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Dynamo at C.D. Olimpia: Houston Faces a Tough Challenge in Honduras

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"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard" -JFK

The Houston Dynamo are in for a real test tonight. Traveling to Central America is hard enough, but a trip to Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino in Tegucigalpa, Honduras is extra tough.

Thoughts on Les Alexander's Reported Interest in Buying the Houston Dynamo

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Yesterday afternoon, Mark Berman over at Fox 26 here in Houston reported that Leslie Alexander, owner of the Houston Rockets, was in negotiations to purchase the Houston Dynamo. Not surprisingly, the reaction of Dynamo fans on Twitter was not very positive, in my opinion, the concerns of these fans are misplaced.

Major League Soccer

The MLS Grinder: Full Impact

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Back in March, when the MLS season was still in its primordial stage, I wrote this about Montreal's well-attended, spirited opener. It was something to behold, a star being born in the inky darkness from a spasm of pure energy. It was an incredibly encouraging thing. And, for most MLS fans, it was more or less a sign that they could stop paying attention to the Impact.

MLS Match Night: Your Running Commentary

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A pair of key conference clashes provide a special Sunday night treat for MLS fans as the LA Galaxy play host to red-hot FC Dallas (7pm, NBC Sports), and Sporting Kansas City put first place in the East on the line against the New York Red Bulls (9pm, ESPN2).

FC Dallas are charging fast up the Western Conference standings, winners of three straight to move within five points of Vancouver for the fifth and final playoff spot in the West.

Bringing the Fans: Video Games

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On the road, so no Monday After today. Instead, here is a favorite post from a long time back about the power of video games.

At about the same time I was wrapping up high school in the early 1990′s, SEGA was the premier video game system. Arguably the most popular game of that period was the EA Sports hockey.

MLS All-Star Game: MLS All-Stars vs. Chelsea FC Game Thread

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Major League Soccer All-Stars starting XI:

Major League Soccer All-Stars bench:

Chelsea FC starting XI:

Chelsea FC bench:

Use this space to discuss the game. Please do not use it to post illegal streams, troll or attack others. Chelsea, and other non-MLS fans (though hopefully you enjoy the league and American soccer as much as we do), are more than welcome to join the discussion, but don't be an idiot.

A Win-Win?

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Jerry Bengtson's signing could prove a double victory for the Revs. (Photo: New England Revolution)

"Why not us?"

It's a sentiment that's often been heard from MLS fans in the age of the Designated Player. Since the DP rule was implemented in 2007, it's created a bit of a haves and have nots scenario in MLS – not necessarily in the trophy case, but in the big name impressive European-pedigree player department.

I’m Amused…I Think

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I got this video sent to me via e-mail, asking me to share and spread the word. I watched it and by the end I felt confused. As an American soccer fan am I supposed to be amused or insulted? I assume their implication is that major international tournaments, like the just completed Euro 2012, brings people like this out of the woodwork.

Monday After

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Busy times in Major League Soccer. While soccer fans around the world were being treated to the quarterfinal stage of the Euro 2012 tournament, MLS fans had a wide sampling of games to enjoy. Viewers of EURO 2012 were again treated to ESPN's excellent coverage of the event, with Ballack, Lalas and others continuing to shine in the studio shows.

MLS Match Day 7: Your Running Commentary

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The Western side of the United States is the place to be for MLS action tonight, as five night games are being played in home stadiums of Western Conference clubs.

Chicago's 3-2 victory over TFC kicked things off today, but a later-than-usual cluster of matches should give MLS fans plenty of enticing night-time viewing.

Kei Kamara: The Most Likable Guy in MLS? Since the 2012 MLS...

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Kei Kamara: The Most Likable Guy in MLS?

Since the 2012 MLS season kicked off last month, our inbox has received a fair amount of emails from footy fans inquiring about everything from how they can watch the games to which team they should support. Now, we're not here to tell you who to support.

