Category Archives: MLS Spotlight

MLS Spotlight: Nagbe developing a flair for the spectacular

By THOMAS FLOYD Darlington Nagbe may only have five MLS goals to his name, but he has sure made the most of them. Last year, the Portland Timbers midfielder-forward saw his first career strike — a spectacular juggle-and-volley effort against … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Ex-TFC defender Gargan right at home with Chicago

 Photo by Tracy Allen/ISIphotos.com By THOMAS FLOYD Dan Gargan's path to the Windy City has been anything but a breeze. First, there was the torn knee ligament that threw a wrench in his promising career. Then, his abrupt 2008 retirement. … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Gomez one of few bright spots for slow-starting Union

photo by Patricia Giobetti/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO American soccer fans might best know Gabriel Gomez for his performance in Panama's stunning victory over the U.S. men's national team in the group stages of last summer's Gold Cup. Gomez left his … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Castrillon adapting well with Rapids

By FRANCO PANIZO Jaime Castrillon is just two weeks into his first MLS season, but you might not be able to tell based on how he has performed so far. Through the first two weeks of the 2012 campaign, Castrillon … Continue reading »

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MLS Combine Spotlight: Robert Warzycha

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MLS Spotlight: Future bright for RSL’s Gil

 Photo by Bill Barrett/ISIphotos.com By THOMAS FLOYD Luis Gil is well aware of the hype. As a 17-year-old whose uncanny skill and composure on the ball has drawn the attention of such European titans as Arsenal and Real Madrid, it … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Durable Parke embracing heavy workload for Sounders

Photo by Bill Barrett/ISIphotos.com By THOMAS FLOYD It's not terribly often that Jeff Parke contributes on the offensive end. The industrious Seattle Sounders defender, in fact, is quick to acknowledge as much. In his seven MLS seasons, Parke has been … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Dunivant quietly enjoying career year for Galaxy

 Photo by David Bernal/ISIphotos.com By THOMAS FLOYD Todd Dunivant has gotten used to flying under the radar. Not hearing his name called throughout a match tends to be a good thing. While he does like to get forward and provide … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Cameron thriving for Houston since return from major injury

 Photo by Howard C. Smith/ISIphotos.com By THOMAS FLOYD In April 2010, Geoff Cameron's flourishing career stumbled upon the most unwelcome of roadblocks. The Houston Dynamo defender-midfielder ruptured the PCL in his right knee during a match at the Chicago Fire and … Continue reading »

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MLS Spotlight: Zusi relishing breakthrough season for Sporting KC

   Photo by Bill Barrett/ISIphotos.com By THOMAS FLOYD If Graham Zusi has taken one lesson away from the first three years of his MLS career, it's been understanding the value of patience. After being selected by the Kansas City Wizards in … Continue reading »

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