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Two local officials charged with developing Queens lot back plan for New York soccer stadium

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Building a soccer stadium in New York has proven to be a difficult task, but it appears the pursuit could be getting some assistance from a pair of local officials charged with developing a massive plot of land.

QueensBorough President Melinda Katz and City Councilman Francisco Moya are set to chair a committee that willcome up with recommendations for a17-acre plot of city-owned land in Willets Point.

NYCFC submits stadium proposal for Belmont Park

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New York City FC has submitted a bid proposal to build a soccer stadium at Belmont Park ahead of Thursday's 2pm deadline. The New York Islanders of the National Hockey League have also tendered a proposal.

According to NYCFC President, Jon Patricof, at least 35 potential sites have been reviewed by the club.

Major League Soccer

Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/21/17

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Blake tops player index, conference finals preview, and no new USMNT coach until 2018?

Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake earns top Audi Player Index Goalkeeper spot
With an Audi Player Index score of 485, Andre Blake was the top-rated keeper in the 2017 MLS season.

Major Link Soccer: MLS to St. Louis hits a roadblock

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St. Louis loses the public vote, Atlanta changes turf providers, and S2 players make USL Team of the Week.


If you were planning ahead to go to St. Louis for an away match, I've got some bad news. Voters failed a measure to publicly fund a portion of the new soccer stadium, effectively killing the expansion bid.

Major Link Soccer: Look Your Paycheck Horse in the Mouth

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Zlatan is likely staying in England, Boise is going to get a soccer stadium downtown, and IT IS MATCHDAY GET HYPE!


In case you haven't seen it yet (yet you got to this article), Sounders are rumored to sign Derlis Gonzalez, you should familiarize yourself with the rumor before it explodes today probably.

Major Link Soccer: Black Friday Special Edition

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This Major Link Soccer post is available for 35% off for the first 50 viewers. Makes a great holiday gift. David Beckham is cruising Black Friday sales for a soccer stadium deal.


Sean Ugo Okoli was one of Seattle Sounders FC's first home grown signings, but it wasn't long before he was off to greener (less green?

Minnesota United awarded expansion team

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Now it is official. MLS has announced today that Minnesota has been awarded an expansion team that will begin play in 2018.The new team will be owned by a Minnesota ownership group led by Dr. Bill McGuire and will play in a new soccer-specific stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

"We are proud to welcome Minnesota to Major League Soccer," said Commissioner Garber.

Garber, Red Bulls refute report claiming club is for sale

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The New York Red Bulls are not for sale.

In the wake of an report publishedon Wednesday, MLS commissioner Don Garber has emphatically shot down the notion that the Red Bulls are for sale.

Las Vegas City Council votes to extend soccer stadium deadline to December

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The partnership that wants to bring a Major League Soccer team to Las Vegas has two more months to figure out how they plan to finance the stadium they want built for the team.

Las Vegas City Council voted on Wednesday, 6-1, togive theFindlay Sports and Entertainment and theCordish Companies until December to finalize a finance plan for a proposed $200 million stadium in Symphony Park.

Las Vegas takes next step towards securing soccer stadium

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The idea of an MLS expansion franchise in Las Vegas just cameone step closer to fruition.

On Tuesday, the City of Las Vegas,Findlay Sports and Entertainment, and The Cordish Companies released a non-binding term sheet that details how and where a stadium for a potential MLS team would be built.

David Beckham's MLS dreams in Miami is facing huge backlash

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David Beckham is facing a huge backlash against his plans for a 25,000-seater soccer stadium in Miami.

An alliance of shipping interests and a billionaire car dealer have launched a newspaper ad protesting against David Beckham's plans for a soccer stadium in Miami, saying it threatens the city's plans to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal.

Report: Beckham’s proposed soccer stadium runs into hurdle

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Landing a stadium in PortMiami was never going to be easy for David Beckham, and now he has his first real hurdle to overcome.

Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday did not allow PortMiami to move a fuel-spill facility that would need to be relocated for Beckham's proposed soccer-specific stadium, according to a report from the Miami Herald.

Orlando City SC stadium funding approved by Orange County board

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ORLANDO, Fla. — For the first time in 12 years, Major League Soccer looks to be on its way back to Florida.

The Orange County Board of Commissioners voted on Tuesday evening, 5-2, to grant the Orlando City Soccer Club $20 million of the remaining Tourism Development Tax (TDT), which will bring a downtown soccer stadium with a purpose of luring an MLS expansion team.

Report: Orlando City to be awarded MLS expansion if stadium plans are approved

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The dream of Major League Soccer coming to Orlando is now in the hands of the Orange County Board of Commissioners.

