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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The Columbus aura is undeniable in U.S. soccer lore

    Jeff Carlisle

    To get an idea of just how Crew Stadium became the epicenter of home World Cup qualifiers between the U.S. and Mexico, one has to go back in time a little bit. On Feb. 15, 1998, Eddie Pope was lining up with his U.S. teammates, getting ready to take ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  4. Will firing Warzycha help Columbus turn the corner?

    Jeff Carlisle

    To look at the Columbus Crew over the last five seasons is to witness a club in steady decline. A Supporters Shield triumph in 2009 -- a feat that came on the heels of a Shield and MLS Cup double the year before -- has slowly given way to lower and l...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Michel settles at Dallas, Columbus firing blanks

    Jeff Carlisle

    It's a script that has been played out numerous times since the start of MLS back in 1996. A foreign player arrives and struggles to adapt to the league's physicality, not to mention the language and the culture shock than can come from living in Nor...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Robbie Rogers sets himself free

    Jeff Carlisle

    Now that he has announced that he is gay, Robbie Rogers feels free. Whether that freedom includes a career in professional soccer remains unclear, but regardless, he has gained another gift: acceptance. The former Leeds United, Columbus Crew ...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  9. 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
  10. MLS Notebook: Higuain and Arrieta boost the Crew

    Jeff Carlisle

    Though the Columbus defense is still shaky, the dynamic partnership of Federico Higuain and Jairo Arrieta has the Crew hunting for the playoffs, writes Jeff Carlisle in this week's MLS Notebook.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2012
  11. MLS All-Star Game -- An alternative starting XI that would do the...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Here's an alternative starting XI that would have done the league proud in the MLS All-Star Game, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  12. MLS Notebook -- Should the Red Bulls call time on Rafa Marquez? -...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Breaking Shea Salinas' clavicle is just another sour note in the Rafa Marquez experiment for the New York Red Bulls, writes Jeff Carlisle. Is it time they seek out a replacement?

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2012
  13. MLS playoffs -- Top 10 things you need to know -- Jeff Carlisle

    Jeff Carlisle

    We look ahead to the MLS wild-card matches that kickstart the playoffs, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  14. MLS playoffs -- Top 10 things you need to know -- Jeff Carlisle

    Jeff Carlisle

    After 306 regular-season games plus a slew of cup matches in other competitions, MLS can focus at last on the games that matter the most: the MLS Cup playoffs. Here are the top 10 things you need to know, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2011
  15. Seattle Sounders three-peat in U.S. Open Cup -- MLS notebook -- J...

    Jeff Carlisle

    The Seattle Sounders won its third consecutive U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, but will it matter if they fail to produce in the MLS playoffs?

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2011
  16. MLS -- Charlie Davies coping with injuries, summer grind -- socce...

    Jeff Carlisle

    He scored two goals in his MLS debut, but Charlie Davies has seen his remarkable comeback slowed down by the grueling MLS season, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2011