Archives: MLS Season 2011

Injuries Cast a Shadow Over a Great MLS Weekend

Posted on by Robert Hay

A great weekend for MLS soccer was overshadowed by some high-profile injuries that may close the door on some struggling teams.  Meanwhile, the top of the pack looked stronger: Donovan’s return coupled with New York’s victory Thursday has two of the big name … Continue reading

MLS Week Four As Analyzed by Radiohead

Posted on by Robert Hay

What, you may ask, is Robert thinking.  Instead of a straight-forward and honest discussion and analysis of this weekend’s MLS action, he resorts to a cheap blogging trick and uses a popular band to help make his article different.  What … Continue reading

Goals Fly in this Weekend’s MLS Action

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Goals were not at a premium this weekend as a total of 24 goals were scored in the eight matches, including some high scoring affairs.  Only two teams (Dallas and Philly) failed to notch a goal and Sporting KC and … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Round Two Open Thread

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After Seattle and Houston kicked off the week’s action last night, we have a full slate of matches today that will mostly be regionally broadcast.  Even this early in the season, there are some interesting story lines. In Canada, Toronto … Continue reading

MLS First Kick ’11 is as Good as Advertised

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MLS could not have asked for a better opening weekend of soccer than this weekend.  After a somewhat pedestrian first match between the Galaxy and Sounders, there were a ton of story lines to follow in this weekend’s games.  While … Continue reading

The MLS Talk 2011 Season Predictions

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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 … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview – Should RSL be the Favorites?

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Team: Real Salt Lake Coach: Jason Kreis Last Year’s Finish: 15-11-4, 56 points.  Western Conference: 2nd In a sense, RSL’s season has already begun with a 4-1 aggregate victory over Columbus in the CONCACAF Champions League.  In the second of … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview – Stadiums Helping League Finances Stay Healthy

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Fifteen years ago, MLS launched with teams in downright psychedelic uniforms playing on football fields; some of MLS’s earliest highlights look like the two teams are playing on a lacrosse field.  In 2011, the situation has vastly changed, as most … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview – Can New England Reclaim the Glory?

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Team: New England Revolution Coach: Steve Nicol Last Year’s Finish: 9-5-16, 32 points.  Eastern Conference: 6th The big news this offseason was the recent arrest and suspension of Shalrie Joseph and Kevin Alston.  While the situation is still under investigation, … Continue reading

The MLS Schedule is Finally Released!

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Our long national nightmare is over.  The MLS schedule is out. About a month before the beginning of the season, MLS finally released the entire schedule for all 18 MLS teams.  Previously, only each team’s first home game was known, … Continue reading