FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele was named Major League Soccer's 2014 Rookie of the Year on Monday, after a season that saw the 22-year-old move from NCAA Division II play to national team consideration in both his native Canada and the United States.
Akindele finished the 2014 regular season with seven goals and three assists, starting 18 games and appearing in 26 contests. Akindele went on to score the opening goal in FC Dallas' 2-1 playoffs win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Western Conference...
The questions about Thierry Henry's future have taken many forms over the past few months -- both those posed directly to, and quickly deflected by, the player himself (or those around him), and other more speculative questions about what a post-Henry Red Bulls might look like.
It has been a measure of Henry's influence and the part he has played in willing the Red Bulls into a compelling storyline thus far in the playoffs, that the latter questions have not tended to be posed in any detail.
With MLS Cup on the horizon, ESPN FC asked its writers to submit nominees for this year's end-of-season awards. We want to hear from you, so have a look at our writers' campaigns and vote in each category below.
Who is your MLS MVP?
Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy: A tough call given the outstanding seasons turned in by Seattle's Obafemi Martins, New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips and New England's Lee Nguyen, but my nod goes to Keane, whose overall production of 19 goals and 14 assists was simply a smidgen better than the...
Commentators and analysts like to use the word "poised" when describing game situations. Sometimes the word "delicately" gets tacked on for descriptive reasons. As in: "The MLS conference finals are 'delicately poised' with one leg played."
Well, one of them is. The other seems to have gotten away from the home team as it now stares down a very difficult task on the road next week. As the four teams left standing re-prime themselves with 90 more minutes between themselves and a berth in the MLS...