Olympic flop a minor distraction, not a major disaster
Posted by Paul Gardner on Mar. 29, 12:42 a.m.
So the USA will not be part of this year's Olympic soccer tournament. Well, big deal.
Memo to MLS: Just collect the fines, forget the moralizing
Posted by Paul Gardner on Mar. 25, 11:50 p.m.
In case you haven't noticed, MLS -- which as novice leagues go, is doing pretty well -- has now decided that it wants to be one of the best soccer leagues going. Commissioner Don Garber has told us just that, speaking of "our ambition to be one of the top leagues in the world."
Academy's high school ban a step too far
Posted by Paul Gardner on Mar. 23, 8:16 p.m.
The expert. Defined as someone who knows more and more about less and less until he reaches perfection and knows everything about nothing.
MLS teams must outgrow Mexico myth
Posted by Paul Gardner on Mar. 15, 8:46 p.m.
Poor Seattle! Did they really deserve that 6-1 pounding that Santos Laguna inflicted on them on Wednesday? On the night, looking strictly at the way the Sounders played, yes they did. Poor Seattle indeed -- very poor.
If Rich Guys Finish First, Stand By for a Dreadful Final
Posted by Paul Gardner on Mar. 13, 2:55 p.m.
Admittedly, it's a bit early in the season to be talking about this year's MLS Cup winner. But ... given that the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New York Red Bulls are the two MLS clubs that have spent the most money, the two that get the most publicity, that they have a total of five Designated Players between them, ...
Will NBC's new view of soccer really work?
Posted by Paul Gardner on Mar. 10, 12:35 a.m.
As with Fox and ESPN, now we have NBC insisting on a Brit voice for its soccer telecasts. Arlo White will be their man -- there's a nice American touch there, he was named Arlo for folk-singer Arlo Guthrie, but he's from Leicester in England.
A lesson for soccer in football bounty scandal
Posted by Paul Gardner on Mar. 6, 12:39 a.m.
Bear with me, I'll be getting round to soccer shortly -- after some comments on football and boxing and hockey.