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Barros Schelotto, Pavon sing Don’t Cry for me Argentina
19:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

What do you get when you cross Evita with La-La Land? A pair of big names from Boca Juniors with movie-star looks who are making a name for themselves in Hollywood. Or just up the road anyway. Whether or not the fan violence that caused the…

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Chicago Fire owners fail to see the value in their name
12:00 Monday 8th April 2019

Two Major League Soccer franchises that arguably rank among the few who understand the game's culture suffered recent attacks from those who emphatically do not. Both were inside jobs. Columbus Crew escaped with limited damage following…

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Is De Boer tempting fate with another slow start in MLS?
15:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

After my time at Inter, I had to get back to coaching because football and doing crossfit are the best things. Here at Atlanta, 80% is organized. In Milan and at Crystal Palace, I had to do everything myself, even the cafeteria. Now I will…

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It's crunchtime as Major League Soccer gears up for the playoffs
17:00 Sunday 28th October 2018

European leagues just entered the quarter-turn in their campaigns. MLS, on the other hand, prepares for the final week in its regular season. When operating a sporting competition in North America, the term ‘regular’ is a necessary…

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MLS Grab Bag, Week 8: The league lawyers up and Patrick Vieira wonders whether you can ever go home?
21:31 Friday 20th April 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s eighth edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. You think VAR is bad? Columbus Crew and Major League Soccer…

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MLS Weekend Review: Referees and woodwork take over the spotlight
18:00 Monday 9th April 2018

In the first full slate of matches last week, Major League Soccer’s players dominated the storylines. This week, it was more about neutral parties, as in the referees and woodwork. Let me catch you up on the weekend’s events. Three…

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MLS Grab Bag, Week 5: Your refs are blinder than mine
13:00 Friday 30th March 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s fifth edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. Throwing a changeup This week also marks Opening Day for…

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MLS Weekend Review: Has NYCFC gone colour blind?
13:00 Monday 26th March 2018

Major League Soccer put on an abbreviated fixture list during the international break with just six matches taking place, all on Saturday. Let me catch you up. Three Stars 3. Sebastian Blanco -- The Portland Timbers no.10 rescued a point for…

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MLS Weekend Review: More World Cup woes, Chubby Schweini, and Bob Bradley, Genius
14:00 Monday 12th March 2018

Welcome to the second instalment of MLS Weekend Review. Let me catch you up on what’s been happening in North American soccer. Just ignore the problem and it will go away In 2016, then USSF president Sunil Gulati wasn’t concerned…

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Columbus Crew owner might be escorted to Austin city limits
11:00 Tuesday 6th February 2018

Anthony Precourt is not David Beckham. That is obvious on several levels, but especially if you don’t follow Major League Soccer, or particularly Columbus Crew. That is to say, most people have only heard of the one. To catch you up:…

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Hobbled Jozy Altidore brings MLS Cup final back to Toronto's BMO Field
18:06 Thursday 30th November 2017

Inexorable. That’s the word that ultimately describes Toronto FC’s journey to a second consecutive MLS Cup final. Given the manner in which the Reds ran away with the Supporters Shield, it shouldn’t be. A twelve point gap…

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MLS Conference Finals: Only one team with no 1st leg to stand on
16:46 Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Major League Soccer’s conference final first legs took place on Tuesday evening because that’s how MLS rolls. Apparently, the league would rather piggyback the UEFA Champions League, which most of its audience must save on DVR to…

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MLS Conference semifinal hokey pokey: Pull your second leg out
15:27 Wednesday 8th November 2017

With one game oddly scheduled for last Thursday, the other three played out Sunday, MLS goes into the international break with its semifinal matchups set. Thursday, November 2nd Western Conference #2 Seattle Sounders  2 (2-0) 0  #3…

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MLS Conference semifinal hokey pokey: Put your first leg in
16:00 Wednesday 1st November 2017

Sunday through Tuesday, the first legs in the four MLS conference semifinals took place. Here's a quick review for each seeded fixture. SundayWestern Conference#3 Vancouver Whitecaps 0-0 #2 Seattle SoundersTo be fair, only two franchises averaged…

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Columbus Crew now the moving variety?
16:00 Sunday 29th October 2017

With his club in the thick of the MLS playoffs, Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt confirmed he was planning to relocate his franchise to Texas. Even though I was born and live stateside, I prefer European football to North American sport.…