The power of football has constantly been its ability to pull people together through the toughest of times. It can inspire and make positive change ripple through any society. This is exactly what Violette AC, the Haitian team who has become a front-page story following their Champions League giant-killing of Austin FC, is looking to … Continue reading Violette AC have endured countless struggles but fought through them all
Top Five MLS Rivalries
With the 2023 MLS season well underway, theres one thing everybody immediately looks for on the schedule, the rivalries! MLS is blessed with many passionate and fiery rivalries, all of which can be considered much watch soccer that is a key component on what makes the league what it is. Here are what we consider … Continue reading Top Five MLS Rivalries
The New MLS Playoff Format is a Mistake.
This is something different from our normal content, I’m going to be essentially ranting about my personal grievances with the new MLS playoff format. I’m fully aware that I am going to come across as some sort of European elitist/gatekeeper (I am British), but I only mention this to help contextualise what I’m about to … Continue reading The New MLS Playoff Format is a Mistake.
TFC Were Over the Moon, Then Fell From It Back to Earth
If you support Toronto FC, Saturday night was when newfound optimism would come to fruition. Following an eventful offseason where general manager Bill Manning had one checkbox for incoming players: the experience of winning, the weekend was shaping up to be pretty good. The fixture in question was against D.C. United in the stateside capital. … Continue reading TFC Were Over the Moon, Then Fell From It Back to Earth
Five Potential MLS Expansion Sites
This year the MLS will have twenty-nine teams, thanks to the edition of St. Louis City SC. The MLS has never been stronger or better, and further expansion feels inevitable. With that in mind, here are five potential cities that the MLS could expand in to in the future. Note; In suggesting potential team names, … Continue reading Five Potential MLS Expansion Sites
Fixing the MLS Promotion/Relegation Problem
Major League Soccer continues to grow and grow, it seems like a when and not if for MLS to overtake both NHL and MLB when it comes to popularity - and it feels like the league can expand just about anywhere successfully. This is great for the league, Las Vegas, San Diego, Detroit, Tampa Bay … Continue reading Fixing the MLS Promotion/Relegation Problem
MLS: ‘Murica Loves Itself
Pro Soccer for Canadians is a ton of hard work, endless dedication, a touch of good luck…and the right documents. Everyone knows I am a Forge fan. My ability to dampen my bias is sometimes suspect. (All right, it’s impossible). But while this piece was influenced by discussions with Forge players, I see this around … Continue reading MLS: ‘Murica Loves Itself
Are We Really a Premier League? : How Much Does Soccer Matter in Canada?
OneSoccer’s draw was an exciting affair. It feels big time to have a (mostly) proper draw, where almost anything can happen, to help sell the Romance of the Cup. Having some big names in Canada Soccer circles, Terry Dunfield and Tossaint Ricketts drawing the balls that set up the matches was a nice touch. And … Continue reading Are We Really a Premier League? : How Much Does Soccer Matter in Canada?
Ranking the MLS stadiums – Part 2
As we begin the second half of the list, a noticeable trend is occurring. A lot of new world-class soccer-specific stadiums have been built for MLS teams, which is amazing for the league and shows how far it has come from the days of teams just playing mostly in NFL/College football stadiums. It also, admittedly, … Continue reading Ranking the MLS stadiums – Part 2
Ranking the MLS stadiums – Part 1
The MLS has come a long way since 1996. Recently, it signed a huge broadcasting deal with Apple that could have a seismic shift on the league itself as it nears its third decade. While the only constant in the MLS is change, we thought now was as good of a time as ever to … Continue reading Ranking the MLS stadiums – Part 1