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Leagues: Major League Soccer

Analyzing The Importance Of Defensive Midfielders

Posted on by Saad Rashid
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Claude Makelele is widely acknowledged as one of the best defensive midfielders in history. In 2003, he was sold by Real Madrid to Chelsea. Following this move, Zinedine Zidane famously said, “Why add another layer of gold to the Bentley … Continue reading

Hey New York Times, Here Are Soccer’s Most Authentic People

Posted on by Robert Hay
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On Tuesday morning, The New York Times took over as the PR firm of New York City FC and wrote a puff piece on their most recognizable names, Frank Lampard and David Villa. The piece was primarily about the system of … Continue reading

Landon Donovan’s Final USMNT Game Will Celebrate a Legend

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Since Landon Donovan’s final USMNT game is Friday night in East Hartford, CT, it’s time to talk about legacies. Yes, the well will certainly run dry on this topic in short order, but before it goes as bare as the … Continue reading

If Frank Lampard Extends Loan at Manchester City, It’s Another Missed Opportunity for MLS

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Frank Lampard leaving Chelsea was an awkward moment. The legend embraced the Chelsea blue and seemingly would retire with the club. When he left London, it was for New York City and to become the cornerstone of the flashy new … Continue reading

David Villa Takes Part In His First Training Session With Melbourne City FC

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Earlier today, former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid striker David Villa took part in his first training session with Melbourne City FC. Spain’s all-time leading scorer had previously been training in New York prior to his arrival in Australia 24 hours … Continue reading

USMNT Roster Announced For Friendly Against Ecuador

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Jurgen Klinsmann has announced his squad for the US Men’s National Team friendly against Ecuador, which will be played on October 10 in East Hartford, Connecticut. After a 15-year international career in which he became the most accomplished player in … Continue reading

Predictions And Suggestions for the Re-Branded Chivas USA in 2017

Posted on by Spenser Davis
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With the news that MLS is basically imploding, the mess that is Chivas USA, in order to sell a new MLS team in Los Angeles, it’s worth looking at what that team could and should do in order to be … Continue reading

Entertaining Vincent Tan Will Add Spice to New LA MLS Team [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Just because Vincent Tan may become a minority investor in Chivas USA doesn’t mean that the Malaysian is not going to actively get involved in making key decisions at the MLS club, which is more than likely to relaunch in … Continue reading

Vincent Tan as a Minority Investor At Chivas USA; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The debacle that Chivas USA has become is an indictment of MLS’s obsession with the shiniest new objects while their current properties rot. Reports are now flying that the team could be put on hiatus, folded, or neither, and as … Continue reading

The Sad Tale Of Steve Zakuani’s Ailing MLS Career

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The question was only asked because there was nothing else to talk about. The press conference lasted all of 50 seconds. The Portland Timbers had just crushed Guyanese side Alpha United 6-0 in front of one of their smallest home … Continue reading

Cardiff Owner Vincent Tan Interested In Buying MLS Club

Posted on by Abe Asher
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UPDATE: Sports Illustrated is reporting that Vincent Tan is one of the investors interested in acquiring MLS club Chivas USA. Vincent Tan just won’t go away. The enigmatic and controversial Cardiff City owner, who has avoided dullness at all costs … Continue reading

Can Real Salt Lake Steal The Supporters’ Shield From Seattle And LA?

Posted on by Oscar Sandoval
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Real Salt Lake are third in the western standing with 49 points with five games remaining on their schedule; with a win this weekend, Salt Lake can clinch a playoff spot. They seem to have that third place spot locked … Continue reading

MLS Coaching Stability And How It Differs From Europe And South America

Posted on by Abe Asher
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It’s commonly accepted in modern football that managers will come and go like frequency waves. A run of bad results here, a falling out there, and the man in charge is changed. I say that because Ben Olsen was re-upped … Continue reading

Manchester City To Consider Extending Frank Lampard’s Loan Past January

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Speaking ahead of his club’s Capital One Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that he will consider extending midfielder Frank Lampard’s six-month loan in January. The Chelsea legend joined Manchester City in August after initially agreeing to … Continue reading

An In-depth Look At The New MLS Logo

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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  NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. Pleated Dockers khakis. The Chevy Tahoe. Maroon 5’s music. David Cameron’s hair. People magazine. The new Wembley Stadium. Each the pinnacle of blandness in its field, and to these we can now add Major League … Continue reading

Beckham’s Miami FC Deal Complicated By Strikers Sale

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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David Beckham’s continued difficulty in securing the long-term stadium deal he wants in Miami to start a new MLS franchise may have just gotten more complicated. On Friday, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the second-tier North American Soccer League (NASL) … Continue reading

Bruce Arena Punishment Reinforces His Criticisms

Posted on by Robert Hay
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It is not a surprise that the MLS league office passed on a hefty fine to Bruce Arena this week for his comments on the strange Sacha Kljestan transfer saga. What is a surprise is how it was handled, and … Continue reading