1. Rising Star Christian Lucatero on the Mexico-USA Battle for His Soccer Loyalty

    Christian Lucatero is a talented player caught between countries, though you won't hear the 17-year-old Pasadena, Texas, native portray it that way at all...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 2 months ago 47,422 reads 101 comments

  2. Chelsea vs. Benfica: 6 Things We Learned in Champions League Quarterfinal

    Chelsea dispatched of their Portuguese opposition at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening in rather anticlimatic fashion...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 3,030 reads 5 comments

  3. Chelsea vs. Benfica: 6 Bold Predictions for Their Champions League Quarterfinal

    Chelsea , a team with more drama than the Ewings, have pulled together enough under caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo to put together a downright decent run of form...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 3,727 reads 14 comments

  4. U.S. Men's National Team Abroad: Reviewing the Americans' Performances in Europe

    As most European leagues gear up for the stretch run of their seasons, American players are playing prominent roles for clubs in relegation dogfights, battles for the title and everything in between...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 981 reads 1 comments

  5. Brek Shea: Everything You Need to Know About U.S. National Teamer

    Here's the problem with trying to properly appreciate one Dan Brekken "Brek" Shea, up-and-coming part of the USMNT and star winger for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer: It's really hard to get past the hair...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 2,604 reads 1 comments

  6. Ranking the Top 10 Premier League Imports to MLS on Performance

    Since it's inception, Major League Soccer has been dependent on big names from across the pond for an infusion of much needed talent and publicity. Premier League players make for logical targets for MLS teams willing to spend the cash...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 5,407 reads 2 comments

  7. US National Team Players in MLS: Reviewing the Americans' Performances

    Major League Soccer and the USMNT are tied together like bacon and scallops. The MLS bacon imbues the USMNT scallop with a certain smokey flavor. Or, it did...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 1,298 reads 2 comments

  8. MLS Weekend Review: 10 Things We Learned

    Week 3 of the 2012 MLS season proved nothing (it's only Week 3), while simultaneously reestablishing what we already knew (but might have forgotten). Parity isn't going anywhere; the best MLS teams can still be beaten by the worst...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 669 reads 0 comments

  9. US National Team Abroad: Reviewing the Americans' Performances in Europe

    Another week, another round of solid performances (with a few stinkers thrown in) for the American soccer diaspora in Europe...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 890 reads 2 comments

  10. Landon Donovan's Top 10 Moments

    Landon Donovan 's career includes three World Cups, five Gold Cups, one Olympic tournament, all of 12 MLS seasons (and some of a 13th) and two successful loan stints to Everton of the English Premier League...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 1,384 reads 3 comments

  11. 8 Signs the Quality of Play in MLS Could Rival the EPL in 20 Years

    Major League Soccer has made significant strides in the overall quality of play over the course of the last 16 years...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 4,977 reads 7 comments

  12. 15 Hottest Teenage Talents in World Football

    The thing about potential is that it never disappoints: Potential allows for an imagined future full of glory. More often than not, potential is slathered in hype...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 57,580 reads 65 comments

  13. Picking an 2012-13 Arsenal Team to Include Rumoured Summer Signings

    Arsenal 's 2011-12 season has been a bit of a roller coaster, to put it mildly. Injuries, despite a modicum of investment last summer, left the Gunners fighting to maintain their top-four spot and Champions League football...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 10,324 reads 59 comments

  14. UEFA Champions League: Power Ranking the Eight Quarterfinal Coaches

    The UEFA Champions League quarterfinal pairings are set. Eight teams from seven countries will battle it out to reach the semifinals, taking one step closer to the final in Munich...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 4,612 reads 14 comments

  15. Barcelona vs. AC Milan: 7 Key Battles to Watch in Champions League Quarterfinal

    Friday's UEFA Champions League quarterfinal draw ensured that a highly anticipated Barcelona- Real Madrid final is a possibility...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 3,486 reads 2 comments

  16. Why Neymar Is the Natural Heir to Lionel Messi

    First things first, because this is important and can’t be avoided: Lionel Messi is such a supremely gifted player that we may not see his likes again for multiple generations...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 9,151 reads 20 comments

  17. The Rise of Clint Dempsey: How the US National Team Star Conquered the EPL

    There’s not much we don’t know about Clint Dempsey , save for the usual personal details that even the most visible athletes keep to themselves, because Clint Dempsey’s story is worth knowing...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 8,080 reads 4 comments

  18. 10 Rule Changes from FIFA That Would Make World Football Better

    Yes, we love the beautiful game. Unreservedly. We call out sick for it, we sacrifice our weekends to it and we willingly worship at the alter of the world's greatest sporting passion...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 14,053 reads 29 comments

  19. MLS Wrap-Up: 10 Things We Learned from Regular Season Week 1

    Week 1 of the 2012 MLS season is (mostly) in the books. While not exactly chock full of surprises, the first slate of games gave us a tangible set of results to judge how the first part of the season might go...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 1,871 reads 2 comments

  20. MLS Season Preview: 10 Players to Watch in 2012

    Major League Soccer's 17th season starts Saturday and after a busy offseason, the league now boasts a slew of new talent to add to a mix that already includes names like David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Robbie Keane...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 2,229 reads 3 comments

  21. Major League Soccer 2012: 10 Bold Predictions

    On the eve of the 2012 MLS season, here's what we know: not much. This is a league with a reputation for throwing up the unexpected, after all, so accurately projecting how a 34-game ...

    Jason Davis Written by Jason Davis about 3 years ago 1,238 reads 8 comments