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What the USMNT can learn from the MLS Eastern Conference Finals

What can the US Men’s National Team learn from the MLS? Asher Kohn explores.

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What the USMNT can learn from the MLS Eastern Conference Finals

What can the US Men’s National Team learn from the MLS? Asher Kohn explores.

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US Men’s National Team faces Mexico in first significant test post-COPA America

The USMNT takes on rival Mexico tonight in nippy Columbus, Ohio. Can the revamped Yanks get a win?

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US Men’s National Team faces Mexico in first significant test post-COPA America

The USMNT takes on rival Mexico tonight in nippy Columbus, Ohio. Can the revamped Yanks get a win?

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MLS Playoffs: Who has the best chance of getting out of the second leg alive?

Sometime in the afternoon last Sunday, MLS was at its most predictable. Two home teams had sneaked by visiting favorites with 1-0 scores. In Los Angeles’ case, this was only by dint of a whole Rube Goldberg series of events … Continued

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MLS Playoffs: Who has the best chance of getting out of the second leg alive?

Sometime in the afternoon last Sunday, MLS was at its most predictable. Two home teams had sneaked by visiting favorites with 1-0 scores. In Los Angeles’ case, this was only by dint of a whole Rube Goldberg series of events … Continued

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All you need to know about the MLS Conference Semifinals

MLS playoffs roll on with a whole bucket of games this weekend.

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All you need to know about the MLS Conference Semifinals

MLS playoffs roll on with a whole bucket of games this weekend.

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Here’s why the West’s former best are now trying just not to lose

Can Darlington Nagbe and the Portland Timbers rediscover their 2015 magic?

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Here’s why the West’s former best are now trying just not to lose

Can Darlington Nagbe and the Portland Timbers rediscover their 2015 magic?

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MLS: How the Red Bulls and NYC FC turned their seasons around

Learn how NYC FC and the New York Red Bulls have turned their MLS seasons around.

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MLS: How the Red Bulls and NYC FC turned their seasons around

Learn how NYC FC and the New York Red Bulls have turned their MLS seasons around.

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USMNT’s toughest competition in Cuba/Kiwi friendlies is each other

The US Men’s National Team competes against Cuba and New Zealand, but the real competition might be for roster slots.

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USMNT’s toughest competition in Cuba/Kiwi friendlies is each other

The US Men’s National Team competes against Cuba and New Zealand, but the real competition might be for roster slots.

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What comes next for Clint Dempsey, Seattle and the USMNT?

The USMNT and Seattle Sounders are fine without Clint Dempsey, but that doesn’t mean soccer isn’t done with Deuce. Asher Kohn breaks down what’s next for Dempsey’s MLS and national team future.

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What comes next for Clint Dempsey, Seattle and the USMNT?

The USMNT and Seattle Sounders are fine without Clint Dempsey, but that doesn’t mean soccer isn’t done with Deuce. Asher Kohn breaks down what’s next for Dempsey’s MLS and national team future.

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MLS: Can FC Dallas win every single thing in the USA in 2016? (Maybe!)

Is F.C. Dallas the favorite to win the MLS Cup, the Supporters’ Shield and the US Open Cup this season?

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MLS: Can FC Dallas win every single thing in the USA in 2016? (Maybe!)

Is F.C. Dallas the favorite to win the MLS Cup, the Supporters’ Shield and the US Open Cup this season?

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This week’s USMNT matches are a glimpse at the post-Dempsey future

Clint Dempsey won’t be on the #USMNT forever and that’s okay. Jozy Altidore is ready to lead the red, white and blue into the future.

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This week’s USMNT matches are a glimpse at the post-Dempsey future

Clint Dempsey won’t be on the #USMNT forever and that’s okay. Jozy Altidore is ready to lead the red, white and blue into the future.

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Everything you need to know about this year’s UEFA Champions League (and some things you don’t)

UEFA announced the Champions League draw this week, Asher Kohn breaks down everything you need to know for the group stage.

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Everything you need to know about this year’s UEFA Champions League (and some things you don’t)

UEFA announced the Champions League draw this week, Asher Kohn breaks down everything you need to know for the group stage.

