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Tag Archives: MLS

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

Posted on by Robert Hay

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

DeRo and Draw Dominate Definitive Atlantic Cup Duel

Posted on by Robert Hay

An Atlantic Cup match is always a show. The dueling cheering sections always cheer a little louder, the players are a bit more physical, and the soccer world is reminded that league rivalries can be just as fierce on the … Continue reading

Loss to Seattle Shows Fallacy of Chivas Playoff Hopes

Posted on by Robert Hay

In political parlance, the “laugh test” is the method to determine the reality of a proposal or idea, as in if a person laughs when you tell them your solution to a problem, it both unrealistic and ridiculous.  A few … Continue reading

DC Dominates in 4-2 Win Over Fire

Posted on by Robert Hay

What do the Michigan Bucks and DC United have in common? They are the only two teams to score more than two goals against the Chicago Fire in 2012, but last night the Fire could only blame themselves (and not … Continue reading

Why I Am Still Avoiding the MLS All Star Game

Posted on by Robert Hay

About a year ago on this site, I wrote an article about why I would not be watching the MLS All Stars face off against Manchester United at Red Bull Arena.  In essence, I felt that another meaningless friendly, but … Continue reading

Best Goal: Henry, Nguyen or Villareal?

Posted on by Robert Hay

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

Posted on by Robert Hay

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

Olsen’s Tactics Carry the Day: DCU 3, Montreal 0

Posted on by Robert Hay

Tonight’s DC United and Montreal game saw an occurrence that is become more common in MLS – both teams coached by two long-time MLS players. For the home team, that coach is legendary player Ben Olsen, who as a player … Continue reading

Seattle’s Defensive Gaffs Dragging Down Team

Posted on by Robert Hay

In their last seven MLS games, Seattle has lost four matches and drawn three, falling from near the top of the Western Conference to fourth in the conference, a point behind Cascadia rivals Vancouver but with the Galaxy in their … Continue reading

DC Inching Closer to New Stadium and Funding

Posted on by Robert Hay

Longtime MLS watchers and DC sports fans know that every year a hot rumor about DC United’s stadium situation begins to make the rounds, only for that rumor to fall apart and the team move ever closer to leaving the … Continue reading

Pontius Hat Trick Leads D.C. Past Red Bulls Shambolic Defending

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Two hot teams met Sunday at R.F.K. Stadium, as New York headed down I-95 to the Nation’s Capitol to face D.C. United. The home team, buoyed by the blossoming of a fit Chris Pontius, struck early and often as they … Continue reading

Under Further Review – Monday Morning Sweeper

Posted on by Robert Hay

MLS Review Policy to be Tested this Week Over the past few weeks, MLS players midweek have been issued suspensions or fines by the league for actions that occurred in the past.  The league’s new policy of reviewing harsh fouls … Continue reading

Why Sporting KC-RSL Isn’t This Weekend’s Best Match

Posted on by Robert Hay

All of the hype and eyes of the American soccer community will be on MLS Live Saturday night (yes, someone forgot to negotiate this game into NBC or ESPN’s deal) as Sporting Kansas City host Real Salt Lake in the … Continue reading

Your New Resource for the Summer 2012 North American Soccer Friendlies

Posted on by Robert Hay

  You may have noticed when you visited the site today a new tab on the top of your page called “Summer Friendlies Schedule”.  With the recent announcements of a number of high-profile friendlies, the summer exhibition schedule is quickly … Continue reading

Which Team has the Best Supporters’ Group?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Watching the video of the Timbers Army sing the National Anthem again and how much attention that gets in mainstream sports media made me think about what an opportunity MLS has to wedge into the American sports mainstream.  People flinch at the … Continue reading

Sapong Late Goal Gives KC 1-0 Win Over DC

Posted on by Robert Hay

Who says you can’t go home? Manassas, VA native C.J. Sapong headed a corner kick into the net in the 93rd minute to help Sporting Kansas City notch a 1-0 road victory over DC United.  While KC had a majority … Continue reading

The MLS Talk 2012 Season Predictions

Posted on by Robert Hay

The greatest time of the year has finally come.  After weeks of previewing the teams, we are a day away from the beginning of the MLS season.  Looking ahead to 2012, some things have stayed the same (star-powered LA Galaxy, … Continue reading

MLS Preview ’12 – Seattle Sounders

Posted on by Robert Hay

Name: Seattle Sounders Coach: Sigi Schmid Last Year: 18-7-9, 2nd Western Conference, 2nd Overall Hashtag: #Sounders Are Sounders fans too demanding?  In its current iteration, the club is entering its fourth MLS season and has made three consecutive conference semifinals. They own … Continue reading