Archives: MLS

State of the Union: Garber Talks Cosmos, Baltimore, and World Domination

Posted on by Robert Hay

The annual MLS State of the League audio conference, held prior to the MLS Cup, is usually good for some news and gossip from the MLS league office.  This year’s conference was no different, as The Commish touched on the … Continue reading

MLS Finals Set as LA, Houston Cruise to Victory

Posted on by Robert Hay

The 2011 MLS Cup will truly be a David v. Goliath affair.  In this corner, you have the regular season’s best team with the most star power and biggest names who, by the way, will be playing at home.  In … Continue reading

Promotion & Relegation: Good Business For MLS, Terrible Business For EPL

Posted on by Ryan Sandidge

The much beloved promotion/relegation system is apparently being threatened in England.  Recent news reports suggest that foreign Premiership owners (several Americans in the list) have asked for the elimination of the promotion/relegation system and an adoption of a franchise system … Continue reading

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Klinsmann Reveals Concerns About Short MLS Seasons

Posted on by Earl Reed

While I realize that the above graphic may be a bit misleading (MLS has already stated their 2012 season will begin in early March), February start dates for the league may not be far off. In a surprisingly candid statement … Continue reading

Seattle Looks Sound: Week 29 Review

Posted on by Robert Hay

Houston Dynamo 1 – Chicago Fire 1 (Clark 33′, Oduro 43′) With the way the results in the Eastern Conference shook out this weekend, not getting the full three points was a major blow for Chicago, who see their playoff … Continue reading

Report: MLS 2012 Season to Start Week of March 4

Posted on by Robert Hay

A report out of Toronto indicates that MLS fans had better get their overcoats ready for First Kick 2012. Duane Rollins reports that Toronto FC executives told a fan gathering that they expect the MLS season to begin Saturday, March … Continue reading

Vote Now: Who is the 2011 MVP?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Last night I laid out the pros and cons of Dwayne De Rosario winning the MLS MVP award.  Everyone on each side of the argument can agree that a De Ro MVP would be unprecedented, as he would be the … Continue reading

The East Comes Down to the Final Four Points

Posted on by Robert Hay

Imagine Major League Soccer as a city nightlife.  In this scenario, the Western Conference is a high-priced club: VIP room for the high rollers, a separate section for those wishing they were the high-rollers (or convince the media/opposite sex they … Continue reading

How Your Team Can Win or Lose This Weekend: Part 2

Posted on by Robert Hay

  As promised, here is the second half of this weekend’s preview, where we review the late games Saturday night and the one Sunday game. Colorado Rapids v. San Jose Earthquakes (Saturday, 9 PM ET) This game may be the … Continue reading

How Your Team Can Win Or Lose This Weekend, Part 1

Posted on by Robert Hay

The question I wrestled with in my head last night was this: if there were no playoffs or a playoffs with just four teams instead of 10, would this weekend be as exciting?  Regardless of how you feel about the … Continue reading