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Understanding The Weirdness of MLS’s Single-Entity Structure

Major League Soccer is the top-tier professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. It’s also one of the strangest sports leagues in the world, from a business perspective. Unlike any other major sports league in North America and unlike the vast majority of sports leagues in the world, MLS operates under a single-entity structure. Even calling it that is too simple; as we’ll see, it’s probably fairer to
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MLS: Previewing The Conference Championships

MLS fans were treated to an unbelievably exciting conclusion to the Conference Semifinals round this past week. Now our Conference Championship matches are set – and, thanks to some last-minute heroics from FC Dallas, both of the number one seeds will both make an appearance. The red-hot Columbus Crew will face the New York Red Bulls, who earned the Supporters’ Shield this year as the league’s regular-season champions. The Portland
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Ballon d’Or: Who Is The Best? Ronaldo or Messi?

From last seven years, the most prestigious award in football world “Ballon D’ Or” has been won by these two mystros of the game. The question is who is the Greatest ever? Cristiano or Messi. Last season (2014/15), Messi was phenomenal in Barcelona’s treble winning season scoring 58 goals and with 28 assists in just 57 games in all competitions which made him to clinch UEFA player of the year
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2015 MLS Cup Playoff Preview: Who Will Win?

Here we are: at the end of the MLS regular season and the beginning of the playoffs. The playoffs are what make MLS such a unique and enjoyable soccer league, and with a new playoff format with a larger playoff field, more fan bases than ever are dreaming of MLS Cup immortality. But who will take home the league’s most coveted trophy? Here are our picks for each round of
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USMNT: Does Jürgen Klinsmann Deserve Das Boot?

Well, after USMNT’s 3-2 loss in the 2015 Gold Cup against archrival Mexico Saturday night, many soccer fans around the globe are asking this question – Does Jürgen Klinsmann still deserve to be the United States Men’s National Team coach? My answer, why shouldn’t he be, and if he was to receive the one way ticket back to Germany, who will replace him? With reports stating that his job is
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UCL: Man United Signing of Anthony Martial Caps Bizarre Transfer Window

Ok reader, you can put the controller down to your FIFA 2015…wait that was not you? This week has literally been one of the craziest weeks for transfers, between over paying, not willing to pay enough, and missing the deadline, just by a smidge. Obviously the biggest headline in the news this week would have been the Manchester United, with making a large ridiculous purchase for players, and players leaving,
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MLS: The Four Best Major League Soccer Rivalries

As soccer leagues go, Major League Soccer is fairly young: it’s only been around for 20 years. But in that time, the teams in America’s top-flight soccer league have developed some of the best rivalries in American sports, and some of the best soccer rivalries worldwide. The die-hard soccer fanatics who flocked to the league in its early years built an intense fan culture that’s begun to be adopted more
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MLS: From Disney World Players To Orlando’s Finest, The Rise of OCSC

I am going to start this article off with a couple statistics, and you can guess what I would be talking about from there. A sport team with the second highest average game attendance within the league, doubled the average season ticket holder purchases for the upcoming year, and was quoted to have one the most supporting fan bases in all of sports. Can you guess which sports team, let
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Eva Carniero: Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho Leaving Women Feeling Blue

2015 has finally become the year of the woman. Between Rhonda Rousey being the baddest person on the planet, the US Women’s Soccer team winning the World Cup, Serena being Serena, and now not one but two coaches in male-dominated sports. 2015 is the kind of year that history books will point to as being a big reason equality was finally and deservedly gained. Then you have Chelsea Manager Jose
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MLS vs Tottenham Spurs Review: Fans Get Their Money’s Worth

What. A. Game. The Denver, Colorado community received their money’s worth, because it was a nail biter until the finish, between the MLS All Stars and the Tottenham Hotspurs of the English Premier League. To get started, every year, around the middle of the season, the MLS creates a somewhat version of an international friendly, and shows the skills of the best players who play for the MLS. The fans