Why You Should Support MLS

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The English Premier League is arguably the best soccer league in the world.  The world’s greatest players, greatest managers, greatest fans, and the greatest traditions all reside within the EPL.  It is hard to argue the point that on the pitch, there are any better options to watch as the casual fan.  However, as a […] READ MORE



MLS 3.0: Making MLS Work in Miami

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The following is a collaboration of Matt Pollard (Twitter) and Alec F. Rivera (Twitter) With expansion announced in Minneapolis, Making MLS Work in Miami takes on new significance. With Major League Soccer poised to reach the 24-team threshold a couple years early, Making MLS Work in Miami has taken on a sense of urgency. As […] READ MORE


Charitable Football Players: David Beckham

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Whenever one reads about the latest football player donating a sum of money to a charitable cause, one can’t help but cynically question his — or his publicist’s — motives. In an age where players are earning up to £300,000 per week, there is growing resentment from fans who can’t relate to the ever-climbing astronomical wages being commanded […] READ MORE


Beckham's Return to LA Would Have Been Everything

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Timing is everything in business and it would have been everything in LA. Los Angeles’ second MLS team went through a drastic change this week, while their first team, the LA Galaxy, prepared for their 16th playoff run as crosstown rivals Chivas USA prepared to enter the history books. On Monday, October 27th the league […] READ MORE



US Soccer: Is it Here to Stay?

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US Soccer has a chequered history, it must be said. From the glitzy 1970’s days of Pele, Bobby Moore, Franz Beckenbauer and the New York Cosmos to the current and expanding Major League Soccer, never before has football – as we know it here in England – been so popular across the pond, but I ask this […] READ MORE


MLS 3.0 Series: MLS History 2.0 (2006-Present)

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The story of Major League Soccer is the story of the growth of association football in the United States in the years after the United States Soccer Federation was awarded the right to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup. In the years since the league’s inception the sport has grown to a level never before […] READ MORE


The Wins Column: Expansion Crossroads

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And then there was one. With Wednesday’s announcement that the City of Atlanta has been awarded an MLS expansion franchise, the league is now just one team away from reaching Commissioner Don Garber’s magic number of 24. That is, of course, assuming that David Beckham’s Miami franchise gets off the ground, which they will upon […] READ MORE


The Wins Column: Beckham A Pioneer Once Again

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On Wednesday, many months of speculation were put to rest, as it was announced that soccer legend David Beckham had bought the rights to an MLS expansion team to play out of Miami. The announcement was made in Miami by Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, standing alongside both Beckham and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos […] READ MORE