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The 2015 MLS All-Star Game carried with it a wave of nostalgia for the early days of the league in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Manchester United vs. PSG and MLS All-Stars vs. Spurs: TV times and open thread

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Kicking off at the same exact time tonight, you have two big matches —one featuring Manchester United against Paris Saint-Germain where the Red Devils will win the 2015 International Champions Cup with a victory tonight. And the second match is the MLS All-Star friendly between the MLS All-Stars and Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United vs. PSG and MLS All-Stars vs. Spurs: TV times and open thread

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Kicking off at the same exact time tonight, you have two big matches —one featuring Manchester United against Paris Saint-Germain where the Red Devils will win the 2015 International Champions Cup with a victory tonight. And the second match is the MLS All-Star friendly between the MLS All-Stars and Tottenham Hotspur.

FOX Sports signs Ian Joy from beIN SPORTS to boost its soccer coverage

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beIN SPORTS co-commentator and analyst Ian Joy is moving to FOX Sports to be a soccer host/analyst in Los Angeles, two sources have confirmed to World Soccer Talk.

A source revealed to World Soccer Talk that "beIN SPORTS has been fantastic" to Ian, but that Joy decided not to renew his contract and believes now is an ideal time to join FOX Sports given the recent acquisition haul of the World Cup, Women's World Cup and Bundesliga, as well as other properties.

FOX Sports signs Ian Joy from beIN SPORTS to boost its soccer coverage

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beIN SPORTS co-commentator and analyst Ian Joy is moving to FOX Sports to be a soccer host/analyst in Los Angeles, two sources have confirmed to World Soccer Talk.

A source revealed to World Soccer Talk that "beIN SPORTS has been fantastic" to Ian, but that Joy decided not to renew his contract and believes now is an ideal time to join FOX Sports given the recent acquisition haul of the World Cup, Women's World Cup and Bundesliga, as well as other properties.

Didier Drogba

Tranquillo Barnetta transfer to Philadelphia Union finalized

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What the Tranquillo Barnetta signing means for the Philadelphia Union and Major League Soccer.

The Philadelphia Union signing Tranquillo Barnetta is a reason to get excited. For fans of the Philadelphia Union, the 30 year old Swiss winger is arguably one of the best players signed by the club.

Pandemonium: Didier Drogba Given Raucous Airport Welcome By Hundreds Of Montreal Impact Fans (Video)

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By Chris Wright

It seems to have taken him a fair old while, with an abortedmove to Chicago Fire in there somewhere, but Didier Drogba is now a Montreal Impact player having signed with the MLS side earlier in the week.

Touching downinCanada for the first time yesterday afternoon, Drogba was greeted by frenzied throngs as hundreds of fansstampeded throughMontreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport to get a look at their hero.

Montreal Impact aquire rights to sign Didier Drogba

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After acquiring the right to sign Didier Drogba, the Chicago Fire have traded the Ivorian national for allocation money to the Montreal Impact according to the team's official website. Not officially a part of the roster just yet, Drogba must first obtain his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) as well as his Canadian work permit.

Montreal Impact aquire rights to sign Didier Drogba

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After acquiring the right to sign Didier Drogba, the Chicago Fire have traded the Ivorian national for allocation money to the Montreal Impact according to the team's official website. Not officially a part of the roster just yet, Drogba must first obtain his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) as well as his Canadian work permit.

Fire acquire TFC forward Gilberto

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The Fire didn't take long in putting plan B into action once Didier Drogba decided to pursue MLS life north of the border. Chicago has acquired Toronto FC forward Gilberto on waivers. The pursuit asfirstreported via Fire Confidential twitter and confirmed by ESPN, intensified this weekend once Drogba's preference became known on Friday.

Tottenham Hotspur

MLS All-Stars 2 – Spurs 1

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The MLS All-Stars beat Spurs 2-1 to win the 2015 MLS All-Star Game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park with Kaka winning the MVP award. Read More

Kaka, Villa Lift All-Stars to Victory

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Early goals froma pair ofnew faces to the league this year helped send the MLS All-Stars to a 2-1 win over EPL side Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Co.

Kaka scored from the spot in the 20th minute after a David Villa corner kick was handled by Nacer Chadli inside the area.

MLS All-Stars vs Tottenham 2015 Colorado Highlights 2-1 Kaka Villa Kane Goals Video

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MLS All-Stars vs Tottenham 2015 (All Stars-Spurs VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- MLS All-Stars vs Spurs 2-1 (Kaka, Villa, Kane) Colorado- 29 July, 2015 Harry Kane scores a cracker, but Spurs go down to the MLS All-Stars in Colorado 2:15 duration, English commentary, Dailymotion, goals 6:31 duration, extended English highlights, Dailymotion All-Stars vs Tottenham [.

