Author Archives: Avi C.

Sounders acquire top spot in allocation order, land veteran keeper Hahnemann

Photo by Howard C. Smith/ At long last, Marcus Hahnemann has returned to Seattle. The Seattle Sounders traded a conditional draft pick to Toronto FC in exchange for the top spot in the MLS allocation order, which they promptly used … Continue reading »

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MLS Friday: Your Running Commentary

         The 2011 Eastern Conference finalists clash at Livestrong Sporting Park with plenty to play for in 2012, as Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo meet with an eye on improving their respective standing as the playoffs … Continue reading »

Posted in MLS- Colorado Rapids, MLS- Houston Dynamo, MLS- LA Galaxy, MLS- Sporting Kansas City, Your Running Commentary | 37 Comments

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV

Getafe have become giant killers in Spain, and after already making one of the country's two superpowers an early victim in 2012, they have their sights set on the other. Barcelona, playing without the injured Andres Iniesta and Jordi Alba, … Continue reading »

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Hahnemann signs with MLS, will go through allocation order

Photo by John Todd/ With the window closing until the MLS roster freeze deadline, a potentially major signing is in the offing for one team. Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann has signed with MLS and will be assigned … Continue reading »

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Pontius signs new deal with D.C. United

Photo by A year ago at this time, Chris Pontius' future was in jeopardy after a broken leg prematurely ended what had been a breakout season. Now, in the midst of the best season of his budding career, his … Continue reading »

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Fire sign Mexican veteran Franco

Photo by The Chicago Fire are climbing up the Eastern Conference standings, but they are not standing pat prior to this weekend's roster freeze deadline. The Fire signed 35-year-old Mexican forward Guillermo Franco on a free transfer Friday, adding … Continue reading »

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U.S. U-18s eye undefeated training camp ahead of final friendly

The U.S. Under-18 men's national team training camp in the Netherlands has produced a series of encouraging results, and the U-18s will look to make it 4-for-4 in friendlies when they close their training camp Sunday with a friendly against … Continue reading »

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A look at MLS tifo culture

Posted in Major League Soccer | 4 Comments