Category: Major League Soccer

Full Circle for Donny

I had a chat with Jonathan Pearlman for a piece I wrote about Donny Toia in the Tucson Sentinel. He touched on Donny’s time at RSL, which didn’t result in any time on the field for the full squad before…

“The thing about Donny that made him attractive to Orlando is that this is a guy who has worked hard to earn his spot; he’s played in Azteca; he’s played with Didier Drogba; he’s playoff tested; he’s a player who can play multiple spots.” – Jonathan Pearlman commenting on Donny Toia’s move to Orlando City SC

Monday Morning Centerback

I went crazy with the footy watching this weekend, but I’ll only do one entry this week. Sunday Colorado Rapids 0 – Seattle Sounders FC 1 So, after years of Sigi Schmid tried to get the Sounders to an MLS…

Revs Righted?

I gave Jose Bosch grief after he put out a press release extolling a two game winning streak from Arizona United. Two games is not a streak, but an “in a row.” Three? Three is a streak. I don’t want…

Tedski’s Week in Review

I just wanted to gather up all the little things I haven’t written about this week and wrap it into one post. It’s a lazy way to blog, but eh? Welcome to How Flair is Punished’s version of a clip…

The Stars We Are

Caleb Porter’s press conference after his team’s loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy was a bit more introspective than I’m used to from him. He waxed philosophically about the “cruelty” of the game. Cruel indeed. The Timbers dominated that match…

I am a Kamara

While FC Tucson was busy making short work of San Nicolas, the Revs front office was furiously cobbling together a deal for Kei Kamara. In the short term, it seems good for the Revs. They gave up no players, although…

And another tie…

In 2014, the Chicago Fire set the MLS record for most ties in a single season with 18. My slide rule says that at the current pace, the New England Revolution is set to beat that number on July 23rd.

Shout out

Justen Glad to Jordan Allen. Let's all give it up for Casa Grande, shall we? #PlayYourKids #RSLvHOU — Matthew Doyle (@MLSAnalyst) May 1, 2016

Monday Morning Center Back

It was a scant weekend for MLS fans. Me? I was okay with that. Friday United States 0 – Guatemala 2 (Morales 7′, Ruiz 15′) Enough has been written about this. Let me just say one thing: Mix Diskerud at…

What, no Pablo? No Bruce?

One of this week’s MLS Now segments asks the question which MLS coaches, all but one are former pro players (no Sigi), would make for a good Best XI? Here’s who they came up with: G – Jeff Cassar (RSL)…

Monday Morning Center Back

The most fascinating game I saw this weekend was the Clasíco Nacional, but I gotta list some others. By the way, my rule is that I list the home team second. That’s except when I decide not to. Wednesday Chelsea…