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Liviu Bird

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Liviu Bird is a journalism student and goalkeeper at Seattle Pacific University. He grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska. He currently writes for The Falcon (www.thefalcononline.com) and plans on giving the professional soccer scene a shot before settling into a full-time writing gig somewhere. Follow him on Twitter @lbird90.

Jürgen Klinsmann trying too hard to Europeanize U.S. team

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Thursday was the five-month anniversary of Jürgen Klinsmann’s appointment as head coach of the United States men’s national team. In that short time, he...

Jurgen Klinsmann opens U.S. career in entertaining fashion

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On Wednesday night, the U.S. National Team ushered in the Jurgen Klinsmann era with a 1-1 tie against Mexico in Philadelphia. The new U.S....

MLS: Friendlies against foreign teams still don’t work

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Major League Soccer is not doing American soccer any favors by having its all-stars play against top foreign teams year after year. The entertainment...

U.S. releases its roster for Gold Cup, Spain friendly

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After delaying the release of the U.S. national team roster, head coach Bob Bradley finally came out with his list of the 23 men...

MLS: Sounders-Timbers not as progressive as some hope

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SEATTLE – Since the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers inaugurated Major League Soccer’s Cascadia Cup rivalry on Saturday night, fans and journalists alike have...

Goalkeepers and Technology in Football

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With professional goalkeepers complaining about the new EURO 2008 ball, I feel like, as a member of the greatest union in football, I need...

Does Football really need the 6 plus 5 rule?

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This week, the 58th FIFA Congress is taking place in Sydney, presided over by Mr. FIFA President Sepp Blatter. As part of the agenda,...

Mediocre US side disappoints at Wembley

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This article refers to a previous USA-England matchup. Follow the latest England v USA match here. One word can describe the United States Men's National...

US National Team 2008 Summer Preview

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The European domestic leagues are coming to a close, but the US Men's National Team players based on the continent are just getting warmed...

MLS Roundup: Champions Cup teams struggling at bottom, table shifts after exciting weekend, and...

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This is the moment North American soccer fans have been waiting for; the CONCACAF Champions Cup Final is here. However, with more exciting MLS...

MLS Roundup: Chivas USA, New England, New York, and DC United all lose; troubles...

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Although there are two teams (San Jose and New York) that have only played two matches, this will be the first review in which...

I hate Arsenal (I think…)

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This article was partly inspired by this incredible piece from the Guardian. As anybody who has heard me talk about the Premier League, and even...