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Meola Fired by Jacksonville - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Tony Meola's first professional head coaching gig lasted all of nine months, the former star goalkeeper for the Kansas City Wizards was fired this past week by NASL side, the Jacksonville Armada. Meola was named head coach of the club in November of 2015 and had led the Armada to a 2-10-6 record so far in the combined spring and fall season.

Meola Named Jacksonville Coach and Technical Director - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Last week's rumors have been confirmed this week as former Kansas City goalkeeper Tony Meola was given his first head coaching job, named the coach and technical director for NASL side, the Jacksonville Armada. Meola will take over the second year NASL franchise after their inaugural season saw them finish in 11th place, bottom of the entire league.

Meola Lead Candidate for Jacksonville Job - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Tony Meola could be getting his first head coaching gig. The former KC goalkeeper and league MVP is apparently the leading candidate to take over the Jacksonville Armada of the NASL. Back in September, the Armada fired their head coach, Guillermo Hoyos, the club's first head coach. Now it appears that Meola could get his first crack at a coaching gig if things come off with the Armada.

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Armada part ways with Tony Meola

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The Jacksonville Armada have struggled throughout the NASL season, and those struggles have cost Tony Meola his jobless than a year into his tenure with the club.

Currently 11th in both the Fall and Combined standings, the Armada announced on Sunday that the club has parted ways with Meola, who joined the team in November 2015 as head coach and technical director.

NASL Week 2: A Look Ahead

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In an opening weekend that was less than stellar for the majority of the teams in the league, the New York Cosmos made waves to follow up on their 2015 championship.

The Cosmos have another chance to impress at home this week against the Jacksonville Armada, who will make their competitive debut under new coach Tony Meola.

SBI NASL Preview: Jacksonville Armada

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After an extremely disappointing inaugural season, Jacksonville Armada FC is in the middle ofa complete transformation.

Owner and President Mark Frisch dismissed general manager Dario Sala, head coach Guillermo Hoyos, and a slew of other technical staff members in an attempt to wipe the slate clean after the team finished dead last in 2015.

Tony Meola rebuilding Armada as coach and technical director

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Tony Meola, the coach, knew he was in for a challenge when he took the reigns with Jacksonville Armada. But first, Tony Meola, the technical director, had to pave the way by reshaping and reloading a club in needof a facelift.

Entering his first head coaching job with the second-year club, Meola joined the Armada knowing the difficulties that would lie ahead.

Meola embraces unexpected opportunity with Armada

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Tony Meola was more than happy with the direction his life was heading in, but the former U.S. Men's National Team star knew he had found an opportunitywith the Jacksonville Armada that he just couldn't pass up.

Working as an analyst on both TV and radio, Meola has spent the past several years establishing himself as a broadcaster while staying involved in the game as a coach at the youth level.

Major Link Soccer: PSG to replace sponsor with Je Suis Paris

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Seattle

Regulars to the March to the Match may be familiar with Bar Sajor, which experienced a small fire that needed to be put out Monday morning.

MLS and other American leagues

We're starting to learn a little bit more about the planned development around D.C. United's future Buzzard Point stadium.

NASL Notes: Armada hire Meola; Heinemann to Rowdies; and more

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The Jacksonville Armada have reportedly made a major splash with their latest head coaching hire.

Sports Illustrated is reportingthat the Armada have hired former U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper Tony Meola as the club's head coach, with an official announcement set for Tuesday.

Stats

S.A.S. Thursday After Stats

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Not much from last night, but here are a couple stats from last night.

Seth Sinovic made his 128th league appearance for KC, tying him with Jimmy Nielsen for 16th all time on that list.

Sinovic made his 125th league start for KC, tying him with Tony Meola for 15th all time on that list.

Sunday After Stats

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In the 22nd minute, Graham Zusi moved past Josh Wolff and into 13th place for minutes played in league play. In the 52nd minute, Zusi moved past Jimmy Nielsen and into 12th place on that list, he finished the game with 11,536 minutes played.

Zusi started his 125th league game for KC, tying him with Tony Meola for 14th place on that list.

Philadelphia Union

Sylvestre under contract with RaiHawks for 2016, more Union bits and news

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RailHawks announce Brian Sylvestre under contract for 2016. More news.

Offseason issues: The manager

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PSP's series on Philadelphia Union's offseason issues kicks off with a look at what the Union can and should do about the Union's manager position. PSP's Dan Walsh examines the issue and argues for a managerial hire you may not expect.

Union tops Hburg, Sak considering “different kind of structure” for tech staff, local school first in US to ban headers

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Union top Harrisburg in annual friendly. Sakiewicz considering changes to structure of Union technical staff. Shipley School first in US to ban headers for middle school players. More.

Curtin, Meola, Harkes, Marsch on Union’s head coach short-list

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Philadelphia Union are getting closer to identifying their next head coach, and their short-list for the position holds quite a few interesting names.

Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz identified to MLSsoccer.

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World Soccer Talk Radio (6.30.15) Tony Meola interview

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Tony Meola.

As one of the greatest goalkeepers ever to play for the United States, Meola discusses an array of topics including his memories from 21 years ago when the United States beat Colombia in the first round of the 1994 World Cup, as well as his thoughts on the goalkeeper situation for the US Men's National Team in addition to his feedback on the Copa America and how his Italian roots influenced him as a person.

World Soccer Talk Radio (6.30.15) Tony Meola interview

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Tony Meola.