MLS All-Star Game 2015: Live stream, time, preview, and how to watch online

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D.C. United is completely unrepresented in tonight's game against Tottenham Hotspur, but you might still want to watch anyway.

All the big names...well, most of them...OK, some of the big names in MLS are in Colorado tonight for the league's 2015 All-Star Game against Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League.

How To Watch: MLS All-Stars vs. Tottenham Hotspur

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Here's how you can view tonight's MLS All-Star Game.

Tonight, the MLS All-Stars will take on Tottenham Hotspur FC in this year's MLS All-Star Game. Hugo Lloris, Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane (?), and DeAndre Yedlin headline the North London squad. For the MLS All-Star team, here are the big names on the roster: Robbie Keane uh, Sebastian Giovinco ok not him I guess, Steven Gerrard who is crossing these names out, and Michael Bradley is anyone actually playing in this game?

MLS Power Rankings, Week 21: Goals, goals, goals!

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The floodgates opened during league play in this week's Power Rankings.

39. That's the number of goals scored in Major League Soccer play this past weekend. MLS, you were doing your thing! The weather was hot across the country and so was the action on the field, with some fantastic games on national television (including our Black & Red).

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MLS is now a league of have and have nots; By Steve Davis

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For those you who wanted Major League Soccer to be more of a free-spending, big-money, champagne room kind of league, congratulations!

Some of you have long coveted big names. The bigger the better – and more them! Another ballyhooed Euro wants his swipe at the suddenly flush MLS ATM? Sign ‘em up!

MLS is now a league of have and have nots; By Steve Davis

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For those you who wanted Major League Soccer to be more of a free-spending, big-money, champagne room kind of league, congratulations!

Some of you have long coveted big names. The bigger the better – and more them! Another ballyhooed Euro wants his swipe at the suddenly flush MLS ATM? Sign ‘em up!

2015 MLS Season

Didier Drogba in MLS

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Didier Drogba finally signs an MLS contract with the Montreal Impact offering a perfect fit for the former Premier League striker. Read More

MLS Week 21: The expansion teams put on a show

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Week 21 of the 2015 MLS season saw NYCFC and Orlando City combine for eight goals at Yankee Stadium and Houston shock the Galaxy. Read More

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The strangest night in MLS All-Star history when Guardiola ignored Porter’s handshake

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It had to have been one of the strangest questions Mauricio Pochettino has ever fielded, but it was a question that everyone in MLS knew was coming yes, Pochettino will shake Pablo Mastroeni's hand at the conclusion of the MLS All-Star game on Wednesday night. No matter what.

It should go without saying.

The strangest night in MLS All-Star history when Guardiola ignored Porter’s handshake

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It had to have been one of the strangest questions Mauricio Pochettino has ever fielded, but it was a question that everyone in MLS knew was coming yes, Pochettino will shake Pablo Mastroeni's hand at the conclusion of the MLS All-Star game on Wednesday night. No matter what.

It should go without saying.

Red Bulls’ signing of Shaun Wright Philips is a clever piece of business

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Following the success of his younger brother Bradley, former Manchester City, Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers' winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has officially put pen to paper sealing a move to the New York Red Bulls.

Now with New York's premier Major League Soccer team, Shaun Wright-Phillips will attempt to do the same thing his brother Bradley did, revive his flailing career in the US and Canada's top-flight.

Red Bulls’ signing of Shaun Wright Philips is a clever piece of business

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Following the success of his younger brother Bradley, former Manchester City, Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers' winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has officially put pen to paper sealing a move to the New York Red Bulls.

Now with New York's premier Major League Soccer team, Shaun Wright-Phillips will attempt to do the same thing his brother Bradley did, revive his flailing career in the US and Canada's top-flight.

Benfica vs. New York Red Bulls: Adventures on the road with the International Champions Cup

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Harrison, New Jersey played host to yet another International Champions Cup match last night, as New York Red Bulls took on SL Benfica at Red Bull Arena. I'd seen Red Bulls defeat Chelsea 4-2 in the most recent match there, and watched Benfica lose to ACF Fiorentina on penalty kicks in East Hartford Friday night.

Benfica vs. New York Red Bulls: Adventures on the road with the International Champions Cup

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Harrison, New Jersey played host to yet another International Champions Cup match last night, as New York Red Bulls took on SL Benfica at Red Bull Arena. I'd seen Red Bulls defeat Chelsea 4-2 in the most recent match there, and watched Benfica lose to ACF Fiorentina on penalty kicks in East Hartford Friday night.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 21

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Here are the 10 things we learned from the 21stweek of the MLS season.

