By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood | Only Love Soccer Friday DC United (0-1-2) v. FC Dallas (1-1-1). (4:30 p.m.) United looked, well, defensively solid, I guess, against Vancouver last week, but have yet to find their stride offensively. Here’s an idea: Drop Maicon Santos. I’m just saying. For a team that was at times refreshing last year … Continue reading MLS Weekend Preview: March 30-April 1
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood | Only Love Soccer Aston Villa, who are terrible again this year, but it’s worth noting have won the English league, Champions League and FA Cup more than Chelsea, are doing a three-match tour of the MLS ballparks in July. They open against the Union in Philadelphia on July 18, play the … Continue reading Aston Villa to do 3-match U.S. tour in July
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood | Only Love Soccer This is probably a story that has been covered more by the mainstream U.S. sports media than the soccer media, since generally speaking the U.S. cares more about Olympic soccer more than most other countries (except for maybe Argentina and the African countries) do. Anyway, as one of … Continue reading I can’t wait ’til the Olympics … WHAT DO YOU MEAN WE AREN’T GOING?!
For once, MLSsoccer.com’s Power Rankings and ours relatively agree. That’s nice to see. I’m not trying to rhyme. Not a lot of huge changes in the rankings, though good performances by San Jose and Chivas USA have them moving up a little bit. With Sporting Kansas City and Seattle off to such good starts, the … Continue reading MLS rankings: March 27
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood | Only Love Soccer Friday Seattle 2 Houston 0. An odd game where the Sounders were both a bit lucky and fully deserving of their win. Seattle got goals from David Estrada (his fourth of the year, and it should’ve been scored an own goal, but this is the MLS, so … … Continue reading MLS Weekend Roundup: March 23-25
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood | Only Love Soccer Friday Seattle v. Houston. (7 p.m.) Seattle rolled past the leaky Toronto defense last week, but Houston is a much better defensive team. With Mauro Rosales out through injury, they’ll need David Estrada to continue the form that netted him a hat trick last week. Houston is 2-0-0 … Continue reading MLS Weekend Preview: March 23-25
Sorry for the late start on rankings, but I was, uhh … busy. Anyway, impressive starts for Kansas City, Real Salt Lake, Houston, Colorado and Vancouver have those teams surging up the standings. Meanwhile, the Galaxy drop a bit after a bad season-opening loss (and a surprise Champions League one), and teams like Philadelphia, New … Continue reading MLS rankings: March 19