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Leagues: Major League Soccer

Recap of USA’s stunning 4-3 comeback win over Holland

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Trips to Amsterdam often end with things that can barely be believed, or when looked back upon with reflection someone saying, “what in the hell just happened?” That was the USMNT’s match against Holland at the Amsterdam Arena. Whatever symbolic … Continue reading

Match preview of USA vs. Netherlands

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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Preparation for this summer’s Gold Cup is ramping up for the USMNT. Jurgen Klinsmann has said that the US will not get better unless they play the top teams in the world. The next two friendlies are certainly against two … Continue reading

Years of Blazer corruption raises serious questions for American soccer; By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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Imagine for a moment that an Englishman had been General Secretary of UEFA for two decades and a member of the FIFA executive committee. A rather eccentric character, who had a driver transport him around England in a gold-colored Rolls … Continue reading

What did US Soccer know about Chuck Blazer’s bribes?

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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After court documents were released today revealing that former CONCACAF General Secretary and US Soccer Executive Vice President Chuck Blazer admitted accepting bribes in the voting for host nations for World Cups 1998 and 2010, as well as bribes involving broadcast rights for five … Continue reading

A look back at the United Soccer Association in 1967

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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The 1966 World Cup in England opened America’s eyes to soccer. Those wide-open eyes saw full stadiums and supporters frothing at the mouth to watch a sport that was practically unknown to the majority of the USA population. Now with … Continue reading

Kristian Nemeth is proving his worth with Sporting KC

Posted on by Drew Farmer
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Peter Vermes has had a knack for drafting industrious, contributing forwards during his time with Sporting KC. Teal Bunbury, C.J. Sapong and Dom Dwyer were all drafted under the Vermes regime, and at one point, all provided goals for the … Continue reading

Jurgen Klinsmann’s interesting inclusions and omissions in USMNT roster; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
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The key phrases to know as we look at Jurgen Klinsmann’s latest U.S. roster are these: “Upside” and “Up against it.” Check that. Let’s go with “Seriously up against it.” The two friendlies ahead will be “tests” in the truest … Continue reading

Traffic Sports’ obsession with challenging MLS/SUM may have fueled alleged misconduct

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Traffic Sports USA and its president Aaron Davidson saw themselves as ultimate competitors to Major League Soccer (MLS) and MLS’ marketing arm Soccer United Marketing (SUM). Following the revelation of alleged misconduct by both Traffic Sports and Davidson this past … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 13

Posted on by Abe Asher

Here are the 10 things we learned from week 13 of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Orlando City is the league’s best show This week started strongly for Orlando City – the club announced last Wednesday that its new … Continue reading

Orlando City SC privately-financed stadium deal paves way for MLS expansion teams

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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On Friday afternoon, Orlando City SC announced a historic private stadium funding initiative, which includes increasing the capacity of the soon-to-be-built downtown facility to 25,000-28,000 seats. The news represents a political shift for an MLS club away from public funding and … Continue reading

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

Posted on by Matt Jones
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It’s the final weekend of domestic action in Europe, but with crucial league matches and major cup finals to sample, it’s probably the most intriguing round of matches we’ve had this season. Saturday will see the final of three major … Continue reading

FIFA corruption charges are only the tip of the iceberg

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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The FIFA corruption charges from the US Department of Justice today come not as a major surprise, but the first truly public salvo in the attempt to wash out the clearly rampant corruption inside soccer’s governing body. But for the … Continue reading

Steven Gerrard’s LA Galaxy debut set for International Champions Cup date

Posted on by PA Sport
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Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's debut for new side Los Angeles Galaxy has been pencilled in for July 11. The Reds midfielder signed off a 28-year association with his one professional side in Sunday's 6-1 defeat at Stoke. He is … Continue reading

US Open Cup competition has improved but TV and radio coverage is lacking

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein
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With the level of competition in MLS, NASL and USL improving, this year’s US Open Cup promises to be one of the most competitive in recent memory. Combined with the fact that the level of tension between the three aforementioned … Continue reading

2015 MLS attendance up 12% compared to 2014

Posted on by Peter C
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A third of the 2015 MLS season has flown by, and attendances for this season are still ahead of 2014 by 11.9%. In Columbus, Montreal and New England, there were soft showings. The rest of the clubs did well, including … Continue reading

Chelsea star Didier Drogba keen on MLS move

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah
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Four-time Premier League champion Didier Drogba has opened the door to joining a Major League Soccer side next season following his decision to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of this season. The Ivorian claims he has already received offers … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 12

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from gameweek 12 of the Major League Soccer season. 1. Congratulations to Chris Wondolowski The wait for Wondo’s 100th MLS goal wasn’t a long one. Eight days after heading in 99 at Avaya … Continue reading

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

Posted on by Matt Jones
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It’s all about survival in European soccer this weekend, with the key clashes in various divisions set to determine which teams will stay up. In England, the quest to preserve top-flight status will go down to the final day. Elsewhere, the … Continue reading