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Leagues: Major League Soccer

Defusing the myth of MLS soccer stadiums that are ‘difficult places to play’; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
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Clichés are bad enough in sports broadcasting and writing. But the very worst among them: the clichés that aren’t even true. It’s a double whammy of awful. This is one of my real pet peeves in soccer journalism and broadcasting. … Continue reading

How much worse can Univision’s Friday night MLS SAP get?

Posted on by Alex Muller
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If you want to travel back in time to experience how awful Dave O’Brien’s commentary was during ESPN’s 2006 World Cup, just switch on the English SAP option for any MLS game televised on UniMas every Friday night. You’ll soon … Continue reading

MLS is a better option for top American stars than underwhelming Premier League

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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A lot of discussion and ink has recently been spent on the need for American players to ply their trade in European soccer. While I tend to agree with this notion, particularly for developing players, I believe not all European leagues … Continue reading

MLS equivalent to English Championship, says Chicago Fire’s Shaun Maloney

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Chicago Fire and Scotland international midfielder Shaun Maloney believes Major League Soccer is inferior to the leagues in the United Kingdom, but thinks MLS is equivalent to the brand of soccer played in the Championship. The former Celtic and Wigan player … Continue reading

Chicago Fire must find cutting edge to become serious contenders

Posted on by Drew Farmer

At one time in the Chicago Fire’s 17-year history, the club were one of Major League Soccer’s most consistent teams. In 11 of the Fire’s first 12 seasons, the club qualified for the MLS postseason. On top of a fantastic … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 10

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from week ten of the Major League Soccer season. 1. The first New York derby lives up to the hype MLS has had its fair share of contrived, manufactured, entirely disappointing rivalries. This … Continue reading

FC Dallas leave it late to defeat LA Galaxy 2-1

Posted on by Nathan Nipper
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LA Galaxy traveled to Frisco to face FC Dallas Saturday night in the first 2015 meeting between the Western Conference foes. Both teams had unbeaten streaks entering the match (LA with five, FC Dallas with three), yet both teams are … Continue reading

Interview with Ian Plenderleith, author of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the NASL’

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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In September 2014, Ian Plenderleith’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League hit bookshelves around the world. Rock ‘n’ Roll Soccer is a portrait of the original North American Soccer League and … Continue reading

New York City’s future remains bright despite troubled start

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The results aren’t painting a pretty picture for New York City FC ahead of the biggest match in franchise history. NYCFC haven’t won since the middle of March. They’ve lost five of their last seven, with measly draws picked up … Continue reading

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The European leagues are beginning to draw to their various conclusions, with some divisions set for a processional finale while others continue to pulsate and encapsulate. While Spanish soccer may be subject to a suspension beginning next weekend, the race for … Continue reading

Bayern Munich and Univision Deportes announce partnership

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Bayern Munich have announced a partnership with American Spanish-language television company Univision Deportes.  The agreement means that the network will now air Bayern Munich Magazine, a 90-minute program dedicated to match replays of Bundesliga, Champions League, and German Cup matches. In … Continue reading

Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey are MLS’ best strike duo yet; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
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Major League Soccer has seen its share of high quality strike duos over 20 years. There have even been striker partnerships that were merely “good” and even a couple of truly sensational ones, productive, classy and electrifying all at once. … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 9

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek nine of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Sleepwalking in LA  Alan Gordon has, single-handedly netted LA somewhere around five of their 13 points this season. Without Gordon, who hit the … Continue reading

New MLS TV deal hasn’t lived up to its billing yet

Posted on by Earl Reed
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We’re two months into the 2015 Major League Soccer season, and it’s tough to say that the league’s new TV deal has done much to live up to the billing. Last year brought a lot of excitement as MLS locked … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning live from 10-11:15am ET with Kevin Laramee

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s Soccer Morning features guest Kevin Laramee plus listener calls and the latest news and headlines from the soccer world, including the rumors of Paul Pogba heading from Juventus to PSG. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, … Continue reading

West Bromwich Albion announce friendlies against Orlando, Charleston and Richmond

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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West Bromwich Albion have announced that they’ll be conducting their preseason training in the United States this summer with friendlies scheduled against MLS’ Orlando City Soccer Club, and USL’s Charleston Battery and Richmond Kickers. West Brom will play Orlando on … Continue reading

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

Posted on by Matt Jones
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It’s getting to the stage of the season when any slip ups can have critical consequences for a team. With just a clutch of games to go, a win can make an enormous difference, but a poor performance or an … Continue reading

Manchester City to play Houston Dynamo just days after season ends

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In addition to the previously announced friendly against Toronto, scheduled 3 days after the 2014/15 Premier League season ends, Manchester City has added another friendly to its brief post-season tour. This time, it’s against Houston Dynamo on Thursday, May 28. … Continue reading