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New York Red Bulls

Curtis mutually parts ways with Red Bulls

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One of the strangest offseason storylines has come to a close, as the New York Red Bulls announced the departure of sporting director Ali Curtis.

The team announced the mutual decision to part ways with Curtis on Thursday, ending a month-long saga that left many Red Bulls fans in the dark about the status of their front office.

Know Thy Enemy: Preseason Chat with Once A Metro

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If Revs fans lost their collective minds for months with no signings, how'd it feel to trade a team captain a week ago?

Preseason is usually a time for new acquisitions and a chance to build upon the strengths of a core roster and shore up weaknesses and build depth.

The New England Revolution did that a week ago with two new international centerbacks in Antonio Delamea and Benjamin Angoua.

Red Bulls sign Homegrown prospects Etienne, Allen

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The New York Red Bulls' stable of Homegrown prospects continues to grow.

Academy products Derrick Etienne and Brandon Allen are the latest prospects to sign with the club, as the Red Bulls announced the signing of the Homegrown duo on Monday afternoon. With the additions of Etienne and Allen, the Red Bulls now feature the most Homegrown players in MLS withseven.

Are New York Red Bulls the most intriguing MLS club in 2015?

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The 2015 season was meant to be one of rebuilding for the New York Red Bulls. Gone were Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill, two players that were expected to bring silverware to the franchise.

That silverware never really materialized, at least not the trophy, the MLS Cup, that matters most. The Red Bulls did win the 2013 Supporters' Shield, but fans of MLS may be forgiven if they had forgotten that feat.

Once More, Unto the Breach

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Let the games begin!
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That's right, dear friends, we have arrived at First Kick: 2015. By any reasonable measure, RBNY had a successful, if ultimately unsatisfying 2014 season. A tough loss at New England, where the Red Bulls were without the services of striker extraordinaire Bradley Wright Phillips due to yellow cards, prevented the team's second ever MLS Cup appearance.

Report: Soehn Turns Down NYRB Offer

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Revolution assistant coach Tom Soehn will be back with the club after reportedlyturning down an offer to takethe technical director's position with the New York Red Bulls.

According to BigAppleSoccer.com, Soehn was one of four candidates on the Red Bulls' radar after Andy Roxburghstepped down as technical directorlast week.

Swansea City

Alan Curtis will be Swansea’s manager through the end of the Premier League season

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Alan Curtis will remain as Swansea City manager until the end of the season, the struggling Premier League club announced on Thursday. Curtis, who had three spells as a Swansea player in the 1970s and 1980s, took over from the sacked Garry Monk in December and won just one of his five games as caretaker boss, drawing two and losing two of the other four.

Alan Curtis will be Swansea’s manager through the end of the Premier League season

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Alan Curtis will remain as Swansea City manager until the end of the season, the struggling Premier League club announced on Thursday. Curtis, who had three spells as a Swansea player in the 1970s and 1980s, took over from the sacked Garry Monk in December and won just one of his five games as caretaker boss, drawing two and losing two of the other four.

Philadelphia Union

The American sports management model finally takes hold in MLS

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The strong GM model is finally taking hold in MLS, with hires in Philadelphia, Chicago and elsewhere pointing the way ahead for MLS. At least one result is Chicago's very smart hiring of former Union man Veljko Paunovic as head coach. PSP's Dan Walsh explains.

Union bits, Ayuk and Le Toux on celebration, Academy’s McGann gets US U-15 call-up, US WWC roster announced today

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Union bits. Ayuk and Le Toux discuss gymnastics. Union Academy defender Rayshaun McGann called up by US U-15s for Italy tournament. US roster for Women's World Cup to be announced today. More.

Curtin & Albright on draft, Edu, Kljestan, and more, Union preseason opponents, more news

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Jim Curtin and Chris Albright discuss a number of topics ahead of Thursday's draft. Report names Union's opponents at preseason IMG Tournament. Is Mix-NYCFC deal signed? Turf it is at Women's World Cup. More.

Edu deal could be announced today, Sak on the Academy, Philly in running to host 2016 Copa America games, more

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Philly.com, others report permanent transfer of Maurice Edu to the Union. Sakiewicz on the Union Academy. Philly in running to host 2016 Centennial Cup America games. More fun in New York. CONCACAF U-20 CHampionship begins today. More.

Union schedule, Reading’s Bono signs GA deal, Gerrard official, Altidore rumors, Marsch for Petke, more

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Union schedule released. Ex-Reading United GK Alex Bono signs GA deal. Gerrard officially announced by LA. Who's after Altidore? Marsch replaces Petke. More.

Players Union moves to dismiss Nowak lawsuit, Cubo is a Dynamo, fun with emojis, more

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The MLS Players Union has asked that Peter Nowak lawsuit against it be dismissed. Erick "Cubo" Torres signs with Houston. New USA away kit image leaked and it's terrible. More.

Curtin on Sapong, Mbolhi on his happiness in Philly, latest MLS signings, more

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Curtin on Sapong, says "playoffs" is the mantra. Mbolhi opens up. MLS news. USWNT draws in Brazil. Union Academy players scores in US U-18s loss to Germany. More.