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MLS Ticker: Sapong, NYCFC, Revolution and more

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While the Philadelphia Union were able to sign one of its key attackers to extension, New York City FC officially revealed its new kit on Wednesday.

The Philadelphia Union have agreed to a three-year extension with forward C.J. Sapong. The 27-year old tallied nine goals and four assists in 27 games for the Union in 2015.

Robbie Rogers, Sexuality and the Institution of Football

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On May 26, 2013, Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male to compete within a major North American professional sports league, stepping onto the pitch in the 77th minute of his club's match against the Seattle Sounders and demonstrating, even if for only several minutes, a liberation he had never.

Revamped LA Galaxy will be MLS powerhouse in 2016

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The last piece of the LA Galaxy's offseason overhaul fell into place on Wednesday, when the team announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong from AC Milan.

De Jong is, most likely, the final move of an offseason in which the Galaxy added and subtracted some twenty players – and the final move of a triumphant two weeks in which LA announced the signings of de Jong, Ashley Cole, and Jelle Van Damme.

Revamped LA Galaxy will be MLS powerhouse in 2016

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The last piece of the LA Galaxy's offseason overhaul fell into place on Wednesday, when the team announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong from AC Milan.

De Jong is, most likely, the final move of an offseason in which the Galaxy added and subtracted some twenty players – and the final move of a triumphant two weeks in which LA announced the signings of de Jong, Ashley Cole, and Jelle Van Damme.

MLS Ticker: D.C. United, TFC-Galaxy, Timbers-Sounders and more

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The first weekend of February was filled with preseason friendlies and scrimmages, but most of the buzz surrounded D.C. United, which released its new jersey and is reportedly close to signing a new Argentine.

D.C. United is reportedly nearing a deal to add 21-year-old, 5-foot-3 Luciano Acosta on loan from Argentine club Boca Juniors.

Ashley Cole hoping to change negative opinions of him

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Ashley Cole knew it was coming.It was inevitable, of course.

Ever since Cole uttered the words "I'm not ready to relax on a beach yet" when talking about why he chose Roma over MLS almost two years ago, theveteran Englishman has become one of the top public enemies to many of the league's fans.

LA Galaxy 2016 adidas Home Jersey

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The Los Angeles Galaxy unveiled their 2016 adidas home jersey on Thursday. The new kit [...]

Kia Joorabchian’s growing involvement with MLS demands further scrutiny

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LastWednesday, the LA Galaxy announced the signing of defensive midfielder Nigel De Jong who started the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final for the Netherlands and won the 2012 Premier League title with Manchester City. De Jong is yet another prestige signing for MLS' signature club but raises questions about how he got to MLS and why he is signing.

Kia Joorabchian’s growing involvement with MLS demands further scrutiny

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LastWednesday, the LA Galaxy announced the signing of defensive midfielder Nigel De Jong who started the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final for the Netherlands and won the 2012 Premier League title with Manchester City. De Jong is yet another prestige signing for MLS' signature club but raises questions about how he got to MLS and why he is signing.

MLS Ticker: Crew, Rapids, Red Bulls, Galaxy and more

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A pair of teams made signings of international players, while two others revealed new looks for the 2016 season.

The Columbus Crew announced on Monday that the club had signed Norwegian international forwardOla Kamara. The 26-year-old most recently featured forMolde FK in the top flight of Norway whileon loan from FK Austria Wien.

More changes for the LA Galaxy

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The preseason will be short for the LA Galaxy, looking to the CONCACAF Champions League as they put together a revamped squad in 2016. Read More

Some Soccer News for Feb 3, 2016

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It's Day 34 of 2016.


So how did LA Galaxy add 3 big name European veterans again this season without cracking the MLS salary cap? By Kevin Baxter of the LA Times.
-Nigel de Jong is the latest to join the Galaxy. (A lot of people despise this guy.) Also by Baxter.

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MLS Ticker: Nocerino, Kappelhof, Wingert and more

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While the race for Italian star Antonio Nocerino has heated up, one MLS side has reportedly been ordered to end its pursuit for the Milan midfielder.

Orlando City SC has been ordered to cease its chase for Nocerino because of D.C. United's discovery rights claim. D.C. filed its claim for the 30-year-old last month.

