The top 10 players outside Europe: The stars in China, MLS and more
The game’s biggest stars are concentrated in Europe’s top leagues but not all of football’s stars confine themselves to the continent. Some are strewn across the globe, starring in North America and Asia or lighting things up in South America. Read more
MLS teams’ top USL prospects in 2017
Since first cracking open its doors to MLS partnerships in 2013, USL has become a vitally locked-in piece of the league’s development landscape. And it’s still expanding. To date, 10 teams own and directly operate their own USL teams, granting them unprecedented access to the identification, signing and development of... Read more
Armchair Analyst: Tactical preview of USA vs. Honduras
All of the below needs to be understood in this context: Honduras have conceded two goals in two World Cup qualifiers to start the Hexagonal. Both have been off of set pieces. Read more
MLS Commissioner Don Garber to attend rally in St. Louis next week
MLS Commissioner Don Garber will attend a rally in St. Louis on Monday, to celebrate the city’s soccer history and discuss the MLS expansion prospects for the locale. The rally, to take place downtown at Ballpark Village, will begin at 5:15 pm CDT, will be hosted by USL side Saint... Read more
Wiebe: Early season MLS trade targets who could upgrade your team
It’s never too early for trade scuttlebutt, especially when there are 47 more days to go until Major League Soccer’s primary transfer window closes on May 8. Until then, there’s nothing to stop clubs from making a move, from shuffling the deck before the season gets away from them. Read more
One does not simply walk into Europe and get a result—especially if one is a member of Canada’s national team. But on Wednesday, Les Rouges did something they haven’t done in nearly seven years: they traveled across the pond and tied a European team, earning a 1-1 draw against Scotland in Edinburgh.... Read more
MLS Fantasy: Finding the best budget defenders for your squad
In the 2017 iteration of MLS Fantasy, I don’t think there’s ever a reason to spend more than $25 on your backline. Why would you? With so many bargains available at the $5 price point or below, you can assemble a strong rearguard while setting aside enough money to grab the... Read more
Armchair Analyst: Cameron’s position, Morris’s health & the US XI | Q&A
According to whispers in and around the US men’s national team, we should all expect Geoff Cameron to suit up at right back in Friday’s qualifier against Honduras at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium. I don’t think this is the choice I’d make, largely because I always think the smartest thing... Read more
Castillo: Which MLSers have the most to prove for the US national team?
It’s time for a crescendo of hand-wringing and Greek chorus-singing: There are just a couple days until the US national team convenes again for international play, after all! By the time I hit “publish” on this, there might have been another roster announcement before Friday’s World Cup Qualifying match... Read more
Toronto FC sign SuperDraft pick defender Oyvind Alseth
Toronto FC announced on Wednesday that they have signed MLS SuperDraft selection defender Oyvind Alseth to an MLS contract. Alseth, 22, was selected out of Syracuse University in the third-round (65th overall) of January’s SuperDraft. Read more