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Jermaine Jones

Watch New York Red Bulls 1-2 New England Revolution Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Fans of New York Red Bulls will feel hard done by in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Final today after Jermaine Jones should have been sent off for a reckless foul in the first half. But the USMNT player only received a yellow card and proceeded to grab a late goal and Man of the Match award to give New England a surprise win at the Red Bull Arena.

Watch New York Red Bulls 1-2 New England Revolution Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Fans of New York Red Bulls will feel hard done by in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Final today after Jermaine Jones should have been sent off for a reckless foul in the first half. But the USMNT player only received a yellow card and proceeded to grab a late goal and Man of the Match award to give New England a surprise win at the Red Bull Arena.

USMNT Must Avoid A Letdown After Their Promising World Cup

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Usually in football when your recent form is two draws and two losses, questions start to be asked of the manager in question. But with the current US National Team, surprisingly that's not the case. In a sport that is usually so trigger happy, Jurgen Klinsmann has skated while his team has suffered.

USMNT Must Avoid A Letdown After Their Promising World Cup

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Usually in football when your recent form is two draws and two losses, questions start to be asked of the manager in question. But with the current US National Team, surprisingly that's not the case. In a sport that is usually so trigger happy, Jurgen Klinsmann has skated while his team has suffered.

MLS Eastern Conference Finals Preview – New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls

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Boston versus New York. It's a rivalry that goes back more than a century. The Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox carry the honor of their city into battle against the Jets, Rangers and Yankees. Its now time for the Revolution and Red Bulls to throw their names into the mix.

Both teams earned their way into the Eastern Conference Finals, but did so using different paths.

MLS Eastern Conference Finals Preview – New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls

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Boston versus New York. It's a rivalry that goes back more than a century. The Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox carry the honor of their city into battle against the Jets, Rangers and Yankees. Its now time for the Revolution and Red Bulls to throw their names into the mix.

Both teams earned their way into the Eastern Conference Finals, but did so using different paths.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

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DaMarcus Beasley, Jermaine Jones, Lee Nguyen and DeAndre Yedlin have been returned to their MLS clubs, the last three appropriately for playoff duty. No supplements to the squad at this time, leaving us with... G - Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)D - Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Anthony Brooks (Hertha

NBC

Robbie Keane to Appear on The 2 Robbies Show at 5pm ET Today

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Today's episode of The 2 Robbies Football Show features LA Galaxy and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane.

Listen live to The 2 Robbies Football Show beginning at 5pm ET on www.NBCSportsRadio.com(or via the player below). Both Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe want to make the show as interactive as possible, so this is your chance to call in with your questions to 855-323-4622, or to tweet the guys ahead of the show @The2RobbiesFS.

Robbie Keane to Appear on The 2 Robbies Show at 5pm ET Today

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Today's episode of The 2 Robbies Football Show features LA Galaxy and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane.

Listen live to The 2 Robbies Football Show beginning at 5pm ET on www.NBCSportsRadio.com(or via the player below). Both Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe want to make the show as interactive as possible, so this is your chance to call in with your questions to 855-323-4622, or to tweet the guys ahead of the show @The2RobbiesFS.

USA-All Blacks Rugby Match Gets More TV Viewers Than Any MLS Game On NBC

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NBC's live broadcast of the USA vs New Zealand rugby game on Saturday, November 1 had a larger viewing audience thanany MLS game on NBC this season.

An average viewing audience of 927,000 people tuned in to watch the New Zealand All Blacks defeat the USA Eagles 74-6 in front of a sold-out crowd at Soldier Field in Chicago.

USA-All Blacks Rugby Match Gets More TV Viewers Than Any MLS Game On NBC

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NBC's live broadcast of the USA vs New Zealand rugby game on Saturday, November 1 had a larger viewing audience thanany MLS game on NBC this season.

An average viewing audience of 927,000 people tuned in to watch the New Zealand All Blacks defeat the USA Eagles 74-6 in front of a sold-out crowd at Soldier Field in Chicago.

LA Galaxy

Homegrown – November 2014

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On this month's Homegrown with our hosts, Dan and Jay: Preview of the MLS Playoffs Eastern and Western Conference Finals. The impact of the Chivas USA dispersal draft. A brief look at the NCAA Soccer Tournament. Closing out with a few quick fire questions. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Other..

