• Cherundolo is prominent by his absence
    The exclusion of Carlos Bocanegra from the U.S. roster for Hexagonal qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico has dominated the headlines, yet the absence of another World Cup veteran with European experience could be just as impactful.
  • MLS ignores FIFA dates with full weekend slate
    Commissioner Don Garber announced over the weekend that MLS is considering shifting its schedule to give its two Concacaf Champions League participants, Los Angeles and Seattle, a break from league play to help their chances in the semifinals against tough Liga MX opposition.
  • MLS Power Rankings: Montreal on top after third win
    The second-year Montreal Impact claimed the top spot in the Power Rankings with its third straight win of 2013.
  • Red Bulls eye rebound at home
    What's the perfect remedy melting down twice on the road to start the new season? Coming home, of course.
  • MLS pride will be on the line in CCL semis
    There won't be many excuses for Seattle and Los Angeles when they face Liga MX opposition in the Concacaf Champions League semifinals next month, and both series will present a true test of where the top MLS clubs stack up against their Mexican counterparts.
  • Here come the Canucks!
    I know it's ridiculously early in the MLS season to get too giddy about anything, but the signs north of the border are glowingly positive.
  • MLS Power Rankings: Montreal's road warriors win again
    Montreal and Canadian rival Vancouver are the league's only 2-0-0 teams after two weeks of play. Houston, Seattle and Los Angeles sat out league play and will resume action this weekend after they compete in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals.
  • MLS teams boost Concacaf hopes by pitching shutouts
    For most of us, goals are sexy and shutouts are not, yet both are equally important in a two-game series.
  • For options on the left, look south
    The double-dip of Concacaf Hexagonal qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico is still two weeks away, yet there's a good chance U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann may have intriguing options for a spot on the field that's been a black hole for much of his tenure.
  • For better or worse, Vergara is in charge
    I'm getting a real laugh out of all these fans and pundits wringing their hands about Chivas USA and imploring MLS commissioner Don Garber to do something.
  • Kreis recasts Real Salt Lake in familiar image
    When the team is the star, milestones don't mean much. Results do. RSL left Buck Shaw Stadium with both Sunday night, after a 2-0 victory that featured the 300th career appearance by captain Kyle Beckerman and the 100th shutout posted by Nick Rimando. The return of Robbie Findley and some young faces -- in midfield and the back line and coming off the bench - enhanced the sense of a new era, though a few mainstays made the key plays.
  • MLS Power Rankings: Los Angeles flies out of the gate
    The Soccer America weekly power rankings debut with a new format that groups the 19 teams into three tiers while giving a thumbnail sketch of each team's performance.