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Tag Archives: MLS

What You Missed in American Soccer Over the Holidays

Posted on by Robert Hay

If you’re like me, the holidays are a time of getting out of your workday routines due to relaxation/travel/stress.  In fact, at times I miss news stories because I tend not to check news sites or Twitter as much as … Continue reading

Landon Donovan Decides to Take the Winter Off

Posted on by Randy Capps

For weeks now, speculation has been out there about which English club would secure Landon Donovan for a winter loan. Would it be Fulham? Or Everton? Or some other club in need of a little pace and imagination on the … Continue reading

Bob Bradley’s January Call-Ups Barely Old Enough to Drink

Posted on by Robert Hay

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the players who have been called up and accepted the invitation to the U.S. men’s national team training camp in January.  These players are the ones who will play in the next friendly against Chile … Continue reading

Akron Wins College Cup, and What It Means for MLS

Posted on by Robert Hay

The media attention around the 2010 College Cup was focused squarely on the University of Akron.  The Zips one of the most successful men’s college soccer program the past two seasons, losing only twice and making coach Caleb Porter a … Continue reading

Is Now Avram Grant’s Time to Move to MLS?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Last year, after Portsmouth fired Avram Grant, the rumor mill began to churn that his next move would be to MLS, specifically New York.  The former Israeli and Chelsea manager seemed like a good fit for an American club, having … Continue reading

Why I’m Optimistic for US Soccer

Posted on by Robert Hay

A little more than a week after Colorado, an original club, won its first MLS Cup and less than a week before the U.S. potentially wins a second World Cup bid, I am optimistic about the progress of American soccer … Continue reading

What I Am Thankful For – MLS Edition

Posted on by Robert Hay

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  The last week has been a barrage of news and rumors in the world of MLS, and the next few weeks will likely be the same with the 2018/2022 bid announcements and re-entry draft.  But for one … Continue reading

2010 MLS Cup Preview – Canadian Style

Posted on by Robert Hay

To kick off our MLS Cup 2010 Preview, I am pleased to share that we will be live blogging the match on this site Sunday night beginning at 8:30 PM Eastern.  For those of us not in Toronto, please visit … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Week 3

Posted on by Peter C

The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Quarterfinals Totals(both legs)   Avg +/- Teams  2006   12,736   NA  CHI, COL, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, NE, RBNY  2007   17,041   33.81%   CHI, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, KC, NE, RBNY  2008   14,960  … Continue reading

Five US Players I Want to See in MLS

Posted on by Robert Hay

The news that Wolves and U.S. national team keeper Marcus Hahnemann is open to retuning to MLS in 2011 got me thinking about other Americans abroad.  As the MLS has matured in a good and competitive soccer league, it is … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Week 2

Posted on by Peter C

The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Conference Semifinals – 2nd Leg   Avg +/- Home Teams  2006   15,938  NA  New England  Dallas  Houston  DC United  2007   19,838   24.47%   New England  Chivas USA  Houston  DC United  2008   19,444  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Week 1

Posted on by Peter C

The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Conference Semifinals – 1st Leg Avg +/- Home Teams 2006 9,533 NA Chicago NY Colorado Chivas USA 2007 14,245 49.42% Chicago NY Dallas Kansas City 2008 10,476 -26.46% New England NY … Continue reading

MLS Crystal Balls Revisited

Posted on by Peter C

Way back in March, I wrote a post with the preseason predictions of some of the most widely read soccer pundits. Among the prognosticators that went so far as to designate playoff teams were Ives, a consolidation of ESPNSoccernet writers, … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 30

Posted on by Peter C

The Week 30 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Final Week YTD  YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- GP  2006   20,277  NA  6   15,502  NA  192   2007   20,575   1.47%   7   16,767   8.16%   195   2008   17,338   -15.73%  … Continue reading

What Jaime Moreno’s Retirement Means for MLS

Posted on by Robert Hay

On Saturday night, Jaime Moreno took the pitch for the last time as a member of DC United.  The United and MLS legend is the league’s all-time leading goal scorer and the only player with triple digit goals and assists … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 29

Posted on by Peter C

The Week 29 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 29 Thru Week 29  YTD    Avg  +/-  GP  Avg  +/-  GP  2006   20,277     6   15,502     192   2007   20,575   1.47%   7   16,767   8.16%   195   2008  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 28

Posted on by Peter C

The Week 28 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 28 Thru Week 28  YTD    Avg  +/-  GP  Avg  +/-  GP  2006   19,097     6   15,348     186   2007   19,419   1.68%   6   16,636   8.39%   187   2008  … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 27

Posted on by Peter C

The Week 27 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 27 Thru Week 27  YTD    Avg  +/-  GP  Avg  +/-  GP  2006   18,083     6   15,116     180   2007   18,241   0.87%   7   16,593   9.77%   181   2008  … Continue reading