As one of the greatest goalkeepers ever to play for the United States, Meola discusses an array of topics including his memories from 21 years ago when the United States beat Colombia in the first round of the 1994 World Cup, as well as his thoughts on the goalkeeper situation for the US Men's National Team in addition to his feedback on the Copa America and how his Italian roots influenced him as a person.

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Where to find Argentina vs. Paraguay on US TV and Internet: Copa America semi-final

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Argentina vs. Paraguay will battle against each other in the 2015 Copa America semi-final tonight, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Argentina vs. Paraguay on US TV and Internet: Copa America semi-final

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Argentina vs. Paraguay will battle against each other in the 2015 Copa America semi-final tonight, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Chile vs. Uruguay on US TV and Internet

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Chile vs. Uruguay will battle against each other in the 2015 Copa America tournament today, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Chile vs. Uruguay on US TV and Internet

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Chile vs. Uruguay will battle against each other in the 2015 Copa America tournament today, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Argentina vs. Jamaica on US TV and Internet

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Argentina and Jamaica will battle against each other in the 2015 Copa America tournament today, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Chile vs. Bolivia on US TV and Internet

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Chile and Bolivia will battle against each other in the 2015 Copa America tournament today, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Chile vs. Bolivia on US TV and Internet

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Chile and Bolivia will battle against each other in the 2015 Copa America tournament today, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Mexico vs. Ecuador on US TV and Internet

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Mexico and Ecuador will battle against each other in the 2015 Copa America tournament today, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Mexico vs. Ecuador on US TV and Internet

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Mexico and Ecuador will battle against each other in the 2015 Copa America tournament today, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Peru vs. Venezuela on US TV and Internet

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Peru and Venezuela will battle against each other in the 2015 Copa America tournament today, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Peru vs. Venezuela on US TV and Internet

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Peru and Venezuela will battle against each other in the 2015 Copa America tournament today, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Chile vs. Mexico on US TV and Internet

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Chile and Mexico kicks will battle against each other in the 2015 Copa America tournament today, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Brazil vs. Peru on US TV and Internet

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Brazil kicks off its first game of the 2015 Copa America tournament today, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Brazil vs. Peru on US TV and Internet

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Brazil kicks off its first game of the 2015 Copa America tournament today, and there's only place you can watch the game live on television — in either English-language or Spanish-language.

Every game in the tournament is being shown liveon beIN SPORTS. The network will feature commentators and analysts such as Ray Hudson, Phil Schoen, Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

Where to find Copa America on US TV and Internet

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Copa America 2015 kicks off in June featuring several of the greatest teams in the world competing for the prestigious silverware. The tournament begins on June 11 and continues until the final on July 4.

For soccer fans in the United States, the tournament will be televised like never before with every game shown live in English and Spanish on beIN SPORTS, as well as tons of shoulder programming (previews, pre-match coverage, post-match analysis and more).

Where to find Copa America on US TV and Internet

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Copa America 2015 kicks off in June featuring several of the greatest teams in the world competing for the prestigious silverware. The tournament begins on June 11 and continues until the final on July 4.

For soccer fans in the United States, the tournament will be televised like never before with every game shown live in English and Spanish on beIN SPORTS, as well as tons of shoulder programming (previews, pre-match coverage, post-match analysis and more).

beIN SPORTS to televise 2015 Copa America on US TV and Internet

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As the 2015 version of the Copa America begins on Thursday, with hosts Chile facing off against Ecuador, beIN SPORTS will be the go-to place to watch all of the action. The international television network is set to broadcast every single match of the tournament, as well as in depth analysis and opinions from contributors such as Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

beIN SPORTS to televise 2015 Copa America on US TV and Internet

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As the 2015 version of the Copa America begins on Thursday, with hosts Chile facing off against Ecuador, beIN SPORTS will be the go-to place to watch all of the action. The international television network is set to broadcast every single match of the tournament, as well as in depth analysis and opinions from contributors such as Ruud Gullit, Christian Vieri, Juan Pablo Angel, Andy Gray and Richards Keys, Francisco ‘Kikin' Fonseca, Sergio Goycochea, and Tony Meola.

The Rest

For first time in years, competition wide open for starting USMNT goalkeeping spot

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There are plenty of positional battles throughout the U.S. Men's National Team pool. It's only natural given the state of the team, which now faces a lengthy rebuilding process. Naturally, old stars are phased out and new stars are, hopefully, brought in, tested and ready to roll by the time competitive matches resume.

Sporting KC Best XI - Goalkeeper

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Sporting KC will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first game coming up on April 13th. The match on that day will actually be a replay of the club's first match as the KC Wiz from 1996 against the Colorado Rapids. Ahead of that game, Sporting KC is doing a poll for fans to pick the Best XI in the club's history, starting with goalkeepers, then up the field to defenders, midfielders, and forwards.

Union bits, BSFC supporters group, Celtic-Dundee in Philly talk, Fire name Pauno head coach, more

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Zeitlin talks to new SoB president Ami Rivera. Bethlehem Steel supporters group forming. Will Scottish Premier League game be played in Philly? Fire hire Paunovic as head coach. More news.

#TBT Kansas City's Worst Start to an MLS Season

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With Sporting Kansas City off to their worst start to a season since the team started 0-3 in 1999, I figured I'd use this week's Throw Back Thursday to take a look at the start of the 1999 season and how Kansas City got to the point in that season of starting 0-3.

To get to the start KC had in 1999, we first need to look at the end of the 1998 season.