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Friday audio news update

Posted on 02 April 2010 by ASN Staff

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Thursday audio news update

Posted on 01 April 2010 by ASN Staff

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Cummings, Colorado spoil Vasquez debut for Chivas

Posted on 27 March 2010 by tbruce

Omar Cummings (l) battles Jonathan Bornstein ©ASN/Craig Bennett

The Colorado Rapids came into the Home Depot Center on Friday night clearly convinced their best chance was to bunker down. They came away with all three after Omar Cummings struck for an unassisted goal in the 55th minute, spoiling Chivas’ home opener and getting the Martin Vasquez era off to a bad start. ASN’s Tony Bruce was present and filed the following match report and Chivas USA player ratings.

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With new man in charge, Chivas hope mix of youth, vets is just right

Posted on 24 March 2010 by tbruce

Martin Vasquez ©MLS

With Jesse Marsch and Sasha Victorine retired, new Chivas USA head coach Martin Vasquez expects Sacha Kljestan and Jonathon Bornstein to step up and lead the team as co-captains this year. “I feel that these two guys have paid their dues and put themselves in good position to be our leaders,” said Vasquez. “Right now we have high expectations of them.”

ASN’s Tony Bruce reports from Los Angeles.

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Thursday audio news update

Posted on 11 March 2010 by ASN Staff

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ASN Twitter account standings, round five

Posted on 28 February 2010 by ASN Staff

It’s been one month since round four and almost exactly two months since first look at the number of followers each Major League Soccer team has through its ASN Twitter account. Time to revisit!

1. (1). LA Galaxy: 815 followers (17 more than on Feb. 1)
2. (2). Seattle Sounders FC: 583 (+27)
3. (3). New York Red Bulls: 520 (+51)
4. (5). Toronto FC: 416 (+65)
5. (4). Chicago Fire: 386 (+21)
6. (6). Houston Dynamo : 366 (+17)
7. (7). Chivas USA: 323 (+14)
8. (8). DC United: 309 (+18)
9. (10). Columbus Crew: 297 (+41)
10. (9). New England Revolution: 284 (+10)
11 (11). Real Salt Lake: 258 (+6)
12. (13). Philadelphia Union: 254 (+30)
13. (12). FC Dallas: 236 (+7)
14. (14). San Jose Earthquakes: 234 (+12)
15. (15). Kansas City Wizards: 205 (+25)
16. (16). Colorado Rapids: 170 (+26)

There was a clear winner this month and it was Toronto FC, where ASN’s designated twitterer has been anything but passive. TFC booked the most number of new followers (65) of anybody and leaped into fourth place at the expense of the Chicago Fire. That’s the good news. The bad news for them is the team they trail for third place, the New York Red Bulls, added the second-most number of followers, 51. If New York keeps it up, it may close to the Seattle Sounders, whose growth has slowed somewhat in recent months. The Columbus Crew also had a very productive period, adding 41 followers to leapfrog the anemic New England Revolution into ninth place. Lower down on the table, we were glad to see strong growth in Colorado and Kansas City, while Philadelphia continues its upward march, albeit with just a little more than half the new followers of last time.

There are obvious many factors affecting the number of followers each team has. What are the biggest ones, in your opinion?

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Thursday MLS sweep

Posted on 04 February 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Some skinny on the Troy Perkins to DC United deal, Steve Ralston, San Jose Earthquakes stadium, Chivas USA acquisitions and much more from ASN Philly.

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ASN Twitter account standings, round four

Posted on 01 February 2010 by ASN Staff

It’s been three weeks since round three and almost exactly two months since first look at the number of followers each Major League Soccer team has through its ASN Twitter account. Time to revisit!

