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  1. The Designated Player: MLS Coach Theater Rankings

    Graham Parker

    Last week, I went to the launch party for FIFA 15 at a venue in New York's Chelsea. The bright and the beautiful danced around, in regrettable hats, and Clint Dempsey rapped. At the heart of it all, splendidly, sp...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  2. The Designated Player: Ranking MLS’s Six Contenders

    Graham Parker

    The first couple of weeks of September are the moment when MLS's season-long bend through summer and its hurdles of international tournaments, European club friendlies, FIFA dates, and irregular ambles around baking stadiums start to resolv...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  3. The Adolescence of Soccer Stats

    Mike L. Goodman

    There is a school of thought in the baseball analytics community that the world would have been better off without the box score. The argument goes that the the box score legitimized a certain set of numbers, and that those numbers weren't...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  4. The Designated Player: Toronto FC’s Bloody Big Mess

    Graham Parker

    On Monday night, as fans around the world monitored the transfer deadline, waiting to see if Radamel Falcao was indeed going to be stripped for parts to make two good knees for Robin van Persie, Tim Bezbatchenko was holding a teleconference. If yo...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  5. America’s Most Wanted

    Jordan Ritter Conn

    The email arrived on a Monday morning in May. DeAndre Yedlin was not yet a star. He had never appeared on Good Morning America, and his name hadn't made headlines in London or Rome. He wasn't an international commodity or the l...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  6. Exit Music for Landon Donovan: The American Soccer Legend Retires...

    Graham Parker

    Say what you want about Landon Donovan, but the man knows how to time a run. There he was, in his 23-minute cameo for the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday night, peeling off his marker to control and score the winner from a Diego Valeri cross before sprint...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  7. Men in Blazers: MLS All-Star Week Special With Guests DeAndre Yed...

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo travel to Portland for a special MLS All-Star week show. Guests include DeAndre Yedlin, Alex Morgan, and Clint Dempsey. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out&n...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. The ‘World Cup Is Over, Now What?’ Guide to Soccer

    Mike L. Goodman

    Just because the World Cup is over doesn't mean soccer stops. Soccer never stops; that's one of its biggest appeals. There are so many different teams, leagues, club competitions, and international tournaments that, if you want to...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  11. Eddie Johnson, Chris Wondolowski, Goal Streaks, and Going to Braz...

    Graham Parker

    In my day, I was the most dangerous striker you ever played against. It's just that my day was in April 1982, in an interschool game, when a would-be thunderous shot fluked into being the most exquisite chip over a sun-blinded keeper in his...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  12. The Designated Player: The Roller Derby Defenses of MLS

    Graham Parker

    A couple of weeks ago I described New York's breakout win over Houston Dynamo, with the caveat that the Red Bulls defense appeared to be built on roller skates. Fast forward to last weekend and it's ROLLER DERBY! EVERYWHERE! For anyone o...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  13. The Designated Player: A Tale of Two Red Bulls Seasons, and News ...

    Graham Parker

    New York Red Bulls did what they've been threatening to do all season, and hammered a team 4-0 on Wednesday night. Houston Dynamo were the hapless victims - thanks to a master class by Thierry Henry, and Houston's own co...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  14. Out of the Darkness: How MLS Commissioner Don Garber Took His Lea...

    Graham Parker

    In Part 1 of Graham Parker's interview with MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Garber discussed the fast-transforming culture of MLS ownership and spoke of the effect of some of the "young guns" who have entered the league in...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  15. Commissioner Don Garber on the Young Guns of MLS Ownership

    Graham Parker

    To open an occasional series looking at MLS ownership, Graham Parker sat down with MLS Commissioner Don Garber to talk about the phenomenon he believes is the most important development for the league in recent years: the change from a small...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  16. 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