Stefan Frei Suffers Lower-Leg Injury In Training

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Put this in the uh-oh file.

Frei leaves the field on crutches, wearing an air cast left leg. Doesn't look good. #MLS

- Luke Wileman (@LukeWileman) March 23, 2012

Folks are saying that the injury happened in a non-contact play in training this morning for Toronto FC.

The MLS Schedule Conundrum That, Well, Isn't A Conundrum

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The 2012 Major League Soccer season kicked off this past weekend with a noticeable difference, the first match of the season was not broadcast on national television, in fact it wasn't till Sunday afternoon that an MLS match was broadcast nationally. While the realization of no national broadcast dawned somewhat late on many MLS fans, it did not go unnoticed on Saturday as fans scrounged to find free previews of either MLS's internet/cable season subscription packages or for an unsanctioned online feed.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Sebastian Velasquez

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Not many MLS fans were aware of exactly who Real Salt Lake was picking when the club selected Sebastian Velasquez in the second round of this past January's MLS SuperDraft. They have a better idea now.Â

The unheralded Velasquez earned a surprise start and was an integral part of RSL's 3-1 victory over the defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy Saturday night, winning the season's first SBI MLS Rookie of the Week honors.

It's ladies' night (and only ladies night) every night.

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I'm totally for this. An club just for female MLS fans to kick it about. Brilliant. Sometimes, I can barely stand listening to dudes talk soccer, and I'm a dude. Plus, they can probably make friends and trade pad-crashes for road trips without always having to rely on us stinky apes. Now... if I can just figure out how to sneak in Tom Hanks-style, it'll be perfect.

Fire unveil ‘great’ German center back

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A decorated German Ace has been rumored to make a move to MLS for the past few months. Yesterday, a German World Cup veteran signed with the Fire, although it was not the name most MLS fans had been expecting to hear.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Fire announced the signing of German defender Arne Friedrich, a talented veteran who has represented his country 82 times since his first cap in 2002.

One Week Away, Let The Fantasy Leagues Begin

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Though most of us will never get far past managing our son's rec league, entering an MLS fantasy league can help us all channel our inner Sigi Schmid. Luckily, there are countless free MLS fantasy games available online, each with its own nuances and flavors.

MLS offers their own, called MLS Fantasy Soccer: Manager.

New York Red Bulls

Tell Me About: Rapid Vienna

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Terrence Boyd moved Bundesligas in the offseason, leaving Germany's Borussia Dortmund for Austria's Rapid Vienna. Familiar to most MLS fans as the home of the other Red Bulls, Salzburg, it's a league that doesn't get a lot of coverage in the US. A strong showing from Boyd could change that, and his opportunity comes with the league's biggest club.

MLS All-Star Notes: Henry, Donovan address Cahill, Torres not playing & more

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PHILADELPHIA -- Thierry Henry's looming future teammate is one of Landon Donovan's former teammates, and as the two MLS standouts prepare for the MLS All-Star Game against Chelsea, they took the time to address Tim Cahill's pending arrival in the league.

Everton announced Monday that Cahill has been transferred to MLS, where he will play with Henry's New York Red Bulls, and while the club has yet to confirm his capture, Henry is intrigued at the possibility of adding him to the club's attacking arsenal.

Monday Morning Centre Back: MLS on NBC Sports Is a Hit

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As much as I was looking forward to the Houston Dynamo season getting underway, I was nearly as excited about the debut of MLS on the NBC Sports Channel. The league signed a new television deal with NBC Sports this off-season, leaving behind the chronic underachievers as FOX Soccer who treated MLS like a third-class citizen at best.

Mexican Soccer

Apertura 2012 Kicks Off, Copa MX Takes Spotlight

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The newly revamped Liga MX kicked off this weekend with much fanfare, but by the conclusion of Sunday's primetime game, fans were left wanting a bit more action. While most MLS fans were witnessing goals galore in the last week, Mexico's nine games this weekend saw only 16 goals total, with three 0-0 draws.

