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  1. Michael Bradley Returns to MLS and Everyone Screams

    Noah Davis

    So, Michael Bradley is coming to Major League Soccer. And not just to Major League Soccer, but to Toronto FC, a club that is at best a chaotic mess and at worst terrible. Or maybe reverse those. Regardless, Bradley's transfer from Roma, a team that ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  2. We Went There: USMNT Beats Mexico in Columbus, Qualifies for Worl...

    Noah Davis

    Crew Stadium just north of Columbus, Ohio, is something out of a bygone era in American soccer. When it opened in 1999, no one knew if Major League Soccer would survive. As a result, Corna Kokosing Construction Company built the country's first pro s...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  3. Scoring With Soccer: Analytics Come to MLS

    Noah Davis

    The Seattle Sounders boast Major League Soccer's strongest fan base, with an average of more than 43,000 packing into CenturyLink Field for the team's home games. Soon, they might have one of the strongest analytical units as well. Over the past ...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  4. The Portland Timbers Reserve League Is Sort of Insane

    Noah Davis

    On August 26, 14,121 spectators watched the Portland Timbers fall 3-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes. In itself, that figure is unremarkable. Average attendance at Major League Soccer games this season is nearly 19,000 per game, more than the NBA and th...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  5. The Designated Player: An Introduction to Our New MLS Column

    Graham Parker

    As the European leagues get underway for their new season this week, Major League Soccer is entering the run-up to the playoffs. And with the transfer window still open, we took the opportunity to grab a European signing for a new column inspired by ...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  6. Grading the Top 10 Songs in ... JAMAICAN DANCEHALL

    Molly Lambert

    Happy 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence! 1. RDX, "Jump" Major Lazer wishes they could make carnival twerk songs this silly and good. Singer Delomar and DJ Renigade of dancehall duo RDX have scored five number-ones leading up to this with ...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  7. The Future of U.S. Soccer: Homegrown Players

    Andrew Lewellen

    In the fourth in a series of posts on the future of U.S. soccer, Andrew Lewellen looks at Major League Soccer's hotly debated Homegrown Player rule. For Part I of the series, on the recent changes in high school and youth soccer, click here. For Part...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  8. After the Worst-Rated Debut of All Time, Is the CW Even a Network...

    Andy Greenwald

    Sometimes just saying something is enough, right? Major League Baseball calls its championship the World Series, despite only representing teams based in North America. Zsa Zsa Gabor's sketchy husband claims to be a Prince when he merely kicked a soc...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  9. The Best of Grantland for the week of September 12th

    Grantland Staff

    A look at some of our best pieces from the past week.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2011