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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. What Robbie Rogers's Coming-Out Means for MLS

    Graham Parker

    Last week's news that Robbie Rogers had come out, while also "stepping away" from soccer, was both encouraging and discouraging for the context and reaction it received. Encouraging, in that Rogers's announcement was met with overwhelming support, an...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Scoring With Soccer: Analytics Come to MLS

    Noah Davis

    The Seattle Sounders boast Major League Soccer's strongest fan base, with an average of more than 43,000 packing into CenturyLink Field for the team's home games. Soon, they might have one of the strongest analytical units as well. Over the past ...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  15. How Bruce Arena Rebuilt the Galaxy

    Andrew Lewellen

    Sunday night, the L.A. Galaxy gathered in the cold rain on a stage on Century Link Field, amid a chorus of boos from the remaining Seattle Sounders fans, waiting to receive the trophy as the MLS Western Conference champions. They had just beaten the ...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  16. Why MLS Cracks Down on Homophobia Harder Than Any Other League

    Caleb Hannan

    Last Thursday, in the waning moments of the Seattle Sounders' playoff victory over Real Salt Lake, left back Marc Burch was caught on camera calling an opposing Real player a "f----t." (Fair warning: Links to YouTube clips in this piece might not be ...

    Blog | November 15, 2012