The Benny & Jurgen Show

Difference of Opinion The recent verbal exchange between US Men’s National Team coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, and Sporting Kansas City star, Benny Feilhaber, has been blown out of proportion by the soccer media. Many soccer writers and pundits have reported the exchange in exasperated terms and using sensationalized headlines. In all actuality, it was just two […]

Crosky on Soccer: Interview With Colorado Rapids Team President Tim Hinchey

In this installment of the Crosky on Soccer Podcast, I interview Colorado Rapids Team President, Tim Hinchey. We discuss a variety of topics, ranging from his experience in the sports industry to his thoughts on who should be the next FIFA President, to what he would do as commissioner of Major League Soccer. I had […]

MLS 2015: The Year of the Designated Player

The 2015 calendar year has seen an influx of international talent like never before in Major League Soccer. Since the Designated Player Rule was enacted in 2007, we have had the privilege of seeing international behemoths David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Tim Cahill, Robbie Keane, and Freddie Ljungberg all ply their trade in MLS. While the DP […]

Week 22 MLS News & Notes

Welcome to Week 22 action of the Major League Soccer season. Let’s kick things off with MLS All-Star week news & notes, shall we? Chipotle Homegrown Game Tuesday night provided a ragtag group of MLS Homegrown players the chance to battle LigaMX side Club America’s U-20 team. Landon Donovan’s dipped his toes into the coaching waters […]

MLS Mid-Season Review

We are more or less at the mid-season mark of the 2015 Major League Soccer campaign, what better time than now to re-visit my predictions from the start of the season? From the Landon Donovan MVP Award to Newcomer of the Year, I stuck my neck out and made some bold predictions. Let’s see where […]

Quick Kicks Around U.S. Soccer – July 22, 2015

Gold Cup News & Notes While we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves, the Gold Cup Final seems destined to be a battle between CONCACAF powerhouses, Mexico and the United States. The Stars & Stripes are still the favorite to advance to the Gold Cup Final but the Jamaicans have plenty of momentum and belief that […]

Quick Kicks Around U.S. Soccer

USWNT Advance to World Cup Final Unless you have been living under a rock, you are well aware that the U.S. Women’s Team is heading to the World Cup Final versus Japan. Yay! To advance, the Stars & Stripes took out number one seed Germany. The most intriguing part of the match was a ten […]

How Major League Soccer Is Better Than the English Premier League

Besting the English Premier League isn’t an easy task for any soccer organization. The EPL is home to some of the most prestigious clubs in global football, possesses many of the most talented players, and generates astronomical amounts of revenue. In short, the EPL is the most popular league of the worlds most popular sport. […]

Week 16 MLS Fantasy Lineup & Predictions

Welcome to week 16 action of the Major League Soccer season. Do you remember last week when I said with such an abbreviated schedule that may be the only week possible to score a perfect 100% on my weekly predictions? Well, I struck out big time going 2 for 5. Registering a .400% batting average […]

Quick Kicks in the World of U.S. Soccer

Under 20’s If you haven’t already, I highly suggest you give the US Under-20 team a look at their World Cup taking place in New Zealand. The stars & stripes are entering the knockout stage of the tournament as they face Serbia tonight. Games are airing on Fox Sports 1 so check your local listings for […]


Here we go kids, time for week 14 of Major League Soccer action. We have 13 matches on the agenda, including three tonight. This past round of action was a successful venture for your old pal, Mike, as I successfully predicted 7 of 13 matches. Let’s see how this week goes. Chicago @ DCU – […]

Week 13 Predictions & Fantasy Lineup

Week 13 is sure to be a treat for us Major League Soccer fans, with 13 games set to be played. While going 4 for 11 with my predictions last week, my fantasy team fared much more successful accumulating 92 points. Benny Feilhaber as my captain registered 40 points alone. Go me! Let’s see how my […]

“Once in a Lifetime” Soccer Movie Review

Instead of pumping out another commentary piece on a subject within U.S. Soccer, I thought it would be fun to play movie critic and officially review my all-time favorite soccer motion picture, “Once in a Lifetime.” The documentary originally released in 2006, chronicles one of the most electric time periods in American soccer history, stemming […]