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Author Archives: Bobby Brandon

Galaxy Left Dazed and Confused

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And this meant something. Bruce Arena fielded a somewhat — though not very — weakened team against the USL conference’s basement dwellers and most likely expected to end up taking a comfortable lead down to Bayamon for the return leg. … Continue reading

USMNT: Moving On To Algeria

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With the news that controversial match official Koman Coulibaly has received a rating of “poor” after his expedited evaluation following his shocking display in the now infamous United States – Slovenia draw and is likely to be relieved of his … Continue reading

Spirited Draw Wins Hearts

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Twenty-one years ago the United States needed a late goal against Trinidad and Tobago to secure a spot at World Cup 1990 in Italy, today the United States withstood a punch in the mouth from one of world football’s heavyweights … Continue reading

United States 2-4 Czech Republic – Final Chance To Prove Yourself

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Meh. Not exactly an inspiring performance. Honestly this game was simply a chance for players on the fringe to prove their worth to Bob Bradley, and some may have, while some certainly didn’t. Two of those players — Edson Buddle … Continue reading

The Forgotten Ones

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You know, I think the Honda Fit is a cute car. I think that every time I see the banner ad on the front page, what irks me about it is the fact that I can’t really fit — no … Continue reading

FC New York: What Happened?

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Before I start, I will say. Yes, there is a chance that they’re working quietly behind the scenes to get everything sorted out, and that come April 2010 we may all look back and say “Why’d I ever doubt them?”, … Continue reading

Atlanta’s New Soccer-specific Stadium

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Well, “Atlanta”. It’s actually in Kennesaw, on the grounds of Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw is in Cobb County, northwest of Atlanta-proper. Did you know that everyone in Kennesaw has to own a gun? They don’t enforce that law, but it … Continue reading

More Teams Join the NASL

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Yesterday the Rochester Rhinos announced they would leave the USL in favor of the new NASL for the 2010 season. This more-or-less leaves the USL First Division dead in the water for next year, although you should fully expect their … Continue reading

North American Soccer League – Take Two

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The rumors were true (another one), the North American Soccer League is back…kinda. I know some of you are putting your faces in your hands and groaning, and if you follow basketball you have a good reason to. The second … Continue reading

Charleston Decides to Self-Relegate for 2010 Season

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In the wake of the on-going USL soap opera that has been unfolding since summer, the Charleston Battery announced their intentions to relegate themselves to the USL Second Division for the upcoming 2010 season. The Battery was never a member … Continue reading

The Silverdome and Major League Soccer?

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No, there isn’t thing officially saying that MLS is coming to Detroit, and I’m not insinuating that it is. Today the Pontiac Silverdome was sold for peanuts, really. $583,000 for an 80,000-seat stadium.  The Silverdome certainly has aged, and it … Continue reading

Under the Radar: Where is the Next Great Soccer City?

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I spent sometime this season following the results of an upstart NPSL team that caused quite a buzz in the lower levels of American soccer, that team is Chattanooga FC.  A quaint, modest Appalachian foothills city that straddles the banks … Continue reading

New Teams For The USL

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I guess some would look at this as a continuation of the war of press releases between the United Soccer Leagues and the Team Owners Association, but nonetheless it’s still news. According to the press release the USL First Division … Continue reading

Time to Redouble our World Cup Bid Efforts

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As everyone is well aware, Chicago’s hopes of landing the 2016 Summer Olympic Games came crashing back to Earth last week with a thud. You can place the blame wherever you please, many people are, but you can’t deny that … Continue reading

Thoughts on the United Soccer Leagues – T.O.A. Situation

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As we have seen from the excellent reporting by Kartik and Brian Quarstad this week, the future of the United Soccer Leagues is very unclear and very much up in the air. Whether or not some will admit it, the … Continue reading

Ottawa Fury Applies for a USL-1 Franchise

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Here’s a link to the press release. I know, this is MLS Talk, not USL Talk. But given recent events, this is newsworthy. This has been rumored for awhile, not always the Fury, but that a party in Ottawa was … Continue reading