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2019 MLS Cup anything but a dead rubber
12:01 Friday 1st November 2019

On Wednesday evening, the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 6-2 in the deciding Game 7, winning their first World Series. It was also the first time in 114 World Series that the travelling team won every game. The phenomenon…

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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…

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MLS Grab Bag, Week 9: #TorontoStrong but not quite strong enough
16:00 Friday 27th April 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s ninth edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. Horseshoes and hand grenades Wednesday was not a good night…

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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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What do you mean there is more than one Champions League?
20:30 Wednesday 11th April 2018

Tuesday was a vintage evening for UEFA Champions League football. Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool brought tragedy in so many different threes to Manchester City. Third loss in a row for the Sky Blues. First time a rival has beaten Mourinho 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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Seeing Red in the CONCACAF Champions League
19:00 Wednesday 4th April 2018

In most American sports, stadiums and arenas are built with separate routes from field to locker room for each club. A long history of ugly confrontations between players during intermissions and after games mandated the practice. Football…

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MLS Weekend Review: Don't mess with the Zlatan!
13:00 Monday 2nd April 2018

On Friday and Saturday, Major League Soccer staged its first full fixture list this season. Eleven matches involving every MLS team except FC Dallas took place. There was a proportionate boost in noteworthy performances as well. So, I’m…

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MLS Weekend Review: What's wrong with Toronto FC?
18:00 Monday 19th March 2018

Major League Soccer’s third week of competition is in the books. Let me catch you up. Three Stars 3. Alberth Elis -- The Houston Dynamo forward had a big day in front of a small crowd in Maryland. DC United were playing the first of two…

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MLS Grab Bag, Week 3: League tears down Trump's wall
14:00 Friday 16th March 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s third edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. Tear down the wall The USSF has been slow to act on the…

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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,…

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MLS Grab Bag: Opening Day
17:00 Friday 2nd March 2018

Welcome to the MLS Grab Bag. Every Friday, I’ll be previewing the weekend’s action and commenting on any notable developments from the preceding week. There will be some regular features as well, such as a power ranking for the…

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Stefan Frei nearly denies Toronto FC destiny again
10:00 Sunday 10th December 2017

Saturday’s 2-0 MLS Cup victory over Seattle Sounders raised Toronto FC to a level previously unreached in Major League Soccer, but a former TFC player nearly denied his old side for a second year running. The franchise business model…

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Major League Soccer needs Toronto FC to win MLS Cup
19:30 Friday 8th December 2017

Major League Soccer seeks two things: parity and legacy. Yet those goals cannot be achieved simultaneously. One must come before the other. That is why the league and its fans need Toronto FC to win the 2017 MLS Cup. Parity The sporting equivalent…

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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…