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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
Pulisic not the key to USMNT success for new boss Berhalter
17:00 Monday 17th December 2018

It was my birthday yesterday [thank you] and Christmas is just around the corner. As a Manchester United fan who is at least half-American, however, the past few years brought a new appreciation for that old Rolling Stones ditty, You Can't…

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.…

Usa
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
7 better choices than Gregg Berhalter for USMNT manager
17:00 Thursday 15th November 2018

It's coming up on 400 days since Bruce Arena resigned as the United States Men's National Team manager. U21 boss Dave Sarachan minds the store in the interim. This international break features field trips to Wembley for Wayne Rooney's…

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,…

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
It's crunchtime as Major League Soccer gears up for the playoffs
17:00 Sunday 28th October 2018

European leagues just entered the quarter-turn in their campaigns. MLS, on the other hand, prepares for the final week in its regular season. When operating a sporting competition in North America, the term ‘regular’ is a necessary…

Usa
Gerardo Martino says, 'Gracias, pero no gracias' to Atlanta United extension
17:00 Thursday 25th October 2018

Many things are coming to the United States: the mid-term elections, a caravan of Central American refugees, the MLS Cup. One person is leaving. He's Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino. European football fans know him as the manager who…

Usa
Mr Rooney goes to Washington II: Red Devil ravages MLS
17:42 Wednesday 24th October 2018

Wayne Rooney was a Manchester United man. A Scouser, his career began at Everton but as United's all-time scorer, he will always be a North-West Red no matter what some may feel. When he no longer suited needs at Old Trafford, he donned…

Womens Football
CONCACAF Women Championship, aka Don't feed the Americans
16:30 Sunday 14th October 2018

It’s hard to look past the Americans in terms of women’s football. Right, then. See you next time. In all seriousness, there's no avoiding the fact the USWNT is a blue whale in the North and Central American and Caribbean koi…

Usa
2 Manchester United stars with 2 points to make in MLS
17:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United for the 2016/17 season, he expressed willingness to form a strike partnership with Wayne Rooney. I said many years ago the perfect partner for a striker is Wayne Rooney. He works not only for…

Usa
Will the USSF fool us again?
17:00 Sunday 30th September 2018

The Who released ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again on their 1971 album Who’s Next? It's a cynical summation of the era's civil rights and anti-war movements. People who lived through it often look back with pride, thinking change…