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Week in Review April 18-22, 2011

For your viewing pleasure, above is the video of Juan Agudelo scoring the goal of the year so far in Major League Soccer. Every time there is a story or interview saying Americans should temper their enthusiasm for him and hold off on predicting greatness, he does stuff like this. […]

MLS Week Three Open Thread

Columbus opened the weekend with a 2-0 victory last night over a ten-man FC Dallas team.  But today has a full slate of intriguing match-ups.  Storylines to watch include: Can the Union grab an eye-opening point or three and get a result on the road against LA? Will New England be […]

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Noir Being Shopped Around

Boca Juniors’  striker Ricardo Noir is the latest gem to emerge from the club’s prolific youth program that exported players in recent years like Fernando Gago, Ever Banega, and Carlos Tévez, .   After a thunderous start to his first-team career, he is now being looked at by various Spanish teams […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]