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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The Designated Player: I, for One, Welcome Our Rave-Green Overlor...

    Graham Parker

    The bare facts first: It's taken 30 weeks, but as of Friday night, Seattle are top of the MLS Supporters Shield standings. The Sounders beat reigning leaders Real Salt Lake 2-0 in front of 55,000 people and leapfrogged into first place, just as the r...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  10. You Can Go Home Again: The Trend of USMNT Players Signing With ML...

    Andrew Lewellen

    This summer five USMNT players have signed or re-signed with MLS clubs. The most significant of those was Clint Dempsey, who shocked the American soccer community by transferring to the Seattle Sounders from Tottenham Hotspur. Two weeks later, 24-yea...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  11. 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
  12. The Designated Player: Clint Dempsey and MLS 3.0

    Graham Parker

    It's been a busy week or so in MLS, and there's no doubt what the headline story has been: Clint Dempsey's signing for Seattle Sounders even had its own Twitter comet trail marking his path across the skies toward Cascadia. Sounders fans scrambled to...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  13. About Last Weekend: A True Yankee Win

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy going another year without winning a major, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Despite Mariano Rivera's third consecutive blown save, the Yankees, powered by Alex Rodriguez's first home run of the season and Bre...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  14. What Clint Dempsey's MLS Return Means for Seattle, Deuce, and the...

    Spike Friedman

    Last year around this time it was a foregone conclusion that American attacking midfielder Clint Dempsey would join five-time European champion Liverpool FC, pairing with Luis Suarez in a revamped attack, as the American-owned Reds would attempt to r...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  15. 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
  16. The Sublime and Ridiculous Djimi Traore

    Graham Parker

    I was in an e-mail exchange with the writer Kevin Sampson recently and I happened to mention the name Djimi Traore and his recent move to Seattle Sounders. If it's possible to beam with pleasure in an e-mail, that's what I got back, as he described T...

    Blog | March 13, 2013