Major League Soccer

MLS All Stars 3 - Chelsea FC 2: Late Winner Gives MLS Shock Victory Over European Champions

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Call it an exhibition, not important, and heck, even some have called it stupid, but any way you slice it, a team of All Stars from Major League Soccer defeated the reigning European champions, Chelsea FC, 3-2 on Wednesday night in front of an amazing crowd at PPL Park in Chester, PA.

Some of the brightest stars in MLS shone brightest on the night, with players like Chris Wondolowski, Chris Pontius, Thierry Henry, and others all contributing to what should be viewed as a nice little victory for the team on the night, and the league as a whole.

The Adu Amnesia Effect

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I want to run a bit of a thought experiment. Close your eyes. Okay, don't close your eyes. Now, imagine Freddy Adu, but only considering the past year of his career. Forget his being drafted while still only halfway through puberty, the magazine covers, and the pictures with Pelé. Wipe away the memory of the buzz that surrounded the US's wonder kid, and definitely (definitely) make sure to leave behind all thoughts of how disappointing he turned out to be for the national team.

Red Bulls Finally Get Conde

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Wilman Conde is back in MLS with the Red Bulls. (Getty Images)

This news had been around for some time. The New York Red Bulls and the Chicago Fire finally made it official today though. Wilman Conde is finally going to the Big Apple.

The fun part about this deal however is that it is really a few years too late.

Mike Banner returns to his roots

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So I'm sitting at my desk at work around 4pm this past Friday trying to figure out what my plans for the evening are. Then out of nowhere Illinois Piasa General Manager Matt Williams makes my plans for me with one short e-mail:

"FYI - Mike Banner, Chicago Fire, will wear #16 for Piasa tonight vs.

Manchester United

Man City’s Dramatic Title Win Caused Eric Cantona To Kung Fu Kick His Coffee Table Into Smithereens!

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By Chris Wright

We imagine that Sergio Aguero's last-minute title-clinching goal against QPR on the final afternoon of 2012/13 had more than a few Manchester United fans thrashing the ever-loving heck out of their furniture, pets, loved ones, etc, and it would appear that one Eric of Cantona was no different.

‘Man Utd To Blame For My 8-Game Ban’ – Liverpool’s Luis Suarez Reignites Evra Race Row

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By Alan Duffy

Oh dear, here we go again! Despite being told to keep schtum on the issue by his Liverpool bosses, striker Luis Suarez has had a right pop at Man Utd on Uruguayan TV, blaming the Red Devils' 'political power' for influencing the FA's decision to ban him over the infamous Patrice Evra race row.

The Manchester derby: everything else is irrelevant

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It seems almost absurd to suggest that signing Paul Dickov on a free was as little a risk as paying £38million for 23-year old Sergio Aguero in the summer of 2011 but such is the change at Manchester City that if, indeed, a signing was not to materialise, they could, well, just get someone else.

Manchester Derby is a season finale

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In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so.

New England Revolution

Five Things We Learned: Revolution at Sporting K.C.

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Saer Sene was a noticeable absence from the Revolution's starting XI on Saturday. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

It wasn't a win. But then again, it wasn't a loss, either.

On Saturday, the Revolution may have fallen short of three points. But, they proved that all draws aren't created equal in hijacking a valuable point at LIVESTRONG Sporting Oven, er, Park against the first-place-turned-second-place Sporting K.

Five Things We Learned: Revolution at Montreal

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Ryan Guy made a strong case for more playing time in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Montreal. (Photo: Kari Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

No one ever said that mid-week games especially those on the road were easy.

On Wednesday, the Revolution proved the truth of that axiom in Montreal. And many of their troubles were self-inflicted.

Five Things We Learned: Revolution at Toronto

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Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber had a solid game against Toronto FC in Saturday's 2-2 draw. (Photo: Tony Biscaia/RevsNet.com)

Well, that could've been embarrassing.

After Toronto better known as The Worst Team in MLS ™ - claimed a two-goal lead before halftime, the Revolution mounted a major offensive during the second stanza that concluded with Chris Tierney's 94th minute equalizer.

Projecting the final standings: One Fourth Edition

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Now that the Timbers have completed about a quarter of the season, well as close to a quarter as you can get with 34 games, I wanted to put together a projection of the final standings. Of course these standings will be skewed either high or low depending on the starts each team has had. Despite this it still is interesting to see some of the projected final points teams will have.


