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ESPN doubles World Cup coverage, bullish on soccer across the board

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ESPN, the U.S. sports broadcasting giant of 5,000 employees, is preparing to launch their coverage of World Cup South Africa 2010, their seventh World...

Expansion bid by foreign club could spur changes in MLS contracts

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber is once again soliciting foreign clubs to buy into the League now that the MLS Players Association (MLSPA) confirmed that...

MLS referees don’t cut it for World Cup

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FIFA released the list of 30 referees from 20 countries who will officiate at the World Cup and the United States is not represented...

Is it time for youth transfer fees in the US?

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US soccer has progressed to the level where like the rest of the world, MLS clubs should considering paying modest youth transfer fees to...

Beckham is back in MLS and teaching lessons like the headmaster

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David Beckham is back in MLS and and after only a few weeks is fully engaged in every commotion related to soccer in the...

Inter sweeps AC Milan for third place in World Football Challenge

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Watch Milan v Inter live online here. Tied for third place in the inaugural World Football Challenge tournament, Inter and AC Milan fought for pride...

Interview with Heather Mitts, USWNT, Olympic Gold Medalist, Boston Breakers Defender and ESPN’s “Sexiest...

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Heather Mitts is a left back starting for the Boston Breakers in the new WPS league. Mitts has earned 100 caps with the U.S....

The case for separate East and West MLS All-Star matches v foreign powers in...

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MLS is ready to double the ante for its annual All-Star competition in 2010 by creating two separate teams for the Eastern and Western...

Interview with Hope Solo, USWNT and St Louis Athletica Goalkeeper

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Hope Solo is the goalkeeper for the US national team, a 2008 Beijing Olympic Gold medalist, and now the undaunted keeper for St. Louis...

Carnival atmosphere at MLS matches pushes the envelope

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The carnival atmosphere at MLS games is accepted by fans, but risks overwhelming the game. The quality of players varies greatly in MLS, but...

Rash Tackles and Inconsistent Referees Challenge MLS

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The rash fouls and referee rants started early in MLS this year. There were seven sending offs this past weekend in relatively unimportant MLS...

Marketing MLS on TV in America

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In the last two years, Fox Sports and ESPN made big leaps in broadcasting MLS games and tournaments in the US, improving the quality...