Andrea Pirlo

Major League Soccer

New Chelsea Boss Pans Quality Of MLS

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It is fair to say that current Italy national team boss Antonio Conte is not a big fan of Major League Soccer. Conte decided not to include Sebastian Giovinco or Andrea Pirlo in Italy's provisional 30-man Euro 2016 squad because of where they play.

The former Juventus coach admitting that their decision to play in the MLS influenced his final selection.

Major Link Soccer: Dynamo Moscow Relegated, van Gaal out

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Big shakeups across Europe as the Winter schedule comes to a close

Seattle

Still in what's thought of as the prime of a professional sporting career, Dani Foxhoven has hung up her cleats. Foxhoven showed up to last week's Seattle Reign-Portland Thorns match to cheer on two of her former clubs.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/8/16

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Happy Mother's Day. Everyone make sure to call their mother and tell her to read these links.

Philadelphia Union News

Union notes: More from Maurice Edu, Copa comments and veteran ball shagging
Here's round up from this week's new on the Union.

MLS News

A collection of the most entertaining responses to Brad Evans' Donald Trump tweet
Have a laugh at some of the most entertaining responses.

SBI Question of the Day: Who is the most overrated player in MLS?

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While players like Cyle Larinand Ignacio Piatti are currently lighting up MLS in the early stages of the new season, some of the league's biggest names have yet to make an impact for their respective clubs.

ESPN FC recently conducted a survey of MLS players in an attempt to establish the most overrated players in the league.

When will the first superstar manager arrive in MLS?

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High mountains have been conquered in luring biggie-big names into Major League Soccer. David Beckham was foremost, of course, but Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Kaka and quite a few others aren't exactly $1.50 hamburger, either.

But we live in a day when players aren't the only superstars of the global game; a few managers have arrived into this exalted place, this lighted stage of tactical enlightenment and leadership savvy.

When will the first superstar manager arrive in MLS?

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High mountains have been conquered in luring biggie-big names into Major League Soccer. David Beckham was foremost, of course, but Andrea Pirlo, Didier Drogba, Kaka and quite a few others aren't exactly $1.50 hamburger, either.

But we live in a day when players aren't the only superstars of the global game; a few managers have arrived into this exalted place, this lighted stage of tactical enlightenment and leadership savvy.

Sebastian Giovinco

Italy's Conte says Giovinco, Pirlo paid consequences of MLS moves

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Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo will not be a part of the Italian National Team's Euro 2016 run, and, according to head coach Antonio Conte, their MLS moves may have been the deciding factor in their exclusions.

The Toronto FC forward and NYCFC midfielder were left off of Conte's 30-man preliminary roster, which was released on Monday.

Union bits, more news

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Cosmos head coach says Leo Fernandes likely to return to Union for 2016. More news.

Philadelphia Union

Notes from Curtin’s presser and other Union news, more

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Injury updates on Fabinho, Ilsinho, and Nogueira. Curtin on reported Lahoud sale. Marquez makes MLS Team of the Week, More news.

Union bits, Bethlehem bits, Academy bits, Pulisic, more bits

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Lots of news bits.

Union grades, previews, and pre-season power rankings, Copa kickoff times at the Linc, more

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News and such.

McFadden on possible Union move, more news and such

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McFadden hopeful for move to the Union. Colin Kazim-Richards linked to the Union. More news.

New York City FC

Conte fine-tunes Italy’s Euro 2016 squad

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Milan (AFP) Italy coach Antonio Conte cut several Euro 2016 hopefuls from a preliminary squad on Monday as he unveiled a 30-man group for the Azzurri's second pre-competition training camp.

Italy will head to the June 10-July 10 tournament in France looking to reach a second successive final, but are facing a formidable challenge after failing to get past the first round at the past two editions of the World Cup.

Conte fine-tunes Italy’s Euro 2016 squad

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Milan (AFP) Italy coach Antonio Conte cut several Euro 2016 hopefuls from a preliminary squad on Monday as he unveiled a 30-man group for the Azzurri's second pre-competition training camp.

Italy will head to the June 10-July 10 tournament in France looking to reach a second successive final, but are facing a formidable challenge after failing to get past the first round at the past two editions of the World Cup.

Conte fine-tunes Italy’s Euro 2016 squad

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Milan (AFP) Italy coach Antonio Conte cut several Euro 2016 hopefuls from a preliminary squad on Monday as he unveiled a 30-man squad for the Azzurri's second pre-competition training camp.

Italy will head to the June 10-July 10 tournament in France looking to reach a second successive final but facing a formidable challenge after failing to get past the first round at the past two editions of the World Cup.

