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  1. About Last Weekend: Farewell to the Cup

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out how to drink out of a solid gold soccer ball, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: Mario Götze's extra-time strike gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina in a tens...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. The Designated Player: The Not Top 10 of MLS 2013

    Graham Parker

    If you're not sick of top 10s of the year by this time, you should be. Fun as they are, most sane people find them as appetizing as turkey right now. I'm going to try not to add to the glut and instead, by way of marking the new year, share just a fe...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  3. The Designated Player: Mike Petke Supports His Local Team, Part 2...

    Graham Parker

    In Part 1, Mike Petke discussed the cultural change that had allowed him to become Red Bulls head coach and his attempt to once more change the culture of the team to one that was more "accountable." When you hear Mike Petke talk about accountabil...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  4. The Designated Player: The Return of Thierry Henry's Inner Monolo...

    Graham Parker

    On Monday night, FIFA 14 dropped with a big party in New York, DJed by Swizz Beatz and featuring Drake playing Tim Cahill in a rap-soccer-thumb-dexterity mash-up. But at the end of the night, as the last reveler exited the building clutching their fr...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  5. Are More People Watching MLS in Person or on Television?

    Noah Davis

    Soccer viewership on English-language stations in the United States is growing. Last week's match between the U.S. and Mexico drew a 1.6 overnight rating and 2.39 million viewers on ESPN, more than double the previous high for a World Cup qualifier o...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  6. The Designated Player vs. MLS Rivalry Week

    Graham Parker

    Never let it be said that the Designated Player backs down from a fight. Whether it's demanding that The European cuts a few of the makeweights to bump my salary up to a living (large) wage, or calling out my rookie left back on Twitter ("@genericclo...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  7. The Designated Player: The Scottish Play, Andy Roxburgh, and the ...

    Graham Parker

    "Oh, he talks to himself, aye?" Andy Roxburgh is talking about Bruce Arena. He's not been at New York Red Bulls long, but it appears the new Sporting Director may have already been asked one too many times about the management model at the Los Ang...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  8. The Designated Player: The Damned Polite (Notes on MLS 'Access')

    Graham Parker

    "(The American) is always in the mood to move on ... He is devoured with a passion for movement, he cannot stay in one place; he must go and come, he must stretch his limbs and keep his muscles in play. When his feet are not in motion, his fingers mu...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  9. The Designated Player: At the MLS Draft Combine

    Graham Parker

    "It was tough out there on the wing — that side of the field is really hard. I think they use it for cricket ... " I'm talking to a young hopeful at the MLS Combine, the selection trials for the SuperDraft, after he has dragged himself off t...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  10. The Designated Player: 2012 MLS Awards

    Graham Parker

    Sorry about that. I dropped my pen. It's been a funny few weeks with Hurricanes, snowstorms, Beckhams, and playoffs in my part of the world, not to mention the three days I spent in a darkened room as I processed the concept of Gerard Butler as a ...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  11. The Designated Player: Thierry Henry's Internal Monologue

    Graham Parker

    Forget Opta chalkboards, Adidas MiCoach sensors, and electronic goal line monitoring — as technological innovations coming to U.S. soccer go, this is the big one. At a secret Manhattan launch event last Tuesday night, held for a select group of...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  12. The Designated Player: The Curious Case of Peter Wilt

    Graham Parker

    I like to think that somewhere in deepest Wisconsin there's an equivalent of the Bat Signal, but bearing the logo of the defunct Miami Fusion. It's linked by Bluetooth to the Big Soccer message boards, and now and again, in cases of dire emergency, e...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  13. The Future of U.S. Soccer: Homegrown Players

    Andrew Lewellen

    In the fourth in a series of posts on the future of U.S. soccer, Andrew Lewellen looks at Major League Soccer's hotly debated Homegrown Player rule. For Part I of the series, on the recent changes in high school and youth soccer, click here. For Part...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  14. Galaxy-Red Bulls Preview: Goodbye David Beckham?


    The return leg of the Western Conference semifinal playoff series between the New York Red Bulls and Los Angeles Galaxy is easily the most interesting game that will be played in the history of the league (11 pm EST, ESPN2). I know you might be tired...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  15. The Klinsmann Variations

    Chris Ryan

    The U.S. men's national soccer team drew with its rival, Mexico, 1-1 in an international friendly on Wednesday night at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. The game might have ended in a tie, but in the hands of new USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann, ...

    Blog | August 11, 2011