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Buddle for the USMNT? A Point/Counter-Point

After getting off to the most blazing start of a season in MLS history, nobody’s stock has soared faster than Edson Buddle’s.  The Galaxy are 4-0, have out-scored their opponents 7-1 and all seven goals came off the head or foot of Buddle.  With the forward position the biggest question […]

Weekend review

Another weekend of MLS action is in the books, so let’s take a look back: Saturday, April 10 Chivas USA 2, New York Red Bulls 0 FC Dallas 2, Columbus 2 Philadelphia Union 3, D.C. United 2 Los Angeles 2, Houston 0 New England 4, Toronto FC 1 Kansas City […]

Weekend review – April 1-3

It was a reduced schedule, but here are the results from the second week of MLS action: Thursday, April 1 Houston 2, Real Salt Lake 1 Los Angeles 2, Chivas USA 0 Saturday, April 3 Colorado 2, Chicago 2 New England 2, D.C. United 0 New York Red Bulls 1, […]

MLS Changes Designated Player Rule

According to the MLS Web site, the league has decided to add to its designated player rule. Effective immediately, teams will now have two designated player slots, and an option to buy a third. The third slot, it seems, would cost a team $250,000 – money that would be shared […]

MLS Master TV Schedule

Here’s a look at the rest of the currently announced MLS TV schedule, starting on April 1. I feel like this would be a good time to mention that times and game selection are subject to change without notice… Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

MLS Weekend Review – March 25-27

Before we get into the weekend’s games, there is a bit of news today. Jon Busch, waived last week by the Fire, has reportedly signed with the San Jose Earthquakes. He’s a quality keeper, but the Earthquakes’ issues, I think, would be better addressed by adding some defenders. Now, for […]

MLS Crystal Ball Edition

Some Starters The new MLS Website.. Du Nord: Top 10 significant signings and influential departures. First, how they finished in 2009 – PPG=Points Per Game – GFA=Goals For Average – GAA=Goals Against Average 2009   PPG GFA GAA  CLB  1.63   1st  1.37   5th  1.03   3rd  LA  1.60   2nd  1.20   10th […]

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Could ESPN Show Select Champions League Games As Result Of FOX-ESPN USMNT-MLS TV Deal?

One of the possibilities of FOX and ESPN’s expected acquisition of the joint TV rights to US Men’s National Team and MLS for 2015-2022 is that it could allow ESPN to offer show some UEFA Champions League matches on its network or online as part of its deal with FOX. […]

Struggling Pearce calls for managerial transfer window

Manchester City manager has called for a transfer window for managers, whereby they can only be sacked and bought during the January and August transfer windows in the Premiership.Is he out of his mind? What business in today’s world (or any previous time) would agree to being told when they […]


Riquelme Xensational Juan Román Riquelme gave one of the greatest virtuoso performances in his swansong, leading Boca to their 17th international title. Those threats that were given in the days leading to the days prior to the match had more substance on the way to the pitch. That all ended […]

Atletico Madrid Set To Sign Highly-Rated Belgian Teenager Zakaria Bakkali

PSV Eindhoven and Atletico Madrid have reportedly reached an agreement to send 18-year-old Belgian sensation Zakaria Bakkali to the Vicente Calderon this season. The young striker’s contract with PSV was set to expire in June 2015, but the player had rejected the Dutch club’s attempts to extend his stay in […]

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5 leading contenders for Liverpool manager’s job at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers' sacking at Liverpool leaves owners Fenway Sports Group looking for their fourth manager in five years. Here Press Association Sport looks at the contenders. JURGEN KLOPP Undoubtedly the fans' favourite, the out-of-work former Borussia Dortmund manager's philosophies are seen by many as the perfect fit at Anfield but […]

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 8: TV times and open thread

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