Archives: American Soccer

NHL, NBA seasons starting too soon is taking more notice

Posted on by Mitch Howard

It’s that time again.  Time to take notice and realize that the NHL and NBA seasons start way too soon.  It could also be that they end in June, way too late.  Either way, they are burning the public out.  Their … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Brian Zygo

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 … Continue reading

2010 MLS All-Star Match To Be Held At Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas

Posted on by Brian Zygo

Tomorrow, Major League Soccer, the Houston Dynamo, and Lone Star Sports and Entertainment will officially announce that the 2010 MLS All-Star Game will be held at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, not Robertson Stadium. While Reliant Stadium, which was officially … Continue reading

Vincenzo Bernardo Is A Free Agent But Will Major League Soccer Let Another Italian Get Away?

Posted on by Brian Zygo

This past week it was officially announced that Vincenzo Bernardo had opted out of his contract with Italian Serie A club Napoli and is now a free agent. For some weeks there has been speculation that the New Jersey native, … Continue reading

Americanizing Soccer for the U.S. Sports Fan pt. 6

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Pro Soccer’s greatest obstacle in the busy American sports calendar is figuring out how not to get lost in the shuffle. With the other pro team sports so entrenched in the American sports fan’s consciousness, pro Soccer, even in the … Continue reading

Beckham’s ‘bad guy’ image drives business

Posted on by Mitch Howard

David Beckham’s ego is off the charts.  He is not bashful in the least bit, as noted from his underwear ads and from his attitude towards his career.  He has expressed himself with the press on a range of topics.  … Continue reading

Lack of U.S. Soccer involvement ruins reputation, progress

Posted on by Mitch Howard

  It was the perfect set up;  A Mexican squad in dire need of a win to gain back confidence, A U.S. squad playing with benchwarmers.  US Soccer executives probably didn’t figure on 5 – nothing.  The damage is done.  … Continue reading

Teaching fans to embrace multiple championships

Posted on by Mitch Howard

Professional Soccer provides a uniqueness that no other professional team sport in the U.S. offers.  It has multiple championships.  Though, the Superliga does not seem to have the staying power, the CONCACAF Champions League and U.S. Open Cup appear to be … Continue reading

Beckham chases redemption, championship

Posted on by Mitch Howard

This week President Obama invited both parties involved in the Cambridge Police department incident to the White House for beers.  He is trying to turn an unfortunate event into a learning experience.  It may take some cooling off time to pull this off … Continue reading

Will the sports fan be able to keep up?

Posted on by Mitch Howard

  The Summer of Soccer continues to open eyes. Sports fans are taking a second look and new fans are getting hooked.  This period of time has undoubtedly been Soccer’s most historic in the U.S.  But are sports fans getting confused and could … Continue reading