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Ten Things from MLS Cup; putting bows on the Galaxy conquest


With a day to digest it all, here are 10 final points from the L.A. Galaxy's win Sunday at the Home Depot Center. LA Galaxy was the best team in Major League Soccer wire to wire, as I've said,...

Finishing up in Los Angeles after Sunday's MLS Cup final


Congrats to the Los Angeles Galaxy for claiming MLS Cup glory last night. What I particularly like about Sunday's soggy outcome is this: For now, at least, we can put away a lot of arguments about...

Fearless predictions: how Sunday's MLS Cup final will go


CARSON, Calif. -- Funny thing about the prediction and prognostication game when it comes to big games: It's a bit like the weather; stick around long enough, and the prevailing winds will...

Galaxy-Dynamo preview at SI.com


I haven't heard a thing over two days of post-training player interviews and press conferences here in L.A. to change the way I originally thought this thing would go. I see a close game -- and I'll write more about my prediction Sunday morning. For now, here's my preview at SI.com. (Click on the headline above.)

Bruce Arena: There are not favorites in soccer


CARSON, Calif -- I really do like Bruce Arena. I mean, I like and appreciate him the way I like and appreciate a really mean dog in my neighborhood. I respect that dog. And over time, I think that...

The next big thing in U.S. center backs ... who will it be?


CARSON, Calif. – The next man looking to step into the breach for the United States at center back will on the Home Depot Center field on Sunday. You probably knew that.   But it may not be the one...


MLS Cup Head to Head Breakdown

 I am sure plenty of you will be familiar with the format used in this post. It is a breakdown that MLSSoccer.com often does for big games, and I thought I would make one today. I did it somewhat...

The next six weeks just got easier for Jurgen Klinsmann, USMNT


Tuesday’s 3-2 win in ridiculously foggy Slovenia was big for the U.S. program. In fact, let's file this one under "Huge."  It must be qualified with this reality: Slovenia doesn’t look anything...

Growing concern in Camp Klinsmann; why some results matter


Results don’t matter – well, until they do. Let me explain. We keep hearing that results don’t matter when it comes to friendlies. U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann keeps saying it. He doesn’t give a...

The Klinsi compromise


FC Dallas winger Brek Shea will soon set camp at Arsenal’s training site in leafy Hertfordshire, about 45 minutes from the Emirates. (Sounds quite nice, eh? He told me last week that he’s a tea...

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