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Yet another promotion/relegation idea you’ll all ignore

Imagine there’s no NASL. Imagine there’s no USL. The brand names and any baggage associated with them are gone. Instead, you have the U.S. Pro League. (OK, I’m not good at coming up with names, but I think it should … Continu...

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Brazilian style (leagues) in the USA?

The United States is, in addition to all the things mentioned in my soccer culture post, a nation of tinkerers. We want to fix things or improve them. That’s not to say Europe is bereft of innovation — they’ve certainly … Con...

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U.S. Open Cup: Top 14 teams and upset history

Through May 23, 2014, lower-division teams have beaten MLS teams 66 times. (MLS teams have won 160.) And based on a whole lot of spreadsheets, we can declare one particular lower-division team the most accomplished team in the Open Cup. … Cont...

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Major League Soccer’s minor-league tinkering

The rumblings are growing that MLS reserves and USL pros may soon share a league. NASN’s Jason Davis says it looks like we’ll see some this year (2013 — I’m changing the calendar now) and more in 2014, with some … Conti...

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Women’s soccer, the new league and Hope Solo: Can’t we all just get along?

There’s three sides to every story — yours and mine and the cold, hard truth — Don Henley There’s blood in my mouth ’cause I’ve been biting my tongue all week — Rilo Kiley Jules: Yolanda, I thought you said...

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You want U.S. Soccer involvement in elite women’s game? Here you go …

I don’t see the press release at USSoccer.com yet, but there was a second announcement today in addition to Pia Sundhage’s roster for the Olympics. Here’s the key excerpt: Following the FIFA Women’s World Cups for the Under-17...

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The ups and downs of promotion and relegation

Long the province of cranky conversations in the virtual soccer community, promotion and relegation leaped into the news in recent days with a couple of pieces of bad reporting: 1. An English executive of some kind, Richard Bevan, claimed that &helli...

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Thunderstruck: D.C. United Women’s home debut

A decent crowd was walking up to the stadium despite the 100-degree heat, the bagpipes were in effect, the staff was ready, the players were warming up … Bzzzt … beep … blaaaaaare … bzzt. That’s the static-electricity de...

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