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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 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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US-Brazil Match Likely

A source has indicated to me that the US will play Brazil in Chicago during one of the international friendly dates this year. We’ll post an update when an announcement is made. UPDATE 3:15 PM EST : THE WASHINGTON POST IS REPORTING THE MATCH IS ON AND WILL REPLACE THE […]

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Fan zones maintained for Euro 2016 despite security fears

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (above) confirmed Tuesday that fan zones will be maintained but with increased security during Euro 2016 despite recent terrorist attacks which left 130 dead in France. The attacks included three large explosions caused by suicide bombers outside the Stade de France — where the Euro […]

Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial passed fit for Manchester United’s visit from PSV Eindhoven

Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have been passed fit for Wednesday’s Champions League home game with PSV Eindhoven, manager Louis van Gaal revealed on Tuesday. The two players missed United’s 2-1 win at Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, captain Rooney due to illness and Martial […]

Traveling through Bali in search of soccer

Editor’s note: World Soccer Talk writer Oliver Huddlestone is currently traveling throughout Asia and is sharing travelogues with us from the countries he visits. So far, he’s shared his observations regarding trying to watch or play soccer from Hong Kong and Malaysia. Today’s post is on Bali. Bali quickly found its […]