Category: MLS

St. Louis City SC adds to a trend in Major League Soccer's expansion branding

St. Louis’ expansion Major League Soccer team won’t play until 2023, but on Thursday they revealed their branding. The team will be known as St. Louis City SC, with red as a primary color and a crest featuring the St. Louis Arch. The logo has some nice touches, they get minor bonus points for going... Read more »

Major League Soccer needs to rethink its MLS Is Back tournament

The Major League Soccer PR hype machine went into top gear with the announcement of its MLS Is Back tournament. The tournament represents the return of the league, thus the unimaginative name. We’ve seen soccer leagues around the world return over the past weeks. The German Bundesliga is nearing its conclusion while Spain, Italy and... Read more »

MLS Cup prediction

The MLS Cup final is upon us today. Just for the sake of going on the record and getting something up on the blog I figured I’d make a prediction post. It’s Portland at Columbus. Two teams with potent offenses and defenses that have become solid at the right time. Portland is hot right now... Read more »

Decoding the MLS offseason

It’s the time of year in Major League Soccer when the offseason schedule starts humming and teams send out press releases that indicate which players they’ve kept and which they haven’t. Or at least, that’s kind of what they’re getting at. Just take a look at the Chicago Fire’s list of offseason moves released on... Read more »

St. Louis is a soccer city, now get it an MLS team

I made the trip to St. Louis for the Americans’ opening World Cup qualifier against St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The trip served a dual purpose of allowing me to see my second national team game as well as visiting some college friends from my Mizzou days. I have read about the history of soccer... Read more »

The most talented team in MLS history is already out of the playoffs

If you were like me, gorging on the quadruple header of MLS quarterfinals on Sunday, you might have noticed something. Or rather, you might have noticed something that wasn’t there. The Los Angeles Galaxy lost in one of the play-in games at Seattle and weren’t playing on Sunday. The Galaxy went from having an outside... Read more »

MLS playoff predictions

The MLS playoffs start today. The local Chicago Fire are nowhere near the 12 teams that made the league’s second season, but there’s still plenty of entertainment ahead. This is the first year of the expanded 12-team playoff field, meaning there are four play-in wild card games (or whatever you want to call them) instead... Read more »

MLS players most likely to jump to Europe

A few days ago a piece I wrote was posted on Italian site It was a list of MLS players likely to make the move to play for a European club. Here’s the link. The players included are Fabian Castillo, Omar Gonzalez, Sebastian Lletget, Gyasi Zardes, Juan Agudelo, Diego Fagundez, Matt Miazga, Luis Gil,... Read more »