Last night, RSL took on former Eastern Conference rival (and, oh yeah, they are) Sporting KC in a heated match which featured a largely reserve squad against a smattering of SKC regulars. Here are my thoughts: 1. That Jordan Allen kid He’s good. He’s still good. There’s a lot of hype about him, but he’s […]
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FC Tucson started the Desert Diamond Cup losing 6-nil against the Sounders. Going into this match, I was expecting a much more one-sided game and was a little nervous when Tucson equalized late in the first half. The goals came in the second half (only two more, sadly, so not the trouncing that the Sounders […]
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It was good to get a win in preseason. No, the games don’t matter, but winning is always nice and there were a few specific things I saw that were pretty exciting.
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I’ve heard arguments from both sides (well, actually, I heard arguments against free agency — which made sense (less team loyalty) — and I had my own opinions for free agency (player choice)), and this post on RSL Soapbox pretty closely sums up what I was already thinking on the subject.
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It seems increasingly probable that RSL will shift formations this year, most likely to some variation of a 4-3-3. As we head into the regular season, I’ve been mulling over what this may potentially mean for the team.
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So, I was adding the Real Monarchs schedule to my Google Calendar, because that’s a thing I do, and I was noticing some interesting and/or amusing things about some of the USLPro team names. This leads me to the first ever team superlatives awards!
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The Red Bulls snag the only USMNT player whose name I still have difficulty pronouncing.
Full details here (NewYorkRedBulls.com) and here (ESPNFC).
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The players seeking legal action for gender discrimination at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup over the use of artificial turf have withdrawn, but not because they suddenly changed their minds.
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So, first, before the draft, we learned that RSL was close to signing a Guatemalan centerback who’s appeared on his country’s U20 national team as the captain. From this video, he looks to be an excellent pickup, having a lot of the same kinds of qualities as Carlos Salcedo: Then that draft thing happened and […]
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