Jeb Brovsky

The breakdown: Alan Gordon’s blown tap-in against his old team

Howler’s resident defender helps us understand what the hell happened on Gordon’s miss against the San Jose Alan Gordon is never a long shot to score in a match but, in this instance, a short shot tripped him up. The former Earthquake bash brother found himself with an open net on Saturday and, much to his …

In-depth analysis of the most dramatic moment of MLS week 7

Howler’s resident defender helps us understand what the hell happened to FC Dallas’ Cristian Colman A familiar, ordinary long ball is played out of pressure. Was it to advance the team’s position higher up the pitch or was it simply a knee-jerk reaction to feeling moderate pressure? We will never know. The point is: this particularly …

MLS expansion seasons: The revolving door of hope and instability

A player well versed in the expansion season experience shares the keys to first-year success (Atlanta United/Twitter) Expansion seasons are unique. A brand new, enthusiastic team is tasked with navigating the turbulent MLS waters, which is no easy task. They have a remarkable capacity to humble organizations and extinguish the burning enthusiasm present at the …