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Frank Lampard: “I’m going to become a New Yorker for the next couple of years.”

Chelsea FC’s tours in the United States over the past decade fostered Frank Lampard’s interest in the country and Major League Soccer as a prime destination, according to the England international midfielder. “I love America having been out here for … Continued

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Clint Dempsey reflects on his journey to US Men’s National Team captain

Nacogdoches, Texas might be the last place you’d expect to find a professional soccer player, yet the small town in a football and baseball crazy state is home to US Men’s Soccer Team captain, Clint Dempsey. “It’s not always easy … Continued

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Tim Howard, Everton aiming for top four spot

Twice a year, fans in Liverpool, England get to experience the thrill of the Merseyside Derby. Tuesday, Liverpool got the better of U.S. Men’s National Team goalie Tim Howard and Everton, 4-0. “Sometimes you’re the hammer, sometimes you’re the nail, … Continued

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Michael Bradley embracing pressure of MLS return

Michael Bradley, the leader of the US Men’s National Team, has returned to Major League Soccer from Europe. Another step in the evolution of a player who first broke into professional soccer at the age of 16, and who now … Continued

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MLS commissioner Don Garber excited about direction of league

On the day Major League Soccer held its annual SuperDraft, the league’s commissioner, Don Garber, sat down with Counter Attack hosts — and founding MLS players — John Harkes and Tony Meola, to talk about the dramatic growth of the … Continued

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Matt Besler, Peter Vermes reflect on Sporting KC’s MLS Cup win

Saturday afternoon, Sporting KC defeated Real Salt Lake 1-1 (7-6) for their first MLS Cup since 2000. The game ended in penalty kicks, as the final field position player, Lovel Palmer, hit his penalty off the cross bar — one shot before … Continued

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Sporting KC’s Matt Besler, Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando preview 2013 MLS Cup

Third time is indeed the charm for Sporting Kansas City. After the Houston Dynamo knocked them out of the Major League Soccer playoffs the previous two years, Sporting KC upended the two-time defending Eastern Conference champs with a 2-1 victory … Continued

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Orlando City SC to join Major League Soccer in 2015

Orlando has the Magic, Disney World and the best USL PRO team in the country. What more could they want? How about a Major League Soccer franchise. Orlando City SC will become the 21st MLS team, beginning competition in America’s top … Continued

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Sporting KC, Houston Dynamo again battle for spot in MLS Cup

Once again, Sporting Kansas City and the Houston Dynamo are battling it out for a place in MLS Cup. Sporting KC overcame a 2-1 first-leg deficit against the New England Revolution Wednesday night with a 3-1 win at home, thanks … Continued

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Tim Cahill brings never-say-die attitude for coach Mike Petke

Captain Clutch. The best Socceroo of all time. MLS MVP? With his knack for scoring game-saving goals, New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill might bring home some personal hardware this year. “When you play against the big teams, that’s when the … Continued