Month: October 2019

Playoffs

MLS Cup vs. Shield: Why Neither Trumps the Other

We are now in the time of year when the topic comes up of whether winning the Supporter’s Shield or MLS Cup is more important.  Social media will feature plenty of people hurling insults at and attacking the intelligence of those on the other side of the argument as though it is a political debate […]

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Regular Season

The Day Wayne Rooney Quit the MLS

The 2019 D.C. United started red hot out of the gate to start a promising campaign. Through the first 12 weeks of the season, D.C. spent most of the time on top of the table in the East. Even when they were officially dethroned in Week 13 they spent a lot of weeks bouncing back […]

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Playoffs
Regular Season

Could this Team of Bench Players Make the Playoffs?

Before you bite my head off… This roster is made up of players who have not been consistent starters for their teams this season, maxing out at around a 50% start rate. Additionally, these are players that I selected for this imaginary team based on my own judgement. We would love to hear what changes […]

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Uncategorized

Introducing and Ranking the Four Expansion Clubs in MLS

Within the past year, four new clubs have been added to MLS and will begin playing either next year or the 2021 season. Below is a breakdown of the “what you need to know” about each side, and how we believe they will fare in the league.  1. Inter Miami CF Majority Owner: Marcelo Claure […]

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Regular Season

How Hard is it to Win on the Road in MLS?

All the time we hear discussion about how difficult it is to win on the road in MLS, and how absurd the travel schedule is across the US and Canada, but what exactly are the numbers behind these arguments? Let’s take a look.   The Numbers Today, August 13, we are a good chunk into […]

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Regular Season

All-Star Snubbed XI

With the MLS All-Star break set to take place in Orlando from July 27 through the 31st, why not show some love to the players who just missed the cut? Below you’ll find our 24 man roster (same size as the All-Star roster) with the players we thought made a decent claim for the first […]

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Regular Season
VAR

The Ongoing Saga of VAR in the Rapids vs. Galaxy Match

Wholly speaking, we as MLS fans understand and know the reason of why VAR was implemented into the league in 2017. In short, VAR’s main objective is to sacrifice valuable game time (and real time) in order to correctly review a penalty kick, straight red card, goalkeeper obstruction, handballs, and other match changing events that […]

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Playoffs

By the Numbers: Who Has the Best Chance in the East?

Looking at the clear top 3: ATL, NYCFC, Philly For today, our metric of quality will be overall record of these teams when playing opponents in the east that are above the playoff line. A team’s record is a great way to see where they stack up overall, but in the playoffs, it does not […]

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Regular Season

What to Watch for on Decision Day 2019

One of the biggest days of the MLS season has now dawned upon us and besides opening day will most likely be one of the most watched weekends in MLS this season. All games will start at 4 p.m EST and will simultaneously take place and end at the same time. With 12 matches on […]

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FIFA 20

If Leagues Had Star Ratings in FIFA 20: Where MLS Stands

We all know the feeling of sitting down with a friend to face off in FIFA and attempting to find an even matchup by team star rating. Whether you enter the atmosphere of el Clasico or prepare for an international competition, the first thing to catch your eye is the star rating of you and […]

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