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MLS Cup: Why do they play the games?
19:01 Tuesday 29th October 2019

All five major team sports in America are governed by some form of wage control. Owners would have fans believe this gives franchises in smaller markets with fewer, less lucrative revenue streams a fair chance to win trophies, that salary caps…

Champions League
Are RB Salzburg the new Ajax?
12:00 Sunday 27th October 2019

It wasn’t too long ago when RB Salzburg were barely recognised in Europe. Those days are now long gone. Having put up admirable fights against Europe’s best in the Champions League this season, they’ve emerged as a real surprise…

Champions League
Erling Haaland: What is so special about him?
09:00 Saturday 19th October 2019

Erling Haaland is a hot name in Europe right now. The Norwegian teenager scored a hat-trick in his Champions League debut. He made headlines over the summer when he scored nine goals in a 12-0 rout over Honduras in the FIFA…

Champions League
Jesse Marsch living the [not so] American Dream
12:01 Wednesday 18th September 2019

Based solely on Red Bull Salzburg’s Austrian Bundesliga play this season, you may form one of two opinions about their new manager, Jesse Marsch. Perfect after seven games while scoring 34 and shipping six, you might conclude he wasn’t…

Usa
Old is new again in MLS management
17:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

Youth has been the buzzword in football recently, perhaps in all team sports. Energy, athleticism, work rate and input formed up behind it to compose a new ethos for professional competitions. Knowledge, experience and efficiency suddenly counted…

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Jesse Marsch hopes Red Bull Leipzig gives him wings
15:00 Sunday 22nd July 2018

Choosing to devote my full attention to the World Cup or keep abreast of events in Major League Soccer is like asking whether I would prefer chocolate ice cream or lima beans. Only an insane person or a vegan would opt for the latter. Okay,…

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Mike Petke: Managers can express themselves, too
17:00 Friday 20th July 2018

Mike Petke is a Bohemian. Not in the sense of having a quirky lifestyle or being from a certain region in the Czech Republic. His Twitter account describes him as “Head coach RSL. Family man. Sweater connoisseur.” Petke’s…

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MLS World Cup break ends; where do Eastern Conference teams stand?
17:00 Friday 22nd June 2018

On Saturday, Major League Soccer’s brief nod of respect towards the World Cup concludes. The league went on hiatus on June 13th. In previous World Cup years, MLS has suspended play for the entire group stage. Not this year. When you consider…

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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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New York Red Bulls becoming small club
14:00 Sunday 7th January 2018

For the second consecutive Major League Soccer off-season New York Red Bulls have traded their captain. For one of the league’s most marketable teams it’s a confounding trend. In January 2017 Red Bulls parted ways with Dax McCarty.…

America
Dax McCarty, Chicago Fire represent validation/condemnation for NY Red Bulls
15:30 Wednesday 25th October 2017

In 2015, NY Red Bulls changed tack. Outsiders took key roles. Beloved faces were shown the door. Now, NYRB must face one, Dax McCarty, with its season at stake. Just once, wouldn't you like to see a sporting figure who is under the cosh for…