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  1. The Problem With Summer Soccer Friendlies in the USA

    Noah Davis

    Of the 49,653 fans who watched Manchester City play Liverpool in Yankee Stadium last Wednesday night, about 40,000 of them were wearing red. "I can't believe this many people would come out," a man with a thick cockney accent said beh...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  2. 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
  3. The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again?) of the Young American Striker...

    Noah Davis

    On November 17, 2010, 17-year-old Juan Agudelo made his debut with the United States men's national team, wearing the no. 17 shirt and scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over South Africa. Four months later, the teenager found the back of the net in ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  4. Are More People Watching MLS in Person or on Television?

    Noah Davis

    Soccer viewership on English-language stations in the United States is growing. Last week's match between the U.S. and Mexico drew a 1.6 overnight rating and 2.39 million viewers on ESPN, more than double the previous high for a World Cup qualifier o...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Landon Donovan's Legacy Will Be Just Fine

    Noah Davis

    There's a good chance that Wednesday night will be the last soccer game Landon Donovan plays for quite some time. His Los Angeles Galaxy find themselves down 1-0 after the first leg of the Western Conference semifinal against the San Jose Earthquakes...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  7. Is MLS Making the Rest of CONCACAF Better at the Expense of the U...

    Noah Davis

    When the United States men's national team fell 2-1 last month in Jamaica, it was the squad's first loss in 19 games against the Caribbean country. But American supporters no doubt noticed something familiar about the match: the faces of the Reggae B...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  8. 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