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What's that Sounders I hear?
12:00 Saturday 8th September 2018

On the eve of Toronto FC's MLS Cup triumph, I wrote why all MLS fans should want them to win, then repeat. The Reds lag nine points away from the playoffs with seven games to play, so we won’t talk about that. In the same article…

Usa
Clint Dempsey calls it a career
12:00 Friday 31st August 2018

Thirteen months and a week ago, Clint Dempsey scored in the 83rd minute against Costa Rica in the Gold Cup semifinal. The game’s second goal, it killed the match, sending the US into the final. His low free-kick curled around the Ticos…

Usa
MLS World Cup break ends; where do Western Conference teams stand?
17:00 Saturday 23rd June 2018

Major League Soccer’s brief nod of respect towards the World Cup concludes today. The league went on hiatus on June 13th. In previous World Cup years, MLS has suspended play for the entire group stage. Not this year. When you consider…

Usa
MLS Grab Bag, Week 7: Hold your applause, construction delays, and Liverpool/Manchester City American style
18:30 Friday 13th April 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s seventh edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. MLS slows Dempsey’s roll Major League Soccer has…

Usa
Stefan Frei nearly denies Toronto FC destiny again
10:00 Sunday 10th December 2017

Saturday’s 2-0 MLS Cup victory over Seattle Sounders raised Toronto FC to a level previously unreached in Major League Soccer, but a former TFC player nearly denied his old side for a second year running. The franchise business model…

Usa
Major League Soccer needs Toronto FC to win MLS Cup
19:30 Friday 8th December 2017

Major League Soccer seeks two things: parity and legacy. Yet those goals cannot be achieved simultaneously. One must come before the other. That is why the league and its fans need Toronto FC to win the 2017 MLS Cup. Parity The sporting equivalent…

Usa
Only room for one team in MLS Western Conference
19:36 Friday 1st December 2017

If you ever played Cowboys and Indians as a kid, you probably uttered the line, “This town ain’t big enough for the two of us!” Most times the town was in Texas because it was fun to feel big and strong, and everything is…

America
MLS Conference semifinal hokey pokey: Pull your second leg out
15:27 Wednesday 8th November 2017

With one game oddly scheduled for last Thursday, the other three played out Sunday, MLS goes into the international break with its semifinal matchups set. Thursday, November 2nd Western Conference #2 Seattle Sounders  2 (2-0) 0  #3…

America
Which teams are the biggest contenders to win 2017 MLS Cup?
19:30 Wednesday 25th October 2017

The Major League Soccer playoffs begin on Wednesday. Twelve franchises will take part. But being realistic, only several have a chance of lifting the MLS Cup trophy. We have analysed the teams best equipped to go all the way.

Usa
Meet Joevin Jones, MLS' latest gem
09:30 Thursday 3rd August 2017

Major League Soccer has been evolving at a rapid pace over the past five years, and the league has exported several competent players to Europe of late. The latest to make the jump is Joevin Jones, a defender playing for the Seattle Sounders…

America
Jermaine Jones Channels His Inner Mario Balotelli
11:00 Wednesday 5th April 2017

Back when he was throwing darts at Manchester City youth players and touring women's prisons in the Italian countryside--ah, good times--Mario Balotelli actually had printed, then wore, a t-shirt asking "Why Always Me?" of critics panning his…

World Cup
Bruce Arena Strikes Back
06:00 Sunday 26th March 2017

As players were settling into their international training camps to prepare for this week's friendlies and World Cup qualifiers, I noted returning United States manager Bruce Arena was in a tight spot, using one of my favorite movies as a metaphor.…

Opinion
Major League Soccer opening day: What if you threw a party and nobody came?
18:30 Thursday 2nd March 2017

Joseph Haydn isn't a player from Rapid Wien or RB Salzburg whom your favorite MLS club signed this winter while you were distracted by Paris Saint-Germain knocking the stuffing out of Barcelona. He was an eighteenth century Austrian composer whose…

Football
No approach for Fulham duo
11:41 Tuesday 15th May 2012

Martin Jol has confirmed that he has received no approach from any other clubs for attacking duo, Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele, both of which have been linked with moves away from the club in the summer.American international Dempsey, now…

Football
Match Report: Bolton Wanderers 0-3 Fulham (Bolton Fan's Perspective)
14:09 Sunday 8th April 2012
By Rob

Bolton's three match Premier League winning streak came to an abrupt end with a 3-0 hammering by Fulham at the Reebok Stadium.Two first-half goals by the free scoring American striker Clint Dempsey put Bolton to the sword early. But the home…