Monthly Archives: September 2016

MLS – Big 5
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This week’s Big 5 begins on a sad note with news, so let’s get to it. 1) Clint Dempsey Out for Season The Seattle Sounders have announced that Clint Dempsey will sit out the remainder of the MLS season as … Continue reading

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NWSL Playoffs are Set
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It went down to the wire but the NWSL playoff picture finally emerged over the last weekend of the 2016 season with the Western New York Flash defeating the Boston Breakers 4-0 on the road Saturday evening to claim the … Continue reading

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Abby Wambach – Forward: A Memoir.
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Retired American soccer star Abby Wambach has penned a very readable memoir that simultaneously manages to be both frank in revealing her personal struggles and triumphs while skimming somewhat lightly over the deep subjects that the author raises. Fans looking … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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A week ago, just after making his return to MLS with a brief and uneventful shift Landon Donovan said this: “I need to get myself ready to compete in a real way. Bruce and the coaching staff need to know … Continue reading

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U.S. WNT Top Netherlands as Anthem Controversy Continues
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As the U.S. Women’s National Team continued its Olympic Recovery Tour with a 3-1 win over an up and coming Netherlands side, Megan Rapinoe continued with her protest, kneeling during the national anthem Sunday night in Atlanta. Rapinoe had previously … Continue reading

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Amid Controversy O’Reilly and USWNT Shine
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On a night when the game was more or less beside the point, Rapinoe knelt, Hope stayed away, Heather O’Reilly said goodbye, and oh, by the way, the U.S.A. clobbered Thailand 9-0 in Columbus. The most dramatic action of the … Continue reading

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U.S. WNT Set to Face Thailand
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The United States Women’s National Team return to action tomorrow night in Columbus against Thailand for the first time since bowing out of the Olympics this summer with the worst finish in a major competition in the history of U.S. … Continue reading

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FC Dallas Win US Open Cup to continue MLS treble bid
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FC Dallas claimed the 103rd Lamar Hunt US Open Cup title with an impressive 4-2 win in front of a rare sellout crowd Tuesday night in Frisco, Texas. Playmaker Mauro Diaz’ footprints were all over this victory and indeed, all … Continue reading

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NWSL Roundup
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On a weekend rife with playoff implications NWSL play kicked off on Saturday with a rare match devoid of such concerns. Home teams listed first. Orlando Pride 1-2 vs. Sky Blue FC With NWSL year four winding down neither of … Continue reading

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MLS – Big 5
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It was another exciting MLS weekend full of lost leads and playoff permutations but mostly it was about… 1) Donovan’s Return So, how did he do in his allotted seven minutes of playing time? Here is Donovan’s own take: “I … Continue reading

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Landon Donovan is Back!
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His beloved Los Angeles Galaxy sent up a distress signal and after a bit of thought and a serious sit down with coach Bruce Arena, Landon Donovan answered that call; announcing on Thursday that he is ending his near two … Continue reading

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4 Thoughts as U.S. Cruise Past Trinidad & Tobago
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Led by a brace from Jozy Altidore and a breakout performance by 17 year old Christian Pulisic the U.S. MNT dispatched Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday night in Jacksonville, Florida by a 4-0 score to advance to the final round of … Continue reading

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Will Klinsmann Give Youth its Day against Trinidad and Tobago?
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With its place in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers (The Hex) virtually assured the U.S. MNT host Trinidad and Tobago tonight in Jacksonville, Florida. Confidence should be high for a home team that is coming in fresh … Continue reading

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U.S. Crush St VIncent and the Grenadines
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U.S. MNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann spent much of the past week doing his best to convince the U.S. soccer public that today’s match versus CONCACAF minnows St. Vincent and the Grenadines was more than a formality before a 6-0 U.S. … Continue reading

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