Liga MX resuscitates Copa Mexico, Big Spenders, and Team Previews

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The excitement is building as the start of the newly named Liga MX is just a few weeks away. On July 16th, the official logo and anthem will be unveiled in Mexico City as the league prepares to kick off on July 20th. If you're new to Mexican soccer, take a look at my introduction to Liga MX here.


But this difference of opinion isn't what matters for Montero, nor that Montero will likely move on...

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But this difference of opinion isn't what matters for Montero, nor that Montero will likely move on from the Seattle Sounders soon enough. Rather, it's that MLS made him the player that he is today, and until his future is decided -- Fulham, Ajax and Real Betis have all reportedly expressed interest in recent transfer windows -- MLS fans should enjoy watching Montero stateside while they still can.

Jay Bell Is Fired Up for MLS on NBC

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Jay Bell who once castigated Fox Soccer applauds NBC's effort

The dynamics of MLS broadcasting shifted this offseason when NBC won broadcasting rights for MLS and US Soccer matches over Fox. Through the bidding process and the early glimpses of NBC's treatment of MLS, it seems as if the league's new partner is embracing MLS more than Fox ever did.

The Rest

Video: This is How 66,000 MLS Fans Look and Sound

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Sunday night, the Cascadia Cup was all the rage. Portland versus Seattle at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. It was sold out. More than 66,000 fans showed up to witness the Sounders dust off the Timbers,

Is The MLS Season Engine Purring On All Cylinders?

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Passes like laser beams...

Alex Olshansky with a statistical look at the quality of play in MLS. Is the league in midseason form?

They played well ....

poorly despite .... because they are or are not in mid-season form.

We hear a variation of that quite frequently, especially in the context of the European summer barnstorming tours or CONCACAF Champions League matches.

Najar, Espinoza named to Honduras Olympic squad

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U.S. Soccer fans might not have a whole lot to root for at this summer's Olympic tournament, but MLS fans will most certainly have a rooting interest.Â

D.C. United winger Andy Najar and Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza were among those named to Honduras' Olympic roster on Thursday, with Espinoza occupying one of the team's three overage places.

Revolution, MLS Academies And The Pitfalls Of Losing Players To Foreign Clubs

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While most MLS fans and pundits have watched the advancement of the MLS development academy system with an eye toward grooming players for promotion to their respective professional teams, one important side-effect to a well-run academy system has often been overlooked: youth players who leave academies for opportunities overseas rather than staying local.

Looking at MLS MatchDay

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Just got a new i-phone today and one of the first things I added was the MLS MatchDay App. Let me say that I was blown away. The App is a huge improvement over prior iterations and provides great functionality optimized for the small screen. In full disclosure, I am not a "techie," so I am sure there issues with the App that are not readily apparent to my uneducated eyes.

What March Madness Can Teach Euro Fans About Watching MLS

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MLS fans put up with a lot in America. The soccer ignorant and the soccerphobic. Flipping through offseason NFL news, spring training news, NASCAR news, NBA trade rumors, hockey news, and golf news in their local papers before getting to ...

Visit for the rest of the story.

Mount Royal Soccer, SB Nation's Montreal Impact blog launches

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Mount Royal Soccer, SB Nation's Montreal Impact blog launches

Today is big news for MLS fans on SB Nation as it marks the first time that every single MLS team has its very own blog on this wonderful network of ours.

So please head on over to the site and wish em well. We'll be sure to use them as a resource heading into the 2012 season.

A view of the MLS from across the pond: A Q&A with Matt Wagg

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Being a Fire fan is rewarding in countless ways. One of my favorite things is when I get to interact/meet other Fire fans. That is part of the fun of following any sport or team- the camaraderie you feel, especially when talking or hanging out with other fans. It feels even more special when it comes to the Fire, since there is a strong feeling of family and community when it comes to the Men in Red no matter who and where you are.