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MLS Power Rankings: Week 26

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Editor's note: Each week, the Soccer Perspectives MLS Expert Panel will rank Major League Soccer's 19 teams from best to worst. The back and forth between conference leaders Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake continued this week with SKC [...]

MLS Power Rankings: Week 25

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Editor's note: Each week, the Soccer Perspectives MLS Expert Panel will rank Major League Soccer's 19 teams from best to worst. The New York Red Bulls spent just a week at No. 1 as they lost to the Columbus Crew [...]

MLS Power Rankings: Week 24

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Editor's note: Each week, the Soccer Perspectives MLS Expert Panel will rank Major League Soccer's 19 teams from best to worst. The New York Red Bulls moved into first place in the Power Rankings for the first time this season [...]

MLS Power Rankings: Week 23

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Editor's note: Each week, the Soccer Perspectives MLS Expert Panel will rank Major League Soccer's 19 teams from best to worst. Does anyone want to win the Supporters' Shield this year? The top four teams in last week's Power Rankings [...]

Does One Golden Tournament Change Everything?

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Rewind four months. The U.S. had lost the last two Gold Cup finals to archrival Mexico, failed to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics and lost World Cup qualifying matches at Jamaica and Honduras. Then Brian Straus wrote an article [...]

MLS Power Rankings: Week 22

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Editor's note: Each week, the Soccer Perspectives MLS Expert Panel will rank Major League Soccer's 19 teams from best to worst. The showdown between the top two teams in our Power Rankings lived up to the hype with Sporting Kansas [...]

MLS Power Rankings: Week 21

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Editor's note: Each week, the Soccer Perspectives MLS Expert Panel will rank Major League Soccer's 19 teams from best to worst. Real Salt Lake has left no doubt about which team is the best in MLS for now with an [...]

World Cup in Winter? A Battle Looms

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Wednesday that he will ask the FIFA executive committee to hold the 2022 World Cup during winter. Fears about extreme heat in Qatar have prompted the request which has drawn support from UEFA president Michael [...]

USA Headed to Quarterfinals with Record Streak

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The U.S. men's national team won its eighth consecutive match for the first time in team history on Tuesday. Brek Shea's goal in the 82nd minute gave the U.S. a 1-0 victory against Costa Rica in the final match of [...]

MLS Power Rankings: Week 20

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Editor's note: Each week, the Soccer Perspectives MLS Expert Panel will rank Major League Soccer's 19 teams from best to worst. A busy week in Major League Soccer saw a few teams make big moves. The LA Galaxy climbed back [...]

Belize Players Offered Money to Throw US Match?

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Two Belizean players claim they were approached in Portland prior to a Gold Cup match against the United States and offered 10,000 euros to fix the match. Ian Gaynair, who scored Belize's goal in a 6-1 loss to the USA, [...]

MLS Struggles to Articulate Anti-YSA Message

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Major League Soccer has waged a war against the infamous "You Suck, Asshole" chant that has been used for at least a decade to serenade MLS goalkeepers during goal kicks. While few fans these days will publicly admit they like [...]

Police Investigate Twitter Threat to Arnaud

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The Montreal Impact announced Wednesday that the club and league made an official complaint to the local police last week after a first-team player was subjected to "profanity-laden threats" on social media. The complaint appears to refer to abusive Twitter [...]

Wondo’s Name Misspelled in Hat Trick for USA

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The U.S. national team opened the 2013 Gold Cup campaign with a 6-1 win against Belize and a hat trick from Chris Wondolowski – misspelled name and all. Wondolowski had taken heat for not scoring in his last nine international [...]

MLS Power Rankings: Week 19

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Editor's note: Each week, the Soccer Perspectives MLS Expert Panel will rank Major League Soccer's 19 teams from best to worst. Some wild finishes in MLS gave us a few changes in this week's Soccer Perspectives MLS Power Rankings. Real [...]