Archives: MLS

Why Tonight’s MLS Games are Critical to the Playoff Race

Posted on by Robert Hay

It’s catch-up time.  In both games in hand and playoff positioning. In the shadow of the CONCACAF Champions League matches six MLS clubs will take the pitch tonight in critical games for playoff positioning.  One of the matches is a … Continue reading

While West Dominates, East Entertains

Posted on by Robert Hay

The talking point since First Kick has been the same: the Western Conference is vastly superior to the Eastern Conference.  For the past six months or so, we’ve heard about the top teams in the West and their chances of … Continue reading

Hurricane Irene Causing Shifts in MLS Schedule

Posted on by Robert Hay

UPDATE: The DC United-Portland Timbers match has been postponed; a make-up date will be announced next week. The expected landfall of Hurricane Irene has caused MLS and other major professional sports teams to shift their schedules in anticipation of dramatic … Continue reading

Real Salt Lake 3-0 New York Red Bulls: Game Report

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Returning from London where they won the Emirates Cup, you would think that the pre-season tournament would have given New York Red Bulls a lift especially when confronted with a trip to Real Salt Lake. It wasn’t so as the … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Robert Hay

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

Posted on by Robert Hay

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

Posted on by Robert Hay

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

Posted on by Robert Hay

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