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Is Jozy Altidore back? Is he enough to push Toronto over the top?

Toronto travels to Philly and the LA Galaxy venture out east to face NYCFC in the biggest MLS games of the weekend.

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Is Jozy Altidore back? Is he enough to push Toronto over the top?

Toronto travels to Philly and the LA Galaxy venture out east to face NYCFC in the biggest MLS games of the weekend.

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10 things that will happen in the Premier League this season less surprising than a Leicester City trophy run

The Premier League is back, with a new name and a whole lot more money. The rich got richer over the offseason, with Manchester United grabbing two of the biggest names out there and Chelsea grabbing everyone’s favorite manager. But … Continued

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10 things that will happen in the Premier League this season less surprising than a Leicester City trophy run

The Premier League is back, with a new name and a whole lot more money. The rich got richer over the offseason, with Manchester United grabbing two of the biggest names out there and Chelsea grabbing everyone’s favorite manager. But … Continued

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MLS Transfer window is closed, Colorado and Philly look to be the winners

Find out the winners and losers at the close of the MLS transfer window!

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MLS Transfer window is closed, Colorado and Philly look to be the winners

Find out the winners and losers at the close of the MLS transfer window!

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The All-Entertainment Team for the MLS All-Star Game

The roster of MLS All-Stars who are going to take on Arsenal is set. It is largely who anyone predicted. They will be wearing very blue uniforms. They will likely lose to the perennial contender for 4th place in the EPL. … Continued

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The All-Entertainment Team for the MLS All-Star Game

The roster of MLS All-Stars who are going to take on Arsenal is set. It is largely who anyone predicted. They will be wearing very blue uniforms. They will likely lose to the perennial contender for 4th place in the EPL. … Continued

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Jordan Hamilton, Wil Trapp, and all the other reasons to watch MLS in the second half

When a stateside soccer fan is coming down from the high of Portugal’s improbable run to European domination, or Chile gleefully chomp their way through the Copa America Centenario, they are faced with an important, nearly existential question: is MLS … Continued

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Jordan Hamilton, Wil Trapp, and all the other reasons to watch MLS in the second half

When a stateside soccer fan is coming down from the high of Portugal’s improbable run to European domination, or Chile gleefully chomp their way through the Copa America Centenario, they are faced with an important, nearly existential question: is MLS … Continued

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Les Bleus’ Paul Pogba could be enough to topple Portugal in Euro 2016 finale

France was able to withstand an hour of German pressure – insert your own Maginot Line joke here– and come out the Euro semifinal with a 2-0 victory and a date in the finals with Portugal (Sunday at 3:00 pm … Continued

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Les Bleus’ Paul Pogba could be enough to topple Portugal in Euro 2016 finale

France was able to withstand an hour of German pressure – insert your own Maginot Line joke here– and come out the Euro semifinal with a 2-0 victory and a date in the finals with Portugal (Sunday at 3:00 pm … Continued

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If Iceland can be successful in the Euro Cup, why can’t #USMNT compete in Copa?

As Karni Arnason leapt over Wayne Rooney and headed the ball onto Ragnar Sigurdsson’s foot, he didn’t just get the game-tying assist. He also made American history. Way back in the early 2000s, Arnason was a college kid. He played … Continued

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If Iceland can be successful in the Euro Cup, why can’t #USMNT compete in Copa?

As Karni Arnason leapt over Wayne Rooney and headed the ball onto Ragnar Sigurdsson’s foot, he didn’t just get the game-tying assist. He also made American history. Way back in the early 2000s, Arnason was a college kid. He played … Continued

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USMNT tries to frustrate Argentina, ends up frustrating themselves

It is not like the United States stood much of a chance against Argentina in the Copa America semifinals. The safest thing to do was to keep men behind the ball and hope that Dempsey might do something clever. Or … Continued

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USMNT tries to frustrate Argentina, ends up frustrating themselves

It is not like the United States stood much of a chance against Argentina in the Copa America semifinals. The safest thing to do was to keep men behind the ball and hope that Dempsey might do something clever. Or … Continued

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USMNT advances in Copa America, but not like they drew it up

