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I’ll Have a Becks – Beckham Bows Out of US Soccer – MLS Cup Final

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MLS Cup Final

Los Angeles -

Throughout the regular season, teams can take it or leave it when it comes to winning and losing. Not so in the Cup Final. The memory of loss in the big game hangs around necks heavier than the runners-up medals handed out to the vanquished.

Rant Box: MLS All-Stars v. Chelsea

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The Illadelph welcomes Chelsea. That being said, tonight represents "The Next Movement" for our upcoming season.


Awkward.

Team sheets
MLS All-Stars

Goalkeepers: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA), Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City); Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurélien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Ramiro Corrales (San Jose Earthquakes), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls), Carlos Valdes (Philadelphia Union); Midfielders: Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders FC), David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Dwayne De Rosario (D.

Who should start in the MLS All-Star Game?

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The 2012 MLS All-Star Game will kick off on Wednesday night with a strong team of MLS standouts taking on a Chelsea side that will certainly be dangerous despite the fact they are working their way through pre-season.

MLS All-Star coach Ben Olsen has a variety of options to choose from when picking his team, and the quality selections he made will make it that much of a more interesting process for him to settle on his starting lineup.

MLS All-Stars Have Serious Chance of Winning

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Ben Olsen's selections have rounded out a surprisingly strong side for the MLS All-Stars to take on Chelsea. It's never quite clear exactly what criteria will be used in order select the All-Stars, particularly when taking on a foreign power.

2012 Major League Soccer All-Star squad announced

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The 2012 Major League Soccer All-Star squad has been announced and includes three players from Sporting KC and San Jose Earthquakes. The team contains is a deep and talented squad with players like Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, David Beckham, and Dwayne De Rosario.

The All-Stars will face Chelsea at PPL Park on July 25, 2012.

MLS All-Star Squad: The Full Selection

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Eddie Johnson, finally an All-Star again.

Coming down at half-time of today's Seattle-New York match, here is the full All-Star roster after the "First XI" were named earlier this week.

Philadelphia's Carlos Valdes and San Jose's Ramiro Corrales were the commissioner's picks.

2012 MLS All-Star Gameday Roster

Goalkeepers (2): Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA), Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)

Defenders (6): Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurélien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Ramiro Corrales (San Jose Earthquakes), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls),Carlos Valdes (Philadelphia Union)

Midfielders (6): Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders FC), David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Dwayne De Rosario (D.

2012 Major League Soccer All-Star Game Starting XI Announced

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The 2012 Major League All-Star starters have been announced and is led by three Sporting Kansas City players, two from the Los Angeles Galaxy, two from the New York Red Bulls, and two from the San Jose Earthquakes.

Landon Donovan leads the list of players followed by David Beckham, Thierry Henry, and Dwayne De Rosario.

MLS First XI Announced for All-Star Game

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Article by Luke Lohr

Major League Soccer has announced the First XI All-Star roster that could wind up taking on Chelsea in this years All-Star match. A star studded group headlines the list, with more selections to be made by coach Ben Olsen and two supplemental picks by MLS Commissioner Don Garber.

MLS: All-Star First XI Picks, TSG Complements

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All stars?

The following players were announced Sunday as the fan selected "First XI" (not starters, but top fan choices at each position) for the All-Star game Wednesday July 25th at PPL Park in Philadelphia against Chelsea.

GOALKEEPER- Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting KC)

DEFENDERS- Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurelien Collin (Sporting KC), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls).

2012 MLS All Stars First XI Announced

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I am a little late on posting this but that is due to a Lazy Sunday.

Anyways, just a quick post to tell you who was named to the First XI of the 2012 MLS All Stars.

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen was the winner of the AT&T Text Voting, receiving 27% of all text votes submitted between June 8 and July 2.

Sporting KC trio leads MLS All-Star First XI picks

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Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen, defender Aurelien Collin and midfielder Graham Zusi headlined the list of players chosen as part of Major League Soccer's All-Star First XI.

The selections, made by a combination of voting by fans on three different platforms: via the league website, text voting and Twitter.

‘Dangerous’ England can win Euros – Beckham

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David Beckham (LA Galaxy)

"Looking at who is left in the competition, if we can get a good result now against Ukraine and then push forward, I don't see why we can't go all the way because I think we have got a great goalkeeper, we've got a talented back four, a midfield that a lot of teams are going to be scared of.

Away Day – On the Road to LA with San Jose Earthquakes, 1906 Ultras

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When San Jose Earthquakes striker, Alan Gordon, scored the winner in the last minute of stoppage time against LA Galaxy in Los Angeles in mid-May, he peeled off his strip in celebration. By then, many of the 1906 Ultras, San Jose's wild band of traveling supporters, were already stripped to the waist.

Football’s Wealthiest In 2011

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On the day Lionel Messi can claim Barcelona's club record for goals soak that in for a moment; he's 24 France Football released another reason for him to celebrate.

Dude's filthy rich.

On the annual list of football's wealthiest, Lionel came tops again, raking in €33m for wages, sponsorships and being the best football player on the planet in general.

Messi Is World’s Highest Paid Player

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France Football is expected to release its best paid player list later on today and it is widely believed that Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will top it. The Argentina wizard as he is fondly referred to, has overtaken LA Galaxy's David Beckham and Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to stamp his dominance on all fronts.

Transfer Totty: An Early Window Shopping Update

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Federico Macheda has been confounding our corneas again, this time with a lime green/blue hoop combo. Nice! Image: Scott Heavey/Getty Images.

