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Ibra, Vela light up El Trafico
19:00 Friday 19th July 2019

Geographic domination. The right to gloat in your local proximity. The gratification your team hindered your closest rival's ambition, simultaneously furthering your own. That's what local derbies are all about. Los Angeles,…

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Living legend: Could David Beckham still be playing?
17:00 Tuesday 28th May 2019

For Manchester United fans, May 26th will always be a special date. Back in 1999, Sir Alex Ferguson's team would go on to achieve the impossible - securing the *proper* treble in stunning circumstances, coming from behind to beat Bayern…

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Is there one more oyster in Zlatan Ibrahimovic's world?
15:00 Monday 5th November 2018

Without culturally appropriating the big Swede who took London, Manchester, Paris, Milan, Turin and Amsterdam by storm, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a New York kind of guy. I have the old Frank Sinatra song in mind. "If you can make it there,…

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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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2 Manchester United stars with 2 points to make in MLS
17:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United for the 2016/17 season, he expressed willingness to form a strike partnership with Wayne Rooney. I said many years ago the perfect partner for a striker is Wayne Rooney. He works not only for…

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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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Has MLS stymied Zlatan's trophy mojo?
17:00 Sunday 16th September 2018

A Saturday night tilt pitting the reigning Major League Soccer champions against the league’s most-crowned franchise ought to be a marquee matchup. Instead, it was akin to rubbernecking a 22-car pileup on the QEW. That’s Canadian…

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Does even Zlatan have limits?
17:00 Wednesday 16th May 2018

You win some; you lose some. So goes the oft-repeated phrase. For the last 18 years, however, no one has had reason to say it to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. From the time he joined Ajax until he left Manchester United, the supremely talented, supremely…

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MLS Weekend Review: Revenge of the Set Piece
22:03 Monday 30th April 2018

Another Major League Soccer match day is in the books. Let me catch you up. Three Stars 3. Kevin Kratz -- Atlanta United are the Liverpool/Borussia Dortmund of MLS. They will hit you on the counter all day long. If anyone tries to tell you…

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MLS Grab Bag, Week 7: Hold your applause, construction delays, and Liverpool/Manchester City American style
18:30 Friday 13th April 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s seventh edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. MLS slows Dempsey’s roll Major League Soccer has…

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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 6: On Brazilian holidays and more Zlatan
13:00 Friday 6th April 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s sixth edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. On Tap Major League Soccer has eight matches on the docket…

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David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Guardians of the Galaxy?
13:00 Wednesday 4th April 2018

They were teammates for a half-season at Paris Saint-Germain, so it’s entirely possible David Beckham recommended Los Angeles Galaxy as a retirement destination to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, or the big Swede enquired. With apologies to Hristo…

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Why Zlatan Ibrahimovic's impact in MLS will be bigger than you think
17:00 Sunday 25th March 2018

It took longer than expected but it has finally happened. After an injury-plagued season where he couldn't perform as he did in his first season with Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Old Trafford for the destination everyone anticipated.…

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MLS Grab Bag, Week 2: No dimples for Golden Balls, slow starts, and cooking the books
16:00 Friday 9th March 2018

Welcome to the second week of coverage at MLS Grab Bag. Each week we’ll review interesting developments from the week, preview key weekend matches, and, you know, stuff. Let them play golf After two years of battling various litigants,…