Author Archives: Beau Dure

Washington 1-0 Sky Blue: Lightning strikes

I hope no Washington Spirit players are expecting a nice, happy training session when they get back to work next week just because they pulled off a 1-0 win over Sky Blue on Saturday. “About the 60th minute, I was … Continue reading &rar...

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The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 4: A scare for Creepy

What happened in this episode: – “Creepy Steve” Montgomery botched his weight cut and had a terrifying seizure. The panic on his American Top Team teammates’ faces was one of the harshest moments of reality on this long-runnin...

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U.S. Open Cup: Meet the first-round winners

The big story from last night’s U.S. Open Cup first round is Harpo’s FC of the Colorado Amateur Soccer League, billed as Colorado’s Most Competitive League. It must be pretty good — Harpo’s is only in third place in Div...

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Major League Soccer oral history and other new research

In Long-Range Goals (available in print, on Kindle, on Nook, and possibly elsewhere), I said I hoped the book wouldn’t be the only book on MLS history in a few years. The league has plenty of stories to tell. Complex tells a … Continue...

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Hipsters, posers, bros and women’s soccer

The Washington Spirit’s Tiffany Weimer wrote a guest post at the Post with a frightening thought on the women’s soccer audience: It’s not just an older generation that doesn’t give us the time of day. There are young, hip people &hell...

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The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 3: Please, please throw a punch

A few observations on this week’s episode of the biggest fight series in South Florida since Kimbo beat Afropuff and Big Mac on the same day in the boat yard. – The new theme song is as lame as it … Continue reading →...

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War on College Sports: Maybe justified?

I love college sports. I’m not so thrilled with the prospect of other students paying for them. An investigation of the eight largest public universities in Ohio in the Football Bowl Subdivision found that with one exception, college administra...

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Bloggers: Help MLS win the CONCACAF Champions League

For all that people fret about the Premier League and Champions League (European edition) eating into Major League Soccer’s share of the TV market, that’s really a problem you can’t fix. You could turn MLS into a European-style leag...

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