The January transfer window has been flung open once again and after the excitement of last year, we thought a reasonably thorough look at the early hip dip movers and rump shakers was needed.

Eastbound & Up: MLS Men That Could Thrive In Serie A

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Eric Giardini takes a look at where some MLS players might fit in Serie A

Beckham, no surprise, leads the list...

With the end of the MLS playoffs and the beginning of the January transfer window upon us sooner than we realize, this seems as good a time as any to put together a list of current MLS players I think could play, and even flourish, with a move to Serie A.

MLS Announces 2011 Award Finalists

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The ballots have been tallied and we now know the finalists for the various end-of-season awards for Major League Soccer.

Last year it was easy to find some fault in the various finalists but this year, every award was fairly open enough.

2011 Major League Soccer Awards Finalists (Listed in alphabetical order by last name within each award category) Rookie of the Year Finalists – Winner to be announced Nov.

Who Are The MLS All Stars 2011?

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Goalkeeper:
Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo) 26 years old. Signed for Danish club Esbjerg when he was 22 years old and spent two years there, but didn't play in any competitive games. Scored a goal from his own half in a CONCACAF Champions League game against Isidro Metapán. He has a dog named Fifa and supports Spurs.

Who Are The MLS All Stars 2011?

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Goalkeeper:
Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo) 26 years old. Signed for Danish club Esbjerg when he was 22 years old and spent two years there, but didn't play in any competitive games. Scored a goal from his own half in a CONCACAF Champions League game against Isidro Metapán. He has a dog named Fifa and supports Spurs.

2011 MLS All-Star Game Roster

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Forgive me for being a tad late to this party. I've been away from the computer for most of the day and I'm starting to catch up here. The 2011 MLS All-Star Game roster was announced this afternoon and for the most part, the 20-man game roster from Hans Backe isn't too shocking.

Only a couple real shockers, first off is Houston keeper Tally Hall.

Joseph an All-Star

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New England Revolution captain Shalrie Joseph will be the team's lone representative at the 2011 MLS All-Star game after New York Red Bulls and MLS All-Stars head coach Hans Backe named the Grenadian to the game-day squad. The selection marks the eighth-consecutive time Joseph has been named an MLS All-Star.

Goalkeeper: Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Faryd Mondragón (Philadelphia Union) Defenders: Corey...

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Goalkeeper: Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Faryd Mondragón (Philadelphia Union)

Defenders: Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Bobby Convey (San Jose Earthquakes), Sean Franklin (LA Galaxy), Jámison Olave (Real Salt Lake), Heath Pearce (Chivas USA), Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls).

Philadelphia Union Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon Named To The 2011 MLS All Star Team

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Faryd Mondragon, captain and starting goalkeeper for the Eastern Conference leading Philadelphia Union, was named to the 2011 MLS All Star team by its head coach Hans Backe, also the head coach of the New York Red Bulls.

Mondragon is the sole member of the Union who will be making an All Star trip this season, after Sebastien Le Toux started for MLS last year against Manchester United.

The 2011 MLS All-Stars According To Hans Backe

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Hans Backe has spoken.

Sean Franklin...but you knew this picture was going here...

Below is his game-day roster to match Manchester United in the MLS All-Star Game July 27 at Red Bull Arena. That last statement was contradictory I know.

As long as Brad Davis was on the roster, it was mostly acceptable.

No Rapids in All-Star XI

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Major League Soccer announced it's All-Star First XI on Sunday, and no Colorado Rapids made the cut.

A 12th All-Star, the winner of the AT&T Text Voting, was revealed on Sunday on MLSsoccer.com.

On July 27, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., the MLS All-Stars will face the defending English Premier League champions Manchester United in the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game (live on ESPN2, Galavision, and TSN at 6:30 p.

The MLS All-Star First XI

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The MLS All-Star First XI have been selected and when you consider how the voting goes, there are few surprises. The LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls dominate the selections. There were certainly snubs and a few questionable choices but it's important to remember that this is not necessarily the starting XI.

THE WEEKLY FIVE - Best Goals of May

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Welcome to The Weekly Five. Each week I address a topic by presenting a list of five examples that support, oppose or simply relate to the subject.

Last month I ranked the best goals scored in April. Khari Stephenson ran out the winner with a long-range screamer for San Jose Earthquakes in their 2-2 draw against Seattle Sounders.

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Eddie Johnson, Osvaldo Alonso Named To MLS All-Star Team

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Osvaldo Alonso and Eddie Johnson were both named MLS All-Star Game reserves by head coach Ben Olsen on Sunday. The Seattle Sounders will now be eligible to play against Chelsea on July 25 in Philadelphia.

It is the first All-Star game selection for both players, who are each enjoying solid seasons for the Seattle Sounders.

Funny Feeling Friday: Landon Donovan

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He has yet to score for Everton in 3 starts for the club this month, but that won't stop us from selecting American superstar Landon Donovan as our "Funny Feeling Friday," this weekend. Donovan is owned by just 0.5% of ... Continue reading →

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Portland Timbers v LA Galaxy – A match made in the Premier League

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It reads like a crap joke: An Englishman, and Irishman and a Scotsman took to the field, and all scored doubles. I wouldn't normally advocate watching 11 minutes worth of highlights from an MLS game, but it's Sunday morning and there's not much football on at the moment, so get yourself a cup of tea [.