KickTV's Jimmy Conrad gives us his list of the Top 5 most underrated soccer players of all-time (watch the video below), which by the way also includes an MLS player.
It got us thinking: Most underrated MLS player today is ...?
Everyone is going to have an opinion, but we submit to you 10 names from the current league season. Your votes will decide who's most underrated.
They are the type of things you find out after a player retires.
RSL head scout Andy Williams and team broadcaster Brian Dunseth went to their local Salt Lake CW studios to participate in a discussion about the sexes. In the process, they revealed personal details about relationships that not even their former teammates probably know.
First Dunseth: He's a cuddler, his wife delivered a child without pain medication and he thinks it's excessive to see certain intimacy in public like people "draped around their loved ones like a backpack."
Meanwhile, Williams is not scared of kissing in public. Find out more below:
In case you missed it, filmmaker Spike Lee made a recent visit to Red Bull Arena to visit his good friend and New York Knicks sideline seat buddy Thierry Henry (see the video below).
But Mr. New York himself decides to show up in his Arsenal jersey. Here's hoping that Henry has it in his heart to gift him a signed Red Bulls jersey or two.
Add Thomas Delaney to the US national team watch list.
He's 20 years old and already has the UEFA Champions League experience, which USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann has issued as a priority for American players.
More importantly, the FC Copenhagen midfielder is eligible for a US national team switch and had a conversation with US Olympic Team coach Caleb Porter. He says that he could entertain it if things don't work out with the national team of Denmark.
US men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann may not have delved too deeply into the Olympic team's issues during CONCACAF qualifying, but one former US World Cup player did not shy away from the topic.
Former Chivas USA and USMNT midfielder John O'Brien, who played in a 4-3-3 formation during his time in the Netherlands, noticed problems with the tactics that Caleb Porter's Olympic team employed against El Salvador in the match in which they suffered humiliating elimination.
“You know in a 4-3-3 you’ll have a lot of players in front of the ball, and I noticed that they lost the ball easy and didn’t have guys in the right spaces,” O’Brien told Soccer America. “When they scored the equalizer, for a team that needs a result at that moment, we were very exposed. There weren’t many people behind the ball.”
O'Brien makes interesting points in the article, which continue to fuel the debate as to whether the 4-3-3 was to blame for the ouster.
This video about the Toronto FC traveling supporter contingent for the 401 Derby match against Montreal is worth the watch for the one fan who yells: "If you ain't red, you're better off dead!"
He makes one final appearance toward the tail end of this segment. You'll get a second chuckle.
You may have noticed that this Saturday's match between the Columbus Crew and New York Red Bulls has shifted from Galavision to Univision Deportes.
The reason for that is that the Univision Deportes Network, the new all-sports network from Univision, is set to kick off on Saturday on DishLATINO and DISH’s America’s Top 200. The new network launches at 3 pm ET on Saturday with a live broadcast of New York's visit to Crew Stadium and will also air the Red Bulls match against Chivas USA on May 23. Viewers can also watch the Crew and Red Bulls' meeting on MLS LIVE outside the Columbus and New York areas.
“We have created a programming lineup that will connect and inform sports fans all day long on the teams and leagues they follow so passionately,” said Eric Conrad, vice president of Programming, Univision Deportes. “Univision has been bringing many of the most-watched matches to Hispanic viewers for 50 years and created Univision Deportes Network to bring expanded access to the content we know our viewers can’t get enough of. And through our partnership with Televisa, we are now able to offer U.S. audiences access to even more sports content.”
Univision Deportes Network’s launch day schedule for Saturday includes:
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET Major League Soccer: Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET Solo Boxeo Tecate: Special Edition
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET “Futbol Central”
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET Liga Mexicana: Santos vs. Estudiantes Tecos
1 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET Liga Mexicana: Monterrey vs. Tigres de la UANL
12 a.m. – 1 a.m. ET “Univision Deportes Extra”
You've never seen dancing like this in MLS. Trust us.
Two of the most noticeable celebrations from the weekend featured D.C. United's Maicon Santos and New York's Mehdi Ballouchy getting down in front of the home fans.
Let us know who you think has the best moves on the poll below.
The visiting supporters were out in force this past weekend in MLS and they made themselves heard.
There were Montreal Impact fans that made noise at Red Bull Arena. We heard the "Chicago Fire" chants at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. And the San Jose Earthquakes fans were seen on the match broadcast living it up as the Quakes hushed the 38,000 in Seattle with a 1-0 road win.
But arguably no traveling group had a better time than Real Salt Lake's. They were stuck in a corner at JELD-WEN FIELD but relished that epic RSL comeback in Portland.
Check out the latest video from the guys at Kick, who on Thursday welcomed Claudio Reyna onto "The Mixer." The current youth technical director for US Soccer spoke to Jimmy Conrad about the US Under-23 team's failure during Olympic qualifying, the team's lack of competitiveness and what US Soccer needs to do to reach the next level.