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Throwback Tuesday - Taking Down Dom

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Years and years ago, I took an MLS coach to task in an article for his playoff strategy - or lack thereof, as I saw it.
Though the San Jose Earthquakes were indeed relocated, my worst fears for Dom Kinnear didn't happen. He did learn from his playoff setbacks and went on to win multiple MLS Cups with the Houston Dynamo.

What happens to the Galaxy after Landon Donovan?

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The LA Galaxy quickly moved from the Landon Donovan era to signing Steven Gerrard, and that might be the MLS club's template. Read More

Volatile Allocation Rules Continue to dog MLS in Jozy Altidore Saga

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If you thought by now that Major League Soccer would have eliminated the confusion over American international allocation, you'd be wrong. The truth is, they've thrown us for yet another loop.

Word is that Jozy Altidore is on his way out of Sunderland, and out of all the potential destinations, MLS is the destination offering Altidore the highest salary of all.

Volatile Allocation Rules Continue to dog MLS in Jozy Altidore Saga

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If you thought by now that Major League Soccer would have eliminated the confusion over American international allocation, you'd be wrong. The truth is, they've thrown us for yet another loop.

Word is that Jozy Altidore is on his way out of Sunderland, and out of all the potential destinations, MLS is the destination offering Altidore the highest salary of all.

Bruce Arena or Frank Yallop?

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When an MLS team looks for a new coach, they're choosing between or against the methods of Bruce Arena or Frank Yallop. Read More

Liverpool: How emotion was Steven Gerrard’s greatest strength and his fatal flaw

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by James Dutton

Rarely has a a moment in football so united a nation. If 2014 was the year of the vine then there is one six-second clip of Steven Gerrard in particular that has been looped thousands and thousands of times over; to the joy of hundreds of thousands, and the despair of tens of thousands.

Steven Gerrard leaves Liverpool a legend, but not a Premier League great

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by Rob Brown

The announcement that Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool at the end of the season has led to a predictable outpouring of unanimous praise.

Steven Gerrard: Liverpool’s loss is Galaxy’s gain

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Steven Gerrard: Liverpool's loss is Galaxy's gain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has confirmed that he has signed for LA Galaxy on an 18-month deal. Gerrard will move to the MLS club in July.

On the move Gerrard said "The time's right for myself and my family for the change, for the fresh challenge.

The Hollywood Sign

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Landon Donovan may be gone, but the Galaxy have picked up a new star for their constellation. And Stevie G already has friends in high places (don't forget Dr. Dre, Samuel L. and Mike Myers are all longtime Liverpool supporters). - Greg Seltzer

Steven Gerrard officially joins the LA Galaxy

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The LA Galaxy have a new designated player, officially announcing that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will join the MLS club this summer. Read More

Steven Gerrard Discusses Joining LA Galaxy In New Interview [VIDEO]

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LA Galaxy has confirmed that Steven Gerrard will be its newest Designated Player in July. The Liverpool legend and captain will join the MLS club after Liverpool's 2014/15 season ends.

"I'm very excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the United States with LA Galaxy," said Gerrard.

Steven Gerrard Discusses Joining LA Galaxy In New Interview [VIDEO]

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LA Galaxy has confirmed that Steven Gerrard will be its newest Designated Player in July. The Liverpool legend and captain will join the MLS club after Liverpool's 2014/15 season ends.

"I'm very excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the United States with LA Galaxy," said Gerrard.

Bruce Arena Confirms Steven Gerrard Will Join LA Galaxy In July

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Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has confirmed Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will join the club in July.

In an interview with the LA Times, Arena revealed what is expected to be officially announced later on Wednesday.

"Steven Gerrard arrives in July and by then we will certainly have a plan available," Arena, who has led the club to three Major League Soccer titles in four years, told the newspaper.

Bruce Arena Confirms Steven Gerrard Will Join LA Galaxy In July

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Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has confirmed Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will join the club in July.

In an interview with the LA Times, Arena revealed what is expected to be officially announced later on Wednesday.

"Steven Gerrard arrives in July and by then we will certainly have a plan available," Arena, who has led the club to three Major League Soccer titles in four years, told the newspaper.

Steven Gerrard: No One to Blame Over Exit From Liverpool

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits had the club offered him a new contract last summer he would not be bringing an end to his long association with the Reds at the end of this season.

However, the midfielder insists he does not want to "point the finger" at anyone for his impending departure.

Steven Gerrard: No One to Blame Over Exit From Liverpool

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits had the club offered him a new contract last summer he would not be bringing an end to his long association with the Reds at the end of this season.

However, the midfielder insists he does not want to "point the finger" at anyone for his impending departure.

A Heavyweight Rematch?

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The soon-to-be scheduled MLS Cup rematch between the Revolution and Galaxy could get a whole lot more interesting if the schedule makers decide to smile upon the local XI.

On Saturday, ESPNFC.com reported that Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who previously hinted his desire to play in MLS in 2015, will be joining the Galaxy following the conclusion of the current EPL season.

LA Galaxy To Sign Steven Gerrard – Why?

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Liverpool and former England captain Steven Gerrard has announced that he will finish his career in Major League Soccer.

Liverpool's legendary captain on Saturday used the club's official media outlets to communicate that "he will move to the USA this summer".

The 34-year-old midfielder will join the MLS Cup winners LA Galaxy after this Premier League season, signing a prorated 18 month contract for a reported $6 million a year salary.

Steven Gerrard to Leave Liverpool at End of Season

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to announce he is to leave his boyhood club at the end of the season, Press Association Sport understands.

The midfielder, who will turn 35 in May, is out of contract in the summer, but, despite being offered a new deal, he appears to have decided the time is right to leave and pursue a fresh challenge.

