Author Archives: Drew Farmer

About Drew Farmer

Follow Drew Farmer on Twitter @DrewMFarmer. Drew Farmer is a Manchester, England-based journalist/blogger that writes for World Soccer Talk. Drew also writes his on blog at Soccer Travels. Drew has contributed to Radio Yorkshire MLS Monday, Forza Italian Football, MLSGB and Soccerly. Originally from southwest Missouri, Drew covers Italy’s Serie A, English Premier League, German Bundesliga and the USA’s Major League Soccer.

Dominant Kansas City Held To Draw By Pesky Chicago

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A nearly full Sporting Park saw the one-time Wizards dominate play against Chicago Fire in Sporting’s home opener, but ultimately come away with nothing but a single point in the standings. Sporting started the match brightly, deploying C.J. Sapong on … Continue reading

MLS, Chivas USA, & NY2: Why The Goats Will Stay In LA

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Though the attendance for Chivas USA’s home match against the Columbus Crew was announced at 7,121; it is easy to believe there may have been less inside the Home Depot Center. It is also easy to believe that the single … Continue reading

MLS ’13: Will The Beckham Departure Hurt MLS?

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In 2007, David Beckham was tasked with putting Major League Soccer on the map of the world’s game, and though he may have regretted making that move at times, he succeeded. Beckham did not, however, do it alone and many … Continue reading

MLS ’13: Which Teams Improved Most This Offseason?

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The New York Red Bulls and Sporting KC seemed to be the only teams to get their signings done early, and much was in the works or finished before the 19 clubs in MLS began preseason training. Sporting began back … Continue reading

Chivas USA: Major League Soccer’s Crisis Club

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In 2004, Major League Soccer decided their eleventh franchise would be placed in the soccer hotbed of Southern California. Rather than move the team to San Diego or another part of the area, the league’s brain trust and team owners … Continue reading

Looking Back at the MLS SuperDraft Number One Picks

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Major League Soccer is a league teeming with aspects that divide soccer fans and pundits to great lengths. These difference can become very petty at times, and can cause numerous fiery arguments that prevent fans from seeing eye-to-eye on the … Continue reading

Sporting Kansas City’s Off-Season Shows the Club’s Ambition for 2013

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Despite not getting the publicity other clubs in MLS get, Sporting KC has ramped up their offseason by doing some Christmas shopping. Like several clubs, the one-time Wiz has gone about their business out of the bright lights of clubs … Continue reading

With MLS, Everything Comes In Cycles

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For years there has been a perceived notion that MLS teams have, on average, a three year window of success. This success is very objective, however, as it all depends on the supporters’ view of success. In truth, every team’s … Continue reading

Portland’s Caleb Porter Moves into the Professional Ranks

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In the 2013 Major League Soccer season, fans will finally see one of the USA’s most sought after coaches finally make the move into the professional ranks. After seven successful seasons at the University of Akron, Caleb Porter now joins … Continue reading

Sporting Kansas City is at a Crossroads

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Sporting Kansas City is a very different franchise now than a few years ago: A new stadium, name, kit and style of play have all benefited the team and the city that lays on both Kansas and Missouri soil. Yet, … Continue reading