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Tag Archives: Major League Soccer

English Soccer Fan Travels to US to Watch MLS Games and Shares His Experience

Posted on by Ian Cransons Knees
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I have been a reader of World Soccer Talk (formerly EPLTalk) for around the last 4-5 years and during that time have been one of a privileged minority. As a season ticket holder to Stoke City, I am on the British … Continue reading

Landon Donovan’s Final USMNT Game Will Celebrate a Legend

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Since Landon Donovan’s final USMNT game is Friday night in East Hartford, CT, it’s time to talk about legacies. Yes, the well will certainly run dry on this topic in short order, but before it goes as bare as the … Continue reading

If Frank Lampard Extends Loan at Manchester City, It’s Another Missed Opportunity for MLS

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Frank Lampard leaving Chelsea was an awkward moment. The legend embraced the Chelsea blue and seemingly would retire with the club. When he left London, it was for New York City and to become the cornerstone of the flashy new … Continue reading

Predictions And Suggestions for the Re-Branded Chivas USA in 2017

Posted on by Spenser Davis
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With the news that MLS is basically imploding, the mess that is Chivas USA, in order to sell a new MLS team in Los Angeles, it’s worth looking at what that team could and should do in order to be … Continue reading

The Sad Tale Of Steve Zakuani’s Ailing MLS Career

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The question was only asked because there was nothing else to talk about. The press conference lasted all of 50 seconds. The Portland Timbers had just crushed Guyanese side Alpha United 6-0 in front of one of their smallest home … Continue reading

An In-depth Look At The New MLS Logo

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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  NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. Pleated Dockers khakis. The Chevy Tahoe. Maroon 5’s music. David Cameron’s hair. People magazine. The new Wembley Stadium. Each the pinnacle of blandness in its field, and to these we can now add Major League … Continue reading

Beckham’s Miami FC Deal Complicated By Strikers Sale

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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David Beckham’s continued difficulty in securing the long-term stadium deal he wants in Miami to start a new MLS franchise may have just gotten more complicated. On Friday, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the second-tier North American Soccer League (NASL) … Continue reading

Bruce Arena Punishment Reinforces His Criticisms

Posted on by Robert Hay
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It is not a surprise that the MLS league office passed on a hefty fine to Bruce Arena this week for his comments on the strange Sacha Kljestan transfer saga. What is a surprise is how it was handled, and … Continue reading

ESPN Has Plans For Subscription-Based Product Similar to Netflix

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Current ESPN President John Skipper recently stated in an interview that the powerhouse sports network is looking into supplying a subscription-based product for cord cutters. In the interview Skipper acknowledged that more and more people – mostly people in their … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Robert Hay

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

Winner and Losers of the First Round of the 2012 Playoffs

Posted on by Robert Hay

As you may have noticed when you excitedly opened your podcast app this morning, we were unable to record a post-Thursday episode of the MLS Talk podcast due to a variety of conflicts.  However, after a wild and crazy first … 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

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

The East Comes Down to the Final Four Points

Posted on by Robert Hay

Imagine Major League Soccer as a city nightlife.  In this scenario, the Western Conference is a high-priced club: VIP room for the high rollers, a separate section for those wishing they were the high-rollers (or convince the media/opposite sex they … Continue reading

Vote for Your Favorite Stories from the Past Week

Posted on by Robert Hay

Sometimes life gets in the way of art, and that is the way this week’s Major League Soccer Talk Podcast ended up.  Technology has impeded host Chris Riordan from recording the podcast, so if you’re like me you unfortunately will … Continue reading

MLS Weekend Preview – Sept. 4-5

Posted on by Randy Capps

There’s a full slate of MLS action this weekend, but we begin the weekend preview with a farewell to Brian McBride. McBride, former Fulham captain and U.S. international, announced that this season would be his last for the Fire on … Continue reading

MLS Weekend Preview – Aug. 21-22

Posted on by Randy Capps

Fresh off a 2-1 win over Cruz Azul in CONCACAF Champions League play in mid-week, Toronto FC will try to ride that momentum when it hosts the New York Red Bulls Saturday afternoon at BMO Field. The Red Bulls and … Continue reading