Sunday, 30 September 2012

MLS: Spotlight falls on Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake

The play-offs are a mere four games away and the fight for the top five spots in the Eastern and Western Conference are hotting up with Sporting KC, Chicago Fire, NY Red Bulls, DC United and Houston Dynamo currently leading the way in the East, and San Jose Earthquakes, LA Galaxy, Real Sa...


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Rodgers will never walk alone as the US cameras follow Liverpool around

I think it’s fairly reasonable to suggest that the first few games of the season have not quite gone to plan for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool. Sunday’s defeat at Manchester Uniteds hands ensured that it’s the most dispiriting start to a football season since that year Middlesbrough handed a debut...


Monday, 20 August 2012

MLS Exclusive interview with the A-League's Fred Da Silva

Brazilian attacking midfielder Fred Da Silva is well-known in the MLS having played for DC United twice and Philidelphia Union, but now Da Silva is lighting up the A-League again, this time with Melbourne Heart. Squarefootballs Anthony Bedworth managed to catch a few words with the Brazilian th...


Monday, 30 July 2012

MLS transfer trade: Who holds the cards?

With the European transfer window in full swing, many much-anticipated moves are coming to fruition with the likes of Andy Carroll, Brazil’s Oscar and Robin Van Persie expected to leave for pastures new in the next three weeks. But things are really heating up on the other side of the pond too...


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Everton: No anger as Cahill leaves for the MLS

For his consistency, desire, important goals and ability to dictate the pace of our play, Tim Cahill has been Everton’s most important player of the last decade. It is therefore unsurprising to see such an outpouring of emotion and sentiment from Blues fans at the news of his imminent departu...


Sunday, 22 July 2012

Fantasy Football 2012/13 is here

Do you think you can do a better job than the professor Arsene Wenger? Could you out-muscle Mancini at defending title winners Manchester City? Then this is your chance to prove it! Squarefootballs Fantasy Football is back for another season and we want as many participants as possible. Last season...


Saturday, 21 July 2012

Aston Villa: Pre-season tour of USA - Preview Part Two: Chicago Fire

Aston Villa take on MLS giants Chicago Fire tonight in the Windy City. But how much do you know about your opponents? Fortunately our man Stateside Anthony Bedworth has compiled a little guide especially for you Villains. Frank Klopas (Head Coach) Klopas immigrated to the United States at the ...


MLS Exclusive interview with Houston Dynamo's Bobby Frame

There are a number of high-profile British players plying their trade in the MLS right now. LA Galaxy of course have the main man David Beckham, but theres now also former Rangers and Celtic striker Kenny Miller, former Aberdeen and Celtic midfielder Jamie Smith and former Arsenal striker Paul Mar...


Monday, 16 July 2012

MLS: No quick-fix for Canada's youth

Vancouver-born Jacob Lensky is currently awaiting clearance to sign with Vancouver Whitecaps after a number of years in Holland with FC Utrecht and Feyenoord. The 23-year-old began his career with Belgium’s Anderlecht, before joining the youth teams of Sparta Prague, Blackburn Rovers and Celt...


Friday, 13 July 2012

Aston Villa: Know your opponents on US tour

Aston Villa embark on their tour of the States next week and our man Stateside, Anthony Bedworth, has run the rule over the Villains first opponents, Philadelphia Union. John Hackworth (Interim Head Coach) On June 13, John Hackworth took over the reins at PPL Park after previous manager Piotr N...


Sunday, 08 July 2012

MLS: Exclusive interview with Montreal Impact's Jeb Brovsky

Former AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta became the latest big name to join the MLS this week when he signed for Montreal Impact. And as if by magic, Squarefootballs man Stateside, Anthony Bedworth, managed to catch up with Impacts defender Jeb Brovsky who revealed his excitement about Nestas ar...


Saturday, 07 July 2012

MLS: Western Conference round up

LA Galaxy’s Western Conference play-off charge took a severe dent over the past week having been undone twice in the matter of days. Despite taking a 3-2 lead at half-time in the El Classico derby against fierce rivals San Jose Earthquakes, defensive frailties cost LA. After the break Sam Cronin ...


