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  1. MLS notebook: Patience of TFC's Nelsen reaching its limits

    Jeff Carlisle

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Ryan Nelsen's career in professional soccer has taken him all over the world, from his native New Zealand to Stanford University to MLS and finally the English Premier League. Given such depth of experience, Nelsen is as qualif...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  2. MLS Notebook: Alan Gordon vows to make amends

    Jeff Carlisle

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As Alan Gordon walked onto the San Jose Earthquakes' practice field Wednesday, he was equal parts repentant and eager. On the one hand, he still felt the shame of dropping a homophobic slur on Portland Timbers midfielder Will J...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  3. Galaxy's stars pick right time to shine

    Jeff Carlisle

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After shooting blanks in the first leg of its Western Conference semifinal series against the San Jose Earthquakes, the Los Angeles Galaxy's big guns delivered when it mattered. And it was enough -- barely -- to subdue a game S...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  4. The one that got away from San Jose

    Jeff Carlisle

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It had been a little over an hour since the San Jose Earthquakes' season had ended in a 3-1 playoff defeat to the Los Angeles Galaxy. But already the Quakes' locker room was empty, save for the forlorn figure of Jon Busch. T...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  5. A crazy day for San Jose

    Jeff Carlisle

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Jose Earthquakes had plenty to celebrate on Sunday. Not only was ground broken on the team's long-awaited stadium project but the team got to celebrate its second Supporters Shield, breaking out the champagne after the ...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  6. U.S. Soccer -- Ike Opara's resurgence gives the U.S. U-23 team an...

    Jeff Carlisle

    The San Jose defender has endured some tough injuries, but his return to form gives the U.S. U-23 team what it was missing in defense on the eve of Olympic qualifying, Jeff Carlisle writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  7. L.A. Galaxy aren't in crisis mode -- yet

    Jeff Carlisle

    The L.A. Galaxy are struggling to stave off opponents early in games and are searching for scoring depth behind Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle. Is this really the same club that dominated the first half of the MLS season?

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2010
  8. Morales moves on from last year's lows

    Jeff Carlisle

    Javier Morales played a central role in Real Salt Lake's reaching the MLS Cup, but the end of 2009 was a bittersweet one for him. On Saturday, Morales was able to (emphatically) put any disappointment behind him, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2010
  9. Huckerby addition transforms the Earthquakes

    Jeff Carlisle

    An Englishman playing in MLS is carrying his team into playoff contention -- it's not David Beckham, but San Jose's Darren Huckerby, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2008
  10. Ballouchy likely to run Real Salt Lake attack

    Jeff Carlisle

    Real Salt Lake took Santa Clara midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy high in the draft with the intent to have him run the offense, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2006