Author Archives: Randy Capps

Premier League Preview – April 17-19

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The latest installation of the Manchester Derby will be played at Eastlands this weekend, and as usual, the stakes are high. This will be the 155th meeting in all competitions, and United has the edge with 63 wins to City’s … Continue reading

Colorado Bounces Kansas City From U.S. Open Cup

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If a MLS team loses in the U.S. Open Cup, and no one is there to see it, did it actually happen? The answer is yes, which is unfortunate if you happen to support the Kansas City Wizards. According the … Continue reading

Weekend review

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Another weekend of MLS action is in the books, so let’s take a look back: Saturday, April 10 Chivas USA 2, New York Red Bulls 0 FC Dallas 2, Columbus 2 Philadelphia Union 3, D.C. United 2 Los Angeles 2, … Continue reading

Weekend Preview – April 10-13

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With all of the Premier League clubs now knocked out of the Champions League – and Liverpool and Fulham’s stays in the Europa League are still up in the air at press time – all eyes now focus on the two … Continue reading

Brian Ching to Miss Four to Six Weeks

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Houston Dynamo and U.S. national team striker Brian Ching will miss four to six weeks with a hamstring strain, according to reports. The early end of that prognosis has him back on the field for a few days before national team … Continue reading

Weekend review – April 1-3

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It was a reduced schedule, but here are the results from the second week of MLS action: Thursday, April 1 Houston 2, Real Salt Lake 1 Los Angeles 2, Chivas USA 0 Saturday, April 3 Colorado 2, Chicago 2 New … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – April 3-4

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Wayne Rooney’s on crutches and Cesc Fabregas has a broken leg. Without kicking a ball, Chelsea has received an Easter basket full of good news in its quest to dethrone Manchester United this week when the two most important players … Continue reading

MLS Changes Designated Player Rule

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According to the MLS Web site, the league has decided to add to its designated player rule. Effective immediately, teams will now have two designated player slots, and an option to buy a third. The third slot, it seems, would … Continue reading

MLS Master TV Schedule

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Here’s a look at the rest of the currently announced MLS TV schedule, starting on April 1. I feel like this would be a good time to mention that times and game selection are subject to change without notice…

MLS Weekend Review – March 25-27

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Before we get into the weekend’s games, there is a bit of news today. Jon Busch, waived last week by the Fire, has reportedly signed with the San Jose Earthquakes. He’s a quality keeper, but the Earthquakes’ issues, I think, … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – March 27-29

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So much for Manchester City’s much-discussed game in hand, eh? After Wednesday’s loss to Everton, City finds itself two points back of Tottenham with eight matches left. Perhaps a Monday home date with Wigan Athletic will be enough to raise … Continue reading

2010 MLS Season Preview

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With weeks of labor talk dominating the MLS headlines, the start of the season has been sneaking up on me. Seems like a good time for a preview. Eastern Conference 1. Columbus Crew- It’s hard to bet against them winning … Continue reading

MLS, Players Union Reach Deal On New Collective Bargaining Agreement

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It’s game on for Major League Soccer in 2010. In a teleconference at around 1 p.m., MLS and its players’ union announced the agreement on a new five-year collective bargaining agreement. Details haven’t really been released yet, but it appears … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – March 20-21

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Two members of the big four clash Sunday when Liverpool visits Old Trafford for a date with Manchester United. Manchester United will be trying to stay in first place in the league standings, with Chelsea and Arsenal in hot pursuit. … Continue reading

MLS Labor Dispute – Players Up The Ante

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If you thought that MLS and its players union had until March 25 to avert a work stoppage and get a new collective bargaining agreement done, the timetable has moved up a bit. Multiple reports, quoting sources close to the … Continue reading

MLS Labor Dispute – An Owner Strikes Back

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For the last couple of weeks, we’ve read with interest as players have sounded off about the ongoing labor dispute between owners and players. Today, the owners strike back. AEG chief executive Tim Leiweke spoke at length with the Los … Continue reading

MLS, Players Union Staring at March 25 Deadline

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Landon Donovan took a plane from London to Los Angeles on Sunday, wrapping up his 10-week loan spell with Everton. After hitting an In-N-Out, he’ll be getting set to start the MLS season with the Galaxy. Maybe. As I’m sure … Continue reading

Premier League Preview – March 13-15

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With around 10 games left on the schedule, it’s white-knuckle time up and down the table in the Barclays Premier League. Three teams are within two points of first place, four teams are within four points of fourth place and … Continue reading