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Leagues: Major League Soccer

MLS holding Beckham to a downtown Miami-only stadium location makes zero sense

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
David Beckham announcing a MLS team being brought to Miami.

Rumors continue to swirl both in South Florida and nationally about David Beckham’s plans regarding his proposed MLS team in Miami. The global superstar has run into numerous hurdles to build a stadium in the desired downtown location. Major League … Continue reading

FOX Sports hires John Strong as commentator to boost its soccer coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports has hired John Strong as a full-time commentator to beef up its soccer coverage in 2015 and beyond. Strong, who has been unanimously heralded by experts as one of the most talented American presenters and commentators on soccer, … Continue reading

‘The Big Three’ era has arrived in MLS – I hope it doesn’t last

Posted on by Simon Evans
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In the space of a week, Toronto FC have gone from the laughing stock of Major League Soccer to headline makers. The club, which has failed to reach the playoffs in any of their eight seasons, has committed a reported … Continue reading

The Search for a New American Hero in European Soccer

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The exodus of the United States’ best players from Europe to the homeland continued this winter, with Mix Diskerud and possibly Sacha Kljestan signing with MLS clubs. We have written a novel’s worth of stories about its impact on the … Continue reading

Sebastian Giovinco is Arguably The Most Important MLS Signing in Recent History

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Today quite possibly the most important player signing in MLS’ recent history was unveiled in Toronto. La formica atomica, Sebastian Giovinco was introduced as another marquee signing for the flagging Toronto FC. Last year it was a “bloody big deal” … Continue reading

Why Rescuing Jermain Defoe From MLS Is Good Business for Sunderland

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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With the January transfer window open, here’s my column to sort through all of the good buys and bad buys in this calendar month as clubs across Europe attempt to add depth to their squad while others look for a … Continue reading

Vancouver Whitecaps Home Shirt for 2015 From adidas: Leaked [PHOTO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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One of the first MLS shirts for the 2015 season to be leaked online goes to the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Caps will be wearing a white shirt for the 2015 MLS season with navy blue trim. The design is a retro adidas … Continue reading

Toronto FC Signs Jozy Altidore As Designated Player

Posted on by PA Sport
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The enigma known as Jozy Altidore has left Sunderland and joined Toronto FC as a Designated Player in MLS. Jermain Defoe’s move to Sunderland cleared the way for the two clubs to agree a swap deal with Altidore heading back … Continue reading

Jermain Defoe Will Help Keep Sunderland in the Premier League

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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The deal to take Jermain Defoe to Sunderland in exchange for Jozy Altidore is nearing completion with the agreement of terms that will take Altidore to Toronto the only thing holding up official confirmation from the Wearside club. Defoe is … Continue reading

MLS to Adopt New Technology to Curb Concussions in Soccer

Posted on by Spenser Davis
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A mild traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a concussion, is most commonly defined as a head injury that results in temporary loss of brain function. Concussions have been quite visible in the press over the last decade, after … Continue reading

Sunderland Waiting On MLS to Process Paperwork Before Jozy Altidore Swap Is Finalized

Posted on by PA Sport
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Jermain Defoe is expected to become a Sunderland player on Friday after the final details of his transfer were tied up. However, the Black Cats are waiting for Jozy Altidore's proposed swap-move to Toronto to be processed before making an … Continue reading

Liverpool Open to Steven Gerrard Return On Loan in January

Posted on by PA Sport
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Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has left the door open for Steven Gerrard to return on loan once he moves to Los Angeles Galaxy. The Reds captain will end his 25-year-long association with his boyhood club this summer when he … Continue reading

Jozy Altidore Flies Out to Toronto to Complete Move to MLS

Posted on by PA Sport
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Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore was on his way to Toronto on Thursday morning as he and Jermain Defoe prepared to trade places. Press Association Sport understands the 25-year-old United States international was booked on a flight to Canada after traveling … Continue reading

Toronto FC Wins Race to Sign Jozy Altidore, Says Source

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Toronto FC has won the race to sign US international striker Jozy Altidore from Sunderland, according to a report tonight by TSN. Jermain Defoe reportedly passed a medical on Wednesday afternoon to clear the way for a move to Sunderland. … Continue reading

Sunderland Close to Signing Jermain Defoe While Jozy Altidore Will Return to MLS

Posted on by PA Sport
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Sunderland are hopeful of concluding a deal to bring striker Jermain Defoe back to the Barclays Premier League as they continue advanced talks with him. Press Association Sport understands the two parties are close to thrashing out a deal which … Continue reading

Analyzing What Fans Can Expect From Tottenham Hotspur’s DeAndre Yedlin

Posted on by Spenser Davis
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It finally happened. DeAndre Yedlin, star right-back for his hometown Seattle Sounders, has finally made his transfer to Tottenham Hotspur permanent. The deal was sealed much earlier in the season, after the soccer world was abuzz with his USMNT World … Continue reading

U-20 US National Team Are Extremely Talented But Experiencing Problems

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Friday night I posted here that there is a bright future ahead of US Soccer based on the U-20 team that is attempting to qualify for its World Cup, and that still stands. The talent on that team is miles … Continue reading

Volatile Allocation Rules Continue to dog MLS in Jozy Altidore Saga

Posted on by Earl Reed
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If you thought by now that Major League Soccer would have eliminated the confusion over American international allocation, you’d be wrong. The truth is, they’ve thrown us for yet another loop. Word is that Jozy Altidore is on his way … Continue reading