Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders are going for the unprecedented triple: the Supporters’ Shield, U.S. Open Cup, and the MLS Cup. Can they do it? Bill Littlefield speaks with Don Ruiz of the News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. to find out.
Whenever a future Hall of Fame player is retiring, people pay attention. Bill Littlefield has been playing close attention to Landon Donovan’s comments recently, and he likes what he’s hearing.
The defending champ — Sporting Kansas City — is long gone, but eight teams remain in the MLS playoffs. Who will advance? Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl joins Bill Littlefield to make his picks.
Chivas USA has left the pitch for the final time. MLS has announced it is folding the franchise. In its place is the new Los Angeles Football Club (to be named later). From Los Angeles, Avishay Artsy reports.
Need an introduction to soccer beyond MLS? Luke Dempsey’s got you covered with ‘Club Soccer 101: The Essential Guide to the Stars, Stats, and Stories of 101 of the Greatest Teams in the World.’ Dempsey spoke with Bill Littlefield.
In a highly-criticized move, a blind draw determined whether the U.S. national team’s Jermaine Jones ended up with the Chicago Fire or the New England Revolution. Bill Littlefield looks at the oddities of the MLS “designated player” rule.
Despite overwhelming success on the football field, SEC schools are experiencing a decline in attendance. The pro sports league they’ve turned to for help might surprise you. The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen tells Bill Littlefield what the SEC is learning from the MLS.
The U.S. made it out of group play at the 2014 World Cup but was stopped in the Round of 16. Can the team go further in in 2018? Greg Lalas of MLSsoccer.com joins Karen Given to discuss what’s next for coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. national team.
Last year was one Chivas USA finished at the bottom of its MLS conference and was sued by two former employees. With the 2014 season just under way, Bill Littlefield spoke with Chivas USA President Nelson Rodriguez about the team’s future.
MLS has locked out its referees, who have formed a new union, over a contract dispute. Bill Littlefield looks at the situation and compares it to recent labor issues in other sports leagues.