Category Archives: Monday Morning Centerback

MMCB: On the MLS labor mess

The 2010 Major League Soccer season may still kick off as planned, without a delay in the start of the season, but the process to get to that point is going to be a messy one after labor talks went … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, Monday Morning Centerback | 134 Comments

MMCB: A strong week for American midfielders

While the pool of U.S. national team defenders deals with injuries and limited established options, and the pickings at forward remain slim, the U.S. men's national teams' options in midfield look as good as they have in a while after a … Continue reading »

Posted in Monday Morning Centerback, U.S. Men's National Team | 63 Comments

Monday Morning Centerback: Altidore finding his fire

Jozy Altidore is 20 years old. He's a starting striker in the English Premier League and he's begun playing the type of soccer expected of him when he drew a $10 million transfer as a teenager. Oh, and in case … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, Monday Morning Centerback | 96 Comments

MMCB: On the college game, and why it’s still so important

No, there were no goals scored in regulation of Sunday's NCAA College Cup Final (won by Virginia over Akron in penalty kicks), and yes, there were only a combined three goals scored in the three College Cup games this past … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer, Monday Morning Centerback | 106 Comments

MMCB: Red Bulls draw closer to coaching hire and another American striker emerges

The New York Red Bulls will move one step closer to trying to organize the mess that is the club's front office when it formally introduces Erik Soler today as the team's new general manager. Soler will step in and … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, MLS- Philadelphia Union, Monday Morning Centerback, U.S. Men's National Team | 106 Comments

Monday Morning Centerback: On the Red Bulls and Fire coaching searches and a potential Union signing

Good morning and Happy Cyber Monday all (okay, so maybe it's not a holiday). Apologies for the late start to the day, but the changeover from West Coast time to East Coast time has officially ruined my sleep patterns, which … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Chicago Fire, MLS- New York Red Bulls, MLS- Philadelphia Union, Monday Morning Centerback | 47 Comments