An Amazing Goal by Raul Ruidiaz

The Portland Timbers were just three minutes away from pulling off a thrilling upset and advancing to the MLS Western Conference Finals in Thursday’s match against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field.  My football betting strategies suggested that the Timbers were primed to win on the road, and I was correct thanks to Ruidiaz. …But […]

Columbus Crew, Ethan Finlay

Columbus Crew: Things are getting ugly

Things are getting ugly in Columbus.  For a team that traded away their star player only to have his backup and replacement score four goals in the last two games, including the first hat trick for the team in 12 years( are you freaking kidding???), the Crew are floundering badly. Averaging roughly one point per […]

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew: Same problems, different Kamaras

Over the past couple of weeks there has been no shortage of speculation in regards to the high profile trade of Kei Kamara from the Columbus Crew.  That is old news and thankfully the two matches since the trade have provided an opportunity to actually see the Columbus side ‘post Kamara’ (Kei that is). Unfortunately […]

Don Garber

FC Cincinnati a reminder that no MLS expansion slot is safe

Stateside of Soccer made note not long ago that the final places of Don Garber’s 28-team MLS seemed to be all filled up. At 20 teams as is, Atlanta and Minnesota make it 22 with Miami and LAFC set to make it 24. That leaves just four remaining slots that, with Sacramento and St. Louis […]

Kei Kamara, Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew: Does Kei Kamara trade make sense?

No. I could stop the article right there, but I guess I should elaborate.  After the Crew’s drive to the MLS cup final, I didn’t think Gregg Berhalter would make many changes to a team that seemed to really click in the second half of the year.  Bringing in new players can often disrupt the […]

Columbus Crew: Frustration beginning to boil over

As Justin Meram fell to the ground in the Montreal penalty box on Saturday I can tell you from personal experience that the mood was high.  Even with all recent memory pointing to the contrary, the Crew were about to get a fourth goal against the Eastern conference leaders just eight minutes into the second […]

Kevin Molino, Orlando City

Orlando City have simple solution to bypass Kaka absence

Orlando City SC has been all over the place this MLS season. One minute they are beating the reigning MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers 4-1, the next moment they are relying on two fortunate goals to make a 3-2 loss to the New York Red Bulls look a lot closer than it really is. On […]

Justin Meram, Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew can find consistency in finishing

It took longer than most would have expected and certainly would have liked, but Columbus got their first victory of the season two weeks ago and duly followed it up this week with their second of the campaign against a 10-man Houston Dynamo. The old adage “a win is a win” certainly reigns true here, […]

Sebastian Giovinco

Sebastian Giovinco’s potential Italy call monumental for MLS

For quite some time now, the ‘Yankee’ brand of soccer that MLS produces has not been too highly viewed by the more ‘established’ countries that are of the belief that since they’ve done it longer, they must do it better. Style and flair does mean everything, after all. Just ask the redcoats that so stylishly […]

Ethan Finlay, Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew: Sputtering start solvable with Ethan Finlay

The Columbus Crew are one of those teams raising eyebrows thus far into the year. Going into the Saturday night match up with New York City FC, they sit dead last in the East, winless, and with the fewest goals scored of any other team (3). It’s a poor position to be in (obviously), but […]