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Tag Archives: MLS

MLS: Who Cares?

Posted on by Peter C

MLS in the US – Who Cares? As I was finishing writing this post, I read Kartik’s post on “Invisible MLS” and thought the timing couldn’t be better. Here’s my recent experience … I’ve just returned from a trip across … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 22

Posted on by Peter C

After week 22 the numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   WK 22 155 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2005   15,573     4   14,897     14,844     144   2006   13,932   -10.54%   6  … Continue reading

MLS Teams Need To Take CONCACAF Champions League Seriously

Posted on by Brian Zygo

The group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League is set to start this coming week, and a question on the minds of many MLS fans is: “Will the MLS clubs involved in this competition step up and take it seriously?” … Continue reading

MLS, CONCACAF botch doubleheader option

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Once again, MLS executives prove they are not in tune with their product.  The Gold Cup provided the perfect opportunity for MLS to expand their fan base.  Collaboration with CONCACAF representatives could have brought doubleheaders featuring one MLS game and one … Continue reading

Michael Jackson’s death, Interleague baseball and the Confederations Cup

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Today is the last day of Interleague baseball for this season of MLB.  It ends coincidentally on the same day as the final of the Confederation Cup.  As great as the Confederation Cup has been for Soccer, Interleague play has given … Continue reading

DCU Goalkeeping Rollercoaster : Where Did Wicks Come From?

Posted on by Chris Riordan

The DC United goalkeeping situation is something which has been in flux for quite some time. Ever since the departure of 2006 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, Troy Perkins, the club has been searching for an answer between the pipes. … Continue reading

Who is the target demo for MLS?

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Who is the real target demographic of professional soccer in the U.S.? Is it Soccer Moms?  Is it Soccer players?  Is it Latino people? Sure, Soccer Moms, Latinos and Soccer players make up some of the peripheral targets, but who makes up the … Continue reading

Average score tallies for MLS are offensive in the wrong kind of way

Posted on by Mitch Howard

I dedicate this post to Otilino Tenorio, who died 4 years ago this week in a car accident at the age of 25.  At the time of his death, he was the league leader in goals scored in his home … Continue reading

Looking closer at MLS and MLB cities

Posted on by Mitch Howard

This year’s baseball season is shaping up to have more MLS cities in contention than in past years.  The Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners are off to really good starts, and this is not good news for MLS.  Currently, both teams … Continue reading

Everton Announced As The Opponent for MLS All-Stars

Posted on by tyduffy

Major League Soccer has announced Everton as the opponent for this year’s MLS All-Star game. “We are very excited about Everton FC agreeing to be the opponent for the 2009 MLS All-Star Game,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said in a … Continue reading

Promotion / Relegation American Style

Posted on by Chris Riordan

There has been a lot of discussion among fans of the beautiful game in the U.S. about promotion and relegation.  On this site, Daniel Feuerstein supported the idea down the road.   One of his main points was that, once … 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

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

USL Marks Another Milestone

Posted on by Mitch Howard

With the release of the United Soccer Leagues 2009 D1 schedule and accompanying Fox Soccer Channel tv schedule, USL shows once again that MLS is not the only game in town.  USL proves again that it carries a lot of weight when it comes to … Continue reading

Pushing Women’s Pro Soccer in the Right Direction

Posted on by Mitch Howard

The whole business enterprise of women’s professional soccer is an enigma.  It is hard to figure out why the soccer braintrust with MLS has not already put a women’s league together.  It would seem that a women’s league would be … Continue reading

College Soccer Needs a Facelift

Posted on by Mitch Howard

It’s a shame that the NCAA College Cup is not more publicized and marketed to the sporting public.  College soccer is exciting, and it should get more attention.  The NCAA is missing an opportunity with NCAA soccer.  The ‘Final Four’ in NCAA basketball … Continue reading

The Learning Curve of Arena Football

Posted on by Mitch Howard

News about the Arena Football League (AFL) not playing its 2009 season is unsettling and a surprise to many (at this time, statements from the league website are still evolving).  The league appeared to be in good shape.  Evidence suggested … Continue reading