Anthony Precourt Gets One Step Closer To Pimping Out The Columbus Crew To Austin

Big Daddy Kane might not have thought pimping was easy, but back when he wrote that song he hadn’t seen how simple it was for the Columbus Crew’s grease-palmed owner Anthony Precourt to merely raise a hand menacingly at his current john—the city of Columbus—while also whispering of his service’s illicit physical…

Dumb Column: Sacramento Shouldn't Pay For MLS Stadium, But Maybe Sacramento Could Pay For MLS Stadium

There’s one MLS expansion slot left, and it’ll soon be awarded to Cincinnati, Sacramento, or Detroit. Sacramento once looked like a lock to get an expansion spot, but it’s now rather uncertain, likely because Sacramento’s ownership group isn’t as flamboyantly wealthy as their competitors.

MLS Offered Gigantic Media Rights Bid, But Only If It Adopts Promotion And Relegation

Major League Soccer, the famously cowardly league so afraid of things like “competition” and “risk” and “good ideas that might hurt some obscenely rich guys a little in the short term but will reap immeasurable rewards in the future” that it concocted up some bullshit closed-league format to encase its teams in safe,…

"Footy McFooty Face" Leads Fan Vote For San Diego's Potential MLS Team Name

It’s pretty easy to come up with the kind of barfy, ahistorical team names MLS franchises love to pick, so kudos to the ownership group trying to invent a soccer team in San Diego and buy its way into the league for crowdsourcing a little more imagination. Though maybe “Footy McFooty Face” wasn’t quite what they…