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The Pros and Cons of MLS Expansion

The Pros and Cons of MLS Expansion

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09/27/2017

Atlanta United recently broke the all-time attendance record for a standalone MLS game, drawing 70,425 fans to its game against Orlando City SC. To put the situation in context, yes, it was the first game played at Atlanta’s beautiful new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but the feat is impressive nonetheless. With the additions of Atlanta and Minnesota…

It’s Time to Treat Christian Pulisic Like a Star

It’s Time to Treat Christian Pulisic Like a Star

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06/08/2017

Last summer, United States men’s national team member Christian Pulisic left camp early to attend his high school prom. The next day, he became the youngest scorer in USMNT history. This summer, he’s expected to lead the team to qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Pulisic, who has risen from promising prospect to…

Way-Too-Early Premier League Predictions

Way-Too-Early Premier League Predictions

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08/25/2016

The Premier League is back, but just barely. While in some ways it seems like so much has already happened, there are only two games down and 36 to go for every team. A poor performance from a new signing or a surprise win from a relegation candidate shouldn’t lead to speculation given such a…

Euro 2016: Quarterfinals Recap and Semifinal Preview

Euro 2016: Quarterfinals Recap and Semifinal Preview

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07/06/2016

Sadly, only three games remain in Euro 2016. Many of this tournament’s stories have already come to a close, some in disappointment, others with pride at making it so far. But four teams are still alive, hoping that their stories end with the lifting of a trophy on Sunday. Here is a recap of these…

Copa América Centenario: Semifinal Preview

Copa América Centenario: Semifinal Preview

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06/21/2016

USA vs. Argentina The United States once again have their backs against the wall. They face an Argentina team that has won all four of its games comfortably, has only conceded twice during the tournament, can bring the second leading goalscorer in the Premier League (Sergio Aguero) off the bench, and have the man who…

Copa América Centenario: Quarterfinal Summary

Copa América Centenario: Quarterfinal Summary

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06/21/2016

USA 2-1 Ecuador Instead of bringing in Michael Orozco for the injured DeAndre Yedlin, Juergen Klinsmann decided to move Fabian Johnson from left to right back and play Matt Besler at left back. It worked. Johnson managed to handle Jefferson Montero well while Besler hardly had any issues with Antonio Valencia. The United States kept…

UEFA Euro 2016: Round Two Analysis

UEFA Euro 2016: Round Two Analysis

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06/18/2016

France, Italy, and Spain have officially qualified for the knockout stage, and the rest of the round of 16 is starting to take shape. More thrilling plays, more upsets, and more great goals (many of them late) have all come with this round of games. Here are the best from round two of the group…

UEFA Euro 2016: Round One Analysis

UEFA Euro 2016: Round One Analysis

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06/17/2016

The first round of the 2016 European Championship group stage has concluded. Some teams surprised, while others disappointed, but every game had its exciting moments. Here are some of the most notable so far as Round 2 gets underway.   France 2 – 1 Romania: The Hosts Leave It Late Coming into the tournament as…

Halftime on the Ground: State of the USMNT

Halftime on the Ground: State of the USMNT

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06/17/2016

I’m going to preface this article with a word of advice for readers: if you ever have the chance to go to an international soccer game featuring your home country, do it. This was my third time seeing the United States play, and it never disappoints. There’s just something about sporting red, white, and blue…

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