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  1. MLS's dismal Champions League display proves there's still work a...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Look around MLS, and it's easy to see signs of progress. The league's profile and level of play continues to rise, due in no small part to the return stateside of U.S. internationals like Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley. The revenues from its soon-...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  2. MLS 2014 Preview: San Jose hoping to get back on track

    Jeff Carlisle

    2013 recap: The 2012 Supporters Shield holders got off to a woeful 3-6-6 start, and when the front office and head coach Frank Yallop couldn't agree on a path forward, the two sides parted ways. Interim manager Mark Watson did what he could to pick u...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. Steven Beitashour to join Vancouver Whitecaps

    Jeff Carlisle

    Transfer news

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014
  4. Remembering the greatest game in MLS history

    Jeff Carlisle

    Ten years later, it's still the greatest game in MLS history. On Nov. 9, 2003, the San Jose Earthquakes and the Los Angeles Galaxy met in the second leg of their Western Conference semifinal series. And on that chilly evening at Spartan Stadium, t...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Beitashour's World Cup dream brings him from San Jose to Tehran

    Jeff Carlisle

    Steven Beitashour's World Cup dream was fading fast. At age 26, the San Jose Earthquakes defender was at his peak, but he knew he didn't have many more World Cup cycles left in his career. He was also aware that his chances of breaking into the U.S. ...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  7. Young player retention an ongoing puzzle for MLS

    Jeff Carlisle

    The recent unveiling of'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
  8. Fast-healing DeMerit could give Vancouver boost

    Jeff Carlisle

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When Jay DeMerit ruptured his left Achilles tendon six months ago, his season seemed over just six minutes into the 2013 campaign. But the Vancouver Whitecaps defender returned in Saturday's match against the San Jose Earthquakes,...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  9. MLS notebook: Nucleus of young players sparks Revolution

    Jeff Carlisle

    You won't find too many MLS clubs willing to stake their playoff fortunes on young players. Maybe you'll find a prospect or two sprinkled within the starting XI, but for the most part, the path to the postseason is usually trod by veterans whose guil...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  10. MLS notebook: SKC's Benny Feilhaber shows signs of acclimating

    Jeff Carlisle

    Last Sunday's contest against the San Jose Earthquakes wasn't Benny Feilhaber's best match, and he knew it. Granted, Sporting Kansas City's 1-0 loss to the Quakes could be charitably described as Death By 1,000 Long Balls. As a consequence, Feilhaber...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Honduras hobbling into World Cup qualifier vs. U.S.

    Jeff Carlisle

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For the last few days, the Honduras national team has practiced at the facility of the San Jose Earthquakes, the club of two Honduras players. The site has served as an oasis of sorts for Los Catrachos ahead of Tuesday's World Cup...

    Blog | June 16, 2013
  13. 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
  14. MLS 2013 Team Preview: San Jose Earthquakes

    Jeff Carlisle

    2012 record and finish: 19-6-9 (1st place in Western Conference, Supporters Shield winners) Additions: D Nana Attakora, D Dan Gargan, D Ty Harden, F Mike Fucito, D Tommy Muller, D Peter McGlynn Losses: M/F Simon Dawkins, D Ike Opara, M Khari St...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  15. MLS Notebook: Adu not biting and Quakes' injuries

    Jeff Carlisle

    The list of potential suitors for wayward Philadelphia Union midfielder Freddy Adu keeps growing but the former U.S international isn't interested, at least not for the moment. With Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth stating at last month's...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  16. What we learned from the MLS postseason

    Jeff Carlisle

    It used to be that fans of an MLS Cup champion had ample time to bask in the reflected glory of their team's success. In the early days of the league, the MLS Cup final was held in October. Training camps didn't begin in earnest until February -- ple...

    Blog | December 05, 2012