Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Philadelphia Union 2015 player salaries as of July 17

Monday, July 20, 2015, 12:46 PM
Updated Monday, July 20 with a few minor corrections: the number of players in the pool and the amount of Real Salt Lake's payroll. TORONTO - This year's initial release of salary data by the Major League Soccer Players Union was delayed until official ratification of the new collective bargaining... Read more

A big next step for women's soccer: joining FIFPro's global players union

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:10 PM
The Women's World Cup is over. The confetti from the New York parade has been picked up. The Sports Illustrated commemoratives are on the newsstands, and by the time you read this might already be gone. Now what? Just because the spotlight fades doesn't mean the game goes away. And just because the... Read more

Celebrating Carli Lloyd and the Women's World Cup

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 8:59 PM
Many of you know that during the Women's World Cup, I hosted a series of podcasts for Backheel.com called A Women's World Cup Home Companion. Below you'll find an index of all seven episodes. And if you keep scrolling, you'll find something else pretty cool that I'm happy to share with everyone. Episode... Read more

American Outlaws bridge one of women's soccer's most infamous divides

Monday, June 15, 2015, 7:03 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - I have written many first-person stories on here over the years, but with just a few rare exceptions, I've kept my own experiences as a soccer fan to myself. This post is going to be one of those exceptions. I hope you don't mind. And it's going to be a long exception... Read more

MLS Wrap: New York Red Bulls win first Hudson River Derby

Monday, May 11, 2015, 2:01 AM
HARRISON, N.J. - It was clear from the moment the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC took the field for pregame warmups that Sunday's inaugural Hudson River Derby was going to be something special. More importantly, it was a a sign that the occasion was going to be something real. So much of... Read more

Jim Curtin confirms Rais Mbolhi won't play for Union anymore

Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:22 PM
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Spending time in Major League Soccer's most northwestern outpost naturally puts visitors at ease. This city's pristine waterfronts, abundant greenery and dramatic mountains make for a superb backdrop to a buzzing hive of modern urbanity. Jim Curtin and the Union are in sore need... Read more

MLS national TV ratings rising so far in 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:03 PM
With ESPN coming to PPL Park for the first time this year on Sunday, it's a good time to check in with the network to see how things are going in the first season of Major League Soccer's new big-money TV deal. To do that, I spent a few minutes chatting with Amy Rosenfeld, ESPN's senior coordinating... Read more

Carli Lloyd not taking her third World Cup for granted

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 4:10 PM
Carli Lloyd has played in two World Cups, two Olympics and 10 Algarve Cups. Her decade-long career with the U.S. national team has included 192 caps, 63 goals, 32 assists and countless memories on and off the field. But for as much change as there has been in women's soccer during that time, two things... Read more

NBC takes its Premier League studio coverage to England this weekend

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 9:27 PM
You have probably seen by now that NBC is taking its Premier League studio team across the Atlantic this weekend, for three days of live shows from cities and stadiums across England. I recently caught up with Pierre Moossa, the network's lead soccer producer, to chat about what the undertaking will... Read more

NASL commissioner Bill Peterson sets out league’s present, future goals

Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:36 PM
This post was updated on May 27 and 28, 2015, with new information on the relationship between Traffic Sports and the NASL. North American Soccer League commissioner Bill Peterson is one of the most outspoken people in the continent's soccer community. He is never shy about his goals for his league... Read more
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