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Tag Archives: MLS

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

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 26

Posted on by Peter C

The Week 26 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 26 Thru Week 26  YTD    Avg  +/-  GP  Avg  +/-  GP  2006   15,419     7   15,014     174   2007   23,104   49.84%   7   16,475   9.73%   174   2008  … Continue reading

MLS Weekend Preview – Sept. 24-25

Posted on by Randy Capps

In another piece of bizarre scheduling, MLS and ESPN team up to bring us the Red Bulls and Galaxy tonight, live at 11. I’m working, so thanks to the magic of ESPN3, it suits me fine. Still, it will be … Continue reading

Why Serie A is better than the English Premier League

Posted on by Robert

Like most soccer fans, I am a soccer league polygamist.  Because I live less than 20 minutes from an MLS club, I root for and follow Major League Soccer in the U.S.  However, I am also a passionate Arsenal fan … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 25

Posted on by Peter C

The Week 25 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 25 194 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2006   12,373     8   16,126     14,997     167   2007   18,809   52.02%   8   16,743  … Continue reading