Tag: American soccer

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Lamar Hunt and the first crazy club in Dallas

When you hear the name ‘Tornado’ you run because something bad will happen. The Dallas Tornado were the anti-NASL, or North American Soccer League club, and they outlived the flagship franchise and club you’ve probably heard of – the New York

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Bethlehem Steel: Back again

In US football history, there are two clubs that are known for their winning – New York Cosmos and Bethlehem Steel. Bethlehem may at this point only be known as a name from the past or for the retro junkies

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The problem with football in America

I’m sick of the moaning and groaning about football (soccer) here in the States and the fact nobody actually does anything about it. Fans want change in US football? Then do something about it. They tweet all the time about

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Why Major League Soccer is heading in a worrying direction

Major League Soccer, for almost fifteen years, was based on a strict financial model that was made to prevent the league from becoming the old North American Soccer League of the 1967 to 1985 time. However, since the British underwear model,

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Fix Major League Soccer

Despite all the successes the league has had the last three years, Major League Soccer is a joke of a competition in some aspects. This doesn’t take into equation the promotion and relegation debate that is doing the rounds now, but

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The story of the third team in NASL history

Football is always full of supporters who are nostalgic for the old days when there wasn’t massive contracts, big television money, and as many bandwagon fans. The explosion of blogs and Youtube has given the common supporter a look into the

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A review of the MLS season

What a calendar year 2014 was for American soccer fans and the league. There were many pluses and unfortunately, a couple negative moments too. We saw the emergence of Atlanta, New York City FC, Orlando City SC, LAFC and, potentially,

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A list of big names who could move to the MLS

We have all heard about the USA finally falling in love with football during and after the World Cup. Because of this, Major League Soccer should be reaping the benefits of this new found love for the sport. One way

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Major League Soccer: what’s good and bad about it?

In America you have two forms of fans, like in any other country; those who love the sport and those who follow it, but not religiously, and want to tell you the negatives about it. Major League Soccer has that,

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Can an impressive US showing in Brazil cause a stir in the States?

It’s nearing statement time for the United States Men’s National team with their female counterparts outpacing them and setting their respective tournaments alight. The women’s team has won a World Cup, and played in many quarter and semi-finals, so it’s the