Five reasons LeBron James won’t leave the Miami Heat

LeBron James is happy and has been for a while. Two consecutive championships for his Miami Heat and two NBA Finals MVPs will do that.

25 championship records of superstar athletes

A player really establishes himself as an all-time great when he is competing for championships.
As sports are dominated by a handful of teams, the players associated with those teams begin to ascend the rankings among their peers and stand out in the sports world.

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.

Champions League survival at stake this Week for Kansas City, Houston and San Jose

Group play ends this week for Sporting Kansas City, the Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles Galaxy and the San Jose Earthquakes in the CONCACAF Champions League. Each team has a chance to win its group and move on to the quarterfinals of the championship round scheduled for early next year.

Five designated players MLS teams should pursue

Guys like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo are not on their way to Major League Soccer anytime soon because there are other soccer leagues in the world paying more money for world-class star players in the prime of their careers.

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.

Breaking: Seattle Sounders to acquire Clint Dempsey from Tottenham Hotspur

In what came as a complete shock to the soccer world on Friday afternoon, reports have surfaced that the Seattle Sounders are close to acquiring United States national team captain Clint Dempsey from Tottenham Hotspur.

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.

A Journey into Fútbol Fandom: Where to Start?

Zach Gropper thinks it’s time to give soccer a chance, and he invites you to join him on his journey to learn more about the sport.

NHL’s Pain Will Be MLS’s Gain

A sport and a league many laughed at fifteen years ago have been making gains in the American sporting scene. And with the NHL mired in labor strife, the time is right for MLS to take its next step up in the U.S.’s sports consciousness.

Video: This is How 66,000 MLS Fans Look and Sound

Sunday night, the Cascadia Cup was all the rage. Portland versus Seattle at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. It was sold out. More than 66,000 fans showed up to witness the Sounders dust off the Timbers, 3-0.