1. Pirlo!

Andrea Pirlo is royalty. There is no other way to explain why opposing players refuse to tackle him, refuse to harass him, refuse, really, to even look threateningly at him.

Pirlo played just a shade over 30 minutes in his NYCFC debut on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, and he was absolutely magnificent.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 21

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Here are the 10 things we learned from the 21stweek of the MLS season.

1. Pirlo!

Andrea Pirlo is royalty. There is no other way to explain why opposing players refuse to tackle him, refuse to harass him, refuse, really, to even look threateningly at him.

Pirlo played just a shade over 30 minutes in his NYCFC debut on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, and he was absolutely magnificent.

Shaun Wright-Phillips signs with New York Red Bulls

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Shaun Wright-Phillips has left the Premier League for New York Red Bulls, according to the team's official website.

After 16 years in England, Wright-Phillips and his brother Bradley have joined the Red Bulls and will be available for selection on Saturday when New York faces Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.

Shaun Wright-Phillips signs with New York Red Bulls

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Shaun Wright-Phillips has left the Premier League for New York Red Bulls, according to the team's official website.

After 16 years in England, Wright-Phillips and his brother Bradley have joined the Red Bulls and will be available for selection on Saturday when New York faces Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.

Official: New York Red Bulls Rescue Shaun Wright-Phillips From The Football Wilderness

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By Chris Wright

New York Red Bulls have signed Shaun Wright-Phillips, describing him as a "former English Premier League standout" on their official website.

In fact, the news is pretty much all in the past tense, largely seeing as though Wright-Phillips hasn't actually been seen in the flesh for several years before today.

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2015 MLS Homegrown Game: This is not a marijuana-themed event, I swear

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Jalen Robinson - D.C. United's only representative in any event related to the MLS All-Star Game - will take the field tonight alongside some of MLS's best young players.

Look, I'll level with you: The 2015 MLS Homegrown Game is more or less a game that exists to further expand the Chipotle brand.

D.C. United's Jalen Robinson heads to MLS Homegrown Game while progressing with the Richmond Kickers

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United's Homegrown defender has played 12 times for the Richmond Kickers this season.

When the MLS Homegrown team takes the field tonight (9 PM, streaming on MLSsoccer.com) for the second annual MLS Homegrown Game, it's possible that D.C. United will be represented on the team for the first time.

MLS All Star Game

New MLS signings are out-starring MLS All-Star game; By Steve Davis

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Major League Soccer, still relatively young, just past its awkward teenage years, is occasionally a strange place. Sometimes it performs like a talented young prodigy undone temporarily by a growth spurt – which means between the posh passes and savvy feints, he sometimes stumbles over his own fast-growing feet.

New MLS signings are out-starring MLS All-Star game; By Steve Davis

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Major League Soccer, still relatively young, just past its awkward teenage years, is occasionally a strange place. Sometimes it performs like a talented young prodigy undone temporarily by a growth spurt – which means between the posh passes and savvy feints, he sometimes stumbles over his own fast-growing feet.

The Rest

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: MLS Players Undercover needs to be a television show

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Gold Cup hangovers.

Tuesday snoozeday is how I'm feeling, but here are some links because I love you all.

MLS announces exclusive education partnership with Southern New Hampshire University | MLSsoccer.com
I had never heard of SNHU, but this sounds like a nice little partnership for everyone.

Montreal Impact Sign Didier Drogba

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The Montreal Impact have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. Drogba, who was released by the west London side at the end of the season, will officially join the Canadian club when he receives his Canadian work permit.

Impact President Joey Saputo told the club's official website: It's an honour to welcome Didier Drogba to the Impact.

MLS Stadia Update: Compromise and Progress?

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As you may recall, I've written for VICE Sports about that tangled world of sports and politics. Namely, I've looked at the efforts of new MLS franchises to get stadiums built and stick a hand in the taxpayer's pot of cash. As you'd expect, I didn't pull punches when looking at both MLS franchisees and local politicians.

American Soccer Fan Makes Small Yet Critical Error When Buying His Frank Lampard Replica Shirt (Photo)

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Hardly doing the 'clueless American soccer fan' stereotype any favours, this (presumably NYCFC) fan was spotted milling aroundin Charlotte on Sunday afternoon wearing his new Frank Lampard replica Man City shirt.

There was, however, one small yet critical error on the back of the aforementioned jersey.