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MLS strike could threaten D.C. United's CCL hopes

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If the MLS Players Union should strike, it might cost the league more than just a couple of missed games.

With no collective bargaining agreement in place, and with at least one veteran reporter saying he thinks there is a better than 50/50 chance that there will be a strike, it is time to look at the implications that strike might have on D.

Filling up the Los Angeles sports market

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Los Angeles might be looking at a few NFL teams moving into the market, creating an interesting situation for every other pro sport. Read More

MLS championships odds are out; See who the books favor

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Since the L.A. Galaxy ushered in the Designated Player era with David Beckham's ballyhooed signing back in 2007, we have all argued about whether spending big for stars was "essential" or merely "helpful" in the MLS title chase?

Oddsmakers have just provided a little more food for thought in the ongoing debate.

MLS championships odds are out; See who the books favor

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Since the L.A. Galaxy ushered in the Designated Player era with David Beckham's ballyhooed signing back in 2007, we have all argued about whether spending big for stars was "essential" or merely "helpful" in the MLS title chase?

Oddsmakers have just provided a little more food for thought in the ongoing debate.

MLS is growing at an exceptional rate and bringing it closer to the world’s elite leagues

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Major League Soccer is constantly being lambasted as a retirement league a comfy setting where older players in the twilights of their careers can earn good paychecks, while experiencing famous cities like Seattle, New York and Los Angeles (no bias there, just a Pacific Northwest native writing about football).

MLS is growing at an exceptional rate and bringing it closer to the world’s elite leagues

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Major League Soccer is constantly being lambasted as a retirement league a comfy setting where older players in the twilights of their careers can earn good paychecks, while experiencing famous cities like Seattle, New York and Los Angeles (no bias there, just a Pacific Northwest native writing about football).

Why are the Galaxy going to Ireland and Sweden?

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The LA Galaxy are going to Europe, playing games in Ireland and Sweden where the weather is nothing like home or an MLS summer. Read More

Western Conference still strongest in MLS despite new additions in East

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Quick quiz: Which team from the Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference can best compete for the landmark 20thleague title this season?

Answer: It's a trick question, of course. Far more likely that your 2015 title winner comes out of the West.

That would be a re-configured West, one that was already stacked and packed before shedding the dead weight of Chivas USA, exchanging the dumpster fire of a club for powerful Sporting Kansas City and a Houston Dynamo side now guided by the accomplished Owen Coyle.

Western Conference still strongest in MLS despite new additions in East

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Quick quiz: Which team from the Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference can best compete for the landmark 20thleague title this season?

Answer: It's a trick question, of course. Far more likely that your 2015 title winner comes out of the West.

That would be a re-configured West, one that was already stacked and packed before shedding the dead weight of Chivas USA, exchanging the dumpster fire of a club for powerful Sporting Kansas City and a Houston Dynamo side now guided by the accomplished Owen Coyle.

Ranking MLS’ most popular teams; New research reveals fascinating results

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Thanks to a handful of thriving teams, Major League Soccer enters a 20thseason few thought it would reach back when the San Jose Clash and D.C. United kicked things off on April 6th, 1996. We know which clubs have enjoyed the most on-field success, but can we accurately say which teams are the most popular?

Ranking MLS’ most popular teams; New research reveals fascinating results

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Thanks to a handful of thriving teams, Major League Soccer enters a 20thseason few thought it would reach back when the San Jose Clash and D.C. United kicked things off on April 6th, 1996. We know which clubs have enjoyed the most on-field success, but can we accurately say which teams are the most popular?

Steven Gerrard To Wear His Iconic No.8 Shirt At LA Galaxy (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

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This is a public service announcement on behalf of LA Galaxy, letting all interested parties that Steven Gerrard will be wearing his iconic No.8 shirt once he formally completes his move to the MLS side.

Galaxy's No.8 jersey is currently vacant, sandwich by forward pair Robbie Keane (7) and Alan Gordon (9) either side.

