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  1. About Last Weekend: Farewell to the Cup

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out how to drink out of a solid gold soccer ball, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: Mario Götze's extra-time strike gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina in a tens...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  2. 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
  3. The Designated Player: The MLS Playoffs So Far ...

    Graham Parker

    So after a frantic week, the playoffs are nearly done. From 10 hopeful teams we're suddenly down to four, and among the teams out of the running, there are a whole heap of autopsies already under way — especially in New York, L.A., and Seattle....

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  4. Watch: Portland Timbers Soccer Fans Paint With Passion in Tifo

    Roger Bennett

    The first time I watched the Barnicle brothers' documentary Tifo, I found it hard to believe it had been shot in America. The scenes of choreographed fandom and collective passion border on delirium. After savoring them, most soccer fans will immedia...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  5. The Designated Player: Does Anybody Want to Win the Supporters' S...

    Graham Parker

    It was a rather crazy set of results this past weekend in MLS. Only one team out of a possible four that could have clinched a playoff spot did so. It was yet another reminder that the one consistent winner in MLS this season has been forced parity, ...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  6. About Last Weekend: Dodgers' Pet Peavy

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy spending your weekend working for the weekend, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: It took a three-hitter from Jake Peavy to finish the job, but the Los Angeles Dodgers finally dropped a series for the first time...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  7. About Last Weekend: Here Comes the Madness

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were murdered on the steps of some forum or another Friday, here's what you missed in sports this weekend: The NCAA tournament field is set with Kansas, Indiana, Louisville, and Gonzaga your four top seeds for March Madness. Expect u...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  8. The Designated Player: At the MLS Draft Combine

    Graham Parker

    "It was tough out there on the wing — that side of the field is really hard. I think they use it for cricket ... " I'm talking to a young hopeful at the MLS Combine, the selection trials for the SuperDraft, after he has dragged himself off t...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  9. 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
  10. The Designated Player: Damn You, Caleb Porter

    Graham Parker

    Owing to my current age, when I do my Wayne Rooney visualization exercises these days, I no longer envision scoring goals, or lifting cups, as if I were the grizzled veteran captain, but instead I imagine telling journalists that "the player in quest...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  11. David Beckham and the Goal (Celebration) of the MLS Season

    Chris Ryan

    Yo, check out David Beckham's goal from Saturday night's Galaxy-Timbers MLS match: Are you kidding me with that goal celebration? Are you trying to get America pregnant, David Beckham? This guy looks like a young Captain Jack Sparrow who has...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  12. Chris Ryan on the MLS rivalry between the Seattle Sounders and Po...

    Chris Ryan

    The Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders: Taking the temperature of MLS' fiercest rivalry.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2011