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Footy On The Telly October 13-20

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Now that we don't have to worry about booking a trip to Russia anymore... We can watch UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues; the FIFA U-17 World Cup; a USWNT Friendly; all sorts of domestic and international league and college fixtures; and the Union as they play out the string, and player contracts, too.

Footy On The Telly October 6 – 13

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This week, it's World Cup Qualifying time again! Also, the U17 Club World Cup; second and third-tier league and college action; and the Union rest for the final Playoff (PLAYOFFS!???) stretch.

Footy On The Telly September 22-29

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This week, we can watch the WAFU Nations Cup action; UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues; a plethora of league and college action; and a double dose of the Union's ever-so crowd-pleasing Process.

NASL files antitrust lawsuit against U.S. Soccer

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After being declined Division II status, the NASL has taken action against U.S. Soccer.

The NASL announced that it has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. Per the league's press release, the complaint says that the USSF favors Major League Soccer, "the commercial business partner of the USSF," and the United Soccer League over the NASL, and therefore has "violated federal antitrust laws.

Around The Forest: Diego Valeri sets MLS record for consecutive goals

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Playoff probabilities are here, LA Galaxy growing their own food, NASL make last ditch attempt to make D2 and much more!

Portland:

#StatMan Three | Valeri puts his name in MLS record book | Portland Timbers
Playing a third consecutive road match, the Portland Timbers fell to Real Salt Lake, 2-1, Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The international break is over, which means its time for a return to club soccer all over your television, computer, and phone screens this weekend.

The headliner takes place in England, where Manchester City will play host to Liverpool on Saturday in a clash of Premier League giants. Both teams are on seven points after unbeaten starts to the new campaign, and each know a loss could drop them even further behind red-hot Manchester United.

Footy On The Telly September 8 – 15

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This week, we can watch the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues; the WAFU Nations Cup; Copas MX, Sudamericana, Libertadores and Argentina; England's League Cup; a USWNT Friendly; a ton of league and college action; and The Union's ever trustworthy Process.

Footy On The Telly – August 18-25

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This week, The Union are ...(sigh)... well.... "Trusting The Process." Also, College Soccer, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Copa Sudamerica, and lots of league fixtures

MLS Ticker: Matias Laba tears ACL, Nick Hagglund out 6-8 weeks and more

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The Vancouver Whitecaps suffered one of their most deflating losses of the season on Tuesday, as they learned midfielder Matias Laba will be out for the remainder of the season.

The Canadian club announced the 25-year-old Argentine is set to be away from the pitch until next spring, following an ACL tear in the midfielder's right knee suffered last Saturday at Gillette Stadium against the New England Revolution.

Footy On The Telly August 11 – 18

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This week, The Union are up against it - again. Also, the Supercopa de Espana, Supercoppa Italiana, DFB Pokal, Copa MX, UEFA Champions League and lots of fixtures.

What MP & Silva’s $4 billion TV deal could mean for lower leagues of American soccer

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On Monday, Sports Business Journal reported that Riccardo Silva on behalf of MP & Silva had approached MLS about a $4 billion broadcast rights deal spanning the years 2023-2032 if the league agreed to institute promotion and relegation. MLS has rejected the proposal according to SBJ. While we speculated yesterday that perhaps they would come back to the table, league sources have indicated to me that MLS and its marketing arm Soccer United Marketing (SUM) have a policy of not selling domestic broadcast rights to third parties.

Sporting Kansas City, winner of FC Cincinnati, Miami FC to host U.S. Open Cup semifinals

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The magical run of either FC Cincinnati or Miami FC will continue in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals, and no matter who wins, they'll be returning home next round.

The winner of the rescheduled FC Cincy vs. Miami FC quarterfinal will host the New York Red Bulls in the upcoming semifinal round.

Footy On The Telly June 16 – 23

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This week it's the RETURN OF THE UNION! FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA Euro U21, and Segunda Playoffs

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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While things have quieted down as we near the dog days of summer, they certainly haven't gone silent.

Leading off the weekend is the kicking off of the 2017 edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. The eight-team tournament gets underway on Saturday morning with a contest between Russia and New Zealand on Fox Sports 1.

