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Tag Archives: MLS

Au Revoir? Intriguing Expansion Draft Options

Posted on by Robert Hay

Undoubtedly, expansion is an exciting time for MLS fans, as it allows them to see and experience a “new” market, a new potential rival, and the possibility of the next great soccer city.  With the success of recent expansion clubs … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Robert Hay

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

State of the Union: Garber Talks Cosmos, Baltimore, and World Domination

Posted on by Robert Hay

The annual MLS State of the League audio conference, held prior to the MLS Cup, is usually good for some news and gossip from the MLS league office.  This year’s conference was no different, as The Commish touched on the … Continue reading

How Your Team Can Win Or Lose This Weekend, Part 1

Posted on by Robert Hay

The question I wrestled with in my head last night was this: if there were no playoffs or a playoffs with just four teams instead of 10, would this weekend be as exciting?  Regardless of how you feel about the … Continue reading

Why Tonight’s MLS Games are Critical to the Playoff Race

Posted on by Robert Hay

It’s catch-up time.  In both games in hand and playoff positioning. In the shadow of the CONCACAF Champions League matches six MLS clubs will take the pitch tonight in critical games for playoff positioning.  One of the matches is a … Continue reading

Bob Bradley Hired to Coach Egyptian National Team

Posted on by Robert Hay

Former MLS and U.S. men’s national team coach Bob Bradley was appointed today by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) to coach their senior men’s national team.  Bradley, fired by the USMNT this summer, had been rumored for months to be … Continue reading

Do You Want Eddie Johnson on Your Team?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Many times on this site, I’ve bemoaned that fact that American internationals face hurdles to return to MLS when their career in Europe has either stagnated or are failing to provide them with growth opportunities.  This year there has been … Continue reading

Was Brian Mullan’s Punishment Too Harsh?

Posted on by Robert Hay

MLS has handed down the punishment for last weekend’s tackle by Brian Mullan that broke Steve Zakuani’s leg, and it’s a doosy.  The league suspended the veteran midfielder for an additional 9 games on top of his one game red … Continue reading

My Proposal: No Yellows for Celebrations

Posted on by Robert Hay

This weekend, Tony Tchani became the latest victim of one of the dumbest soccer rules on the books.  After scoring his goal for a Toronto franchise that is probably at its lowest point, he ran off the pitch and jumped … Continue reading

Will Jason Kreis be the First American Coach to Make the European Jump?

Posted on by Robert Hay

In his short but impressive coaching career, Jason Kreis may be approaching heights unseen by an MLS coach.  This weekend he essentially fielded a backup squad that handled an undefeated Revolution squad.  RSL is in the CONCACAF Champions League final … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview : Can the Black and Red Unite Under the Fiery Olsen?

Posted on by Chris Riordan

Team: DC United Coach: Ben Olsen Last Year’s Finish: 8th Eastern Conference, 16th Overall, 6-20-4 This year’s seemingly annual retooling of DC United carries much more weight than usual.  After finishing not only the worst season in club history, but likely … Continue reading

MLS and Fox Soccer Channel Announce One Year Deal

Posted on by Robert Hay

It’s official – Major League Soccer and Fox Soccer Channel are back together again, at least for one more year. The two sent out a press release today trumpeting the agreement which will see 31 regular season games and three … Continue reading

Could The Window Be Cracked For American Soccer?

Posted on by Earl Reed

Mid-July 2011. What is the significance of this date? That’s when training camps for the 2011-12 NFL season would open. For the first time since 1987 however, the National Football League may experience a work stoppage due to the expiration … Continue reading

The Drafts Are Over! Now Give Your Feedback

Posted on by Robert Hay

The MLS drafts are finally over.  After over a month of players being picked, picks being declined, picks being traded, and picks being digested, there will be no more MLS drafts until the Montreal Expansion Draft at the end of … Continue reading

MLS Draft Throws Plenty of Curves But Leaves Unanswered Questions

Posted on by Robert Hay

The MLS is certainly unique among major U.S. sports – it is the only draft in which a team passes on a player because he needs to establish residency.  But such is the reason why MLS fans love the MLS … Continue reading

Who Will Be the 20th MLS Club?

Posted on by Robert Hay

As MLS prepares to begin its first season with 18 clubs, the recent talk on the Internet has focused on its possible 20th team.  Recent talk on this site has centered on Don Garber traveling to Miami to meet with … Continue reading

Ten Superdraft Players Who Will Make An Immediate Impact in MLS Next Year

Posted on by Robert Hay

One thing I like about the MLS Superdraft is that it is the type of draft where a first round player can make an almost immediate impact.  Some sports try to hype their drafts, but at the end of the … Continue reading

The Beckham Experiment Needs to End

Posted on by Robert Hay

All of us have had friends who are in a complicated relationship.  It may even have been us: the guy recently began dating a much more attractive woman who, while not a young bombshell, is still a gorgeous woman.  This … Continue reading