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Montreal, Toronto, Seattle and Colorado begin the MLS Conference Final

With Jurgen Klinsmann being fired yesterday as US national team manager, the first legs of the MLS conference finals are not necessarily the biggest story in American soccer at the moment. But we’ll watch them anyway. To get you prepared, I give you a tactical preview of both games. Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC Overview: […]

Mexico defeat US 2-1 with late goal in World Cup qualifier

There will be no Dos A Cero this year, as Mexico defeated the United States in a thrilling 2-1 result in World Cup qualifying action from MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. [link_box id=”23231″ site_id=”158″ layout=”link-box-third” alignment=”alignright”]The US surprisingly came out with a 3-5-2 formation — a look that Jurgen Klinsmann has almost never used — […]

Takeaways from the 2016 MLS conference semifinal second legs

A classic Rapids win Did you really expect anything different from the 2016 Colorado Rapids? Pablo Mastroeni’s side did what they have all season in their PK win over the Galaxy in the MLS Western Conference semifinal: hold out as long as possible and win on a flukey goal. The Rapids beat the LA Galaxy […]

Picking the MLS award race and the MLS Best XI for 2016

We’re in the middle of the MLS Cup playoffs now, but we’re also in the middle of award season. MLS released the finalists for their end of year awards and there are fierce debates all over soccer twitter since. Debates about who should win MVP, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and other […]

SNL’s Leslie Jones became a huge soccer fan over the weekend

People become soccer fans for various reasons. Some become fans because they may have played when they were a kid. Some gravitate to the free flowing nature of the sport. Some see the camaraderie of a supporters group and want to be a part of that atmosphere. For Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters actress, Leslie Jones, […]

Recapping Sunday’s slate of MLS conference semifinal matches

Eight straight hours of MLS playoff action ended with a 3-0 Sounders victory against FC Dallas. All four away teams, and top seeds in the MLS playoffs, failed to score a goal today. Here’s a rundown of those four games: Montreal win with the counter The Montreal Impact beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0 […]

Looking ahead toward Sunday’s MLS quadruple header

New York Red Bulls vs. Montreal Impact The Red Bulls enter this match playing like the team that won the Supporters’ Shield last season. They now have a serviceable backline after injuries decimated it throughout the season, and aside from Alex Muyl stepping in for Lloyd Sam, the starting lineup is identical to 2015’s. Their […]

DC-Montreal and Seattle-KC conclude this year’s MLS Cup knockout round

The MLS Cup Playoffs started Wednesday with the first two of four knockout round games taking place. If you read my preview from yesterday, you will notice that things went mostly to plan. Toronto and LA both won and are heading to the next round. Who is going to join them tonight? D.C. United vs. Montreal […]

Previewing Wednesday’s MLS knockout round matches

Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC Quick overview: Neither team is in particularly good form entering this early-round contest. Sixth-seed Philadelphia enter this matchup having not won since August 27th, while Toronto come in having seen their defense falter and their attack lose some luster over the past month and a half. TFC are in much […]

What is the state of the NWSL after their fourth season?

In a penalty shootout, the Western New York Flash defeated the Washington Spirit to win their first NWSL Championship. Completing their fourth season, the NWSL has lasted longer than any previous women’s pro soccer league in the United States. Like the NWSL Championship this past weekend, the league had its moments and some setbacks but overall […]

Why we need to be realistic about Landon Donovan’s MLS comeback

In case you missed it, Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement to play for the LA Galaxy for the rest of this MLS season. The news really sent American soccer social media community into a tizzy, with just about everyone going crazy like 15-year-old girls at a Justin Bieber concert. While I hate to […]

Can FC Dallas be the first to win the American soccer treble?

It’s September and we are now entering “crunch time” in MLS. The regular season is in its final weeks and soon enough, the MLS Cup Playoffs will begin. While it may seem easier to win a trophy in American soccer, it’s very tough to win multiple trophies in the same year. In fact, in only […]

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