Tag: MLS 2010 Season

Finalists Announced for MLS Awards

On the eve of the beginning of the 2010 playoffs, MLS announced the finalists for the end-of-season awards.  While it does not have the international prestige of the Ballon D’Or, there is always a good lively debate about the nominees, who deserves what, and who got left out.  The winners will be announced beginning on November 3 and then continuously leading up to the MLS final. As they say in Hollywood: and the nominees are……. MVP: Edson Buddle (Galaxy), David Ferreira (FC Dallas), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) Wondolowski is the Golden Boot winner this year and the major reason ... Read more

MLS Needs a True Fair and Balanced Schedule for 2010

MLS commisioner Don Garber seeks a balanced schedule Last week’s press release announcing that MLS will take a two week break during the World Cup Finals group stage has stirred some debate from supporters of the league. However, hidden at the end of that same press release is news that all MLS fans must be pleased to read. Next season, all sixteen clubs will play a balanced schedule – facing each of the other fifteen teams twice, once at home, once away. For the first time in the history of MLS, the 30 game regular season schedule will be equivalent ... Read more

The 2010 MLS Season: Fair To The World Cup & Balanced

Major League Soccer A common complaint about Major League Soccer is its failure or unwillingness to observe FIFA International breaks. As recently as this month we have seen MLS matches played at the same time as crucial World Cup Qualifiers involving the United States National Team, this despite earlier indications from MLS that the League was going to pay closer attention to these FIFA breaks during the 2009 season. While frustrating, this attitude by MLS towards the FIFA breaks is not surprising since, historically, MLS does not suspend its season during the World Cup finals. Today there was finally some ... Read more