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  1. Dempsey rises above his peers

    Jeff Carlisle

    Clint Dempsey was the deserving winner of the Honda Award, although truth be told, he didn't have much competition this year, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2006
  2. Jozy Altidore putting tough year behind him

    Jeff Carlisle

    United States

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2014
  3. Figuring out the curious case of Eddie Johnson

    Jeff Carlisle

    A World Cup year seems an inopportune time for a player to take up residency with a different club. There are new teammates and coaches with whom to become acquainted, and there are no guarantees that any semblance of chemistry or success will be...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  4. Combine ups and downs, Parkhurst's return and Camilo's departure

    Jeff Carlisle

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The second day of the 2014 MLS player combine hit upon a predictable pattern: As in years past, the jitters of the opening matches made way for more composed play. Yet, to a man, MLS coaches were left wanting more. "There'...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  5. Brad Guzan stepping out of shadows

    Jeff Carlisle

    For the better part of four years, Brad Guzan lived out his life in largely anonymous fashion, at least for a pro soccer player. At English Premier League side Aston Villa, Guzan rode the bench behind the likes of Brad Friedel, and later Shay Given. ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  6. MLS SuperDraft still offers values

    Jeff Carlisle

    There was a time when the MLS SuperDraft could make or break a team's fortunes. The foreign player market was more restrictive, making the draft one of the primary mechanisms to bolster a roster. That level of influence has lessened in recent year...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  7. David Beckham's decision to stay with L.A. helps validate MLS -- ...

    Jeff Carlisle

    David Beckham's decision to stay with the L.A. Galaxy is a validation of MLS's drawing power, writes Jeff Carlisle. But the question remains: How much will Beckham actually play?

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  8. Soccer: Real Salt Lake scores truly historic victory

    Jeff Carlisle

    The word "historic" is used way too much to describe accomplishments of MLS teams. But Real Salt Lake's achievement of reaching the CONCACAF final truly lives up to that word. Jeff Carisle &#187

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2011
  9. Soccer: Danny Mwanga, Tony Tchani and Andy Najar on U.S. radar

    Jeff Carlisle

    The Philadelphia Union's Danny Mwanga, the New York Red Bulls' Tony Tchani, and D.C. United's Andy Najar have all experienced success in MLS. But will they become U.S. citizens and play for the men's national team?

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2010
  10. 2010 World Cup: U.S. team's chance of redemption

    Jeff Carlisle

    The World Cup presents a chance for redemption for the eight members of the U.S. national team who were a part of the disappointing 2006 squad.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  11. Nicol does it again with rookies Sinovic and Schilawski

    Jeff Carlisle

    The New England Revolution keep losing talent, but coach Steve Nicol has found two promising rookies in Seth Sinovic and Zack Schilawski.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2010
  12. MLS, union can finally breathe easy

    Jeff Carlisle

    Major League Soccer and its players reached a five-year labor contract that ends the threat of a strike. And as you might imagine, the agreement was met with a great deal of relief from both sides.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2010
  13. Vermes and Trittschuh helped pave the way for U.S. players

    Jeff Carlisle

    These days, the idea of U.S. players taking the plunge into Europe isn't unusual, but for pioneers like Peter Vermes and Steve Trittschuh, it was a totally different experience, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2010
  14. Europe no longer a straightforward decision for MLS players

    Jeff Carlisle

    In a World Cup year, fringe U.S. national team players need to weigh heavily the pros and cons of moving from MLS to Europe, writes Jeff Carlisle.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2009
  15. Segares looking to repeat form

    Jeff Carlisle

    After a successful rookie season, the Chicago Fire's Gonzalo Segares is keen to build on it, Jeff Carlisle writes.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2006