It was less than two weeks ago when I wrote that the US Men’s National Team was relying on hope and completely hopeless. Five goals, none conceded, and a manageable quarterfinal matchup against Ecuador later and I’m forced to face … Continued

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USMNT advances in Copa America, but not like they drew it up

It was less than two weeks ago when I wrote that the US Men’s National Team was relying on hope and completely hopeless. Five goals, none conceded, and a manageable quarterfinal matchup against Ecuador later and I’m forced to face … Continued

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Copa America: Colombia proves USMNT can’t rely on hope alone

SANTA CLARA, California— There was an air of optimism in the light rail car. Part of this was because there is always an air of optimism in Silicon Valley, and the shiny new train down to Levi’s Stadium hums along … Continued

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Copa America: Colombia proves USMNT can’t rely on hope alone

SANTA CLARA, California— There was an air of optimism in the light rail car. Part of this was because there is always an air of optimism in Silicon Valley, and the shiny new train down to Levi’s Stadium hums along … Continued

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Is this Copa America the #USMNT’s best chance at winning?

The United States kicks off the Copa America Centenario this weekend in the Bay Area and every true-blooded American will be hoping for a draw. This is, to be sure, an uncomfortable position for Gadsden flag-waving patriots to be in. The … Continued

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Is this Copa America the #USMNT’s best chance at winning?

The United States kicks off the Copa America Centenario this weekend in the Bay Area and every true-blooded American will be hoping for a draw. This is, to be sure, an uncomfortable position for Gadsden flag-waving patriots to be in. The … Continued

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Copa America has MLS players (and fans) partying like it’s 1994

It’s a week before the Copa America kicks off in Levi’s Stadium and America’s biggest soccer summer since 1994 hits. The rosters are set, the players are in training camps, but before it begins there’s still one lurking question. How … Continued

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Copa America has MLS players (and fans) partying like it’s 1994

It’s a week before the Copa America kicks off in Levi’s Stadium and America’s biggest soccer summer since 1994 hits. The rosters are set, the players are in training camps, but before it begins there’s still one lurking question. How … Continued

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Most people are asking the wrong question on the USWNT wage gap issue

The US Women’s soccer players have a case against the soccer federation. I mean this both legally, in that they are literally filing a claim against the Federation demanding equal pay, and morally, in that the dominant American women seem … Continued

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Most people are asking the wrong question on the USWNT wage gap issue

The US Women’s soccer players have a case against the soccer federation. I mean this both legally, in that they are literally filing a claim against the Federation demanding equal pay, and morally, in that the dominant American women seem … Continued

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Kei Kamara from Columbus to New England could change the balance in the MLS East

Apparently the cause for Columbus’ woes was their all-everything goalscorer. Kei Kamara being shipped to New England this past week for the MLS equivalent of “a vault and the Brinks truck.” The tall dude is on his fifth MLS team … Continued

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Kei Kamara from Columbus to New England could change the balance in the MLS East

Apparently the cause for Columbus’ woes was their all-everything goalscorer. Kei Kamara being shipped to New England this past week for the MLS equivalent of “a vault and the Brinks truck.” The tall dude is on his fifth MLS team … Continued

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MLS: Columbus Crew gasping for air, RLS and Colorado on a collision course

It’s remarkable that Columbus Crew have been so bad this year that jokes about John Kasich’s presidential campaign have (almost) gone by the wayside. The Ohioans have only seven goals through their first eight games — a pace that will put … Continued

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MLS: Columbus Crew gasping for air, RLS and Colorado on a collision course

It’s remarkable that Columbus Crew have been so bad this year that jokes about John Kasich’s presidential campaign have (almost) gone by the wayside. The Ohioans have only seven goals through their first eight games — a pace that will put … Continued

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Why Real Salt Lake is better than your favorite team

Two facts. The first is that, statistically speaking, you are not a Real Salt Lake fan. Second; RSL has yet to lose this season. We can conclude, from this that your team is not as good as the Utah club, and that … Continued

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Why Real Salt Lake is better than your favorite team

