Other Soccer News

Let’s Talk MLS Promotion/Relegation

February 28, 2017

First off, know that it will never happen. BUT! If MLS were to have promotion/relegation, what could/would/should it look like? Most other leagues around the world simply have a season, and the team with the best record at the end of the season is crowned champion. A few teams with the worst records are relegated to

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New Last Word Author: Joel Soria

February 27, 2017

Taking a moment to welcome the new Quakes beat reporter for Last Word on Soccer, Joel Soria. Joel is a reporter with CSU Monterey Bay, and hosts The Tunnel. You can read Joel’s work on the Quakes this season by clicking on the “Last Word” link at the top of the page, or by clicking here.

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Shea Salinas a Great Resigning

June 25, 2016

Sure he’s a bench player, but he’s also one of the most consistent members of the team, and provides veteran leadership and stability. Shea Salinas Re-signing a Great Move for the Earthquakes

Most Hated Supporters’ Group in MLS

March 13, 2016

Soccer always will have supporters groups. Supporters groups love their teams no matter how poorly they perform, and often clash with rivals. In order to gauge the hatred of various supporters groups, I put up a poll asking people about their opinions of supporters groups to figure out which group is the most hated in MLS.

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List of Biggest MLS Rivalries, Who’s Hated, Who’s Loved

July 8, 2015

Recently MLS posted a poll asking people about the biggest MLS rivalries.  As with all things MLS and fan-related polls (Goal of the Week, Save of the Week, All Star Voting, etc), the most popular teams dominated the results. However, these numbers don’t do justice to the hatred or love many fans may have for

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Strike Now A Real Possibility

January 22, 2015

At the beginning of the year, I was hopeful that the MLSPU and MLS could agree on a new contract, but now I am very fearful this will not come to pass and we are headed for a strike to begin the season. MLS began by creating an “even” playing field for teams in order

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Congrats, Tommy!

January 22, 2015

Tommy Thompson and the U.S. Men’s U-20 squad beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 today.  Quakes team member Tommy Thompson started the game, and was subbed out in the 84th minute after the U.S. had their lead.  Congrats, Tommy!

Hope Solo Suspended

January 22, 2015

Hope Solo, goal keeper for the USWNT, has been suspended, in a story first reported by TMZ. The gist: her husband, former NFL receiver Jerramy Stevens, was driving while intoxicated.  She was a passenger and became belligerent with police.  She was not arrested. Regardless of what happened, she should know better than to get into

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