The Total-MLS Show – Episode 18

Mark and Dustyn look back at the first legs of the MLS Conference Finals, talk to US Club Soccer CEO Kevin Payne, and preview who will win the second legs and advance to MLS Cup. Music: “Elastic Heart” by Sia and “Every Stone” by Manchester Orchestra 

NASL way too early Predictions for 2016

The New York Cosmos were crowned 2015 NASL Soccer Bowl Champions on Sunday which means the offseason has officially begun. I rank all of the NASL teams that look to compete in 2016. I look at how each team will stack up for next season, strengths they possess, areas of concern, and predict how each […]

Furious Review: Heartbreak In Hempstead

HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK – The New York Cosmos are the 2015 NASL champions, lifting the Soccer Bowl following a drama-filled 3-2 victory against the Ottawa Fury. The victory is the second title in the three years since the NASL flagship franchise’s return, and the seventh in its history. The Cosmos were deserving of their 1-0 lead at […]

Furious Preview: All The Marbles

Welcome to Hempstead, New York. On Sunday evening, NASL will crown its 2015 Champion. The match is a battle of contrasting philosophies, both economically and stylistically. The match will pit the NASL’s marquee club, the New York Cosmos, against a newcomer to the league, the Ottawa Fury, who are in only their second year of […]

Furious Awards: This Ain’t No Grammy!

In what may have be the least climactic NASL awards announcement this week, Marc Dos Santos was named the Coach of the Year for 2015. This award appeared to be in the bag as early as mid-August, when the Fury were riding high with one of the league’s smallest budgets. “Here’s something you guys might […]

The Total-MLS Show – Episode 16

Mark and Dustyn recap the conference semifinals, chat with FC Dallas captain Matt Hedges, and look ahead to the conference finals and World Cup qualifiers.

Championship Week – Tuesday

Total NASL TV – @TOTALNASLTV On this edition of the Roundtable , the Theo and John talk about how the international break impacts the Championship. Lastly they discuss the awards that were announced today.

Revs leadership doing enough to compete for championships?

Jay Heaps has helped the Revs develop an identity. That identity arguably includes inconsistency too often, but compared to the two years prior to his hiring he has improved the squad. Given how this ownership group manages their sporting properties he is relatively safe in his position. How has the rest of the technical and […]

Furious Review: Heroics

The city of Ottawa will see one of its professional sports teams go to the league championship for the first time since the Ottawa Senators met the Anaheim Ducks in the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals. Granted, hockey is and always will be king in this part of North America, but don’t tell that to any […]

Furious Preview: The Biggest Match

We’ve heard it all year from head coach Marc Dos Santos, and it was echoed by many of his players: this is the biggest match in franchise history. This time though, the veneer of hyperbole can be scraped off the statement as the Ottawa Fury take on Minnesota United FC Sunday afternoon in the – […]

Furious Quotes: Championship Semifinal Edition

I had the pleasure of attending Ottawa Fury’s practice sessions all week, and today I was present for Minnesota’s training as well. What follows are the quotes that stuck out to me. Marc Dos Santos On the team’s attitude: “The atmosphere in the room is the same as it’s always been. The guys are anxious […]

Furious Tactics: The System That Conquered NASL

Marc Dos Santos loves talking about football, which isn’t surprising considering his career path. I had an opportunity not too long ago to sit down with the Fury’s head coach where we talked about the system he’s implemented in his time in Ottawa. Keep in mind that he was speaking on the record, but that […]

The Total-MLS Show – Episode 15

Mark and Dustyn take a look back at the Knockout Round and 1st leg of the Conference Semifinals, analyze the Jason Kreis firing, make picks for postseason awards, and preview the Conference Semifinal 2nd legs. Music: “Ambling Alp” by Yeasayer