Don Diego's Al Wasl managerial career: Five highlights

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5 highlights of Don Diego's Al Wasl tenure.

1. Kicking an annoying as heck fan in the hand. To be kicked by the man who made the Hand of God a part of footballing lore could be considered a tribute.
2. His heartfelt condolences to the father of Theyab Awana, the UAE hero who died in a car accident.

Mark Dodd’s 1997 Season for the Ages

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In 1996 Mark Dodd was named Pepsi Goalkeeper of the Year for MLS, an outstanding achievement in MLS' inaugural season. His 1997 season was even better. If you never say him, let me just tell you that Mark Dodd was a heck of a keeper.

Carling Cup: Man City 0-1 Liverpool – Strangely Soulless Match Settled By Gerrard Penalty (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

"You got once chance, mon frere!"

It was a bit of a strange, suffocating old game but, thanks principally to Kenny Dalglish switching to a flat-back nine for the majority of the second-half, Liverpool came away from the Etihad with the slimmest of advantages (City's first back-to-back home defeat since February 2008) to take back to Anfield for the second leg.

Euro 2012

Euro 2012: Spain keep calm but can they carry on past France?

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Euro 2012: Spain keep calm but can they carry on past France? is a post from: Just Football

by Tom Barnett

If you live in Britain then you may be familiar with a frequently bandied about phrase, made popular recently by the most over-shared piece of design ever, Keep Calm and Carry On.

Euro 2012 Shit Lookalikes: Bruno Alves & Ted ‘Golden Voice’ Williams

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By Chris Wright

Alves is a bedraggled Portuguese centre-half with wet roadkill on his head.

Williams is the former homeless hobo who became a minor US celebrity last year by virtue of possessing a voice rich enough to tenderise meat at ten paces.

Brad Evans

Nos Audietis, Episode 53: Brad Evans Pays Us A Visit

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The reason we ask most of our guests to come on is because we think they'll be good. Occasionally, they exceed our high expectations. And then others just kinda blow us away. Brad Evans falls into that last category.

Maybe it won't come off as good to you as it did to us, but we absolutely had a great time hanging out with Brad (is it cool if we call him that?

Brad Evans Talked Shop at Official U.S. Soccer Bar Tim Finnegan's

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Brad Evans was certainly a hit at Friday night's Q&A session at Official U.S. Soccer Bar Tim Finnegan's Irish Pub, answering questions and sharing stories for more than an hour about rising from a club player in Arizona to the U.S. National Team.
The local fans were particularly interested in his thoughts about player development in the state and how more kids can reach the elite levels in the sport.

robbie fowler

The List

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Hi Friends.

Like many who had the opportunity to view the Union in Seattle on Saturday, I was left without words.

Leaving the analyzing of lineups and formations to others, what I'd like to do is ask you all, seriously, "Who should come here?"

I've heard we don't have any money for DP's (Why?

Liverpool Great Robbie Fowler ‘Blacks Up’ As Lionel Richie, Causes Minor Twitter “Outrage” (Photo)

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By Alan Duffy

Lionel Richie? I was going for Craig Johnston meets Bruce Grobbelaar...

This hasn't been the best of periods for Liverpool FC, certainly in terms of PR. With the club tying itself in all kinds of knots over the Luis Suarez affair, and then Anfield legend Alan Hansen getting lambasted for his out-dated use of the word "coloured", it's been a heck a few weeks for the club.

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Aston Villa

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Not to take away from Rich's most recent post, but lost among Chelsea's guerrilla tactics on Tuesday was the fact Aston Villa choked a lead away and lost, at home, to relegation candidates Bolton.

So, with three games left, Aston Villa are just three points above the drop. And if Mark Schwarzer's parry hadn't fallen to the feet of Andreas Weimann at the death last month, they would be one point above the drop, with three matches left.

Aston Villa

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Not to take away from Rich's most recent post, but lost among Chelsea's guerrilla tactics on Tuesday was the fact Aston Villa choked a lead away and lost, at home, to relegation candidates Bolton.

So, with three games left, Aston Villa are just three points above the drop. And if Mark Schwarzer's parry hadn't fallen to the feet of Andreas Weimann at the death last month, they would be one point above the drop, with three matches left.