Miami group interested in temporary venue

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You can tell the heat has been turned up on the David Beckham-Miami deal. The former LA Galaxy captain has been reportedly positive about stadium talks in the Miami area as of late but today we're seeing reports that local officials in Miami are pressing for the group to use a temporary venue until a stadium can be built.

StubHub Center is good to the USMNT

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StubHub Center is a regular host for USMNT training and friendlies, becoming one of several homes for the National Team. Read More

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

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The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done.

There's no question that MLS improved in the last two months. Even with the loss of stars like Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe, DeAndre Yedlin, and perhaps the MLS 3.

Rating each MLS club’s signings during the off-season

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The MLS offseason is still churning as teams finalize their last transactions and continue to shape the excess of their rosters in advance of opening day, but training camp has opened and the major business has been done.

There's no question that MLS improved in the last two months. Even with the loss of stars like Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe, DeAndre Yedlin, and perhaps the MLS 3.

It’s a new LA Galaxy in 2015

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2015 will be different for the LA Galaxy, with the club still coming to terms with where they are minus Landon Donovan. Read More

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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Liverpool: How emotion was Steven Gerrard's greatest strength and his fatal flaw is a post from: Just Football

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

English Premier League

Confidence is high at Manchester United insists Louis van Gaal

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Manager Louis van Gaal thinks Manchester United are finally starting to get their swagger back.

United face Swansea on Saturday for the first time since they ruined Van Gaal's debut in the home dugout at Old Trafford six months ago.

United went into the opening weekend of the season on the back of a perfect pre-season campaign in which they beat the Los Angeles Galaxy, Inter Milan, Roma, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Valencia.

Confidence is high at Manchester United insists Louis van Gaal

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Manager Louis van Gaal thinks Manchester United are finally starting to get their swagger back.

United face Swansea on Saturday for the first time since they ruined Van Gaal's debut in the home dugout at Old Trafford six months ago.

United went into the opening weekend of the season on the back of a perfect pre-season campaign in which they beat the Los Angeles Galaxy, Inter Milan, Roma, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Valencia.

Soccer News Update: The Galaxy visit the White House

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Tuesday's soccer news update has the Galaxy meeting the President and the January transfer window closing. Read More

Ivanovic Goal Sends Chelsea To Wembley

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Branislav Ivanovic's header in the fourth minute of extra-time header sent Chelsea into the League Cup final as Jose Mourinho's side beat Liverpool 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

The defender's goal gave Jose Mourinho's side a 2-1 aggregate win, taking them into a 1 March final against either Tottenham Hotspur or Sheffield United and cutting off one of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's paths to a golden send-off before his departure for the Los Angeles Galaxy this summer.

Liverpool

Keane to Gerrard: I’m The LA Galaxy Captain

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Remember back in 2008-09 when Robbie Keane made a bad decision to join his boyhood team Liverpool? The move never worked out for a variety of reasons and I wonder of if the LA Galaxy captain has any lingering resentment towards Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard about his time on Merseyside?

Keane is the now the captain of the LA Galaxy and he made it crystal clear in an interview this week that he does not expect to hand over the captaincy of LA Galaxy to Steven Gerrard when the former England captain makes his high-profile move to California at the start of July.

‘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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D.C. United

3 teams above D.C. United in 2015 MLS Cup betting odds

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The Las Vegas Super Book has D.C. United at 9/1 odds to win the 2015 MLS Cup, but has three teams above them.

The Las Vegas Super Book has released the betting odds for the 2015 MLS Cup, and D.C. United is at a respectable 9/1 odds. What is not respectable, however, is all of the teams ahead of them.

D.C. United's Perry Kitchen makes his USMNT debut in 2-0 win over Panama

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D.C. United's other USMNT representative makes his first appearance with the first team, this time the Red, White and Blue come out victorious.

Steve Birnbaum and Perry Kitchen were part of Jurgen Klinsmann's January camp and in a mild surprise, Birnbaum got the first start between the two, in the United States' 3-2 loss to Chile.

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.

US Soccer

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

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

The Rest

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.

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