Chicago has one of the most notoriously stingy back lines in MLS, much of it due to the rapid improvement of young defender Bakary Soumare, writes Kristian Dyer.
Red Bulls fans aren't the only ones hurting this season. The team's sorry start has upset former players, too, like goalkeeper Mike Ammann, writes Kristian Dyer.
MLS is well represented in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with standouts like Grenada's Shalrie Joseph, writes Kristian Dyer.
Clint Mathis is among the growing number of players that have returned to the U.S. after stints in Europe -- a reversal of trend that can only be good for MLS, writes Kristian Dyer.
Newly-acquired Nick Garcia has helped to shore up the Toronto defense, while off the field, Garcia continues to help those in need, writes Kristian Dyer.
While it's easy to blame coach Bob Bradley for the U.S. team's poor performance, it's become obvious that expectations for the U.S. are far too high, writes Kristian Dyer.
Underachieving midfielder Juan Pietravallo is a microcosm of all that has gone wrong for the Red Bulls this season, writes Kristian Dyer.
He's a lightning rod for criticism among U.S. fans, but Brian Ching has the support of the people who count -- his coaches and teammates, writes Kristian Dyer.
After a failed stint in Europe, Colorado's Matt Pickens has re-established himself as a top-caliber MLS goalkeeper, writes Kristian Dyer.
MLS' decision to dissolve the reserve league is shortsighted and likely to stunt the development of U.S. players, says Kristian Dyer.