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  1. Dominic Kinnear to coach San Jose Earthquakes

    Jeff Carlisle

    Dominic Kinnear will resign as head coach of the Houston Dynamo to become the manager of the San Jose Earthquakes following the conclusion of the regular season both clubs announced on Wednesday. The Houston Chronicle reported the move late Tuesday, ...

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 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. Well-traveled Vermes hoping for MLS Cup trip

    Jeff Carlisle

    The world of sports is littered with athletes who, as their careers wound down, had no idea what to do next. Yet Peter Vermes wasn't plagued by such uncertainty. Even when he retired back in 2002, he was ready to heed the call of the coaching profess...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  4. Houston's Kinnear lets his team do the talking

    Jeff Carlisle

    Every November, Houston Dynamo manager Dominic Kinnear is left with a bit of a conundrum. It's about this time of year that his side begins laying waste to opponents in the MLS playoffs. And in the process, the man who tries not to draw attention to ...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Dempsey's position with Sounders presents puzzle for Schmid

    Jeff Carlisle

    It's been almost seven years since Clint Dempsey last graced an MLS field. On that occasion, the New England Revolution lost the 2006 MLS Cup final to the Houston Dynamo on penalties, with a right ankle injury forcing Dempsey into the role of second-...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  7. Is Clint Dempsey making the right move?

    Jeff Carlisle

    With the news that Clint Dempsey is headed back to MLS to join up with the Seattle Sounders, the initial reaction is one of disbelief. The reason is simple. The move contradicts so much of the narrative that has surrounded the U.S. captain during his...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  8. Geoff Cameron's cursed blessing

    Jeff Carlisle

    Geoff Cameron is a player who has almost as many labels as he does positions played on the field. The Swiss Army knife, Mr. Fix-it, Mr. Versatility, the list goes on. But no matter which term you prefer, it consists of a compliment wrapped aroun...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  9. MLS notebook: Gap between Dynamo's home, road success puzzling

    Jeff Carlisle

    When it comes to Jekyll-and-Hyde acts, no team in MLS is quite as hard to figure out as the Houston Dynamo. -- MLS plans Queens stadium -- Gulati set to tackle reform from ExCo spot Over the last two-plus seasons, Dominic Kinnear's side has be...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  10. Pathways to the pros

    Jeff Carlisle

    There are times when the U.S. soccer development system looks less like a pyramid and more like a Jenga tower after a few rounds of play. There are the various divisions of club soccer, high school, college, the U.S. Soccer Federation's Development A...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Will Deja Vu Cup favor Galaxy's stars?

    Jeff Carlisle

    As Saturday's MLS Cup final approaches, the similarities to last year's match are borderline uncanny. For the second year running, the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo will face off in the same venue, the Home Depot Center. Once again there ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  13. Robbie Keane's renaissance is key for L.A.

    Jeff Carlisle

    As much as Saturday's MLS Cup final is being hailed as the swan song of David Beckham -- and perhaps Landon Donovan, as well -- these MLS playoffs have largely been the domain of the Los Angeles Galaxy's other designated player, Robbie Keane. Aft...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  14. 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
  15. Can D.C. United and Seattle come back?

    Jeff Carlisle

    When a team finds itself trailing heading into the second leg of a playoff series, the tactical conundrum can be maddening. Goals are needed, so the side that is losing has to force the issue. But not too much, lest another goal be conceded, which wo...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  16. On The Road To A Repeat?

    Jeff Carlisle

    The conference semifinals served up their usual doses of unpredictability. No team that hosted the return leg -- thought to provide the slimmest of home-field advantages -- managed to survive. Only one higher seed, D.C. United, prevailed, although in...

    Blog | November 10, 2012