7 MLS Forwards Who Could Replace Andy Carroll

I'm still not sold on Andy Carroll.For me, it's far too little far too late.In the midst of transfer rumors—and even whisperings of Carroll leaving on loan—the tall Liverpool frontman has picked up his work rate, but like I said:Far too little, far too late.Kenny Dalglish has stood behind Carroll from the beginning, but many fans are fed up. Perhaps Dalglish should follow an increasingly popular trend in the Premier League: looking to MLS. Stuart Holden, Eric Lichaj and Tim Ream are the most recent MLS products playing in the Premier League and have enjoyed relatively successful seasons. An MLS striker could well indeed be the answer to the problem that Andy Carroll has become—at the third of the price of someone like Edinson Cavani.And before the commenters and football purists start ripping me apart, I am fully aware that MLS is light years behind the EPL in terms of talent.This is written more for entertainment purposes. Enjoy!Here are seven forwards in MLS that could replace Andy Carroll.Begin Slideshow
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MLS: 5 Lessons Learned from the Revs’ Loss to the New York Red Bulls

Well, that didn't go too well.Despite losing Thierry Henry in the 23rd minute with a hamstring injury and Mehdi Ballouchy who seemed to pick up a knock later on in the game, and despite fielding a vastly inexperienced team, the New York Red Bulls hung onto Henry's 7th minute goal to win 1-0 at Red Bull Arena against the New England Revolution on Saturday.New England failed to score on rookie Ryan Meara and the makeshift back four that coach Hans Backe assembled before the game, even though the Revs dominated the second half.Here are some lessons we learned today after watching the Revs lose their third straight game.Begin Slideshow
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6 Reasons Why the New England Revolution Will Beat the New York Red Bulls

The New England Revolution, despite the hiring of young, energetic Jay Heaps to replace Steve Nicol and a multitude of offseason signings, are off to another shaky start. They sit in eighth place in a weak Eastern Conference at 2-4 and are coming off a loss to second-place D.C. United.On top of this, they are heading to New York to play the Red Bulls, who are always a dangerous side. How can a team that consists of deadly strike duo Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper not be dangerous?Despite this, I think the Revs can pull off an upset on Saturday at the Red Bull Arena. Here are some reasons why.Begin Slideshow
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