According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, MLS President Mark Abbott, who is in Orlando ahead of Tuesday's crucial county vote, said that the league will move "very quickly" if the county votes in favor for a downtown soccer stadium.

USC Takes Aim At A Soccer Stadium

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The University of Southern California has taken control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with plans to restore the venue to its former glory. Part of that will allegedly involve tearing down the Sports Arena, which the university also acquired, and replacing it with a 22,000 seat soccer stadium.

D.C. officials considering land swap for new soccer stadium

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Washington D.C. officials are getting creative when it comes to finding a way for D.C. United to have a home of their own.

According to reports out of the Capital, city officials are considering a land swap with real estate firm Akridge to give D.

Orlando Still Planning For MLS Move

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Yesterday, fans gathered in Orlando for the second annual fan forum to discuss various items in Orlando such as a move to Major League Soccer, their own soccer stadium and much more.

More than 200 supporters of Orlando City Soccer Clubpacked into Harry Buffalo's on Church Street. Nearly everyone in attendance had the same thought or question on their mind, when would Orlando be moving up to MLS?

MLS Expansion: Okay, Throw Tampa In The Mix

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Well in my last post yesterday I said i hoped it would be the last MLS expansion talk of the day, week, month and year. It turns out the MLS expansion rumor mill thought differently.

Thanks to a little hat-tip from Shawn Francis (you all remember him right?), there is a group down in Tampa Bay that has some wild and ambitious plans to get a stadium, with a roof, and a MLS team.

Revs Discussing Stadium Plans

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I feel as thought this might be a broken record when it comes to stadiums and the New England Revolution. (The same would apply for D.C. United too)

Every deal sounds good and each time it ends up going no where. So why is the latest news any different?

Revolution president Brian Bilello confirmed that the team is in preliminary talks with Revere, Mass, a urban suburb of Boston about a potential soccer stadium.

D.C. United

USMNT World Cup qualifying, Arsenal’s woes, and more: Freedom Kicks for 8/29/17

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Plus: Name that 2. Bundesliga club.

Happy Tuesday, folks! I still slightly can't believe that D.C. United won on Saturday with an actual goal that they themselves scored. Damn if the mood at RFK wasn't better than it's been all year.

Anyway, on to the links I've got for y'all today!

DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson: "Majority of the council supports a subsidy for building a soccer stadium"

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Council Chairman Phil Mendelson talks about the proposed D.C. United stadium.

DC Council chairman Phil Mendelson sat down with The Georgetown Dish and gave a wide-ranging interview about subjects relevant to many parts of life in DC. Most relevant to this blog, however, were his comments about the proposed D.

D.C. City Administrator Allen Y. Lew goes on the record about Buzzard Point stadium

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Do we need to start adding a question mark to the end of our Zzzzzzzz's? Jonathan O'Connell, a business reporter with the Post and jonny-on-the-spot when it comes to reporting on the District's end of the ongoing D.C. United stadium saga, is reporting this morning that D.C. City Administrator Allen Y.


Montpellier set to build new soccer stadium

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Montpellier (France) (AFP) French top-flight side Montpellier will move into a new 25,000-seat stadium no later than 2021, the city's mayor announced on Wednesday.

Montpellier mayor Philippe Saurel confirmed to AFP that local authorities are "working on the project of a new football stadium" that will be ready by 2020 or 2021.

Montpellier set to build new soccer stadium

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Montpellier (France) (AFP) French top-flight side Montpellier will move into a new 25,000-seat stadium no later than 2021, the city's mayor announced on Wednesday.

Montpellier mayor Philippe Saurel confirmed to AFP that local authorities are "working on the project of a new football stadium" that will be ready by 2020 or 2021.

Toronto FC

Freedom Kicks for 5 June 2014: Stadium hearings, Concachamps, and Chromecasts

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Your morning Freedom Kicks are here to give you all the news to know.

Good morning! Let's get into our Freedom Kicks for this morning, and try to stay out of the heat.

Hearing on B20-805, Soccer Stadium (June 26) | Phil Mendelson: Despite the fact that Mendelson said that there would be plenty of hearings, three of the four are being rolled into this one.

THE MATCHUP: Midwest value

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Jacob Peterson arrives for trainingToday's edition of THE MATCHUP has been written by a special guest columnist - The Dean of Studying from The Jacob Peterson Institution of America-Canadia Relationships & Things
TV: GOL TV (Likely in French)
RADIO: THE FAN 590 (Probably when hockey ends)
The patriotic and totally kick-ass Sporting Kansas City, current Kings of the MLS Eastern Conference, are being forced by the liberal media elite and left-wing policy makers to travel to North America - home of the Toronto FC's soccer team.

The Rest

Sounders U23s fall to OSA in Open Cup

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They enter league play with a 1-2-0 +2 record.