Steven Gerrard to Leave Liverpool at End of Season

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to announce he is to leave his boyhood club at the end of the season, Press Association Sport understands.

The midfielder, who will turn 35 in May, is out of contract in the summer, but, despite being offered a new deal, he appears to have decided the time is right to leave and pursue a fresh challenge.

Liverpool star could make shock MLS move in summer

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Liverpool star could make shock MLS move in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool captain and legend Steven Gerrard could make a shock move to Major League Soccer in the summer, according to reports.

Reliable Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has broke the news that David Beckham's former side Los Angeles Galaxy are interested in bringing the former England captain to the USA when his contract expires at the end of this season.

MLS Announce 2015 Opening Fixtures

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Just in time for Christmas, Major League Soccer has released the home openers for 2015 season.

The new season kicks off on March 6 when MLS Cup winners the LA Galaxy will entertain the Chicago Fire at the StubHub Center.

The opening weekend sees MLS's two expansion franchises play each other as Orlando City SC will host New York City FC at the Citrus Bowl on Sunday, March 8.

Top 100 Soccer Clubs in the United States and Canada - Final 2014 Rankings

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The latest rankings capture the NASL and MLS Playoffs and wrap up the 2014 season.

The final installment for 2014 of the Top 100 Clubs in the United States and Canada sees a multitude of changes, starting at the top.

(For last month's rankings, see this article. For the methodology associated with these rankings, see this article.

The other MLS awards

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Though MLS might have packed up 2014 already, it's worth a look back at some things that might need more attention. Read More

The LA Galaxy model and what it means for US soccer

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StubHub Center is what MLS wanted from soccer-specificity and a model for what US Soccer wants for itself. Read More

Bruce Gets Comfortable

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Nine years ago, I called for Bruce Arena to make a push at coaching abroad.

That didn't happen.

Big ups to @FastJayne for her classic Bruce Arena photo pic.twitter.com/FzOjvoIqKP
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) December 8, 2014

Now, on the heels of his record 5th MLS Cup win as coach, someone else is doing the same.

Soccer News Update

Soccer News Update: Galaxy players

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Robbie Keane welcomes Steven Gerrard to the Galacy and DeAndre Yedlin gets national media attention in Tuesday's soccer news update. Read More

Soccer News: The Galaxy plans for Gerrard and Lampard writes

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What will the Galaxy look like with Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard discussing his MLS deal highlight Friday's soccer news update. Read More

Soccer News: MLS transparency and Gerrard to LA

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MLS transparency remains in question and the LA Galaxy close in on announcing Steven Gerrard in Wednesday's soccer news. Read More

New England Revolution

5 Revs Matches That’ll Catch Our Attention in ’15

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On Wednesday, we got our first look at the Revolution's 34-game schedule, a list that features ahealthy doseof notable matchups, storylines and potential shenanigans.

But whichof the 34jump outat usthe most? We're glad you asked.

Portland Timbers release full 2015 MLS match schedule

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It's one of the best days within the Major League Soccer calendar - the schedule release date! The Portland Timbers announced their full 34 match slate for 2015, while MLS confirmed national broadcast plans and a revamped playoff schedule that will include six teams from each conference.

New Year, New Needs

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Revolution Head Coach Jay Heaps has a lot of roster spots to fill before the 2015 season kicks off. (Photo credit: Chris Aduama/aduamaphotography.com)

The New England Revolution finished the 2014 season on an incredible run that led the team to its fifth MLS Cup before coming up just short against the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Steven Gerrard

‘No surprise’ Steven Gerrard is joining LA Galaxy, says Liverpool legend Ray Clemence

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Steven Gerrard's move to LA Galaxy is not a "surprise", according to Kop legend Ray Clemence. The former Anfield goalkeeper, who...

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LA Galaxy CONFIRM Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will join them in July

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LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has confirmed that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will join them in July after agreeing to move to the MLS club....

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Video: Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard’s first experience of overseas football, on tour with Whiston U12s

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Steven Gerrard looks set to seal his move to LA Galaxy within the next couple of days. But the Liverpool skipper has a long history of playing...

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Why you shouldn't care where Steven Gerrard goes (unless you're a Liverpool fan)

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With the LA Galaxy reportedly poised to sign Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, here's why Philadelphia Union fans shouldn't worry.

Trust me, Philadelphia Union fans. You don't want Steven Gerrard.

Sure, you think you do. The allure of signing that "big name" is great in the minds (and lately, on the lips and fingertips) of many fans.

The Rest

US Soccer honors Bruce Arena with builder award

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Bruce Arena is the US Soccer Federation's Werner Fricker Builder Award winner for 2014, US Soccer announced on Thursday. Read More

Happy New Year from Fire Confidential

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With 2014 mercifully over Fire fans can start looking forward to a new season which officially begins in a few weeks when players report for physicals on January 25. The squad will look much different in 2015 with new Designated Players David Accam and Kennedy Igboananike in the fold but Frank Yallop and company still have work to do to fill out the roster between now and the end of January.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Dan Gargan

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LA Galaxy defender, MLS Champion, and Philly-native Dan Gargan joins Greg and Eli. After that, Kevin Kinkead stops by to talk about Union transfer targets ahead of the opening of the January transfer window.

Sad, But Not Surprising

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In the wake of the retirement of USA veteran defender DaMarcus Beasley, I immediately thought of Robbie Rogers and how well he has been playing at left back for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

It's well known also in SoCal circles that Rogers knows J. Klinsmann from way back.Klinsmann helped guide Rogers at various points in his career, including recommending him as a player to the coach of Leeds in England back in 2012.