83 miles to San Jose: My visit to Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinal and a look at the MLS Cup Final0
November 30, 2012 by Cesar Hernandez
A Text from Jon at around 7 p.m.
“Police have shut down tracks at Redwood City so I am stuck for now. They say they don’t know how long the delay will be.”
The original plan was to meet at Buck Shaw stadium in San Jose at 7 p.m. with enough time to get some drinks, buy some food, and explain the idea of “soccer” to my friend who had never been to a game before. What better way to introduce the MLS than a playoff game between L.A. and San Jose? The issue at hand though was him actually attending the game before said game was over. I was already there, but Jon was taking a train down south and was undoubtedly facing problems.
October 31, 2012 by Cesar Hernandez
Get ready ladies, gents, and robots, the MLS Playoffs are here! Whether you’re a Euro soccer snob or a genuine MLS fan since ’96, don’t miss any of these upcoming matches (or do, I don’t care). With each 4th place team hosting the 5th place opponent in a single knockout game, there will be no shortage of drama. The winners of these games will go on to face either Sporting Kansas City (tough) or the San Jose Earthquakes (even tougher) in their respective Conference Semi-Finals. Let’s check out the games for this week.
Eastern Conference Play-In
July 19, 2012 by Rami El Chamaa
April 28, 2012 by Sam Elling
No other league in the world, in any sport, seems to trumpet its cliques of super fans as much as MLS. Why is this phenomenon such a part of MLS’ marketing, and is this relationship good for the league?
Almost all football clubs in the modern world have a somewhat tense relationship between their most ardent supporters and the front office. Whether you look at the Barras Brava of Argentina, the firms of England or the Ultras throughout Europe, there is a fine line between being the apex of support and… problems.