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  1. Carlisle: Bob Bradley aims to prove himself in Norway

    Jeff Carlisle

    Bob Bradley has always been about knocking down barriers, whether it was leading the expansion Chicago Fire to an MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup in 1998, managing the U.S. national team into the final of the Confederations Cup in 2009, or becoming coach o...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  2. Picking Don Garber's brain on MLS expansion, salary cap and Beckh...

    Jeff Carlisle

    The skies are gray outside the hotel suite of MLS commissioner Don Garber. But the league's future is as bright as it has ever been. Eight years ago, the league embarked on an expansion initiative that saw it chasing investors and suitable markets. N...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  3. MLS coaching changes coming thick and fast

    Jeff Carlisle

    The MLS coaching carousel has turned into a tilt-a-whirl. Since Sept. 1, four MLS coaches have been fired. A fifth, Montreal Impact manager Marco Schallibaum, is reported to be walking the plank, soon to be replaced by legendary defender Alessand...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  4. Young player retention an ongoing puzzle for MLS

    Jeff Carlisle

    The recent unveiling of MLSSoccer.com's 24 Under 24 list highlighted what has been evident for some time, that MLS has become fertile ground for attracting and developing young players. Without question, the presence of budding stars like the Por...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  5. MVP race: Five who have shaped their teams

    Jeff Carlisle

    Fall is upon us, and as such the stretch run for the MLS regular season has commenced at last, with just six weeks left. And while there are plenty of key matches still to be played, enough games have gone in the books to get a sense of which player ...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  6. Donovan sets the Gold standard

    Jeff Carlisle

    CHICAGO - The 2013 Gold Cup will be remembered as the competition in which Landon Donovan resurrected his international career, and with good reason. His goal scoring, passing and movement were devastating to the point that he was the overwhelm...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  7. No Klinsmann, no worries as U.S. lifts Gold Cup

    Jeff Carlisle

    CHICAGO -- Even with Jurgen Klinsmann suspended, the United States' golden touch with substitutes continued and now, the Americans are Gold Cup champions after beating Panama 1-0. Brek Shea scored the game's only goal just minutes after coming on...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  8. Panama, no Klinsmann offer first real U.S. challenge

    Jeff Carlisle

    CHICAGO -- The biggest challenge for the U.S. men's national team in this Gold Cup has been, well, finding a challenge. The Americans have won all five of their games in the tournament, burying their opponents by a combined score of 19-4 with only Co...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  9. Carlisle: U.S. finally has a Gold Cup challenge

    Jeff Carlisle

    CHICAGO -- The biggest challenge for the U.S. men's national team in this Gold Cup has been, well, finding a challenge. The Americans have won all five of their games in the tournament, burying their opponents by a combined score of 19-4 with only Co...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  10. Jeff Carlisle's MLS Midseason Awards

    Jeff Carlisle

    Halfway through the 2013 regular season, it's clear that MLS has lived up to its reputation for unpredictability. The team with the most points per game, the Montreal Impact, not only didn't make the playoffs last year but has bucked a considerable s...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  11. Rogers to make history while the Fire get a steal

    Jeff Carlisle

    Robbie Rogers is a professional soccer player again, and he is poised to make American sports history. What this means for the future of Rogers and the teams involved is wide open with possibilities. The Los Angeles Galaxy acquired Rogers' rights ...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  12. MLS notebook: The Rogers tampering question and Rapids afloat

    Jeff Carlisle

    As Robbie Rogers trained for the first time since announcing last February that he is gay, the excitement generated was palpable, as it was just the latest sign that after previously announcing his retirement, the former Columbus Crew midfielder migh...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  13. Five thoughts on MLS season's first five weeks

    Jeff Carlisle

    Throughout its history, MLS has been a league that has made the likes of John Edward and the Amazing Kreskin tremble in fear. Predicting which teams will rise and fall each season has proven to be an almost impossible task, and so far 2013 is no diff...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  14. A small step forward for Heaps, Revs

    Jeff Carlisle

    New England's 1-0 win at Chicago last Saturday wasn't the prettiest of performances. But it was also the kind of gritty, tight MLS game the team too often lost last year. That the Revs held on could be traced to the increased level of steel in the Ne...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  15. MLS Playoffs: Power Rankings

    Jeff Carlisle

    The MLS Cup playoffs have produced all manner of champions over the years. There have been teams like the 2008 Columbus Crew, whose regular-season dominance translated seamlessly into a championship. Then there was the 2005 Los Angeles Galaxy, who fr...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  16. MLS Notebook -- Le Toux in Philly and a goalkeeper dilemma in Chi...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Sebastien Le Toux returns to Philadelphia this weekend, Kenny Cooper settles in New York, good news for Toronto FC's defense and rumblings of a goalkeeper dilemma in Chicago, writes Jeff Carlisle in this week's MLS Notebook.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2012