U.S. Open Cup Round of 16: Miami FC hosts Atlanta United, FC Cincy hosts Chicago Fire, and more

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With the Round of 16 draw officially complete, the next stage of the U.S. Open Cup features some truly intriguing match-ups

The immediate takeaway is that both Miami FC and FC Cincinnati will host their round of 16 MLS opponents in the South region, with Miami taking on Atlanta United and Cincy battling the Chicago Fire.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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It's an international weekend in the soccer calendar. World Cup Qualifying takes center stage as UEFA and CONCACAF continue to pave their roads to Russia. Meanwhile, only three games are scheduled in MLS next to a full slate of NASL and USL matches.

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News roundup: NASL files lawsuit against U.S. Soccer

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U.S. Open Cup Final tonight, USWNT beats New Zealand, and the rest of the day's news.

NASL's future in doubt after loss of D2 sanctioning

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The North American Soccer League is gearing up for another existential crisis.

After the league had a near brush with death last winter when two clubs left town for their rivals in the USL, two clubs closed up shop entirely, and one extremely high profile club nearly folded due to financial pressure, they get to go through the entire scare once again after the league's DII application was rejected by U.

USMNT draw Honduras in World Cup qualifying, NASL loses Division 2 status, and more: Freedom Kicks for September 6, 2017

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A wild day in San Pedro Sula for the Americans.

Happy Wednesday folks...have you calmed down from yesterday's World Cup qualifying matches? I certainly haven't, but let's jump into the news anyway:

USA 1-1 Honduras, recap: The U.S. does just enough to take a point | Stars & Stripes FC

The United States escape from San Pedro Sula with a point after a 1-1 draw in Honduras.

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Footy On The Telly September 1 – 8

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This week, USMNT and every other National Team in World Cup Qualifying action. Also, NASL, NWSL, Euro U-21 Qualifying, a smattering of action from the international pro leagues, College Soccer, And The Union get to Trust The Process while they rest.

Footy On The Telly July 7 – 14

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This week, while MLS and the Union get a break, it's CONCACAF Gold Cup Time! Copa Sudamericana, UEFA Women's European Championship, NASL, NWSL and some Friendlies

Footy on the Telly – June 23-30

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This week, The Union Must Win (twice, don't they?), FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA Euro U21, Copa Sudamericana, Segunda Playoffs, and a lot of soccer history.

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NASL Week 17 Rewind:Miami FC closes Spring with win, Cosmos top Eddies and more

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The Spring Season has now come to a close.

After a long Spring Season with manysurprises and memorable moments, teams will now take areprieve as they prepare for the forthcoming Fall Season. Miami FC finished atop the table with an impressive 36 points, while PuertoRico FC finished in last place with only aquarter of those points with nine.

FC Cincinnati, Miami FC U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal rescheduled for August 2nd

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Fans of FC Cincinnati and Miami FC will need to wait a while longer for their much-anticipated U.S. Open Cup match.

The match, which was rained out on Wednesday night due to severe thunderstorms in the Miami area, has been rescheduled for August 2nd at 7:30 p.

NASL Week 17: Look Ahead

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The Spring Season is coming to an end. This weekend is the last of Spring Season play, and although Miami FC clinched the season title last time out, there is still a lot to play for with playoff spots on the line.

On Wednesday, the Jacksonville Armada came back to secure a draw against Puerto Rico FC, thanks to a 90+ minute goal by forward Derek Gebhard.

U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal between Miami FC, FC Cincinnati postponed

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The two non-MLS sides remaining in the U.S. Open Cup will have to wait to book their place into the semifinals.

Miami FC 's clash with fellow second division side FC Cincinnati was postponed on Wednesday evening due to consistent thunderstorms in the Miami area.The match, which was supposed to kick off at 7:30 p.

NASL Week 16: Look Ahead 

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It was an odd week for the NASL as two matches were played on Tuesday.

Miami FC finally lost, after over two months of play in all competitions, to North Carolina FC on Tuesday. The lone goal of the game came in the 65th minute off of a nice combination between Jose Carranza and Billy Schuler.

NASL Week 15: Look Ahead

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It was a busy week for NASL as the league is gearing up to return to league play this weekend. There were some big wins and some big singings which took place this week, and both of those bode well for the rest of the season.

On Wednesday, Miami FC beat Atlanta United in the Round of 16 of the U.

NASL Weekend Rewind: Week 13

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On Saturday, Miami FC kept their winning streak alive with a home win over the New York Cosmos, the Indy Eleven captured their second straight win on the road against North Carolina FC, and the San Francisco Deltas stayed unbeaten on the road with a win against FC Edmonton.

