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About Peter Nolan

Peter Nolan is a staff writer for the GotSoccer Magazine, covering MLS and other US leagues, He's GotSoccer's chief National Team Correspondent.

NWSL Roundup
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This week’s NWSL Roundup brings us from last Friday, through the weekend and all the way around to a pair of Wednesday night games. Three teams played twice during this extended window, with the North Carolina Courage continuing it’s perfect … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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It was another big week in Major League Soccer with stadium news, CCL happenings, and oh, some league action, too. 1) Stadium News – Cincinnati FC FC Cincinnati is one step closer to reality now that the Cincinnati City Council … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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DC United – Don’t Use the “B” Word It may be only half a BILLION, but still. The $500 million figure is the valuation said to be fixed on the MLS original franchise in the process that, according to a … Continue reading

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Toronto Advance to CCL Final as Red Bulls Fall
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Harrison, N.J. – For 23 years it has been the same old story for the New York Red Bulls and on Tuesday night that tale saw the Major League Soccer originals fall short of their goal yet again. This time … Continue reading

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USWNT Beat Mexico in a Sloppy Thriller
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After last week’s facile 4-1 victory over Mexico in Jacksonville, Florida more of the same was expected when the USWNT faced off against the same opponent Sunday afternoon in Houston. That prediction seemed right on the mark when Cecilia Santiago … Continue reading

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NWSL Roundup
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Do you like goals? Yes? Well then, this past weekend was not the one for you in NWSL action. On the other hand, if you are from the defense win championships school you will have been thrilled with a slate … Continue reading

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USWNT Cruise to Win Over Mexico
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It was all too easy for the USWNT Thursday night in Jacksonville, Florida in a facile 4-1 win over Mexico, a match that served primarily to highlight the vast drop in quality between the Americans CONCACAF opposition and the tougher … Continue reading

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CCL Fever – Catch It! Toronto Win – Red Bulls Lose
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Major League Soccer went one for two in the first leg of this week’s CONCACAF Champion League (CCL) semifinals with Toronto FC topping Club America 3-1 in a battle of league champions Tuesday night in Canada before the New York … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5: Special All ZLATAN! Edition
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Major League Soccer ran a full schedule of games this weekend beginning on Friday night with the defending champions Toronto winning its first league match of the season. Vancouver handed Columbus its first loss of the campaign, 10 man Atlanta … Continue reading

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NWSL Roundup – Season Opening Edition
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A long, difficult off-season finally came to its natural conclusion this weekend as the NWSL regular season began with a full slate of just four games. Forgotten for at least one day, perhaps, was a close season scarred by the … Continue reading

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Young Yanks Search for Meaning in Win Over Paraguay
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The United States Men’s National Team defeated Paraguay 1-0 Tuesday night in North Carolina in front of a sellout crowd of 9,825! A game between two nations that failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia this summer can’t … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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It is three weeks in now and MLS season 23 is beginning to get its legs under itself. Oh, don’t get me wrong, it’s still too early to draw many conclusions but there are still some things to discuss. Like … Continue reading

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Cordeiro and Fellow Co-Chairs Discuss United World Cup Bid
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With the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup firmly in FIFA’s hands, the bids were due last Friday, the Presidents of the U.S Soccer, the Mexico Football Federation, and Canada Soccer spoke to the media via conference … Continue reading

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Still No Coach or GM – So Sarachan Names Young Roster to Face Paraguay
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With no World Cup positional battles to sort out and no job security issues to concern him, interim USMNT coach Dave Sarachan passed over mainstays from Michael Bradley to Christian Pulisic in favor of a young, inexperienced squad to face … Continue reading

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