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Houston Dynamo

Selling Houston

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Perhaps the biggest business story of the week is the pending sale of the Houston Dynamo to Rockets' owner Leslie Alexander. The sale includes both the team and the lease for BBVA Compass Stadium. According to reports, the sale will include the entire ownership interest in the team including the portions owned by AEG, Oscar De Le Hoya and a third partner.

MMCB: Building A Rico Case

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If you've ended up here for a discussion of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, I apologize, this post isn't for you. If you've ended up here to discuss the return of Ricardo Clark to the Houston Dynamo, then you're in the right place.

Unless you've been away from the Internet for the last couple weeks, you've probably heard the news that midfielder Ricardo Clark has re-signed with the Dynamo after over two years in Germany.

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Port Vale: Reserving The Right To Criticise

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The benefits of hindsight are many. And reviewing the fretful close season that Port Vale fans have just endured, I am glad that I "knew the result" of the negotiations on Lancashire businessman Keith Ryder's putative club takeover. Otherwise I would have feared for them mightily. Vale ended last season in administration with "preferred bidder" Ryder having agreed a deal with creditors to take the club out of administration.

Port Vale: Reserving The Right To Criticise

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The benefits of hindsight are many. And reviewing the fretful close season that Port Vale fans have just endured, I am glad that I "knew the result" of the negotiations on Lancashire businessman Keith Ryder's putative club takeover. Otherwise I would have feared for them mightily. Vale ended last season in administration with "preferred bidder" Ryder having agreed a deal with creditors to take the club out of administration.

Arsenal

How Arsenal’s Attack Will Change With Olivier Giroud Instead of Robin van Persie

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Two games into the Premier League season and it seems as though hysteria is the only option among some of the Arsenal fan base. After two goalless draws at home to Sunderland and away at Stoke, it seems much of ...

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Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland: Cautious, probing Gunners still in pre-season

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I have to say, the general pre-match feeling among the Arsenal fan-base was one of unprecedented optimism; which was surprisingly heartening to see, after another summer which, on the face of it, has been punctuated by the club selling important players to direct rivals and taking sideways steps rather than forward ones.

Santi Cazorla: Uninhibited delight and raised expectations

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There's always a split second in which a dog decides whether it likes you or hates you. It growls fearsomely as the hackles rise and the teeth are bared, before waddling to you and conducting a thorough sniff-check; a moment of fire if there ever was one, for a dog is not going to be apathetic towards you.

Video: Arsenal trio Mertesacker, Podolski and Sagna bust-a-move in Nigeria

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It's fair to suggest that the mood in the Arsenal pre-season camp may not be bubbling, despite the squad having just returned from what looked like a thoroughly enjoyable tour of the Far East. The reasons for that are the on-going Robin Van Persie transfer saga, the recent news that Jack Wilshere may not be [.

Gunners boss defiant after City loss

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has dismissed any apprehensions regarding his squad's potential following a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in Beijing yesterday.

The Gunners appeared to be in control during the first half before goals from Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure condemned them to a two-goal deficit at the interval.

Why do we love the Arsenal?

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After enduring one of the worst summers in living memory for any club, and then back it up with the worst start to a season that Arsenal have had to endure for almost 100 years, I'm beginning to wonder whether we will find ourselves going through the exact same again this season. I guess we have made a good start to the transfer window, but I am now fearing the worst.

Arsenal don’t need Van Persie – We just need BELIEF!

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Doom and Gloom OUT!! by SV A ridiculous amount of material that has appeared over the Internet concerning the recent bombshell dropped by our (probably ex) captain. The reason I hate this material most is not actually the news it is reporting, but the clear effect that it is having on our fan base. While [.

Van Persie Breaks the Silence (with the utmost respect…?)

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What a prick! Even though I saw it coming it still hurts. Like I said, I am not surprised that he has decided to leave. What I am kind of surprised at, is how he has chosen to go about it! The statement on his website makes me want to vomit more and more after each read. I've gone back to read it a few times in hopes of catching something positive to use to stick up for our former captain.

