North American Soccer League

Homegrown – May 2015

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On this month's Homegrown with our hosts, Dan and Jay: The US Department of Justice makes moves against FIFA and co., We discuss the implications for US Soccer and beyond. Interview with Evan Ream, co-host of the First Eleven podcast and writer for the Davis Enterprise, regarding the US Open..

Frustration With Traffic Sports Growing Among Fort Lauderdale Strikers Fans

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As we've seen by developments this week, Traffic Sports USA has been responsible for organizing many international soccer events and has owned the Fort Lauderdale Strikers since they joined North American Soccer League as an expansion team since 2010 but, in my opinion, Traffic does a poor job at running a local community-based professional soccer franchise.

US CONCACAF WC Qualifier vs. Guatemala Will be Pay-Per-View Only

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Traffic Sports, the same company that has supports the North American Soccer League, is asking you to pay more than just your cable bill to watch the US vs. Guatemala, CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier on June 12th. Traffic who are headquartered in Brazil and have owned TV rights for soccer games in South and Central [.

Q & A with Tim Robbie, President of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers

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The year 2011 was a good one for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The Traffic Sports owned team which originally started out as Miami FC in 2006 rebranded last year as the born again Strikers with a new logo and uniforms to boot. Traffic pushed more money towards the organization than it ever had in the [.


Video: Arsenal player laugh at Vietnamese fan who tripped while chasing their bus

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Arsenal's players were treated to some slapstick comedy as their bus made its way through Vietnamese traffic. A group of local fans took it upon themselves to run alongside the bus, with one fan reportedly sticking with the vehicle for at least 10 minutes. The fan's efforts impressed the players so much that they started [.

Manchester United players celebrate as coach driver avoids arrest

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Manchester United's players dedicated a chant to their coach driver after he smooth-talked his way out of trouble with Chinese police. United's coach was stopped on a busy road in Shanghai by police after reportedly using the wrong lane. Officers hauled the driver away for questioning. The coach was surrounded by fans while the driver [.

Major League Soccer

Five Things We Learned: Revolution vs. Fire

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Set piece defense was a problem for the Revolution on Saturday. (Photo: Kari Heistad/

Editor's Note:Â With Brian O'Connell out of town over the weekend, Sean Donahue is filling in for this week's "Five Things We Learned".

Did one mistake or two mistakes cost the New England Revolution points on Saturday?

Ronaldinho ends contract with Flamengo over unpaid wages

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Ronaldinho has gotten his contract with Flamengo terminated by a Brazilian labor court over almost $20 million in unpaid wages. He is now free to sign with another club after scoring 29 goals in 72 matches for Flamengo since singing in January 2011.

From Sambafoot:

The reasons for the termination were four months of unpaid wages, a justification accepted by the judge.

Clavijo named FC Dallas technical director

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Fernando Clavijo is on his way back to MLS, in a different role from the ones he has held in the past.

An assistant coach and head coach in Major League Soccer for the better part of a decade, Clavijo was hired on Tuesday as FC Dallas' new technical director.

#Revs Delusions Of Twitter Grandeur

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When I sit down to write a blog post that I suspect will annoy most of my faithful readers, there is always this brief moment of pause, where I ask myself "why bother?"

I pick topics somewhat randomly as it is, so I could simply "pass" on audience-angering topics. Heck, I already pick to write about things as they interest me seemingly on a whim and have never felt obligated to cover each and every result, player rumor or team announcement.

Agbossoumonde passes on MLS move

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U.S. Under-23 national team defender Gale Agbossoumonde has endured a rough road in his quest for regular playing time since turning pro two years ago. With a recent stint at Eintracht Frankfurt failing to deliver him playing time, Agbossoumonde looked poised for a move to Major League Soccer.

RIP MLS Rumors

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After a week of vacation, I returned to my post here at the MLS Offside to find absolutely terrible news: MLS Rumors has closed. This website needed no introduction: was, bar none, the spiciest, edgiest, and, often, most accurate source for anything pertaining to Major League Soccer.

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Katz Keeps the Sheet Clean

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Victory keeper Jason Katz kept the sheet clean in his PDL debut in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Hydra. (Photo: Chris Aduama/

QUINCY, Mass. Victory keeper Jason Katz wasn't sure he was going to get the start on Wednesday.

With keeper Vinny Papageorgiou out due to red card suspension, Katz, who hadn't seen a minute of action this season, knew there was a chance.

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It's been an overwhelmingly disappointing couple of weeks at Spurs and while the players' comments after the game at Goodison were positive, it's hard not to feel flat as our gap between the fourth placed side could be reduced to just one point tonight.

After the game, manager Harry Redknapp was genuinely mystified by the reverse.

Wigan 0 – 4 Arsenal: Match Thoughts And Individual Analysis

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I think that was the best Arsenal have played this season. Wigan got some joy in the opening 10-15 minutes but it was one-way traffic after that. The hosts also showed more of a fight in the second half but Arsenal were just too strong in all areas. I don't want to do a event by event analysis of such a game but want to use Wenger's post game interview as the foundation for this piece as the Boss' summary was sublimely succinct and accurate.

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The Marco Pappa free kick that froze Tim Howard and gave Guatemala a draw

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The U.S. squandered a first half lead in their second 2014 World Cup qualifier against Guatemala to continue an unimpressive run of form. Clint Dempsey scored in the 40th minute to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead that they would hold in spite of physical play and dodgy ref decisions all the way up to the 83rd minute when the Chicago Fire's Marco Pappa pinned a beauty of a free kick to the top of the net.

