Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City becoming their own worst enemy

Sporting Kansas City lost again. Just when we all thought that they were out of the woods. KC came out and completely dominated Orlando City in the previous match week, out-shooting Kaka’s toothless Lions 34-7. They came away with a 2-1 win, only surrendering on an own goal. But then again, that performance wasn’t really […]

The Cascadia Cup: Forged in the Pacific Northwest

The Cascadia Cup was created via the shear will of organized fan groups of the Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps, and Seattle Sounders. Originally this competition started in 2004 in the North American Soccer League. How much more grass root soccer can you get? The rules are simple; the Timbers play every Northwest team three times each. […]

Landon Donovan, USMNT

USMNT: Landon Donovan exile could be long-term success

So, it’s been awhile since Landon Donovan has been a mainstay in the United States’ soccer world. He used to be it. The bees knees, the hub, the captain, the everything. Landon Donovan embodied United States soccer. And then Jurgen Klinsmann came down hard on Donovan’s lack of fitness and left him out of the […]

Kekuta Manneh, Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps: Kekuta Manneh destined for USMNT

Kekuta Manneh is arguably the biggest reason why the Vancouver Whitecaps have returned to contending. In his past five matches, the left sided winger has scored two goals and added two assists. In those five games, the Whitecaps are 3-1-1, with the three wins coming in matches where Manneh contributed to a goal. So you […]

Philadelphia Union, C.J. Sapong

Fafa Picault USMNT call not as shocking as accompanying snub

Fafa Picault is certainly not a household name. The American-born Haitian is perhaps one of the biggest ‘who?’ call-ups in recent USMNT history. He quite literally came out of nowhere when he popped up as one of the seven players not on the preliminary roster to be invited to the team’s Miami training camp. The […]

Copa America

USMNT must beware of Costa Rica’s Joel Campbell

Being drawn into the Group of Death – again – didn’t do the United States any favors in the Copa America. Obviously. Colombia and Costa Rica are obviously the two deadliest opponents but Paraguay are no pushovers either. This is South America after all. There aren’t many weaknesses. But this public service announcement pertains to […]

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes

Chris Wondolowski’s goals against Real Sociedad huge for USA

One thing that has always been said about the recent form of the San Jose Earthquakes is that they are incredibly consistent. They are an all-around good side. They are rarely ever bad and they are equally rarely ever great. They are nice and good. Right in the thick of any given playoff hunt and […]

Copa América Centenario: Preview for the 45th installment

This is a series delving into the passion and flair that makes the Copa América a worthy tournament of the sport we love. We hope through the succession of these articles you find joy in the tillage of the tournament and discover what makes soccer, fútbol. Please consider reading the series in order, it’ll make […]

FC Dallas, Mauro Diaz

FC Dallas away woes centered on Mauro Diaz

FC Dallas have been pretty reliant on Mauro Diaz this year and that reliance is only exemplified by their inability to procure results on the road. FC Dallas hit a rough spot. They lost three games in a row after establishing themselves as the powerhouse of MLS. They were making short work of everything and […]

Toronto FC

Toronto FC: Mo Babouli can render Altidore obsolete

Mo Babouli is a unique case. There is a lot of hype and hubbub that he can be a major force in Toronto for years to come. Yet, he is still rather obsolete in the grand scheme of things. He doesn’t even have a profile. But that’s okay because we will tell you all […]

New York City FC, New York Red Bulls

New York City FC: MLS united New York City by dividing it

MLS has been making a point to establish rivalries with their recent expansions. No expansion exemplifies that more than New York City FC. Ever since the inception of the league, New York has had a major part to play. Although, to be fair, it had always been a case like in the NFL, where the […]

Shkelzen Gashi, Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids: Shkelzen Gashi demonstrating checks and balances

The Colorado Rapids made major adjustments this off-season and at some point in time, all of their major acquisitions have been carrying the team. Currently, it is Shkelzen Gashi’s turn. The Albanian had a slow start to the season despite bringing over two straight seasons of being the Swiss Super League’s golden boot winner. There […]

New York City FC

NYCFC slowly turning the corner under Patrick Vieira

New York City FC are currently enjoying their best form under new head coach Patrick Vieira and perhaps the best form of the expansion club’s entire existence. After defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps, Portland Timbers and D.C. United, Vieira’s boys in blue have catapulted themselves to first place in the beleaguered eastern conference. The rookie head coach seems […]

Benny Feilhaber, Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City midfield figured it out

Sporting Kansas City broke out of their slump in a major way against Orlando City. Despite only scoring two goals, the Midwesterners fired 34 shots, 13 of which were on target. They witnessed a creative burst from their midfielders that amounted to 18 chances created from their five midfielders. After griping about their creative midfield […]

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 […]