“Michael and Jermaine are in the Eastern Conference”

A look at the West, for those of us from the East (image: logoinspirations.com)

A look at the West, for those of us from the East (image: logoinspirations.com)

New OTF contributor Cory Jensen brings you a detailed look at the teams we in Fireland only have the pleasure of meeting once a year…

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The Curious Optimism of the MLS Playoffs

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“The credit belongs not to the man in the arena, but to those who make excuses for why they aren’t in the arena because, if they were, they would have been better.” –Teddy Roosevelt (we’re pretty sure)

Whether your team was in or out, OTF’s Nick Fox ponders the importance of the MLS Playoffs…

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Sporting Kansas City and Soccer Development: an interview with David Ficklin

Sporting Park: The stadium glue that holds a franchise together (photo: turnerconstruction.com)

Sporting Park: The stadium glue that holds a successful franchise together. (photo: turnerconstruction.com)

Back in March, OTF contributor Blaize Diaz traveled west across the prairie to take in the Fire’s 0-0 draw at Sporting KC. After the match, Blaize joined Sporting Kansas City’s Vice President of Development David Ficklin in the Members’ Club to talk soccer-specific stadiums, Bridgeview, MLS growth, and doing it right in KC…

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