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Leagues: Major League Soccer

Time for MLS to pull the plug on Miami debacle

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The time has come for MLS to pull the plug on the Miami debacle. The league, which has begun its 20th season in a strong position, now has the ability to pick and choose expansion markets. David Beckham’s commitment to … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Alex Muller
soccer-morning

Today’s episode of Soccer Morning discusses the latest stories including Barcelona beating Manchester City with relative ease, Montreal taking the lead in the CONCACAF Champions League and more Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features … Continue reading

Days of caution in MLS expansion are gone; By Steve Davis

Posted on by Steve Davis
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We know two things about the general policies of expansion in Major League Soccer: First, caution has always framed the exercise. History’s hard lessons of professional soccer taught everyone that slow-and-steady was the prudent path, and MLS leaders always seemed … Continue reading

Cristiano Ronaldo considering move to Major League Soccer, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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According to Sports Illustrated, Cristiano Ronaldo is contemplating a move to Major League Soccer when his current contract with Real Madrid expires in June 2018. The 30-year-old forward would prefer to move to one of the bigger cities in the … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2: 1. A Little Joy For NYCFC NYCFC’s rollout was rough. It ranged from brutally mismanaged to the deliberately misleading in the signing of Frank Lampard. The team still doesn’t have … Continue reading

MLS attendances for gameweek 2; New York City FC starts out strong

Posted on by Peter C
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The attendance figures for gameweek 2 of MLS are in, with New York City FC getting a strong start with an attendance of 43, 507 at Yankee Stadium in its opening home game of the club’s history. Fellow new MLS … Continue reading

Why L.A. Galaxy should pass on a Robbie Keane contract extension

Posted on by Steve Davis
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All due respect to Landon Donovan, no man in an L.A. Galaxy uniform has been more responsible in forging a Major League Soccer dynasty than veteran striker Robbie Keane. I was on the record two years ago saying that the … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning with Kyle McCarthy and Rafael Noboa y Rivera live from 10-11:15am ET

Posted on by Alex Muller
soccer-morning

Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features guests Kyle McCarthy and Rafael Noboa y Rivera. 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. Kyle … Continue reading

SmartNews app launches World Soccer Talk channel

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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If you’re a news junkie like me, you’ll want to check out SmartNews, which is honestly the best app I’ve ever seen for aggregating news. I’ve tried Flipboard, BBC News, CNN, Feedly, and others, but none of them gives me … Continue reading

Listen to Soccer Morning with Dave Martinez and Jeff Kassouf live from 10-11:15am ET

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features guests Dave Martinez 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. Martinez will discuss … Continue reading

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

Posted on by Matt Jones
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While the race for the Premier League title looks dead in the water, there are a host of enticing battles still to be played out in English soccer’s top flight. Perhaps most intriguingly, the race to finish amongst the top … Continue reading

The original voice of U.S. soccer JP Dellacamera should be calling more MLS matches

Posted on by Abe Asher
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The best goal call of the opening MLS weekend – local or national – was JP Dellacamera on Ike Opara’s opener for Sporting Kansas City against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday afternoon. Dellacamera’s pop in perfect symphony with … Continue reading

MLS, NASL and USL soccer pyramid has plenty of opportunity to be successful

Posted on by Earl Reed
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The growth of soccer in the United States is something that can be easily taken for granted. We’ve seen the disastrous fallout that occurs when leagues overextend themselves, lacking the financial support to reach the lofty strata they desire to … Continue reading

After a feel good MLS opening weekend, get ready for a Yankee Stadium downer this Sunday

Posted on by Steve Davis
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The MLS labor crisis was mercifully averted. Overall quality remains on the rise. Officials are cracking down on persistent infringement, an initiative so long overdue that it hurts. A lot is moving in the right direction in Major League Soccer. … Continue reading

Barcelona midfielder Xavi says he’s glad he didn’t leave club

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez says he’s glad he didn’t leave the club this season. Last summer, the 35-year-old was linked with a move to new MLS franchise New York City FC, as well as the Qatari side Al Arabi. At the time, Barcelona … Continue reading