Category Archives: MLS Spotlight

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 »

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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 »

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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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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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