Major League Soccer Begins Search for Stadium Site in St. Louis

UPDATE – Friday morning “BenFred” chimed in on the topic with MLS in St. Louis Needs Heroes with Deep Pockets “Potential owners” and “MLS-ready” don’t mix. The big names mentioned above can rally the troops and move things forward, but do these deep-pocketed heroes really exist? Will they be around when it’s time to fork […]

Sales Tax Bill Submitted To Fund a Major League Soccer stadium

My State Representative Keith English has submitted House Bill 2378 for the purpose of AN ACT – To amend chapter 67, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to a sales tax for a professional soccer stadium. There is a caveat (a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations.) Such tax shall […]

Tommy Meyer Signs With Swope Park Rangers

The Swope Park Rangers have signed defender Tommy Meyer, the club announced today. Meyer is currently in Tucson, Arizona with Sporting KC and will link up with the Rangers at the start of the club’s preseason in February. Meyer spent the last four seasons with the LA Galaxy after being drafted in the first round […]

Bringing MLS to Saint Louis #MLS2STL

I refrained from the flurry of #MLS2STL activity that sprang up following the formal announcement of the Ram’s move to LA. I’m not disposed to participating in those ‘excitable’ events and there wasn’t anything new being discussed that hadn’t already been part of the conversation in recent years, except possibly for the ‘news’ that a […]

The Jacqui Report on the 2016 NWSL Draft

The 2016 National Women’s Soccer League held its Draft on Friday, in Baltimore, Maryland. Entering its fourth year of existence, this was a highly anticipated event and it did not disappoint. It was live streamed and at one point it had over 3,000 people watching, which was certainly a positive sign. I’ll break down how […]

Justin Bilyeu Drafted by New York Red Bulls

Congratulations to Justin Bilyeu of CBC Soccer, SLSG Soccer and SIU Edwardsville. Chosen by the New York Red Bulls as the 18th pick in the first round. Comments by the analysts, including Taylor Twellman, following the choice noted that the Red Bulls have no available roster spots thus they chose someone who was unsigned. They […]

Brad Davis Signs With Sporting KC

The Houston Dynamo have acquired Sporting Kansas City’s Natural second round selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft and their Natural third round selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, along with future considerations in exchange for midfielder Brad Davis. Per league and club policy, additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “At this point in […]

Dave Lange – A Lori Chalupny Retrospective

As we enter 2016, I am going to take a look back at 2015 over the course of the next two weeks. What were the most impactful players, teams, clubs and events in St. Louis. That is best begun with a look at Lori Chalupny with the end of her professional playing career. I asked […]

Lori Chalupny Announces Retirement

Via Chicago Red Stars – Four-year Chicago Red Stars captain Lori Chalupny today announced her retirement from professional club soccer. The step comes six weeks after the defender-midfielder played in her final match for the U.S. Women’s National Team and five months after winning her first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup. Chalupny also led the […]

MLS Cup 2015 on Sunday

The Columbus Crew SC and Portland Timbers will meet for the MLS Cup championship on Sunday, with Columbus hosting at MAPFRE Stadium based on their slightly superior goal differential (+5 vs. +2) during the regular season; the teams finished with the same record (15-11-8) over 34 games. MLS Cup Final – Sunday December 6, 3:00 […]