Category Archives: Monday Morning Centerback

MMCB: The improbable case of Anton Peterlin

You know the script all too well. American soccer player with foreign roots gets a chance of a lifetime and signs with a big English club. It is the basic premise behind the movie "Goal", but it is also the … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, Monday Morning Centerback | 68 Comments

MMCB: Discovering the Pacific Northwest and why it’s perfect for MLS

                                                                                    Photo by I am an East Coast guy. There is no denying that and I have never made a secret of it. You can call me on my "East Coast Bias" and I probably won't argue … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, MLS- Expansion, MLS- Seattle Sounders, MLS- Vancouver Whitecaps, Monday Morning Centerback | 94 Comments

MMCB: Donovan’s best and last chance to impress Bayern

  The stage is set for Landon Donovan and only he can deliver. The U.S. national team star won't find a better opportunity than the one that now stands before him. He is on loan with Bayern Munich, trying to … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, MLS- LA Galaxy, Monday Morning Centerback, U.S. Men's National Team | 53 Comments

Monday Morning Centerback: Enough about what the College Cup wasn’t and what college soccer isn’t

  Maybe it was all the hype coming into the Final Four about Wake Forest and its loaded quad. Perhaps it was the talk about how deep the upcoming MLS Draft is and how well represented this Final Four would … Continue reading »

Posted in College Soccer, Monday Morning Centerback | 52 Comments

Monday Morning Center Back: Can an MLS team succeed with two DP slots?

(Good morning all. It has been a long time coming, but the weekly SBI series Monday Morning Center Back is and I will be looking to keep it as permanent weekly fixture in the post rotation. The MMCB will be a … Continue reading »

Posted in Major League Soccer, Monday Morning Centerback | 39 Comments