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MLS ’12 Preview – Soccer Specific Stadiums Soaring

When you started to follow Major League Soccer for the first time in 1996, one of your enduring memories was visiting stadiums that were primarily used for the National Football League or College Football. But when Lamar Hunt used his own money to create the first ever soccer specific stadium for MLS, […]

MLS ’12 Preview – Los Angeles Galaxy

Name: Los Angeles Galaxy Head Coach: Bruce Arena 2011 Record: 19-5-10, 1st Western Conference, 1st Overall, Defending MLS Cup Champions Twitter Hashtag: #LAGalaxy The defending champions have a realistic chance to complete a task that no other team in the history of the league has experienced – the opportunity to win about three or four possible […]

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AFC Ajax – The Youth System Every Club Should Aspire to Have

“You need both quality and results. Results without quality is boring; quality without results is meaningless.” – Johan Cruyff Ajax’s fine youth academy is called ‘Die Toekomst’ or ‘The Future’. Founded in 1900, the club plays the so-called ‘Total Football’ approach in a 4-3-3 system invented by the great Dutch manager […]

Crouchie’s Having His Pringles!

On my recent journey to Mexico, I did a double-take when I walked into a souvenir shop in Cozumel to find a stack of Pringles potato chip canisters. One of which featured Peter Crouch, the man, the myth, the legend. The same bloke, of course, that The Guardian’s sports editor […]

NBC Sports expands Premier League TV coverage to include weekly game on USA Network

NBC Sports will expand its TV coverage of the 2015/16 Premier League season to include one Saturday 10am-Noon ET game weekly on the USA Network, according to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated. Currently, NBC Sports’ TV coverage of the Premier League in the Saturday 10am-Noon ET timeslot includes one game on […]

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