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United to Save Lives, One Goal at a Time

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 02.03.2017 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

For devoted soccer fans like me, the later winter months are a time filled with anticipation and excitement. In the coming weeks, my soccer club, the...

Sounders FC prepare for biggest day ever

Steve Clare | Posted 12.11.2016 | Sports
Steve Clare

Unlike their opponents Toronto, Sounders MLS history has been shrouded in success. Since they entered the league in 2009, they have made the playoffs ...

The Long Game View of Sports Marketing Takes Center Stage

Damian Bazadona | Posted 10.18.2016 | Business
Damian Bazadona

Change may occur slowly, but so will the preparation required for changing the habits and norms of the clubs and leagues striving to remain relevant for decades to come.

What Professional Sports Taught Me About Quick Decision Making

Damian Bazadona | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Damian Bazadona

For the past few years, my agency has created engaging digital campaigns designed to convert casual sports fans into devoted Major League Soccer fans....

Meet Brian Helmick, the Entrepreneur Behind SF's First Soccer Club

Sriram Krishnan | Posted 06.21.2016 | Sports
Sriram Krishnan

As soon as I heard that the Bay Area will have a local soccer team, I jumped on the opportunity to interview Brian Andrés Helmick, the CEO of San Fra...

Wannabe MLS Hooligans Are Adopting The Worst Of Soccer Culture

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 05.23.2016 | Sports

Here's another video from the earlier clashes with NYCFC and NYRB fans outside Yankee Stadium...— Garry Hayes (@garryhaye...

Tim Howard Opens Up About Returning To The MLS

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

You probably remember his name from the summer of 2014. You probably remember seeing him against the backdrop of a white net, leading his team as the ...

The Bet I Would Make

Damian Bazadona | Posted 01.13.2017 | Business
Damian Bazadona

As the mobile horizon expands with seemingly endless possibilities, we're all caught in what you might call a mobile "arms race."

The Hidden International PR Disaster That Could Derail MLS -- Part 1

Steve Clare | Posted 06.22.2016 | Sports
Steve Clare

What will the world see when the cameras and the eyes of the world look into our house and see us in our own natural environment? It will be a reality TV show for the North American soccer community.

Why Should U.S. Taxpayers Fix World Cup Soccer?

Jeb Harrison | Posted 06.19.2016 | Sports
Jeb Harrison

The FBI and the US may be lauded for cleaning up the governing body of the world's most popular sport, but to the average US citizen it may seem to be a case of mismanaged national priorities.

Clint Dempsey Sees Red, Rips Ref's Notebook To Pieces

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.17.2015 | Sports

Hey, ref, you're making Clint Dempsey mad. You won't like him when he's mad. DEMPSEY SMASH! The Seattle Sounders forward got a little frustrated...

D.C. United v Houston Dynamo, April 2015

Simon Heseltine | Posted 06.20.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

On Saturday D.C. United faced the Houston Dynamo for their only regular season meeting in 2015. Fresh off the disappointment of losing a 2 goal lead to the New York Red Bulls last weekend, United were out for a win to move them ahead of the Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference standings.

D.C. United v N.Y. Red Bulls, April 2015

Simon Heseltine | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

On April 11, 2015, D.C. United took on the New York Red Bulls in a regular season MLS game. D.C. were looking to avenge their March 22nd 2-0 loss to the Red Bulls, and came out strong with a brace of goals from midfielder Perry Kitchen.

When Sunday Comes... MLS Week 1

Steve Clare | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
Steve Clare

However, for a league desperately hoping we'd forget its intransigence towards the players and making us wait till the last moment to secure any soccer whatsoever, the start was a little disappointing. Worst of all, it initially lacked anything new.

Future of Soccer in the U.S. May Rest at the Feet of Young Players

Daniel Cox | Posted 03.29.2015 | Sports
Daniel Cox

Forty percent of the public says football is their favorite sport to watch, making it roughly four times more popular than any other sport. Even so, the dominance of football in American culture should not be taken for granted.

WATCH: Clint Dempsey Makes Fan's Day

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports

One young Seattle Sounders fan will definitely not regret the trade he made over the weekend. After the Sounders shut out the Houston Dynamo, 2-0, Sea...

Soccer's Teamwork: Something That Works (When So Much Doesn't)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

So much in American life these days doesn't work. But soccer does work -- magnificently. I am not looking forward to returning to dysfunction and snafu.

It's Time To Start Calling Soccer One Of The Five Major Sports In America

Larry Atkins | Posted 08.31.2014 | Sports
Larry Atkins

Soccer haters should get a red card. Clearly, the sport is emerging in this country.

LGBT Athletes Speak Up by Coming Out | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Cyd Ziegler, co-founder of OutSports, talks with me about the societal impact of athletes speaking up about their sexual orientation, and what can be done to improve LGBT acceptance in sports.

WATCH: MLS Reporter Gets Nailed By Ball During Broadcast

Awful Announcing | Posted 04.21.2014 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing Kelli Tennant is tough – she’s a soccer reporter. The TWC LA sideline reporter was filing this piece during t...

SXSW Shingerview: Howard Handler, MLS

David Shing | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
David Shing

With the World Cup taking place this summer, I was excited to talk with Howard Handler, CMO of Major League Soccer at SXSW Interactive this year. Howard is a sharp dude with a unique background.

Major League Soccer vs. English Premier League: How Do the Records Stack Up?

Stuart Claxton | Posted 05.24.2014 | Sports
Stuart Claxton

How does an 18-year-old emerging league compare to a 126-year national institution? Let's cherry pick a few superlatives and find out.

Amanda Terkel

Major League Soccer Steps Up Efforts To Protect Gay Players | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.13.2014 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) announced Wednesday that Major League Soccer was launching an effort to protect current ...

What MLS Learned From The NFL

Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

Before becoming the commissioner of Major League Soccer, Don Garber spent 16 years with the National Football League. Garber visited with HuffPost Liv...

Is Soccer Destined to Become America's National Pastime?

Daniel Cox | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports
Daniel Cox

With more than 111 million viewers tuning in to watch the Super Bowl this year, the idea that soccer could compete for the honor of America's most popular sport seems preposterous on its face. But, before ruling out the possibility, let's take a closer look at the facts.