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Leagues: Major League Soccer

MLS Commissioner Slams Jurgen Klinsmann Comments As Detrimental to League

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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MLS Commissioner Don Garber went on the defensive Wednesday during a teleconference call with reporters and criticized US Men’s National Team Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s comments as being “detrimental to the league and the sport of soccer in the US” … Continue reading

Analyzing MLS Average Attendances For 2010-2014; Updated After Gameweek 31

Posted on by Peter C
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Editor’s note: One of the most popular features of one of our previous incarnations of this website was the series of articles about MLS attendances written by Peter C of Overlapping Run. Peter graciously agreed to allow us to publish his research … Continue reading

3 Ways MLS Can Combat the Fierce Competition From Foreign Leagues

Posted on by Robert Hay
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As we’ve discussed for weeks now on this site, the new MLS brand (“MLS Next”) comes at a time of incredible importance to the league. For most of the front office and media, the focus has been on the league’s … Continue reading

7 Best Soccer subreddits to Follow

Posted on by Hugh Schuitemaker
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Quickly becoming one of the largest online active communities, reddit is a hive of daily debate, discussion and news from across the globe. Labeling itself as ‘the front page of the internet’, the website is split up into specific subreddits … Continue reading

Landon Donovan Deserves Credit For Building US Soccer Culture

Posted on by Abe Asher
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It’s fair to say that Landon Donovan and the US soccer public have always had a complicated relationship. When he burst onto the scene all those years ago, everything about Donovan screamed insecure. He was talented – very talented – … Continue reading

New York Red Bulls Edge One Step Closer to Playoffs

Posted on by Todd Simmons
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Last night at Red Bull Arena, the New York team’s playoff dreams took a step forward, while those of Toronto dimmed, especially with the Columbus Crew win against the Philadelphia Union. It is a close race to the finish this … Continue reading

David Villa Scores On His Melbourne City FC Debut [VIDEO]

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Former Spain international David Villa came on as a second half substitute for Melbourne City FC and took only 15 minutes to score on his debut for the A-League club. Villa received a strong ovation from both sets of supporters … Continue reading

11 Most Entertaining Pitch Invaders In Soccer History [VIDEO]

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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The pitch invasion. Once a rare spectacle that would often be mentioned by commentators or pundits, but hardly ever seen. Here in the UK, cameras would pan to other areas of the ground or cut back to the studio. The … Continue reading

English Soccer Fan Travels to US to Watch MLS Games and Shares His Experience

Posted on by Ian Cransons Knees
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I have been a reader of World Soccer Talk (formerly EPLTalk) for around the last 4-5 years and during that time have been one of a privileged minority. As a season ticket holder to Stoke City, I am on the British … Continue reading

Analyzing MLS Average Attendances For 2010-2014; Updated After Gameweek 30

Posted on by Peter C
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Editor’s note: One of the most popular features of one of our previous incarnations of this website was the series of articles about MLS attendances written by Peter C of Overlapping Run. Peter graciously agreed to allow us to publish his … Continue reading

8 Celebrities Who Are True Hardcore Soccer Supporters

Posted on by Spenser Davis
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As soccer has become a truly global sport, it’s no surprise that so many celebrities have gotten in on the fun. For some celebrities, their fandom isn’t surprising, especially those from countries in which soccer is a huge deal. Some … Continue reading

Top 10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Soccer

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane
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Instagram is one of the hottest social mediums for soccer, whether you’re a footballer, brand or supporter. If you’re a soccer fan, here are our top 10 Instagram accounts to follow:   1). Soccer Bible [@soccerbible]: Featuring all the “latest in … Continue reading

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