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Archives: USL

MLS, USL, WPS Review: Seeing Red

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Happy Easter to everyone and thanks to today’s Holiday we’re combining all three reviews into one this week largely because all the matches were played on Saturday this week. Attendance bounced back this week in MLS in the biggest possible … 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

2009 USL-1 Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

USL-1 season begins in two weeks and thanks to Brian Quarstad of Inside Minnesota Soccer for compiling this preview of USL-1. Tomorrow we’ll have our weekly MLS review and a preview of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal second leg match … Continue reading

Findley Hat Trick, NYC USL, Weekend TV

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Robbie Findley became the latest Alexi Lalas reject to scorch MLS with a hat trick last night at Rio Tinto Stadium in RSL’s 4-1 win over Columbus.  Findley has been capped once for the United States against Switzerland in a … Continue reading

Sven Sacked, Celades Cleared to Play

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Well we said today was going to be busy. A source told me earlier today Sven Goran Eriksson would be sacked by Mexico at the next FMF Board meeting, April 27th, but it appears to have been done already according … Continue reading

Matchday: US vs Trinidad & Tobago

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Nashville is the venue for the today’s World Cup Qualifier between the United States, high flying side at home and Francisco Maturana’s Soca Warriors. The last time these two teams met on US soil, last September in Chicago, Maturana got … Continue reading

MLS Monday Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Beginning this Monday we will have a look back at the weekend’s MLS games every week . During USL season we will be doing the same. For WPS I’d like to find someone who knows the league and covers it … Continue reading

USL Week in Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Brian Quarstad from Inside Minnesota Soccer has his weekly look around the net at news related to USL.

MLS and USL Both Adrift as New Seasons Begin

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This may seem like a stark statement but in these tough economic times this is exactly what investors and football lovers must confront this reality. We’ve discussed in recent weeks the poor television ratings MLS has been receiving and the … 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

Sebrango Brace Paces Montreal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In front of over 55,000 at Olympic Stadium, the Montreal Impact of USL-1 worked off some of the side’s substantial preseason rust and were victorious 2-0 over Santos Laguna. Despite the victory which gives the Impact an excellent chance of … Continue reading

USL Should Compete Directly against MLS

Posted on by Mitch Howard

The United Soccer Leagues has been a doormat to the MLS for too long.  They have allowed MLS to walk all over them.  MLS has taken multiple cities from the USL to put into their league and have not suffered … Continue reading

Whitecaps win USL-1 Title

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Last night the Vancouver Whitecaps captured their second USL-1 title in three years defeating the tired and road weary Puerto Rico Islanders 2-1. Englishman, Jonathan Steele, the league’s MVP and arguably one of the best footballers that plays on American … Continue reading

USL-1 Final Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  Vancouver has been here before and has won before.  The Whitecaps have been one of the elite teams in the A League/USL-1 now for many season. But while Martin Nash is still a key ingredient, the team has changed … Continue reading

USL Gets Humiliated on Matchday Four in CONCACAF

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With a league title on the line Sunday the Puerto Rico Islanders rested several regulars for tonight’s Champions League match in Mexico against Santos Laguna. The results were disasterous even with Santos resting several regulars. 3-0 was the final scoreline … Continue reading

USL Final Set

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It’ll be Vancouver and Puerto Rico both of whom erased first leg defecits to advance. More later.

USL Playoffs: Fixture Congestion Catches up with the Islanders

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Puerto Rico Islanders had not lost 18 matches: thirteen USL matches and five CONCACAF Champions League matches. However that streak came to an abrupt end this evening at PAETEC Park against the Rocherster Rhinos. Having played late on Wednesday … Continue reading

USL Quarterfinal Wrap

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Darren Tilley was among the heroes of the 1999 US Open Cup final, the last major trophy won by a current USL side.  Pat Onstad and Yuri Alnatt were also key figures that night at Crew Stadium for the Rochester … Continue reading