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Ex-Union TV Analyst Kyle Martino Officially Joins NBC'S MLS Broadcast Team

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The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) announced today, through a press release, the hiring of Kyle Martino as lead analyst for the television network's first season broadcast Major League Soccer (MLS) games.

"I am very excited to be joining a company with such a rich sports history," said Martino in the press release.

The Ultras at SunLife Stadium for preview of Mexico vs Colombia

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Journalist and South Florida's premier soccer supporters club the Ultras met up with a couple of legends this past Wednesday as part of a preview for the clash between Colombia vs Mexico at Sun Life Stadium in Miami February 29, 2012.
The Ultras will be attending this game and have been assigned to section 129 at SunLife Stadium.

Alan Guevara wins the Ultras PS3 FIFA '12 Tournament at Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub

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This past Sunday South Florida Soccer fans met up at Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub in Hollywood to watch the MLS Cup Final between the L.A. Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo. For more on the game go HERE
Just prior to the watch party the Ultras organized their 1st ever PS3 FIFA '12 tournament led by Mitch Rivera (Twitter: @mrivera2010 ) A total of 8 players showed up on time to be included in the roster (A few others were left out for not showing up on time).

West Coast swing

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The last time I was in Portland for a competitive match was in July of 2009 for a Premier Development League postseason thriller. I've seen several contests at the artist formerly known as PGE Park, but not since the stadium's recent renovation. Now known as JELD-WEN Field, the home of the Portland Timbers has been lauded as one of the premier soccer venues in the United States.

LA to host 2011 MLS Cup

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This fall, The Home Depot Center will host Major League Soccer's championship event for the fourth time in League history, the league announced this morning.

MLS Cup 2011 will kick off at 7 p.m. Mountain Time (live on ESPN and Galavision in the United States) on Nov. 20, at the home of the LA Galaxy.

Broadcast schedule for MLS 2011 season

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NEW YORK, – Today Major League Soccer and FOX Soccer announced the TV schedule for the upcoming season. year. The premier soccer-only channel in North America will broadcast up to 31 regular-season games, plus three exclusive MLS Cup Playoff matches including a Conference Final – all in high definition.

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Audio Interview with Soccer Journalist Esteban Pagán Rivera who Interviewed PRFF President Eric Labrador

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IMSoccer News podcast brings you a very special interview with Esteban Pagán Rivera who is the premier soccer journalist in Puerto Rico and who writes for Primera Hora.

Photo taken by the Bahamas FA who claimed they received a brown envelope with $40 Thousand in 4 stacks of $100 bills.

Eric Labrador President of the Puerto Rican Football Federation Breaks His Silence about CFU Money from Hamman and Warner

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Just five months after assuming the presidency of the Puerto Rican Football Federation (FPF), Eric Labrador is in the eye of a hurricane.

This article was written by the premier soccer journalist of Puerto Rico, Esteban Pagán Rivera, and appeared on Monday in Primera Hora.

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The Sun Boycott Remains As Strong As Ever

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On Monday, shortly before RTÉ released a public statement about the issue, a text came through: Ronnie Whelan and Ray Houghton would not now be appearing on the Sun-sponsored ‘Premier Soccer Sunday'.
The decision to remove them from the show was thanks to the tireless campaigning of Irish Reds and came as a huge relief.

Liverpool Fans Demand Irish Duo Quit TV Show

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Ronnie Whelan and Ray Houghton were last night under intense pressure from Liverpool supporters to withdraw from an RTE television program sponsored by The Irish Sun newspaper.
The two former Liverpool and Ireland players are being criticized by supporters of the club because of their involvement in the planned live screening of Premier Soccer Sunday on May 1, sponsored by the paper.

The Rest

Upside: Build the foundation

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Their Words "This is an exciting moment for both organizations as we work together to build the foundation for what will be Northern California's premier soccer venue. 7UP Bottling is the ideal first founding partner for this stadium. Our current partnership with 7UP has been a great success and we are thrilled to have them on board for our new stadium project.

Rico returns, ready to continue winning tradition

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Midfielder Ricardo Clark is a major reason the Dynamo transformed Houston from a nice soccer town to one of the premier soccer towns in America, playing a key role when the club won a pair of MLS Cup titles in the first two years in Houston. Now that Clark is back with the Dynamo after [...]

Timbers Army makes news with Portlandia appearance & work with new Independent Supporters Council

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The Timbers Army certainly have been busy lately, making almost as many headlines as the team they support. We recap some recent news surrounding one of the premier soccer supporters groups in North America, from their work with the Independent Supporters Council to Friends of Trees to the TV show Portlandia.

The Offside Rules redesign

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In October of last year or sometime thereabouts, The Offside Rules implemented a pretty stunning redesign, which is perhaps best described as "Run of Play 2010 from Hell." And I mean that in the best way possible.

The site's tagline is now "America's premier soccer blog for the art-damaged.

Los Angeles Galaxy are the MLS champs

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Are the 2011 L.A. Galaxy the best team in the history of MLS?

Is David Beckham's MLS career over?

Those seem to be the questions everyone's contemplating after last night's 1-0 MLS Cup victory.

(Along with this lesser one: Did you ever think a player could be so awful that you'd pine for Chad Barrett?

Snapshot 1934: How “USA vs. Mexico” Was Birthed….in Rome

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This contribution by Rory McLean. He is a historian and soccer writer based in "middle America." He is the co-writer of Steven Cohen's Not Blowing Smoke, a collection of biographical short-stories available for the Amazon Kindle.

Processing the Stars & Stripes in 1934...

The taste of a sour Gold Cup finale is still puckers the lips of the US soccer fan.

Fire to host Man-U at Soldier Field

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Manchester United -- Getty ImagesAfter many weeks of speculation and floating reports across the globe, the Chicago Fire's bout against Manchester United is set in stone.

The Fire face Manchester United at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Soldier Field as part of the World Football Challenge.

"We are excited to host Manchester United, one of the world's finest clubs, at home in Chicago, in front of our supporters," Fire owner Andrew Hauptman said in a statement.