San Jose Earthquakes Keeper David Bingham Walks Off A Blow To The Head

San Jose Earthquakes' goalkeeper David Bingham looked to suffer a pretty serious head injury in Saturday's game against the New England Revolution. Trying to defend a low cross, Bingham lunged toward the top of the penalty box, where his head was hit directly by the upper body of an offensive player a teammate. » 3/29/15 10:30am 3/29/15 10:30am

NYCFC Keeper Josh Saunders Smokes Head Against Goal Post

New York City FC's goalkeeper Josh Saunders suffered this ugly head injury in today's season opener against Orlando City. While corralling a free kick, an opposing player runs into him, carrying him back towards goal where he drills the back of his head into the post. Here's a GIF of the blow: » 3/08/15 5:45pm 3/08/15 5:45pm

MLS Players And Owners Agree To Keep League Mired In Mediocrity

We're still in the process of digesting last night's surprise CBA accord between MLS and its players. Until or unless we get to dig into the specifics, it'll be difficult to judge exactly how the new agreement will affect those involved. Of course, the specifics will mainly be of interest for those outside the game,… » 3/05/15 2:36pm 3/05/15 2:36pm

MLS And Players Union Reach Agreement. What Does It Mean, And Who Won?

Twenty-four hours after it looked like a work stoppage was inevitable—and 48 hours before the beginning of the season—Major League Soccer and the Major League Soccer Players Union announced that they had reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement. Here are the highlights of that agreement. » 3/04/15 11:33pm 3/04/15 11:33pm

Iker Casillas Hopes To Become Overpaid By MLS One Day

Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has had a rough go of it these past few years. The goalkeeper has seen his previously blemish-free legacy tarnished by the hand of a vindictive manager, lost a considerable amount of support from a fanbase that once idolized him, suffered a cratering of confidence, and now looks likely… » 1/27/15 5:21pm 1/27/15 5:21pm

Toronto Will Make Sebastian Giovinco World's Highest-Paid Italian Player

Once you've tried to wrap your head around the nebulous machinations that resulted in Toronto FC's new star-studded roster, you're left wondering how exactly the team convinced certain players to join the league. In the case of Sebastian Giovinco, the pitch was simple: "How would you like to be the highest-paid… » 1/20/15 11:49am 1/20/15 11:49am

MLS Is Putting The Fix In For Toronto FC, Right Before Our Eyes

Not that this is any real secret, but it deserves to be said as often as possible: MLS is rigged. The league jointly owns each individual team, centrally controls all major decisions, and has a rule book as regularly erased and written over as a chalk board. With yesterday's reported news that Juventus forward… » 1/19/15 2:08pm 1/19/15 2:08pm

How U.S. Soccer Ensures The Fort Lauderdale Strikers Never Get A Chance

Last year, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers were purchased by a Brazilian consortium looking to turn the team into a "global powerhouse." Some of their bandied-about strategies for ginning up fan interest include drone-delivered concessions at the stadium, piggy backing off the club's history from the NASL's heyday to… » 1/16/15 11:23am 1/16/15 11:23am

Philipp Lahm Has Too Much Pride To Slum It In MLS As An Old Guy

MLS has had a headline-grabbing past month or so, as scrubs both old and young join, try to join, or are rumored to join the league. The Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm was asked by L'Equipe about his plans for when his career winds down, and he has his sights set a little higher than the retirement… » 1/14/15 1:58pm 1/14/15 1:58pm