Tag Archives: David Beckham

MLS ’13 – The End of the Western Conference’s Dominance

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For the past three years, the gulf between the two MLS conferences has seemingly been as deep as the Grand Canyon.  In 2011 and 2012, the East’s representative in MLS Cup was Houston, a convert from the West.  The last … Continue reading

A Walk Down Memory Lane… Reviewing the Previews

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One thing we are not afraid to do here at MLS Talk is to take a look back on our predictions and previews to highlight what we got both awesomely right and so terribly wrong.  Now that the 2012 MLS … Continue reading

New Markets Are Challenging MLS Appeal For Europe’s Name Players

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In the beginning, MLS was a little league that merited little notice internationally.  On occasion an all star went overseas and their previous career was noted by pundits, but MLS itself was paid little heed by the Sky Sports of … Continue reading

Best Goal: Henry, Nguyen or Villareal?

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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

MLS Must Show Spine and Suspend Beckham

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It’s finally come.  After a few years of dangerous tackles and public outbursts against officials, MLS finally has a very public example of poor behavior by David Beckham that will either lead to a suspension or a discrediting of league … Continue reading

Why The LA Galaxy Are Not Contenders… Yet

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The Los Angeles Galaxy’s come-from-behind 3-2 win at Rio Tinto Stadium this week sent the MLS crowd into a frenzy, proclaiming “The Galaxy are back!” and “they are who we thought they were!”.  To be honest, some of this was … Continue reading

The Best MLS Goals of the Weekend, May 12-13

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Apologies, folks, but Monday Morning Sweeper has to take another week off.  But fear not, because to try and make it up to you, here are the top fives goals of the weekend that was in MLS. 5. David Beckham … Continue reading

Sporting KC Gets Statement Win Over Galaxy 1-0

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The game was called the biggest matchup of the early season by ESPN’s Adrian Healey in the pregame. While this may have been an overstatement, yesterday’s match featured two teams that during the preseason many had as the best in … Continue reading

The Meek Inheriting the League – Monday Morning Sweeper

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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

Who is the Best Head Coach in MLS?

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As the preseason gets into full swing and rosters begin to stabilize, it’s time to take a look at the men who pull the strings and have the greatest impact on the team itself.  The modern manager is part tactician, … Continue reading

Three Offseason Questions for the Defending Champs: LA Galaxy

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Today we wrap up our “Three Questions” series with the defending MLS champions, the Los Angeles Galaxy.  By any definition, they were the best team in MLS last season: they convincingly led the Supporters Shield’s race most of the season, … Continue reading

Are the 2011 Galaxy the best MLS team ever?

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With their 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo yesterday, the Galaxy reached their season-long goal of winning an MLS Cup and certain high-profile players notched their first North American championship.  Anytime a team wins a championship, writers and bloggers take … Continue reading

MLS Blows it Badly With Comeback, Coach of the Year Awards

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Leave it to MLS to miss a slam dunk.  As part of their daily unveiling of award winners leading up to the MLS Cup (an idea that I like that they do), the league announced the winners of the Comeback … Continue reading

Vote Now: Who is the 2011 MVP?

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Last night I laid out the pros and cons of Dwayne De Rosario winning the MLS MVP award.  Everyone on each side of the argument can agree that a De Ro MVP would be unprecedented, as he would be the … Continue reading

Galaxy Go After the Big Name, Sign Robbie Keane

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The Los Angeles Galaxy, looking at its rivals for the MLS Cup and seeing them focus more on acquiring American players overseas and trading amongst themselves, decided to make the big-named signing by acquiring Irish international Robbie Keane from Tottenham. … Continue reading

Don Garber Misreads the Beckham Experiment

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With David Beckham in the final year of his ground-breaking MLS contract, speculation has turned to whether the 36 year-old midfielder will resign with the LA Galaxy and the league, or continue his quest for another international cap elsewhere.  In an interview … Continue reading

Clash of Style Highlights Union-Galaxy Match

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Wednesday night is quietly becoming a great night for MLS.  Over the past few weeks the league has put some very good matches on with some compelling story lines.  This week is no different, as tonight we will see two … Continue reading

Week in Review April 11 – 15, 2011

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Because of the number of games played during the week, this weekend’s schedule is evenly distributed between Saturday and Sunday.  The Saturday evening spotlight match is DC United visiting BMO Field and Toronto FC, as seen on Fox Soccer Channel. … Continue reading