MLS Ticker: Nemeth, Kouassi, Gashi, De Jong and more

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Krisztian Nemeth's transfer from Sporting Kansas City to Qatari club Al-Gharafa drew the confusion and ire of many, and the Hungarian international has spoken out as to why he chose to move there.

In a post on his official Facebook page, Nemeth expressed his disappointment with how Sporting KC handled his attempt at negotiating for a new contract, and signing with Al-Gharafa "was the only way to get out of it.

LA Galaxy Load Up For MLS Cup Run

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Bruce Arena has shown once again why he is without peer in Major League Soccer as he has loaded the LA Galaxy for another run at the MLS Cup this season, while lowering their wage bill.

With Steven Gerrard entering his last season, the LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager seems determined to see Gerrard off into the sunset with someone he never won in England, and that is a championship winning medal.

MLS Ticker: Kamara, De Jong, Finn­boga­son and more

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While teams have started their preseason schedules, the contract dispute between Kei Kamara and the Columbus Crew has heated up.

Kamara, 31, is attempting to negotiate a new contract with the Crew after scoring 22 goals and providing eight assists in 2015.

LA Galaxy home jersey for 2016 MLS season: Leaked [PHOTO]

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Although the LA Galaxy hasn't officially unveiled their new home jersey for the 2016 season, a photograph of the new shirt has been leaked on the Internet.

Internet sleuths were able to uncover the new photograph from a LA Galaxy catalog. In it, it features Giovani Dos Santos wearing the familiar white shirt of Los Galácticos, but with a few subtle differences.

LA Galaxy home jersey for 2016 MLS season: Leaked [PHOTO]

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Although the LA Galaxy hasn't officially unveiled their new home jersey for the 2016 season, a photograph of the new shirt has been leaked on the Internet.

Internet sleuths were able to uncover the new photograph from a LA Galaxy catalog. In it, it features Giovani Dos Santos wearing the familiar white shirt of Los Galácticos, but with a few subtle differences.

Is it getting better for the Galaxy?

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The LA Galaxy's rebuild for 2016 now includes Ashley Cole with the club still facing crucial questions including the squad's age. Read More

Caleb Porter Gets Long-Term Contract Extension

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In his three seasons with the Portland Timbers, head coach Caleb Porter has made the Timbers one of the most consistent teams in Major League Soccer, not to mention guiding the team to it's first MLS Cup win last season. In the wake of the team's triumph, it is not surprising that the Timbers announced today that Porter has been given a "long-term" contract extension.

The MLS way

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The LA Galaxy's latest signing and a reported holdout in Columbus show two versions of a similar problem for Major League Soccer. Read More

Naysayers be damned, Ashley Cole may help the LA Galaxy

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Ashley Cole's move to LA Galaxy has been roundly panned by journalists and fans of Major League Soccer. But several reasons stand out why this might prove to be a good one.

Through the years, Major League Soccer has emphasized the signing of high-profile attacking players. In fact, when Toronto FC tried to sign defender Olof Mellberg as a Designated Player, it is perceived that MLS frowned upon the potential signing, and Toronto FC pulled out of the deal.

Naysayers be damned, Ashley Cole may help the LA Galaxy

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Ashley Cole's move to LA Galaxy has been roundly panned by journalists and fans of Major League Soccer. But several reasons stand out why this might prove to be a good one.

Through the years, Major League Soccer has emphasized the signing of high-profile attacking players. In fact, when Toronto FC tried to sign defender Olof Mellberg as a Designated Player, it is perceived that MLS frowned upon the potential signing, and Toronto FC pulled out of the deal.

MLS in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

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The 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals loom large for four MLS teams with the clear goal of finally winning the trophy. Read More

The LA Galaxy rebuilds for 2016

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The Galaxy in 2016 will have a new look with rumors linking the MLS club to moves for European players. Read More

A discount Ashley Cole is still a bad fit for the LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer

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The Los Angeles Times' Kevin Baxter tweeted last week that Ashley Cole's salary with the LA Galaxy will be "well below [the Major League Soccer] max of $457,500." Let's hope the defender's agent told him this before he drives down the 405 to Carson.

When I helped pick extracts for a serialization of Cole's autobiography in the London Times a decade ago, it wasn't hard to predict which bit would make headlines.

A discount Ashley Cole is still a bad fit for the LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer

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The Los Angeles Times' Kevin Baxter tweeted last week that Ashley Cole's salary with the LA Galaxy will be "well below [the Major League Soccer] max of $457,500." Let's hope the defender's agent told him this before he drives down the 405 to Carson.

