• MLS Awards: Goncalves makes his presence felt in first MLS season
    In the case of international defenders coming to MLS, more is better.
  • MLS Awards: Brown closes strong to top rookie class
    They vied for the lead neck-and-neck for much of the season, then it was Deshorn Brown pulling away from Colorado teammate Dillon Powers in the Rookie of the Year race.
  • MLS Awards: Magee deserves MVP despite postseason miss
    Two years after he won the Most Valuable Player Award, the Dwayne De Rosario Dilemma surfaces once again.
  • MLS Awards: Ricketts is best of a good bunch of keepers
    The Galaxy has a way of going through goalkeepers quickly, yet still Donovan Ricketts had to wonder where his career was going when he was traded to Montreal in November 2011, after helping L.A. win the league title.
  • MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls on top; D.C. United rock bottom
    New York retained top spot in the final edition of the Power Rankings yet shared the best recent record with a team that fell short of the playoffs
  • Columbus is racking up coaching candidates
    Columbus has apparently taken the early lead as teams in search of coaches jockey for position.
  • Saga of Orlando tweaks expansion candidates
    There's more at play in the speedy progress of an MLS Orlando City franchise than returning the league to Florida is it grows toward its stated goal of 24 teams by 2020.
  • Sepp Blatter's many contradictions
    FIFA president Sepp Blatter likes to portray himself as a man of the world -- mores specifically, a man of the Third World that brought him to power in 1998 and helped keep him there for four terms. But it doesn't take much to get him talking about his Swiss roots.
  • MLS Power Rankings: Top teams win, Seattle drops again
    Going into the final week of play, four of the 10 playoff slots are still unclaimed and Houston, currently sixth, could finish as high as third or as low as seventh in the Eastern Conference. That's what parity can do for you.
  • Watson and Quakes must win this Clasico
    A comeback 3-2 Colorado win over Vancouver Saturday afternoon clarified the Quakes' task for Sunday night:
  • Revs' rebound hinges on two clashes with Crew
    There's not much ambiguity when it comes to evaluating a straggler that's made a coaching change; if the team makes the playoffs, it's a success; if it doesn't, it's not.
  • Hyndman resignation inevitable after second-half collapse
    The fifth season of Schellas Hyndman's tenure at FC Dallas has been the most disappointing, and he announced today it will be his last.
  • The Klinsmann mantra takes hold
    His final proving ground is still in the future, yet the just-concluded campaign managed by Jurgen Klinsmann may be the most productive yet attained by the U.S. men.
  • U.S. Player Ratings: Subs lead the way again
    Without most of its regulars, the USA nevertheless ground out a stunning 3-2 victory in Panama City to finish off the Hexagonal in dramatic fashion. Substitute Brad Davis, with two assists, led a remarkable comeback. His corner kick yielded the first U.S. goal and in the second minute of stoppage time, he crossed a ball that Graham Zusi headed home to tie the match again at 2-2 and kill the hopes of an entire nation. The other two subs teamed up a minute later to ice an amazing win. Terrence Boyd got the assist ...
  • Three reasons a summer-to-spring MLS season makes perfect sense
    A New York Daily News report that MLS is seriously considering a switch to a summer-to-spring season -- meaning it will play through part of the winter -- was immediately panned in most circles. But a strong case can be made that MLS must switch.