1. (1). LA Galaxy: 798 followers (17 more than on Jan. 12)
2. (2). Seattle Sounders FC: 556 (+19)
3. (3). New York Red Bulls: 469 (+45)
4. (4). Chicago Fire: 365 (+13)
5. (6). Toronto FC: 351 (+34)
6. (5). Houston Dynamo : 349 (+7)
7. (7). Chivas USA: 309 (+14)
8. (8). DC United: 291 (+14)
9. (9). New England Revolution: 274 (+4)
10. (11). Columbus Crew: 256 (+17)
11 (10). Real Salt Lake: 252 (+2)
12. (12). FC Dallas: 229 (+8)
13. (15). Philadelphia Union: 224 (+64)
14. (13). San Jose Earthquakes: 222 (+7)
15. (14). Kansas City Wizards: 180 (+16)
16. (16). Colorado Rapids: 144 (+12)

Again, not much of a difference over the last edition. Most of these teams are just too far apart in terms of followers for their ranking to be affected. Perhaps we should reset everybody at zero at the start of the season? If somebody came up with a (reasonable) prize to award the “winning” team’s followers perhaps we could do that. Anyway, there was one significant move to tell you about: The Philadelphia Union, the newest team in the league are also (not surprisingly) the fastest growing ASN Twitter account. This is surely due in no small part to the excellent coverage offered by ASN Philly. But our Union Twitter account added more followers (64) than anybody else–by a wide margin, moving up to 13th place in the process. Since debuting at 16 in the original edition of the rankings, Philly has now leaped three spots, with three more (Columbus, RSL, FC Dallas) within sight. Maybe next time the Union will have moved into the top 10. At the top of the list the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC made headways, with TFC passing the Houston Dynamo for sixth place. But neither of the top three teams appear touchable at this stage.

What do you think influences the number of Twitter followers each team has? Opine below and make your comments count by signing up for ASN’s commenter contest!

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ASN Twitter account standings, round three

Posted on 12 January 2010 by ASN Staff

It’s been three weeks since round two and six weeks since our first look at the number of followers each Major League Soccer team has through its ASN Twitter account. With a bit of a lull in the news cycle ahead of Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft, today is as good a day as any to get caught up. Here goes:

1. (1). LA Galaxy: 781 followers (10 more than on Dec. 23)
2. (2). Seattle Sounders FC: 537 (+12)
3. (3). New York Red Bulls: 424 (+26)
4. (4). Chicago Fire: 352 (+31)
5. (5). Houston Dynamo : 342 (+25)
6. (7). Toronto FC: 317 (+35)
7. (6). Chivas USA: 295 (+7)
8. (9). DC United: 277 (+20)
9. (8). New England Revolution: 270 (+12)
10 (10). Real Salt Lake: 250 (+12)
11. (11). Columbus Crew: 239 (+26)
12. (13). FC Dallas: 221 (+21)
13. (12). San Jose Earthquakes: 215 (+11)
14. (14). Kansas City Wizards: 164 (+22)
15. (15). Philadelphia Union: 160 (+31)
16. (16). Colorado Rapids: 132 (+6)

On the surface the table looks very similar to the last one. And it is very similar in terms of where the teams are placed. However, in terms of pure growth several changes are afoot. One is that the two most-followed clubs, the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders had very limited growth, particularly compared to teams placed 3-6. Toronto FC (35 more followers than last time) grew more than anybody, leapfrogging Chivas USA for sixth place in the process. There was strong growth, too, at the bottom of the table, where the expansion Philadelphia Union added more followers (31) than anybody but TFC. But the “small market” clubs in Kansas City and Columbus also booked impressive growth.

The Quakes and Rapids accounts continue to languish with anemic growth. This is almost certainly due to the fact that there has been very little news from either squad. Perhaps that will change in the days ahead.

While we’re on the topic of Twitter accounts, some of you have no doubt noticed the occasional “paid tweet” emanating from some of them. This is to help pay us (very) little for the time we put in staying on top of information and summarizing it in 140 characters or less–to go with whatever exclusive information we find through our own reporting. (If you think this task is easy and should be completely free please try it for a day or two and get back to us). However, it does beg the following question:

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MLS mock draft aggregator, version 1.0

Posted on 05 January 2010 by Breton Bonnette

The consensus choice for top pick ©Ethan Erickson

We did this with the Expansion Draft back in November and it showed just how impossible it is to guess who’s going to be taken (but fun regardless). With mock drafts popping up of all over the place, ASN figured it time to aggregate their findings to see what the consensus is.

We’ll do two versions, one now and one post-Combine. According to the first, Danny Mwanga is the consensus number one pick. Read on at ASN’s Philadelphia Union page.

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