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Leagues: Major League Soccer

CONCACAF Announces Venues For The 2015 Gold Cup

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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On Tuesday afternoon CONCACAF released the venues for the 2015 Gold Cup. There are some of “the usual suspects” in terms of stadiums in cities that most people would generally expect to host games at big tournaments. There are one … Continue reading

Soccer Analyst Alexi Lalas Joins FOX Sports From ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Alexi Lalas, the soccer analyst that people either love or hate, will make his FOX Sports debut in January after leaving ESPN at the end of this month. As we reported in October (along with Awful Announcing), Lalas joins host … Continue reading

Tributes Roll In After Thierry Henry Announces Soccer Retirement

Posted on by PA Sport
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Arsenal paid a fitting tribute to Thierry Henry, as did a number of his soon-to-be new colleagues, after the former Gunners striker announced his retirement from football on Tuesday morning. The 37-year-old confirmed he will return to London to take … Continue reading

DaMarcus Beasley Announces Retirement From US Men’s National Team

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Long-time United States Men’s National Team great DaMarcus Beasley has announced his retirement from the team.  Beasley, 32, made the announcement using his official Instagram account.  In the social media post, Beasley stated, “Where do I start?  Honestly I never … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Believes Chelsea Was Right To Let Frank Lampard Leave

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that the club made the right decision by allowing Frank Lampard to leave as a free agent this summer. The Portuguese boss believes that if the Blues had decided to keep the 36-year-old it … Continue reading

Frank Lampard Can Still Play a Vital Role for Manchester City

Posted on by Matt Jones
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As the twilight of players’ careers typically approach, pace, intensity and fitness typically dwindle. But for those few who have made a career out of sticking the ball in the back of the net, that desirable attribute of being in … Continue reading

Manchester City Boss Pellegrini Wants Frank Lampard Extension

Posted on by PA Sport
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has made clear he wants to prolong Frank Lampard's loan and hopes a decision can be made soon. Former England international Lampard, who was released by Chelsea at the end of last season, has made … Continue reading

Analyzing The Expansion Draft For Orlando City SC And New York City FC

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The MLS expansion draft never goes how anyone expects, nor does any one team do exactly what any other team would do. With the fluidity and communication between teams in MLS greater than in any other American sports league, the … Continue reading

The Soccer Haters Can Hate, But Soccer is Here to Stay

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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Soccer is growing at an astonishing rate in this country.  Yet there are some people who refuse to believe it.  Soccer haters continuous go to line is, “Nobody cares about soccer.”  This could not be farther from the truth. Not … Continue reading

Who’s Your Favorite Soccer Commentator?

Posted on by Alex Muller
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If you’re like us, you have your favorite soccer commentator. The one who makes you smile or excites you when you hear his or her voice on television, radio or online. But based on your expert opinion, who’s your favorite and … Continue reading

Why the Promotion/Relegation Debate Should Be Ignored

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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One of the topics that generates a lot of clicks on the Internet, but that we’ve purposefully stayed away from, is the debate about promotion/relegation in the US soccer system. There’s a couple of reasons why we’ve avoided it until now. … Continue reading

The Healthy Predicament Facing Bruce Arena And Whether to Explore Opportunities in Europe

Posted on by Earl Reed
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He’s the greatest coach that Major League Soccer has enjoyed – and maybe the country altogether. Bruce Arena helped turn MLS’s glamour squad into a bona fide champion three times over. Before that, he helped the US Men’s National Team … Continue reading

MLS TV Coverage in 2015: Will FOX and ESPN Be Able to Match NBC’s Perfectionism?

Posted on by Abe Asher
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NBC broadcasted their final MLS game, the second leg of the Eastern Conference Final between the New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution. It was a fittingly great game for a network that raised the bar of MLS coverage … Continue reading

2014 MLS Cup Viewing Figures Increase By 91% on ESPN and 31% on UniMas

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The number of people who watched the 2014 MLS Cup on ESPN increased by 91% compared to last year’s MLS Cup. An average viewing audience of 964,000 tuned in to watch LA Galaxy defeat New England Revolution 2-1 in the 120 … Continue reading

5 Things We Learned From The MLS Cup Final

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The LA Galaxy defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 in extra time at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on Sunday afternoon, following an all-too-familiar script to win their fifth championship and deny the Revolution in the final for the … Continue reading

Pictures from LA Galaxy 2014 MLS Cup Victory Against NE Revolution [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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For LA Galaxy, the 2014 MLS Cup was a memorable episode in the history of the franchise team, as they won a record fifth MLS title in the top flight league in the United States. According to MLSSoccer.com, Keane scored … Continue reading

2014 MLS Cup Sees Increase In Viewership On ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The 2014 MLS Cup delivered a 0.6 overnight HH US rating on ESPN, which is an increase compared to the overnight numbers for the 2013 MLS Cup. It’s important to note that the 2013 MLS Cup was the least-watched MLS Cup ever with a … Continue reading

LA Galaxy Wins 2014 MLS Cup: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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LA Galaxy are the winners of the 2014 MLS Cup after a Robbie Keane goal in extra time clinched the victory against New England Revolution. The win means that LA Galaxy have now won a record 5 MLS Cups. According … Continue reading