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Old is new again in MLS management
17:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

Youth has been the buzzword in football recently, perhaps in all team sports. Energy, athleticism, work rate and input formed up behind it to compose a new ethos for professional competitions. Knowledge, experience and efficiency suddenly counted…

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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…

Usa
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…

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
How World Cup impacts MLS' competitive balance
17:00 Tuesday 5th June 2018

Competitive balance is at the heart of European football leagues. All the top divisions conduct regular seasons in which each team plays every other, home and away. No club has an easier road to their league title than another. Major League…

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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 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…

Champions League
Advantage Guadalajara
17:00 Tuesday 24th April 2018

As my colleague recently wrote, there is more than one Champions League. In fact, there’s one for each confederation, including Asia, South America as well as North and Central America. We concentrate on the latter as the competition…

Usa
MLS Weekend Review: A Scot with a temper? No, couldn't be.
21:00 Monday 23rd April 2018

Another full slate of 11 Major League Soccer matches took place over the weekend, one Friday, eight on Saturday, and the remaining pair on Sunday around tea time. Let me catch you up. Three Stars 3. Chris Mueller -- Orlando City went shopping…

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MLS Grab Bag, Week 8: The league lawyers up and Patrick Vieira wonders whether you can ever go home?
21:31 Friday 20th April 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s eighth edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. You think VAR is bad? Columbus Crew and Major League Soccer…

Usa
MLS Weekend Review: Toronto FC prioritise CONCACAF Champions League
21:30 Monday 16th April 2018

Another full slate of Major League Soccer action took place over the weekend. Seven Saturday matches squeezed between two apiece on Friday and Sunday. Let me catch you up. Three Stars 3. Bradley Wright-Phillips -- The New York Red Bulls couldn’t…

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
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…

Other Tournaments
American sport can teach the Premier League a trick or two
11:00 Tuesday 10th April 2018

Football is the most popular and watched sport in the world. A high percentage of audiences watch the action here in England and the Premier League, even in the US, where football is something else entirely and soccer struggles to get…

Usa
MLS Grab Bag, Week 6: On Brazilian holidays and more Zlatan
13:00 Friday 6th April 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s sixth edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. On Tap Major League Soccer has eight matches on the docket…