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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…

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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…

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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…

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MLS Weekend Review: Revenge of the Set Piece
22:03 Monday 30th April 2018

Another Major League Soccer match day is in the books. Let me catch you up. Three Stars 3. Kevin Kratz -- Atlanta United are the Liverpool/Borussia Dortmund of MLS. They will hit you on the counter all day long. If anyone tries to tell you…

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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…

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MLS Grab Bag, Week 3: League tears down Trump's wall
14:00 Friday 16th March 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s third edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. Tear down the wall The USSF has been slow to act on the…

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Getting sacked gives you Wings
10:00 Monday 5th March 2018

Major League Soccer kicked off its 23rd season this weekend. In a move that catered to any numerologists among its fan base, the league also debuted its 23rd franchise. Los Angeles FC journeyed up to Puget Sound to open its inaugural season…

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MLS Grab Bag: Opening Day
17:00 Friday 2nd March 2018

Welcome to the MLS Grab Bag. Every Friday, I’ll be previewing the weekend’s action and commenting on any notable developments from the preceding week. There will be some regular features as well, such as a power ranking for the…

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Morris the pity
16:00 Friday 2nd March 2018

With the news Seattle Sounders have shelved young star Jordan Morris for 2018 following a cruciate ligament injury, it seems MLS will not have its own Wayne Rooney. A Jack Wilshere is more like it. Sounders were in El Salvador last week for…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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MLS Conference Finals: Only one team with no 1st leg to stand on
16:46 Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Major League Soccer’s conference final first legs took place on Tuesday evening because that’s how MLS rolls. Apparently, the league would rather piggyback the UEFA Champions League, which most of its audience must save on DVR to…

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MLS Conference semifinal hokey pokey: Put your first leg in
16:00 Wednesday 1st November 2017

Sunday through Tuesday, the first legs in the four MLS conference semifinals took place. Here's a quick review for each seeded fixture. SundayWestern Conference#3 Vancouver Whitecaps 0-0 #2 Seattle SoundersTo be fair, only two franchises averaged…

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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.