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,…

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"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…

This Horrendous Atlanta United Fan Chant Is The Nadir Of American "Football" Cosplay

If you haven’t yet grasped why American soccer’s penchant for ripping off European fan culture without any of the history or tradition from which the real culture emerged is so embarrassing—think MLS team names like Sporting KC and D.C. United, or incidents like New York Red Bulls “ultras” tossing garbage bags at and …