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The Amazing Tim Howard Goal

Who says the U.S. national team is weak at forward? During yesterday’s Everton v. Bolton match, keeper Tim Howard broke the scoreless tie with a 100 yard strike that was aided by the wind.  I am not sure which is more impressive, the goal itself or how cool Howard was […]

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Tactics in MLS (And/Or The Supplemental Nature Of OptaStats)

I tend to consider tactics and Major League Soccer like an unabridged dictionary in a fourth grade classroom. While the study and employment of tactics within MLS happens, there is less tactical sophistication in MLS than in the more established leagues of the world. One thing is clear about tactics: […]

Tottenham Hotspur Next For American Takeover

The club that’s most likely to be taken over by American investors next is Tottenham Hotspur. That’s according to 39% of you, the readers, who believe the north London club could be going the way of Manchester United, Liverpool, Aston Villa and possibly Arsenal and Manchester City. While almost 40% […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]