The New York Red Bulls are preparing to play in the MLS playoffs, but face the dual challenges of declining attendance and a potential regional rival. Jim Edwards of ‘Business Insider’ talked with Bill about the state of soccer in New York and postseason hopes for the Red Bulls.
The Houston Dynamo, coached by Dominic Kinnear, are undefeated at home this season, and prepare for postseason play. Jesus Ortiz of the ‘Houston Chronicle’ spoke with Bill about the team’s dominance and Kinnear’s coaching success.
The Vancouver Whitecaps became the first Canadian soccer team to qualify for MLS postseason. Bill talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Iain MacIntyre about the team’s success and potential performance in their first match-up.
Some of Europe’s most accomplished soccer teams offer fans the opportunity to vote on club management. Now, the Seattle Sounders, a MLS team partially owned by comedian Drew Carey, is following suit. Bill speaks with Adrian Hanauer, the general manager whose job is on the line.
Two former European stars have had very different starts to this MLS season. New York forward Thierry Henry leads the league with five goals, while David Beckham and the LA Galaxy have lost two of their first three games. Bill Littlefield discusses to beginning of the MLS season.
Major League Soccer will begin its 17th season this weekend. The Los Angeles Galaxy came out on top last season, winning the MLS cup over the Houston Dynamo. Bill Littlefield says their title defense is looking strong.
Some people claim that soccer is the most artistic sport. Recently, six MLS prospects took that idea to a whole new level. KCUR’s Laura Spencer reports from Kansas City.
David Beckham, the star of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy, will be staying stateside, not jumping back across the pond to Europe. Bill Littlefield wonders if Beckham’s new line of underwear is a factor.
Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl speaks with Bill Littlefield to preview Sunday’s MLS championship game, which will feature the L.A. Galaxy against the Houston Dynamo.
The New England Revolution have fired Steve Nicol after a decade as the MLS franchise’s head coach. Bill Littlefield reflects on Nicol’s tenure.