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  1. Carlisle: Bob Bradley aims to prove himself in Norway

    Jeff Carlisle

    Bob Bradley has always been about knocking down barriers, whether it was leading the expansion Chicago Fire to an MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup in 1998, managing the U.S. national team into the final of the Confederations Cup in 2009, or becoming coach o...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  2. Middle ground the key area of battle in MLS Cup

    Jeff Carlisle

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - When the 18th MLS Cup final kicks off at 3 p.m. local time (live on ESPN and WatchESPN, 4 ET), all eyes will be on the respective midfields of Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake. Both teams rely on their men in the middle ...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Sapong overcomes adversity to play key role for SKC

    Jeff Carlisle

    The body cannot live without the mind. It was a lesson that Neo learned in "The Matrix" and the same has proved true during C.J. Sapong's up-and-down-and-up season with Sporting Kansas City. Sapong entered the campaign expecting to build off a 20...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  5. Schuler's comeback has helped inspire RSL's playoff run

    Jeff Carlisle

    As Chris Schuler talks about his play for Real Salt Lake, the 6-foot-4 central defender states more than once that he's "not special". He's right of course, but not in the way he intended. In the MLS playoffs, Schuler has been well beyond special...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  6. Three Thoughts: Portland Timbers - Real Salt Lake

    Jeff Carlisle

    Real Salt Lake made sure there would be no miracle comeback for the Portland Timbers and now the club is headed to its second MLS Cup final. Robbie Findley scored an absolutely killer goal in the 29th minute, and with the central defensive duo of...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Reinvigorated Javier Morales aims to deliver in U.S. Open Cup fin...

    Jeff Carlisle

    When it comes to cup finals, Javier Morales has some unfinished business to take care of. It's not that Morales has never won a title. He managed that feat with Real Salt Lake in the 2009 MLS Cup final against the Los Angeles Galaxy. And it's not...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. MLS 2013 Team Preview: LA Galaxy

    Jeff Carlisle

    2012 record and finish: 16-12-6 (4th place in Western Conference; MLS Cup champions) Additions: G Carlo Cudicini, M Colin Clark, F Gyasi Zardes, D Oscar Sorto, D Greg Cochrane, M Rafael Garcia, D Kofi Opare, F Charlie Rugg Losses: M David Beckh...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  13. 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
  14. David Beckham rides off into sunset in final game with L.A. Galax...

    Jeff Carlisle

    CARSON, Calif. -- It wouldn't be a Hollywood ending without some drama. After the Los Angeles Galaxy fell behind, second-half goals from Omar Gonzalez, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane allowed them to claim a 3-1 MLS Cup final victory over the Housto...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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