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The Lowdown On Lower Levels In The US Open Cup

After hearing the clamoring for years from a vocal minority that changes needed to be made to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the United States Soccer Federation announced a sweeping set of changes to the country’s oldest soccer tournament yesterday. Among the changes for the 99th competition: the biggest field in the tournament’s history […]

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Pay Attention, Kids…

Stick to fantasy sports, y’all.

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Solution: Take A Nap

I love Fake Sigi and find him to be incredibly thorough and thoughtful when he decides to post something (which is far too infrequently), but I can’t get behind him on this one. I honestly can’t work up sympathy for anyone who thinks it’s a hardship that they have to watch soccer for 20 hours […]

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Saturday’s Soccer Scores And Crowds

MLS: Seattle 2, Chicago 1 (36,223) Philadelphia 1, New York 0 (19,027) Real Salt Lake 2, New England 1 (7,970) DC United 1, Los Angeles 1 (26,622) Chivas USA 0, Columbus 0 (13,385) San Jose 1, Toronto 1 (8,928) NASL: Tampa Bay 1, Montreal 0 (3,693) Minnesota 2, Atlanta 1 (3,543) Edmonton 2, Ft. Lauderdale […]

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Strange Trip

The whole MLS Cup Playoffs were a strange trip, capped by Colorado’s 2-1 overtime win over FC Dallas last night in Toronto. First off, having looked at it several hundred times, I’m no longer sure Jair Benitez clipped Conor Casey’s ankle on the controversial non-penalty call. He did kick him (or try to kick him) […]

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North By Northwest

I had a fun time in Portland calling the Premier Development League championship match. Saw some friends I hadn’t seen in a while, made a couple of new ones, saw some good soccer and experienced PGE Park, which is going to be a unique MLS venue next year. While Portland will leave Division II for […]

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Team Handball Highlights: Germany vs. Poland, 7/17/2010

The “Battle of Chicago” matched the national handball teams of Germany and Poland at the UIC Pavilion last Saturday afternoon. If you missed it, various Comcast regional sports networks will be showing it (and the USA/Los Angeles match) over the next few weeks, so check your local listings. But here are some highlights of the […]

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This Sort Of Thing Wouldn’t Happen In A Real Footballing Nation

You know how Americans kvetch when EPSN or Fox Soccer Channel do anything that’s screwy when it comes to soccer on television (trust me, they do)? Good to know it happens in other countries, as well. Per Soccer Insider, here’s what the folks watching ITV in the UK saw just as England was about to […]

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Taking Attendance, 6/7/2010

After a couple of weeks off, here’s a look at attendance figures for the familiar leagues: MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER G Total Average Seattle Sounders FC 7 253,020 36,146 Philadelphia Union 2 59,908 29,954 Toronto FC 5 102,687 20,537 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 117,811 19,635 Houston Dynamo 7 116,798 16,685 New York Red Bulls 7 113,975 […]

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