Thursday, December 18, 2014

What can René Meulensteen bring to the Union?

Monday, November 17, 2014, 4:03 PM
Over the summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Kristan Heneage, who has covered English soccer for a range of outlets including, the New York Times, Sky Sports and ITV. We knew of each other's work from having appeared on Soccer Morning at various times, and Crwe finally crossed paths in person... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national team and other international friendlies

Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:51 AM
United States vs. Colombia 2:30 p.m. Friday (ESPN, UniMás) Jurgen Klinsmann takes the U.S. to Europe for a two-game swing that features a rare neutral-ground contest. First up is a trip to picturesque Craven Cottage in London. Fulham’s home stadium has been called home by many Americans... Read more

MLS Cup Playoffs Wrap: New England, Los Angeles storm into Conference Finals

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 11:05 PM
Sunday's twinbill of conference semiifinal second legs in the MLS Cup Playoffs produced two of the most imperious postseason performances we've seen in a long time. New England and Los Angeles simply steamrolled their opponents, Columbus and Salt Lake respectively, to book places in the Conference... Read more

MLS Cup Playoffs: New York Red Bulls reach Eastern Conference final

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 12:27 AM
WASHINGTON - The nearly 1,200 New York Red Bulls fans who traveled down to RFK Stadium on Saturday and the nearly 19,000 D.C. United fans who cheered on the home team all came through the turnstiles asking the same question: What if? For the former group, the question was asked out of confidence,... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS Playoffs, France's Classique

Friday, November 7, 2014, 9:48 AM
Chelsea at Liverpool 7:45 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN, mun2) Liverpool signed Mario Balotelli to be a superstar replacement for Luis Suárez. The Italian has brought a lot of sizzle - and controversy off the field - but very little steak. He has scored just two goals in 14 appearances in all competitions... Read more

MLS Cup Playoffs Wrap: Thierry Henry leads New York over D.C. to open conference semifinals

Monday, November 3, 2014, 6:44 AM
HARRISON, N.J. - You will read a lot of stories across the Internet today placing high praise for Thierry Henry in the context of this year potentially being his last in Major League Soccer. All that praise is certainly merited. But step back for a moment, and you will see a storyline that transcends... Read more

Games to Watch: MLS playoffs, Manchester derby, UEFA Champions League

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:41 AM
New England Revolution at Columbus Crew 4:00 p.m. Saturday (Univision Deportes) The conference semifinals in Major League Soccer’s playoffs begin with a matchup of dynamic midfields. American World Cup star Jermaine Jones has added steak to a Revs squad with plenty of sizzle in Lee Nguyen,... Read more

MLS shuts down Chivas USA, realigns conferences

Monday, October 27, 2014, 1:29 PM
Rumors about the potential demise of Chivas USA at the end of this season have been reported on repeatedly in recent weeks by a range of national media outlets. On Monday, Major League Soccer made it official. Chivas USA is indeed dead, and the league will have 20 teams next year. There will be a... Read more

After a disappointing season, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz faces winter full of questions

Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:48 AM
For as much as Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz has said publicly that he can brush off the heat aimed at him from fans, there's no doubt that he understands both the quantity and sharpness of the criticism that has come his way in recent weeks. He would not be human if it wasn't affecting him... Read more

MLS Wrap: Sounders win Supporters Shield, Whitecaps claim last playoff berth

Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:36 AM
A drama-filled last weekend of the MLS regular season saw the Seattle Sounders win their first Supporters' Shield, the Vancouver Whitecaps book the last spot in the playoffs, Chivas USA win what was likely their last ever game, and New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips tie the single-season scoring record... Read more
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