1. Deloitte Study Suggests U.S. Soccer Could Benefit from Promotion/Relegation

    Whenever the topic of promotion and relegation gets brought up in the American soccer community, a long and heated debate takes place...

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  2. Previewing the 1st Leg of the MLS Conference Finals

    After a long layoff of 16 days, the Major League Soccer playoffs will resume on Tuesday with the first leg of the Eastern and Western Conference finals...

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  3. U.S. Soccer Needs to Fire Jurgen Klinsmann After Disastrous Start to Hex

    The United States men's national team have officially hit rock bottom. After Tuesday's embarrassing 4-0 loss to Costa Rica, the Yanks sit dead last with zero points in the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying...

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  4. USMNT vs. Costa Rica: Live Score, Highlights from World Cup Qualifier

    CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, hexagonal round—Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rica 4-0 United States Goals: Johan Venegas 44'; Christian ...

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  5. Villanova vs. Purdue: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    No. 3 Villanova 79, No. 15 Purdue 76 The No. 3 Villanova Wildcats squeaked out a three-point victory over the No. 15 Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on Monday...

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  6. USMNT Must Assure Themselves of a Point Against Costa Rica in Crucial Hex Match

    History is not on the side of the United States men's national team as they prepare for their second game of the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, against Costa Rica on Tuesday...

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  7. Baffling Tactical Decision by Jurgen Klinsmann Puts USMNT into Early Hole in Hex

    Jurgen Klinsmann did it again. On Friday night, the manager of the United States men's national team set his team up for failure at the start of their 2-1 defeat to Mexico, which was the first loss on home soil in World Cup qualifying in 15 years...

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  8. Blended Lineup Gives USMNT Best Chance to Open Hex with Win over Mexico

    Welcome to the wild, unpredictable rollercoaster ride that is the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying...

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  9. MLS Player Rankings: Toronto Trio Take Up Top Spots After Dominant Showings

    Toronto FC's designated players dominated the second leg of the Eastern Conference semifinal against New York City FC on Sunday...

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  10. MLS Team of the Week: Giovinco, Piatti Power Clubs into Conference Finals

    Three of the four Major League Soccer clubs that took an advantage into the second leg of the conference semi-final round on Sunday moved on to the conference final stage of the postseason...

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  11. Sevilla vs Barcelona: Live Score, Highlights from La Liga

    La Liga--Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville Sevilla 1-2 Barcelona Goals: Vitolo (SEV) 15'; Lionel Messi (FCB) 43'; Luis Suarez (FCB) 61' Sevilla: Sergio Rico, Mariano, ...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 5 months ago 9,761 reads 174 comments

  12. Previewing the 2nd Legs of the MLS Conference Semifinals

    The home teams had their way during the first legs of the Major League Soccer conference semifinals, but that may not be the case during the quartet of second-leg showdowns on Sunday...

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  13. MLS Player Rankings: Mancosu, Altidore Lead After 1st Weekend of Postseason

    A number of unexpected heroes appeared during the first week of the Major League Soccer playoffs. The L.A...

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  14. MLS Team of the Week: Altidore and Valdez Dazzle in Postseason

    The home teams were thoroughly dominant during the opening two rounds of the Major League Soccer postseason. Three of the four home sides advanced out of the knockout round by a combined score of 9-6...

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  15. USMNT Watch: Green, Wood State Cases for Mexico Game with Goals in Germany

    We've talked a lot about the growing United States men's national team forward depth chart over the last few weeks, and rightfully so...

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  16. Previewing the 1st Leg of the MLS Conference Semifinals

    The conference semifinal stage of the MLS Cup Playoffs begins on Sunday with four first-leg contests between the eight remaining sides in the competition...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 5 months ago 2,348 reads 2 comments

  17. MLS Player Rankings: Golden Boot Winner BWP Ends Regular Season on Top

    In a league in which parity and competition reign supreme, one player has been able to dominate the headlines since the middle of the summer...

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  18. MLS Team of the Week: Kaka, Molino, Giovinco Impress on Decision Day

    The final day of the Major League Soccer regular season was supposed to hand us 90 minutes of drama-filled action with playoff berths on the line...

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  19. USMNT Watch: Pulisic Rescues Point for Dortmund, Yedlin Back in Starting XI

    Two of the prized young players in the United States men's national team system played significant roles for their respective clubs in Europe on Saturday...

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  20. D.C. United Emerging as Dark-Horse MLS Cup Contender as Regular Season Ends

    When you start compiling a shortlist of MLS Cup contenders, the teams that easily come to mind are FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls , who lead the Western and Eastern Conferences, respectively...

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  21. MLS Player Rankings: BWP Remains on Top, Piatti, Mullins Surge Up List

    As the best teams in Major League Soccer jockey for position in the standings, the league's best players are all trying to knock Bradley Wright-Phillips from the top spot in the Bleacher Report MLS Player Rankings...

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  22. MLS Team of the Week: Piatti, BWP, Accam Impress in Week 33

    The penultimate weekend of the Major League Soccer regular season didn't produce too much in terms of drama, but it did set the stage for what should be a thrilling Decision Day on Sunday...

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  23. USMNT Watch: Bradley Makes Swansea Debut, Chandler Impresses Against Bayern

    The majority of the American attention in foreign leagues over the last week was focused on Swansea City as Bob Bradley prepared for his first game as a manager in the Premier League...

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  24. Real Betis vs. Real Madrid: Live Score, Highlights from La Liga Game

    La Liga--Estadio Benito Villamarin Real Betis 1-6 Real Madrid Goals: Raphael Varane (RM) 4'; Karim Benzema (RM) 31'; Marcelo (RM) 39'; Isco (RM) 45', 62'; Alvaro Cejudo ...

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  25. Resurgent Seattle Sounders Benefiting from New Mentality Under Interim Boss

    Rock bottom for the Seattle Sounders came at the end of July. Two days after their miserable performance against Sporting Kansas City on July 24 resulted in a 3-0 loss, the ...

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