• Explaining the new era of player movement
    A flurry of player moves has followed in the wake of MLS Cup, with the Expansion Draft and numerous trades indicating another busy offseason is underway.
  • Expansion Draft kicks off 2012 season a bit early
    The season is barely over, and Galaxy Nation is still recovering from its victory and lavish Staples Center celebration, yet preparations for the 2012 campaign have already begun.
  • Beckham stays on message, trophy to go surfing?
    In his post-MLS Cup comments, David Beckham showed the same consistency that marked his best, and possibly, last season in MLS: he revealed nothing about his future other than to reiterate, "We'll see."
  • No substitute for taking to the road
    MLS Cup 2011 may be a harbinger of the future: the highest-seeded team to reach the final, the Los Angeles Galaxy, will host it Sunday against Houston.
  • Best playoff game ever? Galaxy-Real Salt Lake rates accolades but not top spot
    I know a lot of fans and journalists and other observers have jumped aboard the Good Ship MLS somewhat recently, and to them I say, "Welcome aboard!"
  • RSL out to spoil Galaxy's lawn party
    The MLS Western Conference final Sunday (TV: ESPN2/Deportes, 9 p.m. ET) matches Los Angeles and Real Salt Lake nearly two years after RSL beat the Galaxy on penalty kicks in MLS Cup 2009.
  • Top pair in East shares similarities
    Two teams that missed out on the playoffs last year vie for a spot in MLS Cup Sunday when Sporting Kansas City hosts Houston Dynamo (TV: 5:30 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer) in the Eastern Conference final.