• MLS Cup finalists should win conference titles
    The 18th MLS season kicks off this weekend with 18 teams trying to dethrone two-time defending champion Los Angeles.
  • MLS Preview: Dynasty label looms for Los Angeles
    Now that Landon Donovan has surprised nobody by announcing he's coming back to play in late March, the two-time defending champion can concentrate on making league history.
  • MLS Preview: Major improvement sets up Chicago for next task
    The Fire attained its objective last year of getting back into the playoffs after falling short in in 2010 and 2011. Now comes the hard part.
  • MLS Preview: Wondo and Bash Brothers lead Quakes
    A season of regular-season thrills and playoff disappointment leaves the Quakes in a strange position heading into 2013.
  • MLS Preview: D.C. United rolls the dice with Ruiz
    Is it desperation or delusion that prompted D.C. United to bring back Guatemalan Carlos Ruiz for his third stay in MLS?
  • MLS Preview: Red Bulls' Petke must learn on the job
    Thanks to the generosity of other teams, both foreign and domestic, the Red Bulls are remade once again.
  • MLS Preview: New Real Salt Lake era begins with changes
    The names have changed, but RSL's tradition of Latin style and American grit has not.
  • MLS Preview: Montero loan, Tiffert rift force Seattle to shuffle
    The Sounders got over an important hump in 2012, but still have yet to top two major bumps in the road.
  • MLS Preview: Houston is determined to seal the deal in third attempt
    For the past two seasons, midseason moves have propelled the Houston Dynamo to a spot in the MLS Cup, only to fall both times to the Los Angeles Galaxy.
  • MLS Preview: Crew's playoff miss sparks influx of South Americans
    If nothing else, the Crew in 2012 proved that getting into the playoffs isn't as easy as it used to be.
  • MLS Preview: Aggressive Whitecaps stay the course with 2013 signings
    Whitecaps' management admitted after the 2012 season that perhaps too many changes were made to a successful team, but the few misfires that resulted haven't staunched an aggressive approach.
  • MLS Preview: Impact switches coaches to close gap with playoff tier
    Owner Joey Saputo earned a reputation for boldness while overseeing the Montreal Impact's years in the minor leagues, and that persona hasn't changed with an upgrade to MLS.
  • MLS Preview: Shea transfer is just one piece of Dallas puzzle
    The transfer of midfielder Brek Shea to Premier League club Stoke City dominated the offseason headlines for FC Dallas yet is only one of myriad changes implemented in the wake of a sixth-place finish.
  • MLS Preview: Surprise choice Nelsen vies to resurrect Toronto
    The return to MLS of former D.C. United defender Ryan Nelsen had been expected. His new job title and employer certainly weren't.<
  • MLS Preview: Pareja's revamp in Colorado is far from done
    For their final preseason match of 2013, the Rapids took 32 players to Southern California for split-squad games Friday against the Los Angeles Galaxy and UC Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara.