1. Seattle Sounders Lacking a Scoring Punch

    Pegged by some to win the 2010 MLS Cup in only its second season of existence, the Seattle Sounders currently sit in a three-way tie for second place in the Western Conference in the early goings of the season with a 2-1-1 record...

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  2. MLS Teams Negotiating High-Profile Friendlies is a Win for the League

    Major League Soccer has revised the Designated Player rule, allowing teams to sign up to three players for more than the maximum salary in hopes to bring in more of the game’s most popular/talented players...

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  3. 2010 NBA Playoff Bracket: The Big Questions Heading into the First Round

    The NBA Playoffs are upon us. The Los Angeles Lakers are back to defend their title while 15 other teams try to be the one to take the crown from them. There are so many storylines to follow with each team, each matchup, and each individual...

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  4. New England Patriots Need To Keep Pace in AFC East, Get a Wide Receiver

    Two of the New England Patriots divisional foes, the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, have made trades for two of the elite wide receivers in the NFL, Brandon Marshall and Santonio Holmes respectively...

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  5. NCAA Championship: Brian Zoubek Was Duke's Most Important Player

    The Duke Blue Devils have a ton of talented players. In the championship game victory over Butler, the “big three”—Kyle Singler, Jon Scheyer, and Nolan Smith—combined to score 47 of the team’s 61 points...

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  6. Brian Hoyer Has the Heart Every New England Patriot Needs

    Heart. You can’t measure it in the combine. It doesn’t show up in the stat sheet. But it’s a big thing, maybe the biggest, that coaches look for in players...

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  7. New Look Kansas City Wizards Hope Changes Mean Return to Playoffs

    In 2009, the Kansas City Wizards went from a playoff team to a bottom-three team in MLS. The team was plagued by a poor attack, scoring the second-least number of goals (33)...

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  8. Real Salt Lake Attempting To Repeat As Champions

    Last year many people scorned Real Salt Lake. The club finished the regular season with a losing record of 11-12-7, yet still made the playoffs and went on to win the MLS Cup...

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  9. New England Revolution Consecutive Playoff Appearance Streak on the Line

    The New England Revolution have the longest active streak for consecutive playoff appearance, going to the postseason eight straight times...

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  10. Much-Improved New York Red Bulls Beat Chicago Fire, 1-0

    It’s only one game, but it looked so much better than any game from 2009. Red Bull New York’s 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire last night was a complete turnaround from what was only a five-win team from last year...

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  11. D.C. United Trying To Get Back To The Playoffs But Challenges Await

    One of the most successful MLS teams of all time, D.C. United hasn’t even been to the playoffs the past two seasons. It won’t be any easier for them in 2010 as some key players left the club...

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  12. Will Roster Changes Make Chicago Fire Better or Worse in 2010?

    For the third straight season, and the fourth out of five years, the Chicago Fire made the semifinals in the MLS playoffs. Apparently, that wasn’t enough for management. The Fire had a surprising roster turnover heading into the 2010 season...

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  13. 2010 NFL Draft: Are The New England Patriots and Tim Tebow a Good Fit?

    The NFL Draft is fast approaching. The New England Patriots have four picks in the first two rounds of what is considered a fairly deep pool...

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  14. Houston Dynamo Lose Lots of Talent, Still Plugging Away

    The two-time MLS Champion Houston Dynamo have lost an incredible amount of talent going into the 2010 season and will be put to the test this season if they wish to continue to be an elite team in MLS...

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  15. Columbus Crew Gunning For Third Straight Supporters' Shield

    The Columbus Crew is a veteran squad that has been atop the tables the past few years and are looking to stay there...

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  16. Seattle Sounders Outclass Young Philadelphia Union, Win 2-0

    The Seattle Sounders proved to the expansion Philadelphia Union that Philly still has a long way to go before they can match Seattle’s success...

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  17. Colorado Rapids Trying to be More than Average

    The Colorado Rapids are a competitive team. However, they have epitomized the parity in MLS. They are neither an elite team atop the standings nor are they a cellar dweller. They sit on the fringes of the playoffs each season...

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  18. Chivas USA Looking For Offensive Spark

    Chivas USA is tired of being the “other team” in Los Angeles at the Home Depot Center. They are also tired of their season ending in the early stages of the playoffs...

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  19. Toronto FC Still Trying to Figure Out How to Get Into The MLS Playoffs

    One wonders how difficult it must have been to the loyal Toronto FC fans to watch the expansion Seattle Sounders make the playoffs in their inaugural season while Toronto, who entered the 2009 season with much promise, failed for the third straight time..

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  20. Improved "D" for FC Dallas Will Be Key in 2010

    FC Dallas finished with the most goals scored in MLS in 2009 (50) but fell a point short of the playoffs, largely because of an inept defense that tied for the most goals against (47)...

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  21. Galaxy Will Be Tested Without Beckham and Donovan

    A Landon Donovan missed penalty kick in the shootout prevented the Los Angeles Galaxy from winning the MLS Cup in 2009...

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  22. Philadelphia Union To Begin Inaugural Season in MLS

    The City of Brotherly Love finally has an MLS franchise to embrace. The Philadelphia Union will embark on its inaugural season with full support from the fan group, the Sons of Ben, and they certainly have a lot to be excited about...

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  23. New York Red Bulls Look to Bounce Back After 2009 Debacle

    In 2009, the New York Red Bull franchise hit rock bottom. The hope for this year is that moving away from the House of Horrors will exorcise the demons that plague the franchise...

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  24. Who's Had the Better Offseason: New England Patriots or New York Jets?

    Last season, the two top teams in the AFC East were the division champion New England Patriots and the New York Jets. In the playoffs, the Patriots burned out quickly, getting blown apart at home by the Baltimore Ravens...

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  25. Seattle Sounders FC Looks To Build on MLS Success in Year Two

    The Seattle Sounders set the blueprint for all of the incoming MLS expansion franchises to follow. A well-run organization that put together a fine product on the pitch—and was ...

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