Category Archives: MLS Spotlight

MLS Spotlight: John emerges from setbacks, adversity for FC Dallas

Photo by ISIphotos.com By THOMAS FLOYD George John has experienced his fair share of setbacks in the past year. But if the FC Dallas centerback's spirits have been dampened, he isn't showing it. Last summer, a deal that would have … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: SKC anchor Besler relishes whirlwind summer

By THOMAS FLOYD Matt Besler, if nothing else, sure has stayed busy this summer. The Sporting Kansas City centerback has been there for his team's surge back to first place. He also was a stalwart for the club's run to … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Johnson shining after overcoming Olympic qualifying nightmare

By FRANCO PANIZO CHESTER, Pa. — Sean Johnson may be quietly piecing together one of the best seasons among goalkeepers in MLS this year, but not many people will point to that when asked about the year he is having. … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Spotlight, MLS- Chicago Fire | 23 Comments

MLS Spotlight: Red Bulls rookie Lade proving size doesn’t matter

By DAN MONTESANO HARRISON, New Jersey– Connor Lade is very aware of his size. He understands that, more often than not, each time he steps onto the field he will be the shortest one out there. It's been this way … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Johnson repaying Seattle’s confidence in him with goals

By FRANCO PANIZO UPPER MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Eddie Johnson may seem like a confident player for the Seattle Sounders these days, but that's only because of the belief his new team has had in him. After spending eight months without … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Bruin on a roll after his up-and-down rookie year

By THOMAS FLOYD Will Bruin expected too much out of his rookie season. That much, he acknowledges, is now clear. The 11th overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Bruin immediately stepped into the lineup for the Houston Dynamo that … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Kitchen settling into demanding midfield role

  By FRANCO PANIZO Perry Kitchen is no stranger to adversity, having been apart of the U.S. Under-23 men's national team that disappointingly did not qualify for this summer's Olympics in March. But while Kitchen struggled in the U.S. team's … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS Spotlight, MLS- D.C. United | 6 Comments

MLS Spotlight: Califf enjoying promising start with Chivas USA after leaving Union

By FRANCO PANIZO The relationship between Danny Califf and the Philadelphia Union did not end in the most pleasant of ways, but the start to the latest chapter in his career has gone as well as anyone could have imagined. … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Journeyman Steele coming through in the clutch

By THOMAS FLOYD Jonny Steele was just 12 years old when he first visited the United States. Little did he know how influential that trip would ultimately be. Traveling stateside for the USA Cup youth soccer tournament, Steele met some … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS Spotlight, MLS- Real Salt Lake, SBI MLS Spotlight | 20 Comments

MLS Spotlight: Gaddis emerges as rookie standout

By FRANCO PANIZO CHESTER, Penn. – When the rosters for the 2012 MLS Combine were released earlier this year, one name that drew attention was Ray Gaddis. But it was not for reasons you might initially think.  Gaddis was not among … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Cameron keeps improving as one of the best in MLS

By FRANCO PANIZO Geoff Cameron has kept very busy over the course of the past six months.  From playing playing in friendlies with the U.S. men's national team to continuing his transition to centerback with the Houston Dynamo, Cameron has … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: MacMath bounces back from rough start between the posts

By THOMAS FLOYD Zac MacMath is nothing if not resilient. After all, his first season as the Philadelphia Union's starter in goal didn't exactly get off to a splendid start, as the club kicked off the year with three consecutive … Continue reading »

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