MLS Cup Final should be a home-and-home Aggregate Series

The formula is pretty simple, yet not commonly known by many sports fans. The aggregate system in FIFA international tournament soccer adds up the goals of two games (one home game for each team) to determine a winner.

Can David Beckham’s impact on Major League Soccer be bigger as an owner?

I made no bones about it when I wrote last year that David Beckham’s mission as member of the LA Galaxy was complete. He retired after having won two consecutive MLS Cups.

Major League Soccer anti-discrimination campaign is far ahead of other pro sports leagues

Major League Soccer’s “Don’t Cross the Line” campaign began earlier this year. In a public service announcement that proclaims soccer is above discrimination and harassment of any kind, several of the league’s best players, including Landon Donovan, Kyle Beckerman and Dwayne De Rosario, openly show their support for the ideals of tolerance.

2013 MLS playoffs: Conference Semifinals previews and predictions

After the knockout round victories by the Seattle Sounders over Colorado Rapids and Houston Dynamo over the Montreal Impact, the Major League Soccer conference semifinals are set. Each of them is an intriguing matchup making this year’s playoffs highly anticipated.

Clint Dempsey scores first goal, Sounders tie Galaxy on last night of MLS regular season

Clint Dempsey finally scored a goal in his return to MLS. It took more than eight games, but his run of futility is officially over. Unfortunately, the goal was not enough to help the Seattle Sounders do more than tie the LA Galaxy 1-1 Sunday night.

100th U.S. Open Cup Final: Preview and Prediction

The 100th edition of the U.S. Open Cup comes to a close Tuesday night as Real Salt Lake hosts D.C. United in the final at 9 p.m. ET.

Flipping Channels: Sunday Night’s NFL on NBC and MLS on ESPN

Yesterday was Showcase Sunday for Major League Soccer with two nationally televised games on at the same time the NFL had games on.

How would immigration reform impact Major League Soccer?

If it happens, immigration reform will surely impact soccer in America. And all of the Americas.

Can Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson be greatest MLS tandem ever?

Clint Dempsey’s return to U.S. club soccer is a coup for MLS, since he will be a big draw. His skill level is high, he scores plenty of goals and he has swagger.

Orlando, Raleigh have a chance to impress in U.S. Open Cup

The quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup have two underdogs left. The Carolina RailHawks, of the Division 2-NASL, and Orlando City of Division 3-USL Pro, will try to win Wednesday night and move forward to the semifinals in the 100th edition of the U.S. Open Cup, one of the oldest Soccer tournaments in the world.

Robbie Rogers: Can openly gay player spark interest for Major League Soccer?

Robbie Rogers already has a soccer pedigree that would indicate he help Major League Soccer take the next step towards becoming a mainstream U.S. spectator sport. Rogers played a significant part in winning a national championship in college and won an MLS championship with the Columbus Crew a few years ago.

Video: Visiting MLS Fans Keeping it Real

MLS put the video below on its website to highlight the travel and passion that visiting fans are willing to do in order to see their hometown team play as the rivals.

Barack Obama, MLS Need Each Other

Obama has been a supporter of soccer and pushed hard to get the World Cup for the U.S. in 2022, though it didn’t work out. Also, he has been known to attend his daughter’s games. Now he should show some support for MLS, and vice versa.

The Seattle Sounders and the Turning Point in MLS History

Is it possible there wouldn’t be an MLS if the Seattle Sounders hadn’t joined? Prior to Seattle’s first season in 2009, the league was still struggling and there were some doubts as to whether it would survive. As soon as Seattle started playing in the league, an immediate difference could be detected. The impact was undeniable on MLS’s bottom line.

Why Major League Soccer should attempt to turn Jim Rome from a basher into a supporter

Jim Rome hates Soccer. And he is not bashful about giving his opinions on the matter. But he has changed his tune on sports before, and his influence has helped those sports grow in popularity. Why couldn’t this also happen for Soccer in the U.S.?