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Leagues: Major League Soccer

Interview with ESPN’s Paul Carr on NYCFC, Soccernomics and MLS expansion

Posted on by Sam Dunn
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I recently caught up with Paul Carr, senior researcher for ESPN Stats & Information department, at a New York City FC game. We covered a lot of stuff — MLS’s international break problem, the new book from Stefan Szymanski of … Continue reading

Philadelphia finding you don’t need to buy good goalkeeping

Posted on by Earl Reed
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If I had written a story about the Philadelphia Union a week ago, I might have rightly considered them the worst team in Major League Soccer. However, a victory and a draw over New York City F.C. has at least … Continue reading

Listen to Taylor Twellman on World Soccer Talk Radio live from 9-10pm ET

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Tonight’s World Soccer Talk Radio features an interview with Taylor Twellman. Listen to the show live between 9-10pm ET (6-7pm PT) via Sports Byline on the radio, the Sports Byline website, the Tune-In app or via the embedded player below. … Continue reading

USMNT can finally look at positives after 2-0 victory against Mexico

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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The best news for a US Men’s National Team desperate for good news is that the biggest story emerging from their friendly encounter with Mexico was not the disaster that was the Alamodome turf. Instead, the story can be how … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur to play MLS All-Star Team this summer

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Tottenham Hotspur will be the featured opponent in this summer’s MLS All-Star Game to be held at the Colorado Rapids stadium near Denver on July 29, 2015. Spurs will be the 10th different international team to have played the MLS … Continue reading

Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea and PSG to play in International Champions Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and others will be among the teams participating in this summer’s 2015 International Champions Cup tournament, Relevent Sports and RSE Ventures announced today. The tournament, which is in its third year, will feature several of … Continue reading

Miami Fusion version 2.0 back 13 years after MLS dumping

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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In 2002, months after winning the Major League Soccer Supporters’ Shield, the Miami Fusion was folded by the league due to investor Ken Horowitz deciding he was no longer going to finance the team. Now 14 seasons since the franchise’s … Continue reading

10 things we learned from gameweek 6 of MLS

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from week six of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Orlando can be as good as they want to be The Lions made one of the longest road-trips in MLS to play the … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning with American Outlaws and Jeff Crandall from 10-11:15am ET

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features interviews with guests Dan Wiersema from American Outlaws and Jeff Crandall. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking … Continue reading

Listen to Rachel Bonnetta live on World Soccer Talk Radio from 9-10pm ET

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Tonight’s episode of World Soccer Talk Radio features host Nate Abaurrea and special guest Rachel Bonnetta. Listen to the show live between 9-10pm ET (6-7pm PT) via Sports Byline on the radio, the Sports Byline website, the Tune-In app or … Continue reading

MLS attendances up 16% this season compared to last year

Posted on by Peter C
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So far this season, MLS attendances are up 16% compared to last season. That’s no big surprise with the addition of Orlando, New York City FC and the opening of Avaya Stadium in San Jose, and, of course, the contraction … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning with Kyle McCarthy and Jeff Kassouf from 10-11:15am ET

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features interviews with guests Kyle McCarthy and Jeff Kassouf. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls. Jason … Continue reading

Passion building in intriguing 20th season of MLS

Posted on by James McLean
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Major League Soccer has been enjoying something of a rapid growth over the last few years especially after it stretched its borders to include Canadian clubs in 2007. That same year, the introduction of the Designated Player rule helped MLS clubs bring … Continue reading

Colorado Rapids earn first win of season with emphatic 4-0 win against Dallas [VIDEO]

Posted on by Nathan Nipper
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Colorado Rapids snapped their long winless and scoreless streak in style, shocking FC Dallas with a 4-0 win in Frisco in the MLS Friday night match. FC Dallas might have known they were in for a long evening against the … Continue reading

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

Posted on by Matt Jones
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We’re edging ever closer to a thrilling climax in a host of European leagues, with titles, spots in Europe and survival all to play for in the remaining weeks on the calendar. The Premier League is set for a typically … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning from 10-11:15am ET with Will Parchman

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features an interview with Will Parchman. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls. You can listen to … Continue reading

Will America’s soccer ideologies survive the move to the mainstream? By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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When I moved to the United States from Italy a little over eight years ago, one of the several motivating factors behind the decision was the desire to take a break from soccer. Covering Serie A in Italy for eight … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning from 10-11:15am ET with David Cartlidge and Kevin Kinkead

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features interviews with David Cartlidge and Kevin Kinkead. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls. Kevin Kinkead … Continue reading