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MLS Thoughts: Bastian Schweinsteiger makes his debut

April 3, 2017 • 0 Comments

The Chicago Fire signed Bastian Schweinsteiger on March 21. But it only took the German 17 minutes to make an impact on the team. Now, can he lead them to the MLS Cup (but not the World Cup)?

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World Baseball Classic proves sport needs more international competitions

March 27, 2017 • 0 Comments

As the United States won the World Baseball Classic for the first time, the tournament finally found an identity for itself. And we learned we need more international baseball.

MLS Thoughts: Portland Timbers a real contenders this year

March 20, 2017 • 0 Comments

Portland struggled last season, failing to win a single road match in their MLS Cup title defense. But this season has been very different. The Timbers sit atop MLS with nine points and ten goals. And they look ready to make another MLS Cup run.

MLS Thoughts: Are Houston, Chicago back?

March 13, 2017 • 0 Comments

Both Houston and Chicago struggled last year, but have come out of the gate strong in 2017. I talk about both teams and other topics in my thoughts from the second week of the MLS season.

FC Dallas offense humming right along with 4-4-2, no Mauro Diaz

March 8, 2017 • 0 Comments

FC Dallas struggled without Mauro Diaz in the past, but with a formation change and the emergence of Kellyn Acosta, the team hasn’t missed a beat this season.

A few thoughts on the first weekend of 2017 MLS season

March 6, 2017 • 0 Comments

The 2017 MLS season kicked off this weekend. While the play was definitely in early season form, it’s great to have the league back again. Here are a few of my thoughts over the first weekend of matches.

CONCACAF Champions League rout gives great hope for FC Dallas’ 2017 season

February 28, 2017 • 0 Comments

FC Dallas entered this season with a number of question marks. A lot of those changed to great optimism after the 4–0 rout of Arabe Unido in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals last Thursday. Now the hype train has no brakes.

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Loading more posts with a button click and WP REST API

February 7, 2017 • 6 Comments

One of the features I had an issue finding a tutorial over was loading more posts via a button click. So here’s a brief tutorial on how to do just that.

Who the next four teams to join MLS should be

January 18, 2017 • 0 Comments

With Atlanta and Minnesota joining the league this year and Los Angeles FC and hopefully Miami joining next year, MLS has laid out a timeline for announcing teams 25-28 within the next year or so. Here are the four cities I hope earn an expansion team soon.

FC Dallas roster looks strong going into 2017

January 16, 2017 • 0 Comments

My apologies for the Cowboys losing, but FC Dallas’ 2017 campaign begins in just under two months. The team faces Árabe Unido in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals in 37 days and starts its MLS season in 46 days. Oh, and it might just be the best roster the team has had in recent years.

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