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  1. What Matt Besler and Graham Zusi Staying in K.C. Means for Americ...

    Andrew Lewellen

    Imagine this scenario: You grow up playing soccer in a suburb of an American city. You're a talented high school player but not a nationally recognized prospect, and only a few colleges show interest in you. You go to an American university...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. You Can Go Home Again: The Trend of USMNT Players Signing With ML...

    Andrew Lewellen

    This summer five USMNT players have signed or re-signed with MLS clubs. The most significant of those was Clint Dempsey, who shocked the American soccer community by transferring to the Seattle Sounders from Tottenham Hotspur. Two weeks later, 24-yea...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  3. Is There Value in the Guinness International Champions Cup?

    Andrew Lewellen

    Tonight, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Real Madrid will play Chelsea in the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup, this summer's version of the now-annual American tour of friendlies by (mostly) elite European clubs. The ICC kicked off la...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  4. The Return of Landon Donovan

    Andrew Lewellen

    "I've been doing this a long time," said Landon Donovan. It was March 28, and the most famous American soccer player in the world was speaking to reporters on a conference call, his first contact with the media since retreating from the soccer world ...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  5. 5 Reasons You Need to Watch MLS Cup This Weekend

    Andrew Lewellen

    What's my relationship status with MLS? It's complicated. I'd like to tell you that ever since I became a supporter of the league, when it kicked off in 1996, I've remained loyal to it. But I haven't. And many American soccer fans probably have a sim...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  6. How Bruce Arena Rebuilt the Galaxy

    Andrew Lewellen

    Sunday night, the L.A. Galaxy gathered in the cold rain on a stage on Century Link Field, amid a chorus of boos from the remaining Seattle Sounders fans, waiting to receive the trophy as the MLS Western Conference champions. They had just beaten the ...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  7. San Jose Earthquakes Win the Marcus Tracy Lottery

    Andrew Lewellen

    On Wednesday, MLS announced that the San Jose Earthquakes — who have the best record in the league (57 points) and the league's leading goal scorer (Chris Wondolowski, 20 goals) — had won the rights to Marcus Tracy in a lottery. Tracy, a ...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  8. Real Madrid Bring Hollywood to Los Angeles

    Andrew Lewellen

    In January 1992, when I was 11 years old, I piled into my travel soccer coach's conversion van with a bunch of teammates and set out from Ann Arbor, Michigan, to watch the U.S. National Team play the Commonwealth of Independent States (better known a...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  9. Eat My Goal: Jose Villarreal Gets on the Board for L.A. Galaxy

    Andrew Lewellen

    With 20 minutes left in Wednesday night's game at Vancouver and the Galaxy down 2-0, L.A. coach Bruce Arena decided to put in Jose Villarreal. It would only be Villarreal's second professional appearance. The 18-year-old, one of L.A.'s two "Homegrown...

    Blog | July 19, 2012