Two facts. The first is that, statistically speaking, you are not a Real Salt Lake fan. Second; RSL has yet to lose this season. We can conclude, from this that your team is not as good as the Utah club, and that … Continued

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De Jong’s tackle overshadows MLS’ great D-Mids in

It was less of a tackle, more of a stab. Nigel De Jong was late to the ball and came down on Darlington Nagbe’s left ankle instead. De Jong, who is Los Angeles’ new midfield destroyer, will receive a healthy … Continued

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De Jong’s tackle overshadows MLS’ great D-Mids in

It was less of a tackle, more of a stab. Nigel De Jong was late to the ball and came down on Darlington Nagbe’s left ankle instead. De Jong, who is Los Angeles’ new midfield destroyer, will receive a healthy … Continued

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Tommy McNamara’s quietly taking New York (and the MLS) by storm

Bear with me for a moment, if you please. What if, for one weekend at least, New York City was the center of the world? NYCFC and Red Bulls both host this weekend, with Sporting heading to Harrison on Saturday … Continued

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Tommy McNamara’s quietly taking New York (and the MLS) by storm

Bear with me for a moment, if you please. What if, for one weekend at least, New York City was the center of the world? NYCFC and Red Bulls both host this weekend, with Sporting heading to Harrison on Saturday … Continued

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MLS celebrates 20th anniversary of DC United v San Jose

To put it diplomatically, DC United’s season has not gone how they’d hoped for, so they are turning back the clock, for one night at least. Saturday night in San Jose, DC will take on the Quakes, née “Clash,” in a … Continued

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MLS celebrates 20th anniversary of DC United v San Jose

To put it diplomatically, DC United’s season has not gone how they’d hoped for, so they are turning back the clock, for one night at least. Saturday night in San Jose, DC will take on the Quakes, née “Clash,” in a … Continued

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The US Men’s National Team is patient but you don’t have to be

Pick your poison this weekend: would you rather hope for the best or have nothing to lose? The FIFA break means a double dose of international soccer. The US senior team gets a crack at Guatemala, a cagey nation they … Continued

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The US Men’s National Team is patient but you don’t have to be

Pick your poison this weekend: would you rather hope for the best or have nothing to lose? The FIFA break means a double dose of international soccer. The US senior team gets a crack at Guatemala, a cagey nation they … Continued

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This week in Major League Soccer: San Jose’s Quincy Amarikwa leads a populist revolt

Through two weeks, Major League Soccer’s season has been a socialist-loving, parity-heavy league. An entire league with the on-field fervor of #OccupyWallSt and a Bernie Sanders rally rolled into one. The league’s rich are getting eaten alive! West coast kingpin/purported … Continued

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This week in Major League Soccer: San Jose’s Quincy Amarikwa leads a populist revolt

Through two weeks, Major League Soccer’s season has been a socialist-loving, parity-heavy league. An entire league with the on-field fervor of #OccupyWallSt and a Bernie Sanders rally rolled into one. The league’s rich are getting eaten alive! West coast kingpin/purported … Continued

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The improbable (and fun) ascent of Leicester City in the EPL

As evidenced by this Brandon Vincent’s gif, there are few sharper pains than mishitting a ball down one in stoppage time. But if you prefer your agony more drawn-out than can be done in the 12 hours or so of … Continued

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The improbable (and fun) ascent of Leicester City in the EPL

As evidenced by this Brandon Vincent’s gif, there are few sharper pains than mishitting a ball down one in stoppage time. But if you prefer your agony more drawn-out than can be done in the 12 hours or so of … Continued

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The SiriusXM MLS season preview: Portland, Columbus face new challengers in Toronto FC, NYCFC, FC Dallas and Vancouver

An argument: MLS is the most entertaining league in America. Not because the skill level is through-the-roof or because soccer is a special snowflake, but because MLS is giddily making it all up as the league kicks off its 21st … Continued

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The SiriusXM MLS season preview: Portland, Columbus face new challengers in Toronto FC, NYCFC, FC Dallas and Vancouver

An argument: MLS is the most entertaining league in America. Not because the skill level is through-the-roof or because soccer is a special snowflake, but because MLS is giddily making it all up as the league kicks off its 21st … Continued

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