Conte fine-tunes Italy’s Euro 2016 squad

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Milan (AFP) Italy coach Antonio Conte cut several Euro 2016 hopefuls from a preliminary squad on Monday as he unveiled a 30-man squad for the Azzurri's second pre-competition training camp.

Italy will head to the June 10-July 10 tournament in France looking to reach a second successive final but facing a formidable challenge after failing to get past the first round at the past two editions of the World Cup.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/22/16

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Easy like Sunday morning hanging a touchdown on New York City FC.

Philadelphia Union News

Orlando City vs Montreal Impact: Final Score 2-1 as Cyle Larin's Brace Leads Lions To Victory
The Union face Orlando City in their next match on Wednesday. Here's how Orlando did in their last game.

New York City moves to MLS top with Toronto draw

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New York (AFP) New York City FC moved to the top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference standings on Wednesday after extending their unbeaten run to five matches with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Toronto FC.

City, fresh from a 2-1 victory over champions Portland on Sunday, took the lead through Ghanaian international Kwadwo Poku, the midfielder curling a finish past Clint Irwin on 16 minutes.

New York City moves to MLS top with Toronto draw

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New York (AFP) New York City FC moved to the top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference standings on Wednesday after extending their unbeaten run to five matches with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Toronto FC.

City, fresh from a 2-1 victory over champions Portland on Sunday, took the lead through Ghanaian international Kwadwo Poku, the midfielder curling a finish past Clint Irwin on 16 minutes.

Shelton, McNamara shining for NYCFC

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In the Designated Player era, MLS teams are always going to be judged by their marquee signings. As the signings go, so go the team.For New York City FC, a team with the likes of David Villa, Andrea Pirlo, and Frank Lampard on their roster, the ceiling for success is especially high—and potentially disastrously low if any or all of those players don't find their footing in their new home.

Keys to Victory: 4 things D.C. United needs to do to beat NYCFC

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The Black-and-Red need to get on the front foot against a fragile New York City FC side tonight

Coming off of a 1-1 draw on the road last week, D.C. United faces New York City FC in a precarious position. The Black-and-Red are above the red line, but the visitors trail them only due to goal difference.

David Villa brace lifts NYCFC to first home win of MLS season

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David Villa scored twice to lead New York City FC to their first home win of the Major League Soccer season, a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The triumph ended a seven-game winless streak for Patrick Vieira's men, who rallied from an early 1-0 deficit at Yankee Stadium.

David Villa brace lifts NYCFC to first home win of MLS season

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David Villa scored twice to lead New York City FC to their first home win of the Major League Soccer season, a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The triumph ended a seven-game winless streak for Patrick Vieira's men, who rallied from an early 1-0 deficit at Yankee Stadium.

New York City FC slump to MLS loss as star midfielder Andrea Pirlo dropped

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New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira's shock decision to omit Italian star Andrea Pirlo from his squad failed to pay off in a 2-0 Major League Soccer defeat to the Union in Philadelphia.

Vieira on Saturday stressed that Pirlo wasn't injured, and his absence was strictly a coach's decision.

New York City FC slump to MLS loss as star midfielder Andrea Pirlo dropped

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New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira's shock decision to omit Italian star Andrea Pirlo from his squad failed to pay off in a 2-0 Major League Soccer defeat to the Union in Philadelphia.

Vieira on Saturday stressed that Pirlo wasn't injured, and his absence was strictly a coach's decision.

NYCFC Notes: Lampard questionable, Vieira talks Pirlo and more

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NEW YORK If New York City FC is to win its home opener and improve to 2-0 this weekend, the club may very well have to do so without Frank Lampard.

Lampard is stillrecovering fromthe calf strain that forced him to miss Week 1's road victory over the Chicago Fire, and is in a race against time to get fit for Sunday's game against Toronto FC at Yankee Stadium.

5 things we learned from MLS opening weekend 2016

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Major League Soccer has kicked off the 2016 season and set a record amount of goals on opening day. With the fixtures coming fast and furious in the weeks to come, here are five things we learned from week 1.

1. Patrick Vieira off to a winning start, defense still needs work

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira got off to a winning start in charge of New York City FC.

5 things we learned from MLS opening weekend 2016

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Major League Soccer has kicked off the 2016 season and set a record amount of goals on opening day. With the fixtures coming fast and furious in the weeks to come, here are five things we learned from week 1.

1. Patrick Vieira off to a winning start, defense still needs work

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira got off to a winning start in charge of New York City FC.

MLS Ticker: San Diego pushes for MLS; Pirlo not planning winter loan; and more

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John Moores continues his pursuit of purchasing English Premier League club Everton, but the former San Diego Padres owner also has one eye fixed of bringing Major League Soccer to the California city.