Robin van Persie: The decision unsurprising, the manner very much so

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Sod it all, I'm not expected to give an introduction to this post, am I? We've all known that Robin van Persie's future lay in the balance this summer; and while we all beat our intrepid chests on twitter with regards to him being a true and loyal captain, we knew there was a serious possibility of him leaving.

Major League Soccer

Union Freekicks - Monday, August 27

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RSL test a 'learning curve'

While the playoff hope fades, the young Union players will still keep learning from games like this. The more games they play the better the team gets. Or so we all hope.

Photo essay: Union 0-0 Real Salt Lake

Pictures from the Union game that describe important plays during the game.

Sporting KC Talks Organization First In Hoisting The US Open Cup Trophy

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A sparkling celebration....

Jay Bell took in the game then ran around grabbing sound bytes like a squirrel stocking nuts for the winter.

The story off the field of last night's dramatic US Open Cup final victory for Sporting Kansas City is easy to write. A multi-year process was undertaken by Robb Heineman and Sporting Club, formerly OnGoal, LLC, to re-brand the Kansas City Wizards as Sporting Kansas City and build a progressive Major League Soccer franchise.

Footiebusiness Vault: Marketing in Portland

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On the road tonight...so here is a post from the vault featuring Timbers' VP of Marketing Cory Dolich. We completed this chat just weeks before thei Timbers kicked off their inaugural campaign in MLS.

Over the last couple of years, we have conducted interviews with a number of marketing professionals throughout MLS.

Red Bulls Rewind: A difficult debut for Tim Cahill

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BY DAVE MARTINEZ

Battling heavy heat and overwhelming humidity through 90 minutes of play from virtually a central defensive midfield position against a superior opponent was not exactly the way Tim Cahill, the New York Red Bulls organization or their fan base pictured the Australian's debut.

NY Cosmos reborn in NASL

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Thursday, the North American Soccer League announced that the New York Cosmos have joined the league and will begin play in the 2013 season.

Not having played in a professional league since 1984, the nearly thirty year absence has been a long wait for a still loyal and dedicated fan base.

The Cosmos played fourteen seasons in the NASL, bringing some of the most recognizable names in football to the States, including Brazilian striker Pelé and Italian Giorgio Chinaglia.

Portland Timbers

Some Soccer News for Thu Aug 23, 2012

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Episode 8 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is now ready for blasting! As in, blasting from your speakers dude!

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New soccer channel beIN which had previously announced broadcast deals with Directv and Dish Network has today announced a deal with Comcast.

Kosuke Kimura Traded

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A day that would always eventually come, but none of hoped to see so soon. Koz is no longer a Rapid. This afternoon he was traded to the Portland Timbers for allocation money and an international player spot.

Its no secret that Koz is (or was, now) my favorite player on the Rapids. That said he's had a rough year and has been passed on the depth chart by Freeman and Zapata.

New England Revolution

Oh Captain! My Captain!: Who Should Wear the Armband?

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When the New England Revolution traded away long-time fan-favorite Shalrie Joseph, they lost something far more important than any stat could ever indicate: a captain. With the club mired in mediocrity, and a fan base calling for blood on multiple levels, the time is now for a man to step up and lead this club into the future.

Revolution vs. Impact: Know Thy Enemy

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The New England Revolution are gearing up for a three-match road trip by traveling north of the border to Quebec to take on the MLS newcomers known as the Montreal Impact on Wednesday night for their second game in just four days. It will be the second time in a row the Revs have faced a Canadian side, having just fallen to Toronto 0-1 on the weekend.

Revolution Midseason Grades: The FO Has Built a Great Product But Needs to Focus on the Big Picture

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The mysteries of a front office in MLS are always intriguing. For the past few years, it has appeared that the New England Revolution's FO has received mostly negative feedback from its supporters. Poor player acquisitions, poor advertisement of the product, poor hiring of coaches and poor interactions with fans had led to a bad team and a disenfranchised fan base.