Donovan and the Galaxy want another MLS Cup

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The LA Galaxy plays for a spot in MLS Cup as a team, with Landon Donovan's looming retirement not part of their motivation. Read More

MLS Western Conference Finals Preview – LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders

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The LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders have been bitter rivals since Seattle was introduced as the leagues newest expansion team in 2007. The Sounders immediately made it known they wanted to be the biggest and most successful soccer team in North America, a designation the Galaxy had adopted when they brought in Landon Donovan and David Beckham and became a legitimate topic of discussion in sports circles around America.

MLS Western Conference Finals Preview – LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders

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The LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders have been bitter rivals since Seattle was introduced as the leagues newest expansion team in 2007. The Sounders immediately made it known they wanted to be the biggest and most successful soccer team in North America, a designation the Galaxy had adopted when they brought in Landon Donovan and David Beckham and became a legitimate topic of discussion in sports circles around America.

2014 MLS Season

The injustices of the MLS awards season

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The 2014 MLS season award candidates are all strong choices, but so are several that didn't make the list. Read More

The Chicago Fire reset their roster

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The Chicago Fire move toward the 2015 MLS season by drastically reducing their squad after declining options on players. Read More

MLS respects a strange FIFA calendar

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The new FIFA calendar does MLS no favors, with the 13-day release window interrupting the MLS playoffs. Read More

Kyle Beckerman and MLS history

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Kyle Beckerman is on the verge of setting an MLS longevity mark and his career teaches the league a needed history lesson. Read More

Vote for the Best of the 2014 MLS Season in Readers’ Choice Awards

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The 2014 MLS season is coming to a close, but you have an opportunity to cast your vote to determine which blogs, podcasts, players, books and more will receive the inaugural MLS Talk Awards to recognize the best of season.

In this Readers' Choice Awards, you get to decide who you think is deserving of winning each category.

D.C. United

Sin City, Twin Cities, Sactown get audience with Godfather: D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 21 November 2014

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Expansion hopefuls all kiss the ring of MLS. San Antonio: "He's got me waiting in a lobby!"

I believe in Friday Freedom Kicks. Friday Freedom Kicks has made my fortune.

Attorney General-Elect Karl Racine Talks D.C. United Stadium, Being the "Establishment" Pick - Loose Lips: DC's new Attorney General hasn't been clued in on the whole eminent domain thing.

Birnbaum, Boswell, Olsen & Hamid earn MLS Awards Nominations

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Ahead of MLS gradually rolling out award winners, a look at the finalists for D.C.

Major League Soccer announced its finalists for regular season awards, and D.C. United tied the Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders with four finalist nominations overall. In order of winner announcement, the nominations for D.

D.C. United season review: Rookie centerback Steve Birnbaum

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A stellar season from rookie centerback Steve Birnbaum has us all expecting more next year.

Just because it is the weekend doesn't mean that we stop the soccer coverage. In our player by player review of D.C. United's 2014 season, we now turn our attention to Steve Birnbaum, the rookie centerback out of California.

English Premier League

What’s Your Favorite Soccer Shirt of All Time? Photos Please!

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We all have our favorite soccer shirt. The one we wear with pride, or remember with fond memories now that it's bit the dust.

But what's yours?

Club or country, share your favorite soccer shirt from the past or present in the comments section below, and include a link to a photo of it (try Google Images if you get stuck).

What’s Your Favorite Soccer Shirt of All Time? Photos Please!

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We all have our favorite soccer shirt. The one we wear with pride, or remember with fond memories now that it's bit the dust.

But what's yours?

Club or country, share your favorite soccer shirt from the past or present in the comments section below, and include a link to a photo of it (try Google Images if you get stuck).

Arsenal

Arsenal forgets its MLS connections

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger explains what an aging soccer player faces and that doesn't flatter MLS in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

A Converts Journey to MLS: A Review of Dallas ‘Til I Cry

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While it most certainly was not the first, Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch set the tone for the soccer fan autobiography. Launching him to fame (and gaining Arsenal two fans in my household), the famous books details the passion and heartbreak of being an Arsenal fan. Since its publication in 1992, it has launched many imitators as other authors have turned their own soccer experiences into compelling (or not so compelling) novels.

