Category Archives: Expansion

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I Heart Piotr

I’ll admit up front that I’m not a charter member of the Piotr Nowak fan club. Put another way, there’ve been times that I wished he’d get run over by a bus which then backed up a couple of times just to make sure the job got done right. Now …

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My Commissioner Can Beat Up Your Commissioner

In the great boxing ring of Major Sports in America, there are some clear heavyweights, guys like the NFL’s Roger Goodell, say, or the NBA’s David Stern. Guys who get the top of the card, who show up for those ridiculous weigh ins where, for no particular reason I have …

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The Problem in Portland, PLUS: MLS’ All Time Best Teams

I will admit up front that this is a topic I have intentionally tried to ignore, even though I have made a point of following the ins and outs of the MLS expansion derby (pronounce that however you’d like). I’ve ignored it because THIS ISN’T THE KIND OF STORY that’s …

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MLS Expansion: OK Then, How About Portland?

Whenever the various cities (or, more correctly, “rich guys”) who are candidates for Major League Soccer expansion teams get the chance to present their case, it seems like one of the main points they consider to be a compelling reason why they deserve the spot is almost always the same: …