Timbers Trade For Nat Borchers

Portland’s first official move of the offseason has been made. Defender Nat Borchers was acquired this afternoon from Real Salt Lake in exchange for allocation cash


The Last Clasico

In the build-up to the last ever meeting of Chivas USA and their across the hall rivals LA Galaxy, social media has been rampant with reminiscence. Chivas’ Facebook and Twitter account has been posting videos and images of all the previous meetings between these LA rivals. “Who scored in this game? What was the outcome […]


The Wilmer Cabrera World Cup

While we may have just witnessed one of the best World Cups ever, one of the best things about the furor and fanfare that came with it was the presence of Major League Soccer. The USMNT had a strong MLS contingent and their gutsy performances brought a lot of conversation back to the country’s club […]


Kennedy and Cubo Clasico

When writing about the “SuperClasico” in the past I have often pointed out straight away that I am not a fan of this name. Simply because the rivalry does not normally live up to such a name and we are left wondering what is super about it, and how it can be described as classic.


A Road Trip Reaps Rewards

On May 3rd Chivas USA were thrashed at home 4-0 by the Houston Dynamo. It was a terrible result that broke the silence of some of the more optimistic supporters…including me. Chivas hadn’t won since opening day and the positivity of a new era under Cabrera was beginning to fade. There is certainly nothing like […]

DC United Down Union, Surpass Win Total From 2013 Season

DC United traveled to Philadelphia to take on a struggling Union team Saturday night. The black and red would return to winning way with a 1-0 victory after a heartbreaking stoppage time defeat to Portland the previous week. Chris Rolfe scored a fantastic volley in the first half that the United defense would ultimately see […]


Goats Not Good Enough

Even though it holds no real sense of rivalry, despite their proximity, Chivas USA away to San Jose Earthquakes is always a game I look forward to. It gives the fans the chance to go on a relatively short road trip and throws up the opportunity to get one over on another Californian team. The […]

Portland – Houston: Battle of the Winless Streaks

The Timbers and the Dynamo are in similar slumps. Portland has yet to win on the year and Houston hasn’t earned a full three points for five weeks. Each club will be looking to move up the ranks Sunday at BBVA Stadium in Houston. Portland looked solid against Real Salt Lake in Sandy, Utah last […]


The New Era: Part 2

Forget about next season and forget about the continued uncertainty surrounding Chivas USA. Opening day for this club is, and always has been, a huge deal. Every year it begs the question of can they turn around their fortunes? Can they banish the nightmares of the previous year? With the sale of the club imminent, […]


Chivas USA 2014 Season Preview

I have had the pleasure of writing for Total-MLS for three seasons now, but I would imagine if you looked back at my previous season previews they would look very similar. I probably copy and pasted the phrase “Thank the Lord, Dan Kennedy is still with the team!” on several occasions. As for the rest […]

Adios Chivas USA

Just before 1pm this afternoon I sat down to write my Chivas USA preview for Total-MLS confused as to how I was going to approach another year of being a fan. Major League Soccer just made it a whole lot easier…it will be my last.   The news that every single Chivas USA fan has […]

From Bad to Worse

There is not a lot that can be said about Chivas USA right now that hasn’t already been written before. The season is over.   Houston Dynamo 5 – 1 Chivas USA Chivas USA 0 – 1 San Jose Earthquakes LA Galaxy 5 – 0 Chivas USA   Their last three results against Houston, San […]

Chivas USA: Last, But Not Least

Chivas USA are currently rock bottom of the Western Conference, and with 12 points separating them from 8th placed San Jose Earthquakes, it is likely that is where they will finish the season. It has got to that stage of the season where the phrase “playing for pride” is used and lot and like it […]

Chivas USA Fail to Start September with a Win

With summer ending and September starting, Chivas USA have found themselves on the road for the first two games of the new month. First up was a trip to Vancouver to take on the Whitecaps followed by another trip north to face more Western Conference opposition in the Seattle Sounders. Whilst every fixture in MLS […]

Goats Not Good Enough Against Galaxy

Chivas USA have not won a Major League Soccer game since March 30th and the SuperClasico on Sunday did not spell the end of their horrendous winless run. In the second LA derby of the season Chivas USA, arrived not only as massive underdogs but with a squad under control from a new coach. Jose Luis […]