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A Look at Heineman's Q/A on Twitter Tonight

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Tonight while on his way to Orlando, Robb Heineman did another one of his impromptu Twitter Q/A's. As always, there were a number of lighthearted questions and some trolling, but there were some good questions in there as well that he answered.

One of the early questions that Heineman was asked had to do with the team adding players to the current squad.

Public Opinion Bursts MLS’ Bubble

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By: Rescinded Red

Major League Soccer's plan for 24 teams by 2020 is progressing. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's office announced they would soon have an announcement regarding a stadium for Beckham United. This week San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and NASL San Antonio Scorpion owner Gordon Hartman made their courtship of the league official by meeting with Commission Don Garber ahead of the Mexico – South Korea friendly.

Public Opinion Bursts MLS’ Bubble

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By: Rescinded Red

Major League Soccer's plan for 24 teams by 2020 is progressing. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's office announced they would soon have an announcement regarding a stadium for Beckham United. This week San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and NASL San Antonio Scorpion owner Gordon Hartman made their courtship of the league official by meeting with Commission Don Garber ahead of the Mexico – South Korea friendly.

Public Opinion Bursts MLS’ Bubble

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Major League Soccer's plan for 24 teams by 2020 is progressing. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's office announced they would soon have an announcement regarding a stadium for Beckham United. This week San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and NASL San Antonio Scorpion owner Gordon Hartman made their courtship of the league official by meeting with Commission Don Garber ahead of the Mexico – South Korea friendly.

Public Opinion Bursts MLS’ Bubble

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Major League Soccer's plan for 24 teams by 2020 is progressing. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's office announced they would soon have an announcement regarding a stadium for Beckham United. This week San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and NASL San Antonio Scorpion owner Gordon Hartman made their courtship of the league official by meeting with Commission Don Garber ahead of the Mexico – South Korea friendly.

Vermes Elected to Hall of Fame

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Today US Soccer announced this year's inductees to the US Soccer Hall of Fame. Sporting KC coach, technical director, and former player, Peter Vermes was one of two people inducted in the class of 2013, along with Joe-Max Moore (who coincidentally was once potentially coming to Kansas City).

Vermes started his career as a forward and played in Hungary, Holland, and Saping before moving to back to the US to join Major League Soccer in 1996.

Famer? I Just Met ‘Er

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Once again I am a voter for the National Soccer Hall of Fame's annual player election, and, as I've always made my ballots and rationales public, there's no reason to stop now.

But instead of the usual quick comments about each nominee and my final list, I felt this year I should address the question, "What IS a Hall of Famer?

Official: Porter Named Timbers Coach

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The Portland Timbers today named Caleb Porter as the club's head coach for the 2013 season. The 37-year old will remain the head coach at Akron through the 2012 NCAA season.

Porter will assume his role with the Timbers and be introduced formally as the club's second MLS head coach at a news conference in Portland in December.

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Hall of Fame Talk Back

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US Soccer still doesn't not have a physical location for their hall of fame since closing their location Oneonta, New York. Sporting KC and Robb Heineman had always talked about the idea of bringing the hall of fame to Kansas City. Originally it was brought up as being part of the stadium the team was building.

Reyna, Meola among four set to be inducted into National Hall of Fame

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Prior to Wednesday night's match between the U.S. men's national team and Brazil, a quartet of individuals who helped build the foundation for both men's and women's soccer in this country will receive their due.

Claudio Reyna, Tony Meola, Desmond Armstrong and Tony DiCicco will be inducted into the National Hall of Fame, and longtime journalist Grahame Jones will be honored as well, at a ceremony at FedEx Field before the friendly.

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NESHOF Induction Ceremony Set for 11/4

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Current Revolution head coach Jay Heaps was one of eight inductees honored during last year's New England Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. (Photo: Tony Biscaia/Revsnet.com)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. The New England Soccer Hall of Fame will conduct its 35th annual induction ceremony on Nov.

What Ever Happened To: Hank Steinbrecher

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 20, 2012) US Soccer Players – Hank Steinbrecher has been a ubiquitous presence on the American soccer scene for the past few decades. Elected as a builder into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005, Steinbrecher was the recipient of this year's Werner Fricker award - the United States Soccer Federation's top honor.

Madison Hall calls for nominations

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Do you know someone who has made a big contribution to soccer in the Madison area?

The Madison Area Soccer Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its fourth induction class, which will focus on the 1990s.

Nominations are being accepted for individuals in one of four categories: player, coach, referee and builder.

Former SKC Wizards Update

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It's another week of former SKC Wizards updates. First, congratulations to two former Wizards. Tony Meola was officially inducted into the US Soccer hall of fame last week before the US game vs Brazil. Also, Alex Bunbury, father of current Wizard, Teal Bunbury, was named to Canada's all time starting XI.

