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Goats No More, Or A Bit Longer? Three Questions for Chivas USA

Posted on by Robert Hay

Chivas USA had a new head coach and a new system last season, but after a slow start the team looked to be set in neutral in the competitive Western Conference.  However, the acquisition of Juan Pablo Angel and a … Continue reading

New Look Reds Marching In? 3 Questions for Toronto FC

Posted on by Robert Hay

In my 2011 season preview, I predicted that Toronto would struggle for the first few months under its newest leadership structure (new general manager and head coach) but toward the end of the year start to look like a promising … Continue reading

A Review of the MLS Talk Preseason Predictions

Posted on by Robert Hay

As our long-time readers know, MLS Talk likes to provide serious, well-thought out news analysis mixed with offbeat and laughable soccer-related thoughts.  This is the latter type of post. Prior to First Kick 2011, the MLS Talk writers got together … Continue reading

Is Sporting Kansas City the Team to Beat Out East?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Anyone who has been looking for a new home understands the feeling of displacement that comes with it: the yearning for something new and different which you can model after your vision, while still feeling unsettled because you haven’t found … Continue reading

Were We Wrong to Doubt the New Playoff Structure?

Posted on by Robert Hay

During the 2010 MLS Cup game, Commissioner Don Garber went on the ESPN halftime show to answer some questions about the state of the league.  The major issue circulating in the media was the playoff structure – a team from Colorado … Continue reading

New Playoff Format Cements Role of Conferences in MLS

Posted on by Robert Hay

Just weeks before the beginning of the season, MLS yesterday finally released its playoff format for the 2011 season.  As dreaded, it will include 10 of the 18 MLS teams, and officials acknowledged the number could change as more teams … Continue reading

NASL Releases Schedule and Playoff Format

Posted on by Robert Hay

Amidst our discussions over USL-PRO and the USSF soccer pyramid, the NASL released some good news this week and announced its 2011 season schedule. The NASL, now composed of eight clubs, will have each club play 28 games and face … Continue reading

USL-PRO Releases Playoff Format, Zings NASL

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This week USL PRO continued its development as a USSF minor league by releasing its playoff schedule. Last week it had released a season schedule and division format outlining how its clubs would compete in its first year of existence … Continue reading

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Houston Dynamo Secure Playoff Berth With 1-1 Draw Against Kansas City Wizards

Posted on by Brian Zygo

Going into Sunday’s home match against the Kansas City Wizards, the Houston Dynamo knew the needed a result to secure their fourth straight playoff berth since moving to the Bayou City, but when forward Cam Weaver received a red card … Continue reading

Average score tallies for MLS are offensive in the wrong kind of way

Posted on by Mitch Howard

I dedicate this post to Otilino Tenorio, who died 4 years ago this week in a car accident at the age of 25.  At the time of his death, he was the league leader in goals scored in his home … Continue reading