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NASL Indy Ready to Announce Team Name: Let’s Hope It’s None of These

What would happen if Indy Pro Soccer used other NASL-USL Pro team names as an example for naming their own team? Of course, that sounds like bad advice, doesn’t it? As the announcement happens tomorrow, let’s hope none of these names/logos are named. The RailHawks somehow mixed a mode of …

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Loose Lips Sink Ships: Is Klinsmann Losing the Locker Room? (Costa Rica Preview)

by Derek Richey and Brett Corbit “Frustration is mounting,” writes Brian Straus in his recent Sporting News article. And I don’ think any of us were surprised to hear that Carlos Bocanegra was broken-hearted and upset by Klinsmann’s decision to not start him versus Honduras, but according to Straus, the …

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US vs Honduras: Likely Line-up & Formation

FROM THE STRAIGHT RED CARD I’ve been wrong before (not by much–and that’s just not my ego talking–JK is fairly predictable!), but I’m about 90% on picking Jurgen’s starting line-ups for the show (The Straight Red Card). The 4-3-3 will also look a lot like a 4-5-1, as usual. It …

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Integrating MLS Reserves with USL or NASL, Part 1

The guys discuss Brian Quarstad’s article on IMS Soccer News about how MLS might integrate the MLS Reserves into the lower divisions of soccer. The USL seems hot about this idea. The NASL is lukewarm. Why? Would either league benefit from this relationship? Is it even feasible? On The Straight …

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The Chicago Fire & Oatmeal, Yummy; Dos Santos Agent Rips MLS

The guys discuss the Chicago Fire’s Jersey Sponsorship with Quaker Oats–anyone really have a problem with this? Nyarko wants the US Men’s National Team to want him; Gio Dos Santos Agent Takes a Poop on MLS. On The Straight Red Card.

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Part 2: How Can Soccer Reach a Wider US Audience? with Chris Medley on TSRC

Part 2: Derek and Brett interview Christopher Medley about his youtube video concerning “Soccer and the Mechanics of Sport.” What are US soccer announcers doing wrong currently and in the past? John Harkes, Taylor Twellman. How can US soccer announcers and producers do a better job in reaching more American …

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How Can Soccer Really Reach a Wider US Audience? with Chris Medley on TSRC

Derek and Brett interview Christopher Medley about his youtube video concerning “Soccer and the Mechanics of Sport.” How can US soccer announcers and producers do a better job in reaching more American fans? How can they better tap into the American psyche in regards to how they watch sports? Christopher …

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An Ugly Night in Panama City: USA Limps to a 1-0 Win Over Panama

It was hard to tell what was worse, the US play vs Panama, or the play-by-play by Ricardo Ortiz and Tightshirt Twellman. I’ve personally never met anyone with their head on a “swizzle” (as Tightshirt Twellman put it) but I’m sure its possible in a Saw III sort of way. …

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The Twelve Days of X-Mas: Hope Solo in a G-String

Here at The Straight Red Card, Brett, Derek, Chris, Jason and myself want to wish you all a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. In doing so, we leave you with this classic song by me… Thanks to our guests throughout the year: Steven Goff, John O’brien, Bill Archer, …

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Laser Pointer Beat Downs, Guzan Starts, Altidore Scores & the U17s Beat Brazil

The guys discuss the prevalence of laser pointers in football, Brad Guzan’s shot at Villa, Jozy Altidore’s goal for AZ, the U-17 victory over Brazil, the death of Socrates and Speed, the Cosmos demise, and the LA Galaxy’s road trip on The Straight Red Card.