Hall of Fame Speeches

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Last week prior to the USA vs. Brazil game four U.S. Soccer legends were inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Claudio Reyna, Tony Meola, Desmond Armstrong and Tony DiCicco were honored in a ceremony at FedEx Field. Longtime Los Angeles Times soccer writer Grahame L. Jones was also recognized as the recipient of the 2012 Colin Jose Media Award.

2012 National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction

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The 2012 National Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held at FedExField Wednesday night, and USA vs. Brazil provided the perfect setting. It doesn't get much better than a huge game against a legendary team to set the stage for the induction of several U.S. Soccer legends into the Hall of Fame.

Class of 2012 Inducted

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Before Wednesday's USA-Brazil friendly, the National Soccer Hall of Fame officially welcomed the class of 2012. United States NationalTeam alumni Desmond Armstrong, Tony Meola, and Claudio Reyna were inducted alongside builder Tony DiCiccio and journalism award winner Grahame L. Jones. In at times emotional ceremony, the inductees stressed to the audience of family, friends, and American soccer dignitaries the kind of commitment and support it takes to have a Hall of Fame career.

On This Date 20 Years Ago ...

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It's been 20 years since the U.S. has lost to Scotland, the team's first opponent in the "five-game tournament" that begins May 26 at EverBank Field. In fact, it's 20 years to the day ...
On May 17, 1992 at Mile High Stadium in Denver, the U.S. fell 1-0 in front of 24,157 fans. A young Kasey Keller minded the net that day in front of a back four that included recent National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee Desmond Armstrong.

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Will Terrell Owens End Up in Dallas, Philly or San Fran?

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T.O. is not really ever fondly recalled from a public relations standpoint. But, unquestionably, he had seasons to remember with three legendary teams in the NFL, the Niners, Cowboys and Eagles.

His production with these three teams can not be doubted. He will make the Hall Of Fame in Canton one day because he was solid, productive and a difference-maker with all of them.

It’s Official

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"A star player will be sold for a decent amount of cash around a transfer deadline. The club will then use that money to unearth some overlooked talent."

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The Club can today confirm that it has reached an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur for the transfer of midfielder Mousa Dembélé.

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Is Andy Roddick a Hall Of Famer?

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Tennis won't have too many contemporary nominations to enter the men's side of the Hall Of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island over the next several years because of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic's domination.

Since Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003, only four players have won a Grand Slam event, Andy Roddick being one of them.

Sports Talk Makes Better Radio than MLB

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Stuck in traffic, flipping dials to find out that radio stations contract the broadcasts of local sports teams, even colleges and minor leagues, can frustrate the sports fan who is used to hearing sports talk on these same stations.

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PDL All-Stars Fall to Oxford United

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Phantoms founder Jim Dedeus (center) was on hand for Monday's All-Star Game featuring Oxford United. (Photo: Seacoast United)

Seacoast United Mariners striker Eddie Jones scored for the "Jim Dedeus XI" All Stars after the half hour mark, but it wasn't enough to overtake Oxford United in Monday's 4-1 loss at Portsmouth High School.

Bradley, Spector to be Inducted into Sockers FC Hall of Fame

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Defender Jonathan Spector (left) and midfielder Michael Bradley (right) will be inducted into the Sockers FC Hall of Fame.

U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Michael Bradley and defender Jonathan Spector will be inducted into the inaugural Sockers FC Chicago Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 16.

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It's the end of an era at Chelsea!

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When Chelsea won the Champions League and even though Roman Abramovich told the players after the game that "This is just the beginning", It will also mark the end of an era at Chelsea.

In a couple of days time and as the transfer window re-opens we all know there will be people leaving and coming into the club.

The Hero Article

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After 8 years and 10 trophies The Drogs forever has a place in my football hall of fame. So much so that I placed an order for his No. 11 jersey at the Chelsea Megastore soon after the final whistle in Munich.

Drogba is a top striker in almost all ways strong in the air, good feand the only thing people can call him out for is his temperament, but my biased self has always supported him simply for delivering moments of outstanding class.

Brazil

The Party Has Been Kickstarted!

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Hey everybody the second eBook is happening! Thanks to some great backers at Kickstarter, a second eBook shall be written about the history of Real Madrid and Barcelona. It's tentatively slated for release in May 2013. Want updates? I'm blogging during the creative process at Goodreads. RSS nerds can subscribe here.

Jones Wins Media Award

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Former Los Angeles Times soccer writer Grahame L. Jones has been named the 2012 Colin Jose Media Award winner, the United States Soccer Federation announced on Friday. Jones will join the Hall of Fame Class of 2012 as part of the induction ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, May 30th before the USA - Brazil friendly.

