Just because Vincent Tan may become a minority investor in Chivas USA doesn't mean that the Malaysian is not going to actively involved in making key decisions at the MLS club, which is more than likely to relaunch in 2-3 years from now.
Out of the investors linked to acquiring Chivas USA, Tan is the only one with any experience in running a soccer team.
The debacle that Chivas USA has become is an indictment of MLS's obsession with the shiniest new objects while their current properties rot. Reports are now flying that the team could be put on hiatus, folded, or neither, and as much as we may joke about the empty stadiums and anti-Galaxy fan base, this public wavering that would make Hamlet proud really does a disservice to the fans and players.
Welcome to this Tuesday edition of Freedom Kicks, in which we talk a lot about player development, a little about some other MLS teams, and even less about rapping, but still some rapping.
The soccer world was not quiet yesterday. And as tempted as I was to find links solely related to Ben Olsen and/or beards (if you don't know me, Ben Olsen and beards are kind of my things), I've got real soccer stuff for you instead this morning.
The question was only asked because there was nothing else to talk about. The press conference lasted all of 50 seconds.
The Portland Timbers had just crushed Guyanese side Alpha United 6-0 in front of one of their smallest home crowds ever since joining MLS in a midweek CONCACAF Champions League respite from the furious MLS playoff race with a team of backups.
John Brooks' season with Hertha Berlin may be done. The U.S. Men's National Team defender was reportedly dropped down to Hertha's reserve squad after falling out of favor with coach Jos Luhukay. It appears now that reports Brooks had been cut altogether are wrong.
Meanwhile, there is no question that Will Johnson's season with the Portland Timbers is over.
The MLS Players Union have released the latest salary figures and former Real Madrid and AC Milan star Kaka heads the list, despite never having played for his club.
The 32-year-old Brazilian, who signed for Orlando City in June and was immediately loaned to Sao Paulo, is on a total salary of $7,167,500, making him not only the highest paid in the league, but the highest-paid player in MLS history.
Having coached Landon Donovan at both the club and international level, LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena has seen the growth of his star forward every step of the way.
Donovan tied the league's all-time assist record in Sunday's 4-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls, but Arena admitted that he didn'tbelieve that the 32-year-old forward was much of a passer until recently.
Week30 of the MLS season sawsome title contenders and playoff hopefuls make major statements in a weekend loaded with head-turning results.
Episode 168 of The SBI Show looks back at the big MLS matches of the weekend, such as New England's win at Sporting Kansas City, the Los Angeles Galaxy's romp over the New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC's stunning comeback win against the Portland Timbers, and more.
Orlando City and New York City FC will be doing battle for years to come, and their first meeting took place on Wednesday at the MLS Expansion Priority Draw, which was the first big step for both teams toward building their 2015 squads.
Episode 167 of The SBI Show takes a look back at the results of the draw, which Orlando City came away the big winners of.
We each have our own story of what brought us to FC Dallas. Some of us have been here since the beginning, maybe even way before the beginning. Many of us played the game, and I dare say there are some fans that even played for the FCD Youth teams. Perhaps some were bought a beer by friends with an invite to enjoy a game.
Since his release from Middlesbrough, former KC forward, Kei Kamara has been looking for a club. There were rumors of a return to MLS, except he couldn't return to MLS until January. This week, Kamara has been on trial with Championships side, Wolverhampton. Unfortunately Kamara is leaving Wolves without a contract after work permit questions came out.
More Buzzard Point news, Ben Olsen as theater, poems, and movies. An artier round of Freedom Kicks than normal.
Had I written an intro, it would be here. Instead, we go straight to the links:
More than soccer: How the D.C. United stadium will be used and how fans will get there | Washington Business Journal A transportation management plan has been released for the proposed Buzzard Point stadium, and Michael Neibauer has the details.
We can't believe we completely missed the other five instalments, but the "Lord of the Mics VI" mixtape/compilation CD is almost upon us and the sixth entry in the oeuvre is set to be the best (much like the Police Academy franchise "City Under Seige" beinga true classic of the police farce genre), featuring as it does the long-awaited, much-hyped rap battle between Bradley Wright-Phillips and Yannick Bolasie.
The enigmatic and controversial Cardiff City owner, who has avoided dullness at all costs since coming to the Welsh club, has been quoted in an interview today saying he'd be interested in buying an MLS club.
Tan responded to rumors that he is looking to get out of Cardiff and looked towards his future in an interview with Sky Sports aboard a yacht in Malaysia.
If you follow Major League Soccer with any regularity, there is a good chance you have been bombarded with references to top young stars being "Homegrown Players". Whether it is DeAndre Yedlin or Gyasi Zardes, the talk of how they came up with their MLS team's academies is a narrative being spun across multiple media platforms.
With the MLS playoff race heating up, European club soccer in full swing, and talk of the 2016 Copa America kicking back up after today's announcement, now is the perfect time to discuss all things soccer in the latest SBI Live Q&A.
If you want to talk MLS, European soccer, international soccer, college soccer, or any soccer topic that comes to mind, prepare your questions and send them my way as I look to answer your questions over the course of the next hour or so.