Monthly Archives: November 2008

EPL Week 14: A look back

  Funny how quickly things can go from so promising and good to shaky and in danger of falling apart. Thus is the situation at Arsenal, where the young and talented squad went from flying high after beating Manchester United … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer | 11 Comments

A primer on MLS expansion draft strategy (why Pappa and Parke were left exposed)

                                              Photo by ISIphotos.com When the lists were released on Monday of players who would be made available in the expansion draft, two names that drew plenty of scrutiny from fans were those of Chicago midfielder Marco Pappa and New York … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Expansion, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 60 Comments

MLS Expansion draft lists released

Here are the lists of players being exposed by all 14 teams in the upcoming MLS Expansion draft for Seattle Sounders FC (these are the players who will be available): Chivas USA Chiles, Kraig Curtin, Jim Ebert, Eric Ferreira, Dejair Flores, … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 147 Comments

Revs trade Cristman to Kansas City

in what should be the first of several deals made today, the New England Revolution is sending forward Adam Cristman to the Kansas City Wizards in exchange for a 2009 3rd round draft pick and an allocation. So why make … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- New England Revolution, MLS- Sporting Kansas City | 20 Comments

Real Salt Lake re-signs Jamison Olave

                                                      Photo by ISIphotos.com Real Salt Lake has re-signed Colombian defender Jamison Olave to a new contract that will keep him with RSL through the 2012 season. Olave started 23 games for Real Salt Lake after coming over from Deportivo Cali, … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Real Salt Lake | 21 Comments

Who would you protect from the MLS Expansion Draft?

We are less than two hours away from the deadline for MLS teams to submit their protected roster lists ahead of Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft for Seattle Sounders FC. Teams can protect 11 players, leaving the rest exposed (save for … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Seattle Sounders | 65 Comments

MLS Cup: Shaking the MLS grapevine

Good morning folks. It is the day after the 2008 MLS Cup and, as always, the MLS Cup weekend provided a great environment for stories to emerge, rumors to surface and the future plans of MLS teams to take shape. … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Cup, MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- Chivas USA, MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Real Salt Lake, MLS- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Sporting Kansas City | 43 Comments

MLS Cup: Post-Game thoughts

                                                      Photo by ISIphotos.com Good evening folks. It is the evening after the 2008 MLS Cup and while I will offer more analysis on Monday, I wanted to share some more thoughts on the match for the East Coast night … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Cup, MLS- Columbus Crew, MLS- New York Red Bulls | 48 Comments