When I helped pick extracts for a serialization of Cole's autobiography in the London Times a decade ago, it wasn't hard to predict which bit would make headlines.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-20-15

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The SuperDraft is officially over! Now time to turn all of our time towards speculation on what players will be joining MLS.

Galaxy boss Bruce Arena- MLS needs to slow expansion plans | ESPN FC:
Should expansion be the primary focus of the MLS? LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena feels Major League Soccer needs to slow its expansion plans and that the league is losing focus on developing domestic players.

Reports: Ashley Cole To Sign For LA Galaxy After Roma Contract Cancelled

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Ashley Cole looks headed for a lucrative move to the sunny west coast of America, with the former England star reported to be on his way to MLS heavyweights LA Galaxy.

Once considered the best left-back in the world. Ashley Cole has endured a rather horrid time since leaving Chelsea in 2014.

Roma officially releases Ashley Cole, clearing the way for MLS move

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England's most capped full back Ashley Cole has been released by Roma, the Italian Serie A club said on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old former Arsenal and Chelsea star only joined the Italians 18 months ago. He made just 16 appearances across all competitions last season and had not featured a single time on a match sheet during the current campaign.

Roma officially releases Ashley Cole, clearing the way for MLS move

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England's most capped full back Ashley Cole has been released by Roma, the Italian Serie A club said on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old former Arsenal and Chelsea star only joined the Italians 18 months ago. He made just 16 appearances across all competitions last season and had not featured a single time on a match sheet during the current campaign.

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SBI Reader Poll: How will the Galaxy do in 2016?

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This is not the LA Galaxy that you are used to seeing.

The Galaxy have taken a surprisingly different approach to fine-tuning their roster this offseason, electing to acquire and sign several proven veterans as opposed to building through younger players capable of contributing right away.

Galaxy announce capture of Nigel De Jong

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Following a series of big-name additions, the LA Galaxy's offseason spending spree has yielded the club a high-level holding midfielder.

The Galaxy announced on Wednesday that the club has added Dutch international and two-time World Cup veteran Nigel de Jong. The Galaxy have signedthe 31-year-old midfielder by utilizingTargeted Allocation Money.

Galaxy announce signing of Ashley Cole

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After months of rumors and reports, Ashley Cole is officially a member of the LA Galaxy.

The Galaxy announced on Wednesday that they havesigned Cole, the 35-year-old fullback who earned 107 caps forEngland between 2001-14. Cole most recently featured for Roma, but terminated his deal with the Serie A club last week.

MLS Ticker: Van Damme, Figueroa, Ibeagha and more

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Western Conference clubs have been busy making moves this Tuesday, even the five-time MLS Cup champions.

Belgian defender Jelle Van Damme has officially joined the LA Galaxy, confirming reports from earlier this month. The 32-year-old, who makes the move to MLS fromStandard Liege in Belgium, was acquired by the Galaxyusing Targeted Allocation Money.

Keane, Gerrard expect continued success despite Galaxy shakeup

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TheLA Galaxy's run of three MLS Cup crowns in four seasons came via the performances of a distinct core of players, butthat core has splintered ahead of the 2016 campaign as the club looks to pushinto a new era.

The Galaxy have had a roster shakeup this offseason.

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USWNT lawsuit, Stu Holden retirement, and Sal Zizzo on TLC: Freedom Kicks for 4 February 2016

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Soccer, go!

Jersey release! Less than a month until real games! The season is getting so close, and I love it. Here are you links for today.

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OTF Roundtable: One Prediction

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The "OriginalRecipe" OTF Roundtable returns. Preseasonpracticehas begun,the team looksconsiderably younger and(dare wesay it), there are even some signs of hope. Evensome of OTF'sperma-skeptics may be coming around to the team ... maybe.

Today's roundtable question:

What is one prediction about the 2016Fire season that you aresure will come true?

After breakout 2015, Zardes looks to seize USMNT chances in 2016

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Almost exactly one year ago, Gyasi Zardes was the newcomer to the annual U.S. Men's National Team January camp. Previously uncapped on any level, Zardes was riding impressive club form and an MLS Cup crown into a brand new experiencewith the senior team ahead of a busy 2015 season.

Some Soccer News for Jan 26, 2016

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It's Day 26 of 2016.


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