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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
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…

Usa
Has MLS stymied Zlatan's trophy mojo?
17:00 Sunday 16th September 2018

A Saturday night tilt pitting the reigning Major League Soccer champions against the league’s most-crowned franchise ought to be a marquee matchup. Instead, it was akin to rubbernecking a 22-car pileup on the QEW. That’s Canadian…

Stadiums
Pique, Giovinco, Ibra file 'class action suit' over insufficient grounds
15:00 Wednesday 29th August 2018

Major League Soccer plays a summer schedule, UEFA in the winter but players on either side of the North Atlantic share a common aversion to artificial turf. Not only do they prefer a natural surface, they expect groundskeepers to maintain their…

Usa
MLS Grab Bag, Week 9: #TorontoStrong but not quite strong enough
16:00 Friday 27th April 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s ninth edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. Horseshoes and hand grenades Wednesday was not a good night…

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What do you mean there is more than one Champions League?
20:30 Wednesday 11th April 2018

Tuesday was a vintage evening for UEFA Champions League football. Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool brought tragedy in so many different threes to Manchester City. Third loss in a row for the Sky Blues. First time a rival has beaten Mourinho three…

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Seeing Red in the CONCACAF Champions League
19:00 Wednesday 4th April 2018

In most American sports, stadiums and arenas are built with separate routes from field to locker room for each club. A long history of ugly confrontations between players during intermissions and after games mandated the practice. Football…

Usa
MLS Weekend Review: Don't mess with the Zlatan!
13:00 Monday 2nd April 2018

On Friday and Saturday, Major League Soccer staged its first full fixture list this season. Eleven matches involving every MLS team except FC Dallas took place. There was a proportionate boost in noteworthy performances as well. So, I’m…

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…

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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…

Usa
Hobbled Jozy Altidore brings MLS Cup final back to Toronto's BMO Field
18:06 Thursday 30th November 2017

Inexorable. That’s the word that ultimately describes Toronto FC’s journey to a second consecutive MLS Cup final. Given the manner in which the Reds ran away with the Supporters Shield, it shouldn’t be. A twelve point gap…

America
Jose Altuve, Sebastian Giovinco: Coming up short
16:00 Saturday 4th November 2017

Reaching the MLS Cup or World Series is a tall order. Yet, in 2017, shorties Jose Altuve and Sebastian Giovinco have led the way in their respective sports. Much to Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey's chagrin, Americans are combating their…

America
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…

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.

America
Top MVP candidates in MLS
18:30 Thursday 19th October 2017

The official most valuable player (MVP) list includes 53 players, representing 21 of the league's 22 teams. Los Angeles Galaxy is the only side without a candidate, and deservedly so. The LA-based franchise has been a massive disappointment…