Archives: MLS ’12 Previews

Which Team has the Best Supporters’ Group?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Watching the video of the Timbers Army sing the National Anthem again and how much attention that gets in mainstream sports media made me think about what an opportunity MLS has to wedge into the American sports mainstream.  People flinch at the … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Vancouver Whitecaps

Posted on by Earl Reed

Ahh, we’re almost here! Last night’s CONCACAF Champions League showdowns really revved things up for me. There is something unique about the North American game. While not everyone is high on it, give them time…it’s getting there, and last night … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Toronto F.C.

Posted on by Earl Reed

TEAM: Toronto F.C. COACH: Aron Winter LAST SEASON: 6 – 13 – 15 = 33 points, 8th Place Eastern, 16th Overall TWITTER HASHTAG: #TFC Could the overhaul be nearing completion in Toronto? 2011 must have been a frustrating season for … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Sporting Kansas City

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Name: Sporting Kansas City Coach: Peter Vermes Last Year: 13-9-12 51 Pts 1st Eastern Conference, 4th Overall Hashtag: #SportingKC The opening of Livestrong Sporting Park last year was another wonderful moment in the history of Major League Soccer. At the … Continue reading

MLS Preview ’12 – Seattle Sounders

Posted on by Robert Hay

Name: Seattle Sounders Coach: Sigi Schmid Last Year: 18-7-9, 2nd Western Conference, 2nd Overall Hashtag: #Sounders Are Sounders fans too demanding?  In its current iteration, the club is entering its fourth MLS season and has made three consecutive conference semifinals. They own … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Real Salt Lake

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Team: Real Salt Lake Coach: Jason Kreis Last Season: 15-11-8 = 53 PTS, 3rd in the Western Conference, Overall 3rd in the League Twitter Hashtag: #RSL Since the retirement of Jason Kreis as a player, Real Salt Lake has quickly … Continue reading

MLS Preview ’12 – New England Revolution

Posted on by Abram Chamberlain

    Team: New England Revolution Head Coach: Jay Heaps 2011 Record: 5-16-13 28 Points, 9th in the East, 17th Overall Hashtag: #Revs (despite what people in Cardiff claim) As a team that at one point was at the pinnacle of MLS, the New England Revolution … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Soccer Specific Stadiums Soaring

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

When you started to follow Major League Soccer for the first time in 1996, one of your enduring memories was visiting stadiums that were primarily used for the National Football League or College Football. But when Lamar Hunt used his own money … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Los Angeles Galaxy

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Name: Los Angeles Galaxy Head Coach: Bruce Arena 2011 Record: 19-5-10, 1st Western Conference, 1st Overall, Defending MLS Cup Champions Twitter Hashtag: #LAGalaxy The defending champions have a realistic chance to complete a task that no other team in the history of the league has experienced … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – F.C. Dallas

Posted on by Earl Reed

Note: If you’ve noticed, we have temporarily skipped DC United in our 2012 Season Preview. Our colleague and podcast specialist, Chris Riordan, is putting that together. He will have it soon, but until then we will move along with our … Continue reading