Author Archives: Pedro Heizer

About Pedro Heizer

Pedro Heizer began his sportswriting career covering the Miami Heat of the NBA. Soon after, he opened his horizons and began writing about soccer in the United States on his website 90 Minutes Strong. Pedro highly enjoys watching and covering Major League Soccer and the United States Men's and Women's National Teams.

MLS Stadium Plans Not Going According to Plan In New York and Miami

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On Monday, the New York Times broke the news that Major League Soccer’s newest MLS franchise, New York City FC (NYCFC) — which is slated to begin play in 2015, will be playing its first three seasons in a baseball … Continue reading

MLS Team In Atlanta Is a Smart Move For League and Atlanta Falcons

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All indications are that Atlanta will be officially named as Major League Soccer’s newest franchise on Wednesday, and that Hotlanta, not Miami, will be the 22nd team in MLS. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and MLS have scheduled a “major … Continue reading

USMNT 2-2 Mexico: US Let 2-0 Lead Slip In Julian Green Debut

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After a strong first half that led to two goals, the United States Men’s National Team looked lost in the second half as they let a 2-0 lead slip into a 2-2 final result against rivals Mexico in Glendale, Arizona. … Continue reading

USA-Mexico Preview and Possible Starting XI For USMNT

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When: April 2, 2014 Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona TV: Pre-match coverage begins at 11pm ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. Game kicks off at 11:15pm ET on ESPN, UniMas and WatchESPN. The United States will face Mexico for the first … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann Hires Berti Vogts as USMNT World Cup Special Advisor

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The U.S. Men’s National Team is getting more of an European flavor after it was announced earlier today that head coach Jüngen Klinsmann has appointed Berti Vogts to be a Special Advisor to the USMNT from now through the World … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann Names 22-Man Squad For USMNT Game vs Mexico

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Mostly made up of Major League Soccer talent, U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called up 22 players for the friendly on April 2nd versus border rivals Mexico. The clock is ticking, and this will be the … Continue reading

Why It’s Time to Stop The Jokes About Miami Being A Bad Soccer Market

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When artist renderings of David Beckham’s proposed Miami MLS stadium were unveiled on Monday, the Internet responded with its typical negative and stereotypical comments about Miami as a sports town. Some of the few choice comments included: “looks good except … Continue reading

MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution

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Teams: Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution Location: PPL Park Date: March 15, 2014 Time: 4:00pm ET 2013 Series: Last season, the Revolution won the season series 2-1 with a 2-0 win on April 28, and a 5-1 victory on … Continue reading

US and Russian Politicians Using Soccer As a Weapon In New Cold War Over Ukraine

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You know that soccer has made it in America when the politicians in the United States and Russia are using it as a weapon. On Friday, Republican U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), and Dan Coats (R-Ind.) sent a letter to … Continue reading

DC United Gives Eddie Johnson His Designated Player Contract, But is He Worth It?

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Eddie Johnson has been given his money. Earlier this week, D.C. United announced that Johnson, acquired over the offseason in a trade with the Seattle Sounders, was given a contract extension that elevates him to Designated Player status. Johnson, who … Continue reading

3 of the Biggest MLS Games to Watch This Weekend On US TV and Internet

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With the MLS season set to kickoff this afternoon, below are three of the biggest matches of the weekend. Seattle Sounders FC vs Sporting Kansas City, 3pm ET, NBCSN Graham Zusi, and the rest of the MLS Cup defending Champions, … Continue reading

2014 MLS Western Conference Preview

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Will it be the Eastern or Western Conference of MLS that will take the honors during the 2014 season? There’s no doubt there’s plenty of talent among the teams in the Western Conference, but there are plenty of question marks … Continue reading

USMNT Announce Pre-World Cup Games In San Francisco, New Jersey and Jacksonville

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U.S. Soccer today officially announced that the U.S. Men’s National Team will play three matches prior to the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The matches will be part of the Send-Off Series. The USMNT will play in … Continue reading

USA’s Weaknesses Exploited In 2-0 Loss to Ukraine: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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This was an important match and the United States Men’s National Team blew it in the biggest way possible. The defense looked flat. Clint Dempsey seemed uninterested, and the USMNT let Ukraine score twice to leave Cyprus with the 2-0 … Continue reading

Ukraine-USA Friendly Is Back On, According to US Soccer

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Despite initial confirmed reports that a senior Ukraine soccer executive had announced that the Ukraine-United States soccer friendly was canceled, the game between the two countries is now back on according to US Soccer. US Soccer tweeted late Monday night … Continue reading

Ukraine Cancels Friendly Against United States Men’s National Soccer Team

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UPDATE: Since the publication of this article, the US Soccer Federation has reported that the game is back on. See the updated article. In a blow to the United States Men’s National Team preparations for World Cup 2014, Wednesday’s friendly … Continue reading

2014 MLS Eastern Conference Preview

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With the season scheduled to kick off this Saturday, World Soccer Talk brings you the 2014 MLS Eastern Conference preview. There might be a shift in powers in the East after a few clubs made some huge offseason splashes, but … Continue reading

MLS Reach Agreement With Chipotle Mexican Grill On MLS Homegrown Initiative

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Major League Soccer and Chipotle Mexican Grill have reached a partnership in which the restaurant will become the Official Fast-Casual Mexican Restaurant of MLS and 12 of its clubs. Additionally, during the AT&T MLS All-Star Week in August, Chipotle will … Continue reading