Tag Archives: Hans Backe

New York and DC Driven By Own Goals to 1-1 Draw

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A night after Real Salt Lake and Seattle played a tactically entertaining game that ended in a goalless draw, DC United and New York opened the formal Eastern Conference playoffs with a sloppier but as engaging one-all draw at RFK. … Continue reading

The Meek Inheriting the League – Monday Morning Sweeper

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Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Sweeper, the new name for our weekly Monday column rehashing all of the action from this weekend in MLS.  If you remember last week’s column, we are trying to make this feature different and … Continue reading

The Post Where We Limit Ourselves to 3 Questions About the NY Offseason

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Poor New York Red Bulls. In a season when it was all supposed to come together (young stars! established DPs! weak conference! newish stadium!) it all fell apart.  New York struggled all season and barely made the playoffs, defeating a … Continue reading

Who Will Win Tonight: New York or Dallas?

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Tonight MLS shifts from the regular season to the postseason as two teams that could have entries in the DSM-IV face off on Fox Soccer Channel at 9 PM ET.  The New York Red Bulls will try to advance to face … Continue reading

Bob Bradley Fired; Who’s Next for USMNT?

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Where were you when the news dropped that U.S. soccer fired Bob Bradley? A day after the Manchester United blitz of the MLS All Stars, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced the immediate termination of head coach Bob Bradley.  According to … Continue reading

Why I May Skip the All Star Game Tonight

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How essential is watching an all star game to being a fan of a sport? That’s the question I am asking myself with the MLS All Star Game later tonight.  ESPN2 will be broadcasting MLS All Stars v. Manchester United … Continue reading

Resumes Flying! The Week in Review May 30 – June 3, 2011

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For American soccer fans, we are entering a frantic month of soccer.  In addition to our normal MLS action, we will have the chance to see the Gold Cup and an impressive friendly against Spain.  With the action spread out … Continue reading

Who Will Resurrect the DC United Franchise?

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As the MLS world check their passports and descend upon Toronto, the league’s premier and winningest team is searching for its next manager, its third in the past three season (if you include interim Ben Olsen).  The team let go … Continue reading

Finalists Announced for MLS Awards

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On the eve of the beginning of the 2010 playoffs, MLS announced the finalists for the end-of-season awards.  While it does not have the international prestige of the Ballon D’Or, there is always a good lively debate about the nominees, … Continue reading