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Past articles by Arielle:

Player Playlist: Kyle Beckerman expands repertoire, but has room for Legend

Real Salt Lake legend Kyle Beckerman may have shorn his signature mane last year, but that didn’t mean he’s shrunk from the spotlight. As a 19-season veteran of the league, the last 12 with RSL, the international star still commands attention on the field – and off. Beckerman’s sartorial → Read More

Player Playlist: What do Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos listen to?

The LA Galaxy's Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos share the rare honor in MLS of two brothers playing on the same squad. Their close relationship and sense of humor shines through off the field, bringing a spark to training sessions and the locker room. As avid music fans, though, they’ve always got → Read More

Sebastian Lletget's winding climb to soccer stardom

March 24, 2017 should have been one of the greatest nights of Sebastian Lletget’s life — and for the first 14 minutes of the US national team's match against Honduras, it was. But the night ended with what would eventually reveal itself to be a season-ending injury, and the most dramatic example → Read More

Costa Rica and New York City FC winger Rodney Wallace shares his playlist

For MLS fans, Costa Rica’s roster at this year’s FIFA World Cup reads like an album of familiar faces. With Los Ticos taking their place in the tournament for the fifth time, they’ve proved one of the most consistent CONCACAF sides. And that all comes with thanks to contributions from players → Read More

Nikolic, Martinez, Roldan, Morris, and Besler win #MLSSoshies

You spoke, tweeted, and votes, and the results are in! The #MLSSoshies, our annual, very serious, fan-voted social media awards, returned this year to take a look at the year in everyone's Twitter and Instagram game. On this site, we asked for your pick of the overall "Most Social Player" – an → Read More

The #MLSSoshies are back! Vote for the "Most Social Player" now

Even though we've practically just rung in the New Year, the countdown continues apace to preseason, tournaments, and then the regular MLS season for 2018. But while you have a couple days to take a breath, let's all take a minute to look back on social media memory lane over the past year -- well, → Read More

The #MLSSoshies are back! Vote for the "Most Social Player" now

Even though we've practically just rung in the New Year, the countdown continues apace to preseason, tournaments, and then the regular MLS season for 2018. But while you have a couple days to take a breath, let's all take a minute to look back on social media memory lane over the past year -- well, → Read More

Report: Another Malmo FF star headed to MLS from Sweden?

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Report Malmo FF midfielder Oscar Lewicki may soon be headed stateside, according to a report from Sweden's Aftonbladet. The 25-year-old, who has 14 caps with the Sweden national team, is out of contract with his club -- and ostensibly is fielding some interest from MLS. → Read More

Castillo: MLS preseason takes on new meaning due to revamped CCL schedule

MIAMI — Monday night’s Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League draw at Univision’s headquarters proceeded as a much more staid affair than the Univision Deportes awards show in the same space on Sunday night. But if the concise ceremony lacked in tubas and pyrotechnics, the resulting matchups at → Read More

MLS Cup championship rings: a visual history

In the run up to the MLS Cup this past Saturday, we took a look at the history of match balls used and jerseys worn over the history of the championship final. Now, of course, we know this year's champions -- Toronto FC. With their championship parade through Toronto's downtown just concluded, one → Read More

Which Best XI MLSer did artist Stanley Chow most enjoy bringing to life?

On Thursday night, MLS released this year’s Best XI – but a boring text list wouldn’t do, of course. If you’re enjoying portraits of a vaguely snarling Sebastian Giovinco, or a perfectly coiffed Josef Martinez, thank Stanley Chow, the celebrated artist behind the visual lineup. You might → Read More

Best Of: The biggest off-field moments in soccer culture in 2017

While the 2017 season has offered plenty of drama between the white lines, some of the best entertainment has happened outside them. In the spirit of looking back on some of the top moments of the year, here are some of the biggest standout moments in soccer culture around MLS. Last Call at RFK D.C. → Read More

WWE meets MLS when Booker T does Houston Dynamo coin toss

Tuesday's Houston Dynamo's home match, hosting the Seattle Sounders in Leg 1 of the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Championship, is offering plenty of ... theatrics. So maybe it's a little bit appropriate that one of the greatest figures in sports entertainment, WWE's Booker T, showed → Read More

VLOG: Behind the scenes at fateful Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls match

There's still plenty of chatter around this past Sunday's Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls match, which found the two teams finishing out Leg 2 of the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference Semifinal. Toronto FC advanced from the series on aggregate – but not until after some drama on the → Read More

Who would you like to see host MLS Cup? It's down to two cities

Anyone who’s attended a good ol’ MLS Cup in December has their favorite moments of lore. Many of us who attended last year’s final at BMO Field are probably still getting rid of that body chill – just in time, potentially, for another go-‘round. Toronto FC just set a league-leading record → Read More

MLS fans, players, and teams celebrate Halloween

As the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs rage on -- Columbus Crew SC host NYCFC tonight (8 pm ET, ESPN and ESPN Deportes in US | TSN and TVAS in Canada) -- let's take a break and enjoy some celebrations of the other thing happening today, Halloween. Fan Costumes Here are a couple fans in MLS-themed gear... → Read More

Soccer internet, actually good, helps Jason Hernandez get supplies to PR

As Puerto Rico continues to struggle in the wake of Hurricane Maria, you may have come across this social media plea from Toronto FC defender Jason Hernandez. The MLS vet and New York-area native struggled, he said, to send a much-needed generator to family on the island: Please read and share. Any → Read More

Here's an Atlanta United and Migos photo opp

Hello, here's a pick-me-up in case you need one. So far Atlanta United's senior team has had the likes of Yung Joc and Rich Homie Quan in the stands or hammering the team's "Golden Spike," and Lil Jon and Big Boi record in-stadium hype videos. But so far, fellow ATL titans Migos have been missing → Read More

Preview: Orlando City SC vs. New England Revolution 09/27/2017

Orlando City SC vs. new England Revolution 2017 MLS Regular Season Orlando City Stadium – Orlando, Fla. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – 7:30 pm ET WATCH: MLS LIVE Well, who'da thunk? The Revs, in their post-Heaps match, indeed pulled out a win with the chips down, → Read More

David Villa strains adductor at Spain camp, remains day-to-day

NYCFC star David Villa celebrated a triumphant return to the pitch yesterday with the Spanish national team, when he subbed on for Isco during Spain's 3-0 win over Italy during UEFA World Cup qualifying. 🔄 CAMBIO en España ⬆ Villa ⬇ Isco 🙌🏻¡SE CAE EL BERNABÉU!🙌🏻 → Read More