According to a report from the San Diego Union Tribune, Moores is one of two parties investigating the possibility of bringing MLS to San Diego.

Juventus

No Pirlo, as Conte names provisional pre-Euro 2016 squad

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Milan (AFP) Italy veteran Andrea Pirlo was among the absentees as coach Antonio Conte named a provisional 28-man squad on Monday for a pre-Euro 2016 training camp with several stars absent with Cup finals to play.

Conte, who earlier Monday was cleared of sporting fraud charges relating to a match-fixing affair while he was coach of Serie B team Siena in 2011, can now fully focus on the Azzurri although questions remain over his final 23-man squad.

No Pirlo, as Conte names provisional pre-Euro 2016 squad

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Milan (AFP) Italy veteran Andrea Pirlo was among the absentees as coach Antonio Conte named a provisional 28-man squad on Monday for a pre-Euro 2016 training camp with several stars absent with Cup finals to play.

Conte, who earlier Monday was cleared of sporting fraud charges relating to a match-fixing affair while he was coach of Serie B team Siena in 2011, can now fully focus on the Azzurri although questions remain over his final 23-man squad.

Another Brazilian Midfielder linked with a move away from Chelsea!

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It's not the first time and definitely will not be the last, but Oscar is being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer with Italian Newspaper Tuttosport claiming that Juventus want to sign him.

As I have said this isn't the first time the Brazilian has been linked with Juventus.

‘He’s A Beast With Two Wives’ – Andrea Pirlo Warns Chelsea Players About Antonio Conte’s Volatile Aggro Streak

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It's looking increasingly likely that Antonio Conte will be the man tasked with re-floating Chelsea'scapsizedluxury liner next season, with the Italy coach having held several rounds of talks with the club's top brassover the past couple of weeks.

Having played under him at Juventus for several years, hirsute pass-master Andrea Pirlo was wheeled out and asked what the Chelsea gang can expect with Conte at the helm.

Serie A midterm report: Juventus recovery throws holders into wide open title race

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Napoli were crowned Serie A's winter champions on Sunday following their 5-1 demolition of relegation fighters Frosinone. Despite Napoli's current form under first-year coach Maurizio Sarri, the Partenopei are looking over their shoulders at arch-rivals and reigning Scudetto holders Juventus as they close in.

Serie A midterm report: Juventus recovery throws holders into wide open title race

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Napoli were crowned Serie A's winter champions on Sunday following their 5-1 demolition of relegation fighters Frosinone. Despite Napoli's current form under first-year coach Maurizio Sarri, the Partenopei are looking over their shoulders at arch-rivals and reigning Scudetto holders Juventus as they close in.

Frank Lampard

Lopez Joins NYCFC - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Mikey Lopez's time in Kansas City didn't go the way that most people thought it would. Over three seasons with KC the former first round pick played just 14 league games, making only 10 starts for Sporting KC. With a crowded midfield in KC and Lopez's Generation Adidas cap relief expired the writing appeared to be on the wall for the UNC product.

MLS Retirement Watch 2015

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Our annual look at the oldest players still plying their trade in the league, with a couple of particularly heartbreaking entries for Sounders supporters.

I grow old ... I grow old ...
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

-- The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (T.

The Rest

Check out this excellent Lee Nguyen t-shirt

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Great Football Gear has designed a Lee Nguyen shirt that you're going to want to buy.

With so few clothing options, it can be difficult to rep your favorite MLS team in style. The people at Great Football Gear are trying to change that with their new line of shirts.

The soccer-oriented company is selling shirts that feature silhouettes of some of the league's most recognizable faces, including Didier Drogba, Andrea Pirlo, and Robbie Keane.

Competition: WIN! A T-Shirt Or Print From Art Of Football’s Brand Spanking New ‘Artists’ Collection

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Since the last time we ran a competition in conjunction with them, the chaps over at Art of Football have been busy putting together a brand new collection, inspired by the players that truly made the beautiful game...well, beautiful!

Launched this very day, The Artists range containsa batch of lovely new prints and t-shirts featuring the sainted likes of Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Pele, George Best, Bobby Moore, Eusebio and Ronaldinho all captured in Art of Football's signature splotchy collage style.

Top 10 Moments of the 2015 Revolution Season

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From clever tifos to remarkable goals, we break down the best of 2015.

Even though the 2015 Revolution season fell short of expectations, supporters still have plenty to lack back on. If nothing else, Scott Caldwell scored his first MLS goal. And that's something.

We break down the top 10 moments of the Revs' 2015 campaign.