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Archive for March 2010

Sneaking Into The Girls’ Locker Room

Actually, I didn’t sneak in, but the folks from the Phoenix Mercury were kind enough to give us locker room access and use of their two WNBA championship trophies for a photo shoot today. A story on Mercury President Jay Parry will run in the May issue of IMPACT Magazine, and my full interview with… (read more)

Dave Checketts Has A Secret Plan

What is the “very aggressive and very different” plan the MLS owners have in store if the players go on strike on Monday? DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION? Now, maybe Dave Checketts is just talking to talk again. But, just in case he’s not, what could something “very aggressive and very different” mean? Replacement players? That’s surely… (read more)

Dr. Landon, Tell Me You’re Not Just A Pedagogue

Landon Donovan has returned from a successful loan spell with Everton in England, but will he get the chance to wear that Galaxy shirt in a league match anytime soon? MLS players are set to strike on Monday (so says Ives) if a new collective bargaining agreement isn’t reached. The way some owners and executives… (read more)

Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

Or “After It, Therefore Because of It.” It’s a logical fallacy, and one that many (even those who should know better) are making these days when it comes to comparing the NASL strike of 1979 with today’s battle between Major League Soccer’s players union and management. It’s my contention that the brief walkout by less… (read more)

Another Reason Soccer’s Not Going Away

New York’s First Practice at Red Bull Arena from mlsinsider on Vimeo. Strike or no strike. Red Bull Arena opens this weekend with New York playing Santos of Brazil in a friendly. If you’re scoring at home, that’s soccer stadiums open, opening or under construction in Chicago, Denver, Columbus, Dallas, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New… (read more)