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MLS East: Chicago, Columbus, D.C. United, Houston, Montreal, New England, New York, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Toronto

MLS West: Chivas USA, Colorado, Dallas, Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake, San Jose, Seattle, Vancouver

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Random posts from the soccer category:

  • Adjusting the U.S. men’s soccer depth chart Strongly recommended from a couple of weeks ago: Soccer America’s exhaustive look at the U.S. depth chart. That sort of analysis always tricky once you get beyond “goalkeeper” because positions are so fluid. Their rankings separated “striker” from “forward,” and still. some players were listed where you wouldn’t expect (Eddie Johnson at left mid, Brad Davis ...
  • Shots on goal in U.S. games, April 13-17 Home teams first, ranked in order within each league. Make of it what you will. MLS (median=6; mean for season thru Saturday’s games was 8.39) New York 9-3 San Jose Portland 5-5 Dallas Houston 7-1 New England Toronto 1-6 D.C. United Chicago 3-3 Los Angeles Vancouver 2-4 Chivas USA Portland 4-2 Chicago (not including one own goal each way) Columbus 4-2 Kansas City Salt Lake ...
  • Women’s soccer trending upward or going in circles? Interesting quote in this espnW report on the USA-Germany game: The new coach, (Abby) Wambach told reporters this week, will have to be someone who “can put all the X’s and O’s together but who can also treat this more like a business. Gone are the days when the players aren’t recognized. We’re selling out stadiums.” Rewind to ...
  • Diskerud vs. Carlsen: Analysis Give Mix Diskerud credit for challenging the best chess player of this or possibly any age, Magnus Carlsen. Here’s the video and a quick analysis: Diskerud is given 7 minutes to play. Carlsen has 1. Even for a grandmaster, that’s not much time. And Diskerud tries to take advantage of that with some passive play and counterattacking. ...
  • 20 alternatives to YSA Dear MLS Supporters Group, You may be a little upset that your club is getting more aggressive in its efforts to keep you from chanting “YOU SUCK, ASSHOLE!” every time the opposing keeper takes a goal kick. The argument has been going on for years, but commissioner Don Garber ratcheted up the rhetoric over the last ...
  • Monday Myriad: Keep watching the skis It was Thanksgiving weekend in the USA, which explains why most MMA circuits were quiet. But internationally, it’s prime skiing, skating and sliding time. The top stories of the weekend: 1. Lindsey Vonn had a decent weekend considering her recent hospitalization. But the U.S. Ski Team had a surprise elsewhere: At age 31, Marco Sullivan hadn’t finished ...
  • Why the Borislow-WPS case won’t die Yes, I know. Only masochists and bored legal scholars are still reading legal documents in this case at this point. But since the court held an inconclusive status conference this week (I’ve heard “trial in April,” “the judge still hasn’t ruled on the motions” and “cannot comment at this time”), I’ll give an inconclusive status update. The ...
  • Midweek Myriad: PanPac swimming, Diamond League finals Yes, I’m spending some time away from the computer this week. Coincidentally, I’m pondering a remake of SportsMyriad.com. The experimental phase should be at an end soon; the question is what follows. This is an unusually busy midweek for Myriad sports — CONCACAF Champions League group stage games, UEFA Champions League playoffs featuring teams you might ...
  • Friday Myriad: I see Italy, I see France … The Giro d’Italia and NCAA lacrosse tournaments conclude, the French Open hits the halfway point and national teams prep for the World Cup with various friendlies. SATURDAY 9 a.m.: Cycling, Stage 19, Giro d’Italia. Final mountain stage. Ivan Basso took the lead in Friday’s stage and will be tough to displace here. Universal Sports 10 a.m.: Soccer (England), ...
  • Why I hate legal writing I decided to check in on the lawsuit against Eddie Radwanski, Siri Mullinix and many others connected to the Clemson women’s soccer program. Here’s what I found: Original complaint Paragraph 3: Explains that Eddie Radwanski is the women’s soccer coach at Clemson, which is in Pickens County, S.C. Response by one defendant Paragraph 3: In slightly more than 100 ...
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