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/ 58 days ago

Why playoffs don't work in American soccer

We discuss the highs of the European title races and the excitement of teams trying to avoid the drop. Despite the incredible excitement across all of the leagues in Europe, American journalists want to change the way the leagues are structured to Americanize the leagues to the detriment of the fans. We also address US-based […]


/ 77 days ago

How many points do Miami need to qualify for MLS Playoffs?

Could Inter Miami do anything this year that they failed to achieve last? Making the playoffs is the first and foremost objective for every Major League Soccer team before the season begins. Looking at it objectively, it isn't very challenging. After all, more than half of the league makes it to the next phase. And […]

Carlos Vela

/ 266 days ago

Carlos Vela joins fans in perplexity over new MLS Playoffs format

This year's playoff format in MLS is significantly different from what long-time fans are accustomed to, and unfortunately, not in a positive matter. Shortly before the commencement of the 2023 season, the league unveiled the details of an expanded postseason structure, marking a significant departure from the recent trend of single-game knockout matches. MLS now […]

FC Cincinnati

/ 285 days ago

Messi's return not enough: Inter Miami fail to reach MLS playoffs

Lionel Messi returned to the field for Inter Miami as they fought Cincinnati on a rainy night. While the Argentine's team had high hopes for the postseason, they ultimately fell short after a 1-0 defeat. In spite of the Herons' tough playoff odds, the atmosphere at DRV PNK Stadium was upbeat before the game since […]

DC United

/ 285 days ago

DC United announce Rooney's future as MLS playoffs slip away

After missing out on the playoffs for the second consecutive season, DC United's Wayne Rooney has decided to step down as head coach. His 15-month reign saw the struggling MLS team improve but fall short of the playoffs. The decision to split ways was made public after Saturday's 2-0 victory against New York City FC […]

Inter Miami CF

/ 368 days ago

Messi's Inter Miami has 2% chance of qualifying for MLS playoffs

Inter Miami is, politely said, on the outside looking in for the MLS Playoffs in the 2023 season. At the time Lionel Messi makes his debut with the Florida club, Inter Miami will sit rock bottom in the Eastern Conference. The monthlong break for the Leagues Cup will allow Messi to acclimate to his Inter […]
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DC United

/ 4656 days ago

Portland Playoff Hopes Stay Alive With 1-1 Draw

The difference between MLS and most other major American sports leagues is that two teams with losing records can play a low scoring game in the rain and have it be one of the most exciting games of the year. Actually, it may have just been one of the most exciting 20 minutes of the […]
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Chicago Fire

/ 4660 days ago

Fire Burn DC With Two Stoppage Time Goals

In the long history between these two teams (winners of the first five MLS Cups), there has never been an ending quite like this.  The Chicago Fired dealt DC United's playoff chances a major blow while keeping themselves alive for a late playoff run by scoring two second half stoppage time goals to stun DCU […]

DC United

/ 4726 days ago

Is DC United Truly a Playoff Contender?

Those who know my writing know that I have an affinity for DC United and have followed the team, with varying levels of intensity, since its inception. So it should surprise no one that I have been closely following the Black-and-Red this season, not just because of rooting interest but because this has shaped up […]

Columbus Crew

/ 4839 days ago

How Legit are the Columbus Crew?

On March 19, the Columbus Crew dejectedly walked out of RFK Stadium in Washington on the wrong side of a 3-1 game.  The team allowed two Charlie Davies goals (one a penalty kick) and looked outclassed, out played, and in for a long season.  The result came after they were shown the door from the […]
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Leagues: MLS

/ 4876 days ago

The MLS Talk 2011 Season Predictions

After weeks of previews, discussions, and debates, we are roughly 36 hours away from the beginning of the fifteenth MLS season.  The league has seen an offseason full of drafts, some national team names fleeing to Europe, some old friends returning to the league, some of the league's first faces becoming the next wave of […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4894 days ago

New Playoff Format Cements Role of Conferences in MLS

Just weeks before the beginning of the season, MLS yesterday finally released its playoff format for the 2011 season.  As dreaded, it will include 10 of the 18 MLS teams, and officials acknowledged the number could change as more teams join MLS.  As for the current structure, the playoffs will go as such: The top […]

Charlie Davies

/ 4915 days ago

Could Charlie Davies Make DC United an MLS Cup Contender?

The rumor mill was in full tilt Tuesday with the news that national team member Charlie Davies was sent by his French club Sochaux to train with D.C. United in Florida, with a successful training leading to a year-long loan.  Yesterday, the Black-and-Red confirmed Davies was in camp and was being given a fitness tryout […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4986 days ago

You Be The Commissioner – What Would You Change?

MLS Talk has been buzzing all week about the proposed changes to the 2011 season and the reaction to the most recent playoffs.  Some of this is spurred by Don Garber's press conference and MLS Cup halftime show; some by the abysmal TV ratings and odd playoff pairings; and some by simmering tension over format […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 5003 days ago

FC Dallas Solves Rio Tinto and Knocks Off Champs

Soccer fans in the U.S. have long debated whether playoffs should be part of the beautiful game.  Yesterday's Real Salt Lake/FC Dallas match showed exactly why the MLS playoffs can be special, as the lower-seeded Dallas knocked off the defending MLS champions with a 1-1 draw, 3-2 win on aggregate.  Real Salt Lake came into […]