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.
The MLS season kicks off this weekend. Bill Littlefield chats with Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star about defending champions Sporting Kansas City and their prospects this season.
What happens when you combine David Beckham’s soccer expertise and LeBron James’s knowledge of the Miami market? Only A Game’s Phil Latzman reports on the superstars’ possible collaboration to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Miami.
The Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns were the first professional sports teams to come out in support of same-sex marriage. The Portland Trailblazers quickly followed suit. Conrad Wilson brings us the story from Portland, Ore.
The Curse of Caricola has been vanquished, and the New York Red Bulls have advanced to the playoffs. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl joins Bill Littlefield to discuss New York’s success and other news around the MLS.
Clint Dempsey’s decision to leave the English Premier League and sign with the Seattle Sounders shocked many. Bill calls on Alexi Lalas to help make sense of the move.