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David Beckham and his MLS franchise head for the 'burbs
17:01 Friday 12th July 2019

It’s said that big money just means bigger problems. David Beckham can attest. Sir Alex Ferguson’s personal shoe rack amassed a sizeable fortune while still playing, moving beyond athletic endorsements into fashion and other investments.…

Transfers
What will become of Daniel Sturridge?
09:00 Tuesday 18th June 2019

Daniel Sturridge’s downward spiral hit another low two weeks ago as Liverpool announced he will be released at June’s end. The English striker must now search for a new club to begin the process of rebuilding what was once a promising…

Usa
Can Luis Nani fire Orlando City to MLS glory?
09:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Luis Nani is a shining example of a player who can make you whoop with glee but also cause deep stress lines and hair loss, often within the same game. He produces moments of pure magic but is also prone to disappearing. His career is a story…

Usa
Chicago Fire owners fail to see the value in their name
12:00 Monday 8th April 2019

Two Major League Soccer franchises that arguably rank among the few who understand the game's culture suffered recent attacks from those who emphatically do not. Both were inside jobs. Columbus Crew escaped with limited damage following…

Usa
Is De Boer tempting fate with another slow start in MLS?
15:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

After my time at Inter, I had to get back to coaching because football and doing crossfit are the best things. Here at Atlanta, 80% is organized. In Milan and at Crystal Palace, I had to do everything myself, even the cafeteria. Now I will…

America
Is MLS the shortest route to success for Angel Gomes?
17:00 Sunday 24th March 2019

Contemporary calligrapher Daniel Reeves, a Kiwi who produced the maps for the Lord of the Rings films, fashioned one of this world with his native land situated in the centre [Middle Earth] rather than tucked away in the bottom right.…

Usa
Is MLS upgrading its coaching talent in Tata Martino's wake?
15:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

Major League Soccer professed its ambition in its infancy. When Don Garber took over as commissioner in 1999, he said he hoped to grow MLS into a division that would rival Europe's elite.  His tactics have been both aggressive and…

Usa
Asked how they replace David Villa, NYCFC say you don't
17:00 Friday 8th February 2019

It's patently unfair to view any team that fails to dominate its league as not fully committed to their project. When you examine New York City FC, however, it's too easy to reach that conclusion. The franchise was born with a silver…

Opinion
Is Mo Salah hogging up all the class or isn't there enough to go around?
17:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

We like to romanticise sport. It's reassuring to believe football and other games bring out the best in mankind. Let's face it, though. It's been more than a decade since Mick Foley retired from professional wrestling and Mr Socko…

Usa
Will Atlanta United's MLS Cup be C-Beams glittering or tears in rain?
17:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

The MLS Cup plays tonight between Atlanta United and Portland Timbers at 8PM local time, 1AM in the UK. Don't roll your eyes at me. Fair is fair. You stayed up late [or came in early] for Tyson Fury; you can do the same for this title fight.…

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90 minutes to MLS Cup: Red Bulls need not apply
17:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

Major League Soccer's Conference Finals began on Sunday. Going into the first leg matches, the four teams hoping to reach the MLS Cup Final on Saturday, December 8th each had a script they wanted to follow. Two stories from the…

Usa
2018 MLS Cup Story draws nearer a conclusion with Conference Finals set
15:00 Wednesday 14th November 2018

While Real Madrid promoted their third B-team coach in as many years and Bayern Munich backed its struggling boss, while Manchester City proved it had more class on the pitch than Manchester United and a manager who would immediately correct…

Usa
Where would MLS rank among UEFA leagues?
18:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

From the 1890s through the 1960s, professional soccer in America consisted of either part-time players or full squads imported from Europe to stage short summer leagues. Then the North American Soccer League began to build momentum, crashing…

Usa
Is there one more oyster in Zlatan Ibrahimovic's world?
15:00 Monday 5th November 2018

Without culturally appropriating the big Swede who took London, Manchester, Paris, Milan, Turin and Amsterdam by storm, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a New York kind of guy. I have the old Frank Sinatra song in mind. "If you can make it there,…

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4 Players shattering the glass floor in Major League Soccer
17:00 Monday 29th October 2018

Height represents power in modern society. Where do rules derive? From on high. What is failure? Coming up short. Symbolism clashes with perceived realities, however. Surrounded by his imposing Imperial Guard, legend grew that Napoleon Bonaparte…