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MLS Talk Podcast : This Week in US Soccer, September 1, 2011

On the latest edition of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast : This Week in US Soccer, your hosts (the Chris and Chris of American soccer) bring you a view of the beautiful game from an American and regional perspective.  The crew starts off with an array of MLS and Yanks Abroad news, before analyzing Jurgen Klinnsman’s second roster of callups for the USMNT.  After briefly looking ahead to the upcoming friendlies, the CCL’s Group Matchday 2 and the semi – finals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup are broken down. To close out the show … a hurricane ... Read more

MLS Talk Podcast : This Week In US Soccer, August 24, 2011

On the latest edition of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast : This Week in US Soccer … your hosts Chris Webb and Chris Riordan bring you a view of the beautiful game from an American and regional perspective.  As always of late, it’s another jam – packed show … after running through a relatively quiet week of News, Chris and Chris devote top billing to MLS’ perfect run in Matchday 1 of the CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage, including FC Dallas’s record setting first MLS club victory in Mexico. The second half of the show breaks down a very busy ... Read more

The West is the Best

The MLS cup is up for grabs A thrilling weekend of MLS matches ended Sunday evening with the New England Revolution claiming the final playoff spot after their 1-0 win at the Columbus Crew. Needing only a draw to advance, given the string of events that took place on Saturday, the Revs made sure they would advance when Jeff Larentowicz hammered home a spectacular and unstoppable 79th minute free kick that is sure to garner significant Goal-of-the-Week consideration. If New England had somehow faltered at Crew Stadium last night, the Colorado Rapids were poised to claim the last available playoff ... Read more

Want To Grow Soccer In The US: It Takes Honest Criticism Not A Pollyanna Approach

Labor Day has come and gone, the sun is setting earlier, and, even here in Houston, the air contains a slight fall crispness. Yes, the Summer of Soccer is over, and what an interesting summer it has been. Back on Father’s Day, like a Phoenix, the US National Team rose from the ashes of its first two group stage matches in the Confederations Cup to advance to the semifinals where it shocked the football world by easily beating Spain, which was ranked by FIFA as the top national team at the time. It was this victory over Spain that grabbed ... Read more

MLS Updates Daily

I am now contributing to the Orlando Sentinel’s Other Football website run by our friend Brant Parsons. Check that site for daily new updates by Brant about the Premier League and MLS, and from me about MLS, Mexican Football and the Bundesliga. That site is for news only and my commentary will continue to appear here at Major League Soccer Talk and at CSRN’s American Soccer Spot.

Photos from the David Beckham Road Show

Slowly but surely, soccer fever is sweeping across the United States all due in part to David Beckham, which has put the sport on the map in this media hungry country. Whether Beckham’s arrival will be good or bad for the sport in this country is still up for debate. But for the time being, let’s enjoy it while we can. Courtesy of soccer fan and New Yorker Lori Fabian, here are her collection of images from the August 18th, 2007 match between Red Bulls New York and LA Galaxy — probably one of the most exciting nights in Major ... Read more

The Weeks Ahead

This is going to be a pivotal season for Major League Soccer. Not only is David Beckham coming to America later this summer, but the Superliga Champions league like competition will launch this season including four MLS clubs, more soccer specific stadiums are opening and MLS has for the first time a mainstream exposure in the national sports media. We will be here to bring you the latest news on the league and will shortly launch an MLS related podcast with both MLS and US National Team news. Whether you’ve been an MLS fan since the league’s inception (as I ... Read more