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Tag Archives: Seattle Sounders

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

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

MLS Unveils First Matches of 2011 Season

Posted on by Robert Hay

The cold days of winter have gotten a little sunlight – MLS today unveiled their schedule for “First Kick 2011″, the first home games for every MLS team in the upcoming season.  The week will be the first week of … Continue reading

Which MLS Star Will be the Next Designated Player?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Overlooked in the American World Cup hype was the move by Seattle to sign their young striker Freddy Montero to an extension which also makes him a designated player.  Montero, 23, becomes Seattle’s third DP, joining Blaise Nkufo and Alvaro … 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

How To Prevent an Upset by a Lower Seed

Posted on by Robert Hay

The story of the MLS playoffs coming into Sunday night was the futility of being a higher seed.  None of the higher seeds had advanced and the playoffs were seemingly wide-open for a new champion.  Then LA took the pitch … Continue reading

Which Team(s) Will Pull the Upset This Weekend?

Posted on by Robert Hay

With San Jose’s dramatic victory last night, they will await this weekend’s slate of matches to see who their next round opponent will be.  Their upset victory has set the stage for an interest weekend of matches where we could … Continue reading

How to Improve The MLS TV Playoff Experience

Posted on by Robert Hay

I want to begin by stating that I am a fan of the current MLS playoffs and in general I enjoy the way Major League Soccer organizes them.  Like all MLS fans, I have things I love and things I … Continue reading

Buddle’s Goal Lifts Galaxy Past Sounders

Posted on by Robert Hay

For all the talk of the LA Galaxy slumping towards the playoffs, Bruce Arena’s club showed no signs of rust as they dominated a resilient Sounders team in the first leg of the Galaxy/Sounders playoff matchup.  The difference in the … Continue reading

Sigi Schmid Interview: Exclusive

Posted on by Josh Pedley

Editor’s note: MLS Talk writer Josh Pedley recently sat down with Sigi Schmid to reflect on the 2009 season, to take stock of Seattle’s successful season and to look ahead to 2010. Here is the transcript of that interview: Before … Continue reading

MLS Needs to Credit NASL for Its Success

Posted on by Christopher Harris

On Thursday night in Philadelphia, MLS Commissioner Don Garber was interviewed on the Fox Football Fone-In show by Eric Wynalda and Nick Webster. There was one particular statement that Garber said that peaked my curiosity. It was in context of … Continue reading

Ron Davies Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Southampton and Wales legend Ron Davies is the latest guest on the EPL Talk Podcast, the daily Premier League interview and analysis show. To say that Davies is a legend to Southampton supporters is an understatement. In his first season … Continue reading

Questions Please For Ron Davies, Southampton Legend

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Later this week I’ll have the distinct pleasure of interviewing Ron Davies, a football legend who achieved incredible success at Southampton and Norwich City, as well as playing for Manchester United and several other clubs. In fact it was while … Continue reading

The Evolution of Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Posted on by Alex Caulfield

In 2010 Major League Soccer will welcome the Philadelphia Union to its ranks as the fifteenth team to join the division, and thus far the club has been bolstered by strong ticket sales. The league office will hope Philadelphia’s inclusion … Continue reading

What the Portland Timbers Mean to the Credibility of MLS

Posted on by Alex Caulfield

Now that the United States national team has assured itself a place in the 2010 World Cup, the American soccer community can turn its attention back to the domestic game. This season has been unlike any other in recent memory, … Continue reading

Major League Soccer’s new headliner

Posted on by Randy Capps

Finally, something to push David Beckham out of MLS-related headlines. Columbian international Fredy Montero is taking the league by storm as he and his expansion Seattle Sounders are tied with Chivas USA atop the Western Conference standings with their two wins … Continue reading

Chelsea Organizes Friendly Against Seattle Sounders

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Chelsea will play Seattle Sounders in a friendly on July 18, according to Emerald City Supporters, a Sounders supporters group. No official statement has been made by Chelsea or Seattle Sounders, the newest team to Major League Soccer, but EPL … Continue reading