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Confederations Cup 2013: Samba Partners (plus more CCL qualifying)

Let’s say you find yourself on CONCACAF’s negotiating team for the 2016 Copa América. You know that CONMEBOL primarily have financial gain in mind with their scheme to host this centennial edition in the US, and that they need your cooperation to make it happen. To be fair, they will …

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CCL and Gold Cup Qualifiers: Let the Madness Begin

The most fallacious argument a Eurosnob can provide against deciding a league champion through playoffs is asserting, “That’s not how it’s done in the rest of the world!” In the only part of the world that actually matters to him or her, this may be true; but in our region, …

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CCL 2013-14 Qualifiers: At the Doorstep (Plus: one AFC champion, coming right up)

Ask Monterrey fans what is the biggest match this weekend, and they will most likely point to the close of the Apertura regular season, as the rayados visit Cruz Azul in need of at least a draw (and some help) in order to reach the playoffs. While they are justifiably …

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CCL 2012-13 Qualifiers: MLS Semifinals

On Sunday, November 6, two matches will take place in Major League Soccer. The winners of each will move on to the MLS Cup Final, which (to the dismay of Supporter’s Shield purists) is the league’s championship game. So why would there be any controversy about this entry’s title? As …