Archives: United Soccer Leagues

A Bit of This and That in US Soccer

Posted on by Peter C

Men’s Soccer in the US Tidbit: Unless I missed something…(entirely possible) 20 states have no MLS, USL-1, USL-2 or PDL team, representing 15% of the 2007 US population. California has the most combined teams with 11, followed by Texas with … Continue reading

I care about the USL.

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

I want everyone to read this and learn on where I stand when it comes to the lower levels of US Soccer. Yes I am a MetroStars/Red Bull NY supporter. I love my club and I support them to the hilt … Continue reading

Serious Analyzing for MLS. Single Table & Promotion / Relegation

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

All right everyone, let’s get serious right now. We all know what’s on your minds when we discuss what a real football league should be. Or those who think we should be following the model of European Football. Let’s start … Continue reading

Whitecaps win Title

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Last night the Vancouver Whitecaps captured their second USL-1 title in three years defeating the tired and road weary Puerto Rico Islanders 2-1. Englishman, Jonathan Steele, the league’s MVP and arguably one of the best footballers that plays on American … Continue reading

Thoughts on the USL-1 Final

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Vancouver has been here before and has won before.  The Whitecaps have been one of the elite teams in the A League/USL-1 now for many season. But while Martin Nash is still a key ingredient, the team has changed dramatically … Continue reading

CONCACAF Catches Up with USL

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With a league title on the line Sunday the Puerto Rico Islanders rested several regulars for tonight’s Champions League match in Mexico against Santos Laguna. The results were disasterous even with Santos resting several regulars. 3-0 was the final scoreline … Continue reading

Could Bradley be Dumping the Bucket?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

photo from Getty Images. My American Soccer Show co-host Dave Denholm, CSRN’s Peter Brown and myself have been scathing on air in our denunciation of Bob Bradley’s tactics: the bucket formation and the overall defensive posture. However with Bradley’s wooing … Continue reading

Islanders Unbeaten Streak Comes to Abrupt End

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Puerto Rico Islanders had not lost 18 matches: thirteen USL matches and five CONCACAF Champions League matches. However that streak came to an abrupt end this evening at PAETEC Park against the Rocherster Rhinos. Having played late on Wednesday … Continue reading

Fixture Congestion be Damned: Roberto Brown and Impact shock Olimpia

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

photo from Roberto Brown was not good enough for Fernando Clavijo. But he’s been good enough for Montreal of the second flight, USL leading the Impact to the league semifinals and now more importantly scoring two goals to give … Continue reading

USL Playoffs Quarterfinal Wrap

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

DeRoux’s heroics were not enough for the Minnesota Thunder/photo by Paul Phillips Darren Tilley was among the heroes of the 1999 US Open Cup final, the last major trophy won by a current USL side.  Pat Onstad and Yuri Alnatt … Continue reading