Articles written by: Earl Reed

A northern Pennsylvania native, Earl's early years shaped him as a Western New Yorker at heart. Sixteen years in the Delaware Valley have now left their inescapable mark on him. Earl has written for EPLTalk and MajorLeagueSoccerTalk, and now hosts the United States of Futbol Show. You can reach Earl via email at earlreedepl@gmail.com, or on Twitter @earl_of_reed.

An expanded playoff structure would have its ups and downs
MLS

An expanded playoff structure would have its ups and downs

A SI report said the league wants to expand the playoff field to 12 teams. Earl Reed looks at the pros and cons of such a move.

MLS Playoff Final Four shows the best of the league
MLS

MLS Playoff Final Four shows the best of the league

Earl Reed explains there are plenty of compelling storylines ahead of the start of the MLS conference finals.

Playoffs a welcome respite for The Soccer Don
MLS

Playoffs a welcome respite for The Soccer Don

The last thing a Union fan wants to hear about right now is the MLS Cup Playoffs, but for Don Garber and Major League Soccer, they’re coming at just the right time.

Rais Mbolhi's reaction after surrendering the game-tying goal against Chicago says it all. (Photo: Earl Gardner)
Commentary

Another stretch run to forget

This was supposed to be the year the Union proved they could contend for the MLS Cup. Instead, the team will need a miracle to reach the playoffs. Earl Reed explores.

The new MLS logo: American soccer’s latest lightning rod
MLS

The new MLS logo: American soccer’s latest lightning rod

Earl Reed considers the new MLS logo.

Burgeoning MLS, social stances, and the labor situation
MLS

Burgeoning MLS, social stances, and the labor situation

Earl Reed looks at how MLS can rise above the problems other major US sport leagues are facing.

Generational change needed for MLS ratings to improve
Analysis

Generational change needed for MLS ratings to improve

Earl Reed opines that MLS needs to organize to shift the consuming habits of the next generation of sports fan.

Is Jim Curtin the right man for the Union job?
Opinion

Is Jim Curtin the right man for the Union job?

As the Union’s search for a permanent head coach continues, is the team’s performance under interim manager Jim Curtin making the decision for the Front Office? Earl Reed explores.