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Union - Sporting KC by Daniel Gajdamowicz
MLS

How to fix soccer officiating? Common sense

PSP makes the case for why 5 refs are better than 3 (and goal-line technology). Yes, we’re using common sense again, in a way that no one else seems to be, because unlike Europe, we actually have other successful team sports to draw upon for examples. Also, a few quick hits on the Union.

Roger Torres tried to work his way through the Pumas
MLS Rules

Loans between MLS teams given green light for 2013

MLS recently announced a new intra-league loan mechanism. Does is it make sense? Who from the Union might be a possible candidate for a loan? Earl Reed explores.

Which is the worst team in MLS?
MLS

Which is the worst team in MLS?

Everyone talks about the best teams. But it can be much more fulfilling to check out the team that sucks the most.

Brian Carroll by Daniel Gajdamowicz
MLS

Quantifying early 2013 MLS season ugliness

Shots and goals are down in 2013 while fouls are up. Earl Reed explores how play at the start of the 2013 MLS season been uglier than in 2012.

A fan favorite returns: PSP talks to Danny Califf
MLS

A fan favorite returns: PSP talks to Danny Califf

Danny Califf talks to PSP’s Adam Cann about rebuilding in Toronto, being a leader, who has been impressing him on the Union, and much more.

How the Eastern Conference stacks up so far
MLS

How the Eastern Conference stacks up so far

A whopping 11 percent of the season is in the books. Dan Walsh looks at how teams in the Eastern Conference have performed, what they’re missing, and their outlook, to provide some context to the Union’s start to 2013.

Recap and player ratings: Mexico 0–0 USMNT
USMNT

Recap and player ratings: Mexico 0–0 USMNT

The U.S. put in another gritty performance to outlast a Mexican team that seemed devoid of ideas for a historic draw at the Azteca,

Preview: Mexico v USMNT
USMNT

Preview: Mexico v USMNT

The snowy win against Costa Rica told us a lot about the USMNT’s character and grit but not a lot about how they play soccer together. Jeremy Lane takes a look at what to expect in the qualifier against Mexico.