Category Archives: Monday Morning Centerback

Monday Morning Centerback: NBC securing of EPL TV rights a win for American soccer fans

NBC secured the American TV rights to the English Premier League in a blockbuster $250 million deal. It is a devastating blow for Fox Soccer, but all signs point to it being a big win for American soccer fans. Continue reading »

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Monday Mid-Day Centerback: Johnson’s renaissance an inspiration for future USMNT comeback stories

With success stories like Eddie Johnson and Herculez Gomez in mind, here is a look at some players who aren’t currently in the national team mix, but who could work their way back into the mix after roller coaster careers: Continue reading »

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Monday Mid-Day Centerback: A look at the Rookie of the Year race, and the different ways to look at the award

What makes a Rookie of the Year? Is it, like the MLS MVP Award, an honor to be given to a player who puts together an outstanding first professional season, or an award to give to a young player who … Continue reading »

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Monday Morning Centerback: For young goalkeepers, it isn’t easy being green

Photos by ISIPhotos.com By IVES GALARCEP Wine and goalkeepers get better with age. It isn't hard to argue with the second part of that statement if you watch Major Leaue Soccer with any regularity. In a league that, for the … Continue reading »

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Monday Morning Centerback: On Altidore, his AZ hot streak and misguided criticism of his form for the USMNT

  By IVES GALARCEP If you took a look at the leading scorers in Europe's top leagues right now, the list would include many of the most prolific scorers in the world. Lionel Messi leads La Liga with six. Robin … Continue reading »

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Monday Morning Centerback: West keeps running MLS, Bradley talks Villa & more

The Western Conference's dominance over the East is not a new development, but when the past weekend's results effectively put six West teams into playoff positions and gave us the first glimpse of possibility of just two East teams making … Continue reading »

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