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Articles by Sam Stejskal
22 February 2018
Targeted Allocation Money is great for MLS, but maybe not for domestic players
Increased funds are attracting more international talent, but some team officials are concerned about the effect on young domestic players.
25 January 2018
Why the USMNT needs Gregg Berhalter as its next head coach
Big international names will be interviewed, but Berhalter's unique understanding of the U.S. system makes him the ideal candidate,
New York Red Bulls
10 January 2018
Identity crisis: What's the end game for the New York Red Bulls?
It's time to stop calling New York a big club. That approach is OK ... it's just a weird one to take in the U.S.' biggest market.
15 December 2017
Why Sebastian Giovinco is now the best Designated Player in MLS history
The Atomic Ant had been knocking on the door for the title, and he sealed it with a treble-winning season.
13 December 2017
It's not you, it's us: Resetting our expectations for Darlington Nagbe in Atlanta
Since his arrival in Portland, everyone has wanted more from Nagbe. In Atlanta, he can thrive in a more natural role.
29 November 2017
Rewards, not rules, can foster more playing time for young Americans in MLS
Some think MLS should consider mandated minutes for young players. Here's why that's a bad idea.
17 November 2017
What now for the Portland Timbers? 5 candidates to replace Caleb Porter
One of MLS' best head coaching jobs is open. Here are five names who should be linked with the post.
17 November 2017
Who's getting shipped out? 3 contenders for big MLS offseason trades
Silly season is about to kick off in MLS, and trades are sure to happen. Here's a few leading suspects.
13 November 2017
Why missing the World Cup could accelerate young USMNT players' moves to Europe
Russia 2018 could have left players cautious. Now, some stars of the men's national team's future may be willing to take an earlier plunge.
28 October 2017
Epic comebacks and endless penalty kicks: The 5 best MLS playoff matches
Atlanta-Columbus in front of a playoff record crowd of 67,221 in 2017
was an instant classic
. These are five other postseason MLS encounters we won’t forget.