I’m on a plane! For the next week, I’ll be on the East coast, doing all of the soccer things you can imagine. I’m very excited to get back on the road and cover some interesting soccer games and stories. Itinerary (for those who may be interested in […]
MLS has expanded at an impressive rate in the modern era (David Beckham AD-Present), going from 13 teams in 2007 to 26 in 2020. The League will further expand to (at least) 27 by 2021 and to 30 by some unknown date; probably by no later than 2024. […]
The Columbus Crew were officially saved back in December 2018, when the new ownership group was announced, but there are still a few loose ends to tie up. Mainly, construction of an expansive new stadium and training complex. As it turns out, they may still have some ways […]
Some news: I’ve moved my podcast over to the Sounder at Heart podcast network. Won’t really affect anything (except your subscriptions), and I’ll still be podcasting on my independent site with more casual thoughts. Enjoy! Interview with Garth Lagerwey.
One of the lessons of being a reporter (which I wasn’t in any official capacity until last year, even if I have a journalism degree) is that not all of your tips pan out. That doesn’t mean that the work going into a story isn’t worth it, but […]
So I feel this story has been under the radar from a national perspective (if only a little), but we’ve got a big court hearing with major implications for MLS set for Wednesday. I won’t belabor the background, but the City of Ft. Lauderdale is set to defend […]
Inter Miami, City of Ft. Lauderdale Execute Interim Agreement Allowing Demolition of Lockhart Stadium; FXE Futbol to File for Injunction Wednesday
There was some reporting earlier today from down in South Florida that the demolition of Lockhart Stadium, where Inter Miami CF will construct a new stadium, is set to begin on or about May 6. There was one issue with that: There was no signed agreement between Inter […]
Another week, another lawsuit to add to the books. Relevent Sports is a business which promotes international soccer matches around the world, including the summer preseason competition International Champions Cup. That particular competition has been ongoing since 2013, and has featured some of the best teams in the […]
Not sure what all the fuss was about last Thursday? Well, I’ve got you covered. In this episode, I go over the announcement from MLS that they will be pursuing (and paying) Solidarity Payments and Training Compensation. What’s it mean? How does it impact MLS? Why is the […]
Uh, so I had planned to write this update in the morning, before news of the Trademark battle between F.C. Internazionale and Inter Miami went public. And then I had to take off for Sounders practice. Then I had a doctor appointment for my shoulder (it ain’t great, […]
So I was checking in on how the late round (3 & 4) MLS SuperDraft picks fared getting contracts with MLS (or anyone, for that matter) sides. It’s…not good. A total of 2/48 (4.1%) managed to get picked up by MLS teams. Thirteen others (27%) managed to sign […]
What do you say when everything is sunshine and rainbows? The Sounders are in a good spot right now: A 2-0-0 start, +5 Goal Differential and not much in the way of injuries. Of course, such a thing is not meant to last, but you might as well […]
So I just went through InterMiamiCF‘s proposal to build a stadium at the site formerly known as Lockhart for a USL Championship team. It’s…thin. Like, very thin. Like 80% is just pretty pictures. But one picture (chart really) stood out. The construction schedule is interesting. They want to […]
The Sounders returned to the training field at Starfire under sunny skies, which could also be a metaphor for their mood coming off of a decisive 4-1 victory over MLS debutants FC Cincinnati. As one might expect, there wasn’t too much going at practice today. However there was […]
The start of the MLS season is here! Along with that, national broadcasts start up this weekend as well. MLS was nice enough to send me a printable copy of all national broadcast games in the US (Spanish language included) and Canada. Enjoy!
The snow may be gone, but temperatures were still frigid out at Starfire as the Sounders returned to the practice field ahead of the MLS season opener versus FC Cincinnati this weekend. Some roster news broke ahead of the session, as the Sounders announced that they’d waived Jordan […]
The MLS season is nearly upon us, and aside from looking forward to the on-field action (which has started in earnest with…mixed results), the deadline for roster compliance is at the end of this week (presumably March 1). Along with that deadline, MLS typically puts out their roster […]
My latest story for The Athletic is up on the USSF AGM. Lots of interesting stuff so check it out! I’ll be back later with a podcast on my thoughts on the experience.
The Sounders and Timbers renewed acquaintances on a cool February night in Tucson, and while the Sounders gave up a late goal to fall to their rivals 2-1, there were some very promising things to take away from the game. First, the Sounders started a fully reserve lineup, […]
Now available on iTunes, so check it out, like, subscribe and share! Also available on Stitcher, so you can listen there as well! After breaking down some Columbus Crew stadium news, I dive into the background on the MLS/Nashville SC/Chicago Fire/Andrew Gutman saga (it’s a mess). Then I […]