Tag Archives: mls

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2014 US World Cup Draw: Not as Grim as it Seems

The US draw for the 2014 World Cup isn’t as grim as it seems. The guys discuss the possibilities and realities of group G of the World Cup in Brazil.

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Promotion & Relegation Isn’t Happening—But Here’s Another Solution

Okay, first don’t crucify us for posting this… This is meant to give us all another option to P&R, not to rant for more P&R! So, Promotion & Relegation isn’t happening anytime soon in the US soccer pyramid…But what if there was another solution that didn’t threaten MLS teams with …

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Likely US Starting Eleven in World Cup Qualifier vs Costa Rica

The guys explore the likely starting 11 versus Costa Rica for the upcoming World Cup Qualifier in September 2013. Will Klinsmann start Altidore and Dempsey up top? Will Donovan or Zusi get the call out on the right? Will Cameron get the start at right back? And is it really …

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“The Grand Conceit of American Soccer” or the Conceit of the Author?

The guys discuss Ken Sweda’s recent bashing of MLS, the USSF in his article on 3Four3 called “The Grand Conceit of American Soccer” where Sweda refers to MLS fans as “bamboozled” and American MLS players as “sub-par” and “soccer deficient college graduates.” Not that the article needs more views, but …

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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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Why Mike Magee Should Get a Call-up to the US National Team

by Derek Richey Mike Magee. What a guy. Is there any doubt about his ability to take a ball on the cut or out of the air? Is there any doubt about his skills on the ground? Is there any doubt that he’s one of the best American players to …

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US v Canada January 2013 Friendly: Who Plays? Who Starts? Does it Matter?

The guys discuss the US v Canada friendly coming up in late January 2013. Who plays? Who doesn’t? Does it matter? If so, how much? Who’s got a real shot at making the big boys roster in 2014? On the Straight Red Card. www.thestraightredcard.com

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The State of MLS After Beckham; the Cosmos the Next NY MLS Team or Not?

The guys discuss the state of the league after Beckham’s time with LA, and whether the NY Cosmos, or another team, will get the NY spot that Garber keeps rapping about. On The Straight Red Card. www.thestraightredcard.com

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Landon Donovan Really Quiting Soccer?

Is Landon Donovan quitting soccer? Were Landon’s admissions over the past month the real deal? Why didn’t he take some time off and THEN tell us about his soul-searching/burn-out? Why build the anticipation? Why not just take some time off and then let us know? On The Straight Red Card.

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Building a Fan Base in New Expansion Teams: Peter Wilt Talks Indianapolis Soccer Part 3

Former Chicago Fire GM Peter Wilt discusses the ins-and-outs of building a new fan base for an expansion team. Who are they? What are the growing demographics? How do we reach them? In particular, Peter addresses the process of bringing an NASL team to Indianapolis. If you’re in the Indy …