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MLS set to introduce new DP rules in 2024 impacting all clubs

An impending paradigm change is going to have far-reaching consequences for every team in the Major League Soccer (MLS) market. The addition of superstars like Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba marked a turning point for MLS, which has started to attract more A-list players from across the globe since this year. What seems […]

Eddie Johnson

/ 4725 days ago

Do You Want Eddie Johnson on Your Team?

Many times on this site, I've bemoaned that fact that American internationals face hurdles to return to MLS when their career in Europe has either stagnated or are failing to provide them with growth opportunities.  This year there has been a change for the better with players like Charlie Davies, Benny Feilhaber, and Freddy Adu […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4957 days ago

Toronto FC Continues Its Befuddling Offseason with De Rosario Controversy

Toronto FC is the type of club that MLS would love to be successful.  They have a loyal and dedicated fan base, Toronto is a growing soccer market that hosted the 2008 All Star Game, and the team has a good core of players almost made a playoff run last year.  Despite all this, the […]
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Beckham Rule

/ 4979 days ago

Which MLS Star Will be the Next Designated Player?

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 Fernandez.  More importantly, the signing prevents the young talent and 2009 Rookie of the Year […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4993 days ago

Seven DPs Left Unprotected in Expansion Draft

Not even 24 hours after crowning its champion, MLS was back to business by requiring its clubs to list its protected players for the expansion draft.  The expansion draft is just one of several drafts taking place this offseason for MLS, and the unprotected list for this draft has some interesting names.  Most notably is […]

Americans Abroad

/ 5006 days ago

Five US Players I Want to See in MLS

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 no longer absurd to think a world-class player could play in MLS.  This is true […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 5618 days ago

The Long and Winding Road – Dynamo Again Try to Sign an Offensive Weapon from Mexico

Last Saturday morning, while he was in town to promote the fights taking place that evening at Houston’s Toyota Center, Oscar de la Hoya stopped by Estadio Robertson to chat with reporters while watching his Houston Dynamo host the Montreal Impact in a 70 minute practice match. While most of the de la Hoya press […]