<![CDATA[Mike Firpo SoccerNewsday.com Article Feed]]>http://www.soccernewsday.com/Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:50:01 +0000Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:14:55 +000060North American Soccer Needs Unifying Blueprint Not Divisionhttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/1507/north-american-soccer-needs-unifying-blueprint-not-divisionBickering media, fading league-wide unity and overly competitive organizations Ė the USSF and CSA need a galvinizing blueprint for North American soccerís future and expansionFri, 20 Dec 2013 07:57:25 +0000MLS Postseason Can Be Improved with Less Games and More Passionhttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/1461/mls-postseason-can-be-improved-with-less-games-and-more-passionThe 2013 MLS season was good until the last dance, fewer games and more away fans can increase post-season passion and TV ratingsTue, 03 Dec 2013 08:25:20 +0000MLS Fumbles by Allowing Football Lines in Playoffshttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/1372/mls-fumbles-by-allowing-football-lines-in-playoffsWith higher TV ratings the big goal, the last thing MLS needs is football lines scarring its big matches, no matter the reasonsMon, 04 Nov 2013 08:02:24 +0000Thank you and Goodnight FOX Soccerhttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/1051/thank-you-and-goodnight-fox-soccerThe soccer-only channel that mirrored the trajectory of North American soccer always had an ending, thankfully itís not a sad oneMon, 19 Aug 2013 09:14:08 +0000Expanding MLS with Rivalry Bubbleshttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/968/expanding-mls-with-rivalry-bubblesMLS should look at expanding not just by ownership wealth, but by fostering more regional rivalries like CascadiaFri, 02 Aug 2013 12:42:23 +0000Resolving the Promotion-Relegation Debatehttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/317/resolving-the-promotion-relegation-debateIt won't be today but here is how Promotion and Relegation can happen in North AmericaFri, 07 Dec 2012 15:06:47 +0000Soccer's Coming War for London with the NFLhttp://www.soccernewsday.com/world/a/288/soccer-s-coming-war-for-london-with-the-nflThe NFL outflanks the FA, outguns the EPL and is about to swindle the mayor of the capital of footballTue, 06 Nov 2012 12:13:21 +0000Pros and Cons of Multi-hosted Euroshttp://www.soccernewsday.com/world/a/179/pros-and-cons-of-multi-hosted-eurosPlatini and UEFA are considering spreading matches across Europe, letís assess the possibilitiesWed, 04 Jul 2012 16:32:24 +00005 NOTES: on the Legacy of Euro 2012http://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/176/5-notes-on-the-legacy-of-euro-2012Firpoís Five Notes on the things weíve experienced, learned and gained from this European ChampionshipFri, 29 Jun 2012 11:51:50 +00005 NOTES: on USA-Guatemala & PPV Patriotismhttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/165/5-notes-on-usa-guatemala-ppv-patriotismFirpoís Five Notes on the USA-Guatemala World Cup QualifierWed, 13 Jun 2012 03:20:22 +00000 for 0: The quickest, cheapest & easiest way to improve MLShttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/148/0-for-0-the-quickest-cheapest-easiest-way-to-improve-mlsNot many single initiatives can impact MLS as greatly as a simple tweak to encourage attackingFri, 18 May 2012 15:35:16 +0000Concrete Roots: Solidifying the Future of MLS with Stadiumshttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/142/concrete-roots-solidifying-the-future-of-mls-with-stadiumsAs new ginger doors swing open in Texas itís important to honor who planted MLS's concrete roots and analyze their impactsFri, 11 May 2012 12:20:20 +0000How Baseball Indirectly Holds Back American Soccerhttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/137/how-baseball-indirectly-holds-back-american-soccerThereís only so much time, space and money for sports and Americaís National Pastime takes more than its fair share, especially from SoccerFri, 04 May 2012 20:17:55 +0000MLS Stadium Locations & Attendance Comparisonhttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/131/mls-stadium-locations-attendance-comparisonComparing distances of MLS stadiums from their urban cores with recent club attendance figuresFri, 27 Apr 2012 03:20:22 +0000The Value of North Americaís Old Soccer Brandshttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/126/the-value-of-north-america-s-old-soccer-brandsNorth American soccer would be best served if even more historic and catchy soccer clubs were resurrectedFri, 20 Apr 2012 14:39:47 +0000MLS' Mexican Ignorance Brings Blowouts Not Blisshttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/116/mls-mexican-ignorance-brings-blowouts-not-blissIf MLS want to challenge for CCL and regional club titles, they must know their enemy and learn from the bestFri, 06 Apr 2012 11:30:13 +0000The Growing Pains of American Soccerhttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/109/the-growing-pains-of-american-soccerUSA Menís National Team fans need not despair or get angry about setbacks like the Olympic qualification failure; itís just part of the process during a reconstruction periodWed, 28 Mar 2012 02:32:50 +0000Merging the American Soccer Confederations, Pt 2: Solutionshttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/106/merging-the-american-soccer-confederations-pt-2-solutionsPart 2 about how a CONCACAF & CONMEBOL merger will help MLS, North America and The Americas rival European soccerFri, 23 Mar 2012 20:51:11 +0000Merging the American Soccer Confederations, Pt 1: Issueshttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/101/merging-the-american-soccer-confederations-pt-1-issuesWhy merging CONCACAF & CONMEBOL is necessary and will help MLS, North American soccer and make The Americas a rival to EuropeFri, 16 Mar 2012 13:57:22 +0000MLS will be bigger than NFL, Eventuallyhttp://www.soccernewsday.com/usa/a/96/mls-will-be-bigger-than-nfl-eventuallyOne day in the future MLS will be bigger than the NFL, a silly statement today, a crazy one in the past, but more plausible every yearFri, 09 Mar 2012 13:57:38 +0000