By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Dec 9, 2014) US Soccer Players - Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Robbie Keane, Hassoun Camara. Most of the names are easily recognizable to MLS fans. The exception plays what might be one of the most important positions on the field. Camara, a fullback with the Montreal Impact, made WhoScored.com’s MLS ‘team of the season,’ with an average game ranking of 7.2. . . .
By Charles Boehm - CARSON, CA (Dec 8, 2014) US Soccer Players - A debate rumbles on about the merits of MLS vs European leagues for talented American players seeking to elevate their games and earn a shot with the USMNT. The input of major figures like USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann and MLS commissioner Don Garber has recently cast a brighter spotlight on the topic. The discussion revolves around . . .
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 8, 2014) US Soccer Players – At halftime of the 2014 MLS Cup final, commissioner Don Garber stayed on point with the league's catchphrases. MLS is a league of choice in a soccer nation, and the commissioner makes it tough to forget. Credit Garber for repetition, repetition, repetition. What's more in question is the meaning behind those words. The soccer . . .
By Clemente Lisi – CARSON, CA (Dec 7, 2014) US Soccer Players – Fueled by both talent and emotion, Landon Donovan got his Hollywood ending on Sunday when the LA Galaxy won its fifth MLS Cup title, defeating the New England Revolution 2-1 in overtime at a sundrenched StubHub Center before a sellout crowd of 27,000. In a championship game-turned-farewell match for Donovan, the home fans cheered his . . .
Real Salt Lake will be playing in the 2015 -16 CONCACAF Champions League following the LA Galaxy's 2014 MLS Cup win. Real Salt Lake joins the Galaxy (MLS Cup winners), Seattle Sounders (US Open Cup and Supporters' Shield winners), and DC United (Eastern Conference champions). Not counting those teams, Real Salt Lake had the best overall regular season record in MLS, finishing behind Seattle and . . .
In front of a sellout crowd of 27,000 at StubHub Center, it took overtime to settle the 2014 MLS Cup. 2014 MLS MVP Robbie Keane won the game with a goal in the 111th minute, 2-1 LA Galaxy over the New England Revolution. Keane had several chances and looked to be struggling in the final before his goal won the LA Galaxy their 5th MLS Cup. "It wasn’t the greatest game to be honest with you. It was . . .
The award season in MLS continued on Wednesday with Major League Soccer announcing LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane as the 2014 league MVP. Keane was third in goals scored with 19 and in a three-way tie for 2nd-place in assists with 14. He led MLS in shos with 122 and was second in shots on goal with 54. The LA Galaxy finished second in the Western Conference but had a league leading goal difference . . .
By Jason Davis - WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 3, 2014) US Soccer Players - Thierry Henry was not cut out to be the face of MLS, or any other league. The former Juventus, Arsenal, and Barcelona player is too reserved, too gruff, too unwilling to put up with the impositions of fame to happily take up the mantle as the leading character in the aspirational drama that is Major League Soccer. That he was . . .
DC United and USMNT goalkeeper Bill Hamid is the 2014 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday. Hamid was a major reason for DC United bouncing back in a worst-to-first season in 2014. His coach, former USMNT player Ben Olsen, won the 2014 MLS Coach of the Year award on Tuesday. "I am extremely honored to be named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year," Hamid said in a press statement. . . .
By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Dec 2, 2014) US Soccer Players - During the 2014 State of the League roundtable, MLS commissioner Don Garber announced that MLS will no longer operate a reserve league. Instead, all of its teams will own or affiliate with a USL-Pro team. To understand what this means, let’s take a look at the history of another American sport. It may come as a surprise to all but . . .