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Clint Dempsey to Grace FIFA 15 Cover

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Clint Dempsey to Grace FIFA 15 Cover

Clint Dempsey is in the game. EA Sports FIFA 15 game that is. It was revealed prior to kickoff in the friendly between the Tottenham Hotspur and the Seattle Sounders before a full capacity CenturyLink Field in Seattle that Dempsey will grace the North America edition next to Lionel Messi. Dempsey made his return to […]

John Brooks Impresses in US Men’s National Team’s 2014 World Cup Opening Win over Ghana

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John Brooks Impresses in US Men’s National Team’s 2014 World Cup Opening Win over Ghana

The US Men’s National Team was coming into the 2014 World Cup facing a familiar foe in Ghana. They looked to put past heart-breaking losses against Ghana in the last two World Cups behind them. They did just that. Behind a Clint Dempsey first-minute goal and a late goal from John Brooks off a corner kick, the United […]

Major League Soccer, US Soccer Announce New TV and Media Deal

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Major League Soccer, US Soccer Announce New TV and Media Deal

Coming into the 2014 MLS season, it was well-known that the league’s current television deal with ESPN and NBC was expiring at season’s end. After many rumors and speculation, the league announced a new eight-year television and media deal with three networks- ESPN, FOX, and Univision Deportes. This new deal lines up FOX’s current coverage of […]

Match Recap: Philadelphia Union fall 1-0 to DC United

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Match Recap: Philadelphia Union fall 1-0 to DC United

The Philadelphia Union returned home looking for a much needed win to turn around their slow season. However, visiting DC United came into town and took three points away from a slumping Union squad. Early on, the hosts seemed to be ready to take the early lead. In the fifth minute, Philadelphia’s Cristian Maidana took […]

Jurgen Klinsmann Reveals Plan for USMNT’s Pre-2014 World Cup Camp

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Jurgen Klinsmann Reveals Plan for USMNT’s Pre-2014 World Cup Camp

With the US Men’s National Team 2014 World Cup camp set to begin May 14, USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann tweeted out the number of players he plans to call upon. Instead of cutting down the roster ahead of camp, Klinsmann decided to bring in 30 players, watch how they preform, and then make the cuts […]

Opposing Views: Struggling Philadelphia Union travel to Formidable CenturyLink

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Opposing Views: Struggling Philadelphia Union travel to Formidable CenturyLink

Another week and another dismal result. This seems to be the way the Philadelphia Union‘s season has played out nine games in. After a busy offseason signing three designated players including securing USMNT midfielder Maurice Edu on loan, it seemed like 2014 would make Union fans forget the team’s nightmarish 2013 season. So far this […]

Philadelphia Union-Montreal Impact Match Preview: Former Teammates Face-Off

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Philadelphia Union-Montreal Impact Match Preview: Former Teammates Face-Off

Montreal Impact and the Philadelphia Union have had their fair share of issues this season. The former has yet to win a game;the latter has failed to find trouble scoring, while consistently giving up late goals throughout the young season. On Saturday, both teams will face a familiar face as Jack McInerney and Andrew Wenger […]

Reading United AC Qualify for Historic Sixth Straight US Open Cup Appearance

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Reading United AC Qualify for Historic Sixth Straight US Open Cup Appearance

On Thursday, US Soccer announced the teams and first and second round pairings for the 101th running of the US Open Cup. This year’s edition will feature 80 teams from throughout leagues within the United States Soccer pyramid. Last year’s US Open Cup featured a then-record 68 teams. With the increase of teams, some professional […]

Major League Soccer Announces Atlanta As 22nd Franchise, Will Start Play in 2017

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Major League Soccer Announces Atlanta As 22nd Franchise, Will Start Play in 2017

The day finally arrived. In the middle of a Wednesday filled with soccer news, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced Atlanta as the next expansion team. “We are thrilled to welcome Atlanta to Major League Soccer as our 22nd team,” Garber said in a statement.  “Atlanta is one of the largest and most diverse […]

MLS Expanding to Atlanta Makes Perfect Sense

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MLS Expanding to Atlanta Makes Perfect Sense

It seems like one MLS expansion side, New York City FC, has hit some roadblocks finding a permanent home. As a result, they will be reportedly playing at Yankees Stadium for three years. However, another expansion team is set to join the league with Arthur Blank and MLS making a “special” announcement on Wednesday. All […]

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