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  • Darlington Nagbe: Midfield Dynamo and MLS Legend

    “Darlington Nagbe is one the best midfielders in MLS history.” Caleb Porter, newly appointed New England Revolution coach, was unequivocal in his praise. Having coached the Colombus Crew midfielder on three separate occasions, most recently at Lower.com Field but also previously at the Portland Timbers and in Nagbe’s college days at the Akron Zips, Porter…

  • Player Analysis: Facundo Torres

    Uruguay have crashed out of the FIFA World Cup at the group stage for the first time since 2002, and with Luis Suárez (35), Edinson Cavani (35), Diego Godín, Martín Cáceres (35) and various veteran players entering the final years of their career and Diego Alonso leaving his position as manager, one thing is clear:…

  • Miami’s Vice: How Fraud, Money, and Stars have Plagued Inter Miami’s Entrance to the MLS

    Inter Miami have successfully completed their second full season in the MLS (not counting the “MLS is back tournament” in 2020) and despite making playoffs for the first time in only their second season the Inter Miami experiment can only be described as a massive failure.    Miami’s Football History    Despite Inter Miami’s brief…

  • More Money, More Problems: Why Spending Big has Failed to Bring Consistent Success in MLS

    Major League Soccer’s growth has been a long process over the past 27 years. Throughout the league’s growth, one of the most interesting themes has been how heavy investment affects teams’ performance. However, unlike many other leagues, money has failed to have the desired impact in the MLS. There are many factors at play for…