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Author Archives: Brian Zygo

New Jersey – The Garden State with Soccer Roots

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New Jersey, the Garden State, is famous and infamous for many things: the Mafia, Atlantic City, Frank Sinatra, Bon Jovi, stone-washed jeans, the Pine Barrens, Bruce Springsteen, teased hair, the Meadowlands, the Jersey Devil, pharmaceutical companies, the Turnpike, the Lindbergh … Continue reading

An American Tradition: The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

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American critics of the Beautiful Game often complain that it is a foreign sport or it is a new sport, heck I recently heard one person call it a 1970s fad. Next time you come across such a critic, you … Continue reading

Keep United in D.C. Day – May 9, 2009: A Grassroots Effort in Support of an MLS Team

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Whether you love or hate DC United, there is no denying that the Capital City’s club is an important part of Major League Soccer’s short history. Despite being one of the original MLS clubs, and despite winning 4 MLS Cups, … Continue reading

Match Preview: New England Revolution v. Houston Dynamo

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- Photo by Katy Umana After what appeared to be another typical slow Dynamo start to the 2009 MLS Season, losing away matches to the San Jose Earthquakes and D.C. United and only getting draws with Columbus Crew and RedBull … Continue reading

The MidSummer Classic – The Long History of Soccer All-Star Matches in the United States

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All-Star Games are as All-American as Chevrolet, mom, and apple pie. The most famous and storied All-Star Game in the US is, of course, the one belonging to Major League Baseball, which was first played at Chicago’s Comiskey Park in … Continue reading

The Ballad of Freddy Adu

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On Saturday in Monaco, A.S. Monaco beat Stade Rennes, 3 to 1, giving Monaco 40 points on the season thus far and securing a spot in the middle of the French Ligue 1 table. Sitting on Monaco’s bench, was one … Continue reading

Live Chat – Dynamo v. Rapids

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http://wswhb.blogspot.com/2009/04/live-chat-dynamo-v-rapids-2pm-central.html

Soccer Thoughts on Jackie Robinson Day

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In the world of the Beautiful Game April 15th is most known for Hillsborough, but in the United States, April 15th is best know for one of the most significant sporting and cultural moments of the 20th Century. It was … Continue reading

Give me the MLS & USL, or Give Me Death!

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In the comments made to my last post on this site, an individual stated that they were sick of hearing about ways to grow the MLS and suggested it should be shut down, put out of its misery. Well as … Continue reading

Not so Fantastic: Advice to the MLS from The Special One

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Love him or hate him, you cannot ignore Jose Mourinho, because he is the proverbial moth drawn to the media spotlight. This recent FIFA International Break found the Special One in the United States as he prepared for the World … Continue reading

WPS Live Blog Chat

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A Stadium for the Dynamo

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Lots of news coming out about the soccer specific stadium for the Houston Dynamo, and it seems to be good news. The projected cost of the stadium is $80 million, and the Dynamo will fund $60 million of that price … Continue reading

If I Ran the MLS

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A couple weeks ago I was a guest on Mad About Futbol and the hosts asked me what I would do if I were the commissioner of the MLS. I kept my answer short and only touched on a couple … Continue reading

DeRo – The Right Trade at the Right Time

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In 2046, when the history of the first 50 years of the MLS is published, I have no doubt that Dwayne De Rosario will be highlighted as one of the top players of the league’s first 20 years of existence. … Continue reading

The Long and Winding Road – Dynamo Again Try to Sign an Offensive Weapon from Mexico

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Last Saturday morning, while he was in town to promote the fights taking place that evening at Houston’s Toyota Center, Oscar de la Hoya stopped by Estadio Robertson to chat with reporters while watching his Houston Dynamo host the Montreal … Continue reading

Shameful! The Houston Dynamo bow out of the CCL

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- Photo by Katy Umana In contemplating the Houston Dynamo’s performance on Tuesday night in Cancun, the only thing that pops into my head is Dusty Rhodes saying “Shameful!”. The Dynamo were the only MLS squad to make it out … Continue reading

Dynamo sign Goalkeeper from Youth Academy/UNC

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Earlier today the Houston Dynamo announced they would be signing a player to the squad tomorrow, in a World Soccer Wrap/MLS Talk exclusive, we have learned that the signing will be goalkeeper Tyler Deric. Deric is a native of Spring, … Continue reading

Dynamo Lose Lead Against Atlante in First Leg of CCL Quarterfinal Tie

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-Photo by Katy Umana The quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League kicked off last night and the Houston Dynamo hosted Atlante in front of a crowd of 10, 203 at Robertson Stadium in Houston, Texas. Defender Bobby Boswell scored the … Continue reading