Tag: MLS


Building a Rivalry: What Next for MLS?

April 2001. Alf-Inge Håland of Manchester City sprints to clear a misplaced pass. He doesn’t see Manchester United’s Roy Keane hurtling towards him, boot outstretched. The United midfielder’s studs spear into Håland’s knee, and the City player crumples. The players in blue and red gather as referee David Ellerey brandishes a red card, and Keane


The Lifeblood of American Soccer: Richmond Kickers and USL

Name that American club: they squeezed into the playoffs on the last day of the season, only to lose in heartbreaking fashion in added extra time of their first round match; they increased their attendance by 50% in the last three years; they play in a beautiful stadium within a mile of the river, commanding

The $50,000 Men: Meeting MLS’s Lowest-Paid Players

For a young adult on their own for the first time, a $50,000 salary is nothing to sneeze at (roughly €45,000 or £32,000, for non-Americans). Especially without a college degree, this salary would feel like an unexpected windfall as a personal trainer, retail general manager, crane operator, or flight attendant. However, for a young Major