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Leagues: Major League Soccer

DC United Midfield Enforcer Perry Kitchen is the Next Kyle Beckerman

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Jurgen Klinmann’s call-ups for the most recent January camp contained a few names known only to the most knowledgeable MLS fans. One of those was DC United’s Perry Kitchen, who may not be famous but has long been the next … Continue reading

Emmanuel Adebayor Could be On His Way to MLS According to Reports

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah
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The Times newspaper in England suggested on Thursday that Spurs’ Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor could be heading to MLS after been frozen out of the team by the emergence of Harry Kane this season. The 30-year-old has not made a … Continue reading

Frank Lampard Blasts ‘Lies and Nonsense’ About City Contract Nightmare

Posted on by PA Sport
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Frank Lampard has sought to draw a line under the controversy regarding his extended stay at Manchester City and insisted he will join New York City FC in the summer. There has been confusion over the precise nature of Lampard's … Continue reading

Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers Ends Steven Gerrard Exit Debate

Posted on by PA Sport
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has drawn a line under the ongoing debate over whether the club did enough to keep Steven Gerrard at the club. The Reds captain, whose move to the Los Angeles Galaxy this summer was confirmed on … Continue reading

The Tampa Bay Rowdies’ Shrewd Changes Should Ensure Immediate Success in 2015

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The Tampa Bay Rowdies have made big changes since the end of the 2014 North American Soccer League season. Coming off a season where the team struggled, new management has quickly made several moves, including a raid on the rival … Continue reading

New York Red Bulls Should Have Doubled Down On Mike Petke, Not Fired Him

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Mike Petke got out with his sanity intact. That’s a remarkable achievement, considering the club he worked so long and so hard for. Of course because he is Petke, with a thick New York accent, almost three hundred games played … Continue reading

Steven Gerrard Discusses Joining LA Galaxy In New Interview [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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LA Galaxy has confirmed that Steven Gerrard will be its newest Designated Player in July. The Liverpool legend and captain will join the MLS club after Liverpool’s 2014/15 season ends. “I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my … Continue reading

Jesse Marsch to Replace Mike Petke as New York Red Bulls Head Coach, Says Report

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Former Montreal Impact Head Coach Jesse Marsch is set to replace the fired Mike Petke as the new head coach of the New York Red Bulls, according to a report by Empire of Soccer. In a brief statement released by … Continue reading

Bruce Arena Confirms Steven Gerrard Will Join LA Galaxy In July

Posted on by PA Sport
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Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has confirmed Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will join the club in July. In an interview with the LA Times, Arena revealed what is expected to be officially announced later on Wednesday. "Steven Gerrard arrives … Continue reading

Jeff Plush Announced as the Women’s Soccer League Commissioner

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale
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The National Women’s Soccer League announced the hiring of Jeff Plush as the league’s new commissioner Tuesday afternoon. The hiring comes three month after the league’s inaugural commissioner Cheryl Baily, announced she would step down once her replacement was found. … Continue reading

MLS Digs a Deeper Hole By Spinning Frank Lampard Fiasco

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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MLS Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott dug MLS a deeper hole when he claimed today that he’s not sure why the Frank Lampard deal got characterized as a loan and refused to admit that New York City FC fans got duped … Continue reading

How the Over-Protective US Soccer Media Skews MLS Coverage

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Let me be the first to admit that objective journalism in the world of US soccer is difficult. Those who love the sport in this country and want to see it succeed tend to become cheerleaders for the US men’s … Continue reading

Frank Lampard/New York City FC Fiasco Clouds MLS Progress Made Under Don Garber

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The past few weeks have been tumultuous ones for America’s top professional soccer division. Instead of slowly transitioning the league’s marketing to its new superstars and priming the way for its new high-profile clubs, the top office has instead been … Continue reading

LA Galaxy Bound: Steven Gerrard Confirms He’ll Play in MLS After Liverpool Finale

Posted on by PA Sport
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Steven Gerrard expects his final days at Liverpool to be “torture” but hopes to be packing his bags for America this summer having helped the Reds win at least one more trophy. Gerrard announced on Friday he will be calling … Continue reading

Lampard Extension at Manchester City is a Travesty For MLS

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Back in July, I wrote a column praising New York City FC’s signing of Frank Lampard. Except now, more than five months later, it’s unclear if NYCFC ever really signed Lampard in the first place. What we have here is … Continue reading

Frank Lampard Is Better Off at Manchester City Than New York, Says Pellegrini

Posted on by PA Sport
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed he could understand the frustration of New York City supporters after his victory in the fight for Frank Lampard's services. City are set to keep the former England midfielder until the end of the … Continue reading

How US Soccer Media Reacted to News That Frank Lampard isn’t Joining MLS Until May

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Questions persist regarding the revelation today that Frank Lampard reportedly was not a New York City FC player (even though he was paraded out in front of the US soccer media this past summer as their new signing). Instead, he … Continue reading

What Frank Lampard’s Deal Means for NYCFC, MLS, Manchester City and the Player

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Call it the New Year’s Eve Earthquake. The reaction to the news that Manchester City has decided to keep Frank Lampard until the end of the European season sent shockwaves through social media and the American soccer community this afternoon. But … Continue reading