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USL Soccer: Why The Tampa Bay Rowdies Will Not Be Able To Compete With OCSC In MLS

Over the last few months the Tampa Bay Rowdies, currently a USL soccer team, has been making the push to become the second MLS team in Florida. Which from a sport standpoint, expanding the sport is always great, yet there is something about the I4 rivalry/connection, that shows the Tampa Bay Rowdies will never live up to what the Orlando City Soccer Club has established within their first three years.
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Understanding The Weirdness of MLS’s Single-Entity Structure

Major League Soccer is the top-tier professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. It’s also one of the strangest sports leagues in the world, from a business perspective. Unlike any other major sports league in North America and unlike the vast majority of sports leagues in the world, MLS operates under a single-entity structure. Even calling it that is too simple; as we’ll see, it’s probably fairer to
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MLS: Previewing The Conference Championships

MLS fans were treated to an unbelievably exciting conclusion to the Conference Semifinals round this past week. Now our Conference Championship matches are set – and, thanks to some last-minute heroics from FC Dallas, both of the number one seeds will both make an appearance. The red-hot Columbus Crew will face the New York Red Bulls, who earned the Supporters’ Shield this year as the league’s regular-season champions. The Portland
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2015 MLS Cup Playoff Preview: Who Will Win?

Here we are: at the end of the MLS regular season and the beginning of the playoffs. The playoffs are what make MLS such a unique and enjoyable soccer league, and with a new playoff format with a larger playoff field, more fan bases than ever are dreaming of MLS Cup immortality. But who will take home the league’s most coveted trophy? Here are our picks for each round of
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MLS: Gerrard Shows Mettle In Galaxy’s 5-2 Victory Over Quakes

Steven Gerrard’s form in the run up to the close of the English soccer season worried most MLS fans. After all, it was already well-known in soccer circles that the Liverpool legend would be heading out of Liverpool and England. His next destination would be LA Galaxy, where the milestones crossed by friend and former England teammate awaited him. In the most crucial games for Liverpool last season, The 35-year-old
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MLS vs Tottenham Spurs Review: Fans Get Their Money’s Worth

What. A. Game. The Denver, Colorado community received their money’s worth, because it was a nail biter until the finish, between the MLS All Stars and the Tottenham Hotspurs of the English Premier League. To get started, every year, around the middle of the season, the MLS creates a somewhat version of an international friendly, and shows the skills of the best players who play for the MLS. The fans
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Major League Soccer: MLS Unveils New Crest For 2015 Campaign

    After unveiling a new crest Thursday, replacing the 20-year-old current logo, MLS shows that it is going all in on the future of American soccer.  Major League Soccer unveiled their new league crest as part of a buildup campaign titled MLS NEXT for the 2015 season. 2015 proves to be a very big year for the North American League being its 20th season of play, With new clubs
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MLS: Is New York City F.C. The New Evil Empire?

NEW YORK CITY --  Thanks high-profile signings such as Frank Lampard and David Villa, New York City F.C. is beginning to look like the new "Evil Empire" of MLS. Co-owned by English Premier League champion, Manchester City and the 27-time World Series champion New York Yankees, New York City F.C. is flush with money, an enviable venue to play in (Yankee Stadium) and a front office set on making the
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Seattle Sounders F.C. : Dempsey Debuts, Johnson Fuels 1-0 Win Over Timbers In Cascadia Cup.

SEATTLE -- The much-ballyhooed début of Clint Dempsey for the Seattle Sounders came in front of the 3rd largest crowd in all of soccer, was a game full of harsh tackles, a knee to the head, pushing, and shoving. The Sounders rewarded their raucous fans with a thrilling 1-0 victory over hated rivals Portland Timbers.  In the 60th minute a well-placed free kick from Mauro Rosales’ found Eddie Johnson who
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Robbie Rogers : Why Coming Out As A Gay Athlete Is Both Courageous And Brave

With the recent announcement by retired NBA player Jason Collins as gay, Robbie Rogers decided it was his turn. Rogers, who would retired from the U.S. Men’s National Team in February, would announce his homosexuality after being acquired via trade from the MLS Chicago Fire for Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Mike McGee. With more prominent athletes such as Britney Griner, the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft by the Phoenix