1. Los Angeles. As defending champs, the Galaxy get their spot here. Don’t expect them to stay, at least not for the first month or two. 2. Houston. I didn’t just put the Dynamo here because they were runners-up – they do have the pieces to be a top team. I think. 3. Kansas City. … Continue reading MLS Power Rankings: Feb. 28
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood As someone who is more or less a neutral when it comes to MLS teams – I vowed to support whatever team is closest to wherever my job is located after graduation, I’m always amused by MLS offseason transactions. Sure, there are always a bunch of Colombians signed, and the odd designated … Continue reading Wait, you signed who?
Yes, the MLS is still going on, albeit just a couple matches over the last two weeks. In the lone match of this weekend, Vancouver hammered Houston. 3-1 isn’t that dramatic of a scoreline, but it could’ve been a much worse defeat for Houston, who were missing Geoff Cameron and whoever plays at right back … Continue reading Vancouver Whitecaps 3, Houston Dynamo 1
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood | Only Love Soccer This week’s edition of Weekend Preview will be short, since I’m out of town and didn’t bring my computer. All times Pacific. Saturday Philadelphia (0-1-3) v. Columbus (2-0-2). (12:30 p.m.) The Union are especially bad, but home advantage should be enough for them to get a point against … Continue reading MLS Weekend Preview: April 14-15
Ho-hum. The Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake and Houston surprised Sporting Kansas City in the Eastern Conference final to advance. The Galaxy match was fairly by the book, but Houston lucked out a bit with what looked to be a definite penalty for KC getting waved off. They did manage to win the game without … Continue reading Galaxy vs. Houston in MLS Cup final
Goals: PHI – Sebastien LeToux (1); HOU – Andrew Hainault (1), Calen Carr (1) A pretty action-packed, but not necessarily quality-packed first leg in Philadelphia. Probably the most notable thing about the first half is how poor the Union were – probably because it is their first year in playoffs. Houston scored twice and probably … Continue reading MLS Playoffs: Philadelphia Union 1, Houston Dynamo 2, first leg
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood*Games to watch ^Games not to watch All times Pacific, as usual Saturday Seattle (6-3-2 at home) v Chivas USA (3-4-4 away). (1 p.m.) Seattle returns home after ending Kansas City’s 14-match unbeaten streak with a late 2-1 win last week and are currently in third place in the West. A win in … Continue reading MLS weekend preview: August 13-14