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  1. MLS Power Rankings -- Week 14: Sounding the Alarm

    Jeff Carlisle


    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. MLS 2014 Preview: Timbers look to pick up from last season

    Jeff Carlisle

    2013 recap: Manager Caleb Porter engineered an impressive turnaround, one that saw the Timbers finish atop the Western Conference. Portland did so in style, with Diego Valeri and Darlington Nagbe leading a dynamic, possession-based attack. Real Salt ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  3. MLS 2014 Preview: Galaxy aim to return to contention

    Jeff Carlisle

    2013 recap: The Galaxy's bid for a three-peat fell short, as L.A. couldn't find a way past Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference semis. The May trade of Mike Magee for what proved to be an ineffective Robbie Rogers came back to haunt the Galaxy, a...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  4. Curt Onalfo takes the lead for Chivas USA vacancy

    Jeff Carlisle

    Chivas USA has targeted L.A. Galaxy assistant coach Curt Onalfo as the lead candidate to become Chivas' next head coach, multiple sources told One source with knowledge of the situation said that representatives of both the club and On...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  5. Middle ground the key area of battle in MLS Cup

    Jeff Carlisle

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - When the 18th MLS Cup final kicks off at 3 p.m. local time (live on ESPN and WatchESPN, 4 ET), all eyes will be on the respective midfields of Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake. Both teams rely on their men in the middle ...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  6. Picking Don Garber's brain on MLS expansion, salary cap and Beckh...

    Jeff Carlisle

    The skies are gray outside the hotel suite of MLS commissioner Don Garber. But the league's future is as bright as it has ever been. Eight years ago, the league embarked on an expansion initiative that saw it chasing investors and suitable markets. N...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  7. Sapong overcomes adversity to play key role for SKC

    Jeff Carlisle

    The body cannot live without the mind. It was a lesson that Neo learned in "The Matrix" and the same has proved true during C.J. Sapong's up-and-down-and-up season with Sporting Kansas City. Sapong entered the campaign expecting to build off a 20...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  8. Schuler's comeback has helped inspire RSL's playoff run

    Jeff Carlisle

    As Chris Schuler talks about his play for Real Salt Lake, the 6-foot-4 central defender states more than once that he's "not special". He's right of course, but not in the way he intended. In the MLS playoffs, Schuler has been well beyond special...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  9. Three Thoughts: Portland Timbers - Real Salt Lake

    Jeff Carlisle

    Real Salt Lake made sure there would be no miracle comeback for the Portland Timbers and now the club is headed to its second MLS Cup final. Robbie Findley scored an absolutely killer goal in the 29th minute, and with the central defensive duo of...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  10. Salt Lake's edge to be tested by Portland's home advantage

    Jeff Carlisle

    The second leg of the Western Conference finals (9 p.m. ET Sunday, ESPN and WatchESPN) looks to be a case study in reverse psychology. Real Salt Lake, winners of the first leg 4-2, is riding a wave of confidence. The return of Chris Schuler has d...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  11. How the Kreis-Lagerwey connection could affect RSL's future

    Jeff Carlisle

    Work and friendship don't always mix, but the relationship between Jason Kreis and Garth Lagerwey is a powerful example of how long-term bonds can fuel success. The two have known each other over 25 years, and it's hard to argue with the results t...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  12. MLS' marquee teams back to the drawing board after poor postseaso...

    Jeff Carlisle

    Real Salt Lake manager Jason Kreis is fond of saying "The team is the star." After the conference semifinals, a playoff round that laid waste to the league's marquee sides, it's a mantra that the folks at MLS headquarters would be wise to adopt. ...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  13. MLS coaching changes coming thick and fast

    Jeff Carlisle

    The MLS coaching carousel has turned into a tilt-a-whirl. Since Sept. 1, four MLS coaches have been fired. A fifth, Montreal Impact manager Marco Schallibaum, is reported to be walking the plank, soon to be replaced by legendary defender Alessand...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  14. MLS Playoffs: Five burning postseason questions

    Jeff Carlisle

    A strong case can be made that the just-concluded MLS regular season was the most compelling ever. Granted, there were times when grinding through the campaign was like being asked to make 34 trips to an all-you-can-eat buffet, whether you wanted...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  15. MLS Playoffs: Six under-the-radar players to watch

    Jeff Carlisle

    The MLS playoffs are usually the time for stars to shine. A look back through the history of MLS Cups reveals how players like Jaime Moreno, Tony Meola, Landon Donovan and Guillermo Barros Schelotto all stepped up when their teams needed them most. B...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  16. Reinvigorated Javier Morales aims to deliver in U.S. Open Cup fin...

    Jeff Carlisle

    When it comes to cup finals, Javier Morales has some unfinished business to take care of. It's not that Morales has never won a title. He managed that feat with Real Salt Lake in the 2009 MLS Cup final against the Los Angeles Galaxy. And it's not...

    Blog | October 01, 2013