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Friedel has revitalized New England

New England Revolution

Rooney's first impressions can give D.C. hope

D.C. United

Marsch's next step shouldn't be a giant leap

New York Red Bulls

Bradley Wright-Phillips has reached the peak of MLS, rising from depths of English game

When Jesse Marsch became the New York Red Bulls coach in 2015, Bradley Wright-Phillips had just completed one of the most impressive goal-scoring seasons in Major League Soccer history: 27 goals in 32 games. But Marsch wanted more from his talented striker.

Marsch was shifting the Red Bulls toward a more high-tempo, high-intensity brand of soccer that pressed and squeezed their opponents. To do this, he needed his best player to buy in and become a leader.

"It wasn't going to be possible for...

The protracted battle between Marvell Wynne and MLS that led to the end of his career

Alejandro Moreno describes the confrontation between San Jose's Mikael Stahre and Fatai Alashe as a microcosm of bigger issues for the Earthquakes.

Marvell Wynne is still coming to grips with how his professional soccer career ended.

The MLS veteran and former U.S. international announced his retirement from the game in a Twitter post back on April 20. It wasn't aging legs or a decline in ability that ended his career, but rather a heart defect that despite being corrected by surgery, resulted in him not being cleared to play.

"It's not really the way I wanted to go out after being in the league for 13 years, but I guess my hand was kind...

 By Jason Davis

MLS Power Rankings: New York City FC knock Atlanta United off top spot

1. New York City FC

Record: 12W-4D-4L
Week 19 ranking: 6

Three games, three wins for Dome Torrent as head coach of NYCFC. A 3-0 win over Columbus at home on Saturday put the New Yorkers just a point back of Atlanta in the Supporters Shield race, making things very interesting in the East.


Record: 10-5-4
Week 19 ranking: 2

The Angelenos were stalemated by a red-hot Portland team in a clash of likely Western Conference playoff sides on Sunday. Carlos Vela's return to the starting lineup showed...

Humble beginnings as Wayne Rooney, Audi Field make Major League Soccer debuts

Wayne Rooney picked up an assist in his MLS debut as D.C. christened Audi Field with a comfortable win over Vancouver.

WASHINGTON -- D.C. United was leading the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 midway through the second half, but the inaugural crowd at Audi Field made it clear what -- or rather who -- they wanted.

The chant went up, "We want Rooney! We want Rooney!"

DCU manager Ben Olsen obliged, bringing on new signing Wayne Rooney in the 58th minute to raucous cheers, and the Englishman delivered, notching an assist as well as plenty of sharp touches in a 3-1 win.

"The fans have been fantastic since I arrived in the airport,...

 By Matt Pentz

Brad Friedel has revitalized the Revolution ahead of clash with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Galaxy

Seattle Sounders FC wrapped up a difficult three-game road stretch with a point against New England, who made it seven games unbeaten.

Although still technically only midway through his first season coaching at the professional level, Brad Friedel has been building toward this for while.

The New England Revolution boss starting pursuing his UEFA coaching license in 2011, when he was still playing goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Even before then, he had a hunch he wanted to coach once his playing days were over, and so watched those in charge with a critical eye.

"I was fortunate enough to have been coached...

Wayne Rooney's first impressions with D.C. United can give MLS club hope

Wayne Rooney sits down with ESPN's Taylor Twellman to detail what drew him to his new club and his expectations for his time in MLS.
ESPN's Taylor Twellman sits down with Wayne Rooney to speak about how his exit from Everton all went down.
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop sits down with Wayne Rooney to discuss the English great's move to MLS, how he can help D.C. United get back on top and more.
Former MLS coach Steve Nicol lends his advice to Wayne Rooney, highlighting the mentality he needs to bring to be successful at D.C. United.

The weeks and months leading up to a designated player's debut are filled with all manner of tasks for the performer in question. There are new teammates and coaches with whom to become familiar, as well as a new city. From the outside, the process also involves a microscopic examination of said player's motives. Every move, both on the field and off, is picked apart by observers checking to see if the player is sufficiently committed to the cause.

In recent years, there have been a few DPs whose...