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Author Archives: Kristan Heneage

New York Red Bulls to Face New York Cosmos In 2014 US Open Cup

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“It will be exciting” was how New York Cosmos defender Carlos Mendes described their upcoming fourth round US Open cup tie against the New York Red Bulls. June 14 is when New York looks inwards and watches the first-ever meeting … Continue reading

Our Picks for the US Men’s National Team World Cup Squad

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With only 35 days until World Cup 2014, USMNT Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann is getting closer to naming his final 23-man squad for the tournament where the USA will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany. Klinsmann has plenty of difficult choices … Continue reading

Yannick Djalo Seeks Fresh Start in San Jose

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The halls of Sporting Club de Portugal’s academy are famed, their graduates plentiful. Over the last two decades wingers have been of consistent emergence. Luis Figo, Simao, Ricardo Quaresma, and Cristiano Ronaldo have all graduated from the academy in Alcochete, … Continue reading

Vancouver Whitecaps Striker Darren Mattocks Focused On Achieving Success in MLS

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Think Darren Mattocks and the term ‘outspoken’ will often be found in his midst. A confident player, who sometimes falls into the realm of cocky, his explosion onto Major League Soccer started as soon as he was overlooked by the … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey Finding His Form At Just the Right Time For Seattle and USMNT

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There was no celebration, no puff of the chest and no over exuberance from Clint Dempsey. The American forward had scored a goal and, much like Mario Balotelli, seemed to view it as no more impressive than a USPS employee … Continue reading

Toronto FC Showing Early Potential Under Head Coach Ryan Nelsen

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From the moment Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley were announced as Toronto FC’s new designated players, an air of intrigue enveloped the club. Described as a bloody big deal by the club’s marketing department, it was a fair and accurate evaluation. … Continue reading

Chicago Fire Missing Mike Magee In Cloud Of Confusion at Club

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Twitter is a wonderful tool. It is also a harbinger of rumor mongering. A faceless entity that does not discriminate, that was exemplified by the situation surrounding Mike Magee at Chicago. The Illinois native was delighted to finally make his … Continue reading

Promising Start By Jermain Defoe Bodes Well For Toronto FC This Season

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Sixteen and a half minutes. That’s all it took for Jermain Defoe to explode onto Major League Soccer. Described by Toronto as a bloody big deal, Defoe certainly made it seem that way with his performance last Saturday. Grabbing a … Continue reading

With Julian Green Joining USMNT, the Pressure Is Now On The Player to Prove His Worth

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Julian Green represents a significant capture for Jurgen Klinsmann after persuading him to ignore interest from Germany in order to commit his international career to the US Men’s National Team (USMNT). Born in Florida, little is really known about Green … Continue reading

Why A Return to MLS Would Be Brek Shea’s Next Best Move

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At just over 6ft 2in, with a blonde mohawk, it seems Brek Shea was born to stand out. An athletic wide player with the ability to glide past defenders, the 24-year-old continues to be a polarizing figure for the US … Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to be Excited for the Opening Weekend of MLS

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MLS returns this Saturday for its 19th season as a top flight league in the United States. There’s plenty to look forward, but here are 5 reasons in particular to be excited about the opening weekend: 1. Michael Bradley – When … Continue reading

Could Juan Agudelo And Terrence Boyd Be Better Striker Options For USMNT?

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Given the modern fascination with statistics and infographics, last week saw a particularly interesting nugget of information come to the fore. Blessed with 5 goals in 12 World Cup appearances, Landon Donovan has scored more World Cup goals than Wayne … Continue reading

Seattle Sounders Need to Be More Dangerous On The Field Than On Paper This Season

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Change has been abundant in Seattle this year. With a number of prominent first team members shipped out of Seattle Sounders, it facilitated the arrival of a number of new faces. The home of the Super Bowl champions, the city’s … Continue reading

Arrigo Sacchi Believes Atletico Madrid Should Be Wary Of AC Milan

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Sacchi, 67, enjoyed spells with both the Rossoneri and Atletico Madrid during his managerial career, and helped Milan achieve successive European titles while at the club in the late 1980s. Although Atletico are currently sitting third in La Liga, level … Continue reading

Has the Curse Of Caricola Reared Its Head For New York Red Bulls?

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Myth, legend — it all ties into the tapestry of sport with a fluid ease. In baseball, it was Steve Bartman who famously endeared himself to Marlins fans while enraging his fellow Cubs fans by “Catching Hell” (as ESPN 30 … Continue reading

Pepe Reina Understands Luis Suarez’s Plight

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Pepe Reina has admitted he can understand Luis Suarez’s desire to leave Liverpool, but hopes his teammate will remain at Anfield. The Uruguayan international has been heavily linked with a move away from Anfield, citing media pressure and the toll … Continue reading

Fernando Torres – I’m Staying At Chelsea

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Fernando Torres has dismissed reports he is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, following the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager. The 29-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Napoli, that would once again see him reunited … Continue reading

Fernando Torres Focused On Winning Premier League Next Season

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Fernando Torres has played down the negative perception of Chelsea, adding that the club are now striving for a Premier League title. The Spanish striker was speaking ahead of Chelsea’s games this week against Manchester City, when he told reporters, … Continue reading