … Continue reading

Landon Donovan: Stay Over There

Posted on by Lars Lowther

I was going to write something on MLS markets, but I read some articles today on why Donovan probably won’t stay in England…I think he should.  This is why. Landon Donovan is a marquee player.  I wouldn’t say he is … Continue reading

MLS 2010 SuperDraft

Posted on by Peter C

MLS SuperDraft Special UPDATE A couple of good pundits will be live blogging the draft. Drew Epperly of WV Hooligan Buzz Carrick of 3rd Degree Wednesday Night Transaction DCU/Union Trade. DC United traded Fred, it’s 1st round SuperDraft pick(#7), cash … Continue reading

MLS Draft, CBA, and More

Posted on by Peter C

Stuff I Follow from the Cheap Seats MLS Superdraft A good starting point for Superdraft information. Generation Adidas explained, reported by L.E. Eisenmenger. Before the expansion draft I was pegging Philadelphia to take defenseman Ike Opara with the first pick … Continue reading

Top 5 Highlights of American Soccer in 2009

Posted on by Brian Zygo

As promised last week, here are my highlights from 2009 in American Soccer, in no particular order: U.S. National Team Beats Spain in Confederations Cup Semi-Finals: On June 24, 2009, in the Semi-Finals of the Confederations Cup, the U.S. National … Continue reading

Landon Donovan’s Checklist for Success at Everton

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Saturday morning Landon Donovan will arrive in Goodison Park to begin his loan spell with Everton.  As he settles into his seat and watches his new team take on Carlisle United in the FA Cup, he will be working on … Continue reading

MLS Year End Throwins

Posted on by Peter C

An End of Year, Cleaning out some files post A bit of an older article by Fake Sigi illuminates some of the machinizations that occur beyond the pitch that surround clubs and stadiums. Bill Archer’s post, The End of the … Continue reading

Top 5 Lowlights of American Soccer in 2009

Posted on by Brian Zygo

2010 is upon us, which means that it’s the time of year when we journalists, pundits, analysts, and/or columnists take stock of the year that has passed and provide you with our lists of the past years highlights and lowlights. … Continue reading

The Decade in Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Next week, we will be running a decade in review article for the US National Team, MLS, and USL. Here is the schedule: US National Team:  Monday December 28th Major League Soccer: Tuesday December 29th USL/A-League: Wednesday December 30th MLS … Continue reading

MLS Scorers, World Cup Bucks and Other Miscellaneous Stuff

Posted on by Peter C

I was reading a piece on the Kansas City Wizards 2009 season and this line jumped out at me. When your top scorer only scores 11 goals, you most likely will have trouble. Being a numbers person, that led me … Continue reading

Donovan Extends Galaxy Contract, to be Loaned to Everton

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Landon Donovan and the LA Galaxy announced an agreement today where Donovan has signed an extended contract with the Galaxy taking him through the 2013 MLS season.  It seems an agreement is also in the works to allow Donovan to … Continue reading

Youth Soccer in the USA – The Future On Display

Posted on by Peter C

Ever since I started following soccer closely, I’ve been intrigued by the varied opinions on how best to develop young talent. College or team academies? Better coaching. Everyone has their own ideas on the best methods. Fans of MLS, in … Continue reading

MLS Throw Ins

Posted on by Peter C

Luke Wileman reports – Turf Removal Starts At BMO Field – New coach, new grass, different result for TFC in 2010? Late note: The CFL Argos are once again talking about playing at BMO. Uh Oh. My take: Unfortunately, TFC … Continue reading

Poll: Will MLS Players Cost the US World Cup Bid?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The United States Men’s National Team is only months away from competing in its sixth consecutive World Cup. At the same time The US is submitting a bid to host either the 2018  or 2022 World Cups. As has been … Continue reading

Club Soccer Scene in the United States Is Officially In a Dangerous Position

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

This is what I was afraid of. This is the one thing I hoped could’ve been avoided. But sadly it looks like the entire structure of US club soccer has started on the road to self destruction. Some would’ve said … Continue reading