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MLS First Kick Open Thread

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We’re only about 40 minutes away from First Kick! To celebrate, let’s have an open thread where we can discuss all 5 matches from this evening’s docket. From Montreal’s first touch in Major League Soccer, to the beginning of Los … Continue reading

Introducing…Our MLS TV Schedule Page!

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We’d like to take a minute to point out a new feature at MajorLeagueSoccerTalk.com, even though it’s a service that readers who also frequent EPLTalk.com will recognize. We now have a page dedicated to the MLS Broadcast Schedule! You should … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Vancouver Whitecaps

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Ahh, we’re almost here! Last night’s CONCACAF Champions League showdowns really revved things up for me. There is something unique about the North American game. While not everyone is high on it, give them time…it’s getting there, and last night … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Toronto F.C.

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TEAM: Toronto F.C. COACH: Aron Winter LAST SEASON: 6 – 13 – 15 = 33 points, 8th Place Eastern, 16th Overall TWITTER HASHTAG: #TFC Could the overhaul be nearing completion in Toronto? 2011 must have been a frustrating season for … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Portland Timbers

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Team: Portland Timbers Coach: John Spencer Last Season: 11 – 14 – 9 = 42 points, 6rd Place Western, 12th Overall Twitter Hashtag: #RCTID The Portland Timbers had a spectacular first season in Major League Soccer. Did they make the … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Philadelphia Union

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Team: Philadelphia Union Coach: Piotr Nowak Last Season: 11 – 8 – 15 = 48 points, 3rd Place Eastern, 8th Overall Twitter Hashtag: #DOOP The Sons of Ben certainly couldn’t have imagined an offseason quite like this. The Philadelphia Union … Continue reading

MLS Live – Streaming Portal Rebrands And Expands

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For many of us, our viewing of the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and other European competitions is made possible by a robust, premium online portal known as FOXSoccer2Go. The evolution of that product has been long and often … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – Montreal Impact

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Team: Impact de Montréal Head Coach: Jesse Marsch 2011 NASL Record: 9-8-11, 35 points, 7th of 8 in League, Missed Playoffs Twitter Hashtag: #IMFC Another season, another new team for Major League Soccer. It’s awesome to see new markets be … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview – F.C. Dallas

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Note: If you’ve noticed, we have temporarily skipped DC United in our 2012 Season Preview. Our colleague and podcast specialist, Chris Riordan, is putting that together. He will have it soon, but until then we will move along with our … Continue reading

MLS ’12 Preview: Chivas USA

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  Team: Chivas USA Coach: Robin Fraser Last Season: 8 – 14 – 12 = 36 points, 8th Place Western, 15th Overall Twitter Hashtag: #ChivasUSA Back to the drawing board - that seems to have been the theme for the 2011-12 … Continue reading

Man United 2-1 Liverpool: The Day Class Left The Stadium

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I don’t care which side you happen to support. If you’re a Liverpool or Manchester United supporter, or just a neutral viewer, this is a dire day in the Barclay’s Premier League. It’s the day we saw petulance win out … Continue reading

Gibson Smash Stuns Manchester City

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For a guy who had a tough time finding the pitch for Manchester United, Darron Gibson certainly helped his former employer on Tuesday. His 19-yard deflected strike beat Joe Hart at the hour mark, and Everton earned the home victory … Continue reading

Le Toux, Mondragón Departures Signal Youth Movement In Philly

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- SCROLL FOR UPDATES -  Just when you thought the Philadelphia Union had acquired some key pieces to supplement last year’s playoff team, two unexpected roster moves have left Union fans with questions galore heading into the 2012 season. This … Continue reading

Liverpool Through 3-2 On Aggregate To Carling Cup Final

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Manchester City’s month of January continued to drop like a lead balloon. Craig Bellamy stuffed home the decisive goal at Anfield with just over 15 minutes remaining, and Liverpool set up a Wembley date with Cardiff City in the Carling … Continue reading

Philadelphia To Host All-Star Game

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Less than a year after hosting it’s first playoff game, PPL Park will be showcased on July 25th as the venue for the 2012 MLS All Star Game. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber officially announced the event at City … Continue reading

Le Toux-dles??? Seba Trials With Bolton

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If Philadelphia Union fans had expected 2012 to be a simple year of growth, they may have another thing coming.   Or a major cog going.   Yesterday, Ives Galarcep broke a surprising story about the potential sale of Sebastien … Continue reading

Need An MLS Fix? Combine Matches Streaming

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We have a little over a week until the MLS SuperDraft takes place. In this short span, MLS will conduct it’s “Scouting Combine” over the next few days. The good news is that a high-speed internet connection will get you … Continue reading

Everton’s Scoring Problem

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I spent the last week watching Everton try to squeak out matches by the thinnest of margins. Everton’s brand of football has nearly become dire to watch, and the situation brought itself to a head in today’s 1-2 home loss … Continue reading