Hall Of Fame Induction Set For May 30th

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The United States Soccer Federation announced on Tuesday that the 2012 Hall of Fame induction will be held before the USA - Brazil game on May 30th in Landover, MD. The 2012 induction class of Claudio Reyna, Tony Meola, Desmond Armstrong, and Tony DiCicco will be presented to the crowd prior to the start of the game at FedEx Field.

The Rest

Gary Speed, Steven Gerrard And Frank Lampard To Be Inducted Into National Football Museum Hall Of Fame

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The National Football Museum have announced that Gary Speed will be one of nine 2017 inductees into their esteemed Hall of Fame as a tribute to the late Welshman's exemplary career.

One of the most serially underrated players of the modern era, Speed made 841 appearances for five clubs, 535 of them coming in the Premier League, attaining bona fide fan favourite status at Leeds, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton in the meanwhile.

La Légende: David Beckham Inducted Into PSG Hall Of Fame After Making Just 10 Appearances For Club

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David Beckham has been inducted into PSG's new hall of fame despite only ever making 10 appearances for the Ligue 1 side.

The Parisians revamped their official website this week, introducing a 'Hall of Fame' page for fans to get better acquainted with the club's past luminaries.

All-time top goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic is at the top of the shop, while there are also deserving nods for the likes of Ronaldinho, Pauleta, Jay-Jay Okocha, Rai, George Weah, Safet Susic and Dominique Rocheteau all of whom made distinguished contributions to the club cause.

Leicester City: Claudio Ranieri Inducted Into Italian Football Federation Hall Of Fame (Photo)

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Not that he looks overly enthused about it, but Claudio Ranieri has been inducted into the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) Hall of Fame.

Unsurprisingly, Ranieri was honoured for somehow winning the Premier League title last season with a Leicester City team that are currently staving off relegation this time round.

Video:: Al Albert William and Mary Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech

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William and Mary Head Men's Soccer Coach Al Albert was inducted into the William and Mary Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013 on Saturday, April 13. Watch his his acceptance speech below:

Five Former KC Players Up for Hall of Fame

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US Soccer came out with their list of players eligible for election to the US Soccer Hall of Fame. On the main list and the veteran ballot, there is a total of five former Wizards on the ballot. On the main ballot there are two players. Chris Henderson and Roy Lassiter. Henderson, who is currently the technical director in Seattle spent the 1999 and 2000 season with Kansas City before being traded to Miami.

Best ever England Football Song “Marcus Day Ft Cormack Bangers and Mash”

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Late Night Cheeky version of the Best ever England Football Song Euro by "Marcus Day Ft Cormack Bangers and Mash" is sure to become a long lasting soccer/football anthem.

England Make Us Proud

England (make us proud) by Marcus Day Ft Cormack Bangers and Mash. In brief: Scantily clad women, an English pub and Churchill the dog, one could say Marcus Day's video has everything except a classic World Cup anthem that is.

Wrestling x Mexican Football: Everybody Wins.

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Obviously this is some sort of wrestling move. And if there is an international football Hall of Fame which isn't a bunch of names Pele scratches on a napkin at a restaurant Neymar at the top this young chap, Angel Reyna of Monterrey, belongs with a bust at the entrance.

Spain Have Become One Of Football’s Greatest Ever Teams

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TweetSpain became the first ever side to retain the European Cup with In The Stands' Rolly Pelovangu arguing that this Spanish side are now in the football hall of fame. Forget the criticism of boring tiki-taka football, ignore the haters, excuse Vicente Del Bosque's often bizarre decisions to line up his team with no striker, [.

U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012

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The fans have spoken! Congratulations Gail Devers (track & field), Jean Driscoll (paralympic track & field), Gary Hall, Jr., Lisa Fernandez (softball), Kristine Lilly (soccer), Dan O'Brien, Jenny Thompson (swimming), the 2004 U.S. Olympic Women's Softball Team, Ed Temple, James Connolly and Ted Stevens.

Zoff pezzo da museo messicano

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Dino Zoff entra nella Hall of Fame della federcalcio messicana. Il suo ingresso nel museo del calcio messicano gli è stato ufficializzato dal direttore del museo e la cerimonia si terrà il prossimo novembre. Super Dinone è l'unico italiano presente nel museo, e si aggiunge accanto ad una ristretta cerchia di miti della storia del calcio mondiale, e tra i portieri, con quello di Zamora e Yashin.

WSA Hall welcomes nine Saturday

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Green Bay natives Greg Santaga and Steve Mott and Milwaukee native Daniel Stadler are among nine men who will be inducted into the Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame at a banquet Saturday night at American Serb Hall in Milwaukee.

Stadler and Santaga will join Fernando Campos, Michael "Misho" Hincak and Djordje Blašcuk in the player category, while Mott is the lone referee being enshrined this year.