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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.…

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MLS wildcards once again prove playoffs wholly different than regular season
12:00 Sunday 29th October 2017

Four midweek MLS matches produced opponents for the top two sides in each conference's semifinals while re-emphasising the gap between season and playoffs. While the North American sports media likes to promote any competition's regular season…

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Atlanta United's first season mission: To boldly go where just one MLS debutante has gone before
15:30 Thursday 26th October 2017

Star Trek Discovery stars an underhanded captain. For its part, Atlanta United is open and direct. The MLS debutantes aim to advance to the MLS Cup. It's fair to say we live in dishonourable times. To garner votes, Brexit campaigners made false…

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The Prisoner of MAPFRE: Justin Meram
12:00 Monday 22nd May 2017

FIFA famously does not tolerate any government interfering with its national football federation. Most recently, Mali was suspended indefinitely from international play, including World Cup qualifiers, when the country's sports minister…

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