Major League Soccer

United Soccer League: Newly Unveiled, Las Vegas Lights FC’s First Ever Kit Is Perhaps Best Described As ‘Interesting’ (Photos)

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Things are continuing to progress for Las Vegas Lights FC, the Glitter Gulch's first professional football team for almost four decades.

Having been granted United Soccer League (the third tier of US soccer) expansion team status last year, the Lights proudly unveiled their new badge (see above) in October as they began to formulate their identity.

New San Diego Football Club Make Mistake Of Asking Fans To Decide Team Name As ‘Footy McFooty Face’ Leads Vote

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San Diego are currently in the midst of an £800million projectto create a new MLS team and an entire football-centric 'mini-city'in which to base them.

Indeed, located in Mission Valley, the 55-acre Soccer City San Diego complex will be centred around a custom-built 30,000-seater stadium and also feature a variety of training facilities, academies, and office buildings.

Major Link Soccer: Pro/Rel isn't for America

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Sunil Gulati shares his feeling on promotion relegation in America, remember the name Timothy Tillman, and watch Goals of the Week.

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U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati offered his explanation for why promotion/relegation is not implemented in the United States–and isn't likely to be anytime soon.

An Argument For Watching MLS Now That The World Cup Has Ended

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The World Cup is over and yes, it's depressing. While no league in the world can truly match the amazing month-long festival of soccer that is the World Cup, America has an immediate outlet where fans can get their soccer fix: Major League Soccer. Whether you're a brand new soccer enthusiast sucked in by the vortex of World Cup fun, or a veteran fan dealing with post-World Cup letdown, it is the perfect time for fans of soccer in America to try supporting MLS.

In Response to Keith Olbermann’s ‘How to Make Soccer Work in America’ Rant [VIDEO]

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ESPN mouthpieceKeith Olbermann went on a rant last night discussing his seven ideas of how to make soccer work in America. Here's my response to his tirade.

Soccer already works in America. We don't need someone from mainstream media to fix anything. The sport is fine as it is, and continues to grow at an accelerated pace.

Is the MLS Ready to Become a Serious Soccer League Amidst Big Name Acquisitions?

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American soccer is surely an effort on the rise! As attendance figures continue to increase and new expansion teams get discussed, it seems as though the MLS is generally on a strong course of improvement each and every year!

But yet there is still that nagging feeling of doubt that it will never truly be able to compete against the likes of the English Premier League or La Liga in Spain.

Chichari-doh – Soccer Yanks #22 recorded on 11/6/13

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On this week's podcast: Should he stay or should he go his name is Chicharito, American football at the youth level is shrinking what does this mean for soccer in America, MLS "football" pitches, and old rivals at it again predictions for Arsenal's visit to Old Trafford this Sunday.

Download: chichari-doh-soccer-yanks-22-record-on-11-6-13.

United States

Ligue 1: Montpellier Conjure Up Novel Way Of Getting Rid Of All Their Misspelled Shirts

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Due to a rather unfortunate production error, Montpellier HSC recently found themselves with a large surplus of misspelled jerseys they were unable to shift.

A glitch in the manufacturing process meant that every Montpellier shirt produced for the 2017/18 both player issue and the replicas being sold in the club shop ended up with an 'L' being accidentally dropped from the club crest.

US Soccer Ban Goalkeeper Hope Solo For Six Months For Calling Opponents ‘Bunch Of Cowards’

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US Soccer have handed a six-month suspension to goalkeeper Hope Solo after she referred to opponents Sweden as "a bunch of cowards" after they knocked the United States out of the Olympics.

After holding on for a 1-1 draw, the Swedes eventually sent the US packing at the quarter-final stage by beating them 5-4 on penalties.

Arsenal May Play Friendly in Boston During Summer 2014, Says Report

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Arsenal are finalizing a friendly to be played in the United States for Summer 2014, according to a report by Arsenal Insider. Boston has been identified as the city where Arsenal would like to play, which will represent the first time in 25 years that Arsenal FC have set foot on US soil.

The source revealed that:

"The club are fully aware that commercially America has been largely untapped and that taking the brand to the US is critical to the club's ongoing development.

EA Sports FIFA, US, and The Global Game

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In the United States, Saturdays and Sunday are reserved for one thing: football. Across the country, people neglect their chores, homework, jobs, and responsibilities to flock to sports bars, friend's couches, and the biggest TV they can find to in order to watch college and professional football.

FC Barcelona

Messi, Neymar and Suarez set for America, James to Bayern, & More: Freedom Kicks for July 12, 2017

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The Big 3 come to America and Bayern gains a Galactico

Happy Wednesday folks. It's not a D.C. United day today...instead, it's a United States day as the USMNT take on Martinique tonight. There's also U.S. Open Cup action tonight as well. Well, let's get into the news:

Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez all included in Barcelona's U.

FC Barcelona Announces USA/Mexico Summer Tour

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Barcelona is coming to America. Or, rather the Americas, as the Catalan club announced they will tour the United States and Mexico this summer.

