Tag: MLS

Eric Gehrig ready for return after long break

Eric Gehrig ready for return after long break
Eric Gehrig knows today’s matchup between the Fire and New York City FC is an important one. After twenty days without a match, the Fire take the field again Friday night in hopes of continuing their unbeaten run, and making the most of a hobbled NYCFC team that will be missing key players when they... Read more »

MLS unveils new logo and MLS Next campaign

MLS unveils new logo and MLS Next campaign
Major League Soccer lifted the curtain on a new logo that will replace the familiar green/blue cleat and ball that has adorned jerseys and all manner of league product since inception. Starting in 2015 the league will be represented by a bland red and white shield with blue trim and three stars below the letters... Read more »

2013 MLS season preview and FC picks

Since I somehow managed to pick last year’s MLS Cup winner (okay – I admit tabbing LA to win it wasn’t exactly stepping out on a limb), I’m taking another crack at 2013 MLS season predictions. I had the Fire finishing third in the Eastern Conference and they actually did finish tied on points with... Read more »

No Fire? No problem.....

The Fire aren’t playing this weekend but there is still plenty of MLS action taking place that can or will affect the Fire’s playoff position.  The Eastern Conference stretch run is shaping up to be an entertaining one with only thirteen points separating spots 1 through 7 in the table.  The statistical favorites to claim... Read more »

Tuesday News and Notes

ML$ News The last few days have yielded some interesting news on the MLS financial front.  Firstly Sports Business Journal reported on a possible transaction between MLS and Providence Equity Partners.  The deal would involve Providence purchasing a 25% stake in Soccer United Marketing (SUM) from MLS for a cool $125-$150 million.  SUM is the... Read more »

Rosters Expand, Unlimited Homegrown Players & More

Don Garber announced today that MLS rosters will expand from 24 to 30 in 2011.  Similar to seasons past, the final six spots on the roster are limited to players under the age of 25 and will not count against the salary cap.  The cap will also increase from $2.55 million to $2.67 million.  Other... Read more »

MLS and Adidas Re-Up 'til 2018 for $200 Million

The big MLS story making the rounds today is that Adidas and MLS have agreed to extend their current sponsorship agreement until 2018 to the tune of $200 million dollars.  That is not only a good sign in terms of the viability of MLS for sponsors and advertisers but it’s also a step in the re-introduction... Read more »

Book Reviews : Long Range Goals - The Success Story of Major League Soccer

  For those of you interesed in reading good soccer related material I suggested reading Soccernomics a few weeks ago (Sam also previously recommended it in a post a while back).  Since soccer related books seem to be popping up with some frequency, mostly due to World Cup excitement, I’ve been searching for US and MLS... Read more »

Fire vs AC Milan Game Day & MLS Saturday

MLS Saturday’s slate of seven matches featured plenty of goals and some surprising results. The Los Angeles Galaxy showed why they are the best team in the league this season by beating the Crew in Columbus 2-0 without Buddle and Donovan.  The Crew controlled the game and outshot LA 21-3, but Bruce Arena has put together... Read more »

Is MLS Surpassing the NBA & NHL?

Last week mls-daily.com published this piece comparing the average attendance of the five major sports in America http://www.mls-daily.com/2010/04/mls-attendance-moves-past-nba-nhl.html . It correctly listed MLS ahead of the NBA and NHL in terms of average attendance for each sport’s most current seasons.  Although misleading due to the fact that the MLS season is only four weeks old it... Read more »