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  1. MLS still shines without stars

    Jason Davis

    A weekend without a host of stars threatened to be underwhelming for Major League Soccer. It was anything but, featuring a glut of great goals, entertaining matches and fascinating storylines. Here is Week 11 in review: Break up the Revs Two ga...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. MLS's high-scoring thrillers, under-fire coaches ...

    Jason Davis

    Week 10 of the MLS season brought a weekend of strange scorelines, a bevy of hat tricks and zero possible conclusions. If not an aberration across the board, the weekend was odd enough to toss it out as symbolic of any trends. Still, there were st...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  3. Portland finally wins, misfiring Donovan and RSL's comeback

    Jason Davis

    As they almost always do until the final few weeks of the season, the MLS standings through the first quarter of the 2014 schedule are a little deceiving. A range in the number of games teams have played make the picture of who's good and who's not j...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  4. Three MLS coaches on the hot seat

    Jason Davis

    The chances that an MLS coach might be fired during the season turn on a combination of expectations, results and the track record of the organization. Luckily for most coaches, the league is rarely the place for hotheaded dismissals in the middl...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  5. Seattle's star duo, MVP Rimando and red cards galore

    Jason Davis

    It was a cagey weekend for MLS, evidenced by the fact five of nine matches in Week 7 ended in draws. If not for a goal explosion in Kansas City (aided by a defensive error) against Montreal, this round of games would have been without a decisive winn...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  6. Dempsey's MVP form, Revs on the rise and debutants shine

    Jason Davis

    There's no time to dally because Clint Dempsey might score again before we get through the major happenings in Week 6 of the 2014 MLS season, and that just won't do. Dempsey doubles down It's cliche to paraphrase Mark Twain in regards to the de...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  7. Cascadia chaos, understudies step up, pivotal red cards

    Jason Davis

    The opening game of the MLS weekend set an impossible standard for the rest of the schedule but it didn't mean there wasn't entertainment to come. Great goals and big performances, even in the absence of a host of stars, trickled out from across the ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  8. The Designated Player rule: Success through evolution

    Jason Davis

    After seven years, 65 players, and millions of dollars, Major League Soccer's Designated Player rule remains a conundrum. On its surface, the mechanism installed in 2007 that allowed for the arrival of David Beckham is a boon to clubs on the hunt...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  9. Timbers' Nagbe lets his game do the talking

    Jason Davis

    Darlington Nagbe is expressive on the field. His play speaks at full volume, a heady combination of speed, technique and instinct that makes him one of the most exciting young players ever to grace MLS. Alongside Argentine midfielder Diego Valeri...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  10. Three Thoughts: Real Salt Lake-Portland Timbers

    Jason Davis

    In the first 90 minutes of a 180-minute battle to reach the 2013 MLS Cup final, Jason Kreis' Real Salt Lake grabbed a two-goal aggregate lead to take with it to the second leg in Portland in two weeks' time. RSL rode a wave of dominant possession,...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  11. Surprise packages vie for MLS Cup berth

    Jason Davis

    1st leg: Sunday, Nov. 10 -- 9 p.m. ET (live on ESPN and WatchESPN) 2nd leg: Sunday, Nov. 24 -- 9 p.m. ET (live on ESPN and WatchESPN) How they got here: Real Salt Lake Jason Kreis' team -- in a year that was supposed to be something of a rebu...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  12. Caleb Porter and Sigi Schmid play down rivalry with playoff lives...

    Jason Davis

    For all the enmity that flies back and forth across the Washington-Oregon border when it comes to soccer, the two Major League Soccer head coaches involved are taking pains to play down MLS' most intense rivalry. Ahead of a highly anticipated clash S...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  13. For the Portland Timbers, winning isn't everything

    Jason Davis

    The Portland Timbers are cursed. Or, if you prefer, they might as well be cursed. Because even though the Timbers lack a curious story or a singular moment of failure from which all future failure seems to spring, there's undoubtedly a sense that whe...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  14. More than the story: MLS Week 20

    Jason Davis

    Week 20 in MLS was notable for the quality of goals and the emphatic nature of several big wins. If there are winners, there naturally have to be losers, Of the week's losers are a couple of notable teams on the slide. The MLS summer is a cruel mistr...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  15. More than the story: MLS Week 19

    Jason Davis

    Week 19 in MLS was a round for divergent momentum. Teams on rolls saw their rolls end, teams who spent the first half of the season establishing themselves continued a recent fall back to earth, and a handful of clubs grabbed the chance to jump-start...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  16. More than the story: Week 17

    Jason Davis

    Each week, Major League Soccer presents a schedule full of games. Those games are full of pre-conceived storylines. Sometimes those storylines play out, sometimes they don't. Here's the rundown for Week 17 of the season. D.C. United 1-0 San Jose E...

    Blog | June 24, 2013