Only three games were played in Week 13, as due to weather issues, Jacksonville Armada FCwill play at home against PuertoRico FC on Monday night.

NASL Spotlight: Dylan Mares thriving with surging Miami FC

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Miami FC has seen incredible success this season. The team has advanced to the fifth round of the U.S Open Cup, and through 12 league matches, Miami FC sits seven points clear at the top of the NASL league table.

At the heart of Miami FC's success this season has been consistency. Through the first 12 games of the season Miami FC coach Alessandro Nesta has fielded very similar teams, only switching up his starting 11 to accommodate injuries and absences.

NASL Week 12 Rewind: Miami wins again, Indy finds their first victory, and more

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Week 12 held a lot of significance for many teams in the NASL, as thirteen goals were scored throughout four matches, causing shifts in second, third, and fourth place in the league table. The league also saw a shift in the league's leading goal scorer and assist tallies.

On Friday, the Cosmos completed a comeback home victory over Puerto Rico FC, catapulting the side to fourth in the league table.

NASL Week 12: A Look Ahead

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This was a busy week for NASL, as three NASL teams featured in U.S. Open Cup play last Wednesday.

Miami continued their superb run of form by beating MLS opponent Orlando City, 3-1, away from home. Miami's home and away form has been excellent unbeaten in eleven matches and the team morale seems to be increasingly confident and excited.

NASL Week 11 Rewind: Miami win again, Jacksonville back on track and more

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Week 11 saw fourteen goals scored over four weekend fixtures, as teams kept pace in the title race.

Miami FC registered asixth win in seven matches with a victory over FC Edmonton, the Jacksonville Armada completed a 4-1 rout over Indy Eleven, the San Francisco Deltas stayed undefeated on the road with a 3-1 win over Puerto Rico FC, and North Carolina FC fought against the New York Cosmos to a 2-2 draw.

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Some Soccer News for Oct 18, 2017

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It's Day 291 of 2017.


Front and center in Columbus:
Today's @DispatchAlerts front page. "A kick in the gut": #CrewSC pic.twitter.com/6bkeKYT8hJ — Andrew Erickson (@AEricksonCD) October 18, 2017

  • The latest from the Dispatch on a potential departure.

San Diego NASL franchise to be named 1904 FC

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We now know what to call the NASL's San Diego expansion franchise.

The club released a statement announcing their name as 1904 FC.

"A name inspired for and by the people of its representative city. A fellow supporter and most importantly, a San Diegan, suggested 1904, deriving from S, the 19th letter of the alphabet, paired with D, the 4th letter, making 1904 an iconic name for San Diego soccer.

Report: Boston City, Hartford City Set Sights on NASL

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Could NASL soccer be headed to Boston and Hartford next summer?

According to a report by soctakes.com, Boston City FC and an unnamed team from Hartford – presumably fellow NPSL side Hartford City FC – are two of seven teams who have recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to join NASL in for the 2018 season.

Chaos: The Canadian Premier League, NASL, and USL

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Soccer Canada has approved the Canadian Premier League for play in 2018. NASL met Friday to try to appeal from U. S. Soccer's demoting them from division 2. The only certainty about the future of minor league professional soccer in North America is that it won't be the same in 2018.

News roundup: Pontius breaks through, no Almiron, NYCFC stadium bid, USSF drama, more

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Chris Pontius finally scores, Miguel Almiron will be out for Atlanta versus the Union, and a whole bunch of hubbub from the U.S. Soccer Federation.

One Game’s Profound Legacy

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On the 40th anniversary of Soccer Bowl '77 between the Seattle Sounders and New York Cosmos, its legacies, both both good and bad, live on.

Forty years on, it remains a remarkable match. Not only did it captivate American soccer's growing audience of the day and provide a fairytale finish for a global legend, Soccer Bowl '77 also cast the pathway, for better or worse, for a club and a country seeking to development a professional presence.

Ba, Hazard among investors in NASL San Diego expansion team

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Professional soccer is coming to San Diego.

The NASL, currently one of the two leagues designated as the second division of American soccer, is expected to make an announcement on Monday on a new expansion side in San Diego. Former Premier League striker Demba Ba leads the group of investors, while Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye, and Fenerbahce's Moussa Sow are also among the ownership group.