The Sounders from the Rhubarb Pie Capitol have been active this week, playing two matches. They drew one and lost the other on PKs.

Since we told you about the 3-1 victory, the Under 23s have gone on the road twice more. On May 7th, the University of Washington Huskies hosted the Under 23s at Husky Soccer Stadium.

S2 announces plans to move to Tacoma

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Sounders will partner with Tacoma Rainiers on a new soccer stadium.

The future of S2 just got a lot more clear. The Seattle Sounders announced on Saturday that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tacoma Rainiers intending to result in S2 moving home games to a new 5,000-seat soccer-specific stadium on the footprint of historic Cheney stadium.

Some Soccer News for Feb 13, 2017

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It's Day 44 of 2017.

Message from Kansas City today:
From: Mike Kuhn ‏@downthebyline
For anyone coming to KC for MN game on Sat Jun 3.
"Rockfest" will be same day at the KS Speedway (right next to the soccer stadium)
The show is called largest 1 day music festival in USA (concert draws 50K+)
If you are looking to book hotel near stadium you should do that ASAP


Univision Deportes is going to start broadcasting some Liga MX games in the English language on its Facebook page.

Revolution reportedly talk with UMass about building a stadium

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The Revs could build a stadium in Dorchester, MA, according to the Boston Globe.

The New England Revolution could build a soccer stadium in Dorchester, MA, according to the Boston Globe.

The Globe claims that the Kraft family has spoken to University of Massachusetts officials about building a stadium on the waterfront property at the old Bayside Expo Center.

New UCLA soccer stadium named after Philadelphia native

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Wallis Annenberg, president of the Annenberg Foundation, will have her name on the new soccer stadium her foundation is partially funding.

The new soccer-specific home for the UCLA men's and women's soccer teams will be named after a Philadelphia native.

Construction of Wallis Annenberg Stadium, to be completed in phases as money is raised, is projected to begin this fall.

Some Soccer News for Mar 10, 2016

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It's Day 70 of 2016.

EDITORIAL: Its my belief that when the PED scandal hits world soccer its going to be the most massive thing in the history of sports. And it will happen in the next couple of years.


Jermaine Jones was introduced by his new team Colorado Rapids.

Report: City money not available for Sacramento soccer stadium

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Sacramento Republic FC has enjoyed incredible support in their inaugural season in USL Pro, but it doesn't look like their early successes will translate into an easier road towards building a stadium of their own.

Miami rejects David Beckham's soccer stadium site

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The city of Miami (Florida) has rejected David Beckham's plan to build a soccer stadium on the city waterfront. The city officials determined that the proposed location next to the Miami Heat arena was inappropriate.

Beck's business group, Beckham Miami United, will continue to pursue alternative locations since is required to finalize a stadium deal before it can win approval from MLS to open a franchise.

Orlando City Council approves soccer stadium construction deal

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Orlando City Soccer Club took one step closer on Monday evening to having a soccer-specific stadium to call home.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando City Council approved a construction agreement that lays out plans for the estimated $84 million soccer stadium that Orlando City SC will eventually move into.

Touch-downer! Argos sale to MLSE to mark the end of BMO Field as soccer specific stadium

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Why is this man smiling?
That thud you heard this morning was TFC supporter's hearts collectively hitting the ground. A TSN report claiming that the Toronto Argos are on the brink of being sold to MLSE and/or Larry Tanenbaum brought home the worst fears for many of The Reds' faithful.

Papal Indiscretions – Evaluating Pope Francis’s BsAs Club Selection

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There are some excellent scribes who write about Argentine Soccer. Sam Kelly. Dan Colasimone. Ed Malyon. Most of them live in Buenos Aires, whereas my own tenure there was an all too brief six months (several years ago). However, there's just one problem: none of the aforementioned writers are pricks.

NCAA: Fernanda Piña debuta con victoria

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Fernanda Piña, delantera de la selección femenil mexicana sub 20 debutó ayer en la noche con LSU Tigers en NCAA. Su equipo rival fue Oklahoma, universidad de Renae Cuéllar, así que LSU Soccer Stadium presenció un duelo entre integrantes del Tri Femenil.

A Bit About the Big Arch

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The Big Arch is ready for the U-20 FIFA WWC

Hiroshima Big Arch Stadium opened in 1992 as the venue for the 199s Asian Cup. Japan won the title that year, defeating Saudi Arabia 1-0 in the Final at the Big Arch.

The stadium also hosted the 1994 Asian Games.

Union notes, USA v Mexico news, NY stadium craziness, more

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What's happened to Roger Torres? Hoppenot is "The Jet." Carli Lloyd back home. Soccer stadium fever in NY. Klinsmann says USMNT is in Mexico to win. Howard says what gap? More news.