Tag: major league 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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Watch: New York Red Bulls and New York City FC fans clash ahead of derby

Football hooliganism can’t have reached America, can it? After rival fans from New York City FC and New York Red Bulls clashed on the streets of New York ahead of their Major League Soccer derby match at the weekend, hooliganism

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Watch: Real Salt Lake’s Mulholland jumps into post during MLS match

Real Salt Lake’s Luke Mulholland fancied going head-to-head with the goalpost during his team’s Major League Soccer game against Sporting Kansas City at the weekend. As you might expect, Mulholland ended up losing the battle with the post. The Real Salt

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Is expanding MLS further really a good idea?

It’s no secret that the commissioner of Major League Soccer, Don Garber, wants to grow the league into as many cities as possible and for it to be one of the best leagues in the world by the start of

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Introducing Minnesota United: the latest team to join Major League Soccer

Last week the much speculated, and often talked about, 23rd MLS club looked to become more of a reality. For the past year it’s been endlessly discussed but finally a conclusion looks to be on the horizon. The speculation had

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MLS needs real free agency

So we are finally here – we have a Collective Bargaining Agreement in Major League Soccer but it doesn’t go far enough. The owners won, but as fans we are supposed to be happy that the league is back for

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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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Why Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard is more than welcome in MLS

The nightmare that was going to happen for Liverpool fans finally came true on 2nd January 2015, with Steven Gerrard announcing that at the end of the current campaign he’ll be leaving Anfield for pastures new to experience playing in another

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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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Beautiful: Cystic Fibrosis sufferer plays with Seattle Sounders heroes

Football fans are said to be further adrift from clubs and their players than ever before, but this latest clip from America might just make anyone inclined to feel that way think again. It’s one of those moments that highlights just how

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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,