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Interview
November 22nd, 2014

Final Four Teams Vie For MLS Cup

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.

Commentary
November 12th, 2014

Nearing Retirement, Landon Donovan Puts Soccer In Perspective

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.

In The News
November 8th, 2014

U.S. Stars Donovan And Jones Highlight MLS Playoffs

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.

In Depth
November 1st, 2014
By Avishay Artsy

After Chivas USA Disbands, New MLS Franchise Emerges In Los Angeles

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.

Featured Book
September 6th, 2014

‘Club Soccer 101′ Highlights Sports’ Best Stories

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 Depth
August 30th, 2014

Jermaine Jones And The Bizarre Rules Of MLS

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.

In Depth
July 19th, 2014

To Attract Fans, College Football Teams Take Cues From MLS. Seriously.

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.

In The News
July 5th, 2014

Up Next, 2018: The Future Of The U.S. Men’s National Team

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.

In Depth
March 15th, 2014

Chivas USA Hopes To Turn The Page In 2014

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.

Only a blog
March 12th, 2014

MLS Starts Season Without Seasoned Officials

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.

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