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Is The Beckham Rule a Farce?

For years Major League Soccer has protected its financial records with a ruthlessness that is both admirable and somewhat worrying. Outsiders can only speculate as to whether the league’s financial health is good or not, and to whether teams actually adhere to salary cap. Much positive press was generated this […]

MLS Power Rankings Week 1

Thanks to everyone who participated in this weeks power poll. Shoot me an email if you’d like to participate in the future. First place votes are in the parenthesis. 1- Houston Dynamo (8)2- DC United3- LA Galaxy (1)4- Chivas USA5- FC Dallas6- Chicago Fire7- New England Revolution8- Colorado Rapids9- Toronto […]

MLS 2007 TV Details

For the first time in MLS history, the league has gotten a substantial fee for its television rights. (Rather than buying time on networks.) Here is a breakdown of each networks programming. ESPN/ABC ABC will show the opening game from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park between DC United and Colorado tomorrow, […]

MLS Western Conference Preview

Super scorer Carlos Ruiz once again leads FC Dallas With Contributions from Michael Haley1. FC Dallas When Colin Clarke was fired and his opponent ex Arsenal man Steve Morrow was promoted, many believed little would change in philosophy at Pizza Hut Park. Well just about everything has changed this off […]

MLS Eastern Conference Preview

The venerable Jaime Moreno returns for yet another title run with DC United. 1. DC United The signature franchise of Major League Soccer got even stronger this off season with the dumping of malcontent Freddy Adu and two key international signings. Head Coach Peter Nowak resigned to become Bob Bradley’s […]

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Poll: Who Will Win The Carling Cup? United or Villa?

[polldaddy poll=2769110] Don’t forget that Sunday morning will feature the Carling Cup Final between Aston Villa and Manchester United (10am ET, Setanta US, Setanta-i and ESPN360). But who do you think will win? Vote in the poll above and share your opinions below. Personally, I hope it’s a close contest […]

Sir Alex Ferguson Gives Backing to Manchester United Manager Louis Van Gaal

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed the “formidable” Louis van Gaal to restore the club’s fortunes. The 63-year-old Dutchman is currently attempting to revitalize United after replacing David Moyes at Old Trafford in the summer. Writing in his updated autobiography, Ferguson described Van Gaal as “a good […]

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez Has Been Worth Every Penny

Alexis Sanchez once again outshined everyone else on the pitch during Saturday’s 2-0 victory away to Sunderland last Saturday. While both of Arsenal’s goals were aided by defensive errors by the Black Cats, Alexis should receive credit for putting pressure on the opposing team and capitalizing with two cool, composed […]

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