Clarification on why tonight's USMNT game is on pay-per-view

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Clarification on why tonight's USMNT game is on pay-per-view

"Who owns the rights to World Cup qualifying matches?
The worldwide television rights to each World Cup Qualifying match are initially the property of the hosting country. The host Federation, who often works with a third-party to commercialize these television rights, is the rights holder and can distribute the broadcast in various countries at its sole discretion.

US Soccer Explains TV Issues For Guatemala - USA

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The Guatemala - USA World Cup Qualifier on June 12th will only be available on pay-per-view in the United States. The US Soccer Federation has released a FAQ on the issues surrounding televising an away Qualifier. Under CONCACAF rules, the home team controls the broadcast rights for World Cup Qualifiers.


What Brings YOU to the Sounders Women Games?

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What Brings YOU to the Sounders Women Games?

A simple question. What makes you purchase tickets, fight the traffic, spend your expendable money on Sounders Women games? Is it the excellent product that is out on the field this season? Did the national's bring you, but the core of the team keep you coming back?

Watching A Game At Starfire: A Survival Guide

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One of the biggest complaints about games at Stafire Sports Complex is that they are a pain to get to. As someone who has been to his fair share of events there, I understand your complaints. It's certainly not as accessible as CenturyLink Field, but I also think the problems are a bit overblown.

Watching games at Starfire is really an experience every Sounders fan should enjoy at least a few times.

The Rest

Monrovia traffic warning

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Last week, at 7 AM, I was on my way to work in Monrovia. I usually pass by the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, but on this day, at that very early hour, the road was closed, causing an enormous traffic jam as cars were being re-directed around the stadium. The same happened in the afternoon, when closed roads led to more chaotic traffic congestions in the narrow pot-holed streets of downtown Monrovia.

Who is the Ozark’s Top Boys Soccer Player

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I guess I could put up a photo to go with this story but that might tip my hand. Suffice it to say that my choice isn't the same as the early leader. If the boys at O Zone are going to troll for traffic this way, might as well ensure there is as large a vote as possible.

Poll Question: Who is Ozarks' top boys soccer player?

Investors to sell share in Chelsea target Wallace

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Fluminense are preparing to cash in on a future sale of right back Wallace. The Rio club are set to buy the 20% of the player's economic rights that are owned by sports management group, Traffic. If the deal goes through, Fluminense will own 60% of the 18-year-old. Chelsea already have 40% of the player's economic rights which were acquired when Deco switched from London to Rio in 2010.

Slower, Lower, Weaker

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More of the same. Not really going to review the game because if you saw any league match in July you saw this game.
My key to the game was the Rapids figuring out how to win. Not yet.
Other Observations:
  • The first Sounders goal we just got beat on. It was a corner kick and Johnson did a good job of getting his man (Wynne it looks like) caught in traffic so EJ could have a free header.

CONCACAF names new general secretary

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Traffic Sports USA marketing executive Enrique Sanz has been named the new general secretary of CONCACAF. He will officially take over the role later this month. "I am honored to have been appointed as General Secretary," Sanz said in a press statement. "Although not without challenge, I foresee a great new era for the confederation.

RojaDirecta: Incoherent US Internet Law

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When we last checked in on RojaDirecta, they had sued the US government for illegally seizing their US domain without due process of law. I won't get too legalese on you, but there are two issues: (1) The government taking away the domain, and (2) The government wanting to force Roja to forfeit the domain for all time.

Going Mobile

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You may have noticed that has a new look. After 8 years, many of you are probably used to that experience. The reason? I've decided to simplify the site and make it more mobile friendly. I'm a bit early to that party in the sense that only 20% of the traffic comes from mobile devices right now but the website should work real well on both your desktop and your smartphone.

Union vs Red Bulls NY in pictures

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 PSP photographer was on hand as the Philadelphia Union took on their I-95 rivals, the New York Red Bulls. Here's a look at what he saw.

The starting XI.

Gomez goes for the overhead volley.

New York's Ryan Meara with a save.

We’re Baaaack…

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As you've probably noticed, the blog is seeing some new articles and the traffic has come back instantly. Thank you so much to the folks the that have waiting for our return. We hope we won't disappoint you again! We have some new things coming your way in addition to our regular, unique, articles.

Cristiano Ronaldo Back Heel Goal

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Surprising everyone, Ronaldo back heels the ball through traffic and into the goal.

‘Do Are Ya? Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho chops his hair off

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New Mou 'Do It's not quite as severe as the last time he shaved his head, but Jose Mourinho has opted for another closely cropped hairdo. We're mainly posting this as a public service as a lot of Google traffic is finding an old Mourinho 'Do Are Ya? post as they frantically search to see [...]

Brasiliense FC: The Unpleasant Truth Exposed

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Kickette: knowingly exploiting men (including those from the Brasiliense first team) for nefarious purposes since 2006. Image via

We were looking forward to dusting off our radical feminist costumes and having a good old bitch when we found out that Brazilian side Brasiliense FC had been pushing soft porn on their club website in a bid to boost site traffic.

Andrew Bynum and Lakers Top Nuggets

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Welcome back, Andrew Bynum. The center for the Los Angeles Lakers took a break from racking up traffic tickets and got back to playing basketball. In his first game back from suspension, Andrew Bynum was dominant scoring 29 points, pulling down 13 rebounds and blocking two shots.

With Andrew Bynum powerful in the middle, the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets by a final score of 92-89.

Alex Morgan's New Twitter Profile Picture

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Alex Morgan's new profile picture is going to stop traffic on Twitter.