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Preview Of The MLS Knockout Round Matches

Major League Soccer wrapped up its regular season with one final weekend that saw teams eliminated from playoff contention and other teams cement their spot in the postseason. Before the league’s best get to play their first game in the postseason, the MLS Knockout Round must be held to finalize […]

Whitecaps Looking Up for 2012

The Vancouver Whitecaps’ first season in MLS ended as so many other “expansion” teams’ season have ended in U.S. leagues throughout the years: basement and struggling to build for the future.*  After the near immediate success of recent MLS additions like Seattle and Philly, as well as the late playoff […]

Week in Review April 4-8, 2011

Our week of action has already kicked off with the, ahem, controversial draw between New England and Vancouver.  But there is a full slate of intriguing games this weekend, so please vote in the poll at the end of this post.  Before doing that, however, let’s take a look at […]

Week in Review: February 8-13, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  With the Egyptian friendly canceled, it was a slow week in American soccer.  MLS clubs are playing pre-season matches against youth clubs, colleges, and each other, and the season is less than one month away.  Besides the schedule release last week, here are some other news […]

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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid, UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg: Open Thread

Take a moment and savor yesterday’s entertaining display by Real Madrid against Bayern Munich. While today’s game between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will be exciting, it’ll be for much different reasons as both defensively-minded clubs clash to determine who will play Los Blancos in the final in Lisbon next month. […]

Dempsey's Wondergoal

I don’t know how much longer this will stay up on Youtube, but Clint Dempsey’s goal to send Fulham into the final eight of the UEFA competition is just a thing of beauty. Update – I found this version of the video which includes the commentary from US’s Gol TV. […]

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Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]

US TV and streaming schedule for games played during international break

Sixty-seven international games will be shown live across televisions and the Internet to viewers across the United States in the next week featuring must-see games including the CONCACAF Cup (USA-Mexico), Round 1 of World Cup qualifiers from South America, and the final two matches in Euro 2016 qualifying as several nations are on […]

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

There’s a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line: “Oh no. We can’t stop them.” Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders? El Tri hasn’t […]