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Steven Gerrard turned down European moves to join LA Galaxy

Posted on by PA Sport

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to pursue a new challenge with the Los Angeles Galaxy. The 35-year-old midfielder is set to be … Continue reading

First-hand account of US Open Cup derby between New York Red Bulls and New York Cosmos

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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It’s the magic of the cup. A second division side drawn to play away from home against their local rivals, a “proper cup tie” some might call it. It’s David against Goliath, a potential giant killing, a banana skin, as … Continue reading

Young star Matt Miazga is attracting attention from big European clubs

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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New York Red Bulls are quickly becoming the team in Major League Soccer to churn out quality, American center-backs. First it was Tim Ream to come through the Red Bulls before joining Bolton Wanderers, where he has enjoyed personal success, … Continue reading

Andrea Pirlo revealed as New York City FC player on club website

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

New York City FC’s very own website revealed that Juventus and Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has joined the club, according to a page that was on its website on Tuesday night but was later removed after the details spread throughout … Continue reading

What the New York soccer derby was like for an American who spent time in England

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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After a year of living in London and attending quite a few matches, I came home to my native New York just in time for the biggest fixture on the New York soccer calendar, the Hudson River Derby between New … Continue reading

How Freddy Adu is adapting to the latest chapter of his soccer career

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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Freddy Adu’s signing with Finnish team Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS) was supposed to rejuvenate his ailing career. It was a move that was supposed to remove the haters and critics, and once again put them on the side of support. That … Continue reading

MLS attendances for Gameweek 17 of the 2015 season

Posted on by Peter C

Major League Soccer jammed 16 games into Gameweek 17 partly because many MLS players will be joining up with their Gold Cup squads soon before the competition begins next week. The reported attendances for Gameweek 17 are a prime example … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS Gameweek 17

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 17 of the 2015 MLS season. 1. Rivalry Week worked The big, weeklong push for MLS’ first rivalry week paid off with some terrific spectacles and terrific soccer over the weekend, … Continue reading

FC Dallas defeats Houston Dynamo 2-0 in Texas derby [VIDEO]

Posted on by Nathan Nipper

Friday night’s Texas derby leg of MLS rivalry week was marked by incessant rain, six yellow cards (three for each team), and plenty of scoring chances for both sides.  FC Dallas won the first 2015 meeting between these growing rivals … Continue reading

Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard could help propel New York City FC into playoffs

Posted on by Drew Farmer

Though Andrea Pirlo’s move to New York City FC hasn’t hit saga levels yet, it already feels rather tiresome. While nothing is official as of now, although in the world of football that can change in nanoseconds, Pirlo is expected … Continue reading

MLS attendances for gameweek 16 of the 2015 season

Posted on by Peter C

For gameweek 16 of the MLS season, the reported attendances were pretty good across all venues. There were sellouts or near sellouts in Portland, Salt Lake, Seattle and Toronto. After 156 games, the gain over 2014 continues at an increase … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 16 of 2015 season

Posted on by Abe Asher

Here are the ten things we learned from Week 16 of the MLS season: 1. The LA Galaxy Are Back The Galaxy got healthy. Robbie Keane, Robbie Rogers, AJ DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez – the band was back together in front … Continue reading

Does North American soccer need super clubs? MLS vs. NASL competition might give us a hint

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Many fans of the Beautiful Game criticize MLS for its single entity structure and salary caps. What has resulted is parity though certain teams like the Los Angeles Galaxy have found a way to “game” the system, but much of … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey is a great player but a poor role model as USMNT captain

Posted on by Abe Asher

You’ve heard it by now, but Clint Dempsey lost it again on Tuesday night. It was the fourth round of the US Open Cup, Seattle Sounders against the Portland Timbers. The game was in extra time, and the Sounders, through … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey should get 3-month ban after ripping up ref’s notebook

Posted on by Earl Reed

So Tuesday night in their US Open Cup match against Portland, the Seattle Sounders were probably hard-done by a series of bad calls by a relatively inexperienced official. And certainly this tournament means a lot to the Sounders. Add the burn … Continue reading

Omar Gonzalez interview: USMNT defender talks World Cup, LA Galaxy and Abby Wambach

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

World Soccer Talk spoke with Omar Gonzalez this week and discussed his partnership with Pass the Love, Steven Gerrard, why he’d like to borrow Abby Wambach for the US Men’s National team and more. Here’s the transcript of the exclusive interview: Caitlin … Continue reading

Ask Steve Davis your US soccer-related questions in today’s Reddit AMA

Posted on by Bo McMillan

Don’t miss World Soccer Talk featured columnist Steve Davis’ Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) tonight at 6:00pm EST. Steve has been covering soccer professionally since 1990 and has covered six World Cups (five of them on site). Steve worked at … Continue reading

Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco is currently the league’s MVP

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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One thing has been made clear in Toronto FC’s opening 12 matches of the Major League Soccer season – the league’s MVP race goes through BMO Field. Sebastian Giovinco’s signing turned heads in the offseason when the diminutive Italian playmaker … Continue reading