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USL PRO Week 3 Preview

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USL PRO Week 3 Preview

There are six teams yet to play in the USL PRO season.  This weekend will see five of six of them kicking off their season.  Arizona United are lucky to be starting last after all the turmoil during the off season. The Dayton Dutch Lions travel to Charlotte to face the Eagles on Friday.  The Lions are […]

Columbus Crew Off to Their Best Start in Franchise History

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Columbus Crew Off to Their Best Start in Franchise History

The Columbus Crew are off and running in this young MLS season. They sit at the top of the Eastern Conference standings with nine points after three matches. The Crew are off to their best start in the club’s nineteen year history; they find themselves atop the ESPN FC and Sports Illustrated power rankings as well as Stoppage Time Soccer rankings. Gregg Berhalter took over as the sporting […]

MLS Week 4 Attendance Recap

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MLS Week 4 Attendance Recap

With attendance continuing to be the lifeblood of MLS and professional soccer in North America, I’ve decided to review MLS attendance in week 4. Which saw several trends continue, good and bad. Overall attendance was down from last seasons average of 18,608 to 17,498 in week 4. A lot of this had to do with […]

Creation of LA Galaxy II Is Landmark Moment for MLS and North American Soccer

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Creation of LA Galaxy II Is Landmark Moment for MLS and North American Soccer

On Jan. 23, 2013, Major League Soccer and USL PRO announced a multi-year partnership that included interleague play between USL PRO and MLS Reserve League teams along with the establishment of team affiliations; each club affiliation was required to include at least four players on long-term loan from their MLS parent club. For the 2013 season, four MLS clubs agreed to […]

MLS Week 4: Referee Assignments

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MLS Week 4: Referee Assignments

Here we are just a few days away from week four action in MLS,  and I thought it would be good idea to list the referee assignments for each match. This will be the second week that Professional Referees Organization (PRO) will be back on the pitch refereeing matches. Last week saw a total of thirty-eight yellow […]

Harrisburg City Islanders Sign Two Players, Release One

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Harrisburg City Islanders Sign Two Players, Release One

With the Harrisburg City Islanders‘ 2014 USL PRO season set to start soon, the team’s front office is making finalizing the roster. On Tuesday, HCI announced that they signed Robbie Derschang and Raphael Cox, while mutually agreeing to release Stephen Basso. Harrisburg receives a speedy left winger in adding Cox to the roster. The former 2009 […]

Exclusive: Son of Ben Member Jeffrey Mitchell Shaves Head for A Cure

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Exclusive: Son of Ben Member Jeffrey Mitchell Shaves Head for A Cure

The Sons of Ben (SoBs) have always been an integral part of the Philadelphia Union‘s popularity within the city and success in the league. Each home game at PPL Park, they pack The River End to cheer on their boys in blue. Before the team began play in Major League Soccer five years ago, the […]

MLS Replacement Referees Not Bad after All

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MLS Replacement Referees Not Bad after All

My original direction for this article was to talk about how much better the Professional Referees Organization (PRO) were compared to the replacement referees MLS used the first two weeks of the season. After reviewing the league website, I found that the replacement referees called an average of 31.25 and 30 fouls per game and 4.5 and 4.25 yellow cards for […]