The Blaugrana have been down this road before with preseason trips across the Atlantic in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2011, visiting the likes of Seattle, Monterrey, Los Angeles, Miami and Boston.

FC Barcelona Announces USA/Mexico Summer Tour

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Barcelona is coming to America. Or, rather the Americas, as the Catalan club announced they will tour the United States and Mexico this summer.

The Blaugrana have been down this road before with preseason trips across the Atlantic in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2011, visiting the likes of Seattle, Monterrey, Los Angeles, Miami and Boston.


Video goles jornada 2 apertura 2015

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Vie 31 de Jul de 2015
Queretaro 1-2 Pachuca 19:30 hrs

Tijuana 1-2 Dorados 21:30 hrs

Sab 1 de Ago de 2015
America 1-3 Atlas 17:00 hrs

Leon 4-1 Veracruz 20:06 hrs

Morelia 1-0 Tigres 20:30 hrs

Chiapas FC 2-1 Santos 21:00 hrs

Dom 2 de Ago de 2015
Toluca 2-1 UNAM 12:00 hrs

Guadalajara 0-1 Cruz Azul 17:00 hrs

Sab 10 de Oct de 2015
Monterrey --- Puebla 19:00 hrs
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A message of thanks from the U.S. coach

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America, Jürgen Klinsmann appreciates the love. Keep it coming. 'One nation, one team. We'll go for it.'

Mexican Soccer

Liga MX Round 5: A Look Back

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Oribe Peralta has come up big for Santos Laguna and the Mexican National Team on countless occasions, and on Saturday evening, he played the hero for Club America at Estadio Azteca.

The veteran forward scored in second half stoppage time to give America a thrilling 3-2 victory over Morelia, keeping Las Aguilas undefeated with five wins infive rounds of the Liga MX Apertura.

Liga MX Round 3: A Look Ahead

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Club America legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco will face his former club for the final time on Saturday when Puebla host America in the third round of the Liga MX Apertura.

A sellout is expected at the EstadioCuauhtemoc for the match, and the 41-year-old Blanco is expected to play 30-40 minutes.

Liga MX Round 14: A Look Back

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Club America slumped to their fourth home defeat of the season as league leaders Cruz Azul emerged from the Estadio Azteca as 2-1 winners on Saturday evening.

A fast paced game saw its opening goal just before the twenty minute mark. Mauro Formica beat America's Luis Gabriel Rey to Alejandro Castro's cross and he powerfully headed the ball past the helpless Moises Munoz.

Liga MX Round 13: A Look Ahead

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Heading into the stretch run of the Apertura campaign, this weekend represents a perfect time for the Super Clasico.

Both Chivas de Guadalajara and Club America sit level in the Liga MX standings heading into round 13 with 17 points a piece, and the upcoming match on Sunday is a proverbial six-pointer.

Marquez, Fabian headline 19-man Mexico roster for USMNT friendly

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Mexico has named a 19-player roster for its upcoming friendly with the U.S. Men's National Team, and it is not short on talent.

Rafa Marquez and Marco Fabian headline the fully-domestic-based squad that head coach Miguel Herrera unveiled on Thursday ahead of the April 2 friendly with the U.

Liga MX Round 8: A Look Ahead

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After yet another controversial mid-season managerial change this week, with Jose Guadalupe Cruz being unceremoniously fired by Monterrey on Tuesday afternoon, attention now turns back onto the pitch for Round Eight of the Liga MX.

The biggest game of the weekend is undoubtedly the Mexico City ‘Super Clasico' in the Estadio Azteca between Club America and Pumas UNAM.

Liga MX Round 3: A Look Back

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Barely a month has passed since Club León were celebrating in Estadio Azteca, yet arguably the best two sides in Mexico were back in the capital this weekend to contest the most eagerly anticipated fixture of Jornada 3.

All eyes were on Carlos Peña to see if he could continue his fine goalscoring start to the season or if America's defence would be able to keep him out, yet by the time the curtain fell there was only one talking point, the performance of match referee Paul Delgadillo.

Liga MX Week 11: A Look Back

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With seven weeks remaining in the Liga MX Apertura season, the picture at the top of the table is becoming clearer.

Club America and Club Leon, first and second in the standings, respectively, both overcame recent defeats with victories of their own, while Morelia, Queretaro, and Chiapas each slipped back with defeats.

Liga MX Round 10: A Look Ahead

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The last time that Club America and Santos Laguna met, it was a battle of the best offense (America) against the best defense (Santos Laguna).

As it turned out, defense won, as Santos Laguna held on for a 1-0 victory over the eventual Clausura champions.


America 2nd Home of the Arsenal

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I am still on a football break, if you can call it that. I missed Arsenal's first preseason match against Boreham Wood on Saturday afternoon. I normally would have at least tried to watch this match. Over the last few years, I think I've only missed a handful of matches, competitive or otherwise.

