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Integrating MLS Reserve League into America’s Lower Divisions – Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series examining the current state of the MLS Reserve League and the need for improvement in the next 10 years. The series...
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American Soccer Icons Dempsey and Donovan Clash in Friday’s FA Cup Match

This Friday, David Moyes’ Everton will take on Martin Jol’s Fulham in England’s 141-year-old FA Cup. The tournament’s glorious historical significance will play stage to a battle that many...
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Etienne Barbara Frustrated with Montreal Impact and MLS Rules; Gets Called Back to Maltese National Team

Etienne Barbara receives his two NASL awards from former coach Martin Rennie. Playing for the Carolina RailHawks in 2011, Etienne Barbara had what many would consider a dream season....
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2011 MLS Cup Final Preview

LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo The 2011 MLS season will finish Sunday with one of the finalists winning its third title in team history. The LA Galaxy and the...
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Marsch Named Head Coach of Montreal Impact

The Montreal Impact and owner Joey Saputo held a press conference to announce the hiring of Jesse Marsch as the team’s new head coach on Wednesday. Since the departure...
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Montreal Impact Reveal Stadium Expansion Plans for 2012 MLS Season

The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday their plans to expand Saputo Stadium for their 2012 MLS season. The stadium plan will add 7,000 more seats and will take the...
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Former NSC Stars Defender Scott Lorenz Signs Contract with Sporting KC

Former University of Wisconsin and NSC Stars soccer player Scott Lorenz has signed a 1-year contract with Sporting KC of Major League Soccer. The deal is said to be...
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NASL Hires Thom Meredith and Rich Levy to Help Establish Groundwork of League

Earlier this month the North American Soccer League announced the partnering with Playbook Management International (PMI), a firm run by former MLS FC Dallas executive Michael Hitchcock. PMI was...
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Ben Sippola Picked By Columbus Crew in MLS Supplemental Draft

Minnesota’s Ben Sippola was picked by the Columbus Crew on Tuesday in Major League Soccer’s supplemental draft. He was the Crew’s first pick in the supplemental draft and the...
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Big Month for Amos Magee

Just last week I reported that Amos Magee was named to the coaching staff of the MLS Portland Timbers. Amos had been with the USL and USSF D2 Portland...
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Portland Timbers Unveil New Jerseys in Style

The Portland Timbers unveiled their new kits on Thursday by having players arrive in a specially painted Alaskan Airlines jet (the team’s kit sponsors). The jet pulled up in...
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MLS Team in Flux Has “Hopefully” Found a Name and Home to Stick With; Sporting Kansas City

Like it or not the Kansas City Wizards is no longer the name of the Major League Soccer team that resides in Kansas City, Kansas. The organization announced yesterday...
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