New York City FC

A Guide On How To Build The Perfect MLS Team

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Hey there, New York City FC and Orlando City FC. Welcome to the league LA #2. Your teams are the newest members of an exclusive club called MLS, a soccer league that is unique in the world. It is unique because the way to dominate the league is very different than the leagues you're used to, especially you, NYCFC owners.

Did New York City FC Just Rip Off Man City’s Kit?

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I understand that Manchester City are the parent club of New York City FC, but do there kits have to be so similar? It looks like NYC FC went for a cheap knockoff of the City shirt.

NYC FC unveiled their new sky blue strip at New York's Terminal 5 venue on Thursday, and as you can see it beats a striking resemblance to Man City's kit.

The Rest

By the Numbers: #NYvNE

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(Note: These stats include MLS playoff games)

With the New England Revolution set to take on the New York Red Bullsin the Eastern Conference Finals,New England Soccer Today took a look at how the two clubs stack up in some key statistical areas.

Scoring Breakdown: The Red Bulls generate most of their offense from open play, scoring 48 of their 60 goals, or 80 percent, during the open course of play, which is second in the MLS to the LA Galaxy in total open play goals and first in percentage of goals from open play.

MLS confirms expansion meetings this week

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The race for the 24th expansion slot is coming down to the wire. Or at least the wire in 2014.

MLS confirmed on Wednesday that they will have three meetings with Las Vegas, Sacramento and Minnesota representatives on Thursday. The three groups will make their pitches on Thursday in New York with league executives.

MLS Playoff Final Four shows the best of the league

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Earl Reed explains there are plenty of compelling storylines ahead of the start of the MLS conference finals.

Phil Rawlins and Stefan Frei | Episode 434

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Orlando City SC president Phil Rawlins checks in to talk about the club's preparations for upcoming drafts and the 2015 MLS season. In the second segment we discuss ponytails and PKs with Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei.

Follow @OCPres (Phil Rawlins) on Twitter | Follow @Stefan24Frei on Twitter

Thanks for listening and don't forget to share (and rate on iTunes).

Which Logo Do You Prefer for Los Angeles Football Club?

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New MLS team Los Angeles Football Club, scheduled to launch in 2017, have finally gone ahead and registered trademarks for two crests — one of which could be adorned on club jerseys, merchandise and anything and everything LAFC.

Headed by film producer Peter Guber, former NBA executive Tom Penn, investor Henry Nguyen, tycoon Vincent Tan and a string of minority investors too many to name, LAFC will let their fans decide in December which crest they'll use — presumably from the two featured below that the club and MLS has proceeded to get trademarked.

Thoughts on the upcoming CBA discussions

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I remember the last CBA discussion back in 2010. Back then the players had a lot of momentum and things that they wanted changed moving forward. Now that agreement is set to expire at the end of the year which means a new round of discussion is ahead of us here.

I struggle with figuring out what exactly the players have to debate about this time around.

Why Would MLS Be Interested In Michael Essien?

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I thought MLS had moved away from signing over the hill overseas players, but it looks like former Chelsea star Michael Essien could be coming to Major League Soccer as early as January.

Essien has just changed his agent to US-based Clavijo Soccer Agency, operated by Nicolas Clavijo, son of former player and now-FC Dallas Technical director Fernando Clavijo, who fueled speculation of a potential move to MLS with this tweet:

In is prime the 31-year-old Essien was one of the most dominant midfielders in the world during his time at Chelsea.

What’s the One Thing That Needs to Change to Make Soccer More Popular in the USA?

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The popularity of soccer in the United States is growing by leaps and bounds, but there's still a huge amount of potential to make the sport an integral part of an average American's viewing experience.

Due to the size and tradition of the country, the US has — until recently — been a tough nut to crack for the beautiful game Stateside.

The Klinsmann and MLS Row: Draining a Fountain of Youth?

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Jeff Carlisle at ESPNFC got some juicy nuggets from MLS executives: apparently, many are pretty angry that Jurgen Klinsmann and has staff have nudged MLS academy players to sign for European Clubs instead of MLS teams. At issue is pride, but also money: many MLS academies waive fees for players, and thus cost around $600,000 a year to maintain.