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Ibra, Vela light up El Trafico
19:00 Friday 19th July 2019

Geographic domination. The right to gloat in your local proximity. The gratification your team hindered your closest rival's ambition, simultaneously furthering your own. That's what local derbies are all about. Los Angeles,…

Old is new again in MLS management
17:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

Youth has been the buzzword in football recently, perhaps in all team sports. Energy, athleticism, work rate and input formed up behind it to compose a new ethos for professional competitions. Knowledge, experience and efficiency suddenly counted…

How Adama Diomande has rekindled his career with LAFC in MLS
09:00 Sunday 9th September 2018

Los Angeles FC burst onto the Major League Soccer scene this season with Adama Diomande to thank in large part.  The records are rolling in for the Norwegian international. He set an MLS record by scoring seven goals in his first five…

Jesse Marsch hopes Red Bull Leipzig gives him wings
15:00 Sunday 22nd July 2018

Choosing to devote my full attention to the World Cup or keep abreast of events in Major League Soccer is like asking whether I would prefer chocolate ice cream or lima beans. Only an insane person or a vegan would opt for the latter. Okay,…

MLS World Cup break ends; where do Western Conference teams stand?
17:00 Saturday 23rd June 2018

Major League Soccer’s brief nod of respect towards the World Cup concludes today. The league went on hiatus on June 13th. In previous World Cup years, MLS has suspended play for the entire group stage. Not this year. When you consider…

MLS Weekend Review: More World Cup woes, Chubby Schweini, and Bob Bradley, Genius
14:00 Monday 12th March 2018

Welcome to the second instalment of MLS Weekend Review. Let me catch you up on what’s been happening in North American soccer. Just ignore the problem and it will go away In 2016, then USSF president Sunil Gulati wasn’t concerned…

4 stars who will make it a first season to remember for LAFC
20:30 Friday 9th March 2018

Sparkling new Los Angeles FC made a dream start to life in Major League Soccer. In their first ever fixture, the new expansion side stunned Seattle Sounders, running out 1-0 winners. CenturyLink Field is by no means an easy place to go. All…

Getting sacked gives you Wings
10:00 Monday 5th March 2018

Major League Soccer kicked off its 23rd season this weekend. In a move that catered to any numerologists among its fan base, the league also debuted its 23rd franchise. Los Angeles FC journeyed up to Puget Sound to open its inaugural season…

Premier League
How do Swansea City expect to progress?
12:00 Friday 22nd December 2017

Swansea City has sacked Paul Clement. That is as predictable sentence to write as it is saddening. This is a club that was heralded not only for the style that they played on the pitch but for the stability that they established off it. Not…

All you need to know about Los Angeles Football Club
14:00 Monday 18th December 2017

For the last few years, Los Angeles has been dominated by the monopoly football club; the LA Galaxy. Next season a new club is in town and they come with heavy backing. Los Angeles Football Club (or LAFC) are an MLS expansion club formed in…

Bob Bradley and Sigi Schmid set to dance in La La Land
16:30 Wednesday 2nd August 2017

With the Galaxy struggling and LAFC yet to play a match, new managers Sigi Schmid and Bob Bradley are set to dance in the MLS version of La La Land.  I don't think anyone has ever made a musical with a football theme. The closest thing was…

Premier League
Premier League midseason managers: school report
10:00 Tuesday 6th June 2017

Sackings are a defining feature of every Premier League season, with right or wrong decisions holding significant consequences. Once again, this season's managerial merry-go-round did not disappoint, but how did the Premier League midseason…

Four things we won’t remember about 2016/17 Premier League season
11:00 Saturday 20th May 2017

Unless you work as a pundit or commentator, chances are you don't need to retain an enormous knowledge on football categorised by season. There are such ‘Statto' characters out there but they aren't exactly the people you want to stand around…

Where has it gone wrong for Swansea City?
17:15 Monday 10th April 2017

Paul Clement's turn of the year appointment coincided with a change of fortunes at Swansea City but poor results in recent weeks have seen them fall back into the drop zone. Now, relegation once again threatens Swansea. It was déjà vu for the…

The Sack Race: Have Premier League clubs been fair to managers this season?
12:00 Saturday 18th March 2017

Usually, one of the jobs with the worst job security in the world is that of a Premier League manager, unless you're Arsene Wenger, though. This year, the number of Premier League managers being shown the door is rising by the day – this trend…