Major League Soccer– An American Soccer Experience

Football fans outside the United States may not have a deep knowledge of our top professional division, Major League Soccer.  Although the history of soccer in the United States is long and significant, MLS is a recent addition to the landscape.  The League was formed in 1993 and began play in 1996, the result of … Read more

WFC’s Second Day Of Christmas: Two Keeper’s Gloves

On the Second Day of Christmas, FIFA gave to me Two Keeper’s Gloves and A Whistle Happy Referee I don’t know if you’re also a fan of the sweet science but do you remember Roberto Duran?  He was the hard-nosed Panamanian middle-weight who could knock virtually anyone out with either hand.  He finally met his … Read more

On To The Second Round, or It’s MLS, Not GPS

The two legged quarter-final round of the Major League Soccer playoffs wrapped up on Sunday, with quite a few surprises and some geographical confusion.  Only one of the four top seeds advanced and, despite the league’s concession to television demographics in its playoff format, there are no teams remaining from the Eastern Conference.  In fact, … Read more

The CONCACAF Champions League Quarter-Final Draw

Last week, WFC posted a review of the CONCACAF Champions league Group Stage and previewed the possible pairings for the Quarter-final round.  The draw for the round was held yesterday, although the matches won’t actually take place until, February, accomodating the MLS winter break. Like their counterparts at both FIFA and UEFA, Jack Warner’s CONCACAF … Read more

CONCACAF Champions League: Group Stage Wrap Up

Last week saw the final round of the CONCACAF Champions League group stages played out.  Unlike its European counterparts, the CCL clubs battled through a much more condensed fixture list.  Other than the international breaks, there was one round played per week.  That, of course was arranged in an attempt to have all the clubs … Read more

An Entirely Different Beast: The 2010 MLS Playoff Preview

On 21 November, two clubs will meet at Toronto’s BMO Field to battle for the 2010 MLS Cup. Beginning Thursday and concluding eleven days later, the current field of eight will be culled in half in four sets of two legged ties. WFC Editor Martin Palazzotto rates the sides but, being a proud Canuck himself, can’t help first drawing an interesting comparison between this relatively young trophy and the venerated silver chalice of the NHL, Lord Stanley’s Cup.

Catch Them If You Can! 2-3 Oct. 2010

The best matches of the weekend and a look back at European Nights!

Catch Them If You Can! 18-19 Sept. 2010

The weekend is here! Long live the weekend!

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