Author: Dylan Baker

Part creative writer, part podcast contributor, part amateur soccer/football journalist for World Football Index. Father, husband, pipe dreamer. Can be heard on a variety of podcasts on the WFI channel, allegedly forgetting where Argentina is. Twitter: @baker_dylan

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Montreal Impact 1-0 DC United: ‘Brillant’ Finish For Black and Red’s Bid to Progress

Montreal Impact 1-0 DC United: ‘Brillant’ Finish For Black and Red’s Bid to Progress

By Dylan Baker. With progression to the next stage of the MLS is Back Tournament on the line for both sides, Montreal Impact’s 1-0 victory over DC ...
Columbus 2-0 RBNY: “Unstoppable” Zardes Fires Crew Into MLS Is Back Knockout Rounds

Columbus 2-0 RBNY: “Unstoppable” Zardes Fires Crew Into MLS Is Back Knockout Rounds

By Dylan Baker. Columbus Crew continued their electric start to the MLS is Back Tournament in a 2-0 win over New York Red Bulls that puts them all ...
RSL 2-0 Colorado Rapids: Three Things Learned As “Classic Beckerman” Inspires Salt Lake Win

RSL 2-0 Colorado Rapids: Three Things Learned As “Classic Beckerman” Inspires Salt Lake Win

By Dylan Baker. In a tournament where Real Salt Lake needed to make a statement after a lacklustre start to their regular season back in March, com ...
MLS is Back: Alejandro Bedoya Leads Youthful Philadelphia Union To 1-0 Win Over NYCFC

MLS is Back: Alejandro Bedoya Leads Youthful Philadelphia Union To 1-0 Win Over NYCFC

By Dylan Baker. In the first of several early kickoffs during the MLS is Back Tournament, the Philadelphia Union rather patiently absorbed New York ...
The Kid You’d Never Heard Of – Neco Williams

The Kid You’d Never Heard Of – Neco Williams

By Dylan Baker. For sixteen minutes, somehow, nothing had changed. Trent Alexander-Arnold was substituted off the pitch for just the third time ...
Joy in Failure – USMNT Missing Out on Russia is Good

Joy in Failure – USMNT Missing Out on Russia is Good

In truth, the US Men’s National Team missing out on the 2018 World Cup in Russia is probably for the best (writes Dylan Baker). Since Tuesday’s deb ...
Konrad Laimer – Stepping Out Of Naby Keita’s Shadow

Konrad Laimer – Stepping Out Of Naby Keita’s Shadow

For most people, the only reason they know Konrad Laimer’s name is because they also know Naby Keita’s. As the transfer rumours swirl like sharks s ...
Arsene Wenger’s Sleepless Arsenal, Babies and Fighting Sleep

Arsene Wenger’s Sleepless Arsenal, Babies and Fighting Sleep

Babies lack logic. As a parent, its equal parts adorable and maddening. One thing Norah, my two-month old daughter, likes to do is fight sleep. ...
The Difference Between Football Fans & Supporters

The Difference Between Football Fans & Supporters

Words are funny sometimes. Not funny “ha-ha,” funny-strange. Trending on social media recently has been an outpouring of non-Americans poking fun a ...
When There’s Time – Manolo Gabbiadini

When There’s Time – Manolo Gabbiadini

Time is precious. Oftentimes, this is our fault – humanity, that is. We operate and function by day, which by proxy means we rest at night. No law ...
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