Friday, 06 July 2012

MLS: Eastern Conference Round Up

This week’s news that famed Italian Alessandro Nesta was close to joining the Italian-influx at Montreal Impact may have been the boost the MLS needs to be taken seriously by the rest of the footballing world. Nesta is said to have declined an extended contract offer from his current club AC ...


Monday, 02 July 2012

MLS: DC United go Long in search for a Tan

After social media outrage about a lack of playing time, Long Tan eventually got his wish. On Thursday June 28, 2012 Vancouver Whitecaps traded the Chinese striker to DC United in return for a 2015 Supplemental Draft Pick. Three weeks prior to this move Mr Tan furiously posted a tweet indicating h...


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

MLS Round-up: It's all going White for the Caps

The Vancouver Whitecaps’ recent 3-0 loss to LA Galaxy was a major blip in what has been a magnificent start to only their second season in the MLS, with the Southsiders currently boasting a 7-5-4 record and sitting pretty in third in the Eastern Conference. Martin Rennie’s team have been the s...


Thursday, 03 November 2011

Can Beckham And The Galaxy Become MLS Champions?

Remember 2007? Thats when David Beckham first went to Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer. Four years later hes still playing for LA - which is longer than some commentators thought it would last. It hasnt all been plain sailing for the superstar. His understandable desire to play for Milan a...


Monday, 11 July 2011

Would you like to write for Squarefootball?

Do you live, breathe and sleep football? Do you have a passion for writing and want your views to be read by a potential audience of millions? Then we at Squarefootball Towers would love to hear from you. Whether you follow Aberdeen or Accrington Stanley, West Ham United or Wolfsburg, we can offer ...


Wednesday, 28 February 2007

4218: MLS Diary- Dispatches From Bra

by : Bill Urban Blag a way past the security guard : “Yes, of course I am on the approved press list. I’m here to watch the soccer game.” Neither is there a press list nor is there a scrimmage. But DC United do train this morning in unseasonably nippy Bradenton, alongside Kansas City, Chicago, a...


Sunday, 14 January 2007

4071: Becks, the Galaxy, and Super C

by : Bill Urban What exactly constitutes a Major League Soccer “Super Club?” Having Alexi Lalas, the red-headed, goateed for US international central defender who scored the second goal against England in that famous friendly defeat during the nadir of Graham Taylor’s reign, as your general manager...


Monday, 23 October 2006

3796: MLS Play-offs: Conference Semi

by : Bill Urban "There was a feeling amongst the players that we were just going to play the season out." Anxious to ensure that the rest of the league programme didn't degenerate into a series of glorified friendlies, Cronin set the goal of finishing ahead of next to bottom Bray Wanderers. With th...


Wednesday, 18 October 2006

3777: MLS Diary: The Play-Offs...

by : Bill Urban All that for this? Thirty-two regular season matches, a couple Open Cup ties, and the meaningless in every sense except the league’s bank account friendlies all lead up to eight of twelve teams participating in what should be the highlight of the Major League Soccer season. Eight ...


Tuesday, 10 October 2006

3739: MLS Memorial: R.I.P. Mooch

by : Bill Urban The US Soccer community lost one today; not a football match, but something, or someone, rather, far more important. Glenn “Mooch” Myernick died in hospital Monday morning, four days after suffering a heart attack while jogging with a neighbor near his home in Colorado. At age 51,...


Wednesday, 04 October 2006

3716: MLS Diary: Flirting with Beckh

by : Bill Urban Peter Crouch’s 11th goal in 14 England appearances ensure that it is two wins out of two for Steve McClaren’s men on the road to Euro 2008, but the former Yugoslav Republic arguably deserve more for their efforts. Crouch strikes just after half-time, but rather than press home their...


Wednesday, 27 September 2006

3687: MLS Diary: Two New Stadiums

by : Bill Urban For a young league with a future still best characterised as uncertain, Major League Soccer has gotten a good deal of positive news from a permanency standpoint in recent weeks. The league office has adopted a business plan centered around getting as many of the league’s franchises...


Friday, 23 April 2004

742: AMERICAN SOCCER: Much Adu abou

by : Ashley Michael If the name Freddy Adu means nothing to you then take it on board now. At the tender age of fourteen he is the great hope of American soccer, a wonderkid who was the best paid player in Major League Soccer even before he made his debut. He has already been described as the new P...



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