Author: Chris Smith

Chris is a freelance football writer and WFi's North America and MLS editor.

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Orlando City 2-1 Inter Miami: Nani Rolls Back the Years in MLS is Back Opener

Orlando City 2-1 Inter Miami: Nani Rolls Back the Years in MLS is Back Opener

The MLS is Back tournament kicked off on Wednesday evening as Orlando City beat Inter Miami 2-1 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Before th ...
No Vela, No Problem: Why It Would Be Foolish To Rule LAFC Out Of MLS Is Back Tournament

No Vela, No Problem: Why It Would Be Foolish To Rule LAFC Out Of MLS Is Back Tournament

By Chris Smith. On Monday, Los Angeles FC star Carlos Vela announced he would not be participating in the MLS is Back tournament due to family reas ...
4 WFi Writers Pick Their MLS Is Back Tournament Favourites

4 WFi Writers Pick Their MLS Is Back Tournament Favourites

Major League Soccer is finally returning to our screens with the aptly named "MLS is Back" tournament. All 26 have converged in Orlando for a World ...
Roberto Rojas On Miguel Almiron, Erik Lopez’s Move To Atlanta United & Paraguayans In MLS

Roberto Rojas On Miguel Almiron, Erik Lopez’s Move To Atlanta United & Paraguayans In MLS

WFi's North America editor Chris Smith spoke to Paraguayan-American journalist Roberto Rojas about Erik Lopez's prospective move from Olimpia to Atlan ...
Atlanta United: How Frank de Boer Plans To Cope Without Josef Martinez During MLS is Back

Atlanta United: How Frank de Boer Plans To Cope Without Josef Martinez During MLS is Back

As the "MLS is Back" big kick-off looms ever larger, the question remains over how Atlanta United plan to cope without star striker, Josef Martinez. ...
FA Cup Heartbreak, International Success And ‘That 9-0’ Against Man Utd: Craig Forrest On His Career In England

FA Cup Heartbreak, International Success And ‘That 9-0’ Against Man Utd: Craig Forrest On His Career In England

By Chris Smith. With the improvement of scouting networks and data analysis, Canadian football is on the cusp of being thrown into a new golden age ...
MLS Is Back Tournament: Everything You Need To Know About Major League Soccer’s Return To Action

MLS Is Back Tournament: Everything You Need To Know About Major League Soccer’s Return To Action

By Chris Smith. Professional soccer will return to the United States and Canada in July in the form of the MLS is Back Tournament. As has been t ...
Fight For Philly: How Philadelphia Union Are Supporting The Local Community During Coronavirus Pandemic

Fight For Philly: How Philadelphia Union Are Supporting The Local Community During Coronavirus Pandemic

By Chris Smith. WFi speaks to Philadelphia Union about their Fight For Philly initiative, which aims to help those in the local community impacted ...
Craig Forrest On How MLS Can Compete With Liga MX & Become Globally Relevant

Craig Forrest On How MLS Can Compete With Liga MX & Become Globally Relevant

By Chris Smith. For a league which, from the outside at least, has long been viewed as a "retirement home" for ageing talent, 2019 was something of ...
Ex-Chelsea Goalkeeper Craig Forrest On What Alphonso Davies Means To Canadian Soccer

Ex-Chelsea Goalkeeper Craig Forrest On What Alphonso Davies Means To Canadian Soccer

By Chris Smith. Since joining Bayern Munich from Vancouver Whitecaps in 2018, Alphonso Davies has adjusted brilliantly to life in Europe.  Not c ...
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