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  1. Figuring out the curious case of Eddie Johnson

    Jeff Carlisle

    A World Cup year seems an inopportune time for a player to take up residency with a different club. There are new teammates and coaches with whom to become acquainted, and there are no guarantees that any semblance of chemistry or success will be...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  2. MLS Superdraft winners and losers

    Jeff Carlisle

    PHILADELPHIA -- There's a dichotomy at work when it comes to drafts. There's the instant gratification part where an attempt is made to judge precisely how well each team fared even though a ball has yet to be kicked. But as is the case with all ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  3. Salt Lake's edge to be tested by Portland's home advantage

    Jeff Carlisle

    The second leg of the Western Conference finals (9 p.m. ET Sunday, ESPN and WatchESPN) looks to be a case study in reverse psychology. Real Salt Lake, winners of the first leg 4-2, is riding a wave of confidence. The return of Chris Schuler has d...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  4. Can the L.A. Galaxy make it three in a row?

    Jeff Carlisle

    The Los Angeles Galaxy's approach to this year's postseason is simple: Ignore the past, and then let history three-peat itself. Normally, such an attitude reveals an inability to learn from previous lessons. But in the case of the Galaxy, it make...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  5. MLS Playoffs: Five burning postseason questions

    Jeff Carlisle

    A strong case can be made that the just-concluded MLS regular season was the most compelling ever. Granted, there were times when grinding through the campaign was like being asked to make 34 trips to an all-you-can-eat buffet, whether you wanted...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  6. Besler and Gonzalez make case for the defense

    Jeff Carlisle

    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Heading into Friday's World Cup qualifier against Jamaica, plenty of brows were furrowed over the recent performances of the U.S. defense, in particular center backs Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler. The two previous games had seen ...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  7. espnW -- Team-by-team previews for National Women's Soccer League...

    Jeff Carlisle

    With excitement building and the first National Women's Soccer League matches set to take place this weekend, here's where the eight teams stand.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2013
  8. Rico Clark takes his third chance at MLS Cup

    Jeff Carlisle

    Saturday's MLS Cup final will be Ricardo Clark's third trip to the league's championship match, but it will be the first time he'll get to play. Given how infrequently second -- or, in this case, third -- chances come around in life, Clark has every ...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  9. McInerney rides the ragged edge

    Jeff Carlisle

    Jack McInerney has had the kind of season that could induce a permanent case of motion sickness. The Philadelphia Union forward began the year experiencing the low of being an afterthought to then-manager Peter Nowak. When Nowak was fired he felt the...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  10. David Beckham's one-game suspension not enough -- Jeff Carlisle -...

    Jeff Carlisle

    MLS did the right thing in suspending David Beckham for his actions against the Quakes and referee Hilario Grajeda, but one game wasn't enough, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  11. U.S. soccer -- Eric Wynalda and Cal FC aim high in the U.S. Open ...

    Jeff Carlisle

    The outspoken figure of Eric Wynalda has been rebuffed for years in his bid for a move into U.S. Soccer or MLS management, but with a small amateur side from Southern California, he's making plenty of waves, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  12. Five who are on the MLS hot seat in 2012 -- Jeff Carlisle

    Jeff Carlisle

    The 2012 MLS season is just getting underway, but there are five folks -- a mix of players and managers -- who are already on the hot seat, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  13. Where does Benny Feilhaber fit in with the U.S. national team? --...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Finding room for Feilhaber in the U.S. national team is a problem Jurgen Klinsmann has yet to solve.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  14. MLS playoffs preview -- Business end of Western Conference semifi...

    Jeff Carlisle

    While Seattle will need a major miracle to overturn a 3-0 deficit against RSL, New York heads into Los Angeles down 1-0 on aggregate, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  15. MLS playoffs -- Five thoughts on the action so far -- Jeff Carlis...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Jeff Carlisle has five thoughts on the MLS playoff action so far.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2011
  16. Robbie Keane will have big impact in L.A. -- Jeff Carlisle -- soc...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Robbie Keane should have a big impact at L.A. Galaxy, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2011