#11: Livestrong Sporting Park

For soccer fans in Kansas City, June 9 was about as close to a religious experience as you can experience without stepping into a place of worship. READ ON...

 

#10 Marquez Madness

There’s a school of thought that says it doesn’t matter whether you’re good or bad. All that matters is that you’re remembered.  READ ON...

 

#9 Keller's Tribute Game

Ask 100 soccer people for their opinion on a soccer-related question and you’re liable to get a hundred different answers. But there are a select few issues that produce total unanimity, or something close to it.  READ ON...

 

#8 MLS wins in Mexico

Twenty-four times, MLS teams went down to Mexico seeking victory. Twenty-four times, they failed. Then FC Dallas went to Mexico City. READ ON...

 

#7 NBC Strikes a Deal with MLS

Spread the word. That’s the mantra of many, if not most, soccer fans in the United States. We are a uniquely evangelical bunch. Not in any religious way. In a soccer way. We want everyone to recognize the grace, the passion, the glory that is the beautiful game. READ ON...

 

#6 The Return of Charlie Davies

“What might have been?” It’s the most haunting question in sports, and few in American soccer epitomize it like Charlie Davies. READ ON...

 

#5 Portland vs. Seattle

The first shot across the Columbia River came in September 2010, in the form of an audacious green sign planted firmly and dangerously behind enemy lines. READ ON...

 

#4 The De Rosario Saga

Toronto and Dwayne De Rosario were supposed to be a match made in heaven. A soccer-crazed city had waited and wondered while their native son climbed the heights, first in San Jose, then Houston. Fifty-one goals. Forty-two assists. Four MLS Cup championships. Three All-Star and Best XI nods. Two MLS Goals of the Year. READ ON...

 

#3 Broken Bones, Broken Hearts

2011 was supposed to be the year of the playmaker. But as it turned out, 2011 was the year without the playmaker. READ ON...

 

#2 Real Salt Lake Lose in CCL Final

The first MLS team to advance to a CONCACAF Champions League final, RSL had already done the heavy lifting by snatching a 2-2 first-leg tie in Monterrey, Mexico. All they needed to do was close out the affair at the fortress that was Rio Tinto Stadium, where they were riding a 37-match unbeaten streak, and a place in history would be theirs. READ ON...

 

#1 LA Galaxy Win MLS Cup

It took four-and-a-half years, but David Beckham and the LA Galaxy finally got the perfect, Hollywood ending that had seemed like it would never come. READ ON...