Arsenal will win nothing with Kroenke (An American view)

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An American's view of Stan Kroenke by Jeff

As a diehard fan of another team that Silent Stan owns (The Colorado Avalanche) know that I feel the same pain you do. I have been following the Arsenal story since he became the majority shareholder and it's nothing but unfortunate for all of you wonderful fans – and unfortunately not all that surprising to me.

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USA announces dates for pre-Copa America friendlies and Florida WC2018 qualifier

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Jurgen Klinsmann's United States soccer squad, in jeopardy of missing the final round of North American 2018 World Cup qualifying, announced details Tuesday on a key qualifier and two Copa America Centenario warmups.

The Americans, who will host the special 100th anniversary edition of the South American tournament in June, will face Ecuador on May 25 in Frisco, Texas, and Bolivia three days later in Kansas City, as preparation for their Copa opener June 3 against Colombia.

Some Soccer News for Jan 25, 2016

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It's Day 25 of 2016.

Ventura Alvardo 1-4 Omar Gonzalez
-The two USA players went head to head on Saturday night and Pachuca went to the capital and cleaned house on America. Gonzalez had a good game, while Alvarao had a bad game. Pachuca's first goal was an Alvarado own goal, and the second started when Alvarado gave the ball away cheaply and was then not aggressive in tracking back to slow down attackers.

T:Ream – Things can only get better

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Sorry. It was that obvious. I couldn't not.

Tim Ream joins, and re-establishes Fulham's link with American players, and let's face it, it's been a fruitful link.

Hurray. He's been supporters' player of the year twice and plays for America. He looks like a CB, and is 6'1′, but people understandably want him to be a left-back.

David de Gea And Memphis Depay In Man United USA Tour Squad

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Manchester United have released the list players chosen to take part in the Red Devils' pre-season tour of America and both wantaway goalkeeper David De Gea as well as new signing Memphis Depay both make the list.

United will partake in a shorter pre-season tour, consisting of four matches in America, after Louis van Gaal complained of a too intense schedule last summer.

CCL 2014-15: Group 8 Preview – America, Comunicaciones & Puerto Rico Bayamon FC

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Due to spend another year in Mexico City? (

The final installment of OTF's CCL 2014-15 preview series takes in Group 8...

It is the last of the CCL groups, but not the least: no group containing a five-time CONCACAF champion club, América, can be diminished in that way.

Timmy Nation

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America loves it some Tim Howard. While he remains the new Neo and a big bad Toffee, but now he is also a freight train coming at you 10 times on NBC during the upcoming Prem season.I have actually not watched during one of his commentary jobs. Somebody tell me how he was.- Greg Seltzer

World Cup 2014: Round of 16 TV/streaming information and open thread - Argentina versus Switzerland

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Two game threads today, because of America.

The two favorites won their games yesterday, but were held until the waning minutes of the game: France dispatched Nigeria, and Germany needed extra time to get past Algeria. Today, two teams who were tipped as pre-tournament favorites take on two teams looking to make the upset happen.

For Your Consideration, GgooglyBoogly Presents…

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We won't be making cookies

OTF wants to make something, but we need a little help deciding what it should be...

OK, so GgooglyBoogly's most famous artistic creation is probably not filling you with confidence about his design skills. Be assured, we didn't ask him to do this.

Rooney the Looney or misunderstood?

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For those of you who are not aware that I'm Canadian, let start off this article by stating that in my home country, like America our currency is based on the dollar. While one dollar in America is issued in bill form, Canada issues it's dollar in coin form. We have even gone further by [...]

Soaking wet America manager caps miracle comeback in title match with fierce celebration

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America won their record-equalling 11th Liga MX Clausura title in unbelievable fashion, beating Cruz Azul on penalties and making manager Miguel Herrera go absolutely bonkers. America were behind 1-0 after the first leg and suffered an even bigger setback when midfielder Jesus Antonio Molina was sent off in just the 14th minute of the second leg.

Liga MX Week 10 Recap: Tigres remain on top, Santos and Pumas climbing

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It seems each and every year, Mexican clubs put on a show in the final stretch of the season as a number look to make the liguilla. The 2013 Clausura is no different. After this weekend's action, 10 weeks are in the books and playoff picture couldn't be hazier.

Tigres, Atlas, and America sit atop the Mexican table, but below them spots 4-13 are separated by just six points.

Remember the 74

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There are some things the deserve our attention despite them not being about the Sounders, nor about the Puget Sound and only tangentially about America. The Port Said stadium riot is one of those things. If you are looking for Sounders talk click away. This issue is about a bit more than that for me.

Los futbolistas más caros de la copa Libertadores de America

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¿Quieres saber los precios de los jugadores en la Libertadores? Pues la consultora brasileña Pluri estudió y publicó un ranking con los 30 jugadores más caros de la competencia internacional más importante de Latinoamérica. También cabe señalar que la misma consultora dice que La Copa Libertadores es el octavo torneo más valioso del mundo, el certamen está valorado en US$ 1.