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Who Has Been the MLS Coach of the Year?

For the first time in a few years, the race for MLS Coach of the Year has been pretty hotly contested. With so many historic losers having good years, it seems to me that there is a multitude of individuals who could hear their named called at the season’s conclusion. Who should get it for 2008? [...]

NE Revolution Top L.A. Galaxy

I turned on Sky Sports this morning and the lead headline was that the New England Revolutuon had beaten David Beckham and the L.A. Galaxy 2-1 in a battle of the top teams in MLS. I must admit, I almost fell of my chair when I saws the headline. Here are the game summaries from [...]

Rapids’ Erpen Worthy of Praise

The Colorado Rapids and the Houston Dynamo play this Saturday in an important match up for both teams. Colorado (3-3) sits in first place in the MLS Western standings five points ahead of Houston. The Rapids’ solid start to the 2008 season can be attributed to many factors. Chief among them has been the play [...]

MLS Power Rankings: Week 3

MLS Power Rankings [04/14] Chicago Fire [last week 4]: Last week I warned that if Barrett played well, the rest of the East would be toast. Well, a lone goal by Barrett lifted the Fire to the top of the league standings and to the top of these power rankings. Colorado Rapids [last week 5]: The Rapids defense is perhaps the best [...]

The Reds Ink Former MVP Guevara

On Wednesday, Mo Johnston and Toronto FC signed former MLS MVP Amado Guevara after negotiating for his rights from Chivas USA. Likely intended to he the offensive ying to Maurice Edu’s defensive yang, Guevara provides Toronto, perhaps the league’s worst offensive team, with some much needed attacking help. Guevara’s MLS career has involved many accolades, but it has [...]

MLS Players Union Releases Salaries

For the second straight year, the MLS Players Union has released the salaries of its members to the public. After looking at the numbers, its fair to say that Jeremy Barlow’s buddies won’t be asking him to pick up any bar tabs anytime soon. The 2008 Mr. Irrelevant makes a paltry $12,900 a year. No, [...]

MLS Power Rankings: Week 2

MLS Power Rankings (04/07) DC United (last week 1): You win 4-1, you stay #1. No questions asked. Chivas USA (last week 2): Special K is perhaps one of the brightest young talents, if not the brightest young talent, in the entire league. The Goats did what they were supposed to against RSL. Kansas City [...]

ESPN2 Primetime Thursday Kicks Off

ESPN2’s coverage of Major League Soccer kicks off tonight, and I couldn’t be jollier. I can actually watch the games at home tonight instead of going to the local soccer pub, which is nice, if for no other reason than I can imbibe as freely as I like and not have to call the wife for [...]

MLS Power Rankings: Week 1

MLS Power Rankings (04/02) DC United (last week 2): How do you lose and move up one spot? Well, DCU’s performance against KC was not as bad as the score sheet indicated. If not for a questionable offsides penalty, DCU would have evened things in the second half and may have escaped from a very [...]

Ruud Awakening

The Colorado Rapids had just about the worst offense in the league last season. They finished dead last in the West in goals scored. They also averaged less than one goal a game, a feat matched only by newbie Toronto FC. It wasn’t just last year either.  The Rapids have played great D for years, but they’ve [...]