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Leagues: Major League Soccer

Thierry Henry’s Impact On The Field Can’t Perform Miracles Off It

Posted on by Richard Farley
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If Thierry Henry’s about to say goodbye to Major League Soccer, he’s doing so on a high note. His stint is one that caps one of the most productive four-and-a-half year stretches in league history. True, extending his deal at … Continue reading

MLS Again Creates New Rule to Appease Owners

Posted on by Robert Hay
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The transfer of Jermaine Jones to MLS is a great moment for the league. After his stellar play in the World Cup, the veteran midfielder was out of contract and needing one more shot at being a contributor in a … Continue reading

Frank Lampard Announces Retirement From International Soccer

Posted on by Alex Muller
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New York City FC footballer Frank Lampard has announced his retirement today from the England national team. Lampard is “hanging up his boots” from international soccer before England begins its first Euro 2016 qualification game. The gifted midfielder made 106 … Continue reading

Bradley Wright-Philips And Thierry Henry Star For New York Red Bulls

Posted on by Todd Simmons
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Last night in front of a very select crowd of 17,891 fans, leading MLS goalscorer Bradley Wright-Phillips tied the New York Red Bulls and New York MetroStars record for goals in a single season. His 74th minute effort was provided … Continue reading

Sporting Kansas City 0-3 D.C United (Photos)

Posted on by Adrian Houghton
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D.C United fired themselves to top sot in the Eastern Conference, following a rampant first-half that saw them claim a routine 3-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City. Goals from Fabian Espindola, Chris Rolfe and Perry Kitchen came in an eight-minute … Continue reading

Candidates Who Could Replace Tim Howard During His Leave Of Absence

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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While Tim Howard continues to play for Everton and spend more time with his family, there will be sizeable void in the United States Men National Team’s defense in a very literal sense. Between the two back-up goalkeepers who traveled … Continue reading

The Sweeper: 11 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Before we throttle into another action-packed weekend, let The Sweeper, a new World Soccer Talk feature, take you back through the week that was for some of the stories from around the web that you may have missed. 1. “Christmas … Continue reading

The Cord Cutter’s Guide to Watching Soccer on US TV and Internet

Posted on by Chris Moore
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If you are like many out there who don’t want to have a monthly cable/satellite bill anymore, but still want to watch live soccer matches, you are in luck. “Cord cutters” now have many different ways to watch live soccer … Continue reading

DC United is the Antithesis of MLS 3.0

Posted on by Robert Hay
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MLS 3.0 is in full force and the sports media have focused like a laser on the growth of the league. Soccer-specific stadiums have sprung up across the country, academies are churning out young talent, big names are coming across … Continue reading

Amid Struggles, MLS Finds Ways to Transcend the Curve

Posted on by Richard Farley
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Consider the implications of Major League Soccer’s Disciplinary Committee – the league’s implicit acknowledgement that decisions on the field need not be sacrosanct. In the Information Age, the willingness to review the league’s most controversial plays shouldn’t be novel, but … Continue reading

55% Of Top 100 Soccer Blogs Recommended by The Guardian in 2011 Are Now Gone

Posted on by Robert Hay
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In October 2012, World Soccer Talk published an analysis of the health of the top 100 soccer blogs according to a 2011 list that was created by The Guardian newspaper of the best soccer blogs worth following. At the time of the review of … Continue reading

Why It’s Time to Adopt a Favorite Second Team for the 2014/15 Season

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Celtic barely advancing in the Champions League and Ted Lasso videos mean one thing to the serious soccer fan – it’s back.  After a tasty appetizer of the World Cup, European club soccer returns this month beginning with the Premier … Continue reading

Separating Seattle’s Fiasco From The Debate About Turf

Posted on by Richard Farley
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Sunday night’s game between Seattle Sounders and Houston Dynamo at CenturyLink Field looked like the aftermath of a tire fire, and thanks to a national broadcast, everybody online took note. When the Sounders kicked off ESPN2′s Sunday night game, the … Continue reading

DeAndre Yedlin Signs For Tottenham Hotspur In $4 Million Move From MLS

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane
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Tottenham Hotspur has signed DeAndre Yedlin from MLS club Seattle Sounders in a deal that’s reportedly worth $4 million. The United States men’s national team and Seattle Sounders right winger, who can also play right back, completed his move to … Continue reading

DeAndre Yedlin On Verge of Joining Tottenham Hotspur In $3.3 Million Deal, Says Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Seattle Sounders and US World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin is on the verge of signing with Tottenham Hotspur in a deal that’s reportedly worth $3.3 million, according to Goal.com. Sounders coach Sigi Schmid confirmed today that Yedlin is currently in … Continue reading

Landon Donovan Leaves Behind a Legacy as a Pioneer In US Soccer

Posted on by Abe Asher
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If we’re being honest with ourselves, we knew that Landon Donovan’s retirement was a long time coming. With Landon Donovan, there have always been very few secrets. His candidness, his realness, his humanness is legendary among American soccer circles. After … Continue reading

Read Landon Donovan’s Letter to Fans to Announce His Retirement From Soccer

Posted on by Alex Muller
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MLS and USA soccer star Landon Donovan has announced his retirement from the professional sport. The all-time leading scorer in USMNT soccer history will retire at the end of this season. Donovan published the following letter to explain his decision: … Continue reading

Landon Donovan to Retire From MLS At End of 2014 Season

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Landon Donovan will retire at the end of the 2014 MLS season, confirmed a statement by LA Galaxy. According to the statement on the club website, Donovan wrote: “After careful deliberation and many conversations with those closest to me, I … Continue reading