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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.

City of Miami Says No To MLS Stadium; Beckham and His Group Will Now Look For Option C

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David Beckham’s dreams of launching a MLS team in Miami were dealt a major blow today after his Option B for a stadium location, the boat slip and park next to American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami, was vetoed by … Continue reading

Tim Howard Thinks USMNT Youth Will Be A Huge Factor in World Cup Success

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Even before Jürgen Klinsmann made the shocking decision to leave Landon Donovan out of the final 23 players that will play in Brazil, this U.S. Men’s National Team was heading to Brazil as one of the least experienced US teams … Continue reading

David Beckham May Have Finally Found a Site For His Miami MLS Stadium

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David Beckham’s new MLS team could very well be making a change for the better. While all the attention was on PortMiami, the controversial site for a proposed Miami MLS stadium in an area of the city with limited space … Continue reading

Gedion Zelalem Moves a Step Closer to Becoming Eligible for USMNT

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Gedion Zelalem

The United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) might be on the verge of acquiring yet another high profile European in the near future. According to Steven Goff of The Washington Post, Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem is on the verge of … Continue reading

Atlanta Phoenix Is Best Choice For Name Of MLS Team

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Last week, that Atlanta Business Journal newspaper created a poll asking readers what they thought the name of their new 2017 MLS franchise soccer team should be. After over 1,000 entries, the results are in. With over 29% of the votes, the … Continue reading

USA Has Caught World Cup Soccer Sticker Fever

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panini-stickers

The World Cup sticker album from Panini has been one of fascination for kids and adults alike, and has been for at least every four years. In 1998, on the heels of the World Cup, my dad bought me my … Continue reading

US Soccer Announces Lottery System for Tickets to Match Against Turkey

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U.S. Soccer announced yesterday that tickets for the highly anticipated match versus Turkey on June 1 at Red Bull Arena will be distributed to the general public thorough a lottery system. Unlike the match versus Nigeria in Jacksonville, in which … Continue reading

Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution, Live at 4pm ET on NBCSN: Open Thread

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Chicago Fire (0-1-5) vs New England Revolution (2-3-1) Toyota Park April 19, 2013 4 p.m (NBCSN)  Probable Lineup: The Chicago Fire come into this game still looking for their first “W” of the season. The Fire reached a draw for … Continue reading

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

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Soccer - Pre Season Friendly - Chelsea v Paris Saint-Germain - Yankee Stadium

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