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  • NWSL expansion, MLS precedent and devious tactics Want some irony? The person at the epicenter of the biggest controversy in MLS expansion draft history is now the managing director of the Houston Dash, which will stock its roster in the first NWSL expansion draft Friday. Brian Ching was (and still is) a Houston legend, a key figure in the Dynamo’s early MLS success. The ...
  • MLS player ratings: Aug. 11-15 Thanks to all for your contributions to Week 1 of the MLS player ratings project. As Lois Griffin once said about dinner, it was so much fun, we might as well do it again. Let me know via comments, Twitter or Facebook if you’d like to handle one of the games below, then leave your ratings ...
  • MLS Week 6: How long can Red Bulls’ surge last before crash? The New York Red Bulls needed just six games to match their win total (five) from last season. They’re on pace to finish 25-5-0 (75 points). That’s not going to happen, of course. But what’s the upper limit for this team? Are they that good? Just on a hot streak? Just lucky? It’s not that the Red ...
  • Single-Digit Soccer: The daisy-pickers’ future You know that player on your team who does his or her own thing while teammates play mob-ball? She might grow up to be a national teamer. (That said, she was 4 at the time. When a player is still doing that at age 8, the future might be a little more limited.) Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPrintMoreTumblrGooglePinterestRedditStumbleUponDigg
  • Beat the rush: Debate the MLS playoff format now Major League Baseball has copied Major League Soccer’s playoff format, and Sports Law Blog’s Howard Wasserman proclaims it to be a good thing: The difference this year is that both the Rangers and Orioles had a real incentive to catch the team ahead of them on the final day, in order to avoid that one-game playoff.  ...
  • No Monday Myriad this week Check the Twitter feed to get up to speed on world championships in speedskating and women’s curling. Maybe X Games Tignes as well. Then here are a couple of things you should be / could be following this week: - Soccer: U.S. men at Mexico, 10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, ESPN. No pressure. - Chess: Candidates’ Tournament. Winner plays Vishy Anand for the ...
  • New women’s soccer league: Must be some misunderstanding While the USA’s post-Olympic tour rolls on, a quiet effort to rebuild pro soccer in this country is still in progress. It’s hard to gauge how well that effort is going because much of it is going on in private. Meanwhile, the public information is either dispiriting or tawdry, depending on your point of view. By ...
  • MLS history books: The next generation When I wrote Long-Range Goals, I said the following: “If this is the only MLS book on a bookstore shelf in 2011, that’s disappointing.” Not sure about your local bookstore, but mine doesn’t even stock Long-Range Goals. The “soccer” section is usually a collection of dubious books on European stars, a few how-to-coach books ranging from mildly helpful ...
  • Diamonds are the USMNT’s best friend Can anyone make sense of the new diamond midfield that’s really more of a parallelogram? Today, Zonal Marking and MLSSoccer.com’s Central Winger gave it a try. With the fullbacks spending so much time on offense, maybe it’s the old W-M formation: Or not — Jones may be nominally the left mid but is more of a destroyer. ...
  • A few questions and answers on ‘Enduring Spirit’ Stumbled into a few questions and comments on Enduring Spirit and figured I’d answer them here. Feel free to ask more — I’m easy to find. Also, check out my Q&A from earlier in the week with Caitlin Murray. Will the book be available on (Nook, Apple, PDF, print, stone tablets)? The Nook edition is up now. It’s on ...
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