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Author Archives: Robert Hay

DC United Moves Into First With 3-2 Win Over Revs

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For at least the next three weeks, a new team will be sitting in first place in the Eastern Conference, as DC United took down the New England Revolution 3-2 tonight at RFK Stadium.  The win moves DC a point … Continue reading

Lots of Dollars, No Sense: Players Union Releases Salaries

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The MLS Players Union today released their annual list of players’ salaries for the current contract year.  You can see the team-by-team breakdown here and Steven Goff lists the top 25 base salaried players here.  Salaries on the union site … Continue reading

Making Goats Out of the Galaxy – Monday Morning Sweeper

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Please enjoy a slightly late and abbreviated Monday Morning Sweeper……… Chivas rules SuperClasico The “SuperClasico” has never been a real rivalry, but more of a grudge match where the “younger brother” constantly falls to the older, more successful brother on … Continue reading

The Best MLS Goals of the Weekend, May 12-13

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Apologies, folks, but Monday Morning Sweeper has to take another week off.  But fear not, because to try and make it up to you, here are the top fives goals of the weekend that was in MLS. 5. David Beckham … Continue reading

MLS Landmarks in Canada – Monday Morning Sweeper

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Canadian Teams Setting New Milestones, Both Good and Bad Canada is the center of the MLS world this week after the results by Montreal and Toronto on Saturday.  The Impact continued to add to the team’s MLS history with their … Continue reading

A “Scary” Weekend – Monday Morning Sweeper

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New York Defense Reaches New Lows After his team’s 4-1 thrashing of the New York Red Bull, Ben Olsen called Chris Pontius’ potential as a forward “scary”.  You can’t blame him for his word choice as Pontius, just coming back … Continue reading

Streaks Continue for Two MLS Teams on Wednesday Night

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There were only two Wednesday MLS games this week and they seemingly had little in common.  The results, however, were all about streaks that were on the line in the games.  Both streaks are amazing in their own way and … Continue reading

Under Further Review – Monday Morning Sweeper

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MLS Review Policy to be Tested this Week Over the past few weeks, MLS players midweek have been issued suspensions or fines by the league for actions that occurred in the past.  The league’s new policy of reviewing harsh fouls … Continue reading

Why Sporting KC-RSL Isn’t This Weekend’s Best Match

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All of the hype and eyes of the American soccer community will be on MLS Live Saturday night (yes, someone forgot to negotiate this game into NBC or ESPN’s deal) as Sporting Kansas City host Real Salt Lake in the … Continue reading

Something’s Boiling in the Cauldron – Monday Morning Sweeper

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Sporting Kansas City is for Real… for Now You can reel off the excuses arguing against the early dominance of Sporting Kansas City.  Their opponents so far are only 8-13-3.  The Galaxy team they faced on Saturday was missing key … Continue reading

Sporting KC Gets Statement Win Over Galaxy 1-0

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The game was called the biggest matchup of the early season by ESPN’s Adrian Healey in the pregame. While this may have been an overstatement, yesterday’s match featured two teams that during the preseason many had as the best in … Continue reading

DC United Holds Seattle to a Scoreless Draw

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Over 15,000 vocal fans packed RFK Stadium yesterday to see an inter-coastal rivalry renewed for the only time this year, and both sets of supporters walked away satisfied as on the pitch the two teams battled to a 0-0 draw.  Despite the … Continue reading

Bari Scandal Could Cripple Serie A

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Serie A could be in danger of exploding in scandal once again, and this time the damage could be even more lasting. To recap, earlier this week Atalanta defender Andrea Masiello was arrested on charges of match-fixing while playing for … Continue reading

The Meek Inheriting the League – Monday Morning Sweeper

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Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Sweeper, the new name for our weekly Monday column rehashing all of the action from this weekend in MLS.  If you remember last week’s column, we are trying to make this feature different and … Continue reading

DC United Notches First Win, 4-1 Over Dallas

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The atmosphere was charged in historic RFK Stadium as two teams on opposite sides of the standings faced off in front of a national TV audience.  DC United was winless in their first three matches and had scored one goal; … Continue reading

Your New Resource for the Summer 2012 North American Soccer Friendlies

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  You may have noticed when you visited the site today a new tab on the top of your page called “Summer Friendlies Schedule”.  With the recent announcements of a number of high-profile friendlies, the summer exhibition schedule is quickly … Continue reading

Reaction: El Salvador Sneaks 90+ Minute Goal to Eliminate US

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Tonight the U.S. was dumped out of the 2012 Olympics in heart breaking fashion, giving up a very late goal in stoppage time that knotted the score at 3-3.  The U.S. finished third in Group A and, as a result, … Continue reading

Maybe the Eastern Conference Isn’t So Bad… Or Is It?

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[NB 1 This is the first of what we hope will become a popular weekly column about MLS.  There are many places you can go to get a rote review of the weekend, along with who won and lost.  Our … Continue reading