Archive for July, 2013

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Garber should turn Chivas USA negative into a positive

When Don Garber gives his defacto “State of the League” comments during halftime at the All-Star Game, his first order of business should be dealing with Chivas USA.

US Soccer History

The MLS All Star Game: More traditional than you’d think

All-Star games are a fixture of American pro sports. In American pro soccer, they date back to the 1920s.


USMNT stock watch: Post-Gold-Cup edition

Jeremy Lane looks at which USMNT players saw their stock rise, and whose stock fell, at the Gold Cup.

Daily news roundups

Stoke’s Brek Shea injured in win over Union, ASG tonight, new Crew owners, more

Stoke City’s Brek Shea injured after a nasty tackle in Tuesday night’s win over the Union.MLS All-Stars take on Roma tonight. Columbus Crew has new owners. Iceland is angry. More news.


Postgame videos and quotesheet: Union 0-2 Stoke

Video of John Hackworth’s postgame press conference and interviews with Ray Gaddis, Michael Farfan, and Antoine Hoppenot. Plus: postgame quotes including Mark Hughes and Brek Shea on Shea’s injury.

Union match reports

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 0-2 Stoke City

Stoke City dispatched the Union 2-0 with a tidy, professional display on Tuesday night, with the Union reserves conceding two first half goals from which the starters, playing in the second half, could not recover.

Analysis / Union

The Stoke-time continuum … and Danny Califf

A tale of two columns. 1) What happens when the North American version of Stoke City meets the actual Stoke City? 2) What the Union should do about Danny Califf.

Philadelphians Abroad

Philadelphians Abroad: Convey drags TFC to a win, Hoppenot vanquishes Vancouver, goals galore in Harrisburg

Two assists from Convey help Toronto break six game winless streak. Late Hoppenot goal gives Union big road win. Locals tally in Harrisburg goalfest.

Daily news roundups

Union-Stoke news, MLS expansion, Holden’s torn ACL, more

Brek Shea joins Geoff Cameron and Maurice Edu in Philly with Stoke. Hack plans to play “a bunch of guys.” Gaber says not a question of if MLS expands but when and how much. Holden diagnosed with torn ACL. More.

Player ratings

Analysis & player ratings: Union 1-0 Whitecaps

The gods of red cards and kind bounces again smiled on the Union as they barely scraped out a road victory despite playing with a man advantage for a combined 87 minutes of play.