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Garber, Red Bulls refute report claiming club is for sale

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The New York Red Bulls are not for sale.

In the wake of an SI.com 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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By DAN KARELL

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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By DAN KARELL

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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By FRANCO PANIZO

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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By MIKE GRAMAJO

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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By MIKE GRAMAJO

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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By DAN KARELL

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.

Soccer Stadium Update

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The big stadium news today came courtesy of the New York Postwhich indicated that Major League Soccer is closing on a deal to construct a $300 million facility in Queens at Corona Park.  According to the article, the 25,000 seat stadium could start rising from the ground as early as next year. As we have previously discussed on this site, MLS has made it clear that the stadium is the primary goal for a New York 2 project.

MLS To Build $300 Million Soccer Stadium In Queens

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It looks like the New York Cosmos will be playing in the Flushing Meadows area of Queens as Major League Soccer is close to securing permission for a $300 million, 25,000-seat, state-of-the-art soccer-stadium there according to a report by the New York Post.

The stadium, which would completely financed by the league, is awaiting approval from city and state officials but so far both have been very supportive.

MLS New York

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By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2012) US Soccer Players -- It isn't really a surprise to anyone that's ever been to the former World's Fair site in Flushing, Queens that Major League Soccer is targeting it for a soccer stadium. The link was already there even before the New York Mets built their new stadium.

Hotspur fall 3-1 to D.C. United U-23 Squad

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Fredericksburg shows well against D.C. U23s

By Scott Wyant
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FREDERICKSBURG, Va.—In anything, a year can make quite a difference. For the Fredericksburg Hotspur that may just be an understatement.

On Wednesday night, the Hotspur matched up with Major League Soccer legend Jamie Moreno's D.

Davis wondergoal helps Dynamo open BBVA Compass Stadium with a victory

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The Houston Dynamo's dream of a soccer stadium became a reality on Saturday, then Brad Davis provided the perfect capper to a historic day.

The Dynamo's brand new BBVA Compass Stadium opened on Saturday and Davis christened Major League Soccer's newest stadium with a beautiful goal to help Houston defeat D.

Secret Evidence of How BBVA Compass Stadium Will Affect the Opposition

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Geoff Cameron made it clear in an interview with Chron.com that the new BBVA Compass Stadium will not be a forgiving environment for opposition.

"There was some slight breeze at Robertson because there was that hole when you played the game. There is no wind in the new stadium, none.

Revs President Still Hoping To Find A New Stadium Location

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I think one word may describe most New England Revolution fans these days, frustrated.

That tone probably comes from the top down as leaders of the club probably feel the same way. In a recent interview with MLS Reserves (how good is that site by the way?), Revs president Brian Bilello gave a deep sigh before talking about the Revs hopes and plans for a new soccer stadium.

San Jose Gets Green Light For New Stadium

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Hooray beer!

The San Jose Earthquakes can finally begin the process of putting shovels in the ground to build their very own stadium.

The Quakes' plans for a $60 million, 18,000-seat stadium cleared their last bureaucratic hurdle last night when the San Jose Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny an appeal by a local resident looking to have the team's planned development permit rescinded due to noise and light concerns.

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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.

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.

US Men's National Team

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.

USMNT Notes: Johnson, Castillo doubts to play, Altidore unlikely to start & more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

TAMPA, Fla. -- When the U.S. men's national team begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign on Friday, it seems all but certain that neither Fabian Johnson nor Edgar Castillo will be starting at left back.

American soccer

Tom Hanks Attends Portland Timbers Game, Schmoozes with Players

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Tom Hanks talks Soccer shop in the video above.

Apparently, he is a fan of Aston Villa, who was in town to play the Timbers. He explains how Aston Villa came to be the team he roots for.

Tom doesn't quite say that he favors one team over the other.

Making the Case - No More Trolling

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This is a case of beer. We are making an argument or case about something. See the connection?By Mike Cardillo / That's On Point

"Crawl. Walk and then run." -- Clay Davis

"I'm just a troll who's intentions aren't good, oh lord please let me be misunderstood.

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Tailgating Approved at BBVA Compass Stadium

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Tailgating Approved at BBVA Compass Stadium

From the Chronicle: City Council has approved tailgating at the downtown soccer stadium scheduled to open in May. City law had prohibited open containers and outdoor drinking downtown. The Houston Dynamo, which is putting the finishing touches on a 22,000-seat stadium across U.

Tailgating approved for downtown sports

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By Chris Moran City Council has approved tailgating at the downtown soccer stadium scheduled to open in May. City law had prohibited open containers and outdoor drinking downtown. The Houston Dynamo, which is putting the finishing touches on a 22,000-seat stadium across U.S. 59 from Minute Maid Park, asked for the change.

The Rest

Report: City money not available for Sacramento soccer stadium

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By DAN KARELL

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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By DAN KARELL

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.

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.

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.

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
 
THE FC's VS. SPORTING KANSAS CITY
 
CANADA SOCCER STADIUM - SATURDAY 4:30PM (Canada Time)
TV: GOL TV (Likely in French)
RADIO: THE FAN 590 (Probably when hockey ends)
 
THE KICKAROUND:
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 'Five Game Tournament' in Photos

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The 'Five-Game Tournament' for the U.S. Men's National Team has come and gone, and after nearly 30 days in six cities and three countries the USA finished with four points to start off World Cup qualifying. Overall it was a successful month for the U.S. team as they continued to build chemistry and implement the style of play preferred by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Stadium Follow-up: Red Bull Arena

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Our post yesterday on the economic impacts of stadiums drew some interesting comments and e-mails, so we thought it make sense to stay on that topic. We were reminded of the situation in Harrison, where Red Bull Arena has been the subject of much debate and controversy. Last year, Deadspin offered this unique take on the issues facing the relationship.

US Open Cup QuarterFinal Sees Sounders-CalFC Winner On Road

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Whichever history making side advances from Tuesday's match at Starfire (on FSC) they will then go on a road trip. Both the Seattle Sounders and Cal FC would face the winner of the Minnesota Stars at San Jose Earthquakes game. That quarterfinal match would be on June 26th. There is an oddity in the announcement as the Earthquakes would not be hosting at Buck Shaw, but instead at Kezar Stadium.