Manchester United

Who is the best supported club in England?

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Rightmove surveyed over 13,000 football fans from around the country, including 9,351 fans of Premiership clubs, and recorded the team they support and their full postcode to establish the average distance each fan lives from their club, and what proportion of each club's fans are local to their home stadium.

Red Issue’s Open Letter To Sir Alex

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Dear Sir Alex,

As lifelong Manchester United fans, we are disappointed and concerned by quotes attributed to you in a recent interview. Many of us are the same fans who protested to denounce Cubic Expression back in 2005. These are the same fans who had previously offered you their unwavering support during your private dispute over Rock of Gibraltar's breeding rights, despite Cubic Expression raising some very pertinent questions.

Red Issue’s Open Letter To Sir Alex

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Dear Sir Alex,

As lifelong Manchester United fans, we are disappointed and concerned by quotes attributed to you in a recent interview. Many of us are the same fans who protested to denounce Cubic Expression back in 2005. These are the same fans who had previously offered you their unwavering support during your private dispute over Rock of Gibraltar's breeding rights, despite Cubic Expression raising some very pertinent questions.

100 Owners: Number 87 – Louis Edwards (Manchester United)

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It has, in recent years, become standard for some Manchester United supporters to sing songs regarding the death of Malcolm Glazer. The owner of the club inspires such extreme emotions amongst the clubs fan-base that it is possible to think that him and his family are the first group of individuals to have been involved in this club for reasons that may concern motives other than merely wanting to run a football club and global institution for its own betterment, but this is, of course, untrue and if we are to look back at the history of this club, it is arguably the involvement of another family which truly set Manchester United on the course to the position in which it finds itself today: the Edwards family.

How will the Manchester United brand transform Kagawa?

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By Dominic Vieira, writing from London

Manchester United aren't just a successful football club. From a wider perspective, they've sculpted themselves into a global brand since the 90s, equipped with an enviable, astronomically large fan base. According to Forbes, they're listed as one of the most valuable sports clubs in the world.

Sir Alex discusses pre-season dilemma

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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson knows that the depth within his roster would allow him to pick a strong side for the team's overseas pre-season matches but admits that an eventful summer of international football has created some confusion.

A plethora of stars participated in Euro 2012 while some others are going to be participating in the London Olympics that begin later this month.

Seattle Sounders

Why Do Sounders Fans Distrust USSF?

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After the announcement that the US Open Cup Final rights were awarded to Sporting Kansas City over Seattle fans of the Sounders took to twitter to vent frustration. The lack of transparency, the claims that the bids were tied and USSF's general disinterest in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest fuelded the vitriol.

Stepping Away From The Ledge

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The Sounder's league record over the past 8 games has left their fan base frustrated and reeling. No one associated with the franchise is happy right now. A string of four losses and four draws in league play doesn't inspire confidence nor does it meet the lofty expectations everyone holds for the franchise.

The Rest

FIFA 13 reveals 2012/13 Tottenham third kit

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FIFA 13 reveals 2012/13 Tottenham third kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur and Under Armour have launched the third kit for the club with the help of the upcoming EA Sports' football game FIFA 13. The video below exclusively shows the 2012/13 third kit and the White Hart Lane in fabulous fashion.

Coca-Cola cancels Ronaldinho sponsorship after he appears at press conference with Pepsi cans

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A little more than a month after leaving Flamengo over unpaid wages, Ronaldinho is the one being accused of breaching contracts as Coca-Cola ends his lucrative sponsorship deal less than a year after it was signed. The breaking point for the R$1.5M ($737,400) a year deal that was to run through the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was apparently that Ronaldinho appeared with cans of Pepsi, a sponsor of his new club Atletico Mineiro, at press conferences.