Ching wants offense to improve in final third

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After three games this season, the Dynamo are still waiting for a goal from a forward. And that is just unacceptable. Heck, as a whole, the Dynamo have scored only two goals this season. One was on a penalty kick by Brad Davis. The other was scored by right back Andre Hainault. If not the [...]

The Rest

Bedale AFC: English Amateur Team Unveil Marvellous New ‘Sausage-Themed’ Away Kit (Photo)

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Following a trail blazed bywhat now feels like hundreds of lower league Spanish sides, English amateur club Bedale AFC have launched a brand new food-themed kit of their very own.

After landing a sponsorship deal with local sausage producers Heck, the Yorkshire (Porkshire?

Shinkansen to Saitama

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All aboard! For Sarah Killion, Crystal Dunn, Chi Ubogagu and Kealia Ohai

The U.S. U-20 WNT left Sendai city this afternoon via the Shinkansen, the famed Japanese bullet train, and once again the local organizers made the trip as smooth as possible. Of course, the Shinkansen is about as smooth as it gets, gliding between cities at between 150-180 MPH, meaning the USA's train from Sendai took just over 90 minutes.

Done deals

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  Have you seen this man? And who the heck is he?  The JimmyG2 Column, 'What's the point of a blog if you are going to tell us that nothing has happened'. You may well ask and it is certainly a good question and it definitely is a question that needs answering. But friends that is the art of the Blogger.

How to get men watching women’s football? Have them play in lingerie

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This article titled "How to get men watching women's football? Have them play in lingerie" was written by Saman Shad, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 7th June 2012 09.42 UTC

It's an idea as old as time. If you want to get a man's attention, enroll the help of a scantily clad woman. It was probably what Mitch Mortaza, the founder of lingerie football, was thinking when he spotted a gap in the market while watching the Super Bowl – you've got men playing American football, you've got cheerleaders in skimpy outfits, what would happen if you combined the two?

The Boys are Back in Town

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It was a heck of a run, but our two years with ESPN has come to an end. Â ESPN, they tell us, is refocusing their regional sites and sites like us don't fit anymore. We aren't the only people out and we may land somewhere else. Â But for now we're back at http://www.3rddegree.net/.

The Most Popular MNT Player in Orlando

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Today was media day for the local press to interview the National Team, and the number request besides Jurgen Klinsmann?
Graham Zusi.
The Sporting KC midfielder grew up in Longwood, just east of Orlando. He played at Lake Brantley High School, where he earned Central Florida Player of the Year honors and reached the final four of Class 6A in his junior year.

Time for NBA to Change Its Playoff Format

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The NBA playoffs are a couple of weeks away from starting, yet more than a month away from knowing who wins in the first round.

Playoff games every night of the week for weeks can be cool and for many years it worked out well.

Hollywood Beach Open 2012 Footvolley tournament FREE

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This weekend get out there and check out the Pro Footvolley tour to take place on Hollywood Beach. It's a 6-city US Tour which features the top US-based athletes.

The event is called the "Hollywood Beach Open" and it's completely FREE of charge!

This sport has grown in Brazil and now you can watch it here in the states!

Win-win on Ching front

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In trades, people often wonder which team got the better end of the deal. Heck, a Montreal radio reporter just asked me that question for his show. He didn't seem to like my answer. I said it was a win-win-win situation. He argued that fans in Montreal won't think the Impact won. I told him [...]

Big Valley, Rockford, WKRP Still Worthy Entertainment

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There has been an increase for televisions in homes every year up until last year. Hulu.com is one of the reasons 2011 marked the first time ever since television was created that less people claim to have a TV in their home than the previous year.

Seeing Red Episode: Heck Speaks

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It's the latest, and greatest, episode of Seeing Red: The NY Soccer Roundup. This week is Mark Fishkin and Dave "The Emperor" Martinez have none other than NY Red Bulls President of Business Operations Chris Heck. Mr. Heck makes a massive 40 minute appearance here and lots of topics (Season Tickets, Harrison lawsuit, the 2012 schedule, Cosmos, etc.

Seeing Red #73: Henry, Draft Review, RBNY President Chris Heck

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The SR boys are back to chat with Chris Heck, Red Bulls President of Business Operations. We discuss the 2012 home schedule, ticket sales trends, staffing changes, marketing plans, and success metrics for the season to come. First comes a review of Henry at Arsenal as well as roster additions in and around the MLS draft.