The last two days of training have definitely felt a bit different. Part of that can of course be chalked up to the Sounders being on a bye week. Another part to the fact that the team is missing a handful of players to international duties. Still, change […]
Now that spring is here, I decided to head out to the backyard and have a little chat, talking about all of the Inter Miami news over the last week. With the nicer weather, I hope to be out in my backyard doing more chats. Check it out!
It looks like both Inter Miami and FXE Futbol have some additional homework to do. With Ft. Lauderdale Commissioners set to review (and possibly vote) on the two proposals to rehab Lockhart stadium March 19, the City Attorney and City Auditor have both returned separate memos which call […]
“Life is good when you have options.” -Don Garber Right now, the City of Ft. Lauderdale must feel like the belle of the sports ball, with two separate organizations bidding to refurbish Lockhart Stadium, and build out the location to include various other amenities. The two proposals have […]
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 […]
Check out my latest Athletic story on the lawsuit by the USWNT, and their fight for equal pay. I’ll have more on this later, as I’ll be doing a podcast on the story. Lots of interesting tidbits in the story, and I’ll delve deep into the underlying issues […]
Always a good read, the 2019 U.S. Open Cup handbook has been published. It doesn’t have the controversy associated with the orphaned NASL teams, but there is some interesting stuff in there. Not the least of which is the suspended list. Anyone who got a red card in […]
The start of the season can only mean one thing: Lawsuit updates! Okay, maybe a bit more than that. On this episode, I talk about the Sounders and their big win over the weekend, as well as discuss DP roster construction. Also, a quick dissection of my failure […]
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!
Well, I managed to survive the Sounders Media Match. For those who don’t know anything about my athletic career (and that’s all of you except my family/friends): I stopped playing soccer in 9th grade, at which point I moved over to the American football (like most kids in […]
A lot can happen in a year. Having written a couple of long-form stories on Reddit and Sounder at Heart, I decided to start up this site to have a forum to write about legal issues impacting soccer in the United States (and abroad). At the time, it […]
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 […]
Bombshell news out this morning, as officials in Jupiter, Florida have issued an arrest warrant for New England Revolution (and Patriots) owner Robert Kraft on charges of soliciting prostitution. I’m not going to speak to the nature of the allegations (you can go to TMZ for that), but […]
Back from Arizona, I talk about the news from the US Soccer Annual General Meeting. Lots of good stuff from Carlos Cordeiro. I was also able to catch a couple of Seattle Sounders matches. The results were…mixed. Finally, some thoughts on the LA Galaxy’s attempts to deal with […]
I joined Grant Wahl’s “Planet Fútbol” show to discuss the US Soccer Annual General Meeting, and the prospect of a 48-team World Cup in 2022. MLS Commissioner Don Garber also joined the show, if you’re into important news from the top guy in domestic soccer in the United […]
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, […]