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?
Calling this a “match report” might be a bit ambitious, since I’m posting about 55 words, but that’s OK. A late, late injury-time goal from Ugo Ihemelu (I’m not checking the spelling on this) gave Dallas a much-deserved win over New England. The fightin’ red and whites dominated the match, particularly Fabian Castillo, who gave … Continue reading Match Report: FC Dallas 1, New England 0
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 Hello everyone. After a fairly nondescript offseason, America’s No. 1 professional American soccer league is back for its 17th season. Incidentally, MLS Live is a decent service if you feel like being able to watch most of the games in the season. Better than paying for the DirectTV … Continue reading MLS weekend picks: And we’re off!
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood | Only Love Soccer Saturday I was able to head down to Tucson to attend the final and third-place matches of Tucson’s possibly turning annual preseason tournament, dubbed this year the Desert Diamond Cup. I attended last year, when Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake joined FC Tucson and the Arizona … Continue reading Jeremiah’s Desert Diamond Cup report
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood *Games to watch ^Games not to watch All times Pacific, as usual Friday *Colorado v Columbus. (6:30 p.m.) This is a matchup between the 4th- and 5th-place teams in the standings. Colorado is coming off a 2-1 win at Philadelphia – the first time an opposing team has won at the Union’s … Continue reading MLS weekend preview: August 5-7
By Jeremiah Paschke-Wood I get the league’s justification for all the exhibition matches against English and Spanish teams – it’s a money maker and they do it every summer. But next to, oh, a major international tournament, it severely disrupts the regular season. And for what? So you can find out that Frederico Macheda would … Continue reading MLS rankings: Week 18