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.
Los Angeles’ second MLS team is last in the Western Conference, but Chivas USA has bigger issues than its on-field performance. Bill Littlefield looks at the racial discrimination lawsuit filed by two former coaches and its potential impact on the league’s image.
New York has never been much of a one-team town. And soccer fans in the Big Apple will soon have two choices when it comes to MLS. The league announced Tuesday that an expansion team is coming to New York for the 2015 season.
As soon as David Beckham announced his retirement, some soccer commentators started saying he was never much of a player. Bill Littlefield disagrees.
Major League Soccer’s regular season opens this weekend. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl joins Bill Littlefield to discuss whether or not the defending champion L.A. Galaxy, or the league itself, will be any good without what’s-his-name.