Monthly Archives: November 2011

MLS 2012: 10 Superstars Who Could Become Designated Players

November 23, 2011
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Despite continuing growth, soccer-specific stadiums and a fantastic MLS Cup final last weekend, Major League Soccer still faces some significant questions. For one, how did the MLS Cup final, chock full of superstars in Landon Donovan, David Beckham and Robbie Keane get beat in the ratings by a rerun of the Chelsea-Liverpool game? Another...

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MLS Cup: 5 Reasons the LA Galaxy Won

November 21, 2011
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The LA Galaxy defeated the Houston Dynamo Sunday night 1-0 in fantastic MLS Cup Final. While the Dynamo put together a great late season run to get into the playoffs and blaze a trail to the finals, the star power of the Galaxy proved too much in the end. Here are 5 reasons the...

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USWNT: Pia Sundhage Stuggling to Get Team into Top Gear

November 21, 2011
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On Saturday night, the United States Women’s National Team faced Sweden in a warmup for January’s Olympic qualifiers. In a game televised only on US Soccer’s website, the U.S. managed a 1-1 tie against a solid Swedish side. While there were some positives to take away from the game, the growing concern is that...

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MLS Cup: 10 Bold Predictions for Houston Dynamo v LA Galaxy

November 17, 2011
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The sixteenth MLS Cup champion will be crowned this Sunday as the Houston Dynamo travel to the LA Galaxy’s home stadium, the Home Depot Center, at 9 p.m. EST on Sunday. Here are 10 bold predictions for the game. The Houston Dynamo can beat the best home team in their own house Despite one...

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USMNT: 5 Thoughts from U.S. – Slovenia

November 16, 2011
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On Tuesday night, the United States Men’s National Team picked up its first win in Europe in three and a half years with its 3-2 victory over Slovenia. Jurgen Klinsmann’s record with the Nats now moves to 2-4-1. While the team scored more than one goal for the first time under Klinsmann’s reign, it...

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