That ESPN Poll Claiming MLS Is As Popular With Kids As MLB Is Bullshit

The other day, ESPN published a story, citing data from the ESPN Sports Poll Annual Report, claiming that Major League Soccer now "equals MLB in popularity with kids." The story was quickly picked up by MLS, CBS, The Big Lead, the Orlando Sentinel, the Seattle Times, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, brandished as… » 3/10/14 1:52pm 3/10/14 1:52pm

Reading Deadspin? Allow A Former MLS Player To Convince You Otherwise

This morning, I sat at my breakfast table going over the news. Checking through my inbox, I saw an email from a friend: "This is going to make you furious." It contained the link to a Deadspin article: "Getting Ready for MLS? Allow Us to Convince You Otherwise." » 3/07/14 4:17pm 3/07/14 4:17pm

Getting Ready For MLS? Allow Us To Convince You Otherwise

It's about that time of the year again! Timber Joey is gassing up his chainsaw, Thierry Henry is stretching those creaking joints, and Michael Bradley is getting ready to lace up his boots, the prodigal son back on (well, North) American soil after so many years away. Yep, Major League Soccer, the land of has-beens and … » 3/06/14 3:37pm 3/06/14 3:37pm

Eddie Gaven, The Oddest Goalkeeper In MLS History, Retires

Eddie Gaven retired today, and the math doesn't seem right. He's only 27 years old, but already an 11-year veteran of MLS. That's what happens when you get drafted at age 16, as Gaven was by the MetroStars in 2003. The wunderkind never quite lived up to the hype, but he proved to be a versatile, workmanlike presence in … » 10/31/13 5:57pm 10/31/13 5:57pm